Law Enforcement Blotter: April 22-24


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Friday, April 22

Suspicious activity, car in the driveway has a bunch of expensive tools in it with the doors and trunk open, truck parked next to it with no front plate, Carlos Darling Drive NW.

Public assist, West Latoka Drive SW.

Drug-related activity, caller found some drug paraphernalia and would like it picked up, County Road 38 NE, Carlos.


Public assist, Latoka Drive Court SW.

Attempted fraud, Harmony Hills Drive NE.

Attempted fraud, Crimson Drive NW, Garfield.

Suspicious person, caller reporting a male standing in front of his house for the past 20 minutes, person was waiting for a child after school, Hayes Avenue, Brandon.

Attempted fraud, East Lake Carlos Drive NE.

Assist other agency, 36th Avenue W.

Assist other agency, Interstate 94, Osakis.

Fraud, getting threats, scam over email, Horseshoe Lane SW, Farwell.


Saturday, April 23

Attempted fraud, had message from scammer about ongoing investigation, East Lake Carlos Drive NE.

Suspicious person, party seemed confused but very polite, Ridgeway Drive SW.

Suspicious activity, caller reporting his mailbox was smashed last night, Chippewa Heights NW, Brandon.

Assist other agency, Buds Barn Road, Ottertail County.

Attempted fraud, caller got a scam call saying he was non-compliant, County Road 120 NE.

Attempted fraud, scam call, County Road 120 NE.

Public assist, lift assist, Douglas Avenue, Carlos.


Suspicious person, person walking through backyards and walking in the lake, person informed he could not be on private property around the lake, Lakeside Drive SW.

Assist other agency, Lake Street.

Juvenile trouble, North Lake Mina Road NW.

Motorist assist, Suburban broke down on the side of the road, Hunters Bay Road SW.

Public assist, caller has rental property and tenants are having an underage party, State Highway 114 SW.

Property damage crash, car versus deer, County Road 82 SE, Osakis.

Motorist assist, pulled over to change a tire, Interstate 94.

Motorist assist, County Road 82 NW.


Suspicious person, intoxicated man hitchhiking, North McKay Avenue.

Sunday, April 24

Suspicious vehicle, delivering newspaper, County Road 40 NW, Garfield.

Suspicious activity, caller states that she saw at least on person throwing rocks at her windows, East Lake Cowdry Road NW.

Suspicious activity, vehicle tracks that weren't in back driveway yesterday, Muyres Avenue, Carlos.

Property damage crash, assisted with lights, 50th Avenue W.

Attempted fraud, Carlos Avenue, Carlos.

Public assist, caller states her wood duck house was pulled off post, Kluver Addition Road SE.


Property damage crash, minor crash, no injuries, County Road 82.

Driving complaint, trucks racing up and down the dirt road, County Road 9 NE, Nelson.

Assist other agency, Third Avenue E.

Suspicious person, male on bike, Fourth Avenue E.

Assist other agency, Third Avenue E.


Friday, April 22

Public assist, lift assist, Pioneer Road SE.


Assist other agency, Carlos Darling Drive NW.

Suspicious person, male in store yelling and acting strange, State Highway 29 S.

Attempted fraud, advised caller to block phone number, South Le Homme Dieu Drive NE.

Theft, theft of cell phone, Jefferson Street.

Public assist, Sixth Avenue E.

Juvenile trouble, Lark Street.

Public assist, caller bought a snowmobile trailer and went to register it at the DVS and they state it doesn't belong to the person he bought it from, Third Avenue W.

Assist other agency, Maple Street.

Juvenile trouble, 34th Avenue E.

Attempted fraud, caller got scammed by putting money on gift cards thinking he was paying for a water bill, Broadway Street.

Fraud, check fraud, Broadway Street.

Public assist, caller would like to speak to an officer about gang activity, Aga Drive.

Attempted fraud, Birch Avenue.

Attempted fraud, caller reporting a call from someone impersonating an officer stating he missed court, Lakeview Avenue.

Assist other agency, County Road 22 NW.

Attempted fraud, caller reporting someone impersonating 229 and asking to Venmo him some money, Cherry Lane Court NE.

Suspicious activity, there is a male party standing in the intersection holding a sign that says "Help me," Third Avenue E.

Juvenile trouble, North McKay Avenue.

Theft, car stereo stolen, Third Avenue E.

Suspicious activity, caller states that person is being let go and getting irate, 36th Avenue W.

Assist other agency, Interstate 94, Osakis.

Assist other agency, 18th Avenue W.

Property damage crash, caller states the wind caught her car door and she caused a scratch on the door of the vehicle parked next to her, 50th Avenue W.

Motorist assist, 34th Avenue E.

Saturday, April 23

Suspicious vehicle, hanging out in parking lot, advised to move on, State Highway 29 S.

Assist other agency, Ridgeway Drive SW.

Public assist, vehicle unlocked, State Highway 29 S.

Motorist assist, pushed vehicle off roadway, Second Avenue W.

Public assist, State Highway 29 S.

Assist other agency, Lakeside Drive SW.

Property damage crash, minor crash, Third Avenue E.

Suspicious person, person is wet and walking around in people's backyards again, advised to stay off private property, Anderson Way.

Driving complaint, Nissan is chasing caller, Voyager Drive.

Public assist, 10th Avenue E.

Suspicious vehicle, North McKay Avenue.

Suspicious activity, apartment has been ransacked, Elm Street.

Suspicious activity, Lakepark Place.

Public assist, person wanted to report that his Social Security card, medical discharge papers from the military and birth certificate were missing from the apartment, Third Avenue W.

Driving complaint, caller states that six or seven trucks surrounding them in the parking lot, were doing burnouts and had their brights on, State Highway 29 S.

Sunday, April 24

Suspicious person, Spruce Street.

Property damage crash, 50th Avenue W.

Attempted fraud, reporting an attempted scam using 229 name, Wildflower Lane NE.

Public assist, Lake Park Avenue.

Public assist, smells like electrical fire, Broadway Street.

Driving complaint, vehicle swerving all over the road, Fifth Avenue W.

Attempted fraud, got another scam call about ongoing investigation, North McKay Avenue.

Property damage crash, minor crash, no injuries, County Road 82.

Driving complaint, vehicle doing donuts in parking lot, State Highway 29 S.

Shoplifting, male shoplifter in custody, 50th Avenue W.

Public assist, gave ride home, 22nd Avenue E.

Public assist, lift assist, Pioneer Road SE.

This is not a comprehensive report of all local law enforcement activity, rather, a brief recap of daily calls for service.

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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