Law Enforcement Blotter: Feb. 21-24


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Monday, Feb. 21

Assist other agency, Fillmore Street.

Assist other agency, Interstate 94, Osakis.

Motorist assist, providing lights, Le Homme Dieu Heights.


Motorist assist, helped get vehicle unstuck, 30th Avenue E.

Public assist, caller stuck at the access on Lake Adley, wants a ride, found a different ride, State Highway 29 N.

Public assist, 17th Avenue E.

Public assist, provided a ride, Lone Oak Circle NE, Carlos.

Public assist, Hemlock Road NE, Carlos.

Suspicious person, observed male exit building dragging a vacuum through deep snow, person stated he was hired to clean, Broadway Street.

Public assist, snowmobile stuck in snow, County Road 74 NE, Nelson.

Tuesday, Feb. 22


Public assist, provided ride, Latoka Rest Area.

Public assist, Hemlock Road NE, Carlos.

Public assist, County Road 86 SE.

Motorist assist, driver having transmission issues, called someone and they are on their way to tow him, County Road 82 NW, Brandon.

Public assist, man fell in his driveway, uninjured but cold, upright and in the house, Hidden Drive SE, Osakis.

Assist other agency, Sixth Avenue E.

Public assist, caller states that the sheriff drives by her house three to four times a day and there is always a law enforcement vehicle parked on her road, would like to know why, answered questions, Sixth Street, Carlos.

Public assist, caller would like to make a complaint about the city blocking his driveway from plowing the snow, South Nelson Street, Nelson.


Property damage crash, person hit caller's snowplow, which now is stuck under vehicle, Bluffs Road NW.

Public assist, Golden Drive SW.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

Driving complaint, children on the side of the road waiting for the school bus, snow plow didn't slow down and threw snow at the kids, Cardinal Lane SW.

Public assist, Fairview Beach Road NE.

Theft, person possibly stole and is using recently-deceased grandma's debit card, County Road 78 NE, Osakis.

Suspicious vehicle, East Lake Carlos Drive NE, Carlos.

Public assist, North Douglas Avenue, Carlos.

Public assist, lift assist, State Street, Evansville.

Public assist, Fourth Avenue, Miltona.

Suspicious vehicle, vehicle was parked halfway up driveway by auto lot, vehicle was homeowner's, County Road 78 SE, Osakis.

Thursday, Feb. 24

Public assist, Woodsman Court NE.

Attempted fraud, received a phone call from someone stating they were with Medicare, she gave out personal information, would like a call back, after speaking with caller it did not seem like the phone call was a scam, Latoka View Lane SW.

Suspicious vehicle, yesterday a Tahoe drove in the lot and around the building and left, they do not see anything missing, will advise if anything comes up missing, County Road 40 NW, Garfield.

Assist other agency, State Highway 29 N.

Drug-related activity, caller heard from someone that they are making and doing meth in the house, caller would not give any names, East Street N, Garfield.

Assist other agency, North Nokomis NE.


Monday, Feb. 21

Suspicious person, caller was awakened by someone pounding on his door, saw four individuals south of his address, juveniles admitted to "ding dong ditching" and were advised that this will no longer be accepted and further action would be taken if it continues, Runestone Drive.

Suspicious activity, suspicious vehicles and traffic at the house not normal for usual occupants, it is a cousin that is staying there for the hockey tournament, North Quincy Street.

10-50 hit and run, caller's vehicle was hit in the parking lot overnight, 22nd Avenue W.

Motorist assist, MedEx truck stuck, North McKay Avenue.

10-50 with other property, vehicle hung up on a fire hydrant, 45th Avenue E.

Attempted fraud, caller bought 10 $100 gift cards at store but only nine of them are activated, State Highway 29 S.

Public assist, semi stuck, County Road 46 SW.

Motorist assist, assisted, Second Avenue E.

Property damage crash, plow hit caller's truck, Evergreen Lane SW.

Motorist assist, assisted vehicle stuck in lot, Third Avenue E.

Property damage crash, Broadway Street.

Shoplifting, caller is part of the theft prevention at location and needs to make a report, not in progress, State Highway 29 S.

Public assist, Second Avenue E.

Public assist, male in ER needs a ride, 17th Avenue E.

Suspicious activity, fire in front yard, person attempted to hide from officer in a snow fort, Seventh Avenue E.

Tuesday, Feb. 22

Public assist, Evergreen Lane SW.

Motorist assist, vehicle pulled out of snow, Sixth Avenue E.

Public assist, lift assist, Sixth Avenue E.

Public assist, Ninth Avenue W.

Public assist, Elm Street.

Property damage crash, minor crash, no injuries, 10th Avenue W.

Suspicious vehicle, van has been in drive-thru lane all day with door open, spoke with someone inside the vehicle and agreed to move it to a different parking spot, North Nokomis Street.

Property damage crash, minor crash, no injuries, Third Avenue E.

Public assist, South Broadway Street.

Wednesday, Feb. 23

Suspicious activity, partially opened door, door just uneven from door frame, Voyager Drive.

Theft, catalytic converter stolen, State Highway 29 S.

Suspicious activity, caller heard a loud bang last night, saw footprints leading up to garage, did not get into building, no damage to garage, Hawthorne Street.

Public assist, 12th Avenue E.

Motorist assist, Dakota Street.

Property damage crash, three cars, no injuries, 34th Avenue E.

Property damage crash, caller hit parked car, 17th Avenue E.

10-50 hit and run, State Highway 29 S.

Suspicious person, Seventh Avenue E.

Property damage crash, semi brushed against a pump, nothing leaking, Voyager Drive.

10-50 hit and run, Suburban versus semi, no injuries, semi did not stop, unknown if driver knew it hit another vehicle, Evergreen Lane SW.

Property damage crash, no injuries, 22nd Avenue E.

10-50 hit and run, Broadway Street.

Property damage crash, no injuries, Fifth Avenue E.

Property damage crash, no injuries, Fifth Avenue E.

Assist other agency, Seventh Avenue W.

Motorist assist, assisted semi with brake issues, Third Avenue E.

Driving complaint, SUV in wrong lane of traffic, 22nd Avenue E.

Thursday, Feb. 24

Assist other agency, County Road 82 SE.

Property damage crash, no injuries, Birch Avenue.

Motorist assist, provided lights for tow, Third Avenue E.

Suspicious person, older female hanging around store, looking in vehicles, waiting for a ride, Third Avenue E.

Fraud, three checks so far attempted to cash, $2,950.65, all three that amount, no loss at this time, 30th Avenue W.

Public assist, Sixth Avenue E.

Property damage crash, minor crash, no injuries, Donna Avenue SW.

Property damage crash, snow chunk fell off car and hit caller's truck, North McKay Avenue.

Theft, bad checks, 50th Avenue W.

Public assist, South Broadway Street.

Motorist assist, Traverse stalled, got vehicle started and moved, Third Avenue W.

Public assist, shoplifter in office, more than $1,000, State Highway 29 S.

Driving complaint, SUV swerving into oncoming traffic, not maintaining speed, State Highway 29 N.

Public assist, State Highway 29 S.

Public assist, South Broadway Street.

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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