Law Enforcement Blotter: Jan. 7-9


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Friday, Jan. 7

Assist other agency, County Road 82 NW.

Fraud, caller had his identity stolen, unemployment fraud, Eckert Street NW.

Fraud, unemployment fraud, County Road 82 NW.


Fraud, benefits taken out in caller's name, North Riverview Circle NE, Carlos.

Suspicious person, female party was trying to break into house/garage and is still in area driving, person was reading meters, First Avenue, Miltona.

Suspicious activity, caller noticed parts of a fish house/trailer in his ditch, also notice tracks in the snow around his yard, fish house was towed due to being a hazard and appeared to be abandoned, East Lake Jessie Road SE.

Public assist, locked out of the house, very cold, first responders arrived with warm vehicle and were able to get into the house, stayed on scene to make sure she was okay, Pheasant Drive NW, Brandon.

Driving complaint, pickup passed caller, cutting him off, then slammed on his brakes, constantly driving erratically and unsafe, County Road 28 SW.

Assist other agency, Eighth Avenue E, Osakis.

Saturday, Jan. 8

Assist other agency, State Highway 29 S.


Public assist, truck is stuck in snow with one male inside by Miller Bay access since 10 p.m., they have tried everything to get him back, person brought back to shore via snowmobile, truck was left on lake, Lake Osakis.

Assist other agency, Interstate 94, Osakis.

Property damage crash, no injuries, Interstate 94, Osakis.

Assist other agency, Interstate 94.

Property damage crash, caller says he was run off the road, damage to his vehicle, Lake Ida Way NW.

Assist other agency, Interstate 94.

Suspicious person, male walking in the middle of the road, caller stopped to help, male mumbled and kept walking, person transported to store, County Road 13 NE, Carlos.

Public assist, State Highway 29 N.


Motorist assist, 11th Avenue W.

Assist other agency, Nokomis Street.

Assist other agency, Karl Drive NW.

Suspicious activity, smell of propane possibly coming from turkey barns, County Road 1 SW, Kensington.

Assist other agency, Evergreen Lane SW.

Public assist, person asking for directions, Brophy Landing NW.

Public assist, County Road 5 NE.

Assist other agency, Fillmore Street.


Sunday, Jan. 9

Public assist, Eckert Street NW.


Friday, Jan. 7

Motorist assist, truck stalled in the intersection, 22nd Avenue E.

Suspicious person, male party looks to be trying to get into locker room, person agreed to leave, Fillmore Street.

Public assist, Lakeview Avenue.

Personal injury crash, lift assist, Ash Street.


Motorist assist, semi stuck, 10th Avenue W.

Public assist, female got her phone and waiting for a ride, Hawthorne Street.

Driving complaint, person arrested for DWI, Fillmore Street.

Property damage crash, minor crash, Third Avenue E.

Suspicious person, State Highway 29 S.

Suspicious activity, car parked in drive-through, caller didn't see anyone around, employee parked vehicle in drive-through so they could close, State Highway 29 S.

Saturday, Jan. 8

Public assist, Lark Street.


Property damage crash, minor crash, Third Avenue E.

Suspicious person, male with braided beard going crazy in store, trying to steal people's items from them, arrested for disorderly conduct, Nokomis Street.

10-50 hit and run, caller states female driving a Yukon just hit him and took off, citation issued to driver for failure to stop for collision, Karl Drive NW.

Property damage crash, minor crash, no injuries, 50th Avenue W.

Suspicious activity, Evergreen Lane SW.

Driving complaint, Jeep doing doughnuts in parking lot, almost striking other vehicles, State Highway 29 S.

Public assist, lift assist, Ash Street.

Motorist assist, semi stuck in snow, 34th Avenue W.

Sunday, Jan. 9

Public assist, Fourth Avenue E.

Public assist, caller has questions about evictions, Sixth Avenue E.

Driving complaint, two vehicles driving erratically in parking lot, 50th Avenue W.

Suspicious activity, State Highway 29 S.

Public assist, 20th Avenue W.

Public assist, 17th Avenue E.

Assist other agency, Seventh Avenue W.

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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