Osakis Police Blotter: November 24-30

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November 24

Check welfare, caller threatened to kill himself prior night, made contact with person and gave him the number for the crisis hot line, states he said things out of anger and doesn't plan on hurting himself.

Medical, transported, Pike Street W.

Warning for headlight out, 1st Avenue E.


November 25

False alarm, Main Street E.

Public assist, attempted break in, happened in prior week, wants to speak to officer, Central Avenue.

Medical, transported, Oak Street W.

Gas drive-off, spoke with person, he will call and pay, Nokomis Street W.

Citation for speed, 1st Avenue E.

Domestic, third-party call of verbal domestic, the two are separated and he will be leaving, Nokomis Street E.

November 26


False alarm, hallway motion, clerk on site, accidental miss-enter, Main Street W.

Driving complaint, issues around town at night, extra patrol, Main Street E.

Theft of purse and cell phone from car, property returned, still missing wallet, Oak Street W.

Suspicious person, male carrying a purse running through yard toward lake, person arrested for theft and false name, Pike Street W.

Driving complaint, pickup swerving and going very slow on 82, unable to locate, 6th Avenue N.

Warning for headlight out, 3rd Avenue E, Alexandria.

Assist other agency, medical, assist with landing zone for LifeLink III, County Road 3.

Domestic, daughter is being violent with male and breaking things, third party call, Region 4 is on the way, talked with both persons, Region 4 did evaluate, Oak Street W.


November 27

Medical, transported, Nokomis Street W.

Medical, transported, Nokomis Street W.

Warning for stop sign violation, 5th Avenue W.

Citation for speed, warning for tabs, 1st Avenue E.

Medical, transported, Main Street W.

November 28

Fight/assault, male upset, grabbed a staff member and being aggressive, spoke with staff and person, brought back to his room, no injuries, Main Street W.

Patrol school area at start of school, 1st Avenue E.

Medical, transported, Nokomis Street W.

Medical, transported, Nokomis Street E.

Animal complaint, neighbor's dog running through caller's yard again, ongoing issue, citation issued for dog running at large, 8th Avenue W.

Public assist, male fell, no injuries, lift assist, Pike Street W.

November 29

Fight/assault, elderly male causing issues, is not supposed to be in nursing home, he has Covid, upon arrival person was back in his room, staff member stated person got physical, admin will be contacted, Main Street W.

Patrol school area at start of school, 1st Avenue E.

Fight/assault, elderly male assaulting staff, hallway between Westview and nursing home, escorted person back to his room, person is Covid positive, Main Street W.

Medical, no transport, Pike Street E.

Attempted fraud/scam, caller received letter that could be a scam, advised person not to give out information or respond to letter, Central Avenue.

Patrolled school area at end of school.

Warning for hands-free law and headlight out, 2nd Avenue W.

Permit to purchase handgun criminal history check, no record, Nokomis Street E.

911 hang-up, Todd County got calls from a cell at Bowling Barn, all OK at location, no answer at cell phone number, Main Street E.

Warning for tail light out, 2nd Avenue E.

November 30

Patrol at start of school, 1st Avenue E.

Two warnings for speed, 1st Avenue E.

Mental health, person is staying at hotel and guests have reported to manager that he may be having a mental breakdown, person stated he is physically sick but mentally OK, stated he is overwhelmed with caring for his dog, officer attempting to re-house the dog temporarily, Nokomis Street E.

Patrol at end of school, 1st Avenue E.

Warning for speed, 1st Avenue E.

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


Lowell Anderson has been a photographer and writer at the Echo Press since 1998.
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