Osakis Police Blotter: April 15-21


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April 15

Check welfare, kid on 911 says mom and dad are sleeping, spoke with parent and child about 911 calls, W Queen.

School resource officer time and school traffic, E 1st Ave.

Citation for speed, E 1st Ave.


Citation for speed, E 1st Ave.

Vehicle driving on shoulder, vehicle problems, escorted, E Nokomis/E Pike.

Warning for expired registration, W 2nd Ave/W Nokomis.

Follow-up investigation, clarification of reported witness, nothing further, W Main.

April 16

Assist other agency, older male waiting for wife at rest area, no one in building, seemed confused, Latoka Rest Area, Alexandria.

Patrol at end of school, E 1st Ave.

Suspicious activity, E Pike.


Warning for driving while using phone, E Nokomis.

Assist state with stall blocking at 119, unable to locate.

Parking complaint, caller states neighbor is violating city ordinance, 6 vehicles parked in yard, stated city does not state vehicle limit but county does and they are in violation, also stated VRBO issue is on agenda, E 5th Ave.

Minor crash in parking lot, state report will be completed, athletic complex.

April 17

Gas drive-off, left voicemail for owner, W Nokomis.

Warning for speed, E 1st Ave/E Oak.

Warning for speed, E 1st Ave/E Pike.


Suspicious activity, older male wanted a beer after last call and when denied he said "I kill you," just wanted police to be aware, E 8th Ave.

Citation for stop sign violation, Hwy 27/E Lake.

April 18

Warning for stop sign violation, Hwy 27/E Lake.

Warning for stop sign violation, W 3rd Ave/W Nokomis.

Check welfare, caller not able to reach person, came home, was visiting family, W 7th Ave.

15 warnings for nuisance violations, vehicle on property in violation of city ordinance, owner sent letter giving them 30 days to come into compliance.

Warning for tabs, wheels and tint, W 8th Ave/W Nokomis.


Suspicious activity, caller stated there was a male sitting in a car outside the laundromat, female was in bathroom for about 30 minutes before she got in the car, checked area and no sign of drug use, W Nokomis.

Douglas County warrant, checked residence, no contact, Central Ave.

April 19

School incident/assist, E 1st Ave.

Warning for front plate not attached, Central Ave/W Oak.

Driving complaint, caller's neighbor is driving up and down the street backwards, spoke with person about driving conduct, second complaint for person's conduct, E Nestor.

Warning for speed, E Nokomis.

Vehicle unlock, E 2nd Ave.


April 20

Medical, transported, W Main.

Report of vehicle fire, overheating, busted radiator, Central Ave/W Nokomis.

Medical, no transport, W Main.

Medical, transported, W Main.

Warning for cracked tail light, E Nokomis.

Warning for headlight out, E 2nd Ave/E Nokomis.

Warning for no tail lights on trailer, 27/Dahlia.


Warning for cracked tail light, W 1st Ave/W Nokomis.

Warning for cracked tail light and expired registration, W 4th Ave/W Nokomis.

Warning for headlight out, E 4th Ave/E Nokomis.

April 21

Patrol at end of school, E 1st Ave.

Permit to purchase handgun, E Nokomis.

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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