Osakis Police Blotter: August 27-September 2

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August 27

Child custody matter, out at location, person seeking protection order, E Nokomis.

Employee background check, E Nokomis.

Wallet found, contacted person who will be calling about his lost wallet, Central Ave.


Fraud, caller was shopping in St. Cloud and went to pay with $100 bill and they stated it was counterfeit, now she is out $100, stated that she withdrew a large sum of money from Osakis Bank earlier in the week, those bills were confiscated, SCPD will investigate, left message with the bank, E Pike.

Check welfare, caller has concerns about person's kids and states another person is using meth and watching them, E Nokomis.

Warning for headlight out and hanging license plate, E Nokomis/Hwy 27.

Suspicious person, male wanted to come to caller's house, said his boat broke down, confirmed there was a disabled boat at shoreline, unable to locate boat owner after phone contact with owner's wife, Todd County will follow up, Fantail Ln.

Warning for speed and expired driver's license, W 3rd Ave/W Nokomis.

Warning for over center line, E 1st Ave/Hwy 27.

Warning for headlight out and no proof of insurance, Central Ave/E Nokomis.

August 28


Commercial burglary alarm, proper ID to cancel, E Main.

Warning for speed, E 1st Ave/Hwy 27.

Warning for speed, E 4th Ave/E Nokomis.

Citation for speed, CR 3/CR 71.

Warning for passing on the right in an intersection, Central Ave/E Nokomis.

Utility company call, several street lights out along Nokomis and several side streets.

August 29

Business check, Central Ave.


Warning for speed, E 1st Ave.

Warning for equipment violation, W 2nd Ave/W Nokomis.

Warning for equipment violation, E 8th Ave.

Serving papers from Douglas County Social Services, E 2nd Ave.

Medical, E Main.

Medical, E Main.

Medical, W Oak.

Warning for driving conduct, 27/117.


August 30

Warning for speed, E Nokomis.

Motorist assist, RV slide issues and door open, all OK, E Nokomis/Hwy 27.

Warning for speed, Hwy 27.

Warning for speed, E 1st Ave/Hwy 27.

Warning for equipment violation, CR 3/DATA trail.

Warning for speed, E 1st Ave/Hwy 27.

Assist other agency, car vs deer, CR 37.


Warning for equipment violation, E 1st Ave/E Rush.

August 31

Warning for equipment violation, E Nokomis.

Warning for seat belt violation, E 1st Ave/E Nokomis.

Anonymous complaint of barking dog, W Oak.

Gas drive-off, left message with person, W Nokomis.

Traffic hazard, debris in roadway, cleared by fire department, E Nokomis/Hwy 27.

Warning for speed, E 1st Ave/Hwy 27.


Person looking for address of another person, E Nokomis.

Information, text/suicidal male, may have firearm, no show for court, if located check welfare and contact Pope County Sheriff's Office, last ping near Maple Lake.

Checked park, locked restrooms.

Checked doors.

September 1

Unlocked bathrooms.

Warning for registration violation, E 1st Ave/E Nokomis.

Warning for speed, E 1st Ave/Hwy 27.

Fe warrant for theft by swindle, forgery, unable to locate, E Nokomis.

Littering complaint, bags of garbage over roadway, possibly from garbage truck, CR 82.

One-vehicle rollover in Todd County, CR 51/150th St.

Report of stolen vehicle, was found to have been a repossession, E Main.

Animal complaint, caller states neighbor's dog came after her again when she went outside, spoke with dog's owner who was angry the neighbor contacted the police, person was informed that if the issue continued she would receive a citation, caller was informed to video record it in the future, E Lake.

Small dog found, owner located and animal returned, E Oak.

Information, vehicle parked at apartment, driver has no license and has someone staying there that violates OFP, order has been cancelled, no offense, W Main.

Complaint of sexting, caller stated that after breaking up with person she started receiving pictures, has told him to stop, report will be sent to city attorney for review, W Main.

Checked park, locked restrooms.

Door checks.

September 2

5 citations for parking on Main after 2 a.m.

Warning for speed, W Nokomis.

Check welfare, W Queen.

Warning for speed, E 1st Ave/Hwy 27.

Extra patrols request, Hwy 27.

Warning for speed, E 1st Ave/Hwy 27.

Warning for speed, N 6th Ave/W Nokomis.

Warning for speed, Hwy 27, Alexandria.

Warning for equipment violation, Blacks Resort.

Report of criminal damage to property, W Nokomis.

Vehicle unlock request, unlocked prior to arrival, W Nokomis.

False alarm, no proper pass code, cleaning crew, Central Ave.

Patrolled park, locked restrooms, E Lake.

Property damage accident, vehicle backed into caller's vehicle, parties exchanged info, no report required, W Main.

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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