Osakis Police Blotter: September 10-16

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September 10

Gas drive-off, contacted person and they will pay for gas, W Nokomis.

Theft, compound bow stolen around first week of June, E Pike.

Warning for speed, 51/27.


Application for permit to purchase handgun, E Nokomis.

Checked park.

September 11

Foot patrol, door checks.

Medical, transported, E Osage.

Caller has questions about a large gathering planned in Osakis for the weekend.

Citation for speed, CR 3/CR 71, Nelson.

Report of some blood in a storage unit that had its door left up, appeared to be a freezer malfunction and contents thawed, CR 82.


Delivered planning and zoning packets.

Warning for speed, Central/W Nokomis.

Concerns about a drunk bar patron with children, E Main.

Warning for over fog line, Calvary Rd/CR 82.

September 12

Owner believes that 3 or 4 units have been broken into, E Pike.

Citation for speed, CR 3/CR 73.

Requested to clear parked vehicle from event area, Main.


Foot patrol at Taste of Osakis event, Central Ave.

Suspicious person traveling on foot, gave him a ride to Pilot Truck Stop in Alexandria, W Nokomis.

Patrolled park, locked restrooms, E Lake.

Noise complaint, loud kids at park, advised them that the park was closed but they could remain if they were quiet, E Lake.

September 13

Warning for broken tail light lens and reverse light out, W Main.

Business check, Central Ave.

Nuisance violation, person upset that neighbor's lawn mower parked on his driveway, also has a rotting deer head near property line, E Pike.


Vehicle unlock, E Main.

Vehicle unlock, W Main.

Car on fire, neighbors where able to extinguish fire prior to officer's arrival, W Queen.

Hit and run accident, van hit person's car and left, suspect was contacted and returned to the scene, vehicle was not involved, caller was unsure when new damage happened, W 1st Ave.

September 14

Vehicle unlock, E Nokomis.

September 15

Information, road closure, E Nokomis to Central Lakes Trail and Antiques Osakis.


Employee trying to fill a pot hole and person won't let him, spoke with person and got him to move, W Main.

Warning for speed, I-94/Hwy 27.

Check welfare, male sleeping on bench, checked area, no one around, Central Ave.

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

Door check, foot patrol.

September 16

Male in sleeping bag, stated he is from Iowa and is walking to Oregon for work, will move on, Central Ave/Nokomis.

Warning for speed, E 1st Ave.


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

Medical, transported, E 3rd Ave.

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

Warning for speed, E 1st Ave.

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

Check welfare, caller is concerned about soon-to-be ex-wife, W Oak.

Parking complaint, Central Ave.

Business check, E Nokomis.

Warning for vehicle registration, E Lake/Day Dream.

Warning for equipment violation, Midway Resort.

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

Information, person did not show up for work and family found empty pill bottles at his residence, vehicle located in Otter Tail County, check welfare, W 7th Ave, Alexandria.

Traffic stop, warning for equipment, E 1st Ave/E Nokomis.

Checked park, locked restrooms, Lake.

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

Traffic stop, citation for careless, N 6th Ave/W 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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