A motorist called police because she was driving on U.S. Highway 71 near the intersection with Leaf River Road when a golf ball struck her windshield, causing it to shatter. The woman had cuts on her hands and face because of the glass, but said she didn't need an ambulance. The golf ball struck the upper corner of the driver's side windshield. A group of 4-5 golfers were near the area where it happened, but none of them made any contact with the woman.
A private investigator informed police that while he was conducting surveillance on another matter, he found some people who were selling stolen cell phones. The PI said he had the transaction on video tape.
A Wadena man reported he had lent his car to a New York Mills man, who had hit a deer while driving it and damaged the vehicle. The Wadena man said they had made arrangements to get the car fixed, but he hadn't and wouldn't return the vehicle either. The officer referred the car's owner to civil court on the matter.
A woman went to her son's house to bring him some pop. While there, the son threw two full cans of pop at her.
A woman called police to report water was running into her apartment from above. She had gone to the unit above hers and knocked on the door, but the man who lived there didn't answer. When police arrived, the man came out and apologized; he said he had left the water running when he went into town to get some cigarettes and it had overflown.
The sheriff's office assisted the Menahga Police Department with a report of missing kids. The kids were found at a residence, but were passed out and there was a smell of natural gas in the home. The kids were awakened but were disoriented and groggy. The gas company was called in to check for leaks.
Around midnight, a woman called police to report a group of men were "quacking on a duck call" in the parking lot of an apartment complex, and were generally being very loud. The woman asked the men to quiet down, but they became belligerent. An officer spoke to the men, who admitted blowing on a goose call, and they said they would quiet down.
A man reported he had to take the ditch when a potato truck pulled out in front of him. He was not injured and didn't know for sure how much damage he had to his vehicle.
A man was found in his vehicle in a swamp. He was not injured, but had driven off the road when he fell asleep at the wheel.
A man called to report both of his sons had now had to take the ditch in front of his residence when field equipment operators pulled out in front of them, nearly causing collisions. The foreman of the field crew was contacted and he said they had recently had a safety meeting about this, but would have another meeting to address the driving complaints.
These reports were derived from Wadena Police Department incident reports and Wadena County Sheriff's Department call logs.