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Wadena Minnesota 314 S. Jefferson 56482

Jan. 14

• A Verndale school bus went into a ditch near the intersection of 231st Avenue and 160th Street because of icy roads. Thomastown Township was alerted to salt the roads. The bus was towed out of the ditch. No injuries were reported.


Jan. 15

• A man skiing at Blacks Grove came across a pile of wood that was smoldering. He asked police to check on it since no one was watching the pile.

• A female juvenile called police after an alleged argument with her father over homework led to shouting. The girl had the phone taken away by a man. An officer was sent to the scene.

Jan. 16

• A police officer saw a man driving a three-wheeler within the city limits of Wadena. The officer explained it was illegal to drive ATVs on city streets. The operator of the ATV had just purchased it and was driving it to a gas station. He was allowed to drive the ATV back to his home.

• A woman told police a debit card, taken from a purse reported stolen two years ago, was used at Walmart in Wadena, the Co-op in Perham and the mall in Detroit Lakes on Jan. 15. She was planning to contact her bank the following morning.

Jan. 15

• A complainant said a man was refusing to leave his residence. The man was allegedly sitting in a vehicle and refused to stop texting and calling the complainant. He also said he was carrying a gun in his vehicle.

• A man asked to speak to a police officer about phone threats being made from a friend's brother living in Park Rapids. The complainant was advised to seek a restraining order through Hubbard County.

• Wadena County and city authorities stopped a person entering Wadena who was believed to be suicidal. The person's brother was allegedly following him in another vehicle. The man was taken to Tri-County Health Care for evaluation.

• A woman visiting from Arizona reported being approached by two dogs while walking on Sixth Street and Irving Avenue in Wadena. One of the dogs was allegedly aggressive and approached the woman. When she lifted her foot to defend herself, another woman allegedly came out of a house and yelled at her.

Jan. 18

• A Wadena resident reported his Hotmail account was hacked and money was taken from his PayPal account. He believed the scams were coming from the Fargo, N.D. area.

• A man was allegedly contemplating suicide because of a divorce. An officer spoke with him, but did not detect any signs for alarm. The man said he would call if he needed further help.

• A woman alleged her sister and brother-in-law, who were allegedly receiving $700 a month to care for her son, were spending the money on themselves. An officer prepared a report for Wadena County Human Services.

• A complainant alleged she was being harassed by two people. The three individuals were advised to file a restraining order.

• A caller from Lakewood Health in Staples filed a vulnerable adult complaint. One resident was allegedly rude to another and caused the victim to cry. The matter was reported to be resolved.

These reports were derived from Wadena Police Department incident reports and Wadena County Sheriff's Department call logs.