Weekly police scanner - Aug. 30 edition

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Aug. 17

• Police were informed that a forklift was left with its lights on at a construction site. An officer checked on the forklift and found that it was secure in the building, though it did have its lights on. Because the building was locked, the officer left the forklift the way it was.

• A woman called police on a neighbor because they had a bonfire going and she heard three loud booms. She thought the neighbor was shooting off fireworks. A officer spoke with the neighbor who said someone drove by and shot off fireworks. The officer told the woman to call if she heard any more fireworks.

• A woman who let friends camp in her driveway called deputies when her friends said they saw four people on ATVs coming onto her property and looking through her garage. The woman just wanted it on record.


Aug. 18

• A man was seen trying to get into cars in a parking lot. Authorities were unable to locate the man.

• A woman called police to report that a man dressed in women's clothing had come into her basement, used the bathroom and then left. The man was described as wearing black leggings and a pink tank top. Deputies were unable to locate the man.


Aug. 19

• A local gas station called to report a gas drive off. The clerk witnessed a woman pump gas and then come into the store to purchase other items. When the clerk asked the woman about the gas, the woman said she paid for it outside. When the clerk told the woman that the gas had not been paid for, the woman became rude, denied pumping gas, and left the station.

• Authorities received a 911 call from an intoxicated man who said he had been stabbed multiple times with a screwdriver. While on the phone with the man, a woman spoke with the dispatcher who said he hadn't been stabbed, but he was drunk.


Aug. 21

• A woman called police to complain about a panhandler outside a store who, after the woman told him she didn't have any cash, became belligerent and swore at her. An officer spoke with the man and told him he couldn't ask for money and needed to leave.

• A woman reported seeing a guy on a motorcycle who was talking to her neighbors and pointing at her home. She said her ex-boyfriend was crazy and she thought he hired the guy on the motorcycle to watch her. An officer advised her to get an OFP and to call immediately the next time she saw the man on the motorcycle.


Aug. 23

• A local resident requested help from police when the door handle on her house wouldn't open. Upon arrival, the officer discovered the door was locked with the keys inside the home. The officer was able to get the door unlocked.

The reports were derived from Wadena Police Department Incident Reports and Wadena County Sheriff's Office call logs.