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Police Blotter - Nov. 16 - Nov. 21

Wadena Police

Nov. 17

• Female caller believes someone broke into her storage unit and changed the locks. Female contacted owner of storage facility and scheduled an appointment to enter the unit. Female requested an officer be present during appointment.

• Caller requested to speak with an officer in regard to her father's missing cat. According to the caller, the cat was taken from Vergas and is being held for ransom in Wadena. She was advised to contact her local law enforcement agency.

Nov. 19

Officer responded to a two vehicle collision. Driver A was traveling southbound on Jefferson Street when the driver reported having chest pain. Driver A slowed down for a stopped vehicle, the next thing she remembers is being pressed up against a parked vehicle. Vehicle B had no occupants. Driver A and her child were evaluated by an ambulance and transported to Tri-County Health Care.

Nov. 21

• Report of a child sleeping in a running van unattended. Officer investigated and met the mother of the child shortly after arriving on the scene. The woman went into Walmart to get change for cash she had, however the change machine was out of order. She decided to shop and returned to the vehicle with a single bag. The officer observed two children in the van. The mother claims she was only in Walmart for 10 minutes.

• Complainant witnessed a school bus, #11, not stop for a stop sign then proceeded to spin out of control. She followed the bus on Highway 71 to the License Bureau. She requested to speak with an officer in regard to how unsafe the driver had been. Wadena-Deer Creek does not have a small bus designated with #11.

Wadena County Sheriff's Office

Nov. 15

Caller reported a dog attacking him and his leashed dog. Similar incident happened last year and was unreported. Officer met with female dog owner responsible for the incident. She was warned about the incident and a leash was recommended.

Nov. 17

Complainant stated that a group of people with a horse trailer were on her property complaining about escaped calves. The complainant stated she did not own calves and that the people would not leave. Officer responded and spoke to the searching party. They have been searching for an escaped cow for a friend. Officer explained the situation to the complainant about the trespassers and cow.

Nov. 21

A citation was issued to a driver for possession of marijuana. The vehicle was stopped for speeding and the odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle. Driver admitted to smoking and having a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. Marijuana was confiscated.

Nov. 22

• Caller wanted to speak with officer about her intoxicated uncle. The uncle was making comments about suicide and threatened law enforcement if they came to his residence. He was also harassing family members on Facebook.

• Caller reported two males and female that came to his apartment to fight. Items were damaged and the caller was struck in the head by one of the males. The individuals left before law enforcement arrived.

• Report of a woman being choked. She locked herself in a car for her safety. Officer responded and transported her to Eastwood Inn.

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