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Crime and fire report: 61 WE Fest incidents reported to emergency dispatchers since Thursday

In total, 389 emergency calls were placed to county dispatchers since Aug. 5. By comparison, 273 emergency calls were placed last weekend during the Becker County Fair. Since Aug. 4 at WE Fest: 9 people were arrested; 24 individuals cited for minor consumption; and six transports to the hospital were required.

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Thursday, Aug. 4

  • 12:28 a.m., at WE Fest, a 19-year-old man from Kindred, N.D. was cited for minor consumption.
  • 2:04 a.m., at WE Fest, a caller reported a 29-year-old Minneapolis man was making threats to use a weapon. The individual was held until sober.
  • 2:41 a.m., at WE Fest, fight reported in the campground involving four individuals. Medical assistance was requested for a 20-year-old West Fargo man who suffered unknown injuries. The assailant was a 19-year-old man from Webster, Minn. The parties were separated for the night.
  • 10:52 a.m., near Andrews Avenue, Detroit Lakes, two men were involved in a physical altercation at a group home. The incident is under investigation.
  • 10:56 a.m., near County Road 150, Frazee, chain cut on a private driveway. Various items and tools reported stolen. The homeowner is currently incarcerated out-of-state and unable to verify items. The incident is under investigation.
  • 2:11 p.m., near Rattle Snake Circle, Waubun, physical domestic incident reported. A 67-year-old Ponsford man was arrested at the scene.
  • 2:12 p.m., at the Becker County Jail, fraud reported.
  • 2:57 p.m., near County Road 132, Callaway, a caller reported some adults were buying alcohol for juveniles. An extra patrol was requested.
  • 4:11 p.m., near 5th Street, Audubon, a dog reportedly bit the caller.
  • 5:15 p.m., at Walmart, shoplifting.
  • 5:22 p.m., at WE Fest, an unresponsive individual was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes.
  • 5:28 p.m., near Townhall Road, Audubon, a juvenile male was reportedly hanging out of a pickup truck, swearing at residents and giving obscene hand gestures. Law enforcement spoke to the boy’s parents and gave him a warning.
  • 5:31 p.m., near south Lake Street, Frazee, a flag worker at a construction site was reportedly cat-calling individuals who passed by. The construction foreman was spoken to by law enforcement.
  • 8:21 p.m., at WE Fest, a 23-year-old Detroit Lakes man was bleeding from the mouth. He was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes via medical shuttle.
  • 9:12 p.m., at WE Fest, a caller reported their friend was threatening self-harm. The person reportedly tried walking into the swamp multiple times. Deputies noticed the individual was “very” intoxicated, but explained that he was not suicidal.
  • 9:23 p.m., at WE Fest, a 20-year-old man from Backus, Minn., was cited for minor consumption.
  • 10:14 p.m., at WE Fest, a 33-year-old Nashwauk man was reportedly rolling around on the ground and yelling at people in a threatening manner. Deputies escorted the man to an area to “sober up.”
  • 10:59 p.m., at WE Fest, injury. A 44-year-old man suffered a face laceration and was reportedly unconscious for a time. The man was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes for treatment.
  • 11:07 p.m., at WE Fest, emergency medical services personnel requested law enforcement assistance with an unruly patient. A 33-year-old Nashwauk man was transported to the ER at Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes.
  • 11:22 p.m., at WE Fest, an intoxicated man was trying to leave the WE Fest grounds in a pickup truck. He damaged his truck and was advised not to drive. The man complied. Officers did not witness him operating the motor vehicle.
  • 11:24 p.m., at WE Fest, a low-flying plane was reported over the concert bowl. Fargo air traffic control was contacted and were advised the plane didn’t appear to violate any air space regulations.
  • 11:55 p.m., at WE Fest, a caller stated a man was severely intoxicated and needed assistance. Deputies departed the scene with the intoxicated man.

Friday, Aug. 5

  • 12:03 a.m., at WE Fest, assault involving multiple parties. A 22-year-old Bagley woman, 45-year-old Bagley man, and 35-year-old Grand Forks woman reportedly assaulted a 37-year-old Waubun woman. No injuries were reported. The incident is under investigation.
  • 12:22 a.m., at WE Fest, an individual suffered a possible overdose. Unknown if Narcan was administered. They were transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes for further treatment.
  • 12:57 a.m., at WE Fest, attempted theft. A 40-year-old Barnesville man reportedly tried to steal an item from a backstage area. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct.
  • 1:06 a.m., at WE Fest, a disorderly man was ejected from the concert grounds.
  • 2:18 a.m., near West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, an intoxicated and disorderly 62-year-old Minneapolis woman was removed from the premises.
  • 5:35 a.m., near Lake Avenue, Detroit Lakes, items left at a property. Party was advised to make a list of the lost items and submit it.
  • 6:00 a.m., at Stenerson Lumber, Detroit Lakes, smoke coming from the top of the building. Multiple units responded and an attic vacuum was requested. Flames were reported as visible at 12:31 p.m. and was extinguished by units on-scene. No injuries.
  • 9:00 a.m., at the WE Fest bowl, drug related. A drug sweep with a K-9 unit located a container with about a dozen illicit pills.
  • 9:24 a.m., at WE Fest, Blue Ox Campground, hit-and-run involving two vehicles. Minor damage. The incident is under investigation.
  • 9:52 a.m., near Highway 34 and Roosevelt Avenue, Detroit Lakes, two-vehicle crash. No injuries.
  • 10:36 a.m., near Summer Island Road, Lake Park, an individual reportedly stole items and joy-rode in multiple vehicles.
  • 11:14 a.m., near Minnesota Avenue, Detroit Lakes, a homemade trailer was reported as missing.
  • 12:27 p.m., near east Main Avenue, Frazee, an intoxicated man was in the street and suffered a self-inflicted head injury. He refused medical care and was released to a family member.
  • 1:32 p.m., near Minnesota Avenue, Detroit Lakes, assault. A 51-year-old Frazee man was hit over the head with “something” and suffered unknown injuries. A 44-year-old Detroit Lakes man was reportedly the assailant. The case has been sent to the county prosecutor's office for possible charges.
  • 2:40 p.m., near West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, hit-and-run involving a parked vehicle. Minor damage.
  • 2:48 p.m., at the Becker County Jail, a male inmate was suffering from low blood pressure and transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes.
  • 6:03 p.m., near 280th Avenue, Detroit Lakes, a caller said they dropped their car off at an auto body shop, paid $1,000 in advance for repairs and now the shop is not returning their calls.
  • 6:09 p.m., at Detroit Country Club, an individual suffered apparent heat stroke. They were transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes.
  • 7:05 p.m., at WE Fest, two 18-year-old Grand Forks men were cited for minor consumption.
  • 8:26 p.m., at WE Fest, four individuals cited for minor consumption.
  • 9:40 p.m., at WE Fest, a 20-year-old Sioux Falls woman was cited for minor consumption.
  • 9:49 p.m., near Highway 113, Waubun, domestic incident involving family members. No injuries.
  • 9:54 p.m., at WE Fest, multiple parties were throwing beer bottles at a squad car. A 16-year-old Moorhead resident was detained for minor consumption, giving a false name, fleeing and disorderly conduct.
  • 10:03 p.m., at WE Fest, possible broken wrist. A WE Fest medical shuttle requested.
  • 10:12 p.m., at WE Fest, three Fargo women cited for minor consumption.
  • 10:19 p.m., near West Lake Drive, Detroit Lakes, a tree was reported on a power line. City utilities workers were on the scene.
  • 10:28 p.m., at WE Fest, a caller reported a man was suffering possible alcohol poisoning. The man declined treatment.
  • 11:04 p.m., at WE Fest, a 22-year-old Bemidji man was found unconscious. He reported being assaulted by three men. The Bemidji man was treated at the scene.
  • 11:07 p.m., at WE Fest, a person reported being struck by a thrown beer can.

Saturday, Aug. 6

  • 12:16 a.m., at WE Fest, a caller reported being struck by a beer can. A 20-year-old Ogema man was arrested in connection with the incident and minor consumption.
  • 4:04 a.m., at WE Fest, a 19-year-old Sartell man was cited for minor consumption.
  • 4:25 a.m., at WE Fest, a 20-year-old Henning man and a 20-year-old Dent man were arrested for disorderly conduct, fleeing, obstruction and minor consumption.
  • 8:42 a.m., near Lake Maud Drive, Detroit Lakes, a duck boat has reportedly been missing for about a week.
  • 9:21 a.m., near Highway 10 and County Road 1, Lake Park, a miniature horse was reported on the roadway. The animal was safely corralled.
  • 11:05 a.m., at WE Fest, a 25-year-old man suffered a seizure. No transport needed.
  • 1:16 p.m., near Minnesota Avenue, Detroit Lakes, domestic assault. A 37-year-old woman was arrested at the scene. No injuries were reported.
  • 2:01 p.m., at WE Fest, an intoxicated man was transported to a private residence.
  • 2:04 p.m., near Pleasant View Road, Frazee, a vehicle rolled off a ramp, causing possible leg and chest injuries to an individual. EMS was dispatched to the scene.
  • 3:11 p.m., near Main Street, Ogema, phone scam involving verbal threats of violence.
  • 3:55 p.m., at WE Fest, a man was trespassed from the concert grounds after repeatedly trying to board Miranda Lambert’s tour bus.
  • 7:17 p.m., at WE Fest, inappropriate sexual conduct. A 19-year-old woman from Fairmont N.D. and a 20-year-old woman from Barney, N.D. reported being sexually assaulted by a 32-year-old Detroit Lakes man. The man was arrested and the investigation remains ongoing.
  • 8:15 p.m., at WE Fest, a woman rolled into a swamp. She refused medical attention.
  • 8:17 p.m., at WE Fest, an 18-year-old Grafton woman was arrested for presenting false information to a deputy and minor consumption.
  • 9:20 p.m., at WE Fest, a man was smoking marijuana. He presented an out-of-state medical cannabis card. His paraphernalia and cannabis were taken and destroyed.
  • 9:37 p.m., at WE Fest, a man reported being assaulted by an unknown man. He suffered minor cuts and was treated at the scene and was released to his friends.
  • 9:40 p.m., at WE Fest, a 20-year-old Fargo man was ejected from the concert grounds and cited for disorderly conduct.
  • 9:41 p.m., at WE Fest, a domestic incident was reported.
  • 10:32 p.m., near County Road 39 and 180th Street, Frazee, single-vehicle rollover. A 21-year-old Osage man suffered cuts to his face and appeared to be intoxicated. He was arrested for suspicion of DWI.
  • 10:44 p.m., at WE Fest, a man suffered a seizure. He was treated at the scene.
  • 11:15 p.m., at WE Fest, a man was trespassed from the concert grounds.
  • 11:22 p.m., at WE Fest, a claustrophobic woman was treated and released.
  • 11:25 p.m., at WE Fest, WE Fest backstage communications reported a sexual assault in the stage crew camping area.
  • 11:54 p.m., at WE Fest, a 23-year-old Grand Rapids man was firing roman candles in the campgrounds. He was apprehended by security and ejected from the grounds.

Sunday, Aug. 7

  • 12:46 a.m., at WE Fest, a woman reported an abusive relationship on-site. She stayed in the chaplain's tent until she could be picked up by family.
  • 1:27 a.m., near Linden Road, Rochert, three Stihl chainsaws and a Stihl backpack blower were reported stolen. The case is under investigation.
  • 1:29 a.m., at WE Fest, multiple parties reported fighting. An 18-year-old Battle Lake man was cited for minor consumption.
  • 1:35 a.m., at WE Fest, a caller reported a “passed-out” person was sleeping in the bed of their truck. They were assisted in getting home.
  • 1:58 a.m., at WE Fest, a caller reported a man was banging on the door to their camper. They reported it as an on-going issue. The man was advised to stay away from the camper.
  • 2:47 a.m., at WE Fest, multiple groups were reportedly trying to start fights in the parking lot.
  • 2:53 a.m., at WE Fest, a 21-year-old St. Michael man was ejected from the property after kicking a porta-potty, causing minor damage.
  • 3:08 a.m., at WE Fest, a 19-year-old Moorhead woman was arrested for kicking over a porta-potty and minor consumption.
  • 3:26 a.m., at WE Fest, a 20-year-old Henning man was cited for minor consumption.
  • 3:36 a.m., at WE Fest, assault. A 20-year-old Victoria man suffered unknown injuries after being assaulted by a 20-year-old Federal Dam man. The man from Federal Dam was arrested.
  • 3:51 a.m., at WE Fest, a 20-year-old Mayville woman was cited for minor consumption.
  • 4:23 a.m., at WE Fest, a caller reported an intoxicated male party. EMS help was declined.
  • 4:24 a.m., at WE Fest, a caller reported an intoxicated man. WE Fest medical requested EMS for transport.
  • 5:49 a.m., near Dakota Street, Callaway, purse stolen. Prescription medication, phone, and an uncashed check were in the purse.
  • 8:48 a.m., at WE Fest, an unruly man was reported in the security area. The man was given a ride to a private residence.
  • 8:52 a.m., near Detroit Lakes, suicide related. She was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes for treatment.
  • 11:21 a.m., at WE Fest, phone scam involving possible extortion. The case is under investigation.
  • 11:52 a.m., at WE Fest, phone theft. The phone was tracked to Fargo. The case is under investigation.
  • 12:12 p.m., near Frazee, domestic incident reported.
  • 1:36 p.m., at Walmart, Detroit Lakes, a man was reportedly urinating near his truck. He was warned.
  • 3:51 p.m., near Eagle Lake Road, Frazee, juveniles throwing water balloons at a child’s lemonade stand. The juveniles were advised any further action would result in a citation.
  • 5:57 p.m., near Detroit Lakes, a juvenile damaged a window.
  • 7:06 p.m., near 230th Avenue and County Road 144, Detroit Lakes, a 14-year-old suffered an apparent neck injury during an ATV crash. The teen was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes.
  • 7:36 p.m., near east Frazee Street, Detroit Lakes, a micro-baggy was found containing suspected drugs. They were disposed of.
  • 11:00 p.m., near 185th Street, Detroit Lakes, a 20-year-old man from Hartford, S.D. was injured after being run over by a golf cart during maintenance. The man was transported to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes.
Related Topics: CRIMECRIME AND COURTSDETROIT LAKESBECKER COUNTYFRAUDFIRESDETROIT LAKES FIRE DEPARTMENTWE FEST
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