Crime and fire report: 9-year-old boy bitten by dog; juvenile detained in domestic assault

The boy attempted to give the dog a hug around the head area before it growled and bit the child under the chin, according to an emergency dispatch report. The child was transported for stitches.

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Monday, Jan. 9

9:53 a.m., near Wadena County, fighting. Family feud over recent passing of a family member. One individual said they were dragged by a vehicle and were experiencing pain in their hip and leg area.

2:41 p.m., near Wadena County, past action sexual assault reported. The incident is under investigation.

4:15 p.m., near Wadena County, fraud. A caller reported an individual tried using their accounts to order items online. No money lost. The caller was advised to contact their bank and credit card companies.

6:08 p.m., near Wadena County, narcotics investigation.

6:38 p.m., near Wadena County, narcotics investigation.


6:52 p.m., near Wadena County, medical. A 16-year-old girl cut her leg. The girl was transported to a nearby medical clinic for treatment.

7:37 p.m., near Wadena County, multiple vehicles were reported off the roadway.

9:45 p.m., near Wadena County, a vehicle struck a deer.

Tuesday, Jan. 10

8:21 a.m., near Wadena County, school bus stop-arm violation. Students were reportedly on the ground, but not in the roadway.

6:16 p.m., near Wadena County, a caller reported continuous drive-bys by a woman driving a blue car. Harassment restraining order procedures were advised.

Wednesday, Jan. 11

10:54 a.m., near Wadena County, a juvenile was found vaping in the gym. Citation issued. Officers met with the student and principal.

12:42 p.m., near Wadena County, between six to eight cows were reported outside their enclosure.

9:33 p.m., near Wadena County, narcotics investigation.


Thursday, Jan. 12

Nothing to report

Friday, Jan. 13

7:25 a.m., near Staples, house fire. No one occupied the building at the time of the fire. No injuries reported.

Saturday, Jan. 14

More Crime and Courts:
A 50-year-old Red Wing woman has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder related to leaving her new born infant boy in the Lake Pepin as part of a plea deal.
In one incident, a stray tan boxer was found. The dog barked and growled at the officer. The owner was advised they would be cited if they receive any more calls about the dog outside of the yard.
On June 4, 2021, a man used a ladder to enter a 14-year-old girl's room where an assault took place, according to court records.
Linda Marie Wandersee-Callanan, 58, made her first appearance Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court on arson charges, after she allegedly attempted to burn the courthouse, other city and government offices and businesses on Sunday. A petition to commit her as mentally ill has also been filed.

9:28 a.m., near Wadena County, unleashed dog on property. The dog owner said they didn’t see what the problem was and “that is why they live in the country, so dogs can run.” The owner was informed that this was their third complaint and, if the problem continues, public nuisance citations will follow.

10:06 a.m., near Wadena County, a vehicle struck a deer. No injuries reported.

2:49 p.m., near Wadena County, a caller said a hockey puck from a nearby rink shattered their vehicle window.

7:41 p.m., near Wadena County, suicide related. A caller reported a man was making threats of self-harm and hasn’t been “acting right” recently. The man reportedly has access to at least two firearms. The individual had consumed a lot of alcohol and refused to be transported for mental health evaluation.

8:23 p.m., near Wadena County, a 9-year-old boy was bitten by a dog. Reportedly, the dog had been outside all day and, when it came inside to eat, the boy attempted to give the dog a hug around the head area before it growled and bit the child under the chin. The child was transported by private vehicle to Lakewood ER for stitches.

8:24 p.m., near Wadena County, a caller reported a juvenile female was being served alcohol. The female was arrested for a probation violation and cited for minor consumption.


Sunday, Jan. 15

6:24 p.m., near Wadena County, a caller reported their daughter is causing self-harm, yelling and assaulting others. A juvenile female was arrested for domestic assault and transported to a juvenile detention facility in Moorhead.

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