Police Blotter: Flashing teens say they have the right to be disorderly
Just a few of the many incident reports from Wadena County Sheriff's Office and Wadena Police Department in the past weeks.
Wadena County Sheriff's Office
2:04 p.m.: Received a report from a resident whose chickens were killed by a neighbor’s dog.
3:50 p.m.: A deputy was requested at the Wadena County Treasurer’s Office for man there requesting the direct dial numbers for county employees. The man was denied those numbers and offered numbers from the county website, which he refused. The man was taken to the IT department, sheriff’s administrative office and county attorney’s office before he left. The man was not happy law enforcement was escorting him.
8:47 p.m.: Received a report of damage to a mailbox and that it appears a firework was used to blow it up.
- 9:29: Assisted the Minnesota State Patrol with a two-vehicle crash with three people injured.
- 4:14 p.m.: Received a report from the owner of a tow/repair company out of Park Rapids who said he repaired a coach bus owned by Jack Russell’s Great White but was denied payment for his services. The owner of the bus said he would take care of the issue.
- 8:06 p.m.: Received a report of a newer car in a swamp on County Highway 19. A deputy met with the owner, who said she swerved to miss a deer.
- 10:53 p.m.: Received a report from a woman who said signs on her property had been damaged.
4:24 p.m.: Assisted Wadena Police on a report of a man at a hardware store stealing items and stuffing them down his pants.
1:19 p.m.: Received a report from a man at the Wadena Flea Market who said his trailer had been shot.
9:24 a.m.: Received a report of barbed wire and posts missing from a property.
8:06 a.m.: Received a report of a stolen golf cart.
Wadena Police Department
1:03 a.m.: Received a report of a male party standing in the middle of Highway 10 and refusing to move. An officer made contact with the man, who said he was trying to get a ride. The officer warned the man about such behavior.
12:18 a.m.: Received a report of a woman yelling at herself on the 1000 block of Jefferson Street. An officer made contact with the woman, who apologized for being loud and said she was upset because she was trying to go to Tijuana and couldn’t get a ride from anyone.
1:58 p.m.: Received a report of a man laying on the ground by the railroad tracks at First Street Southeast. An officer checked on the man, who was a semi tractor-trailer driver trying to use the tracks to fix his mudflaps for his truck.
9:24 p.m.: Received a report of vandalism at the Wadena School 512 Building.
9:57 a.m.: Received a report that about a dozen cats were not being fed at a residence on the 500 block of Ash Avenue.
- 1:13 a.m.: Received a report of a theft from a residence on the 1000 block of King Avenue Southwest.
- 8:04 a.m. Received a report of a burglary at a residence on the 1000 block of King Avenue Southwest.
12:35 a.m.: Cited a woman for slashing a neighbor’s window screen with a screwdriver on the 10000 block of Highway 10.
5:33 p.m. Received a report that someone had thrown animal feces on a door at a residence on the 500 block of Ash Avenue Northwest. A female was cited for disorderly conduct.
1:04 p.m.: Received a report of three teenagers swearing and flashing private parts at church attendees at Second Street Southeast and Franklin. An officer talked to the three teenagers, who admitted to swearing and acting disorderly. The officer advised the teens to show respect and further complaint could lead to charges of disorderly conduct or possibly arrest. The teens believed they were free to speak how they liked because of freedom of speech. The officer advised the teens loud, offensive language that may offend the normal public was disorderly conduct, which can be an arrestable offense. The teens said they understood and would be more respectful.
6:38 p.m.: Received an animal complaint of a baby peacock in a deer pen on the 200 block of Harry Rich Drive.
9:57 a.m.: Received a report that two vehicle tires were slashed on the 200 block of Jefferson Street.
3:03 p.m.: Received a report of two bicycles stolen from a residence on the 200 block of Second Street Northwest.
11:13 a.m.: Received a noise complaint of a rooster making noise early in the mornings near Sixth and Madison avenues. City ordinance does not allow roosters in the city.
5:19 p.m.: Received a report of the theft of a fuel tank and hoses from a boat on the 200 block of Third Street Southeast.
4:14 p.m.: Received a report that a man came into a restaurant and screamed at the employees. The man also keeps calling in orders and hanging up. He also called a manager and made derogatory comments. The man was cited for disorderly conduct.
8:16 p.m.: Received a report that a 4-year-old got out of the house and was last seen 10 minutes earlier. An officer patrolled the area and found the child playing on a trampoline. The child was reunited with the mother.