Police Scanner - Aug. 20 edition

Aug. 7 o An issue between neighbors arose when the owner of a cabin found a gate barring him from his own property. Both parties were advised to leave the gate open until the issue could be addressed by the township board. Aug. 8 o A caller repor...

Aug. 7

• An issue between neighbors arose when the owner of a cabin found a gate barring him from his own property. Both parties were advised to leave the gate open until the issue could be addressed by the township board.

Aug. 8

• A caller reported a truck parked on the side of the road on 109th Street. In the box of the truck was a caged dog. The truck had been observed swerving all over the road.

• Police arrested a Wyoming driver in New York Mills who was wanted for stealing a U-Haul trailer.


• A complainant alleged two males at an apartment threw a cat onto a street near Garfield and Jefferson in Wadena. The cat was injured. Police questioned several residents of the apartment. They said the cat was tossed and was not injured. One of the people involved in the incident was informed of animal cruelty laws.

Aug. 9

• A man reported a confused woman was following him in Sebeka. The woman was pulled over. She was in a highly nervous condition and was having difficulty remembering.

• A cabin was burglarized on County Road 26 and numerous items were missing. The items had been stolen sometime in the previous 10 months.

• Law enforcement received a report that a Chevy diesel truck pulling a boat had been idling outside the caller's residence in Menahga for more than one hour. The caller reported an hour before a person inside the vehicle was crying.

• A complainant reported hearing booming noises on Howard Street Southwest which she described as a "toilet bomb." The woman had heard these sounds several times each night for a week. The noises, she said, were loud enough to shake her home and knock out street lights for 5-10 minutes.

• A caller reported some kind of fight in progress on South Jefferson and described yelling, swearing and headlocks.

Aug. 10


• A man was found face down on a road beside his tractor on County Road 26. He was transported to Tri-County Hospital.

• A dog was found in a lake with a bag on its head. A deputy and K173 went to the scene and disposed of the animal. Two cats wearing bags on their heads were also reportedly found in the lake.

• A caller reported suspicious activity when he discovered a some individuals on his property. The caller believed they had parked a pickup across the road from his residence and walked onto his property and down to his fuel barrels.

• A woman visiting the Verndale cemetery reported there had been buckshot falling down on her. A deputy made contact with some hunters and gave them a quick lesson on firearm safety.

• A woman asked for advice on how to remove a skunk from a live trap.

• A woman reported an intoxicated male had been hollering at her and her kids. An officer spoke with the complainant who said the man was yelling at her kids and later looked in the windows of their residence. She was asked for a description and said he looked Hispanic and was wearing blue jeans and a green shirt. Another officer stopped a male fitting the description. The man said he was walking home and denied looking in anyone's residence or yelling. The man was released after police were told the complainant did not wish to press charges.

Aug. 11

• Otter Tail County Dispatch asked for help in locating a man who had been stalking a female in the Vergas area. The man had left the area on a motorcycle. A cell phone check indicated the man was two blocks east of 71 on Highway 10. The man was said to be suicidal and armed with a handgun. The man was located at a residence in Wadena.


• A caller alleged a female left with a truck without permission. He did not wish to report it stolen but he did want it located. He added the female did not have a driver's license. Police learned the owner of the truck was in the VA Hospital in St. Cloud. When advised, he said he wanted the complainant to sign a report, on his behalf, listing the vehicle as stolen.

Aug. 12

• A Wadena resident living in the northwest portion of town reported hearing some banging noises shortly after midnight and believed someone was trying to break into his residence. He told police he saw two individuals running away toward the hospital but was unable to provide a description.

• The operator of a Coca-Cola truck alleged a person tried to ram his vehicle and then pulled them over in a threatening manner. He was able to supply a license plate number.

These reports were derived from Wadena Police Department incident reports and Wadena County Sheriff's Department call logs.

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