Police Scanner - Jan. 21 edition
Jan. 7 o A maroon-colored car parked on Sixth Street Southeast in Wadena and two men walked up to an apartment complex. They were then observed running into a different apartment just before a police car came by. The maroon car later left the are...
• A maroon-colored car parked on Sixth Street Southeast in Wadena and two men walked up to an apartment complex. They were then observed running into a different apartment just before a police car came by. The maroon car later left the area.
• A woman reported receiving a call on her cell phone from a child who said, "Mommy, I need help" followed by a lot of noise. The call came from a restricted number.
• A woman appeared at the Wadena Police Department lobby and said an officer had come to her home the previous day and had spoken with her parents. The matter involved a warrant.
• An attempted theft was reported at a business place in downtown Wadena. Staff informed a policeman that the suspect tried to leave the store but set off an alarm. The suspect re-entered the store and dropped an item, then left the store again. Security video was reviewed but neither the suspect or the suspect's vehicle could be identified.
• A mechanic told a woman the bolts holding her license plate had been cut off. The woman reported her plate to the police as missing and purchased new plates.
• A woman who lent her cell phone to her son told police he had not returned it. She was told it was a civil matter. A police officer later spoke with the woman who said she had been told that her son sold the phone. The woman said she had spoke to her son by phone and alleged he had yelled at her. She said she would follow through with prosecuting her son if he was charged by the police.
• An 11-year-old girl was bit on the face by the family dog. The wound required stitches. The family was not aware of the dog's medical history or shot record. The mother agreed to sign an animal bite report.
• A woman who had been receiving threatening emails told law enforcement a vehicle had been sitting at a trailer near her residence with its lights on.
• A woman was found passed out in the hallway of an apartment building at Second Street Northwest. She told an officer she had walked three miles and had gone inside the apartment complex to warm up. She declined medical attention and was transported to her home. She appeared to be intoxicated but refused a preliminary breath test (PBT).
• A woman informed the sheriff's office that her husband had locked her out of a residence where she wanted to pick up some items. She was informed it was a civil matter. The husband was contacted and was agreeable to setting up a time for the woman to retrieve her property.
• Two young men selling chips and candy outside the Walmart Superstore were advised they needed a permit from the city. They told the officer that store management had given them permission. This was denied by management and they were told to leave. When the officer asked them for identification they refused.
• A woman advertising puppies for sale on the Internet told the sheriff's office she was being harassed.
• A Wadena resident suspected vandalism to his vehicle. He told police he had found cigarette butts on the ground in front of his vehicle.
• A car traveling eastbound in Wadena collided with a forklift coming out of a garage on Aldrich Avenue.
• A landlord requested a welfare check on a male who he alleged had earlier been on the floor in the restroom. An officer and the landlord went to the man's apartment. The man said he had been asleep. When the officer asked him if he could come in and talk he said "no" and then closed and locked the door.
• A resident of Stocking Drive reported a burglary at his residence. Missing were two TV remotes, a spotting scope and some new smoke alarms.
• The Sheriff's office received a complaint from a man who alleged he was being harassed by a female who formerly lived with him. The female was not welcome. He was advised to seek a Harassment Restraining Order (HRO).
• An intoxicated male who was getting in the path of traffic was arrested on a Wadena County warrant.
• The state patrol requested assistance in locating a male who was walking east on Highway 210. The man was on his way to Motley. He was located and given a ride to Staples.
These reports were derived from Wadena Police Department incident reports and Wadena County Sheriff's Department call logs.