Police scanner - Jan. 7 edition
Dec. 23 o A woman came to the lobby of the Wadena Police Department and asked to speak with an officer in reference to not having a driver's license identification to cash a check at Walmart. The woman needed cash in order to buy gas so she could...
• A woman came to the lobby of the Wadena Police Department and asked to speak with an officer in reference to not having a driver's license identification to cash a check at Walmart. The woman needed cash in order to buy gas so she could return home. She asked if someone at the WPD could print off a copy of her driver's license picture. She was told that was not possible. The woman then asked if someone from the WPD would go to Walmart and vouch for her. She was told that in order to do that she would have to supply a picture of herself.
• A caller reported a man entered his garage with a cooler. He appeared to be very intoxicated. It was later determined the man was not intoxicated even though his vehicle was parked in a driveway three houses down the block.
• The Wadena County Sheriff's Office was notified that a man was crossing U.S. Highway 71 in Menahga carrying an axe. Two deputies took the man into custody and transported him to the Wadena jail.
• A caller alleged a goose had been stolen from a rural Wadena County address and identified the man who he suspected of taking the bird. A deputy investigated and found a financial arrangement had been made for a Lavender hen but the buyer took a goose instead. The deputy said that civil court was an option but got the two men two agree to settle the matter themselves once they were both sober.
• Suspicions were aroused when a vehicle was observed in the Walmart parking lot at 1:46 a.m. An officer discovered the people in the vehicle were waiting for a relative to join them and guide them to the city of Ottertail.
• A complainant alleged that someone had tried to hotwire his car. He said the vehicle was not operational prior to noticing the damage.
• A person was stopped in Wadena for running a red light and issued a citation for not having a driver's license.
• A woman alleged an altercation took place between her daughter and the daughter's boyfriend. When her husband went over to confront the boyfriend, a fight began between them. No weapons werre involved and no arrests were made.
• A cream-colored four-wheel drive Chevrolet truck with dark windows stopped near Bell Hill Recovery Center and allegedly an occupant of the vehicle fired a gun a couple times before proceeding down 200th Street.
• A caller reported a man slumped over the wheel of a parked car in the middle of the road on 111th Avenue. When the man was asked if he was all right he replied that he had a sleeping disorder and thought he had pulled over onto the side of the road.
• Police stopped a vehicle on which all the windows were either frosted up or covered with snow. The driver was issued citations for driving after revocation, no proof of insurance and no seat belt.
• Police stopped a vehicle when they discovered the registered owner was suspended. The registered owner was not driving the vehicle.
• A man who was allegedly 12 feet tall was reported to be attempting to break into the complainant's pole barn. The owner of the barn reported it was padlocked but encouraged deputies to try and capture the intruder. A deputy checked the man's property, spoke with the complainant and informed him there was no one around and no tracks in the snow.
• A deputy spoke with a complainant who alleged a garbage hauler had made threats at the transfer station. The caller said she could apply for a harassment restraining order (HRO). She told a deputy she had recordings of phone calls she would burn onto a disk.
• Wadena police assisted another agency with a homeless woman who lacked identification. The woman was taken to Otter Tail County.
These reports were derived from Wadena Police Department incident reports and Wadena County Sheriff's Department call logs.