Police Blotter for Jan. 1
Report at 11:51 a.m., Monday, a deputy assisted the state patrol with a crash at Third Avenue North and Main Street in Pierz.
Report at 1:24 p.m., Sunday, deputies responded to a DNR complaint of people harassing a bear on 153rd Street and Sage Road, Hillman. Deputies located the bear, but found no people in the area. Deputies left the bear alone.
FIRE—Report at 12:07 p.m., Wednesday, deputies assisted at a fire at 749 Front St., Fort Ripley.
Report at 9:29 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, deputies assisted at a fire on the 16000 block of 138th Avenue, Little Falls.
Report at 5:55 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, deputies assisted at a fire on Highway 10, Little Falls.
THEFT—Report at 9:44 a.m., Wednesday, deputies responded to a theft report of theft on the 15000 block of Great River Road, Bowlus. The owner said he discovered the barn door was open and two saddles were missing. The saddles are Blue Ribbon brand, each with an approximate value of $3,300.
SUSPICIOUS—Report at 6:22 a.m., Wednesday, a deputy stopped by a parked vehicle along 30th Street, south of Highway 27 near Swanville. Outside temperature at the time was minus 24 degrees. The driver notified the deputy that a person was walking north along the road. The deputy then tracked down the pedestrian and was able to assist the individual with a ride to his sister's to get gas for his stalled vehicle.
Report at 5:48 p.m., Tuesday, deputies responded to a notification of a suspicious vehicle. The caller stated the "trailblazer style" vehicle had driven past several times and honked their horn. After checking the area, deputies were unable to locate the vehicle.
Report at 5:33 p.m., Monday, a deputy responded to a call by a concerned cabin owner regarding suspicious activity at the 33000 block of East Shamineau Drive, Motley. The owner said they monitor the thermostat temperature via his phone and had reason to believe an unwanted occupant was currently in the cabin. The deputy met with the owner at the cabin, but there were no people on the premises.
Report at 1:13 p.m., Sunday, deputies responded to a report of a suspicious individual captured by trail camera at a residence on the 7000 block of Channel Lane, Pillager. Deputies advised residents to reposition the camera higher and notify law enforcement if the individual appeared again, as the footage was limited to the waist and below of the unidentified subject.
DOMESTIC—Report at 7:51 p.m., Tuesday, deputies separated involved parties in a domestic incident at an address on the 140000 block of 210th Street in Little Falls.
ARREST—Report at 1:06 p.m., Tuesday, deputies arrested the passenger involved in speeding-related traffic stop near the intersection of Highway 27 and Lake Road, about halfway between Pierz and Little Falls. The driver was cited for speeding. After a search, deputies discovered a small bag containing a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue. The passenger was placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.
Report at 12:33 p.m., Monday, deputies responded to a notification of an unwanted suspect at an address on the 120000 block of Dove Road, Little Falls. During a search of the residence, the suspect was found and arrested for trespassing and burglary.
Report at 4:56 p.m., Saturday, deputies assisted Little Falls Police Department officers with a report of suspicious activity at Maurice's at 1900 First Avenue Northeast, Little Falls. Three individuals were arrested for fifth-degree possession and theft charges/shoplifting.
CRASH—Report at 12:05 p.m., Sunday, deputies and officers responded to a vehicle crash on Hillton Road, near Royalton. The driver of the first vehicle entered the opposing lane to pass the second vehicle. The second vehicle then made to turn into a driveway on that side, forcing the former into a ditch and steel post.