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Crosby police

GOING BATTY — A report at 12:30 a.m. Saturday where officers were dispatched to a residence on Second Street Southwest to assist in killing a bat. Officers arrived, noting the bat was looking at and probably mocking the officers while attached to the living room ceiling. The bat started flying around and officers attempted several swings with the rather unofficial police broom. After several misses — officers needed “batting” practice — they decided to wait until the little creature got tired and landed. He finally did and that was his demise. Officers were rewarded for their kill with lots of fresh chocolate chip cookies.


VINES VS. STRAWBERRIES — Officers Saturday received a complaint from a citizen whose neighbor’s vines were growing fast and getting really close to their strawberry plants. The report said, “The strawberry plants have a restraining order on the vines and officers will notify the owners before criminal charges need to be unnecessarily filed.”

Brainerd police

ARREST — Ashely Dakota, 25, was arrested at 9:55 p.m. Monday on the 300 block of James Street for felony domestic assault by strangulation, domestic assault and disorderly conduct.

Crow Wing sheriff

FIRE — A report at 6:02 p.m. Monday that a gas grill was on fire near Ossawinnamakee Road in Pequot Lakes. Ideal Fire was paged.

ARRESTS — Louis Davis, 38, was arrested at 12:16 a.m. Saturday for interfering with a 911 call and fifth-degree domestic assault.

Nisswa police

ARREST — James L. Martin, Cass Lake, was arrested at 10 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 371 for driving after cancellation and driving inimical to public safety.

Check the Crow Wing County In-Custody List at

— Compiled by Jennifer Stockinger, Staff Writer. Follow me on Twitter at

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