Shenanigans add fun to Turkey Days

By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

I reckon I better type a few lines this week after I left you all hanging last week. 

Turkey Days came and went with nothing serious happening that I was aware of. I did get to make my appearance as a celebrity bingo caller at the Frazee Care Center again. I guess they expect you to remember how to call bingo from 2 years ago and no one reminded me on the procedure.  Here I was, messing up again, same as I did a couple years ago.  

I was expecting walkers and dentures to be hurled in my direction, but I was able to keep the unruly bingo crowd at bay with some quick verbal judo.  

I met many people who commented on how much they enjoyed reading my article.  One in particular was Mr. Haukebo who used to own a house in town by the school. I remember some teachers used to live in that apartment and I mentioned Mr. Flach and Bruce Hein.  He told me that there were many teachers that lived there and Mr. Riley may have been the first.  

Hein was an Ag teacher with my dad and I remember hearing stories the two of them leaving school at noon time, going to the farm and shooting ducks on their lunch break.  

At the start of the parade, I ran into my old buddy Winston and he got to ride in the parade with me. I met him a couple years ago when he was just a kid and now, he’s grown into quite an impressionable young teenager.  

After the parade I took him back to his mom (Lisa Tappe) and visited with her and her sister Rita (Tappe) Erickson. These two ladies used to baby sit my brother and I in the early 80’s, that’s how old they are. Do not believe anything they have to say about us growing up as they are probably exaggerating.  By the time you read this they will have been back in town for a wedding at the Frazee Event Center.  The last time I saw that many Tappe’s in one place was at a demo derby.

I was visiting after the parade with a bunch of people and a little boy came up to me wanting to see my handcuffs. I hadn’t met him before, but I knew his parents. I asked him if he had any handcuffs at home and he said he did not.  I told him I’m sure your parents have some handcuffs at home, most likely fuzzy ones. Go and ask your mom, I said.  Sure enough he ran up to his mom and what ever he asked her, was the best reaction ever! It is always a blast to nonchalantly make a comment like that and watch the reaction, especially with a crowd watching.  

I did let the little guy try out the handcuffs to curb his curiosity. That is one part of policing they don’t teach in school and it takes time to be comfortable in those community policing situations.  That is probably what I enjoy most about my job­—the interaction with the public at events like that.    

Have a nice week!

Friday, July 23

9:35 a.m. Assist with a medical.

1:54 a.m. Alarm at business, most likely due to storm.

Saturday, July 24

7:30 a.m. Assist with Turkey Trot on E. Main.

9:22 a.m. Vehicle parked on W. Main in middle of street fair.  Vehicle was moved.

10:30 a.m. Welfare check on kids requested by estranged dad.

10:39 a.m. Parking complaint at the high school.  

12:24 p.m. Suspicious vehicle followed by off-duty deputy and stopped by Frazee officer.  All was OK.

1:26 p.m. ATV on the outside of town on Co. Hwy. 10 was returned to its owner.  ATV was reported stolen from property near Sugarbush Lake.

6:41 p.m. Female reporting being harassed by neighbors.

6:50 p.m. Report of a disorderly female on W. Main.  

8:28 p.m. Assist with a medical at the high school.

12:48 p.m. Report of three young males on the RR tracks west of town. Unable to locate.

Sunday, July 25

3:38 p.m. Assist with a medical at the demo derby.

3:45 p.m. 911 hang-up at the demo derby. Officers were in the immediate area and did not hear of anyone in distress.

3:55 p.m. Assist with another medical at the demo derby.

4:40 p.m. Welfare check on a female.  Female said she was fine.

11:30 p.m. Report of a small fight at the street dance.

Monday, July 26

3:55 p.m. Complaint that a mail delivery vehicle has been driving all over the road and almost hit his vehicle.  Report only for now.

4:10 p.m. Male reporting an assault that happened early this morning at a turkey farm.  The incident happened in Otter Tail County; male was given information to contact Otter Tail County.

4:50 p.m. Child custody issue on E. Main. Female left with the kids for the evening.

7:39 p.m. Assist with a medical/suicidal female.

9:54 p.m. Assist with cows on the road on Co. Rd 150.

10:36 p.m. Welfare check on sister requested by brother.  All was OK.

12:07 a.m. Business alarm.  All OK.

Tuesday, July 27

5:05 p.m. Report of unwanted sexual contact that happened several years ago.  Under investigation.

6:41 p.m. Assist with a medical.

Wednesday, July 28

11:30 a.m. Pink and green bike was left on the road on W. Main.  Bike is at the PD.

4:30 p.m. Officer helped older couple from out of town navigate through town to get to N. Hungary Lake Trail.

9:27 p.m. Assist with a medical.

10:51 p.m. Vehicle parked running with its lights on and no one around.  Officer shut off vehicle and contacted owner as to the incident.

Thursday, July 29

12:56 p.m. Vehicle unlock on 3rd St SW.

2:21 p.m. Traffic stop with citation for Driving After Revocation issued to Michael Jones, 22, Cass Lake, Minn.  

7:59 p.m. Civil complaint over a property line with neighbor parking a camper on the others property.  The camper was moved and officer advised that they figure out some way to make things better between the properties.