By Scott Luhman

Notes from the police

Hello, Officer Scott Luhman here, we have a little bit of change up this week. Chief Tyler Trieglaff decided to take the week off to catch up on some farm work, or make sure he can take an extra nap every day.  

Over the weekend, Tyler and I looked over the city and conducted some city ordinance enforcement of the Title 4, Chapter 3 Blight ordinance.  

We found 17 properties with motor vehicles that appear to be inoperable vehicles.  

This is anything from expired registration to vehicles that appear to have been not driven or in disrepair.  

Letters were sent out to the owners of the property asking them to get into compliance with the ordinance. We will be reviewing the properties in about a month or so to see if the problems have been corrected.  

We will also be keeping an eye out for other blight related issues like yards that are full of junk and garbage, and grass that is not getting mowed. The city requires you to keep your grass below six inches in length. As Tyler says in our letters “A clean town is a happy town!”  

Wednesday was our last day of school and with that we have seen a few problems involving some of our youth. Ryan has been on the lookout at night for any shenanigans going and has already had a curfew issue and some kids smoking in the park. There was also a game of ding dong ditch played that scared the homeowner to the point she thought someone was trying to kick in her front door and chased them off with a shotgun. 

Please keep tabs on your kids this summer so we don’t get to know them on a first name basis and everyone can have a fun, safe, and relaxing summer.

Friday, May 20

10:17 a.m. Blight Ordinance violations were recorded and letters were mailed out.

11:37 p.m. Minnesota State Trooper requested a second officer to assist him with a DWI investigation on Highway 10 at mile marker 54, resulting in the male being arrested for DWI.

Saturday, May 21

12:29 a.m. Medical call of someone having breathing problems.

7:14 p.m. Report of kids playing basketball in the street obstructing traffic. 

Sunday, May 22

9:25 p.m. Report of  suspicious vehicle, vehicle was out of gas waiting for someone to help.

Monday, May 23 

5:39 p.m. Report of heavy smell of natural gas 

8:38 p.m. Three residents signed complaints of a neighbor with four dogs, none are registered with the city, are off leash often, and are aggressive. You are only allowed two dogs by city ordinance and they must be registered at city hall.

Tuesday, May 24

9:27 a.m. Report of a juvenile being assaulted by other juveniles at the elementary playground the night before.  

12:45 p.m. Theft of fountain pop at All and All by a juvenile. 

Wednesday, May 25

8:07 a.m. Extra patrol at the schools in Frazee.

11:50 a.m. Call of a resident of an apartment that was concerned that his property was going to be stolen by a male that was staying in his apartment.

1:55 p.m. Medical alarms elderly woman had fallen and needed assistance getting up. She was not injured in the fall.

6:24 p.m. Received two phone calls on someone burning trash in their backyard.  They were told to stop burning trash and did so.

Thursday, May 26

1:41 p.m. Report that someone had trespassed in a house that was under repair. The main breaker was shut off and nothing else was taken.

1:46 p.m. Report of a teenager that left their home without permission with the aid of an adult.  The mother had told the other adult not to leave with her child and did so anyway. Teenager was located at father’s residence and the other adult was advised what she did could have resulted in a felony crime.