By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Once again, I was asked to be a celebrity guest BINGO caller at the Frazee Care Center. It was a fun afternoon for all I would say, unless you didn’t win. Winners were given a choice of several prizes ranging from treats for the residents to local gift cards for nonresidents.  

One lady was claiming her second prize of the day and I heard her husband say, “give her the beauty salon card,”  

Holy moly I thought I would have a domestic right in front of me!

I did ask them nicely if they were going to domesticate that they take it out of town so I would not have to deal with it. All turned out to be ok with the slight ribbing the husband had given to his Mrs.  

Later on, the husband did bingo and I heard the son tell mom, maybe there is a hair club for men gift card in there. Have a nice week.  

Friday, July 22

10:35 p.m. Business alarm. All ok.

Saturday, July 23

3:44 p.m. Disturbance between two female neighbors. One yelled at the other and called her fat. Other female left prior to officer arriving. Advice given on a restraining order and to not talk with the other.

6:34 p.m. Report of a lost cell phone at the rest area. Phone was located by employee and arrangements made to pick up the phone.

8:43 p.m. Report of a disturbance on W Cedar. Problem child left before officer arrived.

Sunday, July 24

8:41 p.m. Report of a 4-wheeler and a dirt bike riding around in the Red Willow area. Officer saw the vehicles in a garage and talked with the owner and warned about the legality of young kids riding and that dirt bikes are not legal on the street.

10:25 p.m. Complaint at 9:22 p.m. of kids on a minibike on E Maple.  Officer did not get the message until an hour later.  Area was quiet when officer drove through.

10:44 p.m. Business alarm.  Building was secure.

11:46 p.m. Warrant attempt, UTL.

Monday, July 25

4:22 p.m. Report of a loose dog. New homeowner in town warned about leash law.

4:35 p.m. Report that an elderly person sent cash in the mail to “Publishers Clearing House.”  Officer was able to find the letter before it left on the mail truck. Cash was returned.  

Tuesday, July 26

3:38 p.m. Report of suspicious activity on N Lake St. Unfounded.

7:04 p.m. Complaint that a neighbor’s dog is causing issues in their yard. Dog owner said the kids let the dog out and she did not realize it.

7:22 p.m. Assist with a medical on US Hwy 10. 

8:38 p.m. Assist with a medical.

8:50 p.m. Report of a dog jumping and barking at neighbors on Balsam Ave. Owner given advice to keep the dog under control to avoid further issues.

9:56 p.m. Report of the theft of a new lawn mower on Balsam Ave.

10:22 p.m. Assist with a medical.

Wednesday, July 27

1:07 p.m. Assist a truck driver getting through construction after unloading equipment.

2:08 p.m. Report of a 911 call on US Hwy 10 with no one on the other line.  Phone was tracked to a vehicle near Perham and the driver had the phone in his pocket.  No issues, just a pocket dial.

3:30 p.m. Request for extra patrol on 3rd St SW due to more traffic due to construction.  

6:40 p.m. Assist with a medical.

Thursday, July 28

2:30 p.m. Your illustrious police chief once again got invited to call BINGO at the Frazee Care Center.

3:40 p.m. Report of a theft from a business. Owner did not want to press charges, but wanted the perpetrator trespassed from the property. 

4:18 p.m. Welfare check requested on some kids, all were ok.