By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Sixty one is the magic number of baby calves running around and we have four left to calve according to my best calculations. The last four are separated so they are easier to spot when they do calve and the others are all in the calving pasture.  

They are eating some grass and can’t wait to be turned out to the big pastures and be done with the haybales for a while. The cows are still getting some corn silage as that is the way we can trick them into coming into the feed bunk/corral. This will help when it is time to separate them into pairs for summer pasture. Most of the cows and calves will come into the feed bunk so we don’t have to chase them and rile them up. The pastures seem to be growing nicely although we could already use some more rain. The 45 acres of corn is planted as is the new seeding of 10 acres of alfalfa.  

Friday, May 5

1:32 p.m. Assist elementary school staff with a student that took off from school. Officer and staff member found the student. It was decided that home was the best option for the rest of the day. Student was brought home.

4:48 p.m. Warrant attempt on a male with Otter Tail County warrant. Male is not in the area at this time.

6:01 p.m. Report of an adult female trying to get into the school. Officer also got a phone call about said female who was acting out of it. Officer found female who was definitely “on something” and female said she had just gotten out of jail and got a ride to Frazee. She said she was walking home. Officer pointed her in the direction of her home and sent her on her way.  No other calls on the female.

7:50 p.m. Two kids around 5-6 years old were playing and officer saw their ball go into the street two times, the second time it ended up under a passing vehicle. Officer gathered up the ball and kids and took them to their house and turned them over to grandma. Officer told them it was time to be done playing outside for tonight.

10:07 p.m. Female reporting being threatened by her neighbors the day before. Ongoing neighbor to neighbor drama that has been going on for several years.

12:53 a.m. Parking warnings left on vehicles on the 100 block of Lake St S. The curb will be repainted and signed as no parking in the near future. 

Saturday, May 6

4 p.m. Vehicle unlock on W Main.

4:55 p.m. Citizen calling in to report that he hit an Arvig pedestal in the Event Center Parking lot.

6:36 p.m. Complaint of basketball hoop blocking the sidewalk.

Sunday, May 7

2:07 p.m. Report of theft of two firearms. Female suspects ex-boyfriend. Under investigation.  

Monday, May 8

10:01 a.m. Report from a female that the veterans star is missing from her uncle’s grave at Lakeside Cemetery.

6:09 p.m. Assist a North Dakota State Trooper in locating a person who sold a vehicle but has not released the title yet.

Tuesday, May 9

10:17 a.m. 911 hang-up on W. Willow Ave. Pocket dial, all was fine.

12:54 p.m. Follow up with landowner and previous owner about an abandoned camper on a property. All parties are working together to get the camper removed.

Wednesday, May 10

7:49 p.m. Parking complaint of a semi parked on city streets.

5:19 p.m. Report of a loose dog. Dog was picked up prior to officer getting to area.

6:40 p.m. Parent calling regarding issue with ex at the child exchange. 

Thursday, May 11

10:05 a.m. Officer visited with two boys at the high school about their talking about school violence. Parents were already aware of the issue. Officer and principal talked with the boys about their choice of topic and consequences resulting from their actions. It was deemed that there was not a worry of a credible threat.

7:13 p.m. Domestic assault incident reported. Kimberly Gomez, 32, Frazee arrested for domestic assault.

Friday, May 12

6:57 a.m. Background check on employees for business.

10:20 a.m. Parking complaint on Valley View Rd. Vehicle was towed for no insurance and revoked driver.

1:16 p.m. Elderly female reporting possible tax fraud identify theft. Officer called the number provided and talked to a male claiming to be “David Wilson” from the Federal Trade Commission. Male was also speaking in very broken English. The phone call seemed to be to a personal cell phone and there was lots of traffic and background noise. Officer told the male what his thoughts were and to never contact the female again. Female said that there was no personal information given and officer told her to monitor her accounts for any suspicious activity.

1:55 p.m. Civil complaint from a male who sold a vehicle and the buyers have not transferred the title yet.

4:22 p.m.  Female calling with questions about a vehicle they sold and is now in an impound lot in Brainerd. Another party was buying the vehicle and did not pay for and it is now impounded.  Officer told female that the issue was a civil matter and they would need to repo the vehicle.

8:37 p.m. Report of a male standing naked in an apartment window doing things that one should not do in an apartment window in the middle of town.  

10:56 p.m. Report of noisy neighbors on Rivercrest Drive. Other neighbors were outside grilling and hanging out. They were beginning to clean up and go inside when officer arrived.

Saturday, May 13

12:04 p.m. Female reporting a very small ankle biter puppy took off and she could not find it.  Dog was spotted a couple times but unable to catch.

Sunday, May 14

2:50 p.m. Officer stopped to assist with a vehicle on the side of the road. Vehicle drove away as officer pulled up.

3:02 p.m. Report of a loose dog on W Main Ave. Officer talked with dog owner and reminded of the leash law.

4:36 p.m. Assist with a medical.

9:38 p.m. Disturbance between roommates on Lake St. S.  Parties involved agreed to separate for the evening. Female called back and said that the other two are heckling her again and talking about her but are not at the house.

9:53 p.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle on Main Ave E.  UTL.

2:50 a.m. Call from a female who wanted to talk with officer while she walked to her car due to the suspicious vehicle in the area earlier.

Monday, May 15

6:44 a.m. Railroad crossing arm not working at the Lake St crossing. BNSF employee on scene right away and situation handled.

9:26 a.m. Report of a loose dog on Balsam Ave. Dog owners son located and he would try to reach other family to get the dog.

10:28 a.m. Report that newborn baby may be living in unfit conditions and that mom and dad should be tested for drugs. Officer said that he will relay the information to human services.

11:31 a.m. Assist with a medical.

12:33 p.m. More roommate issues on Lake St S.  

1:22 p.m. Female from out of town reporting her dog is missing.  

3:05 p.m. Report that male is naked in the window again.

7:23 p.m. Assist with a two vehicle crash on Main Ave E.

6:53 p.m. Property line dispute between neighbors with flower pot on other’s property. Both parties denied ownership of the flower pot so officer took to dispose of.  

7:07 p.m. Report of two dogs running around town. Dog owner called in and said he was looking for the dogs and found them a short time later.

8:39 p.m. Report of loose dog on Balsam Ave. Dog broke out a window screen and escaped.

Tuesday, May 16

2:47 p.m. 911 hang-up at the elementary school. A quiet voice, possibly a child was asking to order a pizza. No sign of the pizza ordering caller.

3:15 p.m. 911 hang-up with child reporting being chased by a hyena. Child was in a car traveling on the highway. Dispatch called back and child said they were just playing and dispatch told them that 911 was not a toy and for emergencies only. The child apologized and call was ended.  Officer made a follow up call and talked with the child who was then reluctant to hand the phone to an adult. Officer talked with an adult who would relay the info to child’s parent.

8:29 p.m. Welfare check requested on a juvenile female who was having family/teenage issues.  Officer talked with those involved and suggested counseling as a possible option.

10:09 p.m. Assist with a traffic complaint on US 10.

11:42 p.m. 911 hang-up on Main Ave E leading to a domestic assault. Kristina Fischer, 27, arrested for domestic assault.

Wednesday, May 17

7:30 a.m. Complaint of a juvenile riding a dirt bike motorcycle to school for FFA Tractor Day.  Officer stopped male driver and talked with him and called the boy’s mother. Mom didn’t think it was such a big deal until officer explained what was wrong with this picture…No driver’s license, no motorcycle endorsement, no headlight, no brake light, no signal lights, no insurance, no registration/license plate, illegal use on a public road, allowing illegal use of a motor vehicle (mom)…About the only good thing going was the fact that junior was wearing a helmet. Mom then said she would have someone haul the motorcycle home.

11:37 a.m. Female called looking for her car. Officer found it at an apartment building. Female loaned the vehicle to a friend and wanted it back.  

8:53 p.m. Assist Otter Tail deputy with finding an adult related to a juvenile male they had at the Silver Lake Access. Officer made contact with the family and they contacted the Otter Tail deputy.

Thursday, May 18

9:59 a.m. Report from Anderson Bus Co. of a school bus stop arm violation the afternoon prior. Officer talked with teenage driver at the school.

11:09 p.m. Report of a disturbance/domestic incident between male and female. Nothing physical and male left prior to officer arriving. Officer talked with female and kids in the house.  No charges at this time.