By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Only one calf since last week’s report and now there are four to go. (I hope)  

We turned the pairs out to the first grass of the season and they sure seem to enjoy that. One thing that was not enjoyable was the Bull Soundness Exams (BSE) last Friday. This is the bulls’ annual physical to see if they will be able to cover the cows and heifers this summer. 

In all reality, a bull only works two months a year and even less if they get the job done sooner. We have the veterinarian come out for the annual physical and we also collect a sample to make sure the swimmers are viable.  

We have been doing the BSE’s for several years now and I feel that it is well worth the time and cost. Bulls contribute to their half of the calf crop and if you send one to the pasture shooting blanks, that can mean several to many cows that will not be pregnant in the fall. That will cut into the bottom line so a little preventative maintenance is a necessary evil I feel. I will let you know how the boys do on their exams. Have a nice week.

Friday, May 19

9:07 a.m. Report of possible fraud. Complainant received an email from a state senator, which seemed to be part of a mass email that was not sent by the senator’s office. They also received about 100 calls from people who received the same email. The topic of the email was opposition to the public option to some health care bill.

1:58 p.m. Two vehicle crash with semi hitting a parked vehicle on Main Ave E.

5:14 p.m. Report of a young male 10-12 year-olds who was riding a bicycle with a full-face helmet.  Child told reporting party that he rode his bike from Fargo and was wondering where the park was. Officer found the boy and had him meet him at his home. The boy was supposed to be home and not out and about and mom was going to take care of the discipline.

7:10 p.m. Officer found a young child riding a power wheels battery powered car on the wrong side of the street with no adequate supervision. Child brought the power wheels home and officer talked with babysitter about proper supervision.

9:50 p.m. Officer found four young adults airing up a two-person raft at the beach. Officer cautioned about having life preservers with the raft as the water was still pretty chilly.

9:53 p.m. Talked with some kids who were out past curfew at the gas station. Kids were reminded that curfew for 15 and under is 9:30 p.m.

9:59 p.m. Report of a disturbance at Rivercrest Apartments. Neighbors reported a male and female screaming at each other. Officer arrived and found several people grilling and enjoying America on a nice evening. It was determined that the problem female left before officers arrived.

Saturday, May 20

9:46 a.m. Report of a monument tipped over at the Catholic church. Under investigation.

12:15 p.m. Complainant reporting that they placed a motorcycle as collateral and the cycle ended up for sale at another dealership. Possible civil matter as there was very little paperwork in the sale of the motorcycle. Original owner believes the title may have been forged. Advice given to take to small claims court or talk with a State Patrol investigator who specializes in motor vehicle titles.

3:36 p.m. Report of the theft of one senior banner from the goose pond.

7:26 p.m. Report of neighbors dogs coming into another yard and attacking another dog.  Minor injury to a juvenile male and elderly female.

10:42 p.m. Suspicious activity at the Lion’s Park. Two vehicles were at the park and traveling together. Officer had to use a translator due to language barrier. It was determined that the vehicles were looking for the address next door to the park.

12:30 a.m. Assist with a medical on Co Hwy 29.

Sunday, May 21

5:49 p.m. Homeowner mowed their lawn and blew grass clipping into the street, which is against city code and state statute. Homeowner given a courtesy warning on the clippings.

6:18 p.m. More city code violation(s) noted. Officers will be evaluating properties after the city wide cleanup and will be addressing those still in violation soon.

6:54 p.m. Attempt to locate from Ottertail County.

Monday, May 22

9:37 a.m. Business alarm. All ok.

5:31 p.m. 911 hang-up on Birch Ave. Kids playing with phone, all is well.

7:10 p.m. Follow-up with the naked people and their window. Parties said they like to walk around naked in their apartment and had no idea that people could see them. Window coverings are on the way, they told the officer.

Tuesday, May 23

9:05 p.m. Resident reporting their dog took off when they got home.  

Wednesday May 24

11:30 a.m. Local business reporting getting another check from a female in Wisconsin. Officer took the check and called the bank in Wisconsin and elderly female who sent the check. Officer talked with female who told officer that she heard that one of the business owners had leukemia and they are struggling financially. Officer assured the female that no one is sick and do not need the finances. Check was destroyed by officer.

7:40 p.m. Complaint of vehicles running stop sign on Fir Ave W. Extra patrol requested.

10:17 p.m. Traffic complaint coming into Frazee of a male with a revoked driver’s license.  Complaint was made by a mad ex/soon to be ex-girlfriend trying to be vindictive. Male party was in a vehicle with another female and hell hath a woman scorned. Female in the vehicle with the male also called in the original complainant as a driving complaint also. Officer did not see male driving with a revoked license as getting involved in vindictive drama is not a priority most officers.

Thursday, May 25

10:08 a.m. Assist with a medical.

2:23 p.m. Male party confronted officer at the gas station blaming officer for all of his troubles as he just got out of a contempt of court hearing.  

3:32 p.m. Disturbance reported on Main Ave W. with a female from prior nights drama dropping a couple pickup loads of the male’s property at the place he has been staying. Male claims the rubbish she dropped off was not his. Homeowner was told that he will have to deal with the drama that his guest has bestowed upon his humble abode. Homeowner was given some time to remove the rubbish.

6:23 p.m. Assist with a medical.

7:29 p.m. Driving complaint on Maple Ave of a young driver. Officer will follow up with driver and/or parents.