By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

We had a pretty successful pancake feed for the Frazee Rescue Squad last Sunday. We served around 460 people and the weather was perfect. The line never got too long and the griddles kept up for the most part. Thank you to all who attended and supported Frazee Rescue.

On to the farm…Haying season is in full swing. After pancakes that Sunday, I was in the baler until midnight getting our first crop of alfalfa baled up. As of press time, we have about 160 bales rolled up and a bunch in the shed already. We unloaded the last of the small square bales in the shed as the neighbor needed the wagon back. Dad and I decided that we did not need to make any small squares this year as we did not use all we made last year. There is still half a wagon of alfalfa squares that need to be unloaded. They may just stay there until someone comes calling for a few here and there. We will slowly keep chugging along making hay. The good alfalfa is up so with the making of the grass hay we don’t need to be as particular.  

One thing that may hamper the operation is the old tractor I’m using. A 1969 John Deere 4020 that has lost some gears. Gears 2, 5,R2, 4 and 7 are out; fourth and fifth gears are the perfect speed for baling and they are not working very well; third gear is like a snail’s pace and 6th gear bounces me around the cab so much that it isn’t any fun to bale that way.  

We are not sure what we will do, but I do know there are some used transmissions for sale on the interwebs. Time will tell if we decide to repair or replace the transmission, it all depends on the timeframe of the repair shop.

Have a good week!

Friday, June 9

9:07 a.m. Red four-wheeler found behind a tree on Co. Hwy 10. Vehicle was towed.  

10:35 a.m. Vehicle parked in a no parking zone on N. Lake St. Officer moved vehicle for owner. 

10:57 a.m. Resident complaint that the neighbor’s dog was loose again. Officer called dog owner who was at work and his dog was locked in the house. Officer found another neighbor that had been walking her dog and it was most likely that dog.

6:54 p.m. 911 hang-up. Officer went to the area and did not notice any distress.

8:45 p.m. Owner called looking for his four-wheeler as it had run out of gas. Officer told him it was towed earlier.

Saturday, June 10

8:03 p.m. Assist with a medical.

10:14 p.m. Assist with a civil issue/medical/domestic incident in the county.

11:49 p.m. Assist with a medical.

Sunday, June 11

1:07 p.m. Male acting suspicious downtown. Male was transported to the ER.

9:21 p.m. Report of a loose dog. Unable to locate 

8:08 p.m. Assist with a traffic complaint of a side by side tearing up Frazee Rd and 130th St.  Unable to locate on the side by side.

Monday, June 12

7:30 a.m. Officer assisted with traffic control at S. Lake St and the RR tracks for installing of the new bollards for the quiet zone.

10:04 a.m. Property owner sent a friendly text reminder that the lawn needs attention. Lawn was taken care of in a few days.  

1:21 p.m. Female reporting possible harassing behavior from a male.

7:08 p.m. Loose dog caught by neighbor. Citation for dog at large issued to Richard Thurmer Jr, 27, Frazee.

7:44 p.m. Male reporting vandalism by some neighbor kids.

Tuesday, June 13

1:16 p.m. Assist with a medical.

1:50 p.m. Officer warned two people who crossed the tracks east of the Lake Street crossing.  Warning for trespassing on railroad property.

2:18 p.m. Assist with traffic control as the train had stopped blocking the Lake St crossing.  

2:45 p.m. Assist with a fire alarm at a business. False alarm.

Wednesday, June 14

4:03 p.m. Report of possible sexual and physical assault. Under investigation.

5:10 p.m. Welfare check requested on a female. Officer talked with female and all is well.

6:15 p.m. Parking at Town Lake Beach with a van parked next to the picnic shelter. Parking complaint on the same vehicle the day before also. Officer kindly told the female that this was not a parking spot and she could park on the street like everyone else.

9:20 p.m. Driving complaint on Maine Ave E.  UTL.

9:58 p.m. Caller reporting that his dog ran off.  

11:34 p.m. Male requesting a welfare check on his kids due to a recent separation. Officer talked with the male and told him that 11:30 at night was not the best time for a welfare check as the lights were off and the home looked normal. Officer checked on the kids the next day and all is well.

Thursday, June 15

5:31 p.m. Report of suspicious activity at a residence. Officer did not locate anyone in the area.