By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Well, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve typed more than the basic report and my fans are surprisingly quiet.  I have not even heard from the Rochert Stalker.  

Our city cameras are up and running very well. We have used them several times for both major and minor incidences. We will be in the process of adding more cameras to key intersections and areas that are concerning.

Wednesday the 23rd Old Man Winter and Mother Nature had another nasty domestic incident. I am not sure who won, because it’s still -17 windchill as I’m typing this report. 

I don’t think Old Man Winter learns his lessons very well because he keeps coming back for more of Mother Nature’s fury. I think it’s time I give him some advice so here it is.  Hey Old Man Winter…When you are dealing with Mother Nature you have two choices. You can either be right or be happy when dealing with her. 

If you keep trying to be right all the time, we end up with white out conditions and windchill so cold out that eyelashes freeze shut. If you just accept it and be happy, we end up with sunny cold, brisk days. Now, I know that Old Man Winter is going to scoff at my suggestion, but take it from me, I know what I’m talking about.  If I would have focused on being happy instead of being right, I wouldn’t be divorced.  Have a nice week!

Friday, Dec. 18

9:48 a.m. Assist with a medical.

1:31 p.m. Report of a loose dog the night before on W. Main.

4:13 p.m. Assist DLPD with a theft of a chainsaw from the back of a pickup at Menards. Suspect vehicle is associated with a female who lives in Frazee. DL officer talked with female the next day, and she admitted to being in the area and driving the suspect car, but “did not know anything about a stolen chainsaw.”

Saturday, Dec. 19

6:30 p.m. Suspicious vehicle called in driving around Red Willow. Officer found vehicle, ran the plate and it lives in the neighborhood.

Sunday, Dec. 20

11:44 a.m. Welfare check on elderly female.

12:20 p.m. Loose dog complaint on W. Ash Ave.

5:10 p.m. Arrest of Jason Peterson, 39, Frazee on Becker County warrant.

5:47 p.m. Civil complaint with male party concerned that ex-girlfriend may come back to the house and take property.

8:15 p.m. Assist with a two-vehicle crash with minor injuries on St. Hwy. 87.

Monday, Dec. 21

10:09 a.m. Hit and run with property damage on 2nd St NW with a vehicle hitting the air conditioning unit and causing damage.

10:36 p.m. Assist with a medical.

7:11 p.m. Assist with a medical.

Tuesday, Dec. 22

9:32 p.m. Assist with a medical.

10:36 a.m. 911 hang-up on Balsam Ave.

10:51 a.m. Vehicle unlock on Balsam Ave.

1:27 p.m. Domestic/property damage incident on Balsam Ave.  Under investigation.

2:37 p.m. Civil complaint on W. Maple Ave.  Care Center resident complaining of not receiving their mail.  Resident was ordering vitamins/dietary supplements and was not allowed to have the products due to not being prescribed through proper channels.

Wednesday, Dec. 23

3:23 p.m. Disturbance on W Ash Ave.  Ashley Paulson, 29, Waubun cited for criminal damage to property.

12:37 a.m. Assist with a domestic threats call on St. Hwy. 87.

Thursday, Dec. 24

8:57 a.m. Assist with a medical.

10:24 a.m. Assist Fargo PD with locating stolen cell phone in Frazee. Phone was tracked to a location on W Willow Ave and found in females’ vehicle. Phone was turned over to police and female will face charges from Fargo PD.

7:05 p.m. Officer flagged down on Main Ave by male party with whom the PD has had many contacts. Male said he left the house because his old lady threw him out again. He said he was cooling off before he went home.