By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Around about 16 years ago there turned up a kitty cat at the farm that the boy and I took into our house.  We named her Kitti because I was too lazy to call her anything else, and it was a nice name for a 3-year-old to remember.  She was a pretty neat cat until that first heat cycle came about. There was not a second one.  

So, Miss Kitti has had a pretty gravy life at our house, mostly living inside, but not afraid to go outside on her own. She has been relatively healthy with normal vet checks and what not. Several months ago, she started to lick her back and she was starting to lose hair on her in that region. I called the vet and was told that she needed her anal glands expressed. An appointment was made and the glands were expressed because there was a smell that one will not forget. 

However, the expression did not take as she continued to lick and scratch her back to the point that she was starting to rub the area raw.  Redness was showing through the lack of hair and it was time for another vet appointment.  This time she was sent home with a spray that was applied twice daily a week and by gum, she started to get better. The hair is almost fully regrown and she seems much more comfortable instead of the constant licking. 

Why do I write about my puddy cat you ask?  Well, when there is a teenager at home you never know what will come out of his mouth.  He was commenting about how well her hair was growing back and talked about how well the spray had worked. (Warning: Mic drop coming) He then asked if I should use the spray on my head.  Have a nice week.

Friday, Feb. 19

8:23 a.m. Disturbance on Rivercrest Drive. Neighbors not being so neighborly.

1:23 p.m. Resident reporting a possible scam regarding household cleaning services.

4:46 p.m. Resident reporting getting threats from an acquaintance.

Saturday, Feb. 20

3:26 p.m. Adult female requesting assistance due to getting kicked out of residence in Otter Tail County. She was not welcome at her parent’s house in Frazee. Officer obtained a voucher for female to stay in hotel in Detroit Lakes for the night.

4:47 p.m. Male reporting that his girlfriend was refusing to give him his property. Male said he got into an argument with his girlfriend in the morning. He left and now she won’t give him his stuff. Officer told the male that the police will not do a property exchange without a court order, and it is a civil matter.  Male told the officer that was a bunch of “BULLSHEET.”  Officer told male to contact the female when things calmed down, male hung up on officer.

9:53 p.m. Shoplifting reported at the Frazee Liquor Store with a male stealing a bottle of booze from the off-sale. Officer used some great Magnum P.I. skills and found suspect vehicle in town.  Russell Columbus III, 30, Frazee cited for theft. Columbus will be trespassed from the Liquor Store for one year.

Sunday, Feb. 21

6:58 p.m. Wallet found in front of post office and turned into PD. Owner was contacted and picked up wallet.

11:01 p.m. Traffic stop with citation for No MN Driver’s License issued to John Winans, 27, Frazee.

11:47 p.m. Traffic stop with arrest of Donald Helps, 39, Fergus Falls.  Helps was arrested on Otter Tail County warrants.

Monday, Feb. 22

11 a.m. Traffic stop with citation for Driving After Revocation issued to Arlan Bergstrom Jr., 28, Detroit Lakes.

5:34 p.m. Disturbance on E Juniper with a driver accelerating very fast from intersection and a resident out chopping ice and snow motioning to driver to slow down.  Ice flew from the ice scraper and hit the car and words were exchanged.

9:09 p.m. Female calling in with information about a possible vulnerable adult being exploited.  This case was investigated and charged out 2 years prior.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

12:32 p.m. Report from female  that a male (ex-boyfriend) had a butcher knife in a house on Balsam Ave.  Male was supposedly intoxicated and in violation of probation. Officers could see male in the house, but male would not respond, come to the door or answer the phone.  Officer and deputies determined that there was no crime committed and male was left to himself.

6:54 p.m. 911 call into Otter Tail County transferred to Becker County.  Male caller was having an emotionally rough day.  Male willingly went with officer to ER.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

4:31 p.m. Report from female of fraudulent unemployment claim. Report taken and female was going to work on getting things straightened out.

8:29 p.m. Driving complaint on 5th St NE. Officer could see the fishtail driving marks on the snow-covered road. Officer talked with two young adult drivers about their driving conduct.

Thursday, Feb. 25

1:02 p.m. Report of possible drug activity on E Main. Area will get some more patrol.

5:06 p.m. Welfare check requested on female who male has not heard from all day.  Male called back to say he finally got a hold of female.

8:28 p.m. Welfare check requested from daughter on her mother. Officer found mom and boyfriend later and all was well.  Officer asked that mom contact daughter.

11:09 p.m. Information from a Repo company that they took possession of a vehicle.