By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

Well, I have been slacking in my comment column, and I finally got a little slack for it. A sweet relative kindly asked where my column had been. I did not know it, but she had already planned to get back at me with day old homemade ice cream. 

My parents got fresh ice cream and chocolate sauce, probably because it was their 51st wedding anniversary that weekend and I get stuck with day old. I won’t complain too much because if there was such a thing as heaven in a bowl, this is it. The perfect homemade ice cream is made with the frosty Minnesota snow mixed with salt to make the ingredients freeze faster. A little bit of extra vanilla flavoring is what gives it the sweet flavor we have been enjoying for my 40 plus years.  

The chocolate sauce has to be the best on the planet. I tried to make it once and it was not the same. The combination of hot chocolate sauce melting the ice cream makes for one of those moments you don’t want to end.  With that, maybe the next time I can be on day one of the homemade ice cream treat night.

Friday, Jan. 1

11:58 a.m. Disturbance/assault reported on Rivercrest Drive.  Robert Haugen, 50, and Priscilla Tompkins, 73, cited for disorderly conduct.

5:06 p.m. Assist with a traffic stop on Co. Hwy. 31.

5:08 p.m. Vehicle unlock.

12:12 a.m. Assist with a domestic incident on Little Toad Lake Rd.

Saturday, Jan. 2

3:17 p.m. Assist with a house fire on Pleasant View Road.

5:18 p.m. Vandalism reported with Christmas lights cut and damaged.

Sunday, Jan. 3

1:59 p.m. Male reporting being harassed by another male. Both males have an ex-girlfriend in common.

Monday, Jan. 4

4:48 p.m. Assist with a domestic assault on Valley View Road.  Eric Halverson, 37, arrested for domestic assault.

8:43 p.m. Report of a juvenile female runaway.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

10:33 a.m. Assist with a funeral escort.

3:41 p.m. Female reporting fraud with food stamps being mailed to her mother in Frazee and adult daughter lives in Brainerd. Mom would not give food stamps back.  

7:33 p.m. Report of juvenile kids smoking wacky weed in the warming house at the skating rink.

12:21 a.m. Report of a disturbance on W. Main Ave.  Officer responded to find an elderly male had fallen and could not get up. Male was assisted with getting his bearings back and into bed.

Wednesday, Jan. 6

9:01 a.m. Report of two loose dogs by river on E Main Ave. Owner came to get the dogs.

9:35 a.m. Suspicious material, possibly drugs turned over to police.

3:49 p.m. Possible fraud reported on W. Main Ave.

6:01 p.m. Parking complaint in the Frazee Event Center parking lot with vehicles not being moved.  

Thursday, Jan. 7

9:41 a.m. Report of a loose dog.  Owner was found and warned that dogs need to be licensed in the city.

2:08 p.m. Report of a scam call from Social Security.  Female called the city office.  Female, scammer and officer were all on the line.  Scammer with a heavy middle eastern accent directed Frazee officer to arrest the woman.  You can guess how that went over.  Just a heads up …  The IRS, Social Security Office and other government agencies will never call to solicit money the way the scammers do.  It costs nothing to hang up the phone and call the police to inquire about the validity of the situation.

4:31 p.m. Assist landlord with identifying squatters on a property after tenant moved out.  

8:22 p.m. Welfare check requested by female who hadn’t heard from her elderly brother in two days when they usually talk daily. Officer knocked on door and was invited in to find the gentleman alive and well sitting on the can.

1:28 a.m. Suspicious activity on E. Oak Ave.  Former tenant was at property retrieving some of his belongings.