By Tyler Trieglaff

Notes from the Chief

It has been a while since I’ve written about police stuff so let’s see how many people I can rile up.  

First on the list is parking on Main Avenue in the downtown area. I have heard of a few complaints from business owners that customers or employees are parking in front of their business.

That question was also asked at the city council meeting last Wednesday. My response at the meeting was, “The police will not ticket a legally-parked vehicle on Main Avenue.”  

This is a downtown business issue that needs to be handled by those owners themselves.

My other gripe this week is that we seem to have some people moving to town without background checks being done by their landlords. I have seen the names of several felons come across the computer screen recently and I ask myself, who let these people move to town?

Several landlords work with the police department with backgrounds, while several others do not. This leads me to believe that the power of money overrides the want of a quiet and safe community.  

Notes from the Farm…55 is the magic number this week meaning 55 cows have calved and there are 53 calves running around. It is getting down to the numbers that we will separate calvers vs. non-calvers soon. That will make it easier to keep track of the new babies.  

Bull testing is scheduled for May 13 so we will see how many of the bulls still have their swimmers.  

Friday, May 3

1:10 p.m. Assist Medi-Van with getting a patient to the van.

10:19 p.m. Assist with a medical.

Saturday, May 4

1:51 a.m. Barking dog complaint on Maple Ave W. Owner would not come to the door. Officer talked with the dog owner and told him next time it would lead to a citation.

10:29 p.m. Business reported a suspicious vehicle in their parking lot a week or so ago. Officer found the vehicle and asked what was going on with the female driver and male passenger. Officer knows male to have a live-in girlfriend. Male said he gets in the car behind the business so his woman doesn’t see. 

Sunday, May 5

3:15 p.m. Assist with a two-vehicle crash on St Hwy 87.

5:33 p.m. Assist with a vehicle off the road on US Hwy 10.

9:47 p.m. Male and female reporting continual harassment by an ex of the female. Restraining order options given.

9:49 p.m. Assist with a warrant attempt on Balsam Ave.

Monday, May 6

9:14 a.m. Traffic stop with warning for speed.

9:20 a.m. School bus stop arm violation on Main Ave E. Driver to be cited for passing the bus on the right because the driver did not see any children and was in a hurry to get to work.

Tuesday, May 7

5:25 p.m. Traffic complaint that originated from a scuffle between some boys at the high school.

6:28 p.m. Report of a vehicle taken without permission from an address in the county. Driver was borrowing the vehicle earlier in the day then took it a second time without permission. Vehicle was found at a local watering hole and keys were turned over to the officer who gave them to the owner. 

9:48 p.m. Traffic stop with warning for no tail lights.

Wednesday, May 8

6:59 a.m. Traffic stop with warning for driving conduct.

8:39 p.m. False fire alarm at the high school.

10:50 a.m. Male calling in to report that his ex is refusing to leave. Female was kicking rocks by the time the officer arrived.

7:29 p.m. Male party reporting missing keys with a possible suspect. Officer talked with the suspect and she did not have the keys.

Thursday, May 9

3:08 p.m. Report of a female trespassing on rural property close to town. Officer found the female walking on St Hwy 87 and told her that she would be arrested if she returned to the property. She was allowed to continue walking on her own accord.

5:50 p.m. Background checks on two potential renters.

6:48 p.m. Assist with a medical.

7:14 p.m. Welfare check requested on an older gentleman. All was ok.

7:33 p.m. Officer talked with three middle school age girls about crossing the RR tracks between the crossings. Officer talked about the dangers and that it was trespassing on railroad property.

8:52 p.m. Assist with a verbal domestic on Eagle Lake Rd.