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Howard Lake Police Report
Herald Journal, August 15, 2016

July 31 - An officer was flagged down and advised that a fight was under way. When the officer pulled into the parking lot the instigators scattered. 6th St.

July 31 - An officer responded to a medical involving an elderly male who fell and has a facial injury. Howard Lake Ambulance responded and transported the male to Buffalo ER. 1st Street.

July 31 - An officer responded to a parking complaint involving vehicles boxed in at Memorial Park. The officer assisted. 10th Avenue.

July 31 - An officer mediated a disagreement between a landlord and a tenant. 2nd Ave.

July 31 - An officer responded to a parking complaint involving vehicles boxed in at Memorial Park. The officer assisted. 10th Avenue.

July 31 - Officers and reserves assisted WCSO in locating a missing juvenile male. The male was located in Maple Lake. 10th Ave.

Aug. 1 - An officer responded to a business alarm. Upon arrival the officer checked the business and it appeared to be secure. A key holder responded to reset the alarm. 6th Street.

Aug. 1 - An officer assisted a driver with a flat tire. 6th St.

Aug. 1 - An officer assisted HL Ambulance with a medical. The patient was having difficulty breathing and the officer provided oxygen. She was then transported by ambulance to a hospital. 7th St.

Aug. 1 - An officer received a report of a theft which was later determined to be unfounded. 1st St.

Aug. 1 - The department received an anonymous report that people were living in a trailer parked on a driveway. The reporting person also reported that dogs were kept in the trailer for extended periods of time without being let out. 12th Ave.

Aug. 1 - An officer assisted WCSO with locating a juvenile in Cokato. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate him. Sunset Ave.

Aug. 1 - A resident had a question regarding skateboarding on the street. Her questions were answered. 8th Ave.

Aug. 2 - An employee reported a shoplifting incident that happened the previous evening. 6th St.

Aug. 2 - A resident received a call from a caller claiming to be with the IRS. The resident did not give the caller any personal information. 5th Ave.

Aug. 2 - An officer responded to assist WCSO with a commercial fire alarm in Middleville TWP. The alarm was cancelled prior to the officer’s arrival. Keats Ave.

Aug. 2 - An officer responded to a disturbance. A female had a rock and was pounding on a door. The female was transported to Ridgeview Hospital by HL Ambulance. 7th St.

Aug. 2 - An officer assisted with a medical. The patient was transported to Ridgeview Hospital by HL Ambulance for abdominal pain. Fairway Blvd.

Aug. 3 - An officer observed a vehicle driving between Memorial Park and Wright County Fairgrounds in the early hours of the day. The driver advised the officer that she couldn’t sleep and was driving around. 10th Ave.

Aug. 3 - An officer responded to a report of a possibly suicidal female. The female stated that she was not going to hurt herself but had been crying on the phone and the other party got worried. 7th St.

Aug. 3 - An officer responded to a medical involving a female who was not feeling well. Howard Lake ambulance responded and transported the patient to Litchfield. 7th St Unt N3.

Aug. 3 - An officer responded to a crash involving a van and a semi. There were no injuries. Minnesota State Patrol responded and handled the incident. 6th St.

Aug. 3 - An officer responded to a report of a suspicious person. Dura Dr.

Aug. 4 - An officer responded to a report of a suspicious person and determined it was an authorized peddler. 9th St.

Aug. 4 - An officer assisted Stearns County with locating a child. The child was located at her grandmother’s house. 9th St.

Aug. 4 - An officer assisted WCSO with locating a vehicle that had been traveling at a high rate of speed on HWY 12. The vehicle was not located. Nelson Blvd.

Aug. 5 - An officer received a third party report of a domestic that was not in progress. The parties had left town. 8th Ave.

Aug. 5 - An officer responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint. The occupants were waiting for a friend. 7th St.

Aug. 6 - An officer responded to a noise complaint. The loud guests had already left and the homeowner was advised. 13th St.

Aug. 6 - A resident reported hearing several gun shots. The noise was actually fireworks. The area was checked and no exact location was determined. 6th St.