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Howard Lake Police Report
Herald Journal, Sept. 8, 2014

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Aug. 3 - An officer assisted a motorist whose vehicle broke down. AAA was notified and handled the problem. 6th Street.

Aug. 3 - An officer was dispatched to the fairgrounds for a report of a child with a leg fracture. The report was unfounded. 10th Ave.

Aug. 3 - An officer responded to a traffic complaint, located the vehicle, and stopped it. The driver was lost and showed no signs of impairment. The officer provided directions. Hwy 12.

Aug. 4 - An officer took information regarding extra patrol for an area business. Jennings Ave.

Aug. 5 - An officer received a report of threats that occurred during the Wright County fair. The complainant asked that the incident be documented. The officer completed a report and added it to the case file. 10th Ave.

Aug. 5 - An officer received a report from a resident that his car and house had been egged sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning. The officer informed the resident that this had happened recently at several addresses and added the information to the case file. 9th St.

Aug. 5 - An officer received a report that a resident’s car was egged for the second time over the weekend. The officer informed the owner that all cars that have been egged in the last few incidents were parked on the street. The owner stated that he would park his car in the parking lot. 9th St.

Aug. 5 - An officer received a report that a garage was egged sometime on Sunday evening. The officer informed the resident that several other cars were hit as well. The officer added the information to the case file. Dutch Lake Trail.

Aug. 5 - An officer was dispatched to an alarm. HL fire responded as well. It was a false trip due to a power outage. 13th Ave.

Aug. 5 - An officer was dispatched to a noise complaint of heavy machinery being operated. There was no machinery being operated when the officer arrived. 9th St.

Aug. 6 - An officer received a report of a vehicle that was tailgating another vehicle. The officer located the vehicle and talked to the driver. 6th St.

Aug. 7 - An officer received a report that property managers are entering a resident’s apartment when they are not home. The officer talked to the property manager who stated that they have not entered the apartment. 9th St.

Aug. 7 - An officer responded to a report of a loose dog. The officer contacted several neighbors in an attempt to locate the owner of the dog with no success. A short time later the owners who were out looking for the dog drove by and the dog was reunited with the owners. 10th Ave.

Aug. 7 - An officer received a check welfare call from a woman who had not heard from her father. He does not live in Howard Lake. The officer advised the caller of options. 8th Ave.

Aug. 7 - Wright County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance with locating a black colored Audi involved in a gas drive-off in Cokato. The vehicle was last seen traveling eastbound on Highway 12. An officer attempted to locate the vehicle but did not find it. Hwy 12.

Aug. 8 - An officer received a report of a fraudulent phone call. A caller posing as an IRS agent told a resident that she had 24 hours to pay a past-due amount to the IRS or the IRS would file a lawsuit. The resident did not give the caller any personal information and referred the caller to an attorney. Imhoff Ave.

Aug. 8 - An officer responded to a report of a theft of a car stereo from a vehicle. The vehicle is inoperable and has been parked unsecured and unattended for approximately four months. The owner stated that he went into the vehicle a week ago and nothing was missing. This morning when he went into the vehicle he noticed that the car stereo was missing. The officer completed a report and added it to the case file. 13th Ave.

Aug. 8 - Received a screened out child protection intake summary from Wright County Human services. The report was added to the case file. 8th Ave.

Aug. 8 - An officer responded to a report regarding concerns with an outside gas meter. There were no visible problems noted with the gas meter. 5th St.

Aug. 8 - A gas drive-off was reported at the Pit Stop. The male purchased other items and was not charged for purchase of gasoline. The male later returned and paid for the gasoline. Dutch Lake Dr.

Aug. 8 - An officer responded to a report of a mother leaving an infant outside on the sidewalk along Highway 12. The area was checked and no female matching the description was located. 6th St.

Aug. 9 - An officer responded to a report of a domestic. A male and female were having a verbal disagreement. The officer mediated the situation. 11th Ave.

Aug. 9 - An officer responded to a traffic complaint involving a motor vehicle traveling westbound on Highway 12 and all over the roadway. The vehicle was located legally parked in a parking lot. The officer did not locate the driver. 6th St.

Aug. 9 - A resident reported a lost black and white dog. Several days later the dog was found. Mallard Pass Trail.

Aug. 9 - An officer received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked on the east side of a property behind a garage unit. The manager was not familiar with the vehicle and the owner was unknown. A resident using the vehicle was later identified. Shoreline Dr.

Aug. 9 - A homeowner requested extra patrol. 11th Ave.