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Medina Police Report
Delano Herald Journal, Aug. 24, 2015

Aug. 3 - Report of a found blue youth Schwinn mountain style bike. Will be kept at the police department until owner comes forward. Clydesdale Trail and County Road 101, Medina.

Aug. 3 - Report of an Internet scam. Individual received a pop-up on his computer; computer locked up with message to call a certain party to unlock the computer. Individual called this party who said he needed to pay $200 for a six month service to fix his computer. He paid the $200 and the pop-up was removed. A couple of days later, this pop-up returned and he once again called the number. He requested to speak with a Steve Jones and when he was connected to Jones he was told he needed to pay $500 for them to fix it. He refused, hung up, and called police. 4100 block Chippewa Circle, Medina.

Aug. 3 - Barking dog complaint. 100 block Railway Street E, Loretto.

Aug. 4 - The area was checked; however, the source of the smell was not located. Brockton Lane N and Hamel Road, Medina.

Aug. 5 - Officer located a male and female in the park. Individuals were identified; they advised they were just talking. They were advised/warned that the park was closed. 3200 block Mill Drive, Medina.

Aug. 5 - Report of stray cats. Officer advised to leave the cats alone and to stop feeding them in hopes they will move on. 4700 block Medina Lake Drive, Medina.

Aug. 5 - Report of an unruly customer. 4300 block Highway 55, Medina.

Aug. 6 - Damaged mailbox. 1300 block Deer Hill Road, Medina.

Aug. 6 - Theft of energy drinks. 700 block Highway 55, Medina.

Aug. 6 - Damaged mailbox. 1200 block Oakview Road, Medina.

Aug. 6 - Report of a single shot fired in the area. Officer was unable to find the source of the

complaint. Unknown at this time if this is related to damage to property reports in the

area the night before. 1600 block Homestead Trail, Medina.

Aug. 7 - Theft of lawn care equipment. 2400 block Highway 55, Medina.

Aug. 7 - Damaged mailbox. Resident said that she had heard a loud “bang” and that she thought it sounded like a gunshot or an explosion. 1600 block Homestead Trail, Medina.

Aug. 7 - Reported that an individual slapped another person. 200 block Highway 55, Medina.

Aug. 7 - Report of juveniles riding a dirt bike. Officers checked the area; however, they were not located. 200 block Clydesdale Trail, Medina.

Aug. 7 - Information on a missing cat. Cat is described as a male, grey with some white tabby and no collar. 700 block Bridal Path Trail, Medina.

Aug. 8 - Officer drove back on the property with the landowner and found that a relative was having a bonfire and had friends over. The vehicle had permission to be parked where it was. 4600 block County Road 19, Medina.

Aug. 8 - Damaged mailbox. 1700 block Meadowwoods Trail, Medina.

Aug. 8 - Report of a dog inside a vehicle; windows were cracked. The vehicle was gone upon officer arrival. 300 block Clydesdale Trail, Medina.

Aug. 8 - The vehicle was unlocked without incident. 300 block Sunny Ridge Lane, Medina.

Aug. 8 - Officer was able to locate the party who had dumped the items; he returned and picked up the items. 1500 block Blackfoot Trail, Medina.

Aug. 9 - Loretto resident called to report hearing gunshots in the area. Canada goose hunting opened 08/08/2015 and there are hunters hunting in fields just north of Loretto. The hunters were shooting within allowable hours. Crestview Lane and Medina Street N, Loretto.

Aug. 9 - Report of a sick raccoon. Upon arrival, raccoon was not located. Lakeshore Avenue and Walnut Street, Medina.

Aug. 10 - Sound was a propane cannon used at a Medina farm to scare the birds away from corn and other crops. There is no ordinance that prohibits use of the device. 100 block Hillview Lane, Loretto.

Aug. 10 - Report of a vehicle parked on the side of the road occupied by a male on the phone. The vehicle was gone upon officer arrival. Arrowhead Drive and Highway 55, Medina.

Aug. 10 - Report of a sick raccoon. The animal was located, snared, dispatched and disposed of without incident. 3100 block Birch Avenue, Medina.

Aug. 10 - Overhead garage door was found open; the garage was unlocked. Homeowner’s daughter had returned from summer camp. 2300 block Hollybush Road, Medina.

Aug. 10 -Individual reported hearing a “pop” and seeing sparks on a utility pole. Officers were already on scene of an electrical problem at a utility pole behind the Dairy Queen which had lost power. County Road 116 and Highway 55, Medina.

Aug. 11 - Loretto resident reported a disturbance regarding the propane cannon used at a Medina farm. 200 block Mallard Lane, Loretto.

Aug. 11 - Burglary, open door. Inside was checked and nothing suspicious was found. There was no indication of forced entry. 3900 block Wild Meadows Drive, Medina.

Aug. 12 - Flags reported taken. 00 block Hamel Road, Medina.

Aug. 12 - Employee reported his truck been keyed. 400 block Evergreen Road, Medina.

Aug. 13 - While on patrol, officer saw a vehicle stopped at Medina Mobil, stopped and asked the driver if she needed assistance. She was trying to put air in a tire; the tire had a large bolt/screw stuck in the tire causing it to lose air. Officer was able to change her tire so she could be on her way home. 700 block Highway 55, Medina.

Aug. 13 - Caller reported there was a gas can and lunchbox in the grass, and thought the items seemed suspicious. Upon arrival, officer saw a crew from ACC Cable Contracting working in the area. Their equipment was spread out in the yard and a worker was next to the items. Lythrum Lane and Wild Meadows Drive, Medina.

Aug. 13 - Several landscape and construction crews were in the area. No one was unaware of any problems. 700 block Lilium Trail, Medina.

Aug. 13 - Vehicle fire with hazardous materials on board. 500 block Navajo Road, Medina.

Aug. 13 - Resident reported that she heard the garage service door open and then close and thought someone might be in the garage. Her dogs ran to the door barking. Upon officer arrival, the exterior of the garage was found to be secure. The interior of the garage was checked and no one was inside. It is unknown if the door opened due to wind or if it was actually opened by someone. No force was found on any exterior door. 1200 block Oakview Road, Medina.

Aug. 13 - Reported that a male had gone to a resident’s front door, looked inside, and then ran to the neighbor’s house to the south. The male went to this front door and then ran north to a vehicle located nearby. Officer was able to locate the vehicle and identified both the driver and passenger. They said they were selling discount cards for the Orono High School football\ booster club. When asked about the reported incident, the passenger said he was swarmed by bees so he ran. The story appeared legit. Officer advised them that the behavior did appear suspicious and they agreed. Reporting party was advised. 2400 block Holy Name Drive, Medina.

Aug. 13 - Report of an older green sedan driving through the neighborhood on numerous occasions for the past month. 200 block Calamus Circle, Medina.

Aug. 13 - Resident reported that she received a check from an unknown party to purchase her trailer off craigslist. She said after she cashed the check she was supposed to call a phone number and have a delivery service pick up the trailer. Check was declined due to being fraudulent. 2400 block Holy Name Drive, Medina.

Aug. 13 - Reported that an individual was dropped off and walking down the road with a flashlight. Individual was not located by police. 1800 block Homestead Trail, Medina.

Aug. 14 - Reported that an unknown person was knocking on her door. Officer was able to locate the person who had knocked. He said he knocked on the reporting party’s door to see what they were up to for the night. 2300 block Highway 55, Medina.

Aug. 14 - Test Refusal. DWI. Clydesdale Trail and County Road101, Medina.

Aug. 14 - DWI. BAC .18. 500 block Highway 55, Medina.

Aug. 15 - Resident called to report she heard shots in the late night/early morning hours. After calling, they saw remnants of fireworks nearby and believes this to be what caused the sound. 1100 block Jubert Trail, Medina.

Aug. 16 - .16 BAC. DWI. 1300 Baker Park Road, Medina.

Aug. 16 - Report of a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of the road. Upon arrival, officer made contact with two individuals. One individual was leaving for college in the morning, and the two of them were reminiscing on their relationship. They were advised this is private property and asked to leave the area. They were very cooperative and left. 3100 block Tuckborough Trail, Medina.