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Meeker County Sheriff's Report
Herald Journal, Feb. 20, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

On the 9th at 12:00 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible intoxicated driver leaving a business on Parker Avenue West, Dassel. Deputies located, stopped, and arrested the driver, Daniel Richard Paulson, age 28, of Dassel, on charges of 3rd Degree DWI and 2nd Degree Test Refusal.

On the 9th at 4:23 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a disturbance near the intersection of 3rd Street North and Parker Avenue West, Dassel. Deputies arrested Alexander Rudy Gamez, age 22, of Kandiyohi, on a Kandiyohi County warrant.

On the 9th at 6:03 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an alarm at an address on Central Avenue North, Watkins. A deputy checked the building and found everything was secure.

On the 9th at 11:18 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an alarm at an address on North Saturn Street, Cosmos. Dispatch spoke to an individual in the building who confirmed it was a false alarm.

On the 9th at 1:52 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office arrested Becky Lee Hopp, age 33 of Hutchinson, for 5th degree controlled substance, obstructing the legal process, possession of drug paraphernalia, and 4th degree assault of a peace officer at an address on County State Aid Highway 26, Cedar Mills.

On the 9th at 4:03 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an animal complaint on County State Aid Highway 16, Swede Grove Township. The owner was located and retrieved the animals.

On the 9th at 8:02 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office arrested Daniel Duane Kulseth, age 50, of Dassel, at a residence on 190th Street, Collinwood Township, on a Meeker County misdemeanor warrant for a probation violation.

On the 9th at 9:26 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a request to check the welfare of an individual at a residence on 545th Avenue, Danielson Township. The deputies contacted the individual and reported everything was okay.

Friday, February 10, 2017

On the 10th at 9:23 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stalled vehicle on County State Aid Highway 11, Litchfield Township.

On the 10th at 4:29 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the public at an address on Ramsey Avenue, Litchfield.

On the 10th at 6:24 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a driving complaint on Galigers Lane, Dassel. The deputy located the driver and issued a warning.

On the 10th at 8:06 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to and took a report of an Order for Protection violation at a residence on MN Highway 22, Litchfield Township.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

On the 11th at 4:23 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Hutchinson Police Department in attempting to make contact with an individual at a residence on South 1st Street, Darwin.

On the 11th at 4:48 a.m., a Sheriff’s Deputy came across a vehicle parked in the cemetery on Curran Street, Darwin. The vehicle was unoccupied and not a hazard.

On the 11th at 6:54 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report of unsafe conditions on US Highway 12, Darwin Township. A deputy transported the individual to his residence.

On the 11th at 8:59 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the public at a residence on 365th Street, Forest Prairie Township.

On the 11th at 3:00 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office picked up a lost item on US Highway 12, Litchfield Township.

On the 11th at 5:20 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a noise complaint at a residence on 708th Avenue, Collinwood Township. The deputy advised the individual of their options.

On the 11th at 5:23 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a driving complaint northbound on MN Highway 22, Litchfield Township. The deputy issued a warning for driving conduct.

On the 11th at 8:52 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to an animal complaint on MN Highway 15, Collinwood Township. The deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the cause for concern.

On the 11th at 9:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence on MN Highway 22, Litchfield Township. The deputies arrested Marion Bush, Jr., age 48, of Litchfield, on a McLeod County gross misdemeanor warrant for failure to appear.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

On the 12th at 1:52 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of suspicious activity at a residence on 742nd Avenue, Kingston Township. The deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the cause for concern.

On the 12th at 3:07 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of suspicious activity at a residence on Meeker Avenue North, Watkins. The deputy checked the area and was unable to locate the cause for concern.

On the 12th at 8:18 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a one vehicle accident near an address on 668th Avenue, Ellsworth Township.

On the 12th at 2:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report of an animal complaint at an address on 160th Street, Danielson Township. The individual brought a German Shepard to the pound.

On the 12th at 2:34 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a driving complaint at an address on Maple Lane, Grove City.

On the 12th at 3:24 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of an animal complaint at a residence on County State Aid Highway 19, Kingston.

On the 12th at 4:23 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary at a residence on 211th Street, Greenleaf Township.

On the 12th at 6:00 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a found item on 650th Avenue, Darwin Township.

On the 12th at 6:38 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a disabled trailer on 673rd Avenue, Ellsworth Township.

On the 12th at 7:17 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on 1st Street, Watkins.

On the 12th at 7:57 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of suspicious activity at a residence on 250th Street, Dassel Township. The deputy was unable to locate the cause for concern.

Monday, February 13, 2017

On the 13th at 2:44 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office observed suspicious activity at a business on West Astro Boulevard, Cosmos. The deputy spoke with the individual and determined there was no cause for concern.

On the 13th at 5:48 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office assisted the MN State Patrol with a two vehicle accident east of Eden Valley.

On the 13th at 1:11 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a civil issue at an address on 708th Avenue, Collinwood Township. The deputy advised of options.

On the 13th at 3:13 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of theft from an address on North 1st Street, Darwin.

On the 13th at 3:37 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of theft from a residence on North 1st Street, Darwin.

On the 13th at 3:42 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a driving complaint eastbound on US Highway 12 near Kandi/Meeker Road. The deputy located the vehicle and issued a warning for driving conduct.

On the 13th at 6:38 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to an accident involving an animal on County State Aid Highway 15, Collinwood Township. The deputy issued a possession tag.

On the 13th at 10:11 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office arrested Eric Robert Graham, age 47, of Litchfield, on a Meeker County probation violation warrant.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

On the 14th at 9:21 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious vehicle near a residence on 746th Avenue, Collinwood Township. The deputy located the vehicle of concern and found everything was okay with the vehicle.

On the 14th at 9:55 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a burglary at an address on 210th Street, Danielson Township. The deputy took information for a report.

On the 14th at 11:03 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a hit and run on 3rd Street South, Dassel. The deputy spoke with the individual and took information for a report.

On the 14th at 11:05 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of theft at an address on Veterans Drive, Watkins.

On the 14th at 11:15 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of theft from an address on east US Highway 12, Darwin.

On the 14th at 12:43 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check at a residence on Pacific Avenue West, Dassel. The deputy found everything to be okay at the residence.

On the 14th at 3:38 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a school bus stop arm violation on Galigers Lane, Dassel. The deputy issued a citation.

On the 14th at 4:01 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm at a residence on County State Aid Highway 2, Forest Prairie Township. The deputy found everything to be okay at the residence.

On the 14th at 4:02 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of juvenile trouble at an address on North Saturn Street, Cosmos. The deputy spoke to the individual and mediated the situation.

On the 14th at 4:40 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office while on patrol located an unsafe condition on US Highway 12, Dassel Township. The deputy located the owner of the property who will take care of the issue.

On the 14th at 4:59 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a cellular 9-1-1 hang up call from an area east of County State Aid Highway 11, Litchfield Township.

On the 14th at 6:17 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a cellular 9-1-1 hang up call from a business on 3rd Street South, Dassel.

On the 14th at 6:19 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office arrested Hayden Mcgary Hinson, age 23, of Dassel on a McLeod County warrant at a residence on 5th Street North, Dassel.

On the 14th at 9:24 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on East Depot Street, Litchfield. The passenger, James Wesley Ogle, age 19, of Litchfield, was arrested for 5th Degree Drug Possession.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

On the 15th at 6:57 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a property damage accident with an animal near 205th Street, Collinwood Township. The individual did not require deputy assistance.

On the 15th at 1:16 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a driving complaint on MN Highway 22, Greenleaf Township. The deputy was unable to locate the vehicle.

On the 15th at 4:25 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a scam attempt at a residence on County State Aid Highway 16, Harvey Township. There was no monetary loss.

On the 15th at 5:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office took information on a scam attempt at a residence on MN Highway 22, Greenleaf Township. The deputy will follow up with the individual.

On the 15th at 6:49 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a request for a welfare check at a residence on 575th Avenue, Litchfield Township. The deputy contacted the individual and found him to be okay.

On the 15th at 8:22 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to a driving complaint on 728th Avenue, Collinwood Township. The deputy was unable to locate the vehicle.