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Peeping tom charged with felony

The Fergus Falls man accused of peeping in a 10-year-old girl’s window on Tuesday night was charged in Otter Tail County court with a felony count of interfering with privacy against a minor. Taylor Robert Gehrking, 28, has also been charged with two counts of misdemeanor indecent exposure after two separate incidents earlier this week […]

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Peeping tom arrested

Police arrested an alleged peeping tom Wednesday morning after a report the night before that a man matching his description was standing on an apartment roof and staring through the window of a 10-year-old girl. At 10:30 a.m., police executed a search warrant on an apartment in the 100 block of East Lincoln Avenue, where […]

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Man arrested at council meeting

A disgruntled Fergus Falls resident was arrested outside of the city council chambers Tuesday for violating a restraining order after he compared city council leadership to the currently deposed dictator of Libya. Ron Melius, who has caused a stir at council meetings in the past, showed up shortly before the 5:30 p.m. meeting with a […]

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Deputies bust underage drinking party

Grant County deputies cited 13 people on Saturday night for underage drinking at a party in a farm house just south of Ten Mile Lake, law enforcement reported. At 5:30 p.m., the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip that a party with underage drinking and marijuana would take place that night near […]

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Sheriff’s office urges caution with solicitors

The county sheriff’s office has recently received a few calls in rural Fergus Falls and Underwood about some salesmen who are coming to people’s homes and asking if they would like their driveway paved. While the sheriff’s office did not say that anything illegal has occurred, Chief Deputy Stacy Paulseth urged caution when dealing with […]

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Officers respond to false alarm

Several law enforcement officers responded to two homes in Fergus Falls on Saturday night after what turned out to be a false report of a hostile man and woman with guns. According to police, they received a call from a veteran crisis hotline around 7:30 a.m. reporting that a veteran and his significant other were […]

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Deputies search for man in marsh

A law enforcement and community search turned up nothing after several multiple Perham residents reported what sounded like a male voice calling for help in a marsh just to the east of Paul Lake. The calls came in around 8:15 p.m. Deputies came to the lake, located about 5 miles west of Perham, and searched […]

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Three charges filed against Hammer

Zachary Allen Hammer, 20, the Fergus Falls man who allegedly engaged in a drunken tussle with a police officer on Wednesday, was charged with third degree criminal damage to property, obstructing the legal process, and underage consumption of alcohol in Otter Tail County District Court. Court records line up with initial police reports that Hammer […]

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Drunk man tangles with officer

A 20-year-old Fergus Falls man was arrested around 1 a.m. Wednesday after allegedly fighting with a police officer near the intersection of Friberg and Fir avenue. An officer was out on patrol when he allegedly saw a man, later identified as Zachary Allen Hammer, staggering and almost falling near the intersection, police reported. The officer […]

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Crossbow call yields no threat

Fergus Falls police and sheriff’s deputies responded at 3 p.m. Wednesday to a report that a man was standing on the roof of the Riverview Apartments with a loaded crossbow. Several cars responded to the area and attempted to create a protective perimeter while officers went through the apartment up to the roof. Police reported […]

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