On May 16, at approximately 10:10 p.m., the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a vehicle hitting a deer near mile marker 47, on Interstate 94. The driver side airbag was deployed. There was minor damage to the exterior of the vehicle yet it was inoperable. The driver was transported to Lake Region Healthcare and treated for a possible concussion. Rothsay Fire Department assisted on the scene, Ringdahl Ambulance transported the driver and Beyer’s Towing towed the vehicle to their shop.
An honest mistake
A local resident had their vehicle being serviced at Nelson’s Auto Center, in Fergus Falls, on the afternoon of May 17. While it was there, an employee accidentally backed into the vehicle, causing damage to the front driver's side (wheel and door). Nelson’s told the resident that they would take care of the damage, given it was on their lot and their employee. The incident was documented for insurance purposes.
From up top
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office fielded a driver complaint call of erratic driving and slow speeds on the eastbound lane of State Highway 210, on the evening of May 17. An officer responded and found said vehicle. When chatting with the driver of the vehicle, the officer discovered the person to be very religious – who then called the officer a liar and that “only God knows the truth.”
Back against the wall
On the morning of May 20, the Fergus Falls Police Department, at approximately 9:16 a.m., responded to a call on the 300 block of South Cascade Street. An individual living on that block was yelling at neighbors, accusing them of conspiring with the government against said individual. The person was also claiming that the neighbors were keeping them up at night. Officers told the individual to cease contact and further outburst would result in disorderly conduct charges.
Fire spreads throughout lawn
Multiple agencies responded to a fire call, on the afternoon of May 20, on Amor Park Road. A resident had a small brush fire going and neglected to pay attention, causing the fire to spread onto the lawn and eventually burning down a small yard shed, which was a complete loss. Lawnmowers and some miscellaneous shed items were inside. Both the Battle Lake and Ottertail City Fire Departments responded, along with officers.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office took a call, on May 20, for suspicious activity on the caller’s hunting land, including a white van, near Bluffton. The caller had found litter along with a white substance, which they brought to the OPS Center. Officers field tested the substance and it came back positive for methamphetamine. All items were disposed of and extra patrol was set for the area.
Coffee the culprit
The Minnesota State Patrol responded to a crash along State Highway 78, at approximately 9:12 am, on May 21. A caller had witnessed a truck go off the road, through a fence and hit a cabin. Upon discussion with the driver, it was learned that they had choked on coffee while driving, resulting in the accident. There were no signs of impairment.
Items stolen from vehicle
On May 21, at approximately 3:53 p.m., the Fergus Falls Police Department responded to a call of items stolen from an unlocked trunk, on the 1100 block of Green Acres Lane. The resident stated that some time in the last week a Memphis brand 1500 watt amp, 12” kicker subwoofer and a 12” Alpine subwoofer were taken from the vehicle. The resident stated that the estimated values of the items to be around $1,700.