Big Lake Police Dept. 7 Day Activity Report

Big Lake Police Dept.
Chief Joel D. Scharf
Major Call For Service Categories
3  -  Theft-Fraud
1  -  Burglary
3  -  Alarm-Security
3  -  Harassment
5  -  Traffic Accidet
5  -  Medical
1  -  Assault
2  -  Narcotics
9  -  Agency/Public Assist
5  -  Civil Complaint
61 - Traffic Enforcement
1   - Predatory Offender Regist.
1  -  Domestic Disturbance
6 -  Suspicious Activity
9  -  Admin.-Background Check
3  - Fight-Disturbing the Peace
2  - Crimes Against Family
1  -  Property Damage
26 - All Other Calls For Service
147 Total Calls for Service
Traffic/Warning Activity
1  -  City Ordinance
1  -  Loud Noise
19 - Vehicle Lighting Violation
3  -  Vehicle Regist. Violation
1  -  Other Vehicle Equipment
3  -  Lane Usage
22  - Speeding-Exceed the Limit
2   - Stop Sign/Red Light Violat.
3 -  Vehicle Insurance Violation
2  - Drivers License Violation
2  -  All Other Driving Conduct
59 - Total Warnings
14 - Parking Citations
1   - Noise Ordinance Violation
2   - Warrant Arrest
6   - No Insurance Proof
1   - Underage Alcohol Consumpt
2   - Disobey Red Light-Stop Sgn
1   - 4th Deg Driv Under the Infl
1   - Refuse to Surrender Regist.
5   - Speeding-Exceed the Limit
1   - 2nd Deg Posses of Meth
1  - Criminal Damage to Property
1  - Possession of Marijuana
1  - Possession of Drug Paraph
2  - Curfew Violation
3 - Driving After Suspen/Revok
42 - Total Arrests
Calls of Interest Summary
03-18:  Fight involving 4 individuals at a local establishment, mediated and dispersed. *Light pole struck on Forest Road, driver left the scene. *Hit and run accident at  Hwy 10 and Eagle Lake Rd, one vehicle fled northbound on Eagle Lake Road, investigation continuing.  03-17:  2 vehicle crash at Hwy 10 and 25, minor damage. *Suspect arrested on outstanding arrest warrant, after a traffic stop.  03-16:  Complaint of loud noise from a group of vehicles on Minnesota, all involved warned of noise ordinance.  03-16:  Report of threats between residents on Leighton, both warned to have no further contact. *Report of a fight on Minnesota, parties dispersed and warned. *Report of violation of harassment restraining order via suspect hacking into victims Facebook Account, investigation continuing. *Noise complaint on Minnesota, warned. *Report of an assault, with unknown injuries, victim treated at Centracare, investigation continuing.  03-15:  Noise complaint on Minnesota, parties warned. *Suspect arrested for DWI following a traffic stop for a traffic violation.  03-14:  Report of hit and run accident on Oregon Ave, no current suspect information. *Report of an ATV on roadway multiple time during the day, warned. *Report of harassment from neighbors, referred to seek a no contact order. *Report of Burglary and theft of enclosed trailer at H2 Outfitters.  03-13:  Suspect arrested on outstanding arrest warrant and transported to jail. *Report of counterfeit $20 passed at a local business, investigation continuing. *Domestic disturbance, suspect arrested for possession of methamphetamine and property damage.  03-12:  Report of a hit and run accident on Maple Lane, no suspect. *2 runaways located on Polk Ave. for Becker PD.


(From left) Lexi Freund (Big Lake), Betsey Cornelius and Ben Cornelius (Nowthen), Gunner Dorweiler and Colton Dorweiler (Princeton), Ben Manning (Zimmerman), Bailey Dorweiller (Princeton) and Salene Krueger (Big Lake.) The county fair runs from July 16-19. (Photo by Ken Francis.)

Dr. Lola Sutherland is retiring from clinical practice after 33 years in the Big Lake community. (Photo by Jennifer Edwards.)

SMITTY’S AMATEUR FIDDLERS CONTEST drew 22 musicians to compete in Big Lake this year. They were accompanied by Gilmore Lee.

LEE GERHARDSON, 47, from New London, was found dead in Big Lake near the swimming beach in 10 feet of water Monday. Cause of death is unknown at this time but foul play is not suspected.

Adopt-a-Road participants volunteer for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and work to clean roadsides that border and bisect refuge land. This spring, from April to June, approximately six individuals, three families, and seven groups, such as boy and girl scouts and 4-H groups, volunteered to clean countless miles of roads. (Submitted photo.)