Halloween: Drunks, damage, duty
By Sarah Smith
Halloween hijinks kept city and county officers hopping early Friday morning.
Two large gatherings were broken up peaceably around 2 a.m. and after running numerous license and criminal records checks, officers made sure inebriated persons had a sober ride home.
There were few, if any, citations issued.
About 4 a.m. a call about broken glass came in to the dispatch center. Officers arrived at Northern Bait, on Main Avenue in Park Rapids, to find a break-in. Four pistols were stolen, said Park Rapids Police Chief Terry Eilers.
Simultaneously, some people were moving a dilapidated garage up Highway 71 near four-mile corner, taking up much of the highway. Officers reasoned since there was no traffic at that hour and since the garage already had a deputy escort, they left the movers to complete the early morning job.