Weather Forecast


Halloween: Drunks, damage, duty

Cleanup began at Northern Bait on Main Avenue early Friday morning. Broken glass littered the sidewalk after being broken around 4 a.m. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

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.

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

(218) 732-3364