Hubbard County Incidents: Jan. 16-22, 2023

From the Hubbard County dispatch blotter.

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Accidents: Jan. 16: A motorist reported traveling off the roadway and hitting a tree, with no injury; A 510th St. caller reported a Honda four-door sedan went off the road on top of a culvert overnight;

Jan. 17: An accident was reported involving a semi and a Ford SUV; A Rockwood Twp. caller reported a vehicle off the road;

Jan. 19: A 1998 Dodge Durango rolled into a field with no injuries; Law enforcement checked on a vehicle off the road.

Animal Related: Jan. 16: A Park Rapids area caller had questions for an officer about what to do with the remains of her brother’s deceased dog;

Jan. 17: A caller requested a deer possession tag;


Jan. 18: A 161st Ave. caller was concerned for the welfare of a couple of dogs that had been chained up for the past few days; A 317th Ave. caller reported he was chased by a pitbull and had to pepper-spray the dog; A Guthrie Twp. caller reported service animals abandoned at a residence;

Jan. 19: A Nevis Twp. caller reported horses not being fed;

Jan. 20: A vehicle went into the median after hitting a deer, and Bemidji ambulance stopped to check on the driver whom they believed was intoxicated; A caller was concerned that two dogs running across the roadway would be hit by a vehicle; A County 109 caller complained about neighbors’ aggressive dogs coming into her yard;

Jan. 22: A County 4 caller reported animal neglect; A County 18 caller found a small border collie with a pink camo collar but no identification.

Assaults/Harassment: Jan. 17: A Lakeport Twp. caller reported being harassed via an online computer program; A Henrietta Twp. caller reported a verbal domestic dispute;

Jan. 18: A Nevis caller reported a lunchtime dispute;

Jan. 19: A U.S. Hwy. 71 caller reported a juvenile threatening to run away, and dispatch could hear the juvenile yelling at their father in the background;

Jan. 20: A County 226 caller wanted to speak to an officer about someone who keeps harassing her; A County 4 caller wanted a person removed from her residence; A County 4 caller said she placed a protection order against a male and she was driving around until he was served, noting he was still at the residence.


Burglaries/Theft: Jan. 16: A County 119 caller reported they could hear some sort of alarm going off at their neighbor’s residence, but didn’t know if he was home;

Jan. 17: A County 40 caller reported a possible PayPal scam; State Hwy. 64 caller suspected he had a stolen TV;

Jan. 19: A motion detector alarm was activated at a County 50 residence; A County 40 caller reported his car was stolen;

Jan. 20: A Lake George caller reported someone stole her ID and cards;

Jan. 21: A commercial burglar alarm was activated in Rockwood Twp.; A 374th St. caller reported harassment; A 190th St. caller reported harassment by their sister;

Jan. 22: A $76.74 gas drive-off was reported in Akeley; A Park Rapids caller reported his wife broke out a window in his van, stole some stuff and took off in a Chevy; A garage door alarm was activated in Lakeport Twp.; A living room motion alarm was activated on County 40.

Fires: Jan. 17: A structure fire was reported on 269th Ave.;

Jan. 22: A County 3 caller reported a vehicle on fire with all three doors opened, but caller didn’t know if it was occupied.


Medical: Jan. 16: An ambulance was requested in Henrietta Twp. for an 81-year-old described as weak and dizzy; An ambulance was requested in Crow Wing Lake Twp. for a male having trouble breathing and low blood oxygen levels; An ambulance was requested in Akeley Twp. for a 90-year-old female who fell and possibly injured her shoulder; A medical alarm was activated three times in Crow Wing Lake Twp. with no voice contact; An ambulance was requested on County 119 for a male with logs lying on top of him;

Jan. 17: An ambulance was requested in Straight River Twp. for a COVID patient who felt like she was going to pass out;

Jan. 18: An ambulance was requested in Farden Twp. for a 50-year-old female described as sick and in pain;

Jan. 19: An ambulance was requested on County 1 for a male feeling sick and dizzy; An ambulance was requested on Becker County 46 for a 2-year-old having trouble breathing, possibly due to an allergic reaction;

Jan. 20: An ambulance was requested in Akeley for a male who’d had the flu and couldn’t stop throwing up and shaking; An ambulance was requested in Hubbard Twp. for an elderly female who fell and was stuck between a table and a bed; An ambulance was requested in Todd Twp. for a female with COVID who was growing week and had low oxygen levels;

Jan. 21: An ambulance was requested on County 93 for a 73-year-old male having a stroke;

Jan. 22: An ambulance was requested in Helga Twp. for a male who couldn’t breathe well, reporting his arms didn’t feel normal and turning red in the face.

Miscellaneous: Jan. 16: A Guthrie Twp. caller complained that his daughter was there, taking some of her things, when caller didn’t want her there; An officer reported suspicious activity in Park Rapids; A County 18 caller requested officer advice, saying they left firearms with their father during a divorce and now the father was claiming ownership of the firearms; A welfare check was requested for a male who made a “weird” Facebook post and was unknown to caller;

Jan. 17: A County 9 caller reported a suspicious, unknown minivan parked in his driveway, honking; A Park Rapids caller was suspicious about a vehicle with two high school-aged girls that parked in his driveway and then other driveways in the area; A County 39 caller requested officer advice about the legality of entering her soon-to-be-ex-husband’s room to find an item he had taken from her;

Jan. 18: An open-line 911 call came from a Lake Emma Twp. location, where there was no answer upon callback;

Jan. 19: A caller found mail at the end of a road;

Jan. 20: A Becida caller wanted to speak to a deputy about child custody and visitation issues; A Clover Twp. caller had questions for an officer about a person who left a sled on his property without permission; A U.S. Hwy. 71 caller wanted to speak with an officer about a residence where she lives; A caller had questions about authenticating a video;

Jan. 21: A 110th St. caller complained about someone who is not supposed to be on the property plowing her driveway; A 167th Ave. caller complained about the noise of a vehicle revving in the garage and apparently driving up and down the road; A Park rapids caller reported a person had been in a vehicle in a parking lot for about two hours; A County 91 caller reported a child custody issue with no court custody agreement in place, while still sharing a residence with his ex-wife;

Jan. 22: A County 4 caller reported a property dispute.

Traffic: Jan. 16: A caller reported two logs fell off a truck in the turning lane to go north from State Hwy. 34 to State Hwy. 64; A U.S. Hwy. 71 caller reported a Ford F-150 on the side of the road with a possibly intoxicated driver;

Jan. 18: A Todd Twp. caller reported a male drive had been in the ditch three times and perhaps shouldn’t be driving; A U.S. Hwy. 71 caller reported a driver trying to run caller off the road, speeding up and slowing down; A vehicle was reported swerving all over the roadway;

Jan. 19: A van or small SUV was reported swerving into both lanes; A Park Rapids caller requested officer assistance with a night truck driver;

Jan. 20: Multiple snowmobile violations were reported; A Park Rapids agency reported a possible case of criminal sexual conduct;

Jan. 21: A caller reported a driver swerving all over the road and passing cars erratically; Motorist assist was requested; A vehicle was stopped in Park Rapids with loud exhaust, a brake light out, swerving all over the roadway and going through a red light at the State Hwy. 34 and U.S. Hwy. 71 intersection; Law enforcement stopped a scooter; A Chevy pickup with an obstructed license plate was stopped;

Jan. 22: A County 4 caller reported an SUV swerving all over the road, almost hitting cars head-on; Motorist assist was requested.

Typing up the Hubbard County dispatch report can sometimes be tedious, but the job is occasionally livened up by an example of human, or sometimes animal, weirdness.

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.
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