Hubbard County Incidents: Jan. 9-15, 2023

From the Hubbard County dispatch blotter.

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Accidents: Jan. 9: Law enforcement reported a vehicle off the road;

Jan. 11: A vehicle off the road was reported; A caller reported an occupied vehicle off the roadway; A caller reported a car rolled over in the ditch; A report of an accident with no injuries, leaving a vehicle in a lane of traffic, was passed onto Becker County;

Jan. 12: A caller reported a vehicle hit a tree, airbags deployed, and the driver was complaining of chest pains; A U.S. Hwy. 71 caller reported while he was turning into his driveway, a vehicle tried to pass him, hitting the plow on his truck; A vehicle in the ditch was reported;

Jan. 13: Law enforcement reported a semi in the ditch;

Jan. 14: Law enforcement found a vehicle partly in the ditch, not causing a traffic hazard; A pickup in the ditch was reported;


Jan. 15: An occupied vehicle off the road was reported.

Animal Related: Jan. 9: A Helga Twp. caller complained about two dogs belonging to their neighbors that kept coming into caller’s yard and attacked their dog; Law enforcement reported an animal complaint in Guthrie Twp.;

Jan. 10: A caller reported a deer hit by a 2017 Dodge Challenger, sang the vehicle remained drivable and moved on, and caller did not know if the deer was still on the roadway; A caller reported a deer hit by a 2012 Toyota Camry was still alive with its legs broken, while the caller moved on; A County 18 caller complained about a neighbor trespassing with a snowmobile and harassing them over a dog bite that had occurred a couple weeks ago;

Jan. 11: A caller reported black cows crossing County 4, heading east; A Farden Twp. caller had questions about a neighbor’s deer in their yard;

Jan. 13: A Guthrie Twp. caller had issues about the way her daughter was taking care of her animals;

Jan. 15: A caller requested a possession tag to salvage a deer hit by a vehicle.

Assaults/Harassment: Jan. 9: A Nevis caller reported a child being bullied repeatedly;

Jan. 10: A 911 hang-up caller called back, requesting Cass County, reporting that her “baby daddy” was intoxicated and scaring her; A third party reported a female on 185th Ave. threatening a male, describing it as an ongoing issue;


Jan. 11: A U.S. Hwy. 71 caller said she and her 16-year-old daughter were arguing and caller did not feel safe;

Jan. 12: A County 1 caller reported someone broke into her home and assaulted her;

Jan. 13: A Farden Twp. caller reported he was beaten up and he just wanted his phone back, saying he walked down the road to use someone’s phone;

Jan. 14: A Guthrie Twp. caller had questions about a harassment restraining order.

Burglaries/Theft: Jan. 9: A Nevis caller believed a couple of people were making fraudulent charges on her credit card;

Jan. 10: A Straight River Twp. caller reported a neighbor acting inappropriately toward them;

Jan. 11: An entry/exit burglar alarm was activated on 444th St.;

Jan. 12: A Todd Twp. caller reported a credit card fraudulently opened in her name; A County 30 caller reported tools stolen from his van; A County 119 caller reported his vehicle was stolen;


Jan. 13: A White Oak Twp. caller reported possible email fraud;

Jan. 14: A Nevis caller reported three loads of laundry stolen from the laundromat during a doctor’s appointment.

Fires: Jan. 10: Beltrami County reported receiving a call from someone outside the area, reporting a large fire on the south side of U.S. Hwy. 2 near Grace Lake; A fire alarm was activated in Laporte;

Jan. 15: A County 110 caller reported a small fire on the back corner of a house, suspecting that timber inside was smoldering.

Medical: Jan. 9: An ambulance was requested on Duck Lake for an 87-year-old female who was not feeling well; An ambulance was requested on State Hwy. 87 for a female who burned her face; An ambulance was requested on county 23 for a male who collapsed, possibly due to heart trouble;

Jan. 10: An ambulance was requested in Lake George Twp. for a male who fell down the stairs and was unconscious and bleeding from the head; An ambulance was requested on 307th Ave. for a 50-year-old, diabetic male who had a new infection at the site of an amputated leg;

Jan. 12: An ambulance was requested in Henrietta Twp. for a person with high blood pressure; An ambulance was requested in Crow Wing Lake Twp. for an 80-year-old male who fell in the bathroom and was incoherent; An ambulance was requested in Akeley for a female having a seizure;

Jan. 13: An ambulance was requested in Akeley for a male having trouble breathing; An ambulance was requested in the Nevis area for a male who fell and hit his head;

Jan. 14: An ambulance was requested in the Nevis area for a male with a suspected broken collar bone; An ambulance was requested on U.S. Hwy. 71 for an intoxicated female with a history of seizures who fell;

Jan. 15: An ambulance was requested in Lake George Twp. for a male having breathing issues, reporting something wrong; An ambulance was requested in Todd Twp. for a male bleeding out of his neck; An ambulance was requested in Park Rapids for unspecified reasons; A medical alarm was activated in Akeley for someone who fell out of bed; An ambulance was requested on County 31 for a 44-year-old described as very weak; An ambulance was requested in Akeley for a female who fell flat on her back outdoors.

Miscellaneous: Jan. 9: A County 39 caller reported a car that had been abandoned in the ditch since Jan. 6; A 911 misdial came from a County 93 location where a female reported she fell and broke the screen on the phone and it called 911, but no help was needed; A Farden Twp. caller reported overly loud noise bothering the neighbors late into the night, describing it as a recurring issue;

Jan. 10: A U.S. Hwy. 71 caller near Bemidji was suspicious of a man in a Chevrolet who appeared to be passed out, then got up and walked around outside the vehicle; A 911 hang-up came from a phone in Laporte, during which dispatch heard sounds including possible laughter; A 229th Ave. caller reported a friend who had just left her residence called and said a suspicious male with no shirt on was walking down the road toward caller’s residence; A 185th Ave. caller asked for an officer to stop by;

Jan. 11: A Nevis caller reported trespassing that occurred on Jan. 7; A 470th St. caller reported a strange vehicle had been in their driveway for 45 minutes and said caller’s wife was home alone and did not want to approach it; A Laporte caller reported a couple children caught smoking marijuana on school grounds; Women’s shelter staff requested a ride for a participant from Walker to the Akeley Regional Community Center, noting they had no other means of transport;

Jan. 12: A Garfield Lake caller requested officer assistance checking ice conditions for a race permit; Law enforcement gave a ride-along in Park Rapids; Law enforcement checked out a suspicious vehicle;

Jan. 13: A 201st Ave. caller had questions for an officer about what to do with a 16-year-old who refuses to go to school; A Todd Twp. caller reported a suspicious car near a storage unit; A 279th Ave. caller reported a suspicious character walking along U.S. Hwy. 2 wearing a hoodie and jeans; An open-line 911 call came from Arago Twp. with no concerning sounds; A lobby visitor brought in a fishing license she found;

Jan. 14: A 450th St. caller reported issues with their uncle;

Jan. 15: A caller reported a snowmobile lost between Long Lake and Portage Lake.

Traffic: Jan. 9: Motorist assist was requested;

Jan. 10: A U.S. Hwy. 71 caller in the Laporte area reported an SUV went through a school bus stop arm while kids were on the ground, waiting to get on the bus;

Jan. 11: An officer reported a vehicle flashed for them to stop;

Jan. 12: A 450th St. caller complained about noisy snowmobiles not on caller’s property;

Jan. 13: Multiple snowmobile violations were reported; A State Hwy. 34 caller reported a reckless semi between Park Rapids and Dorset;

Jan. 14: A caller reported vehicles operating on a snowmobile trail; A Chrysler Town and Country with no license plate was stopped; An ATV was cited for operating with expired registration on a lake; Another ATV violation was reported; A 450th St. caller reported ongoing issues with snowmobiles near their address;

Jan. 15: A caller requested motorist assist for someone driving with their hazard lights on.

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.

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