Motley area law enforcement reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:

Oct. 23 - The MPD responded to a report of a screaming child at BRICKS Travel Plaza in Motley. The caller reported that people in two separate vehicles met at that location and a screaming child was being forced into the backseat of one of the vehicles. The responding officer learned that the child was being transferred from a vehicle driven by his aunt and uncle, to a car driven by his grandparents. The aunt said that the child had thrown a tantrum when he was told he couldn’t have a teddy bear at the gift store.  When the officer attempted to speak to the child, the child cried, yelled at him and later cursed. The child proceeded to leave the vehicle and go back to the store with his grandfather, who promised to buy him a toy. When the boy was told he could only have one toy, he began screaming again. The officer told the grandparents they needed to remove the child from the store and take him home. On their way out, the grandparents stopped to purchase a stuffed animal and a plastic sword toy for the child. The officer told the grandfather that he should  not have allowed the child to get out of the car and they were only encouraging his outbursts by buying him what he wanted. The child then screamed at the officer, “No they are not!”

Oct. 24 - The MCSO received a report that five mailboxes had been shot on the 28000 block of Bear Rd. in Cushing.

Oct. 22 - The MCSO received a report of a burglary that had happened on the 33000 block of Gumwood Ln. in Motley. Caller reported that there had been forced entry to three outbuildings on his property and several items had been taken, including outboard motor, Clam icehouse, ice auger, lawn mower, fishing gear, wooden eagle carving, spring compressor, chainsaw.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 100 Staples, MN 56479 Telephone: (218) 894-1112 - Fax: (218) 894-3570 Toll Free: 1-888-894-1112 E Mail:

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