Burglary reported at auto parts store
On April 25, Staples Police received a complaint from Napa Auto Parts that it had been broken into sometime over the previous weekend. If anyone has information contact the Staples Police Department.
Other reports include:
April 25; Staples Police were requested to assist the Todd County Sheriff’s Dept, with attempting to locate a suspect in a domestic assault case. The suspect was later located and arrested by the Todd County Sheriff’s Dept.
April 27; Staples Police conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 10 for speeding and obstructed view. At the vehicle, police could see a glass marijuana pipe in plain view. Upon searching the vehicle, police found two grams of marijuana. The driver, Tiffany Schilling, 18, of Wadena, was cited for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 28; Staples Police received a report of three individuals using counterfeit money at the Dollar General Store. Police are investigating.
April 29; Staples Police received a report of a possible order for protection violation on 8th St NE. After investigation it was found that a violation did take place and David Johnson, 44, was arrested for the violation.
April 29; Staples Police assisted Wadena County Sheriffs Dept with a school bus stop arm violation on Cty Rd 30 and the vehicle was traveling south toward Staples. Officers stopped the vehicle and the driver was cited for no insurance. A Wadena Cty deputy arrived and investigated the stop arm violation.
April 29; Staples Police received a call regarding two juveniles who were knocking on doors and running away on the 300 block of Nebraska Ave. SW. The reporting party stated he had the juveniles with him and would like an officer to respond. Police arrived on scene and spoke with the reporting party and the juveniles. The juveniles were given a ride home, where police spoke with the parents and warned the juveniles about their actions and curfew violation.
April 30; Staples Police located two juvenile females out after curfew. They were transported home and given a verbal warning for the curfew violation.
April 30; Staples Police were called to a residence in the 100 block of Dakota Ave SE for drug paraphernalia that was found by the owner. Police took possession of the items for disposal.
April 30; Staples Police responded to the 800 block of 4th St NE for a domestic incident. After an investigation, Russell Cooper, 33, of Staples, was arrested for domestic assault and disorderly conduct.
May 2; Staples Police responded to the 100 block of Dakota Ave. SE for a report of finding drug paraphernalia. Police collected the items to be destroyed.
May 3; Staples Police responded to the 700 block of 4th St NE for a possible theft complaint. The complainant said she lost her phone; they used the iphone tracker and the phone was found at the address. Police spoke to an individual at the residence who said they found the phone on the road and it had been run over by a vehicle. The phone was returned to the owner.
May 5; at 3:05 a.m., Staples Police assisted an individual walking with a large amount of luggage, with a ride to the depot.
May 5; at 3:29 p.m., Staples Police responded to Ernie’s Food Store for a report of a suspicious person that had placed luggage in the grass across from the store and then entered the store. Police made contact with the subject who was waiting for the train and stated she left her luggage in the grass so she did not have to carry it around the store.
May 6; Staples Police conducted a traffic stop of an ATV driving westbound on Hwy 210 and cited the driver for driving after revocation.
May 7; at 4:58 a.m., Staples Police assisted the Todd County Sheriff’s Dept with attempting to locate a suspect involved in a domestic assault which had occurred in Philbrook. Police checked a residence in Staples, but did not locate the suspect. Police later assisted the sheriff’s department with arresting the suspect a short distance north of Philbrook. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
May 7; Staples Police responded to Staples Elementary School for a report of kids writing on the wall. Police arrived at the school and located writing on the north wall and sidewalk that was done using sidewalk chalk. Police did not locate anyone at the school or in the area.
May 8; at 2:15 p.m., Staples Police assisted with a car/field fire in Wadena County. Also responding was Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept, Staples Fire Dept and Minnesota DNR.
May 8; Staples Police stopped to assist a vehicle with its flashers on just off of the roadway. The occupants in the vehicle were geocaching. The vehicle was not a traffic hazard.