Drugs, assault on Staples Police report
On Aug. 8, Staples Police conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 10 for obstructed view and over the fog line. Police could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After searching the vehicle, Police cited Mariesha Voss, 21, of Cambridge for possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police also cited Zach Bemis, 21, of Cambridge for possession of small amount of marijuana. A third party, Hali Thompson, 26, of Cambridge was found to have marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her possession along with two pills that were identified as controlled substances.
Other reports include;
Aug. 1; Staples Police responded to the LHS Hospital for a report of an agitated patient. Elijah Sarbaum, 35, of rural Motley, was later arrested for disorderly conduct. Police assisted the Todd County Sheriff’s Dept. with arresting Sarbaum.
Aug. 6; Staples Police assisted Wadena County with a vehicle in the ditch just west of Cty Rd 26 and Hwy 10. Police found that the driver had fallen asleep and put the vehicle into the ditch that was full of cattails. It appeared that the cattails and water slowed the car down and the driver and his vehicle did not appear injured or damaged. Police called for a tow truck for the driver.
Aug. 7; at 2:46 a.m., Staples Police responded to a report of a domestic incident on the 800 block of 4th St. NE. After investigation, Shane Bjerga, 33, of Staples, was arrested for domestic assault, disorderly conduct and violation of probation. Bjerga was transported and held at the Todd County Detention Center.
Aug. 7; Staples Police were advised of a vehicle swerving on Cty Rd 21 near Hwy 210. Police stopped the vehicle for speeding and obstructed view.. The driver stated she was tired. There was a large dog in the front seat. The dog was moved to the back seat and the driver was instructed to pull over and rest before continuing.
Aug. 7, Staples Police responded to an address on Ridge Road south of Motley to assist Morrison County with a domestic assault involving a weapon. Police assisted as officers arrested Adam Hageman, 36, who was brought to the Morrison County jail.