Police arrest three for drug possession
On July 2, Staples Police received an anonymous tip that a female with multiple felony warrants was inside a residence in Staples. A short time later police observed the female getting into a vehicle along with three males.
Police approached the vehicle and could smell marijuana coming from the car. After searching the vehicle police found 110 grams of marijuana, four grams of methamphetamine, two digital scales with meth residue, two hypodermic needles, multiple phones, small individual baggies and other drug paraphernalia items. Police arrested Holly Marsh, 38, of Staples and charged her with 3rd degree possession of a controlled substance, 3rd degree sales, 5th degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of hypodermic needle and drug paraphernalia.
Police also arrested Pat Case, 31, of Staples, charging him with 5th degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic needle and Jeffrey Bedeck, 37, of Melrose and charged him with 5th degree possession of a controlled substance, false name to police and possession of drug paraphernalia. All parties were transported to the Todd County jail.
On June 30, Staples Police assisted the MN State Patrol with a report of a vehicle found overturned on Hwy 10, near the intersection of Todd Cty Rd 83. Police the vehicle was found to be unoccupied. Also responding to the scene was the Staples Fire Dept. and Todd County Sheriff’s Dept A. short time later Staples Police received a report of a vehicle theft from 825 4th St NE. Upon further investigation, Police cited Lauri Maloney, 45, of Staples, for falsely reporting a crime. Maloney’s vehicle had been found earlier, overturned on Hwy 10, just east of Staples, in the ditch. Maloney had reported the vehicle stolen and later admitted that she had been the driver of the vehicle and had crashed while texting and driving.
Other items reported to the police department included:
June 27; Staples Police received a report of a theft of a purse from a vehicle parked in the 1200 block of Hwy 10. The incident is under investigation.
June 28; Staples Police were called to the Staples High Rise for a trespass complaint. A male subject had been served a trespass notice and still continued to come on to High Rise property. Video surveillance showed the subject on the property several times during the past two weeks. Police located Daniel Olander, 31, and issued him a citation for trespassing.
June 28; Staples Police assisted the MN State Patrol with a two vehicle accident at the intersection of Hwy 10 and Cty Rd 83. A female passenger in one vehicle was transported to the LHS Hospital ER for injuries. There was moderate damage to both vehicles.
June 28; Staples Police responded to the 400 block of 2nd St SE for a report of a burglary. It was reported that a door was forced open but nothing appeared to be missing.
June 29; Staples Police responded to the 300 block of Long Prairie Rd SW for a report of a dog running at large and was acting aggressive. The owners of the dog were notified of the city ordinance and advised if the dog is lose again they will receive a citation.
June 19; Staples Police responded to the beach at Dower Lake for a report of a purse that was stolen out of an unlocked vehicle.
June 29; Staples Police arrested Jason Graf, 43, on a warrant for felony domestic assault-strangulation and domestic assault. Police were assisted by the Todd County Sheriff’s Dept.
July 2; Staples Police responded to the 400 block of 7th St. SE for a male cleaning his shotgun on the trunk of his car. Police advised the male to clean the gun inside.
July 2; Staples Police were advised of a female that appeared to be having trouble on the 100 block of 4th St NE. Police made contacted with the female who was heavily intoxicated. The female’s husband gave her a ride home.
July 2, Staples Police were advised of someone panhandling for money at Super America. The subject left before police arrived.
July 3; Staples Police conducted a traffic stop on Airport Rd for no license plate light, the driver of the vehicle matched the description of the registered owner who was expired, and had been weaving within the lane of traffic. After an investigation, Michael Corner, 39, of Staples was arrested for 3rd degree DWI.
July 3; Staples Police responded to Ernie’s Food Market for a vehicle that hit the store causing minor damage. Police cited William Mount, 38, of Staples for driving after revocation.
July 3; Staples Police responded to the Dower Lake campground for a report of someone setting off fireworks. Upon arrival, it was observed that the fireworks were coming from a residence on the west side of Dower Lake, on Thunderbird Drive. Police were requested by the Todd County Sheriff’s Dept, to drive through Thunderbird Drive.
July 5,; Staples Police observed a mobile fire pit with fire burning in it with nobody around. The fire pit was located in an apartment parking lot on the 1000 block of 4th St NE. Police extingguished the fire.
July 5; Staples Police assisted with the removal of a woodchuck from underneath a vehicle at LHS Hospital.
July 5; Staples Police arrested Todd Gabel, 39, for violation of a Domestic Abuse No Contact Order.
July 7; Staples Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress in the 600 block of 4th St. NE. Police arrived and were unable to locate anything suspicious. Police were later called back to the residence for the same report and the complainant was transported to the hospital.
July 7; Staples Police were called to Giovannis for a male subject sleeping by their back door. The subject was advised to move on.
July 7; Staples Police were called to a residence in the 200 block of Roosevelt St. SW for having a prohibited animals. The owners were advised to move the animals out of the city. The owner complied and moved the animals.
July 7; Police responded to the Family Dollar Store for a report of shoplifting. Police identified the suspect as Daniel Olander and he was issued a citation for theft.
July 8; Staples Police took a theft report of a framing nail gun stolen out of a vehicle parked in the 300 block of 7th St NE.
July 8; Staples Police observed a male individual at Northern Pacific Park. The subject was warned several times to remove his property from the park before escorting him off.
July8; Staples Police received a report of juveniles riding their skateboards on the overpass in a dangerous manner. Police spoke with the juveniles and advised them on riding safely.
July 9; Staples Police patrolled Dower Lake Campground, after multiple groups were told to shut off the loud music, and their disorderly. conduct
July 9; Staples Police received a report of an intoxicated male sleeping in a flower bed behind Tower Pizza. Police made contact with the male and assisted him in returning to his residence.
July 8; Staples Police conducted a walkthrough of Dower Lake Campground, as police observed multiple campsites with loud noise coming from them. Prior to being able to address the noise issue, the police were called away to respond to another call for service. Police later returned to the campground to follow up.
July 9; Staples Police advised Dower Lake campers of a severe weather warning.
July 10; Staples Police assisted a motorist at the intersection of Hwy 10 and 6th St. NE with straightening the vehicle’s ignition key after it had been removed and extremely bent by the drivers girlfriend, who had seen a spider inside of the vehicle.