Police respond to domestic abuse complaints
Recent reports taken by the Staples Police Department include:
Oct. 3; responded to the 600 block of Wisconsin Ave. SE for a report of a 911 hang up. While investigating, police discovered a verbal domestic had taken place.
Oct. 4; responded to a report of a domestic dispute at 3rd St NE. Upon investigation, police arrested Stone Putnam, 18, for obstructing the legal process, disorderly conduct and domestic assault.
Oct. 6; assisted the Todd County Sheriff’s Dept. with a death scene.
Oct. 7; were advised of two wolf-like dogs running at large on the 100 block of Ravilla St NE. Police and MnDNR attempted to catch the dogs but were unable to do so. Police learned that one of the dogs, a Siberian Husky, had broken into an enclosure and killed a pet rabbit. The owner of the dogs was later identified as Michael Winter of Staples.
Oct.7; responded to Lakewood Health System for an intoxicated male acting disorderly and attempting to drive away. Upon arrival, police found that he was not driving and was not on a hold.
Oct.7; assisted Lakewood Health System with an uncooperative individual who was on a 72 hour hold and attempting to leave.
Oct.7; assisted Lakewood Health System staff with a disorderly individual waiting to be transferred to detox.
Oct. 9; assisted Todd County in responding to a one vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Cty. Rd 26 and 285th Ave. A vehicle driven by Luke Knudson of Deer Creek overturned, and ejected Knudson from the vehicle. Knudson was transported to Lakewood Health System.
Oct. 10; received a report from Amtrak of an intoxicated subject on the train they would like removed. The subject was removed and allowed to wait in the depot.
Oct. 10; received a complaint of an ATV driving through a yard on the 200 block of 2nd St NE.
Oct. 11; assisted Freshwater ALC with an individual who had drug paraphernalia in their vehicle.
Oct. 11; responded to a domestic dispute in the city of Motley. Police arrived and separated the parties involved until the Morrison County Sheriff’s Dept arrived.
Oct. 12; received a complaint of chickens at large on the 200 block of Roosevelt St SW. Police advised the owner.
Oct. 12; assisted with a one vehicle roll over on Thunder Rd. The SPD was on the scene until the Todd County Sheriff’s Dept arrived. A vehicle driven by Luke Woltz of Luck, Wisc., had overturned. No injuries were reported.
Oct. 13; were notified by the food shelf of an individual who is no longer allowed at the food shelf. The subject had been using different names on each visit to the food shelf. The food shelf will advise the subject of the trespass notice.
Oct. 13; received a report of a student harassing another student at Staples Motley High School. Report remains under investigation.
Oct. 14; received a complaint of a vehicle all over the road heading east into Staples. Police located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. After learning the vehicle was not insured, they had the vehicle tow and conducted an inventory search. During the search police found two grams of methamphetamine. Shawn Boyd, 25, of Motley, was arrested and charged with 5th degree possession of a controlled substance. Boyd was transported to the Todd County Jail.
Oct. 14; observed a juvenile with a felony warrant at the football game. The juvenile was arrested and transported to PORT.
Oct. 14; received a report of five individuals climbing on or around the back area of the Batcher Opera House. Police made contact with the subjects, identified them and advised them regarding trespassing. Three of the subjects were given verbal warnings regarding curfew violations and driven to the place they were staying.
Oct. 15; assisted Wadena County with a loud party complaint north of Staples in Wadena County.
Oct. 15; were requested by Lakewood Health System staff to stand by for a subject being verbally abusive and video recording the nursing staff. Police were notified that the subject had been kicked out of the emergency room in Wadena that same night. Police stood by until the subject left.
Oct. 17; received a report of a firearm that had been discharged in a home earlier in the week.
Oct. 18; received a report of a juvenile runaway from Staples-Motley High School. The juvenile was later found safe at a residence.
Oct. 18; assisted Staples-Motley Elementary School staff with a student attempting to run away.
Oct. 18; took a report of a stolen wallet from a vehicle in the 700 block of Long Prairie Rd.
Oct. 19; conducted a traffic stop for speeding on Hwy 10. Police could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. After searching the vehicle, police located a small amount of marijuana,drug paraphernalia and a prescription pill that is a Scheduled 4 controlled substance. Police advised the driver, Cierra Miller, 27, of Devils Lake, ND that the report would be sent to the Todd County Attorney’s Office for review.
Oct. 21; responded to a report of a suicidal male. The subject made threats to himself and law enforcement and had stated that he wasn’t going down without a fight. Police entered the residence, where the subject would not comply with their demands and officers tased the individual and transferred to Lakewood Hospital and placed on a 48 hour hold.
Oct. 22; investigated a report of damaged property on the 500 block of Warner Rd.
Oct. 22; received a report of a theft of a light bar off a vehicle.
Oct. 22; assisted Morrison County with an unwanted subject at Bricks Travel Center in Motley. Prior to arrival, the subject left on foot. Police located and identified the subject for Morrison County.
Oct. 23; were called to a group home for a client who had been consuming alcohol, was making suicidal comments and appeared to be on a controlled substance. The staff did not feel safe transporting the client. Staples Ambulance was paged and transported the subject.