Staples PD handles domestic issues

The recent Staples Police report had several reports for domestic incidents. Included in the report:

 July 20, Staples Police responded to an argument on the 200 block of Airview Dr. The parties were separated.

July 21; Staples Police arrested William Pruitt, 28, of Staples, for an Order for Protection Violation.

July 23; Staples Police responded to the an address on Ridge Road, outside of Motley, to assist Morrison County with a domestic incident.

July 24; Staples Police responded to the 800 block of 4th St NE for a domestic dispute. One of the subjects left the residence.

July 24; Staples Police received a third party report of a possible domestic assault on the 400 block of 5th St SE. Police responded to the address but found no one at the residence.

July 24; Staples Police responded to the 500 block of Wisconsin Ave SE for a domestic dispute.  Officers arrived on the scene and spoke with both parties and advised them to seek leagal services.

Other reports included:

July 16; a men’s red and black Huffy bicycle was stolen from 801 2nd Ave NE sometime between noon and 4 p.m.

July 18; Staples Police received a report of a large amount of garbage piled up at 519 McKinley St SW. The complainant stated he has seen coyotes around the garbage and there has also been a large black bear in the area as well. The complainant was advised that the property is vacant and presently being dealt with by Todd County due to tax forfeiture.

July 18; Staples Police responded to a traffic hazard on Airport Rd. A pickup truck pulling a trailer house had flat tires and debris was falling from the house onto the road. The incident was transferred to Wadena County Sheriffs Dept. for investigation.

July 20; Staples Police received a report of animal neglect in the 200 block of Dakota Ave SE.  Police checked on the animal and spoke with the owner advising them on the issues.

July 20; Staples Police assisted the DNR with attempting to locate a reported four foot alligatorreportedly seen in the early morning hours on the northside of town. An alligator was not located.

July 21; Staples Police located a donkey in the middle of the road. The owner of the animal was advised and the donkey was apprehended.

July 21; Staples Police cited Tyler Poynter, 22, for possession of a small amount of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

July 24; Staples Police responded to the 800 block of 2nd Ave. NE to speak with a complainant regarding being harassed while walking down the street. Police spoke with the complainant who stated he had been assaulted. After investigating, Robert Sero, 26, was cited with 5th Degree Assault.

July 24; Staples Police responded to a complaint of two intoxicated men causing a disturbance by urinating in a public park while a concert was taking place. Police arrived on scene and spoke with an individual who stated the subjects had returned to their seats and no further incidents occurred. 


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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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