Staples Police patrol Pokemon players

Recent reports from the Staples Police included;

July 26; approximately 3:30 a.m., Staples Police observed a vehicle parked and running on the southeast corner of the Towns Edge property. Police identified the individuals in the vehicle, who stated they were playing a Pokeman game.  The building was also checked and found to be secure.

July 26;  3:58 a.m., Staples Police received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near the intersection of 5th St. and 3rd Ave. NE.  Upon arrival, the police recognized the vehicle, and had just spoken with its occupants, who were playing Pokemon game. The reporting party was advised. 

July 30; 1:07 a.m., Staples Police stopped a group of individuals who were walking on the north side of the NJPA property. Police identified the individuals, who were playing the online video game and they were advised not to be on private property after hours.

July 26; Staples Police received a report of ongoing harassment on the 600 block of Spruce Dr. NE. The reporting party said an elderly man is being harassed by another person. She stated that a bag containing severed duck heads was found on the victim’s doorstep and they believed it was put there by the suspect who is harassing the elderly man. The reporting party was advised to have the victim apply for a harassment restraining order.

July 27; Staples Police took a report of a domestic abuse no contact order violation. On July 28, police arrested Jason Graf, 43, on the violation.

July 28; Staples Police were called to the 1100 block of 2nd Ave. NE for a report that an elderly male was reporting himself kidnapped. Upon investigation, police learned the reporting party was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. The male was taken to the Lakewood Health System for an evaluation.

July 29; Staples Police received a report of a one vehicle accident, a vehicle had left the road and struck a tree on 12th St NE. Police responded to the location, made contact with the driver who appeared to have only minor injuries. The driver was transported to Lakewood Health System for an evaluation.

July 30; Staples Police arrested Charles McCoy, 26, of Staples and charged him with domestic assault, disorderly conduct and two counts of trespassing.

Staples World

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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