Staples Police respond to report of missing child

Aug. 29;  9:59 a.m., Staples Police responded to a report of a missing two year old child at 825 4th St NE. The  parent of the child had fallen asleep and woke to find the child missing. Police began searching the area with the assistance from Wadena County Sheriff’s Dept. and the Staples Fire Dept. The Todd County Sheriff’s Department was en route to assist when the child was found to have  entered another apartment in the complex. The tenant there awoke and found the child in her apartment. The child was reunited with his father.

Sept. 2; Staples Police were advised of a suspicious person sleeping behind a dumpster on the 1200 block of Hwy 10. Police contacted the subject who was going to Wisconsin. The subject packed up belongings and continued on.

Sept. 2; Staples Police were advised of a badger “too close for comfort” near campers at Dower Lake Campground. A live trap was set out in an effort to relocate the badger.

 Sept. 2; Staples Police were requested to assist the Todd County Sheriff’s Dept with a property damage complaint near the intersection of 3rd St. and Illinois Ave. SW.  It was reported that a vehicle had been traveling northbound on 3rd St. SW and had attempted to turn east onto Illinois Ave. Due to its speed, the vehicle left the roadway, causing damage to a private lot at the northwest corner of the intersection.

Sept. 3;  1:39 a.m., Staples Police stopped a vehicle in the 100 block of 2nd Ave. NE. Police arrested Jeffrey Brotherton, 37, for 3rd degree DUI and carrying a pistol while intoxicated.

Sept. 3; Staples Police assisted Todd County with a report of a vehicle in a ditch, two miles west of Staples on Hwy 210. Police located the vehicle sitting in water at the bottom of a ditch. Police verified no one was inside the vehicle and assisted with traffic control as the vehicle was towed by Scott’s Southtown.

Sept. 3; Staples Police were advised of a boat that had fallen from a trailer in the traffic lane on Hwy 10 east of Staples. When police arrived, the boat was back on the trailer and strapped down. The safety chain had broken on the trailer holding the boat. The owner stated the boat had no damage.

 Sept. 4;   2:28 a.m., Staples Police responded to the 1200 block of 8th St. NE for a report of juveniles removing the road closure signs from the construction site. Police searched the area and reset barricades /closure signs.

Sept. 4; Staples Police responded to a domestic and damage to property complaint on the 300 block of Cleveland St. SW. Police were assisted by Todd County Sheriff’s Dept. The report has been sent to the city attorney for review.

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