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Verndale officer investigates car theft, happens across fallen woman

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WADENA -- The Verndale Police Department came across a woman in need of help while investigating another incident last Saturday.

According to Chief Jeff Jares, the Verndale PD was called to assist a neighboring police department with a report of a stolen vehicle they had found in their town. It was reported that the occupants had left the area on foot possibly into a wooded area. While the Verndale officer was canvassing the area and talking to the neighbors, he came across an elderly female lying on her back from an apparent fall.

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The victim had fallen and was unable to call for help and had been there for a while. The female had fallen, striking her head on the pavement. The officer supported the female's head in his hands and then called for an ambulance.

The female was taken to a local hospital to be treated. The officer then continued his search for the occupants of the stolen vehicle.

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