Otter Tail County sheriff deputies reported a citation issued for fifth degree assault following an incident in Vergas on Sept. 20. The incident took place at a convenience store.
Two injured in cycle accident near Pelican Rapids
A motorcycle driver and passenger were injured northeast of Pelican Rapids, on Sept. 19, near Pelican Lake.
The cycle struck a deer on Highway 20, at 6:13 p.m. The driver was forced to lay the cycle down and then the cycle skidded into the north ditch.
Receiving non-life-threatening injuries were the driver, 25-year-old Scott Von Ruden of rural Frazee, and the passenger, 22-year-old Barbara Babler of rural Lake Park.
Both were wearing helmets, according to sheriff deputies. They were taken to the hospital in Detroit Lakes.
Driver suffers minor injuries near Elizabeth
The driver of a vehicle received minor injuries in a traffic accident southeast of Elizabeth, at 6:56 p.m. Sept. 17.
There was a rollover on 180 th Avenue. A citation was later issued for careless driving.
Burglary reported at New York Mills business
Sheriff deputies reported a burglary Sept. 16 at a New York Mills area business. Taken were a Kawasaki circular saw, CVA muzzleloader and a box holding 15 to 20 AR/AK magazines.
An investigation was continuing as of Sept. 17.
Cyclist injured southeast of Henning
The driver of a motorcycle was injured at 1:29 p.m. on Sept. 16 southeast of Henning, on Highway 29, in Elmo Township.
Gregory Mark Johnson, 60, of Osakis, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Sheriff deputies, working in conjunction with the State Highway Patrol, said Johnson was southbound on his Harley-Davidson. His cycle veered into the northbound lane of Highway 29, continuing into the east ditch.
Johnson, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown into the east ditch. The victim was transported to a area hospital by Henning Ambulance.
Scam averted in Elizabeth
A resident of Elizabeth did not take the bait of a scam artist on Sept. 16 and instead reported the incident to the county sheriff office.
The resident was informed over the phone that he was the winner of a large cash prize. No personal information was given over the phone. Scammers often tell people that in order to obtain cash awards, they need to pay some sort of fee before the award can be given.
Sheriff deputies remind county residents that if something seems too good to be true, it’s likely that the call is a potential scam.
Two injured in ATV accident near New York Mills
Sheriff deputies reported that two people were injured, one seriously, in an ATV accident at 4:01 p.m. Sept. 22 northeast of New York Mills, on 620th Avenue.
Deputies said the driver and passenger were injured when the driver of the ATV lost control and struck a shallow driveway approach. The ATV then rolled several times. They were taken to an area hospital and the more seriously injured person was later air lifted to another hospital for additional treatment.
Weekend burglaries reported in county
Two weekend burglaries were reported by sheriff deputies during their Sept. 23 morning news briefing.
A Richville resident, on Sept. 20, reported the theft of 60 to 80 collector furbearer traps as well as nine dozen pairs of cloth/rubber gloves. The total value was estimated at close to $1,000.
The items were taken from an unlocked garage.
The second burglary took place south of Battle Lake, on Highway 78, and reported on Sept. 22.
Taken were three firearms, two .22-caliber guns and one BB gun. Authorities said it’s possible that the theft was the result of a person who had been living in the residence. The investigation was ongoing as of Sept. 23.
Watch out for deer
Sheriff deputies again warn county residents that this is the time of year to watch for deer on roadways in the early morning hours, when it is still dark, and close to sundown during the evening hours.
A driver escaped injury when his car struck a deer at 8:13 p.m. Sept. 20 south of New York Mills, at the intersection of Highways 14 and 67.