UPDATED: Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash northeast of Perham at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, May 10.

The accident took place near Big Pine Lake and near the intersection of Highways 8 and 53.

Sheriff deputies said one driver was eastbound on Highway 8 and was making a left-hand turn onto Highway 53. The driver did not see another vehicle coming westward, also on Highway 8.

The eastbound driver, a Bemidji woman, was turning when the two vehicles collided.

The driver of the westbound vehicle, Grace Minten, 18, of Perham, suffered a minor injury and was treated at the hospital in Perham. Two juveniles also suffered minor injuries, and did not require hospitalization, according to sheriff deputies.

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Both vehicles were towed from the scene of the accident.

Juvenile arrested in theft of guns

A juvenile was arrested in Richville May 8 following the theft of two guns.

The individual was also cited for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The suspect was expected to appear in juvenile court, Fergus Falls.

Special court procedures have been created in Minnesota to deal with children who break the law. These procedures are separate from the adult criminal process. Most juvenile court cases are not open to the public. The exception is for serious crimes committed by children over the age of 16.

Burglars take 14 packs of Camel cigarettes, soft drinks

One or more people removed an air conditioner, climbed through a window, and stole items near Highway 145 north of Battle Lake. The incident was reported to sheriff deputies on May 7. This incident likely took place during overnight hours, on the west side of Otter Tail Lake.

Among the items taken were 14 packs of Camel cigarettes and soft drinks. The incident remained under investigation on May 8.

3 catalytic converters stolen from residence

Sheriff deputies, on May 7, reported the theft of catalytic converters from three vehicles at a residence on 180th Avenue near Pelican Rapids.

Authorities believe the thefts, at the end of a driveway, took place late on May 6 or in the early morning hours of May 7. Investigators found ATV, car and truck tracks in the immediate area.

A catalytic converter is an exhaust emission control device that reduces toxic gases and pollutants. Thieves oftentimes take the stolen converters to metal recyclers. Buyers pay an average of $50 per catalytic converter for copper and other metals inside the converter. Certain converters are worth $100 and even $200.

Drug arrest made near Fergus Falls

Sheriff deputies, on May 7, made a drug arrest at 8:41 p.m. north of Fergus Falls, near the intersection of Highway 27 and 250th Street.

A man whose pickup was stuck on a gravel mound was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and a hypodermic needle. He also was charged with third degree DWI.

The suspect was taken to the county jail in Fergus Falls where he awaited an appearance in county court, also in Fergus Falls.

Roadway injury reported near Deer Creek

Sheriff deputies reported a roadway accident and injury at 10:32 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the intersection of Highway 29 and 270th Street, south of Deer Creek.

The Minnesota State Highway Patrol assisted at the scene of the accident. No further details were available on May 6.

Sheriff’s office contact information

County residents can contact the Sheriff’s Office in Fergus Falls by calling 218-998-8555. Residents also can call the Sheriff’s Office in Ottertail at 218-367-6300.

The email address is sheriff@co.ottertail.mn.us

Sheriff’s Office deputies and staff also can also be contacted by mail at 417 Court St. S., Fergus Falls, MN 56537.