Perham crime and fire report: May 23-29

Vehicle determined not to be stolen, but towed, reckless driving reported near school and more from the Perham City Police Department.

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Monday, May 23

  • 8:38 a.m., Verbal warning issued for speeding.
  • 11:45 a.m., Verbal warning issued for speeding.
  • 3:26 p.m., Perham business reported a theft of merchandise.
  • 4:20 p.m., Adult male arrested on a Wadena County warrant.
  • 9:53 p.m., Officer responded to a report of suspicious activity; all OK.

Tuesday, May 24

  • 12:25 a.m., Verbal warning issued for no plate lights and no turn signal.
  • 12:05 p.m., Perham property owner reported squatters were on private property.
  • 2:01 p.m., Perham resident reported a vehicle had been stolen. Later it was determined the vehicle was legally towed off of private property.
  • 2:15 p.m., Welfare check on Perham resident; all OK.
  • 4:27 p.m., Perham business reported theft of merchandise.
  • 7:56 p.m., Verbal warning issued for tint on front window.
  • 8:18 p.m., Verbal warning issued for speed.

Wednesday, May 25

  • 4:59 a.m., Responded to a private parking lot to investigate a disturbance; parties were gone when the officer arrived.
  • 4:52 p.m., Possible intoxicated driver; unable to locate.
  • 5:22 p.m., Assisted Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office with traffic stop and vehicle search.

Thursday, May 26

  • 2:17 a.m., Assisted with guiding cattle on a county highway back into fenced area.
  • 8:14 a.m., Issued verbal warning for driving conduct and directed drivers to leave a private parking lot.
  • 10:54 a.m., Report of a bike chained to a city street sign.
  • 11 a.m., Report of two dogs left unattended in vehicle; all OK.
  • 11:06 a.m., Report of several trucks driving recklessly on school property, tearing up lawn and damaging trees.
  • 3:02 p.m., Pull station activated at Perham High School; false alarm.
  • 5:49 p.m., Perham resident reported possible violation of harassment restraining order.

Friday, May 27

  • 5:46 a.m., Welfare check on adult woman sitting on walking path; all OK.
  • 4:27 p.m., Caller reported unauthorized use of their debit card.
  • 4:49 p.m., Perham resident reported vandalism to private property.
  • 8:13 p.m., Dog-at-large was transported to Lakeland Vet.

Saturday, May 28

  • 7:13 p.m., Perham resident requested assistance with a domestic disturbance.
  • 8:16 p.m., Adult male arrested for domestic assault.
  • 10:06 p.m., Responded to a report of ATV driving in residential neighborhood; unable to locate.

Sunday, May 29

  • 1:36 a.m., Responded to Perham business for civil dispute.
  • 2:52 a.m., Perham resident reported suspicious activity; all OK.
  • 9:23 a.m., Perham resident reported theft of personal property.
  • 1:10 p.m., Responded to Perham residence for a disturbance; all OK.
  • 2:06 p.m., Perham business reported an accidental gas drive-off; customer returned to pay.
  • 9:39 p.m., Stopped a known resident with a suspended driver license who was operating a vehicle; vehicle towed.
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