Sheriff news: Burglary reported north of Henning

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A resident of Leaf River Trail, north of Henning, reported a burglary on Oct. 2. A thief or thieves stole items from an unlocked cabin.

Taken were high quality Leupold binoculars worth $150, a flat-screen TV valued at $100, food, liquor and other items.

The investigation was continuing as of Thursday morning, Oct. 3.

Roadway injury near Erhard

Otter Tail County sheriff deputies said that one person was injured Oct. 2 in a single-vehicle accident north of Erhard.

The driver, at 5:14 p.m., lost control of the vehicle, went off the roadway and smashed into trees. The accident took place at the intersection of Highway 59 and 370th Street.


Three felony arrests take place in Underwood

Sheriff deputies reported three felony arrests in Underwood on Oct. 6, one related to fleeing from authorities and the other two on drug-related charges.

Arrested on charges of DWI and fleeing from State Patrol officers was 29-year-old Brett Langston of Park Rapids. He entered a house where drugs were found, according to police.

Arrested on drug-related charges at the house were 50-year-old Darcey Schwartz of rural Underwood and 39-year-old Adrian Simser of Rochester.

Schwartz was charged with a felony in the third degree and Simser was charged with a felony in the fifth degree.

Mojo, the sheriff K-9 dog, assisted sheriff deputies, at 1:11 a.m., with tracking down meth, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Langston was pursued by offices traveling westward along Highway 210, before he headed into Underwood and entered a house. Schwartz and Simser were at the house when Langston arrived.

Driver injured near Deer Creek

One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident west of Deer Creek the weekend of Oct. 4-6.

Sheriff deputies said a man lost control of his vehicle while driving on Highway 50. The vehicle, a Toyota Tacoma, rolled several times.


The injuries were non-life threatening.

Fraud attempt near Clitherall

A female tried to pass along a $100 bill, later deemed to be fraudulent, at a Clitherall area convenience store on Oct. 5.

The suspicious store clerk used a detector and saw that the bill was counterfeit. A female put the bill back in her purse and left the store.

The store clerk then called the sheriff office and reported the incident at 4:15 p.m.

Watch for deer

County residents are again urged to watch for deer on county roadways.

A driver struck and killed a deer north of Rush Lake, at 7:34 p.m. Oct. 4, at the intersection of Highway 14 and 470th Avenue. A deer possession permit was later issued to the driver.

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