Sheriff news: Items taken from Ottertail garage

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Sheriff deputies, on April 4, reported the theft of various items from a residence in the town of Ottertail. A Victor torch set, 30-foot-long hoses and regulators worth $500 were taken from an unlocked garage.

An investigation was continuing as of Monday, April 6.

Assault charge issued near Parkers Prairie

A man was arrested April 5 northeast of Parkers Prairie after sheriff deputies say he pointed a gun at two people in a dispute over tree cutting at an empty lot. Each of the neighbors had dogs that became involved in a dog fight.

Theman was later charged with fifth degree assault, a misdemeanor. The incident took place near Horsehead Lake.

Charges can be based on any of the following accusations: committing an act with intent to cause fear in another person and/or threatening bodily harm.


Out-of-control dogs ordered to quarantine

A complaint of aggressive dogs in an area near Deer Creek resulted in the dogs placed in quarantine on March 31. The quarantine will last for a minimum of 10 days.

A county deputy was bitten by one of the dogs when he responded to the scene.

The dogs were not fenced in or restrained in any way.

A report from the county sheriff’s office will be forwarded to the Otter Tail County Public Health Department. The county has an animal health and control ordinance in place. Any subsequent dog bites will be addressed by the five-person Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners.

“Our ordinance keeps owners responsible for their dogs,” said county board Chairman Lee Rogness.

Man injured in ATV mishap east of Pelican Rapids

A man was injured in a ATV accident Tuesday, March 31, east of Pelican Rapids.

The accident took place close to 4 p.m. at Matson Point Road on the south side of North Lake Lida.

The driver was traveling west, around a corner, when he lost control. The ATV entered the south ditch and rolled onto its side. The injured party, who had back pain, was transferred to a hospital in Detroit Lakes.

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