Area law enforcement reports

Motley area law enforcement reports

Recent reports from the Motley Police Department (MPD) and Morrison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) included the following:

June 23 - 29

June 29 - The MPD issued a citation to Ashley Biddlecom, 31.

June 28 - The MPD received a complaint of a phone scam from a Motley resident. The subject stated they’d received a call from someone claiming to be a bondsperson who told them their grandson was in jail and that money was needed to get him out. The complainant eventually felt this may be a scam and called her grandson, learning that he was at home. 

June 27 - The MPD issued a citation to Alexander Goodson, 25, for speeding. 

June 24 - The MPD issued a citation to Cynthia Schultz, 58, for driving while on the phone. The subject, driving southbound on Hwy 10 in Motley, had also driven through a barricade on Hwy 10 near Beaulieu St. 

June 23 - The MPD issued a citation to Dylon Holtti, 22, for speeding. 

June 26 - The MCSO received a report of a theft at the 38000 block of Danberry Trl., Pillager.

June 26 - The MCSO responded to a property damage report at the 34000 block of Aztec Rd., Motley.

June 24 - The MCSO responded to a property damage report at the 3000 block of Telemark Trl, Cushing.

June 24 - The MCSO came across a flooded road at Bison Rd and 230th St., Randall, and had dispatch contact the county highway department for barricades. 

June 24 - The MCSO received a report from Randall Fire Hall that 50th Ave. was being washed out on both ends of the road. Supervisors of both Cushing Township and Parker Township were notified of the situation.

June 23 - The MCSO received a call from Cass County, requesting Motley Fire be paged for a tractor fire at the 6000 block of Hwy 210 in Motley.


Staples Police report

June 21, Staples Police responded to a residence to assist Wadena Police with a report of a stolen item being in the garage at the residence. Police spoke to the owner who allowed police to look inside of the garage. The stolen property from Wadena wasn’t located and police cleared from the scene.

June 21, Staples Police responded to the 800 block of 6th Street NE for a report of a burglary. The suspect entered an unlocked garage and stole items from inside a vehicle. The incident is under investigation.

June 23, around 1:23 a.m., Staples Police responded to a report of a fight or altercation at Lefty’s, in which a gun was mentioned as being involved. Police arrived and spoke with some patrons outside the bar and bar staff, who stated that there were no weapons involved, and that the subjects involved in the incident had left. Police advised bar staff and cleared from the bar.

June 24, Staples Police responded to a report of a burglary on Iowa Ave. NE. Police were advised that the complainant had returned home and had located an open door on the garage and to the residence.

June 25, around 1:45 a.m., Staples Police responded to assist the Motley Police Department with a vehicle which they were following, which was reported to be stolen, on Highway 10. Police arrived on scene, on US Highway 10 near mile marker 111, and assisted with the traffic stop. The operator of the vehicle was detained.

June 25, Staples Police were called to a domestic disturbance that also involved a possible suicidal person on of Wisconsin Ave. SE. Police learned a male and female were arguing over their break up. This also involved the female making suicidal comments which involved a knife. The male subject left prior to police arriving and the female was advised.

June 25, Staples Police received a call regarding a property exchange. The caller wanted an officer to go with on a property exchange and they knew the person would not give them the property back. They were advised that police do not get involved in forcing someone to give property back. They were advised it was civil and to consult with an attorney on small claims court.

June 26, Staples Police were requested to assist the Todd County Sheriff’s Department with a report of a burglary on County Road 28. Police arrived and made contact with the complainant, and it was believed the complainant was intoxicated and having some mental health issues. Police stood by until the sheriff’s department arrived on scene.

June 26, Staples Police assisted Lakewood Health System Hospital by notifying a patient’s boyfriend to contact the hospital. The boyfriend was given a ride to the hospital because he was unable to find a ride.

June 26, Staples Police assisted Todd County Sheriff’s Deputy with a traffic stop at Casey’s. The driver was arrested for DWI.


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