Cook County

A look at the law enforcement log, March 24-30

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office shared a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center from March 24 to March 20. WTIP requested more information on a number of the incidents logged by law enforcement dispatchers.

March 24
7:02 a.m. – A gas drive-off of $26.86 was reported from a business in Grand Marais. A deputy drove from Colvill to Grand Marais and did not come across a vehicle matching the vehicle description.
3:36 p.m. – A party found a wallet in the middle of the Gunflint Trail. Cook County called the owner and the parties were able to meet to return the wallet to the owner.
March 25
7:41 a.m. – A caller reported hitting and killing a deer on Highway 61 near the Outpost Motel. The caller’s 2014 GMC Sierra had a damaged headlight.
8:51 a.m. – A caller reported vandalism to a door handle and fender of a trail groomer on the North Shore State Trail. The damage happened sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning. It appears to have been taken for a joyride.
2:31 p.m. – A party reported a deer hit on Highway 61 about a mile west of Lutsen. The deer is still alive. The car had some scratches on the side of vehicle. The deer was dispatched.
2:54 p.m. – A worker at Lutsen Mountains reported a significant amount of money stolen from her room in employee housing.
6:22 p.m. – A motorist called to report that a black poodle keeps running in front of cars at a property on County Road 7. The driver said he has to swerve to avoid it. A sheriff deputy was unable to locate the dog.
7:21 p.m. – A pink camo print wallet was found and the caller wanted a deputy to come get it. No one was available so the sheriff’s office provided information on the wallet owner from North Dakota. They will meet to return it.
March 26
3:53 a.m. – A party called to ask for help because they were fearful of their spouse. The party is not sure why, but something just doesn’t feel right. The party was transported to the hospital to have mental health evaluated.
6:18 a.m. – A black and brown chow/cocker spaniel mix named Child ran off at about 4:30 a.m. in Grand Marais. Party called back, the dog came home.
9:10 a.m. – There was a report of adult abuse in Grand Portage. A party thinks someone helping them has been stealing drugs and other items. An investigation was initiated.
9:12 a.m. – MnDOT reported what appears to be a telephone line laying across Highway 61 at mile marker 122. CenturyLink was on scene by 9:27 a.m. The line was taken care of by 9:58 a.m.
9:34 a.m. –Grand Portage Human Services reported someone in their lobby claiming to be from Sweden, looking for assistance in getting back to Esko or Hinckley. The matter was referred to Cook County Public Health and Human Services.
10:23 a.m. – Sawtooth Mountain Clinic asked for a welfare check on a patient who missed a phone visit and is now unavailable by phone. A deputy visited the scene spoke with the individual who apparently just woke up. She was advised to call her doctor.
10:47 a.m. – A truck lost its trailer on east Highway 61 at March 26. No injuries and the truck is fine. The party will arrange for their own tow.
1:09 p.m. – A report of theft was initiated on West Highway 61. No further information is available as this is under investigation.
4:09 p.m. – A party called to report that they had just hit a deer by Temperance River, “really hard.” There was quite a bit of damage to the vehicle.
4:16 p.m. – There was a call of trespass. Four teenaged kids in a yellow Jeep-type vehicle were seen on the property heading toward the building. Citations were issued.
5:38 p.m. – There was a 9-1-1- call from a residence in Grand Marais. The dispatcher could hear kids shouting in the background. A deputy arrived on scene and spoke with the mother and kids. One of the children had dialed 9-1-1 on an inactive cell phone. The mother did not know that 9-1-1 calls go through even if the cell phone is not active. She will ensure the children don’t call again.
11:43 p.m. – A party called with questions about installing cameras for safety reasons. A deputy checked in with the party who seemed distressed. The deputy said the sheriff’s office cannot help with cameras, but shared resources about domestic violence.
March 27
8:19 a.m. – A party called to see if a family member was in jail in Cook County or if law enforcement had any contact with him. Cook County informed him that the party was not in custody and not been seen. Party asked Cook County to keep looking for the party.
9:32 a.m. – A radio call came in about a Ford Escape stuck at the end of the Arrowhead Trail, by Little John Lake. North Coast Towing will respond.
11:38 a.m. – A party called to report a man lying on top of his dog, yelling at it. Deputy found the party. The dog appears to be in good health and okay.
2:19 p.m. – A pink iPhone was found on Seagull Lake by the Palisades. The person who found it said the owner can contact them to claim the phone.
8:00 p.m. – A black iPhone was lost by the Post Office. The owner gave permission to give out his phone number if someone finds his phone.
8:45 p.m. – A party called to report a gray Buick on his road for an unknown reason. Cook County got a hold of the owner who said she is there visiting someone.
March 28
12:31 a.m. – There was a report of a loud party on County Road 7. A vehicle did a burnout in front of a nearby residence. A deputy visited a home in the area and found intoxicated individuals who said they didn’t know who did the burnout. The property owner where the party was being held was told he is responsible for keeping his guests quiet.
11:31 a.m. – The sheriff’s office assisted with information on an ATV.
3:25 p.m. – A party called from Devil Track Lake saying there were 20-25 people in the middle of the lake, racing snowmobiles. Party was unsure of legalities of this due to the governor’s “stay at home” order. A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conservation officer checked it out and reported that there were no snowmobilers on the lake at the moment.
March 29
3:58 p.m. – A party in Grand Marais called with questions about a creek blocked by ice flooding her father’s property. She wanted to know who is responsible for caring for it. Cook County said because it is private property, it is the landowner’s responsibility.
March 30
12:57 a.m. – A party called from North Road to report water overflowing on the road. The information was given to the Cook County Highway Department.
6:49 a.m. – A party called from Chicago Bay Road to report parties camping in a hatchback-type car at the Hovland dock. The party said there were people parked all around Hovland and they are concerned about that. A deputy spoke to the people at the Hovland dock. They have a cabin but wanted to wait until daylight to go there. The deputy drove around Hovland and found no other vehicles or campers.