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A look at the December law enforcement log

Cook County Sheriff's Office squad car - WTIP file photo
Cook County Sheriff's Office squad car - WTIP file photo

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office shares a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center throughout the month with WTIP Community Radio. Some calls seem silly; others are extremely serious. WTIP requested more information on a number of the incidents logged by law enforcement dispatchers in December 2020.
 
Follow-up information on those incidents is recorded here, but there were also dozens of other calls logged, for traffic stops; business and residence checks; medical calls; crank or misdialed 911 calls, and much more.
 
December 1
8:44 a.m. There was a report of a party trespassing at a vacant house in Grand Portage. The party was located and advised that they were trespassing and could face legal action.
2:16 p.m. A fluffy orange and white cat was found near Java Moose on Highway 61. The cat has been “found” before and the owner is known. A deputy took possession of the cat and booked it into the pound without any issues.
3:44 p.m. A party in Grand Marais called to report that their neighbor was burning plastic. A deputy arrived on the scene and found a fire pit with something smoldering. It smelled of burned paper and cardboard. The homeowner was informed of the complaint and he said it was only paper and cardboard, but he would be very careful in the future.
6:21 p.m. A party called to report a Volkswagen SUV parked on Pine Mountain Road in Grand Marais. It has been parked there for several hours and it is getting dark. The caller thought it was odd. A deputy responded and located the vehicle and the owner. It was a family out on a winter hike. 

December 2
8:15 a.m. A party in Lutsen reported a 2006 black Jeep Commander in the ditch on his property. He said it had been there for a couple of days. A deputy found the vehicle with front end damage, no paperwork in the vehicle. The vehicle was found to belong to a party from Washington State. It was towed by Cook County Towing.
9:14 a.m. A caller reported that someone had broken into a metal shipping container on their property. Some small tools and miscellaneous valves were stolen, but it was noting of high value. The caller just wanted it on record.
11:55 a.m. A test of the countywide pager system was conducted.
12:55 p.m. A party reported an alleged assault that occurred the night before. A party was cut with a box cutter. The sheriff’s office was unable to locate the alleged assailant.
3:15 p.m. A party asked the sheriff’s office to check to see if a plane had arrived at the airport. They last had contact about 30 minutes ago. The reporting party called back at 3:24 p.m., the pilot had failed to cancel their flight plan. All was fine. 
3:53 p.m. The drive-through teller panic button was activated in Tofte. The sheriff’s office was unable to contact the business and a deputy started toward the business. Cook County was able to make contact and the response was canceled.

December 3
12:22 a.m. Suspicious activity was reported in Grand Marais. A party was found to be splitting firewood for his employer.
3:25 p.m. A party called to get her mother’s cat out of the pound. Fines were paid and the cat was released to the owner.
6:04 p.m. A party in Grand Marais called to express concern about a neighbor. It sounds like the person fell. A sheriff’s deputy checked on the person, who did fall, but was upright and declining medical.

December 4
7:25 a.m. A motorist reporting hitting a moose two to three miles north of Gunflint Lodge. The moose got up and walked away. There were no human injuries. The car has damage to the front end and the hood is dented but is driveable. A case number was given for insurance purposes.
 3:41 p.m. A party called from Pike Lake Road to report two missing dogs, a Siberian husky named Odin and a long-haired white German shepherd named Elsa. The party called back at 4:00 p.m. stating the dogs were found.
5:16 p.m. Two calls were received from East Highway 61 reporting a deer that was hit on the hill side of the highway that was still alive. There was minor damage to the car that hit the deer. The deer was dispatched and moved off onto the shoulder.
1:17 p.m. A structure fire was reported in Hovland. See related WTIP story: Hovland garage destroyed by fire. 

December 5
10:02 p.m. A party came into the Law Enforcement Center with visible facial injuries, asking to speak to a deputy. An ambulance was paged and the party was taken to North Shore Health for treatment. The suspect in the assault was found passed out by a residence in Grand Marais and another ambulance was paged. All parties had been drinking. The sheriff’s office provided assistance keeping the parties separate at the hospital. Parties were treated and one was issued a citation for underage drinking, the other for underage drinking and for disorderly conduct. An adult at the residence was issued a citation for violation of the social host ordinance.
 
December 6
9:55 a.m. A party called to say they witnessed a deer getting hit on West Highway 61. The deer ran off.
 10:02 a.m.  There was a report of animals loose at Grand Marais Putt and Pets Mini-golf. The owner was contacted and told the sheriff’s office that the animals are not at the mini-golf course at this time. Another goat owner was contacted and it was not their animals either. The Putt and Pets owner called back and said that it was his animals who had wandered from their winter home on County Road 7.
 
December 7
10:09 a.m.
The sheriff’s office assisted probation with a urinalysis. The person tested positive for THC and alcohol.
 10:20 a.m. There was another hold-up alarm at the Grand Marais State Bank, Tofte branch. It was a false alarm. The bank has someone scheduled to take a look at it.
 
December 8
10:44 a.m.
A party called from Sea Gull Lake, expressing concern about the number of people skating on the lake and about all the extra traffic. The party felt it is not safe, as three people had gone through the ice on Clearwater Lake over the weekend.  The caller said the sheriff’s office should alert the public of the dangers of possible thin ice, possibly on WTIP. The caller was also upset that Visit Cook County was encouraging people to go check out the ice.
12:05 p.m. A caller from Grand Portage reported the possible theft of money from an individual over a period of time.
5:16 p.m. A motorist reported insulation and other debris all over the road on West Highway 61. The call was referred to MnDOT.
 
December 9
10:23 a.m
. A caller reported a black and white loose dog on West Highway 61, heading toward the Rock Shop.
11:47 a.m. A party reported that his neighbor had a large burn pile next to his pole barn. The neighbor is concerned that the building could burn and it contains flammable liquids. Cook County checked and determined the fire was not a danger.
12:31 p.m. A caller reported a gray, short-haired dog with a white chest walking around on Foothill Boulevard. The dog has tags but they were unable to get close enough to see the information. The sheriff’s office suggested posting to the Facebook lost animals page. 
2:45 p.m. The sheriff’s office assisted with a demand to vacate in Grand Portage. 
3:53 p.m. A party on Ski Hill Road reported that someone sprayed mustard all over the vehicle and left a threatening note.
11:03 p.m. A party called from Texas to check on an online friend in Grand Marais. The caller said they normally play an online game every day and the party has not been online for over 24 hours and has not answered the phone. A deputy checked on the residence, which was dark and there was no response at the door. The deputy will check again tomorrow.
 
December 10
8:45 a.m.
A caller in Grand Portage asked for help in getting an abandoned vehicle moved. The party does not want to confront the person who owns the vehicle. A party was advised to have the vehicle moved.
10:12 a.m. A caller reported a white vehicle blocking a road entrance on East Highway 61. The vehicle appears to be abandoned 
10:46 a.m. The sheriff’s office followed up on the check welfare call from Texas last night. A party in Grand Marais was found deceased at the residence. 
1:20 p.m. A party called from Old Shore Road in Grand Marais to report a woman walking a dog on the beach. There was a dispute over property lines and use of the beach area.
2:31 p.m. A caller reported a dent to their vehicle that happened sometime in November when the vehicle was parked on First Avenue East. The party needs a report for their insurance company. 
10:12 p.m. There was a report of a six-year-old girl abandoned on Highway 61 in Grand Portage. See the previous WTIP story: Mother arrested in Cook County after child found abandoned near Highway 61

December 11
9:52 a.m.
Grand Portage Housing requested assistance with a trespassing incident.
12:49 p.m. A party called from a Toyota Corolla stuck on a trail off of Murmur Creek Road. The motorist was following Google maps to Lookout Mountain in Cascade State Park. Google Maps told them that the trail was a road. The car works, it just needs a tow. North Coast Towing responded.
4:09 p.m. A deputy found a black and white dog wandering on 2nd Street. A neighbor told the deputy the dog keeps coming into their yard to go to the bathroom. The owners wer advised of the city leash ordinance.
4:18 p.m. A party with a Permit to Carry called with questions about carrying a gun in the Superior National Forest.

December 12
8:54 a.m.
The Tofte Holiday called with concerns about a customer who was behaving strangely who should not be driving. A deputy responded and talked to the customer who was on the way to Two Harbors for medication. A family member was contacted to assist them in getting there.
10:35 a.m. There was a report of a green Prius in the ditch. It appears to have slid off the end of the Caribou Trail at the stop sign at Highway 61. No one is injured, but a tow is needed. Cook County Towing responded. There was minor cosmetic damage to a bumper.
12:37 p.m.  A motorist requested a welfare check for a person on the side of East Highway 61 who was crying. The person didn’t speak English very well and told the caller everything was okay. The caller thought someone should check on her. The sheriff’s office found a friend who was with the person and they are doing okay.
3:59 p.m. There was a report of a vehicle accident on County Road 7, with a party complaining of back pain. The driver told the sheriff’s office that he had fallen asleep and woke up when he hit the ditch. He was transported by Cook County Ambulance to North Shore Health. A citation was issued for failure to drive with due care.
9:13 p.m. Cook County received a call from the Larsmont area reporting that the Cook County Ambulance was dragging something that was sparking on the road. Cook County notified the ambulance. They believe it is chains hanging low. They will stop and inspect.
9:36 p.m.  A party called to report a chimney fire on East Highway 61. Two adults and three dogs were leaving the residence. Colvill and Hovland Fire Departments were paged. When a deputy arrived, there were no visible flames, but the chimney was smoldering at the top. The Hovland Fire Department inspected and the fire was out, but firefighters used an infrared camera to make sure.

December 13
10:48 a.m.
A caller reported an accident that occurred by Hollow Rock Road last night. The motorist was contacted and admitted to having a crash, but declined medical attention.
11:41 p.m. A property owner in Grand Marais reported that the propane tank for their house had been shut off. This is a seasonal residence so the party does not know how long it had been out. The party was advised to set up a heat alarm in the house in case it happens again.
1:39 p.m. A party called from Croftville Road in Grand Marais saying that there was a green light on the propane tank at a rental there. They wanted to make sure it wasn’t some sort of warning light. It is near a propane tank. Cascade Vacation Rental manages the rental and they were notified. It was determined that the light was a green light bulb left by previous owners in honor of veterans.
5:48 p.m. There was a report of a disturbance in Grand Marais, a man and woman were yelling at each other. Deputies responded and determined it was a verbal argument.
7:07 p.m. A party called to report that a friend had slid off the road on Island Lake on the way to a cabin on Onagon Lake. Cook County contacted the motorist who said she tried to make it up a steep part of the road a couple of times and ended up sliding into a snowbank. She was not injured and will get the car pulled out tomorrow. She thanked the sheriff’s office for calling to check on her.
7:25 p.m. A vehicle knocked down a sign on Wisconsin Avenue. The sheriff’s office checked and it looked like a vehicle heading west tried to make the turn and slid into the sign. There was no debris to identify a vehicle. The city street department was notified about the damaged sign and post.

December 15
8:35 a.m. 
A party called to report a hit and run at Gene’s Food’s parking lot yesterday.
2:49 p.m. A party called to report a deer in her yard on West Highway 61 that has an injury to its right shoulder. Cook County said since the deer is up and walking around and is not a hazard, they should leave it alone and let nature take its course.
11:04 p.m. A cat owner in Grand Marais called to see if her cat had been found. It has been taken to the pound in the past, as it wanders. A cat was found and taken to the pound, so Cook County contacted the caller. Her cat was home safe, but she thanked the sheriff’s office for checking.

December 16
10:44 a.m.
An unoccupied vehicle was found in the ditch on East Highway 61. Cook County was unable to locate the owner.
11:48 a.m. An alarm went off at a building on Wisconsin Street. Work is being done on the heating system, the alarm went off accidentally.
4:12 p.m. A party called from Hovland to report problems with his neighbor’s dog, which charges viciously at them when on its leash. It is a rescue dog. A deputy visited the dog owner and found the dog to be friendly. The owner is aware of the problem and is working with the dog.
7:03 p.m. A party called to report that they were bringing an elderly male to the hospital in a private vehicle. They asked for assistance in getting the party into the ER.
8:56 p.m. North Shore Hospital called seeking information on a vehicle parked in the helicopter landing pad so they can reach the owner to move it.
9:39 a.m. A caller from Texas called asking for a welfare check on individuals that came to Minnesota this spring to get away from COVID. They haven’t been able to reach them. After some discussion, it turned out the Texans are in Cook, Minnesota, not Cook County. They were given contact information for St. Louis County.

December 17
10:29 a.m.
A Hovland party called again with concerns about their neighbor’s dog, which charges everyone who walks on the road. The caller was informed that a deputy visited and that the dog owner is working with the dog. They were also informed there is no leash law in Cook County, but the owners have agreed to keep the dog on a leash.
2:58 p.m. A property owner called from Schroeder to say that bridge that was stolen in Lake County is in his yard. Lake County was notified.
4:49 p.m. A party reported that a male and female were fighting in a parking lot on West Highway 61. It appeared that the male hit the female. The caller did not know the type of truck they were in. The parties were gone when the sheriff deputy arrived.
6:26 p.m. There was a report of a black and white dog barking by Sven and Ole’s Pizza and then by City Hall. A sheriff deputy made a few laps through town and was unable to locate the dog.

December 18
12:24 a.m.
A party in Grand Portage called for assistance with his medications. A community member was able to assist.
11:39 a.m. A party called from West Highway 61 to say they saw a large fire while driving. There is a burn permit at that location, but a deputy stopped to inspect the vehicle size. The fire appears under control. There is an excavator nearby and people are tending it.
12:29 p.m. A caller asked who they should talk to about a hole in the road near the light that was in place for construction over the summer. The party was referred to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.
2:00 p.m. Another complaint came in from Hovland from a party concerned about their dog being aggressive toward them. The party said they want something done about it.
3:43 p.m. There was a report of an expected death at home in Grand Marais. Cavallin Funeral Home was contacted.
3:57 p.m. A call came in to report a Ford pickup in a rollover accident on West Highway 61. Tofte and Schroeder Fire Departments and First Responders were paged, but were canceled. The driver had some cuts, but no major injuries. Cook County Towing responded.
5:51 p.m. A welfare check was requested for a party that has been drinking and threatening to harm themselves. A female party was transported to North Shore Health.

December 19
1:47 p.m.
There was a report of a party outside the Grand Portage Lodge & Casino causing a disturbance. The party allegedly assaulted someone at the lodge.
7:03 a.m. A deputy hit a deer in a squad car. The deer got up and stood in the middle of the road and then bolted into the woods. There is minor damage to the car and no injuries to the deputy.
10:11 a.m. A caller on East Highway 61 called to report that the highway was very icy. Cook County passed the information on to MnDOT.
4:13 p.m. A party called to report a collision at the bottom of the Ski Hill Road in Lutsen. There were no injuries, but a significant amount of damage. A party wanted a report for insurance.

December 21
12:21 p.m.
There was a report of a car sliding across Highway 61 from the Caribou Trail in Lutsen into the ditch.
12:23 p.m. A vehicle with five occupants ran off the road on West Highway 61 and hit a pole. There were no signs of injury, but the parties, from Auburn, Washington, needed transportation. They were given a ride to the Lutsen Fire Hall to await Cadillac Cab of Silver Bay.
12:29 p.m. A party in Grand Marais called for assistance with a family member who has been doing drugs and is delusional. The family member walked off into the woods. The party was found and was acting odd, but not aggressive. The family said they were safe with the party there.
4:16 p.m. A homeowner in Grand Marais called to let the sheriff’s office know her fire alarm is going off, but there is no fire. She is just cleaning her oven. She is trying to turn the alarm off and wanted to make sure the fire department did not get paged out.
8:34 p.m. A deputy saw the Cook County Ambulance go by and it appears to be dragging something. Cook County radioed the ambulance, who said maintenance is aware of it and they are waiting for it to be fixed. A second call came in reporting the same.

December 23
12:07 p.m.
A party came into the Law Enforcement Center to ask for help with their landlord. They are being kicked out of a residence and need to get some items moved. The party was advised this is a civil matter.
3:59 p.m. A caller in Grand Portage reported that their neighbors are fighting. A deputy arrived as one of the parties was packing to leave.
4:51 p.m. There was a report of a delivery truck stuck on the upper side of the road on West Highway 61. North Coast Towing responded.
4:52 p.m. A motorist called to say they had slid into the ditch and were about to tip over. They had no injuries, but a tow is needed. They said their vehicle, a 2015 Ford F150 is about 15-20 feet in the ditch.
4:59 p.m. There was a report of a small SUV in the ditch on the lakeside of Highway 61. The party said there were no injuries, but a tow is needed. A conservation officer was able to assist.
5:07 p.m. Another report of a vehicle in the ditch came in. the car was covered with snow. North Coast Towing will respond, but it will be an hour as it is a busy night.
5:15 p.m. A party called to report that they had gotten pulled into the ditch on West Highway 61. They were at a store, warming up. There are no injuries, but a tow is needed. Cook County Towing responded.
5:16 p.m. A motorist called from West Highway 61 to report that the roads are really bad.
5:25 p.m. A truck pulling an enclosed snowmobile trailer pulled out of the Tofte Holiday Station went into the ditch. No injuries, but a tow was needed.
5:42 p.m. Two calls came in to report a tree down, blocking the southbound lane of Highway 61.
6:14 p.m. A caller reported a small pickup truck in the ditch, northbound on the Gunflint Trail. No injuries, but a tow is needed.
6:34 p.m. A party called to report a power line down on the road on Onion River Road. Cook County notified Arrowhead Electric. A deputy checked and said the line is not on the road, but is hanging low enough that a semi could snag it. Arrowhead Electric took care of the line by 11:37 p.m., but continued to work on an outage on County Road 34. 
6:45 p.m. There was a report of a silver truck off the road on the lakeside of Highway 61.
6:56 p.m. A party reported a vehicle in the ditch on the west side of the Caribou Trail. There are no injuries, but a tow is needed.
7:11 p.m. There was a report of another tree down, covering the southbound lane of West Highway 61. A deputy provided lights while MnDOT cleared it off the road.
7:36 p.m. A party in Grand Marais called to report that their neighbor’s dog is running loose again.
9:47 p.m. A deputy removed a tree from North Road in Hovland.

December 24
7:47 a.m.
A deputy reported a tree down, completely blocking West 3rd Street. The Grand Marais Street Department cleared the tree.
9:00 a.m. An Arrowhead Electric line crew requested traffic control on Highway 61 and County Road 34 as they replace power lines to fix an outage.
10:02 a.m. A residential gas alarm went off on Pine Tree Drive in Lutsen. Lutsen Fire Department was paged and began to respond, but the homeowner called to say they could cancel, the problem is likely a vent covered by a snowbank. They will have someone clear the snowbanks.
10:20 a.m. Cook County Ambulance called to say a car was in the ditch on West Highway 61.
11:29 a.m. A party in Grand Marais called for information on a towing company. They are having vehicle problems and need a tow to a shop.
11:34 a.m. There was a report of a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 61 between Grace Drive and Croftville Road. The motorist was able to get out of the ditch before a tow truck was called.
6:53 p.m. A caller reported a hit and run on Ski Hill Road. The car has been parked for three days. There is now a big hole in the bumper of the 2020 Honda Pilot.
9:59 p.m. There was a report of a pickup truck in the ditch on West Highway 61.

December 25
1:32 p.m. 
A 911 call came in from The Grade, but the call dropped. When a deputy arrived at the location of the cell phone call, there were signs of a vehicle in the ditch, but it looks like they got out.
1:47 p.m. There was a call of a deceased person in Grand Marais. The party had a history of medical problems and the death appears to be from natural causes. Information was collected for the medical examiner, but it was determined that an autopsy was not needed.
2:14 p.m. A party called to report a vehicle in the ditch on East Highway 61. There are no injuries, but the car is halfway in the ditch and a tow is needed. The party called back at 2:34 p.m. and said they were able to get out of the ditch.
2:56 p.m. A family called to request a welfare check for a male party who hasn’t been answering calls for a week. The party was found deceased. The next of kin were informed.
4:30 p.m. Cook County received a call from a female party who would only give her first name, stating she was suicidal. It was determined she was from Thunder Bay. Cook County passed the information on to the Thunder Bay Police Department, but they said there wasn’t much they could do with only a first name.
6:03 p.m. A motorist called from just south of Lutsen to report that he just hit a deer in his Toyota Tundra. He has no injuries, but there is damage to the front right passenger side.
8:01 p.m. A party called from Grand Portage reporting what sounded like a little girl screaming by the ballfield. They looked around and couldn’t find anything but a snowmobiler in the area. A deputy investigated the area and did not hear or see anything suspicious.

December 26
10:19 a.m.
A party on Poplar Lake called to report that someone had hit her mailbox, possibly a plow truck. The information was passed on to the Cook County Highway Department.
4:23 p.m. There was a report of a Chevy pickup stuck by the public access near Gunflint Fire Hall No. 2. The party is looking for a tow. North Coast Towing agreed to check conditions to see if a tow is possible, as that area is not always plowed. North Coast called back at 7:44; they were able to remove the vehicle.

December 27
6:34 a.m.
A party on the Caribou Trail in Lutsen called to say she had a mink in her house, under her couch. The caller is at a friend’s house. The call was transferred to the Minnesota DNR for a conservation officer.
1:25 p.m. There was a report of a domestic disturbance in Grand Portage. One party left the house. The other party will get an order of protection.
6:07 p.m. A motorist reported a piece of firewood in the northbound lane near a curve on Ski Hill Road.
7:44 p.m. A party called to report an underage person drinking and driving. The party was stopped and admitted to drinking half a beer. They agreed to take a PBT and had .000 blood alcohol content. The party was advised to go home for the night.
9:34 p.m. A party called to get some of the sheriff’s office emergency supply of hydrogen peroxide for their dog because it ate a sock. The party was given the peroxide and instructions.
11:50 p.m. A party called to report that an individual planned to assault someone in Grand Marais. The sheriff’s office located the individual who was depressed but did not need to go to the hospital. The party was taken home.

December 29
8:24 a.m.
A caller in Grand Portage reported someone trespassing.
 10:21 a.m. A party was picked up for probation. Arrangements were made for the party’s cat.
 11:28 a.m. The Violence Prevention Center asked for a deputy to be present during an interview regarding a sexual assault.
1:27 p.m. A party in Grand Portage reported that a party had exposed themselves to someone and had been disruptive at the store. The party was arrested on a warrant.
2:14 p.m. A caller reported 6-7 snowmobiles riding around on the middle of the Gunflint Trail just north of Gunflint Pines. A conservation officer located them and advised them of a better place to ride.
5:57 p.m. A party called to report that Jack the husky is in their yard. The dog owner is not answering their phone. A deputy attempted to give a citation to the dog owner, but they refused it. The citation will be mailed.
9:28 p.m. A party called again about the dog mentioned above coming into their yard.

December 30
11:34 a.m.
A vehicle hit ice and went sideways on Devil Track Road. The driver was given a ride by a passerby, but help is needed to get the vehicle off the road. It is in a bad spot on a corner, assistance was requested for traffic control.
12:42 p.m. A party called to request a welfare check on a family member who lives alone in Tofte and who had a fall on Christmas Eve. The family members state she is okay, but the caller wanted to make sure. A deputy spoke to the party, who said they had some pain from the fall, but feels fine. The party was walking and talking coherently. The deputy told them to call if they have another fall and need help. Cook County advised the concerned family member of the conversation.
 2:27 p.m. A caller asked for some guidance about an incident in their past that they are now being sued over. Cook County advised the party to contact an attorney.
 7:17 p.m. There was a report of a large fire on Linnell Road in Grand Marais. A deputy responded to make sure it wasn’t a structure. It was a large brush pile and since there is more than three inches of snow, it is fine.
8:11 p.m. A homeowner called to report that his shed is on fire. It is about 60 percent burned and near a 100-pound propane tank. Lutsen and Tofte Fire Departments were paged. When Lutsen arrived, they said Tofte Fire could stand by. The fire was knocked down by 8:50 p.m. but the shed was completely destroyed. The property owner said there was a dirt bike and an older four-wheeler in the structure. The estimated value of the shed and its contents is $7,500.

December 31
8:29 a.m.
A deputy helped a snowmobiler who had run out of gas push her machine to the pumps at the Grand Portage Trading Post.
10:59 a.m. A caller reported seeing someone in a white pickup truck shooting out a window in Lutsen. They were unsure what they were shooting at. The call was referred to the DNR.
11:27 a.m. A party called with questions about a Life Alert system. A test was conducted.
12:20 p.m. A DNR conservation officer called in on the earlier call of someone shooting from a vehicle. The party shot a deer. The CO asked Cook County to be on the lookout for the vehicle.
2:29 p.m. A party called to report a car in the ditch south of Sugarloaf Road in Tofte. The car hit a coyote. There are no human injuries.
4:59 p.m. A motorist called to report that there are people with a campfire at the Ray Berglund Wayside Rest. A deputy responded as fires are not allowed there. The people had a portable stove and were roasting marshmallows. They will clean it up.
5:11 p.m. A motorist called to report hitting a deer on West Highway 61 and it is still alive. Two other calls came in. A deputy responded and dispatched the deer. A possession permit was given.
5:39 p.m. Grand Marais Subway called to report a rude customer refusing to wear a mask. The customer didn’t think the business would really call the sheriff’s office. When they did, the customer left.
6:22 p.m. A caller reported a car in the ditch on the lakeside of the road on Highway 61 in the Lutsen area. A second caller was able to stop and the driver said they were fine, they were waiting for roadside assistance.
6:58 p.m. A motorist reported hitting a deer about seven miles out of town on Highway 61. The car was drivable and the deer ran off. The party just wanted a report for insurance.

To contact the Cook County Law Enforcement Center, call 218-387-3040. In emergencies, always dial 9-1-1.