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A look at the Law Enforcement Log

A look at the law enforcement log from the Cook County Sheriff's Office
A look at the law enforcement log from the Cook County Sheriff's Office

Each week the Cook County Sheriff’s Office provides a brief report of calls made to the Cook County Law Enforcement Center in the past week. This week’s report provides details logged by law enforcement dispatchers from Monday, January 7 to Sunday, January 13.
WTIP Community Radio asked for more details on a number of calls, such as a report of suspicious activity at the U.S. Port of Entry in Grand Portage on January 13. That call led to the arrest of a 20-year-old Duluth man who was charged with driving while intoxicated.
After putting his Chevy Silvarado pickup in the ditch on Devil Track Road, a 23-year-old Grand Marais man was also charged with DWI on January 13.
There were two calls from snowmobilers who had become separated from the group they were riding with, the first on January 9. That rider was in the Esther Lake area in Hovland. He was able to reach the Ontario Provincial Police, which in turn contacted the Cook County Sheriff’s Office.
Cook County Search and Rescue was activated and after about an hour of searching for the individual, he was found stuck at the Esther Lake campground. Search and Rescue and Border Patrol officers were able to get him out to be reunited with his party.
A second snowmobiler called for help from the Cascade River Road in Grand Marais on January 13. The rider did not know where he was, but the law enforcement dispatcher was able to direct him to the nearest road, where he was picked up and taken back to the lodge where he was staying with his group. The snowmobile was left to be picked up later.
Animal disturbance calls included a call from a person concerned about an owl sitting on the ground. There was also a call about a missing—and then found—dog in Grand Marais.
The Sheriff’s Office handled a number of “public assist” calls. Two were to assist motorists who had gone in the ditch and the report says a deputy assisted with lights and a shovel.  Another public assist call came from a person needing a ride to the doctor’s office.
The law enforcement dispatchers also fielded 15 crank 9-1-1 calls during the week.
If you need help from Cook County Law Enforcement, dial 9-1-1. For non-emergency calls, contact the Cook County Sheriffs Office at 218-387-3030.