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A look at the Law Enforcement Log

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 March 4 to March 10, 2019. WTIP asked for more information on a number of those calls. 

On March 6, the Hovland and Colvill Fire Departments and First Responders were paged to respond to a crash between a logging truck and a pickup on Jackson Lake Road in Hovland. There were no injuries and no citations.

There was a drug incident at the U.S. Port of Entry. A Clinton, Minnesota man was arrested. The Sheriff’s Office was also called when a party found suspected meth in an empty apartment in Grand Marais.

On March 4, the sheriff’s office activated a search warrant regarding a theft from a business. Investigation in the matter continues.

A party on Trout Lake Road reported that a credit card had been taken and used in Michigan on March 6. The Cook County Sheriff’s Office notified that jurisdiction about the fraud.

On March 6, a domestic disturbance led to an arrest in Grand Portage. Another domestic disturbance call on March 8 in Grand Portage also resulted in an arrest.

There was a report of an assault in Grand Marais, involving a juvenile.

 On March 8 an investigation was launched regarding a vulnerable adult money theft.

 There was a report of criminal sexual conduct on March 8.

An overdue snowmobiler was reported by a caller on the Clearwater Road. Gunflint Search and Rescue responded and the person was located. There were no injuries.

Sheriff deputies assisted with an extradition transport on March 10.

There was a possible home break-in at a residence in Grand Marais on March 10. No suspects, the homeowner just wanted to have the incident on record.  

There was a hit and run resulting in property damage on East Highway 61 on March 5. A bumper was torn off of a vehicle. There were no witnesses and there are no suspects.

Deputies responded to a car in the ditch on High Forest Trail, a side road off the Caribou Trail. There were no injuries and no citations.

An “unknown trouble” call on the Gunflint Trail was a vehicle search for drugs. Nothing was found.

Law Enforcement received a report of a suicide threat up the Gunflint Trail on March 7. It was determined there was no intention of suicide.

There was a call reporting suspicious activity for an unknown parked vehicle that was gone when deputies arrived.

The sheriff’s office received a report of a lost ring. A party reported a lost key ring and another person called the sheriff’s office because they lost their keys and could not move their vehicle.

Found and turned into law enforcement was a check book, a debit card and a license plate. Owners were notified.

A caller suggested a welfare check for a hitchhiker on West Highway 61 on March 5. Another check welfare call came in on March 7 for a person walking down Townsite Road being loud and creating a disturbance. The person was located and brought home.

Deputies responded to a call of an intoxicated person causing a disturbance at the Grand Portage Casino. Parties were brought to their residence.

A garbage bag in the road on Highway 61 was reported as a hazard on March 4. Another caller contacted Cook County dispatch to inform them of a pot hole on Highway 61.

There were a number of public assist calls during which deputies checked a residence with an owner and escorted two different individuals while retrieving personal items from a residence. Deputies helped with a flat tire on East Highway 61, and helped a party locked out of their house. 

Dispatch recorded a vehicle broken down, no assistance needed on March 5

There were a number of parking problem calls—one on East First Street. The owner was contacted and the vehicle was moved. Another call came in reporting a problem with cars parking on a bridge on East Highway 61. And another call came in regarding a car too close to the intersection on West Wisconsin Street. The owner was notified.

There was a check welfare call that was a mistaken call from Wabasha County and another call for assistance that was actually for Cook, Minnesota.

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from a party on the Croftville Road expressing concern about people in the water of Lake Superior just before 6 p.m. on March 8. It was determined to be people in wetsuits swimming. On March 9 there was a call at about 10 a.m. from East 2nd Street with concerns about people ice skating on the east bay and then a call of people walking on the ice by Grace Drive in Grand Marais around noon.

The sheriff’s office fielded a call of a loose dog on West Highway 61 on March 5;  another on Pike Lake Road on March 6; and a call about loose dogs on 8th Avenue on March 8.

There was a report of a dead deer on West Highway 61 on March 6; an injured deer on Hammer Road on March 7 and an injured deer on the Cramer Road on March 9.

Law Enforcement dispatch received an alert from a security alarm in Grand Portage. It turned out to be a false alarm. Another alert came from an automatic fire alarm in Grand Marais. It was set off by someone cooking.

The Sheriff’s Office assisted the Department of Transportation with traffic control.

In addition, the law enforcement log reports 17 traffic stops, with 15 warnings and two citations.

Law Enforcement Center dispatchers handled nine crank or misdialed 9-1-1 calls.

Deputies also conducted 15 business or residence checks and on March 10, deputies noticed an open trailer door at the Grand Marais Recreation Park. Campground management was notified.

If you need help from the Cook County Sberiff's Office, dial 9-1-1.