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Meeker County Sheriff's Report
Herald Journal, March 20, 2017

Thursday, March 9, 2017

On the 9th at 10:12 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a harassment complaint at an address on Maple Lane, Grove City. The deputy advised of options.

On the 9th at 3:31 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at a residence on 657th Avenue, Forest Prairie Township.

On the 9th at 5:36 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of suspicious activity at a residence on County State Aid Highway 30, Manannah Township. A deputy spoke to the caller and checked the area but was unable to locate the suspicious person.

On the 9th at 6:31 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a request to check the welfare of an individual at a residence on Parker Avenue West, Dassel. A deputy made contact with the person and found that they were fine.

Friday, March 10, 2017

On the 10th at 12:33 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a property damage accident at the intersection of 220th Street and 520th Avenue, Acton Township.

On the 10th at 2:37 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a domestic assault at a residence on MN Highway 22, Litchfield Township. Jacob Matthew Houck, age 24, Litchfield was arrested on domestic assault charges.

On the 10th at 6:47 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched the Dassel Fire Department to a fire at a residence on 727th Avenue, Dassel Township. A report was created.

On the 10th at 9:10 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office came upon a property damage accident with a deer on MN Highway 24, Kingston Township. There was damage to the front passenger side of the car.

On the 10th at 10:11 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a dog complaint at a residence on Rolling Oaks Lane, Darwin. The dog was gone upon arrival.

On the 10th at 12:01 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a driving complaint on US Highway 12, Dassel. The deputy stopped the vehicle and warned the driver of their driving conduct.

On the 10th at 2:50 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of suspicious activity at address on 670th Avenue, Forest City Township. The deputy spoke to the complainant and advised them their options.

On the 10th at 3:12 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a driving complaint on MN Highway 15, Dassel Township. Upon arrival of the deputy the vehicle was gone.

On the 10th at 5:30 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a property damage accident with a deer on US Highway 12, Dassel Township. The deputy observed heavy front drivers side vehicle damage and the roadway was clear of debris.

On the 10th at 7:25 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office assisted with a vehicle unlock near the intersection of 4th Street North and North Avenue West, City of Grove City.

On the 10th at 8:16 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of County State Aid Highway 24 and MN Highway 15, Dassel Township. The deputy arrested the driver Corey Lynn Larson, age 43, of West Fargo, North Dakota, on pending charges of 4th degree driving while intoxicated, 4th degree driving while intoxicated .08 or more within 2 hours, illegal use of license plate, no proof of insurance, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.

On the 10th at 11:56 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office observed suspicious activity on East Curran Street, City of Darwin. The deputy cited the driver Markell Anthony York-Ramirez, age 18, of Darwin, for possession of small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

On the 11th at 12:11 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to an alarm on North Armstrong Avenue, City of Litchfield. The deputy checked the area and could not locate the cause for concern.

On the 11th at 12:27 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to check the welfare of an individual at a residence on County State Aid Highway 6, Dassel Township. The deputies made contact with the individual who was advised options.

On the 11th at 1:10 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of threats at a residence on Atlantic Avenue West, City of Grove City.

On the 11th at 5:57 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a domestic at a residence on 362nd Street, Forest Prairie Township. Paul Matthew Ashfeld, age 32 of Watkins, was arrested.

On the 11th at 4:46 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a dog complaint on US Highway 12, Darwin Township. The dog was gone prior to the deputy’s arrival.

On the 11th at 5:24 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglar alarm at a residence on 722nd Avenue, Kingston. Upon the deputy’s arrival it was determined to be a false alarm.

On the 11th at 6:03 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of stray dogs at the intersection of US Highway 12 and MN Highway 4, City of Grove City. The owner was reunited with their dogs and advised about dog at large ordinances.

On the 11th at 6:20 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop near County State Aid Highway 4 and 237th Street, Dassel Township. The deputy cited the passenger Taeya Elayne Rohloff, age 19, of Dassel, on pending charges for minor consumption and possession of small amount of marijuana.

On the 11th at 7:05 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a person out of control at a business on MN Highway 22, Ellsworth Township. The deputies arrested Landon Larry McCormick, age 29, of Hutchinson, on pending charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing legal process.

On the 11th at 7:22 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a driving complaint near the intersection of MN Highway 7 and MN Highway 22, Cedar Mills Township. The deputy located the vehicle and advised them on their driving conduct.

On the 11th at 8:09 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office observed an unoccupied stalled vehicle near the intersection of MN Highway 22 and 210th Street, Greenleaf Township. The deputy checked the vehicle and found it to be secured and off the roadway.

On the 11th at 9:35 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a request to check the welfare of an individual walking near County State Aid Highway 31 and County State Aid Highway 11, Litchfield Township. The deputy checked the area and could not locate the cause for concern.

On the 11th at 10:46 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office assisted an individual with regards to questions for a residence on Atlantic Avenue West, City of Grove City.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

On the 12th at 2:39 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of a scam attempt at a residence on County State Aid Highway 34, Forest City Township.

On the 12th at 2:48 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to and dispatched the Gold Cross Ambulance to a report of a personal injury accident on County State Aid Highway 14, Forest City Township. A report was created.

On the 12th at 3:30 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a property damage accident on 218th Street, Collinwood Township. The vehicle sustained minor damage.

On the 12th at 4:07 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious person at an address on Central Avenue South, City of Watkins. The deputy checked the area and could not locate the cause for concern.

On the 12th at 4:17 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an occupied stalled vehicle on US Highway 12, Harvey Township. The deputy assisted with traffic control while the vehicle was removed.

On the 12th at 6:27 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stray dog on the loose near a residence on North 1st Street, City of Darwin. The deputy checked the area and could not locate the cause for concern.

On the 12th at 8:41 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of juvenile trouble at a residence on County State Aid Highway 4, Kingston Township. The deputy mediated the situation and there were no further issues.

On the 12th at 9:06 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to an occupied stalled vehicle near US Highway 12 and County State Aid Highway 24, City of Darwin. The deputy assisted with traffic control and a private tow to have the vehicle removed from the ditch.

Monday, March 13, 2017

On the 13th at 8:34 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office came upon a stalled vehicle on US Highway 12, Darwin Township. The car was not a hazard.

On the 13th at 11:19 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a dog complaint at a residence on 397th Street, Union Grove Township. Individuals that located the dog transported it to the vet.

On the 13th at 1:20 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a dog complaint at a residence on Rolling Oaks Lane, Darwin. The deputy spoke with the dog owner and advised them of the city ordinance.

On the 13th at 4:56 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took to a report of a burglary at a residence on Pacific Avenue, Dassel.

On the 13th at 6:05 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office unlocked a vehicle at a residence on 2nd Street South, Grove City.

On the 13th at 7:32 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of juvenile trouble at a residence on 1st Street, Watkins.

On the 13th at 9:14 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a stalled vehicle on Meeker Stearns Street, Manannah Township. The owner had the vehicle removed from the scene.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

On the 14th at 8:25 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of mailbox damage at a residence on 620th Avenue, Cedar Mills Township.

On the 14th at 8:37 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of suspicious activity near a business on Lake Street East, Dassel. The deputy advised the individual of their options.

On the 14th at 12:52 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a scam attempt at a residence on 1st Street North, Dassel. There was no money lost.

On the 14th at 4:52 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office took a report of child maltreatment at a residence on Axel Avenue East, Grove City.

On the 14th at 6:43 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office assisted the Renville County Sheriff’s Office at a residence on North Saturn Street, Cosmos.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

On the 15th at 8:29 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a scam attempt at a residence on 5th Street North, Dassel. There was no money lost.

On the 15th at 10:48 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office returned a found item to its owner after it was found at a business on Atlantic Avenue West, Grove City.

On the 15th at 11:00 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a dog complaint at a residence on 190th Street, Collinwood Township. The owner was advised of the complaint.

On the 15th at 11:29 a.m. the Sheriff’s Office arrested Scott Wayne Shoutz, age 57, of Grove City, on a Meeker County warrant for Failure to Appear, at a residence on Axel Avenue East, Grove City.

On the 15th at 1:29 p.m. a Sheriff’s Deputy came across a stalled vehicle on MN Highway 15, Collinwood Township. The driver had help on the way.

On the 15th at 4:09 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a scam attempt at a residence on 215th Street, Ellsworth Township.

On the 15th at 6:41 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a driving complaint at an address on 295th Street, Forest City Township. The deputy warned the driver.

On the 15th at 7:19 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of dogs on MN Highway 15 near County State Aid Highway 24, Dassel Township. The deputy checked the area and the dogs causing the concern had left the area.

On the 15th at 7:53 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a driving complaint eastbound on US Highway 12 from Grove City. The deputy warned the driver.

On the 15th at 8:52 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office responded to a cellular 9-1-1 hang-up call coming from an area near County State Aid Highway 14 and 230th Street, Darwin Township. The deputy made contact with the caller and everything was okay.