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Page 10 Le00als Government Swisher wins scholarship" Minnesota Sheriffs' Associatior Scholarship Program for 2012 Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin awarded Samuel Swisher a $600 scholarship check and award letter from the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association 2012 Scholarship Program. Submitted photo. Casey Pahl of Pine Island, Derrick Deutsch of Grand Rapids, Randie Carlson of Bloomington, Shawn Carlson of Willmar, Darrin Isaacson of North Mankato, Orlando Peralta of Thief River Fails, Allen Mekash of Roseau, Heather Pierson of Prior Lake, Jennifer Schmitz of Belle Plaine, and Trent Prince of Afton. Sheriff left Norlin and the members of the Minnesota Sher- iffs' Association offer their con- gratulations to each of the schol- arship winners. The qualifications and academic excellence shown by this winner reflect the dedica- tion and pride of the young peo- ple in the State of Minnesota who will enter the difficult but reward- ing profession of law enforcement and public service. Local crime blotters Wright County Sheriff's Office Dec. 17, Andrew William Plamann, 23 of Clearwater, was arrested in Buf- falo on a Wright County warrant for domestic assault. Dec. 17, John Edward Hedberg, 31 of Annandale, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of violation of a domestic abuse no contact order. Dec. 18, Cody Lee Richard Duane Hawes, 21 of Cokato, was arrested in Monticello on the charges of theft, flee police on foot, possession of shoplifting tools and Wright County warrants for burglary, fraud and fifth-degree con- trolled substance violation. Dec. 18, Ronald Ray Brottem, 25 of Kingston, was arrested in Cokato on the charge of false information to police. Dec. 24, Judy Lynn Twerefour, 52 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of disorderly conduct. Dec. 27, Megan Marie Peirce, 29 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Maple Lake on the charges of domestic assault and ftfth-degree assault. There were 11 car-deer accidents between Dec. 17-23. There were 2 arrests for DWI, 2 underage-consump- tion arrests, 1 school bus stop-arm vio- lation, and 33 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations issued this week. Meeker County Sheriff's Office Sunday, December 30 1:40 a.m. the Sheriffs Office received a report of a vehicle rollover on MN Highway 22, Ellsworth Town- ship. There was nobody in the vehi- cle. The call was transferred to the MN State Patrol. 11:05 am. a Meeker County deputy came across a stranded motorist on MN Highway 55, Forest Prairie Township. The deputy stood by for safety purposes as the motorist changed a tire. 1:56 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at the Hilltop Care Center, Watkins. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. Saturday. December 29 10:12 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at a residence on Carnelian Road, Stearns County. One individual was Sheriff Jeff Norlin of Meeker County announced Friday, Dec. 28, the winners of the Minne- sota Sheriffs' Association Scholar- ship Program for 2012. The associ- ation awards up to 15 scholarships each year to individuals planning to become Minnesota peace offi- cers. The applicants apply through their local Sheriff's Office. This year, the Scholarship Committee chose 14 winners out of the broad spectrum of applicants. The Min- nesota Sheriff's Association Schol- arship Program, which is pro- moted by the 87 Sheriffs of Min- nesota, is pleased to announce the winner for Meeker County. He is: Samuel Swisher of Darwin. The other 13 Mnnesota award winners were Bryce Qniring of Alexandria, Erin Butler of Fargo, N.D., Logan Brand of Rushford, ments. All managers voted aye. Engineer Kluckhohn indi- cated that the Environmental Assessment Work Sheet for the Kingston Wetland Renovation has been completed. CRWD staff met with the Department of Nat- ural Resources staff on Decem- ber 7, 2012, and a permit from that department is expected within a week. Meeker County Board of Commissioners will meet Decem- ber 18, 2012 to consider the need for an environmental impact statement for the Kingston Wet- land Renovation. Motion #12-12-4: Kampa, sec- onded by Wells, made a motion to authorize CRWD Chair and staff to proceed with construction doc- uments and call for bids to con- struct the Kingston Wetland Ren- ovation after the Meeker County Commissioners meet regarding the need for an environmental impact statement and permit con- firmation from the Department of Natural Resources. All managers voted aye. Assistant Administrator Loewen reminded the Board that the Kimball School Board will meet December 19, 2012 to con- sider conditions for the Kimball Storm Water Phase II project. Engineer Kluckhohn informed the Board that the Meierhofer Notch Weir has been constructed. Assistant Administrator Loewen anticipates notifica- tion from the Board of Water and Soil Resources that the CRWD grant application for water qual- ity improvement on Swartout Lake and above Cedar Lake near the Old Hwy 55 soon. The projected grant is $27Z900.00 with a local match of $70,000.00. Motion #12-12-5: Wells, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion to authorize Elk River Water- shed Association Work Order #C12/01/12-1 in the amount of $240. All managers voted aye. Assistant Administrator Loewen presented the following: 1. Septic check has completed all maintenance including carbon filters and reporting for the Clear- water Harbor and Hidden River sewer systems. 2.4,700 acres have been signed up for the targeted fertilizer pro- gram. 3. Distributed report on assess- ments received to dite. Cole Loewen suggested that the Board conduct a Strategic Plan- ning Meeting in 2013 and review the insurance liability cost alloca- tions at the next Work Session. All people in attendance thanked County Commissioner Wally Strand for his contribution and service to Meeker County and the Clearwater River Watershed District. Jeff Golden indicated that he appreciated the tour of the CRWD, which helps him as an Advisory Committee Member gain a bet- ter understanding of CRWD activ- ities. Motion #12-12-6: Kampa, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion to adjourn. All managers voted aye. These minutes are available at www.crwd.org. CRWD audit reports are avail- able at the Annandale Public Library. Chair, Bob Schiefelbein Secretary, Mark Kampa Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. UNOFFICIAL MINUTES Clearwater River Watershed District, Board of Managers Meeting, Dec. 12, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN Chair Schiefelbein called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Managers Jerry Risberg, Mark Kampa, Mary Ellen Wells and Bob Schiefelbein were pres- ent. Others in attendance were Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Jeff Golden, Rebecca Kluckhohn, Assistant Administra- tor Dennis Loewen, Cole Loewen and Administrator Merle Ander- son. Motion #12-12-1: Kampa sec- onded by Wells, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All managers voted aye. Chair Schiefelbein called a Public Hearing to order to consider a proposed change to Amendment #2 of the CRWD rules. The public hearing was not held due to lack of comment period. Manager Wells reported on her attendance at the New Man- ager Orientation at the MN Associ- ation of Watershed Districts Con- ference. Her comments included gaining an understanding of the role of Watershed District Manager, Board of Water & Soil Resources role, conflict of inter- est, open meeting law, Water- shed Management Plan Review, emphasizing ground water pro- tection in the future. Motion #12-12-2: Kampa, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion to approve the consent agenda. All managers voted aye. Motion #12-12-3: Kampa, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion to pay bills of $31,313.08 in 24 pay- Thursday, January 3, 2013 Tri:County News Centr Minn. transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 7:49 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of harassment at a residence in the Watkins Trailer Park, Watkins. The deputy advised the indi- vidual of their options. 11:22 p.m. the Sheriff's Office located a stalled vehicle on MN High- way 55, Manannah Township. The deputy found everything to be okay with the vehicle and the driver would be on his way shortly. Friday, December 28 On the 28th at 8:13 a.m. the Sher- iffs Office took a report of a burglary at Bach Farms, US Highway 12, Acton Township. 10:09 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at Powder Ridge Ski Hill, Kimball. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 12:45 p.m. the Slleriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at Powder Ridge Ski Hill, Kimball. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud hospital. 3:03 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at the Eden Valley Area Medical Clinic, EdenValley. One individualwas transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 5:19 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a car/deer accident on 675th Avenue, Forest City Township. Upon arrival of the deputy a deer pos- session tag was issued to the driver. 5:51 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a car/deer accident on MN Highway 55 in the area of County State Aid Highway 30, Manannah Town- ship. The call was transferred to the MN State Patrol. There were no injuries reported. 6:59 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a verbal domestic at a res- idence on 587th Avenue, Manannah Township. The deputy mediated the situation for the evening. 8:24 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue and Wat- kins Ambulance to a medical at a res- idence on Brooks Street South, Eden Valley. One individual was transported to the St Cloud Hospital. A deputy also assisted the Eden Valley Police Depart- ment at the scene. Thursday. December 27 2:00 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Eden Valley Fire Department to a fire alarm at the Eden Valley Wat- kins Jr/Sr High School. It was furred to be a false alarm and Eden Valley Fire was canceled. 6:52 p.m. the Sheriff's Office advised an individual of their options in regards to a civil matter near a residence on 653rd Avenue, Forest Prairie Township. 7:04 p.m. the Sheriff's Office advised an individual of their options on a cus- tody matter at a residence on Meeker Avenue North, Watkins. Wednesday, December 26 12:20 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm at Mike's Bait and Tackle, Meeker Avenue East, Eden Valley. All was fourfd to be okay on arrival and it was a false alarm. 11:43 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of theft from an address on Meeker Stearns Street, Manannah Township. 8:35 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on 93rd Avenue, Maine Prairie Township, Stearns County. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. Tuesday. December 25 6:44 a.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a stalled vehi- cle in the area of 375th Street and 657th Avenue, Forest Prairie Township. The vehicle was gone upon the arrival of the deputy. 4:48 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance for Stea- ms County, to a residence on Hazel Avenue East, Kimball, for a possible sui- cidal female. Watkins Ambulance was canceled a short time later. Monday, December 24 1:00 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to the Valley Inn Bar in Eden Valley, for a welfare check. The deputy found that there was nobody at the bar. 3:52 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched the Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Western Ave. N. in Watldns. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. Sunday, December 23 6:40 a.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on County State Aid Highway 24 West of MN Highway 15, Dassel Town- ship. The deputy checked the driver and all was okay and a towwas called. 12:33 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report ofalost ten point cross bow in a soft camo case with a scope and arrows in the area of MN Hwy. 55 and CSAH 2, Watkins. Saturday. December 22 2:25 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue Squad and Watkins Ambulance for a medical at a residence on Rails Avenue West, City of Eden Valley. One individual was trans- ported to the Paynesville Hospital. 9:22 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a two-vehicle accident on 367th Street, North Kingston. No inju- ries were reported. 10:56 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of harassment at a residence on 1st Street, Watkins. The deputy spoke to the individuals and advised them of their options. Frida5 December 21 8:07 a.m. the Sheriffs Office received a report of an injured deer near the intersection of MN Highway 15 and County State Aid Highway 24, Dassel Township. The information was passed on to the MN State Patrol. 11:43 a.m. the Sheriffs Office received a report of suspicious activity at a residence on 4th St. N., Watkins. 6:00 p.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on 675th Avenue, Forest City Township. 7:48 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance for a medical at Bud's Bar, Central Avenue North, City of Watkins. One individual was treated at the scene. 9:08 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a northbound driving complaint on MN Highway 24 and 305th Street, Forest City Township. The deputy checked the area and found the vehicle had left prior to arrival and the information was forwarded on to the Steams County Sheriff's Office and Kimball Police Department. Thursday. December 20 4:12 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to and dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Luella Street, Watkins. One individ- ual was transported to Meeker Memo- rial Hospital. 4:16 p.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of a theft at a residence on 362nd Street, Forest Prairie Township. 7:36 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of possible threats at theACGC Jr Sr High School in Grove City. Wednesday. December 19 12:46 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a driving complaint southbound on MN Highway 15 near 300th St., Kingston Township. The dep- uty located the vehicle and the driver appeared to be lost and confused. The vehicle was parked, secured and the driver was transported to his residence in Litchfield to the care of a relative and a driver evaluation was ordered. 4:24 a.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a complaint of horses on the road on MN Highway 15 near County StateAid Highway 18. The dep- uty located the "owner and the horses were rounded up. 8:20 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of a burglary at a residence on AstaAvenueWest in Grove City. 2:14 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a check the welfare at a residence in the Watkins Trailer Park, Watkins. A deputy checked the resi- dence and found everything to be okay. 3:13 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to unsafe conditions at Cen- tra-Sota in Watkins. Upon the deputy's arrival the employee on scene advised they were bleeding the anhydrous tanks and would stop for the day. 4:08 p.m. Jacob Salo, age 34, of Wat- kins, turned himself in to the Meeker County Jail on a Meeker Co. warrant. 9:00 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to and dispatched Litch- feld Fire Department to a report of a suspicious fire at a property on 640th Avenue, Ellsworth Township. An old farm trailer was found to be burning. The owner, Andrew Smith, 32, of Dar- win, had been cutting metal earlier on Crime/To page 11 Page 10 Le00als Government Swisher wins scholarship" Minnesota Sheriffs' Associatior Scholarship Program for 2012 Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin awarded Samuel Swisher a $600 scholarship check and award letter from the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association 2012 Scholarship Program. Submitted photo. Casey Pahl of Pine Island, Derrick Deutsch of Grand Rapids, Randie Carlson of Bloomington, Shawn Carlson of Willmar, Darrin Isaacson of North Mankato, Orlando Peralta of Thief River Fails, Allen Mekash of Roseau, Heather Pierson of Prior Lake, Jennifer Schmitz of Belle Plaine, and Trent Prince of Afton. Sheriff left Norlin and the members of the Minnesota Sher- iffs' Association offer their con- gratulations to each of the schol- arship winners. The qualifications and academic excellence shown by this winner reflect the dedica- tion and pride of the young peo- ple in the State of Minnesota who will enter the difficult but reward- ing profession of law enforcement and public service. Local crime blotters Wright County Sheriff's Office Dec. 17, Andrew William Plamann, 23 of Clearwater, was arrested in Buf- falo on a Wright County warrant for domestic assault. Dec. 17, John Edward Hedberg, 31 of Annandale, was arrested in Buffalo on the charge of violation of a domestic abuse no contact order. Dec. 18, Cody Lee Richard Duane Hawes, 21 of Cokato, was arrested in Monticello on the charges of theft, flee police on foot, possession of shoplifting tools and Wright County warrants for burglary, fraud and fifth-degree con- trolled substance violation. Dec. 18, Ronald Ray Brottem, 25 of Kingston, was arrested in Cokato on the charge of false information to police. Dec. 24, Judy Lynn Twerefour, 52 of Annandale, was arrested in Annandale on the charge of disorderly conduct. Dec. 27, Megan Marie Peirce, 29 of Maple Lake, was arrested in Maple Lake on the charges of domestic assault and ftfth-degree assault. There were 11 car-deer accidents between Dec. 17-23. There were 2 arrests for DWI, 2 underage-consump- tion arrests, 1 school bus stop-arm vio- lation, and 33 tickets for miscellaneous traffic violations issued this week. Meeker County Sheriff's Office Sunday, December 30 1:40 a.m. the Sheriffs Office received a report of a vehicle rollover on MN Highway 22, Ellsworth Town- ship. There was nobody in the vehi- cle. The call was transferred to the MN State Patrol. 11:05 am. a Meeker County deputy came across a stranded motorist on MN Highway 55, Forest Prairie Township. The deputy stood by for safety purposes as the motorist changed a tire. 1:56 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at the Hilltop Care Center, Watkins. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. Saturday. December 29 10:12 a.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at a residence on Carnelian Road, Stearns County. One individual was Sheriff Jeff Norlin of Meeker County announced Friday, Dec. 28, the winners of the Minne- sota Sheriffs' Association Scholar- ship Program for 2012. The associ- ation awards up to 15 scholarships each year to individuals planning to become Minnesota peace offi- cers. The applicants apply through their local Sheriff's Office. This year, the Scholarship Committee chose 14 winners out of the broad spectrum of applicants. The Min- nesota Sheriff's Association Schol- arship Program, which is pro- moted by the 87 Sheriffs of Min- nesota, is pleased to announce the winner for Meeker County. He is: Samuel Swisher of Darwin. The other 13 Mnnesota award winners were Bryce Qniring of Alexandria, Erin Butler of Fargo, N.D., Logan Brand of Rushford, ments. All managers voted aye. Engineer Kluckhohn indi- cated that the Environmental Assessment Work Sheet for the Kingston Wetland Renovation has been completed. CRWD staff met with the Department of Nat- ural Resources staff on Decem- ber 7, 2012, and a permit from that department is expected within a week. Meeker County Board of Commissioners will meet Decem- ber 18, 2012 to consider the need for an environmental impact statement for the Kingston Wet- land Renovation. Motion #12-12-4: Kampa, sec- onded by Wells, made a motion to authorize CRWD Chair and staff to proceed with construction doc- uments and call for bids to con- struct the Kingston Wetland Ren- ovation after the Meeker County Commissioners meet regarding the need for an environmental impact statement and permit con- firmation from the Department of Natural Resources. All managers voted aye. Assistant Administrator Loewen reminded the Board that the Kimball School Board will meet December 19, 2012 to con- sider conditions for the Kimball Storm Water Phase II project. Engineer Kluckhohn informed the Board that the Meierhofer Notch Weir has been constructed. Assistant Administrator Loewen anticipates notifica- tion from the Board of Water and Soil Resources that the CRWD grant application for water qual- ity improvement on Swartout Lake and above Cedar Lake near the Old Hwy 55 soon. The projected grant is $27Z900.00 with a local match of $70,000.00. Motion #12-12-5: Wells, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion to authorize Elk River Water- shed Association Work Order #C12/01/12-1 in the amount of $240. All managers voted aye. Assistant Administrator Loewen presented the following: 1. Septic check has completed all maintenance including carbon filters and reporting for the Clear- water Harbor and Hidden River sewer systems. 2.4,700 acres have been signed up for the targeted fertilizer pro- gram. 3. Distributed report on assess- ments received to dite. Cole Loewen suggested that the Board conduct a Strategic Plan- ning Meeting in 2013 and review the insurance liability cost alloca- tions at the next Work Session. All people in attendance thanked County Commissioner Wally Strand for his contribution and service to Meeker County and the Clearwater River Watershed District. Jeff Golden indicated that he appreciated the tour of the CRWD, which helps him as an Advisory Committee Member gain a bet- ter understanding of CRWD activ- ities. Motion #12-12-6: Kampa, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion to adjourn. All managers voted aye. These minutes are available at www.crwd.org. CRWD audit reports are avail- able at the Annandale Public Library. Chair, Bob Schiefelbein Secretary, Mark Kampa Published in the Tri-County News Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. UNOFFICIAL MINUTES Clearwater River Watershed District, Board of Managers Meeting, Dec. 12, 2012 - 7:00 p.m. Annandale Middle School, Annandale, MN Chair Schiefelbein called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Managers Jerry Risberg, Mark Kampa, Mary Ellen Wells and Bob Schiefelbein were pres- ent. Others in attendance were Meeker County Commissioner Wally Strand, Jeff Golden, Rebecca Kluckhohn, Assistant Administra- tor Dennis Loewen, Cole Loewen and Administrator Merle Ander- son. Motion #12-12-1: Kampa sec- onded by Wells, made a motion to adopt the Agenda. All managers voted aye. Chair Schiefelbein called a Public Hearing to order to consider a proposed change to Amendment #2 of the CRWD rules. The public hearing was not held due to lack of comment period. Manager Wells reported on her attendance at the New Man- ager Orientation at the MN Associ- ation of Watershed Districts Con- ference. Her comments included gaining an understanding of the role of Watershed District Manager, Board of Water & Soil Resources role, conflict of inter- est, open meeting law, Water- shed Management Plan Review, emphasizing ground water pro- tection in the future. Motion #12-12-2: Kampa, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion to approve the consent agenda. All managers voted aye. Motion #12-12-3: Kampa, sec- onded by Risberg, made a motion to pay bills of $31,313.08 in 24 pay- Thursday, January 3, 2013 Tri:County News Centr Minn. transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 7:49 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of harassment at a residence in the Watkins Trailer Park, Watkins. The deputy advised the indi- vidual of their options. 11:22 p.m. the Sheriff's Office located a stalled vehicle on MN High- way 55, Manannah Township. The deputy found everything to be okay with the vehicle and the driver would be on his way shortly. Friday, December 28 On the 28th at 8:13 a.m. the Sher- iffs Office took a report of a burglary at Bach Farms, US Highway 12, Acton Township. 10:09 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at Powder Ridge Ski Hill, Kimball. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 12:45 p.m. the Slleriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at Powder Ridge Ski Hill, Kimball. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud hospital. 3:03 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance to a med- ical at the Eden Valley Area Medical Clinic, EdenValley. One individualwas transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. 5:19 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a car/deer accident on 675th Avenue, Forest City Township. Upon arrival of the deputy a deer pos- session tag was issued to the driver. 5:51 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a car/deer accident on MN Highway 55 in the area of County State Aid Highway 30, Manannah Town- ship. The call was transferred to the MN State Patrol. There were no injuries reported. 6:59 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a verbal domestic at a res- idence on 587th Avenue, Manannah Township. The deputy mediated the situation for the evening. 8:24 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue and Wat- kins Ambulance to a medical at a res- idence on Brooks Street South, Eden Valley. One individual was transported to the St Cloud Hospital. A deputy also assisted the Eden Valley Police Depart- ment at the scene. Thursday. December 27 2:00 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Eden Valley Fire Department to a fire alarm at the Eden Valley Wat- kins Jr/Sr High School. It was furred to be a false alarm and Eden Valley Fire was canceled. 6:52 p.m. the Sheriff's Office advised an individual of their options in regards to a civil matter near a residence on 653rd Avenue, Forest Prairie Township. 7:04 p.m. the Sheriff's Office advised an individual of their options on a cus- tody matter at a residence on Meeker Avenue North, Watkins. Wednesday, December 26 12:20 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to an alarm at Mike's Bait and Tackle, Meeker Avenue East, Eden Valley. All was fourfd to be okay on arrival and it was a false alarm. 11:43 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of theft from an address on Meeker Stearns Street, Manannah Township. 8:35 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on 93rd Avenue, Maine Prairie Township, Stearns County. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. Tuesday. December 25 6:44 a.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a stalled vehi- cle in the area of 375th Street and 657th Avenue, Forest Prairie Township. The vehicle was gone upon the arrival of the deputy. 4:48 p.m. the Sheriff's Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance for Stea- ms County, to a residence on Hazel Avenue East, Kimball, for a possible sui- cidal female. Watkins Ambulance was canceled a short time later. Monday, December 24 1:00 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to the Valley Inn Bar in Eden Valley, for a welfare check. The deputy found that there was nobody at the bar. 3:52 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched the Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Western Ave. N. in Watldns. One individual was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. Sunday, December 23 6:40 a.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch on County State Aid Highway 24 West of MN Highway 15, Dassel Town- ship. The deputy checked the driver and all was okay and a towwas called. 12:33 p.m. the Sheriff's Office received a report ofalost ten point cross bow in a soft camo case with a scope and arrows in the area of MN Hwy. 55 and CSAH 2, Watkins. Saturday. December 22 2:25 a.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Eden Valley Rescue Squad and Watkins Ambulance for a medical at a residence on Rails Avenue West, City of Eden Valley. One individual was trans- ported to the Paynesville Hospital. 9:22 a.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of a two-vehicle accident on 367th Street, North Kingston. No inju- ries were reported. 10:56 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a report of harassment at a residence on 1st Street, Watkins. The deputy spoke to the individuals and advised them of their options. Frida5 December 21 8:07 a.m. the Sheriffs Office received a report of an injured deer near the intersection of MN Highway 15 and County State Aid Highway 24, Dassel Township. The information was passed on to the MN State Patrol. 11:43 a.m. the Sheriffs Office received a report of suspicious activity at a residence on 4th St. N., Watkins. 6:00 p.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on 675th Avenue, Forest City Township. 7:48 p.m. the Sheriffs Office dis- patched Watkins Ambulance for a medical at Bud's Bar, Central Avenue North, City of Watkins. One individual was treated at the scene. 9:08 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a report of a northbound driving complaint on MN Highway 24 and 305th Street, Forest City Township. The deputy checked the area and found the vehicle had left prior to arrival and the information was forwarded on to the Steams County Sheriff's Office and Kimball Police Department. Thursday. December 20 4:12 p.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to and dispatched Watkins Ambulance to a medical at a residence on Luella Street, Watkins. One individ- ual was transported to Meeker Memo- rial Hospital. 4:16 p.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of a theft at a residence on 362nd Street, Forest Prairie Township. 7:36 p.m. the Sheriff's Office took a report of possible threats at theACGC Jr Sr High School in Grove City. Wednesday. December 19 12:46 a.m. the Sheriff's Office responded to a driving complaint southbound on MN Highway 15 near 300th St., Kingston Township. The dep- uty located the vehicle and the driver appeared to be lost and confused. The vehicle was parked, secured and the driver was transported to his residence in Litchfield to the care of a relative and a driver evaluation was ordered. 4:24 a.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a complaint of horses on the road on MN Highway 15 near County StateAid Highway 18. The dep- uty located the "owner and the horses were rounded up. 8:20 a.m. the Sheriffs Office took a report of a burglary at a residence on AstaAvenueWest in Grove City. 2:14 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to a check the welfare at a residence in the Watkins Trailer Park, Watkins. A deputy checked the resi- dence and found everything to be okay. 3:13 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to unsafe conditions at Cen- tra-Sota in Watkins. Upon the deputy's arrival the employee on scene advised they were bleeding the anhydrous tanks and would stop for the day. 4:08 p.m. Jacob Salo, age 34, of Wat- kins, turned himself in to the Meeker County Jail on a Meeker Co. warrant. 9:00 p.m. the Sheriffs Office responded to and dispatched Litch- feld Fire Department to a report of a suspicious fire at a property on 640th Avenue, Ellsworth Township. An old farm trailer was found to be burning. The owner, Andrew Smith, 32, of Dar- win, had been cutting metal earlier on Crime/To page 11