Cloquet police blotter
August 30, 2019
Activities reported by the Cloquet Police Department the week of Aug. 17-24:
Officers received a report that a homeowner had caught two people rummaging through his vehicle, but they had taken off. Officers were able to locate the suspects later in their shift. The male suspect had warrants for his arrest and was also found in possession of items taken in other vehicle prowls. He was sent to county jail.
Officers responded to a report of a person with a knife that was unwanted at the residence. Upon arrival, officers saw a lot of arguing going on between a man and woman. After speaking with them and some witnesses, the man was found to be the primary aggressor and was arrested.
• On routine patrol, officers noticed a vehicle that failed to signal for a turn and also noted it to have expired registration. After a traffic stop, officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. Officers conducted a field sobriety test and placed the female driver under arrest for suspicion of DWI.
Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity at Walmart. A male had been asked to leave the store and was then spotted prowling vehicles in the parking lot. Officers stopped the man and learned that he had a warrant for his arrest. After he was arrested, officers found a few items of contraband on him. The man was jailed on his warrants along with new charges.
Officers took a report from a protected party that she received a friend request on social media from the prohibited person. Officers were able to locate the man and arrested him without incident.
• Officers were requested to Super One Foods for an individual who was in the store. Officers located the woman with some stolen items. The woman admitted to stealing the items. She was arrested on outstanding warrants and has possible pending charges.
Officers responded to L&M for a report of a shoplifter but the suspect had already left. Officers located the man, who then fought with officers before being taken into custody. L&M staff said the male had ingested a bag of possible narcotics. He was taken to the hospital to be evaluated and then transported to the Carlton County jail.
• Officers were requested to conduct a welfare check on an intoxicated man making suicidal comments. Officers learned he was on probation with a condition of no alcohol consumption. The man provided a preliminary breath test, which showed the presence of alcohol. His probation officer requested he be arrested and sent to the St. Louis County Jail.
Cloquet and tribal officers responded to a report of a man who was shot in the foot and was currently at the hospital. Officers interviewed the victim and witnesses. The person responsible for the shot left before officers arrived. The case is under investigation.
• Officers responded to a domestic situation in the Sunnyside Trailer Park. As officers were speaking to the victim and witnesses at a nearby trailer, they heard a gunshot come from the suspect’s trailer. Officers were able to take cover and secure the scene. The Carlton County Emergency Response Team was called out to assist. Officers made multiple attempts to contact the suspect inside by phone and a public address system. The St. Louis County Emergency Response Team was contacted for assistance, and the use of their robot and vehicle. After unsuccessful attempts to clear the trailer, tear gas was deployed, and the suspect exited the trailer. He was taken into custody pending charges. Investigators later executed a search warrant at the scene and recovered multiple firearms.
During the week, Cloquet officers were involved in more than 281 incidents that included traffic violations, thefts, domestic assaults, damage to property, and other calls for service.