Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office
Theft: Kyle Dion, Highway 11, reported May 29 someone entered his residence and stole his shotgun. Dion reported someone had forced his door open and his shotgun was taken from his living room. It was later reported that a PS4 was also missing from the residence. The shotgun is valued at approximately $300; no value was provided for the PS4 at this time. Deputies searched a residence in connection with the burglary, but no items were found. The case remains under investigation.
Burglary: Keith Knaeble, Littlefork, reported May 24 that someone broke into his shack on Unorganized Township Road 291. A metal gate across the driveway was forced open along with both the cabin and outbuilding. He reported he was missing a Honda generator valued at $1,200, along with two pairs of binoculars.
Burglary: Robert Hilke, International Falls, reported May 19 a burglary at the Oberholtzer Foundation property on Mallard Island, Rainy Lake. Forced entry into one of the cabins, where it appeared someone rummaged through one of the rooms.Nothing appeared to be missing at this time.
Fire: Deputies responded May 19 to a report of a camper on fire at a residence on Highway 71 in Mizpah, where resident Daryl Guderian, of the above address, said the had just wired a refrigerator into the camper prior to the fire. The camper was fully engulfed in flames when deputies arrived, and Northome Fire responded and extinguished the flames. He said shortly after he plugged it in to test it out, the fire began. The camper was valued at $500 and deemed a total loss.
Theft: Eric Koperda, International Falls, reported May 18 a theft from property located on Highway 53, which occurred between May 2 and May 16. Missing is a Warn winch and its associated rigging, straps, chain, shackles, plate, and 60-foot nylon rope. He reported the items are valued between $2,000 and $,3000.
International Falls Fire Department
Furnace fire: Firefighters spent about one hour May 29 extinguishing an electrical fire at a residence on Town Road 403 west. Not much damage was reported.
International Falls Police Department
Theft: Cali J. M. Cress, 22, Second Avenue East, reported May 24 that her red Iphone was stolen. The value of the phone was around $1,000. Location is unknown