Sleepy Eye Police
• Responded to a fight at AmericInn & Suites, 1100 Main St. East at 2:03 a.m. Sunday. A man was transported to detox in New Ulm. No injuries or damage was reported.
New Ulm Police
• Received a scam/fraud report at 11:32 a.m. Sunday from a resident who said they received $15,000 and $20,000 checks in the mail and were told to send money to an addressee using iTunes and Google play cards. The resident reported losing about $5,000. A police investigator is working on the case.
Blue Earth County Sheriff
On Saturday, January 19, the Sheriff’s Office received three separate reports of vehicles breaking through the ice in area of the narrows on Madison Lake. The specific location is just southwest of the Point Pleasant Resort and Campground and was open water within the past week.
• An accident reported at 11:51 a.m. A Ford Escape broke through the ice and is fully submerged. All three occupants were able to escape with no apparent injuries.
• An accident reported at 9:17 p.m. A Dodge Dakota broke through the ice and is fully submerged. All four occupants were able to escape with no apparent injuries.
• An accident reported at 10:13 p.m. which occurred around 8:45 pm. A Chevrolet pickup broke through the ice and is fully submerged. All three occupants were able to escape with no apparent injuries.
The Sheriff’s Office has been in contact with local business to help spread the word and additional signage has been placed at the landings to further warn those attempting to access the lake.
The public is reminded that ice should never be considered completely safe as conditions continuously change. Being familiar with the lake is important and local bait shops and businesses are often able to provide the most up-to-date information on current ice conditions and areas of danger.