By Tom Hintgen

Otter Tail County Correspondent

Sheriff deputies, on June 11, reported the theft of a Arctic Prowler vehicle from a location near Highway 41 in north central Otter Tail County near Star Lake.

The theft likely took place sometime in the previous two weeks. A nephew who periodically looked in on the dwelling noticed that a lock was cut off at the garage and the Arctic Prowler was missing.

It appeared that nothing else was missing from the premises.

Otter Tail County Water Patrol duties

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Water Patrol is responsible for the safety of residents and visitors who use the lakes and rivers of the county. The patrol also oversees  the regulation of all lakes, rivers and waterways by authority of Minnesota State Statute.

Duties include promoting safe boating activities, assisting boaters in distress and investigating boating related complaints and accidents. 

Water Patrol deputies also provide boating and water safety educational talks and presentations to various groups and organizations. In addition, they conduct safety inspections of all rental, lease, charter and resort watercraft.

Throughout the boating season, the Water Patrol monitors safe boating conditions on the lakes, rivers and waterways.