Rural Perham resident injured in ATV accident

By Tom Hintgen

Otter Tail County Correspondent

A cabin owner on the northeast side of West Battle Lake reported the theft of several items on Aug. 3.

“Multiple things have been stolen during a recent period of time,” said a sheriff deputy. “The cabin owner will make a report for insurance purposes.”

Rural Perham resident injured in ATV accident

A rural Perham resident was injured in an ATV accident Aug. 3 near his residence. The accident took place close to 8:30 p.m.

Receiving non-life-threatening injuries was 58-year-old Perry Lillis. Not injured was a passenger, a juvenile female. Lillis was transported to the hospital in Perham.

The accident was still under investigation as of Aug. 4.

Driver injured northeast of Perham

Sheriff deputies, on Aug. 1, reported an injury during a traffic accident northeast of Perham, on Highway 13.

A male driver lost control of his truck at 12:07 p.m., hit an approach and the vehicle rolled.

“The driver suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene of the accident by Perham EMS,” said a sheriff deputy.

A wrecker service towed the truck from the scene of the accident. The Minnesota State Patrol assisted sheriff deputies at the scene of the accident.

Fishing items stolen

Several fishing-related items were reported stolen on Aug. 1, near Lake Lida, east of Pelican Rapids.

Taken were four fishing rods, a spare marine fuel tank, spare marine battery and other fishing gear. There were no immediate suspects.

Cycle driver dies in accident

A 69-year-old male died July 29 following a motorcycle accident near Vergas. The accident took place at 10:22 a.m. near the intersection of Highway 4 and Iris Lane, 

“The driver lost control of the cycle, entered the northwest ditch and eventually entered Lawrence Lake just west of Vergas,” said a sheriff deputy.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he died.

Riding mower, other lawn equipment stolen

A resident who lives near Highway 75, in the far eastern section of Otter Tail County, reported the theft of a riding lawn mower and other lawn equipment.

The thefts were reported on July 29.

Also taken were a push mower and trimmer. There were no immediate suspects.