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Accident and failure to yield

On June 14 at 6:37 p.m., police reported an accident at the intersection of First Street and Barzen Avenue. At the time of the accident, Curtiss Dale Hovet of Thief River Falls was driving a 2011 Buick LaCrosse westbound on First Street. According to the report, he failed to yield to a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Alexander T. Lee of Oklee. Lee was traveling southbound on Barzen Avenue at the time. The vehicles collided. The report indicated that Hovet suffered possible minor injuries. Hovet has been cited for failure to yield.

Fourth-degree criminal damage to property

A Thief River Falls man has been cited in connection with a May 28 report of vandalism. Kyle Anthony Miller, 21, has been cited for fourth-degree criminal damage to property. According to the citation, Miller allegedly pushed over a troll statue outside City Hall. The troll fell, causing about $400 in damage. The citation was filed on June 14.

Driving while impaired, refusing to submit to a chemical test, and having no driver’s license

On June 18 at 12:55 a.m., police performed a traffic stop in the 300 block of Markley Ave. S. Israel Pacheco de Leon, 53, Thief River Falls, has charges pending for DWI, refusal to submit to a chemical test and no driver’s license. He was arrested.

Israel Pacheco de Leon
Israel Pacheco de Leon

DWI and an open bottle

On June 19 at 1:36 a.m., police performed a traffic stop near the intersection of Ninth Street and Main Avenue. Santos Rene Lumbi Alvarado, 41, Thief River Falls, has been cited for DWI and open bottle. He was arrested.



On June 19 at 8:09 p.m., police received a report of a theft in the 600 block of Markley Ave. S. Someone had stolen a catalytic converter off of a vehicle.