Local crime blotters
Watkins Police Blotter
There were a total of 45 calls for service in the City of Watkins. (Watkins is patrolled by Meeker County Sheriff Deputies.) Among these 45 calls were: 7 ordinance violations, 7 traffic stops (with 1 citation), 5 animal complaints, 4 medical calls, 4 thefts, 3 civil complaints, 2 child abuse complaints, 2 vulnerable adult complaints, and one each of the following: abandoned/stalled vehicle, welfare check, carbon monoxide complaint, harassment/stalking complaint, investigate drunk driver, noise complaint, property-damage accident, school bus violation, unsafe condition, warrant.
Joan Pauls of Richmond, formerly of Watkins died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Paynesville Area Hospital. She was 85.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 7, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in St. Nicholas with Fr. Tom Olson, Fr. Paul Folsom, and Fr. Richard Gross officiating. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at the Ertl Funeral Home in Watkins. Parish rosary will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home followed by parish prayers at 6 p.m. Friends may also call one hour prior to services at the church Thursday. Interment will be in the St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Watkins.