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Police blotter- Feb. 4

Todd sheriff

CRASH — At 6:48 a.m. Wednesday a vehicle traveling on Highway 287 two miles south of Long Prairie struck a horse in the traffic lane. The driver was uninjured and the horse ran home with slight injuries. 

SCAM — On Tuesday Ruth Brauch of Hewitt reported a phone scam in which a party identifying himself with Winner’s International advised her that she had won $3.5 million but was requesting that Brauch send $150 to them prior to collecting her winnings. The sheriff’s department said the scam has been common the past several years and reminded everyone not to provide any personal information to anyone.

Crow Wing sheriff

ARREST — At 12:27 p.m. Wednesday at 213 Laurel St. deputies arrested a 25-year-old man for gross misdemeanor probation violation.

FRAUD — Patricia Good, 10000 block of Borden Road, Wednesday reported her credit card was used to purchase music downloaded on the Internet. Deerwood Bank covered the cost.

Morrison sheriff

SHOOTING COMPLAINT — At 10:35 p.m. Wednesday the sheriff’s department received a call from St. Cloud Hospital staff who said a man in the emergency room had accidentally shot himself in his left hand, injuring two fingers. A deputy spoke with the man, who owns a gun shop in Morrison County, and the man said he was putting his gun away in his bedroom when he pulled the trigger, causing a round to hit his left hand. The man said he took the gun off his holster, pulled the magazine and thought he had ejected a round before he squeezed the trigger. The deputy reported he would speak with the man in person when the man was released from the hospital, but the shooting appeared to be an accident. 

WELFARE CHECK — At 12:30 p.m. Wednesday a deputy was requested to conduct a welfare check at a residence on the 30000 block of Cottonwood Road in Cushing. No one answered the door for the deputy but after hearing a noise inside the residence the deputy called the house’s phone number and left a message telling the residents that if they didn’t open the door he would have to kick it open. The residents then opened the door. The deputy smelled a bad odor coming from inside and the residence was very dark but the residents told the deputy they were fine. The deputy relayed the information to social services.

Baxter police

FORGERY — Patricia Lang, 7000 block of Excelsior Road, Wednesday reported fraud on her mother’s account. 

Brainerd police

THEFTS — Holly Hess, 700 block of E Street, Wednesday reported a theft. 

Jay Brutsman, 600 block of South Ninth Street, Wednesday reported about $60 in aluminum cans stolen. 

CRASHES — No injuries were reported in a crash at 4:59 p.m. Wednesday on Southeast 13th Street at Stoneybrook Trailer Park. 

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday on the 500 block of South Fourth Street. 

No injuries were reported in a crash at 2:07 p.m. Wednesday on the 500 block of West College Drive. 

No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision at 10:42 a.m. Wednesday on the 500 block of West College Drive.