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Police blotter- Sept. 9

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Brainerd Police

FOUND — A girl’s bike was found at Pine and Walnut streets at 6:23 p.m. Wednesday. 

THEFT — A “Beware of Dog” sign was reported stolen Wednesday from the back of a shed on the 700 block of South Seventh Street.

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INFORMATION — A report at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday of a red Cavalier with small children riding on the trunk of the vehicle on the 500 block of Northwest Seventh Street. An officer found the car unoccupied but spoke with the driver, who stated she just drove in the lot of Westwood and not the street. The driver was advised. 

The Brainerd Public Library reported at 3:42 p.m. Wednesday that a female was preaching to the kids and making some feel uncomfortable. An officer advised the woman to move from the library property.

PROPERTY DAMAGE — The community garden at Kiwanis Park was reported vandalized Wednesday. Pumpkins, watermelon and produce were smashed. Extra patrol was requested. 

THEFT — The theft of a bike was reported at 12:29 p.m. Wednesday at the 2400 block of Oak Street. 

Crow Wing Sheriff

ANIMAL COMPLAINT — A report at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday of two dogs running around the woods, foaming at the mouth on the 12500 block of Blue Bill Lane in Merrifield. 

STOP ARM VIOLATION — A stop arm violation was reported at 7:36 a.m. Wednesday at Green Gables and Maryville Road in Brainerd. 

Morrison County Sheriff

ROAD HAZARD — A caller reported at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday of two large round bales of hay in the middle of Nature Road at 350th Avenue. A deputy responded and ran traffic control until the bales could be removed from the road. 

A report at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday of a loose cow on the shoulder and ditch on 93rd Street in Little Falls. The owner got the cow back in the fence. 

MISSING CHILD — A report at 2:16 p.m. Tuesday of a missing 2-year-old on the 500 block of 11th Street Northeast, Little Falls. A short time later, the boy was located in the house sleeping. 

STRANGE SMELL — A deputy responded at 7:17 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a strange smell, possibly drug activity in the area of 337th Avenue and Highway 27. The deputy patrolled the area with his window down but only smelled an “odor of fresh cut alfalfa.”

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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