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Police blotter- Sept. 22

Staples police

THEFT — A $49.91 gas drive-off was reported was reported Saturday at SuperAmerica, 1101 Second Ave. N.E. An officer made contact with the vehicle owner and advised them to contact the store manager to pay for the gas. 

SCAM — On Sept. 15 police received a report of an automated phone scam going on throughout the Staples area. The scam consisted of an automated voice stating your debit card has been locked or canceled along with the financial institution the person is banking with. The object is to get the card number and account information for access through the scam. Staples police along with local banks have received reports of this scam and are urging people to not give out any information regarding your card or account information and to simply hang up. If you have given information out already contact your bank immediately for help in this matter.

PROPERTY DAMAGE — Judith Borg, 200 block of Dakota Avenue, on Sept. 14 reported damage to her vehicle.

Crosby police

NUISANCE — On Sept. 12 an officer responded to Second Avenue Northwest for a report of kids breaking up Styrofoam coolers and spreading the foam all over the place. The officer located the kids, had them clean up the mess and notified a parent.

BURGLARY — A burglary was reported Sept. 14 on Mattson Avenue in Ironton. 

PROPERTY DAMAGE — On Sept. 14 an officer received a report of graffiti at a building on Fourth Street Southwest.

It was reported Friday a window was damaged on Poplar Street. 

It was reported Friday that a vehicle was damaged at the Croft Mine parking lot off Highway 6. It also was reported one item was stolen from the vehicle. 

THEFTS — On Sept. 14 officers received a report of a theft from a residence on Oak Street.

A theft from a motor vehicle was reported Sunday at First Street Northwest.

CRASHES — On Sept. 15 officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle versus bicycle crash on Sixth Avenue Southwest. The bicycle, driven by a juvenile, accidentally ran into the back of the vehicle. The juvenile suffered minor injuries and sought medical attention after leaving the scene.

No injuries were reported in a crash Sunday at Archibald Drive in Deerwood.

ARREST — About 2:30 a.m. Sunday an officer initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling on Fourth Street at the border of Ironton and Crosby. The officer identified the driver as a 22-year-old Sauk Rapids man. A passenger was also in the vehicle.  Officers investigated the situation further, and while attempting to sort things out, the driver fled from officers on foot. He was apprehended by officers after throwing a holster during the chase. A handgun, other weapons and a large amount of suspected narcotics along with a large amount of other related items were located inside of the vehicle. After further investigation, Officers placed the driver under arrest for felon in possession of a firearm, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to sell, fifth-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of dangerous weapons, fleeing from police on foot, driving after revocation, driving without headlights and failure to provide proof of insurance on a motor vehicle. The passenger, a 53-year-old St. Cloud man, was placed under arrest for possession of dangerous weapons, fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) with intent to sell, and fifth-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine).  Both were transported to jail. Cash and the vehicle were seized and held for possible forfeiture due to charges.

MISSING PERSON — On Sunday an officer was on routine patrol in the area of Second Street Southwest and was flagged down by a citizen who stated a small child was walking alone and was now in the Crosby City campground. The officer responded, located the child and placed them in the police car. A short time and short distance later, the officer made contact with a parent and siblings who were looking for the child, and stated they inadvertently got out of the house wearing their brother’s shoes. 

ANIMAL COMPLAINTS — On Sept. 14 an officer responded to a barking dog complaint on Erie Avenue. The officer made contact with the dog owner, who asked the officer to put the dog in the house. The officer did so. “Good dog,” the reported concluded. 

On Sept. 15 an officer received a report of an aggressive dog that attempted to bite an individual walking in the area of Third Street Northwest. The officer and an animal control officer attempted to capture the dog with negative results. The officer is attempting to figure out who owns the dog in order to issue a potentially dangerous dog notice. “Bad dog,” the report concluded. 

Little Falls police

PROPERTY DAMAGE — Damage to property was reported Tuesday on the 10000 block of Riverwood Drive. 

THEFTS — Raebelinda Mrozek, 500 block of Third Street Southeast, Sunday reported the theft of a bicycle. 

A $54.01 gas drive-off was reported Saturday from SuperAmerica, 100 Lindbergh Dr. S.

It was reported Friday that $400 was stolen from a residence on the 700 block of Seventh Street Northeast.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY — At 5:15 p.m. on Sept. 15 an officer responded to a report of vandalism to a vehicle on the 10000 block of 18th Street Northeast. The officer learned someone had used soap paint to write “I hope ur successful in life” on the car window. There was no damage.

CRASH — No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle collision at 4:43 p.m. on Sept. 15 on Haven Road. 

Crow Wing sheriff

THEFTS — Kevin Hines, Crow Wing County Road 25, Tuesday reported multiple care parts stolen from his residence. 

Armella Brastad, Brandon Way, Tuesday reported a theft on E-Bay.

Dennis Perrault, Crow Wing County Road 1, Tuesday reported the theft of hunting items.

The theft of scrap metal was reported Tuesday from Oak Lawn Town Hall on Highway 18.

Brainerd police

PROPERTY DAMAGE — Chasidy Marsh, 100 block of Kelley Rae Road, Tuesday reported damage to a screen door. 

Darrell Langdon, 500 block of Southeast 12th Street, Tuesday reported his pants were torn.

Fred Foulkes, 1000 block of South Eighth Street, Tuesday reported tire tracks in his yard. 

Stephanie Svoboda, 1000 block of South Eighth Street, Tuesday reported a vehicle struck her mailbox and a neighbor’s tree. 

Baxter police

CRASHES — No injuries were reported in a two-vehicle, hit-and-run collision at 3:21 p.m. Tuesday on the 7000 block of Excelsior Road. 

THEFT — Joshua Anderson on Tuesday reported his phone was stolen from the bathroom at Walmart Supercenter, 7295 Glory Road. 

Todd sheriff

THEFT — On Sept. 14 Scott Wieling, 10000 block of Todd County Road 99, reported the theft of a New Holland square baler from a property in Birchdale Township.