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Police Blotter - Dec. 23

Brainerd police

SUSPICIOUS — A suspicious vehicle was reported about 6 p.m. Wednesday at Crestview Drive and Woodridge Lane with a male with a flashlight looking at houses. The male was reported to be last seen in a loud vehicle near Greenwood Street. An officer located the vehicle and found the driver was a high school student making deliveries for a fundraiser.

PROPERTY DAMAGE — Received a report Wednesday of suspected vehicle tampering on Maple Street where lug nuts were found in a parking lot prior to a tire falling off a vehicle.

THEFT — Received a report Wednesday of a theft of a wallet from a vehicle, but the reporting party did not know the location.

A walker was reported stolen from a garage Wednesday on the 1500 block of South Sixth Street along with a report that someone tried to pry a screen door open. The theft could have happened in the past few days.

ASSAULT — Brainerd High School, 700 block of Fifth Street South, Wednesday reported an assault. The school also requested assistance with a male student was causing a disturbance with staff.

Crow Wing sheriff

ARRESTS — Received a report at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday that four people came uninvited into a male’s residence and assaulted his friend on Little Whitefish Drive in Pequot Lakes. Numerous officers arrived at the scene. Three men were arrested, two age 19 and one age 20.

FIRE — An unattended brush fire was reported at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday at County Road 118 and County Highway 4 in Nisswa.

ASSAULT — Received a report of an assault at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday on Lakeview Lane in Merrifield.

THEFT — Anthony Arndt, 25000 block of Blue Bonnet Road, Merrifield, Wednesday reported a theft.

FOUND — Received a report Wednesday from Garrison from an individual who found a bag of marijuana.

Morrison sheriff

THEFT — Gerald Struffert, Hillman, reported a yellow Gibson Les Paul Special guitar was stolen. It’s approximate value was listed at $2,500.

Clint Marsolek, reported an all-terrain vehicle, valued at $2,500, along with the chain and padlock that tied it to another vehicle, was stolen from a Great River Road residence near Rice Wednesday.

Amber Bartkowitz, Fort Ripley, reported a theft Tuesday.

Received a report from a woman in Little Falls Monday that her stolen vehicle was parked on Harness Road. An officer arrested the individual at the residence who said the vehicle belonged to him for felony theft of a motor vehicle.

Terry Schwanke, Randall, reported theft of $400 in coins in jars and a Wards Hercules 16-gauge shotgun valued at $500.

ASSIST — A deputy assisted with a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 10 in Cushing Township. The crash was reported at 7:17 a.m. Wednesday.

Assisted at the scene at 183rd Street and Haven Road in Little Falls Monday when a tractor pulling three grain wagons turned into the ethanol plant and both front wheels broke off the second grain wagon damaging the asphalt.

FIRE — Received a report of a wood pile on fire about 6:42 p.m. Tuesday on the 16000 block of 80th Avenue in Little Falls. The Little Falls Fire Department was paged.

Received a report Dec. 17 of a stove on fire in a home on the 600 block of Second Street Northeast, Little Falls. The fire went out on its own with just a little smoke reported in the home.

CRASH — The Main Gate Bar & Grill, Grouse Road, Little Falls, Tuesday reported a car and truck hit the outside of the bar. No injuries were reported.

Baxter police

ARREST — Arrested two men, age 20 and 25, in a traffic arrest at 11:55 p.m. Wednesday at Highway 371 and College Drive South and booked them on warrants citing the driver for driving after suspension and no proof of insurance.

THREATS — Received a report from Forestview Middle School Wednesday of threats being made to a student.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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