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Brainerd police

DRUG — A report at 10:13 p.m. Wednesday of an odor from an upstairs apartment at the 600 block of Front Street that the complainant believed was marijuana. Officers determined that the smell was not of marijuana, but rather a skunk.

BURGLARY — A burglary was reported at 5:49 p.m. Wednesday at the 1500 block of Laurel Street.

ASSAULT — A third party made a report at 12:57 p.m. Wednesday of a physical domestic at 1400 block of Norwood Street.

THEFT — Clare Groover, 200 block of Southwest Fourth Street, Wednesday reported a theft.

Betsy Samuelson, 700 block of Eighth Avenue Northeast, Wednesday reported a theft.

ARRESTS — A 24-year-old man was arrested at 10:59 a.m. Wednesday at the 2400 block of Business Highway 371.

A 44-year-old man was arrested at 12:34 a.m. Wednesday at the 800 block of 28th Street Southeast on a Department of Corrections parole violation warrant.

Baxter police

DISTURBANCE — Forestview Middle School, 12149 Knollwood Dr., reported a disturbance involving students at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday.

Crow Wing sheriff

ARRESTS — A 26-year-old subject at 9:11 p.m. Wednesday in Mille Lacs County on a probation violation.

A 20-year-old man was arrested at 8:38 p.m. Wednesday on a county warrant for theft in Mille Lacs County.

A 59-year-old woman was arrested at 12:23 a.m. Wednesday in Cass County on a Crow Wing county warrant.

DISTURBANCE — A report at 8:42 p.m. Wednesday of a son causing a disturbance in Nisswa.

FIRE — A report at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday of a strong smoke coming from a location off Highway 169 in Garrison. It was the Garrison Fire Department conducting training.

A report at 12:57 a.m. Wednesday that an Emily resident thought he saw a fire on his property.

BURGLARY — A burglary in progress was reported at 5:28 p.m. Wednesday along Strawberry Lake Road in Pequot Lakes.

THEFT — Marvin Bush, County Road 2, Brainerd, Wednesday reported a theft.

A report at 10:22 a.m. Wednesday of a theft of a rifle from a Pine River office two years ago.

Morrison sheriff

ARRESTS — A 20-year-old woman was arrested Dec. 29 after a report of an assault in Randall. It was reported that a man and his transgender girlfriend got into an argument where the woman punched and kicked the man in the nose causing injury and then she threatened him with a knife.

A 28-year-old man was arrested at 2:06 p.m. Tuesday at the 300 block of 11th Street Southwest, Little Falls, on two warrants for drugs.

A 32-year-old man was arrested at 2:35 a.m. Dec. 31 in Little Falls for third-degree driving while intoxicated.

PROPERTY DAMAGE — Leonard Freudenrich, Little Falls, at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday reported that it appeared that two vehicles drove into a fence across the road from his property. It was reported that it looked like a vehicle came to fast around the curve, lost control and ran into the fence and then drove back out. It was one vehicle not two.

Mary Kapsner, Hillman, Wednesday reported that someone smashed their mailbox and post and removed the 911 address sign.

Nancy Rinkel, Hillman, Tuesday reported that someone smashed her mailbox and post.

Brianna Bruce, Hillman, Dec. 31 reported her mailbox and several others to the south were knocked down.

THEFT — A report Wednesday of the theft of his homemade deer stand.

Alice Smuda, Little Falls, Dec. 30 reported someone stole a set of Christmas lights off her fence.

BURGLARY — A report 10:47 a.m. Wednesday of a break-in of a fish house.

FIRE — A report at 4:48 p.m. Tuesday tat the 18000 block of Riverwood Drive that there was a fire in the cemetery across from Holy Family Church in Belle Prairie. While dispatcher was talking to the caller she realized that the flames/fire was in a steel container that was trying to unthaw the ground for a burial site.

FRAUD — A Little Falls woman Tuesday reported that she has been trying to sell a calf on Craig’s List for $400 and a guy from St. Paul sent her a $2,950 check by FedEx for the calf. She said the check was no good and now the person, who sent her the check, is emailing her demanding she send the money by Western Union.

A Little Falls man Tuesday reported a fraud where he received a call from a company checking on an order of an Apple computer placed involving his debit card. He said that he made no such order and someone had to of stolen his debit card information.

— Compiled by Jennifer Stockinger, Staff Writer

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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