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Baxter police

SUSPICIOUS — A report at 6:04 p.m. Wednesday of a younger male walking with two guns on Woida Road. Officers were unable to locate male.

SCAM — A report at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday of a possible phone scam on Meadow Court.

THEFT — Shelley Lovsted Wednesday reported a theft from her vehicle while parked at Walmart, 7295 Glory Road.

ARRESTS — A 36-year-old man was arrested at 1:29 a.m. Wednesday for multiple offenses after a traffic stop at Highway 210 and Golf Course Drive.

A 32-year-old man was arrested at 3:58 a.m. Wednesday on a warrant on College Road and Dogwood Drive.

Brainerd police

OTHER — A report at 9:31 a.m. Wednesday of persons living in a van on Lawn Street and Seventh Street. Officers made contact and people denied that anyone was living in the van.

ASSIST — Liquor Pigz, 718 Laurel St., called for assistance at 1:33 a.m. Thursday with removing patrons from outside the bar who didn’t want to leave.

ARREST — A 56-year-old man was arrested at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday on the 1200 block of Laurel Street for fifth-degree domestic assault and disorderly conduct.

DISTURBANCE — A report at 7:04 p.m. Wednesday of an out of control subject on the 500 block of H Street. Officer spoke with subject and everything was OK.

THEFT — Andrea Robinson Wednesday reported her purse stolen from her vehicle on the 900 block of 13th Street Southeast.

Crow Wing sheriff

PROPERTY DAMAGE — Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, 523 N. Third Street, emergency room Wednesday reported a female that will not be accepted into the grace unit but damaged property at her group home on Greenwood Street.

ARRESTS — A 27-year-old man was arrested at 8:36 a.m. Wednesday in Merrifield after a report of a disturbance of a male threatening to slash tires.

A subject was arrested at 8:19 p.m. Wednesday on a county warrant for first degree Driving While Intoxicated by Pequot Lakes Police Department.

A 28-year-old man was arrested at 2:41 p.m. Wednesday in Slayton on a county warrant of a misdemeanor for disorderly conduct.

A 37-year-old man was arrested at 9:51 a.m. Wednesday in Minneapolis on a county warrant for contempt of court.

SUSPICIOUS — A report at 5:18 p.m. Wednesday of a suspicious person walking through the yard in Merrifield.

BURGLARY — A burglary was reported at 4:25 p.m. Wednesday on the 10000 block of County Road 22.

THEFT — Michael Peterson Wednesday reported the theft of a toolbox out of his parked vehicle at the access on Nokay Lake Road in Deerwood.

Morrison sheriff

ANIMAL — A report at 4:26 p.m. Feb. 3 in Randall that his red deer got spooked as he was trying to put it in its pen.

OTHER — A report Feb. 2 that a subject’s leg was trapped under a vehicle along Highway 238 in Little Falls. The male fell out of his vehicle that was not in park and it ran over his leg.

FIRE — Crow Wing County called at 9:09 p.m. Wednesday and asked if Morrison had reports of “a very big fire” near the county line, stating that an aviation center in the cities called for one of their pilots. Pilot reported he could see a large fire from the air and gave coordinates for it that Crow Wing was having trouble locating. Crow Wing called back and said they were able to locate coordinates to the area of Highway 25 and County Road 46. Morrison located a fire on the southeast corner of 245th Avenue and County Road 48. The fire was split in two, one area burning on the west side of the acreage and one on the east side. A man said he was burning his fence line and he was advised that he needed a burn permit. The man will receive a citation in the mail.

A report at 12:49 p.m. Wednesday of a grass fire near Cushing. The fire was put out and it reported the fire department was not needed.

ASSIST — A report at 7:07 p.m. Wednesday that complainant was heading west on Highway 10, near the Highway 27 exit and noticed a squad car out with a van and he thought he saw an occupant wrestling with an officer. Deputies and officers learned that everyone was fine.

PROPERTY DAMAGE — The Morrison County Public Works Department Wednesday reported that someone shot out the flashing lights at the intersection of 30th Street and 120th Avenue. It was $1,000 worth of damage. The lights have been fixed.

BURGLARY — A report at 11 a.m. Sunday of a cabin and shed in Cushing being broken into.

A report Feb. 3 of a burglary at a cabin in Hillman and that possibly a shotgun was taken.

ARRESTS — A 30-year-old woman was arrested at 12:38 p.m. Saturday in Randall after a report of an assault. It was reported that the woman pointed a .22 long gun at a male and made a comment about shooting him. The woman then struck the man twice in the head with the butt of the stock.

THEFT —Mitchell Jorgenson Feb. 3 reported a theft of aluminum cans from the church collection bin in Upsala.

Dean Zimmerman, Royalton, Feb. 2 reported the theft of cooper wire from an irrigation system.

A report Feb. 2 that a Randall resident ordered some shirts off eBay and he never received them. He thinks someone has been stealing mail from his mailbox.

Todd sheriff

SCAM — A report Tuesday of a possible phone scam. A company “United Benefit Advantage” called a county resident in an attempt to sell a 20-issue magazine subscription for $50. The company advised the resident would get a $250 gift card to Walmart in return for the purchase. The resident didn’t receive any magazines or a gift card and is seeing other charges applied to their bank account from the same company. The sheriff advised people to not give out any personal information over the phone.

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