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Brainerd police

ARREST — Bobbi G. Cockman, 40, was arrested at 11:49 p.m. Friday for a gross misdemeanor of obstructing the legal process.

PROPERTY DAMAGE — A report at 8:44 a.m. Friday of ongoing vandalism at Kiwanis Park, 1101 E. River Road. Picnic tables and garbage cans have been thrown in Boom Lake and attempts to light fires in the sink.

Crow Wing sheriff

SUSPICIOUS — A report at 5:53 p.m. Friday of complainant hearing a muffled explosion and then a lot of white smoke. Fifty Lakes Fire Department was paged to what turned out to be a bonfire started with gasoline. No injuries were reported.

Little Falls police

FIRE — A fire call at 3:18 p.m. Wednesday on Third Avenue Southwest where someone set fire to the Porta Potty/rest room near the park maintenance garage. Fire crews arrived and put the fire out. No suspects at this time.

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— Compiled by Jennifer Stockinger, Staff Writer. Follow me on Twitter at

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