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Police Blotter - Jan. 4

Brainerd police

BURGLARY — A report at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday of a burglary in progress. Officer made contact with three subjects and two were cited for minor consumption and probation violation.

SUSPICIOUS — A report at 8:01 p.m. Monday of a vehicle pulling up to people and asking if they wanted candy on the 200 block on B Street.

ARRESTS — An 18-year-old male was arrested at 4:58 p.m. Wednesday on the 100 block of Buffalo Hills Lane for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, a hit and run, no insurance and drug paraphernalia.

Crow Wing sheriff

PROPERTY DAMAGE — A report at 12:11 p.m. Wednesday that the complainant’s commercial building on the 30000 block of Highway 6 in Emily was vandalized with paint balls.

A report at 10:56 a.m. Wednesday of a one-vehicle spin out on Highway 371 and Wise Road. The report did not state whether the driver was injured.

THEFT — A theft of a Husqvarna chainsaw was reported at 3:44 p.m. Wednesday in Aitkin.

Little Falls police

INTOXICATION — A report Saturday of an intoxicated person laying in a snowbank on Buck Lane. Officers located subject, who was very cold and intoxicated, and he was transported to St. Gabriel’s Hospital.

FIRE — A report Thursday of a possible house fire on the 900 block of 13th Street Southwest. Officers arrived on scene and spoke to the complainant who claimed that a smoke detector had gone off and she had seen smoke. Officers were unable to detect any signs of smoke, heat or fire. The fire department was called.

CRASH — A vehicle rollover was reported Thursday on Haven Road North of Pine Avenue. The subjects left the scene on foot and officers located one of the subjects on Circle Drive and arrested him for outstanding Department of Corrections (DOC) warrants. The second subject was located later on Haven Road and was arrested for obstructing and fleeing on foot. The DOC later issued a felony warrant for that subject as well.

THEFT — The Little Falls Post Office Thursday reported that someone stole four extension cords from the rear of the building. The cords were plugged in to the mail trucks. The reporting party stated that this is the second time that this has happened.

A report Thursday that several tenants at the apartment complex on the 800 block of Anne Marie Circle that they ordered candy from the Girl Scouts and never received the cookies. Contact was made with the subject who sold the candy and she stated that she was too late in getting the order into the Girls Scouts and the candy was not ordered. The officer advised her that she needs to refund the money to the people who already paid. She was advised that she would be given a week to take care of it or she could be charged with theft. She said that she understood.

A report Thursday of a theft of several items from the complainant’s work truck on the 100 block of Second Street Northeast. Items taken was a tool box and a acetylene torch with the tank. Various tools were in the tool box relating to servicing oil furnaces including a draft gauge and smoke tester. The total loss was $839.68.

A report Monday of a theft of items taken from a vehicle parked on the 100 block of First Street Southeast. Items taken were iPod Classic, iPod cords, tool belt with various electrician tools and the “Rambo II” movie.

A report Saturday on the 600 block of Third Street Southwest that the complainant’s extension cord for her Christmas lights were cut at both ends and stolen.

Editor’s Note: After receiving feedback from readers, the police blotter will again appear in the printed and online edition of the Brainerd Dispatch and will include felony and gross misdemeanor arrests, thefts, burglaries, vandalism and other calls.

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

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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