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Police Blotter - Jan. 8

Brainerd police

FALSE REPORT — SAVE Tobacco Super Store, 328 Washington Street, reported that a female came into the store at 7:26 p.m. Saturday claiming that she was kidnapped and held captive in a basement. The female wished for no police involvement. Officers investigated and the report was unfounded. The woman was never kidnapped.

SUSPICIOUS — A report at 10:53 p.m. Saturday that there were several suspicious vehicles in the area of Highways 18 and 25. Officer found nobody around, but found a hat on the ground.

ARRESTS — A 55-year-old man was arrested at 12:26 a.m. Monday for second-degree driving while intoxicated (DWI) on the 600 block of Front Street.

THEFT — A report at 3:35 p.m. Saturday of a theft of a camera and iPad on the 1200 block of Beech Street.

A report at 12:58 a.m. Saturday of a theft of an iPad on the 500 block of South Sixth Street. Officer recovered the iPad on the 800 block of Quince Street and individual was cited for possession of stolen property.

Crow Wing sheriff

THEFT — A report at 10:34 a.m. Sunday of the complainant’s dog being stolen on Easy Street in Brainerd.

BURGLARY — A report at 10:50 a.m. Saturday that the complainant’s house in Deerwood was broken into.

Baxter police

SUSPICIOUS — A report at 10:25 p.m. Saturday of a suspicious vehicle on the 5000 block of Ashdale Lane. It was reported that a driver was taking a nap and she was sent on her way.

Staples police

FIRE — A report at 8:55 p.m. Saturday of two juveniles starting a fire by the high school. One of the juveniles was located and given a warning. No fire was located and no damage was caused.

BURGLARY — A report at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday on the 800 block of second Avenue Northeast of the complainant stating she heard someone in her house while she was in the bedroom, but she didn’t call the police until 45 minutes later. The only thing taken was $180 in cash.

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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