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Police Blotter - Jan. 16

Crosby police

SUSPICIOUS — A report Jan. 7 of a suspicious male walking around the Third Avenue Northwest area carrying to what appeared to be a rifle. Officers learned that the male was a juvenile who had been hunting rabbits with his BB gun over the past few nights. Officers advised the juvenile and parent that he was causing quite a scare in the neighborhood and had to stop hunting in town. All agreed.

ASSIST — Assisted the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s office Jan. 9 with locating a vehicle that may be traveling into the area from Aitkin. Dispatcher advised officers that occupants of the vehicle were possibly involved in a theft of an eagle statue from the front of the Aitkin County Courthouse. Crosby officers located the vehicle between Crosby and Deerwood on Highways 210 and 6. Officer noted an Eagle statute neatly belted in the middle of the backseat. This is what officers define as a clue. Officer inquired about the eagle and the two occupants explained that they’re members of a fraternity and have traveled to several locations with their eagle “Mascot,” taking photos as they go. Both proved this by showing photos to the officers. Aitkin Police Department confirmed that they were unable to locate a missing statute yet. No theft, and both were released, but not before they got a photo of the captain by a squad car with the eagle proudly displayed on the hood.

BURGLARY — A report Jan. 9 of a burglary on Erie Avenue.

A report Friday of a burglary on Oak Street.

A report Saturday of a burglary of a garage on Second Street Northwest.

A report Sunday of a burglary of a garage on Second Street Northwest.

Brainerd police

ALCOHOL — A report at 1:54 p.m. Monday of an anonymous call that a male student was furnishing alcohol to students at Brainerd High School, 502 South Fifth South. The police department said the incident is under investigation.

ARREST — A 39-year-old man was arrested at 10:40 p.m. Monday on the 1400 block of Quince Street for providing a false name to peace officers, fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, driving after revocation and possession of drug paraphernalia.

THEFT — A report at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of Oak Street that a prescription was stolen.

Snow White Laundry, 614 Charles St., Monday reported a theft of a laundry cart.

Baxter police

BURGLARY — A report at 5:34 p.m. Monday of a burglary from a storage unit on the 15000 block of Edgewood Drive.

THEFT — A report at 10:28 a.m. Monday of a theft from a group home resident on the 5000 block of Cedardale Lane.

Brothers Motorsports, 8194 Fairview Road, Monday reported an employee theft.

SUSPICIOUS — A report at 1:17 p.m. Friday of a male at a residence twice this week on the 13000 block of Memorywood Drive, knocking loudly on the front door and ringing the doorbell numerous times. The complainant doesn’t recognize him and does not open the door to people she doesn’t know.

Crow Wing sheriff

THEFT — A report at 4:13 p.m. Monday of a theft in Garrison.

BURGLARY — A report at 3:52 p.m. Monday of a fish house broken into on Rice Lake in Brainerd.

A report at 11:48 a.m. Monday that someone was attempting to break into a house on the 10000 block of Maryville Road in Brainerd.

MISSING — A report at 4:46 p.m. Saturday of two adult males lost in the woods in the area of Little Pine Road in Emily. The men were located prior to 6:31 p.m. Emily Fire Department, Crosby Ambulance and Responder were called out to assist. 

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.

Check the Crow Wing County In-Custody List at

— 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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