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Police Blotter - Jan. 18

Morrison sheriff

SUSPICIOUS — A report at 8:11 p.m. Tuesday of two vehicles driving near the Byron Smith residence, located off of Elm Avenue. (Smith is charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the Thanksgiving Day shooting deaths of Nicholas Brady and Haile Kifer.) The complainant advised that the vehicles left in a hurry and they were driving south on Riverwood and heading towards the bowling alley. The officer met the two vehicles in question and a female driver of one of the vehicles was suspended and she was issued a citation for driving after suspension and released to her boyfriend. Both parties advised that they were at a residence on Elm street working on a vehicle. They denied trespassing on Smith’s property.

FIRE — A report at 1:25 a.m. Tuesday of a house fire. It was reported that the homeowner came out of the house in Pierz with a pot that had been on the stove. No other damage, the house full of smoke. Pierz Fire was on scene.

THEFT — A report at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday that two signs were stolen on 235th Street in Pierz. One sign was a cattle crossing sign and the other was a stop sign.

A report at 9:52 a.m. Sunday of a theft of a laptop computer on the 19000 block of 105th Avenue, Little Falls.

A report Jan. 11 that the complainant’s mailbox on the 20000 block of 233rd Street Little Falls was tampered with a school book was stolen.

A report Jan. 11 of a theft of a vehicle from Bricks Travel Plaza in Motley.

A report Jan. 10 of a vehicle stolen from the 16000 block of 163rd Street in Little Falls.

Crow Wing sheriff

THEFT — A report at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday of a vehicle taken from a residence on the 14000 block of Crow Wing County Road 116 in Merrifield.

A report at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday of a vehicle stolen from the 10000 block of Bridge Road in Deerwood.

FIRE — A report at 6:01 p.m. Wednesday of an unattended fire on County Road 10 out of Deerwood by the Larson Lake Trail parking lot.

SHOOTING — A report at 4:23 p.m. Wednesday of complainant hearing about 20 shots from the north side of their residence on County Road 4 and 13 in Nisswa.

BURGLARY — A report at 2:01 p.m. Wednesday of a home burglarized on the 18000 block of Nokay Lake Road in Deerwood.

Brainerd police

THEFT — A student at Brainerd High School, 702 S. Fifth St., reported a theft at 3:08 p.m. Wednesday of a TI scientific calculator, black in color.

Perkins, 323 W. Washington St., reported at 2:20 p.m. Wednesday a theft of services, someone left without paying for their meal.

Northern Pines Mental Health made a report at 9:26 a.m. Wednesday of a theft of a laptop computer on the 500 block of Front Street.

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

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