May 4 St. Joseph police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime.

April 9

9:49 p.m. Suspicious activity. Callaway Street SE. Officers investigated the report a garage door appeared to have been pried open. There was a car in the driveway that had broken windows or the window was down. The officer contacted the owner who was out of town and the owner told the officer he was aware of the damaged garage door and the open car window.

April 10

8:09 a.m. Theft from vehicle. Eighth Avenue SE. A man reported his vehicle had been tampered with overnight and a phone charger valued at $30 was missing.

1 p.m. Theft from vehicle. Eighth Avenue SE. A man reported two chains and cash had been stolen and it appeared someone rummaged through the truck.

6:01 p.m. Driving after revocation. Baker Street E. An officer stopped a vehicle for expired registration even though there were 2018 tabs on the vehicle. The driver was cited for driving after revocation and given a verbal warning for no proof of insurance.

April 11

12:22 p.m. Stolen license plate. 10th Avenue SE. A woman reported the rear license plate was stolen from her vehicle between the afternoon of April 9 and 5 p.m. April 10.

April 12

1:07 p.m. Expired registration. Interstate Hwy. 94 and mile-marker 154. The officer stopped a vehicle with expired registration. During the traffic stop, the officer smelled marijuana and saw a joint in the cupholder. The officer searched the vehicle and collected the joint and grinder for evidence. The driver was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

April 16

4:30 p.m. Counterfeit money. Elm Street E. A counterfeit $5 bill was deposited by the Dairy Queen in Royalton. The bill was processed as evidence.

Author: Mike Knaak

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