Aug. 2 St. Joseph police blotter

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June 13

 12:26 p.m. Accident. CR 175 and CR 133. The officer met with both drivers who were traveling east on CR 75. One vehicle stopped and the second vehicle, which was pulling a camper, rear-ended it. Both vehicles were damaged but no tows were needed.

June 15

5:36 a.m. Stolen vehicle. 19th Avenue NE. Foley police reported a vehicle stolen from St. Joseph had been recovered. An officer met with the owner. A person was in custody in Benton County for possession of stolen property and other charges. The theft happened sometime in the last 30 days.

1:23 p.m. Theft. 20th Avenue NE. An officer went to Kwik Trip for a theft report. An employee said a man entered the story at about 10 p.m. June 14 and removed a light bulb valued at $5 from its packaging and left without paying. Video showed him leaving in an older conversion van. Working with Albany police, the man was identified. He contacted police on June 25 and told them he did not recall the incident, but when asked why he would have taken a single light bulb, he said it was probably because he needed one.

4:01 p.m. Collision. Birch Street W. Two cars collided when one vehicle failed to yield. Both vehicles needed to be towed. Driver one said he stopped at the stop sign, but damage to his vehicle did not support this statement.

June 17

8:43 p.m. Collision. CR 133 and Elm Street E. Two vehicles collided at the intersection. There were no injuries and neither vehicle needed to be towed.

June 21

2:49 p.m. Stolen package. Iverson Street W. A package stolen from a mailbox was found inside a stolen vehicle. The package’s owner had put it in her mailbox to be mailed on June 12 and or June 13 and did not realize it was stolen. The contents were valued at $12.

3:48 p.m. Stolen package. Morningside Loop. The officer contacted a man to return a package that had been found inside a stolen vehicle. The man said he had put the package in his mailbox on June 13.

June 23

12:08 a.m. Stolen bicycles. Minnesota Street W. Two bicycles were reported stolen from behind Sal’s Bar. The complainants stated they biked to the bar about 11 p.m. on June 22 and left about midnight. When they returned for the bikes, they were gone. One bike was described as a black road bike, with drop bars and skinny tires valued at $100. The second bike was a green beach cruiser, with a tall seat, crossbar and wire basket valued at $300.

June 24

12:22 a.m. Theft. Minnesota Street E. 121 Minnesota St E. A woman reported she saw a man walk through her backyard and take wood from the pile. The woman was comforted a neighbor, who said the people who had taken the wood had left. After questioning neighbors, the officer determined the name of the suspected wood thief but was unable to verify the information or find the suspect. But the officer did cite one of the people he interviewed for underage consumption.

8:02 p.m. Counterfeit. CR 75 W. Taco John’s reported a counterfeit $100 bill that was received June 22 or June 23. The front of the bill states “for motion picture use only.”

June 25

2:49 a.m. Burglary. Minnesota Street E. The main maintenance building at Scherer Trucking was broken into. Nothing appeared to be missing, but there was damage to a door. Burglars may have been scared off by employees arriving for work.

11:30 a.m. Credit card misuse. Second Avenue NW. A person reported unauthorized use of their credit card number at Kwik Trip. The card was declined but other charges in Waite Park and St. Cloud did go through. Waite Park police are investigating.

July 2

11:07 a.m. Collision with injuries. Minnesota Street W. One vehicle was attempting a U-turn at the park-and-ride and collided with another vehicle. A citation was issued for failure to yield.

July 3

10:43 p.m. Collision. CR 75 and Eighth Avenue NE. While patrolling, an officer located a collision on CR 75 near Eighth Avenue NE. Driver one was driving east on CR 75 and a white truck stopped abruptly in front of him. Driver one swerved to the right as he stopped. Driver two rear-ended driver one. There were no injuries.

July 5

11:31 a.m. Theft. Cedar Street E. A woman notified police she saw a woman take an item from outside a business without paying for it. From video of the event and a photo of the suspect’s vehicle, officers identified the suspect and sent her a citation via mail. The suspect contacted police and said she left a check in the door. The officer said he did not see her place a check while watching the video. She offered to pay for the item, a garden decoration of a parrot on a swing, valued at $29.99.

July 10

4:23 p.m. Collision. CR 133 and Elm Street E. Vehicle one was traveling south on CR 133. Vehicle two was traveling west on Elm Street. Vehicle two entered the intersection and was struck by vehicle one. There were no injuries.

6:07 p.m. Collision. Elm Street E. After a collision at the McDonald’s drive-thru, one of the drivers later noticed damage to her vehicle. The officer helped connect the two drivers but because the event happened on private property no state accident report was required.

Author: Mike Knaak

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