If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301 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.
5:46 p.m. Fraud. Seventh Avenue SE. A man reported receiving eight phone scam calls from a caller who claimed to be with Homeland Security. The caller said the complainant was accused of several crimes and he should provide the caller with his Social Security and bank account numbers. The officer advised the complainant to ignore any future calls and to monitor his accounts.
11:24 a.m. Attempted account hack. Elm Street E. An employee of Central Minnesota Credit Union reported an attempted hack of a customer’s account. The phone number associated with the attempted hack was located in India, and the bank was in the Bronx, New York. No action was taken because there was no financial loss.
4:30 p.m. Crash. CR 75 and First Avenue NE. Two vehicles collided on CR 75 near the intersection of First Avenue in the westbound lane. One woman was injured. A witness reported a van rear-ended a pickup.
3:09 a.m. No pay. 20th Avenue NE. A taxi driver reported his five passengers did not pay for their ride and took off running from the Kwik Trip parking lot. Officers checked the area and did not locate the passengers. The fare was $19.50.
10:04 a.m. Theft. First Avenue NW. A woman reported a theft after a cleaning crew had been to her apartment. The woman said she was a hoarder. When she returned she noticed two amethyst stones and a toy collectible car missing. She valued the amethyst at $100 and the car at $75. The officer contacted the cleaning company and they said no items were taken. The cleaners observed the woman removing items from a trash bin before they left.
7:38 p.m. Stolen bicycle. College Avenue N. A man reported the theft of a vintage bicycle and Nike shoes from a garage. The bike is a dark gray Raleigh Technium with upright handlebars with yellow brake lines valued at $750. The white plastic training shoes had a web pattern valued at $120.
3:07 p.m. Theft. Fourth Avenue SE. The store manager reported a woman took paper cups, empty gift bags and a candle valued at $50 or less. The manager provided police with a video of the woman.
6:11 p.m. Crash. CR 133 and Elm Street E. Vehicle one was southbound on CR 133. Vehicle two was stopped on Elm Street attempting a turn onto DR 133. The driver of vehicle two said she did not see vehicle one and collided. There were no injuries.
10:55 p.m. Civil dispute. First Avenue NW. While the officer was trying to mediate a property dispute, one of the people lit up a marijuana pipe. The officer confiscated the pipe and issued a citation.
3:49 p.m. Crash. CR 2 and Minnesota Street W. Vehicle one was traveling north on CR 2 and towing a camper. Vehicle two was driving west on Minnesota Street and stopped at the stop sign. Vehicle two pulled out and struck the right rear of the camper. The driver of vehicle one said he went into the southbound lane to avoid a collision. There were no injuries
1:32 p.m. Neighbor dispute. Fourth Avenue SE. A person complained about property line issues, loud music, a dog running loose, burning large piles of brush and cardboard and a vehicle parked along the garage that does not run. The officer attempted to speak with the neighbor but was unable to make contact.
1:33 a.m. Revoked license. Interstate Highway 94. An officer checked the records of a vehicle near the park-n-ride lot and found the registered owner’s license was revoked. The officer stopped the vehicle on Interstate Hwy. 94. The driver told the officer she thought the issue with her license had been taken care of. There was an outdated address on her license and the officer explained that could be why she did not receive notice. The officer cited her for driving after revocation and drove her to her home in Clearwater.
3:58 p.m. Crash. Third Avenue SW. and Iverson Street W. The driver of the vehicle said she was southbound on Third Avenue SW. and attempting to turn onto Iverson Street W. when she said she started “feeling funny” while making the turn and hit the gas instead of the brake. She left the road on the right of Iverson and struck a tree. The passenger was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance.
3:55 p.m. Vandalism. Minnesota Street E. Vandalism was reported at the St. Joseph Veterinary Clinic. Someone had rearranged the letters on the sign board forming an inappropriate word.
7:42 a.m. Fraud. Ellie Court. A person reported someone had opened a cell phone account in his name and he was getting billed for usage.
12:082 a.m. Fight. College Avenue S. When an officer arrived for a report of a fight, the officer saw two men running away and a vehicle leaving the scene. A passerby said the people were involved in the fight. When the officer stopped the vehicle, the officer observed the driver had bloodshot watery eyes, the smell of alcohol and open containers in the vehicle. A passenger was bleeding from the mouth. The driver was tested and arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and transported to Stearns County Jail.
8:09 a.m. Medical Iverson Street W. An 83-year-old woman was suffering shortness of breath. She was found in the bathroom. St. Joseph rescue assisted and she was transported by Gold Cross.