If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should 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 www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes.
Found property. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen who had found a handgun on CR 4 in St Wendel Township. The handgun was turned over to the Sheriff’s Office; the owner has not been identified. If anyone has lost a handgun recently please call 320-259-3700 and identify it .
12:27 a.m. Intoxicated person. College Avenue S./W. Minnesota Street. St. Ben’s campus security requested an ambulance for an intoxicated male, 21, Sartell. Upon arrival, blood alcohol level tested at .237. Male was unable to stand on own and very incoherent. Subject was also combative. He was transported to St. Cloud Hospital by GoldCross.
2:59 p.m. Car accident. Elm Street E. Vehicle 1 was parked in the Coborn’s parking lot when vehicle 2 pulled into the next spot. It struck the passenger side door of vehicle 1. Minor damage.
3:07 p.m. Suspicious activity. 295 Street/Kiwi Court. Several reports of a male selling brand new construction equipment out of the back of his truck. Identified the male by his Arizona driver’s license. He stated he came to sell equipment that was at a show and couldn’t be shipped due to Haz Mat. Photos taken. Nothing further.
1:13 p.m. Fraud. 12th Avenue S.E. Complainant referenced fraudulent activity that is occurring over the internet and now over his phone regarding EZ PayDay Loan calling and informing him of large balance that he owes. He verified this was a scam. Male, 37, stated he wanted the complaint documented in a police report.
5:20 p.m. Theft. Ridgewood Court. Complainant stated the manager of the storage units called complainant and stated when he drove by on his rounds, he noticed a lock was missing. Complainant responded and stated a black electric guitar and Wii were missing. Approximate value $500.
12:36 p.m. Welfare check. College Avenue S. Female, 19, stated she was experiencing a high from marijuana for the first time. Gold Cross arrived and female signed off. Nothing further.
5:27 p.m. Found child. Baker Street E. Management found a naked 3-year-old boy by the play area with no parent around. Officer arrived and started to walk around to find the parents. Mother came running out of her apartment yelling he was gone. Officer brought her to the office where her 3-year-old was. Mother stated child got out of the tub and was to be getting dressed but walked out. Child was out of the house for 20 minutes before she realized he was missing. Everything was fine, so officer cleared.
10:27 p.m. Noise complaint. Cedar Street E. Officer arrived and spoke with female, 20, who stated she was a renter there. Officer advised her of the complaint and she stated she would turn the music down.