Aug. 23 – St. Joseph police blotter

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July 2

11:48 a.m. Collision. Minnesota Street E and Second Avenue NE. A vehicle westbound on Minnesota Street rear-ended another vehicle which then rear-ended a vehicle waiting to turn left onto Second Street SE. There were no injuries.

5:11 p.m. Collision. Pearl Drive. A driver was heading south on Pearl Drive and looked down to put on his seatbelt. When he looked up, a vehicle was turning in front of him. The second vehicle was turning left into a business. The driver of the first vehicle and a passenger in the second vehicle reported injuries.  

July 3

1:17 a.m. Property damage. College Avenue N. The La Playette bartender reported two outdoor banners have been ripped off the building and damaged. The bartender suspected an impaired man who had left the bar angry might have done the damage

July 4

11:48 a.m. Collision. Minnesota Street E. and 12th Avenue SE. A crash was reported just south of Minnesota Street E on 12th Avenue. The first vehicle backed into the second vehicle. The officer did not see damage to either vehicle.

July 8

5:24 p.m. Collision. Baker Street E. and Minnesota Street. The first vehicle was making a left turn from Minnesota Street into the Kwik Trip parking lot and struck a second vehicle going west on Minnesota Street.  

July 11

5:38 p.m. Collision. College Avenue N. and Dale Street W. The first vehicle pulled to the east curb north of intersection. A second vehicle was making a left turn and did not see the first vehicle and the two vehicles collided.

July 16

6:02 p.m. Theft from vehicle. Schneider Drive. A woman reported her rear license plate was stolen while she was at her daughter’s house in St. Joseph.

July 17

10:22 a.m. Fraud. Graceview Loop. A man reported fraud activity on his Wells Fargo account after someone called the bank pretending to be him and changed some account information. Then a $299 charge was made to his account.

July 20

12:48 a.m. Fire. CR 2. An officer saw a large fire in a field just north of Jasmine Lane on CR 2. The homeowner was unaware he needed a permit. A number of people were gathered around the fire. The owner was warned and told where and how to obtain a permit.

July 25

1:41 a.m. Crash. CR 75 and CR 134. A car hit a deer on CR 75 and CR 134. The vehicle was damaged and the officer put down the injured deer.

July 30

12:19 p.m. Theft. Seventh Avenue NE. A woman reported a package had been stolen off her steps before UPS could pick it up. The package contents were valued at $125.

Aug. 8

10:30 p.m. Collision. Elm Street E. A two-vehicle collision was reported at McDonald’s. The first vehicle backed into the second vehicle in the drive thru. The accident happened on private property and there were no signs of impairment from either driver. The officer assisted the drivers with exchanging information.

Author: Mike Knaak

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