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Feb. 13 St. Joseph police blotter

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 Feb. 2

 8:48 p.m. Driving complaint. CR 2 and Interstate Hwy. 94. An officer checked on an erratic driver complaint and observed the vehicle on CR 2. The driver was crossing the center line. The officer stopped the vehicle and the driver appeared to be impaired. After testing, the driver was arrested for DWI.  The officer also found open containers.

Feb. 3

3:41 p.m. Hit and run. Elm Street E. A Coborn’s employee told a woman a driver in a gray Suburban hit her car. The woman was inside the store and didn’t see the collision.

8:24 p.m. Vehicle in the ditch. CR 75 and 115th Avenue. An officer observed a vehicle run in the ditch of 115th Avenue. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed from the ditch.

Feb. 4

8:37 a.m. Vehicle in the ditch. Fourth Avenue NE. A vehicle went into the ditch on CR 75 near Fourth Avenue NE. The driver was able to drive out using the bank parking lot.

8:40 a.m. Vehicle off the road.  CR 75 and Second Avenue NW. A truck ran into the ditch and there was some damage from the snow bank. The vehicle was towed out.

4:42 p.m. Vehicle in the ditch. Cedar Street E. An officer assisted with lights while a vehicle was towed from the ditch.

5:06 p.m. Vehicle in the ditch. CR 75 and Eighth Avenue NE. While on a vehicle in the ditch call, an officer assisted a Stearns County deputy with another crash and took over the call until a tow arrived

5:34 p.m. Fraud. College Avenue S. A person reported that false check had been deposited to his bank account. The bank flagged the deposit and froze the account. The suspect also asked for $100 to be deposited on a Google Play card.

Feb. 5

7:14 p.m. Vehicle in the median. Second Avenue NW. A vehicle was in the median and the driver said a tow had been called but it would take an hour to arrive. Because of the safety hazard, the officer called another tow to have the vehicle removed right away.

10:30 p.m. Vehicle in the ditch. CR 75 and Cedar Street E. An officer stopped to assist a driver who had run into the ditch on CR 75. He did not need a tow.

Feb. 6

9:01 a.m. Collision. First Avenue NE and Ash Street E. There was a three-vehicle collision at the intersection. Driver one was stopped at the stop sign on Ash Street heading east and struck vehicle two causing vehicle two to collide with vehicle three, which was facing west.

Feb. 9

10:14 a.m. Vandalism. 11 College Avenue N. A store owner reported eggs thrown at her business. She said this is an ongoing problem.



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