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.
2:18 p.m. Nuisance. Minnesota Street E. An officer noticed a large amount of junk and a vehicle with no plates or VIN visible parked at 300 Minnesota St. E. The officer noticed a large amount of junk and the roof of the truck’s cab removed. A letter will be sent to the homeowner to have the junk removed.
2:41 p.m. 17th Avenue SE. A resident called about phone calls and Facebook Messenger scams asking her to buy gift cards. She was advised to ignore the calls and not give out any information.
7:14 p.m. First Ave. SE. Officers were dispatched to a fire alarm at 124 First Ave. SE. Officers checked the building with St. Joseph Fire Department. No flames or smoke were located. The alarm was reset and a short time later was tripped again. It appeared fire alarm was not working properly.
2:59 p.m. Second Ave. SW. A man reported a receiving a letter that appeared to be an attempt to cause trouble in his marriage. It was not possible to trace the letter. After documenting the incident, an officer told the man if there is any new information to contact police for a possible restraining order. The letter was postmarked Aug. 29 and he came in to file complaint on Sept. 26.
1214 p.m. Cedar Street E. A Minnesota driver’s license was found at St. Joseph Liquor. The license belonged to a person in St. Cloud. The officer contacted the residence by phone but the woman who answered the phone did not know the person. The license was kept as found property.