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5:20 p.m. Traffic stop. Hwy. 15/CR 1. Officers were on patrol, when they noticed a vehicle drive through a red light at the intersection. The officer stopped the vehicle and during the stop, noticed the vehicles tabs were expired. During the stop, the driver was also unable to provide any proof of insurance on the vehicle. The driver was cited for no proof of insurance, expired registration and a semaphore violation.
6:47 p.m. Fraud. First Avenue N. Officers spoke with a victim who believed they were being scammed. The victim stated they saw an ad on Facebook for a rental property in town. The victim spoke with who they believed was the renter and came to an agreement. The victim stated they needed to pay a $150 application fee and submit the application, which included bank account numbers, social security number and other personal information. After not hearing back from the property owner the victim was concerned, they were scammed. Officers conducted a search of the individual and could not locate any legitimate business and advised it was a scam. The victim was told to contact their bank, Social Security Administration and to call back if any further issues arose.
4:57 p.m. Crash. Hwy. 15/CR 120. Officers were dispatched to a crash in the area. The caller reported they were at the light waiting to turn when they were hit from behind by another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle stated they thought the vehicle in front of them was moving and did not see they had stopped. No one was hurt.
2:59 a.m. Open door. Pinecone Road N. Officers were called to an open-door complaint at the high school. A paper delivery driver stated a pop bottle was used to prop open one of the doors. Officers, along with Stearns County Sheriff’s Deputies, arrived and made sure the building was clear and secure. Everything seemed in order.
8:26 p.m. Threats complaint. Pebble Creek Drive. Officers were dispatched for a report of threats. The caller reported they were being threatened via text. The caller reported their son was involved with a road rage incident, when another juvenile threw a milkshake at the vehicle their son was in. The caller messaged the other boys’ parents asking for an apology, which is when the other parent threatened to beat them up. The caller wasn’t scared but was concerned there could be retaliation at school between the boys. Officers passed the information along to the school resource officer.
7:30 p.m. Suspicious activity. 13th Avenue N. Officers responded to reports of a loud explosion in the area. Dispatch has received multiple calls of what sounded like gunshots in the area. While talking with residents, it was learned a mailbox had been blown up. Several pieces of the mailbox could be seen all over and across the street. It’s believed to be an isolated event. Officers spoke with numerous residents who may have had video footage of the incident to help determine possible suspects. No one was hurt and the case is under investigation.
12:41 p.m. Fraud. Sundance Road. Officers received a call regarding a fraud complaint. The victim stated they received a call from a woman who said they were from a collection agency, and they owed $350 from a loan they had taken out. The victim stated the woman had their social security number, but an old address. Officers advised the victim to contact the Social Security Office regarding their number being used for potential fraud.