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.
10:41 p.m. Suspicious activity. College Avenue N. A man reported somebody throwing oranges at people and the man reporting being hit in the head. Officers found several smashed oranges in the 10 block of College Avenue N. The man suspected the suspects threw the oranges from the balcony above Bello Cucina. This appears to be on ongoing issue because of recent similar complaints.
12:12 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. First Avenue NE. An officer noticed a vehicle parked at the Wobegon Trail head after hours. The officer noticed the vehicle’s windows fortified with thermal window covers. The officer knocked on the windows but there was no answer. As a ticket was being written, the vehicle started and the officer spoke with the owner and the passenger. They lived in Cold Spring and they were told to move along.
6:16 p.m. Fire. College Avenue N. A fire was reported at 24 College Ave. N. The officer saw smoke coming from the second floor. The area was checked with firefighters. They found what seemed to be propane heaters creating a larger flame than usual. The construction company was contacted and the heaters were turned off.
8:55 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Iris Lane E. and 14th Avenue NE. A suspicious vehicle was reported in the Northland Addition. The vehicle drove by three times and then parked at the end of Iris near 13th Avenue NE. The officer was unable to locate the vehicle.
12:23 p.m. Collision. Elm Street E. The driver of vehicle one could not stop on the snow and ice and collided with the trailer hitch on vehicle two. There was minor damage to vehicle one and the towing company separated the vehicles.
5:29 p.m. Fraud. Sixth Avenue SE. A man reported about a Facebook message from a high school friend about how to receive $90,000 in grant money. The man checked out the website and it asked for $1,000 for the grant. No money was exchanged or given. The account seems to be fraudulent.