If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should 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 www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes.
7:17 a.m. Hazard. CR 75. A vehicle traveling eastbound had sparks coming out from underneath it. An officer located the truck at a local business, and spoke with the driver. The driver, a 46-year-old male from Albany, said his muffler fell off and was dragging. The driver pulled the muffler off and placed it in the bed of his truck.
11:21 a.m. Lost property. College Avenue N. A 21-year-old male from Northfield, Minn., called to report he lost his wallet near a local gas station on Dec. 6. The wallet was a black tri-fold.
11:43 a.m. Theft. 2nd Avenue NW. A mountain bicycle was stolen in the past few weeks. The bike was originally purchased for $300.
12:04 p.m. School bus-arm violation. 1st Avenue NW/Date Street W. On Dec. 22, a driver violated the law in regards to a school bus-arm stop sign. Police spoke with the suspect and cited them.
7:49 p.m. Alarm. Pond View Lane E. Police received a report of a garage alarm going off. The alarm was cancelled after the house was checked.
4:08 p.m. No-pay violation. College Avenue N. A report was made of a no-pay customer at a gas station. The employee stated the amount was $10. Police made contact with the person who said they paid cash. After reviewing surveillance video, the person did pay for the gas with cash.