July 20 St. Joseph police blotter

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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. 

July 8

9:50 a.m. Collision. CR 75 and 20th Avenue SE. A vehicle was traveling west on CR 75 when a second vehicle stopped in the left turn lane to go south on 20th Avenue. The driver of the first vehicle looked down briefly and when she looked up, the light had turned red. She hit the brakes, skidded on the wet road and collided with the rear of the second vehicle.

July 11

11:07 a.m. Collision. CR 75 and CR 133. The driver of the first vehicle missed the red light and went through the intersection. She swerved to avoid the second vehicle that was traveling north on CR 133 with a green light. The vehicles collided and needed to be towed. Both drivers declined medical attention.

3:49 p.m. Warrant arrest. I-94 and CR 2. An officer watched on I-94 for a vehicle headed east from Sauk Centre that left without paying for gas. The officer stopped the vehicle and identified the driver who had a Department of Corrections warrant. The man was arrested. A female passenger was instructed to return to Sauk Centre and pay for the gas.

July 14

12:49 p.m. Collision. CR 75 and Cedar Street E. Two vehicles collided at the intersection. The first driver was attempting to cross the westbound lane of CR 75 to go east on CR 75. The second driver was traveling west on CR 75. A vehicle in the turn lane of westbound CR 75 to turn onto Cedar Street blocked the view of the first driver. The first vehicle pulled out in front of the second vehicle and the two collided.

July 15

7:42 p.m. Gun complaint. Ash Street E and First Avenue NE. A man reported he saw another man standing near the intersection with a black rifle equipped with a scope pointing it toward the sky. No threats were made. Officers searched the area but did not find anyone. After checking with neighbors, officers learned of a man who matched the description. He said he has a bb gun to defend his garden from rabbits. He was advised of the city ordinance regarding shooting bb guns in the city limits.

Author: Mike Knaak

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