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.
8:48 PM: Animal. Morningside Loop. Officer was dispatched to an animal call at 816 Morningside Loop. Caller stated there was a turtle near their driveway and was concerned since kids are playing in the yard. Officer arrived on scene, the turtle was placed in a tote, and I transported it to the Sauk river.
4:34 PM: Hazard. 73rd Ave // Westwood Parkway. A couch was left on the shoulder of the ditch. It was an orange/red loveseat. Not on the roadway. Officer contacted on-call city maintenance and they said they will pick it up tomorrow.
12:58 AM: Hazard. Co Rd 75 // Co Rd 133. Officer observed a hazard at Co. Rd. 75 Co Rd 133. A large patio umbrella was in the turn lane. Officer picked up the item and disposed of it.
11:38 AM: Suspicious driving. 17th Ave SE // 18th Ave SE.Officer was dispatched for two dirt bikes driving around, being loud, and doing wheelies. Officer stopped at 1428 17 Ave SE and spoke with two male adults that had motorcycles out. They claimed it was not them. The caller refused to give their information and had minimal information about the bikes. The officer checked the rest of the area and did not locate anything else.
2:03 PM: Road block. Graceview Dr. Officer received a call about a vehicle in the roadway on Graceview Dr. E that was sticking out into the roadway. Officer informed the caller that he could not go tow it at this time. Officer went to the incident location, saw that the vehicle took up most of the roadway. The officer spoke with the owner and she advised that it did not start. Officers pushed the vehicle onto her driveway with her permission.
9:08 PM: Fire. 1st Ave NW. Officers were dispatched to a fire at 301 1 Ave NW. The caller stated that the boiler in the trailer had steam coming from it. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Arnold. Arnold stated that a hot water line had ruptured by the water heater and caused a lot of steam. Arnold stated they shut off the water and the steam went down. The residence did not want the fire department to respond, so the officer canceled them. Nothing further.