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.
10:15 a.m. Neighbor dispute. Cedar Street E. An officer was dispatched to a neighbor dispute. Caller said neighbor came over and knocked on her door yelling at her to keep the noise down. Caller was told she needed to consult with management. The officer said they would attempt talking with neighbor to tell them to leave each other alone but upon knocking got no response. The officer then attempted calling the neighbor who did not answer. While in the hallway the officer could hear kids’ voices and TVs in multiple units as the walls are not soundproof at all. The officer advised caller she could attempt to fill out a harassment restraining order if she would like through the Stearns County courthouse. The officer also told her to report these issues to management.
2:31 p.m. Assist person. College Avenue S. An officer was dispatched to an assist person call at the Wood Creek Estate apartments. A caller said he has puppies at this apartment though it is not their apartment. He said he dropped the puppies off with someone who now won’t let he or his wife see the puppies for a picture. This man told caller he is not welcome on the property. The officer asked caller for a phone number for this person in possession of the puppies, which he provided. The officer was told caller just wants the puppies back. He also said he is going to court with this man, but he hasn’t heard back from the courthouse yet. The officer advised caller to check with the courthouse for status and advised police would try calling the man and get back to him. The officer called the number caller gave and it was the wrong number. They then attempted to call back caller and he did not answer.
11:05 p.m. Vehicle with no headlights. 12th Avenue SE/CR 75/ While on patrol an officer saw a vehicle with no headlights and other lights were weak. The vehicle stopped at 12th and County Road 75. The officer spoke to the male driver who advised he was having vehicle problems.
5:31 p.m. Hazard. Minnesota Street E. An officer was dispatched to a hazard at 12th Avenue NE and CR 75. An 8×4 sign was laying on the side of 12th. Officers moved the sign out of the way.
3:48 p.m. Civil. 10th Avenue SE. An officer was dispatched to a residence where a woman said her ex-husband took her vehicle without permission. He was able to drive it before but no longer. Woman caller said they have a bill of sale for the vehicle, but he has not paid her in full yet. Caller said ex-husband doesn’t have a driver’s license and also no insurance. She said he is a meth addict also. Officer advised woman to contact police if she knows he is driving in the area.
9:37 a.m. Driving complaint. CR 2. An officer was dispatched to a driving complaint of a woman in a blue Chevy SUV with unknown plates that was driving on the wrong side of the road and stopping in the middle of the road and appeared to be “out of it.” An officer arrived on the scene in the area but could not locate the vehicle.