May 3 St. Joseph police blotter

Heidi L. EverettBlotter, St. JosephLeave a Comment

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 Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime.

March 15

5:12 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. CR 75 and 115th Avenue. An office noticed a vehicle stopped on the side of the road with its flashers on. The driver produced an international driver’s license. The officer found the driver’s license was revoked and had no proof of insurance. The driver was cited for both violations.

March 23

9:19 a.m. Collision. CR 75 and CR 2. Two vehicles collided at the intersection. A witness said one vehicle ran a red light. One of the drivers was taken to the hospital after she complained of chest pains and trouble breathing.

March 24

5:22 p.m. Theft. Minnesota Street. A customer at the laundromat reported the theft of a bag of quarters valued at $40. When the officer arrived, it turned out the bag was inside an operating dryer and the quarters were scattered inside. Case closed.

March 26

7:06 a.m. Traffic stop. CR 133 and Mullen Road. An officer stopped a vehicle for driving 73 mph in a 55-mph zone. The driver said she was late for work and she was issued a ticket. While pulling over, the driver clipped a mailbox, damaging the mailbox and car mirror. The homeowner was advised of the damage.

March 29

12:54 a.m. Traffic stop. Fifth Avenue NW and Birch Street W. An officer observed a vehicle swerving behind another vehicle in the turn lane and driving in the median. While following the vehicle, the officer observed the vehicle speed. When the office tried to stop the vehicle, the driver ignored a stop sign trying to get away before pulling into a driveway on Fifth Avenue and stopping. The driver was arrested.

April 7

6:48 p.m. Collision. Northland Drive and CR 75. Vehicle one was northbound on Northland Drive. Vehicle two was heading west on CR 75 when the driver saw the red light but could not stop in time. The vehicles collided. There were no injuries.

Author: Heidi L. Everett

Heidi joined The Newsleaders Oct. 30, 2020 after being a fan of the St. Joseph edition for 15 years. When she is not sharing local news and stories, she is a professor of strategic communications at St. Cloud State University.

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