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.
2:18 p.m. Nuisance. Minnesota Street E. An officer noticed a large amount of junk and a vehicle with no plates or VIN visible parked at 300 Minnesota St. E. The officer noticed a large amount of junk and the roof of the truck’s cab removed. A letter will be sent to the homeowner to have the junk removed.
2:41 p.m. 17th Avenue SE. A resident called about phone calls and Facebook Messenger scams asking her to buy gift cards. She was advised to ignore the calls and not give out any information.
7:14 p.m. First Ave. SE. Officers were dispatched to a fire alarm at 124 First Ave. SE. Officers checked the building with the St. Joseph Fire Department. No flames or smoke were located. The alarm was reset and a short time later was tripped again. It appeared fire alarm was not working properly.
2:59 p.m. Second Ave. SW. A man reported receiving a letter that appeared to be an attempt to cause trouble in his marriage. It was not possible to trace the letter. After documenting the incident, an officer told the man if there is any new information to contact police for a possible restraining order. The letter was postmarked Aug. 29 and he came in to file complaint on Sept. 26.
1214 p.m. Cedar Street E. A Minnesota driver’s license was found at St. Joseph Liquor. The license belonged to a person in St. Cloud. The officer contacted the residence by phone but the woman who answered the phone did not know the person. The license was kept as found property.
8:37 a.m. Fire alarm. Seventh Avenue SE. An officer and the St. Joseph Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at Serenity Place on 7th. The call turned out to be a false alarm. After a second alarm, the officer suggested putting the alarm in test mode until a faulty sensor could be repaired.
4:27 p.m. Assault. CR 75 E. A woman reported she was pushed by her employer. After reviewing video, the officer decided no criminal charges would be filed.
7:48 a.m. Collision. CR 75 and 12th Avenue SE. A three-vehicle crash occurred on CR 75 and CR 133. Vehicle three slowed quickly for a light causing vehicle two and vehicle one to also slow quickly. Vehicle one struck the back of vehicle two causing moderate damage. Vehicle three was not struck. There were no injuries.
5:54 p.m. Attempted entry. Baker Street E. An attempted entry apparently took place the previous night between 9 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. A resident reported a bed was moved, an egress window open, a television moved and a patio screen door torn. The resident told the officer she waited to call until she talked to her landlord.
4:06 p.m. Fire alarm. Cedar Street E. An officer and the fire department responded to a fire alarm at apartments at 131 Cedar St. E. No smoke or flames were found. It appeared the fire alarm next to the entrance door had been pulled.
12:27 p.m. Stolen license plate. Fourth Avenue SE. A man reported the rear license plate from his vehicle had been stolen while it was parked in the driveway. He noticed it on Oct. 3 but did not report it right away.