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.
1:57 a.m. Fire alarm. 28 17th Avenue SE. A power strip started on fire in the back bedroom. Homeowner put fire out. The fire department arrived and took over the call.
5:53 p.m. Theft. College Avenue S. A man said a man and woman had been staying at his aunt’s house and left with some of his belongings. An office located the suspects at McDonald’s, retrieved the two items and released the suspects.
3:23 p.m. Theft. Elena Lane. A woman reported she had two cast iron horse heads 12 to 16 inches high and weighing about 20 pounds each taken from her yard. They are valued at $150 each. The woman provided a photo that was added to the case file.
4:51 a.m. Vehicle struck building. 33 Minnesota Street W. An officer on foot patrol saw what looked like damage from a vehicle striking a building. In talking with the key holder, the officer learned that the crash happened earlier. The officer photographed the damage and later located the driver and vehicle.
10:09 p.m. Driving after revocation. Elm Street E. An officer ran a random registration check on a vehicle sitting in front of Coborn’s with its lights on. The owner’s description matched the woman driving, who was listed with a revoked liscence.. The officer stopped the vehicle in the McDonald’s parking lot. The woman told the officer she knew she didn’t have a license but was just driving her cousin to the store to get milk for a child. The woman was cited for driving after revocation.
11:25 a.m. Crash. CR 133 and Elm Street E. hours: Vehicle one was westbound on Elm Street crossing CR 133. The driver did not see vehicle two and the two collided.
6:09 p.m. Collision. CR 75 and CR 133. An officer was dispatched to handle a collision that occurred earlier because the two drivers could not exchange information peacefully. The officer collected driver IDs and insurance information and gave each drive an accident information sheet. There were no injuries.
4:14 p.m. Collision. College Avenue. Two vehicles collided at CR 75 and College Avenue. Vehicle two was traveling north to turn west on CR 75 when vehicle one was unable to stop and hit the back of vehicle two. The two drivers involved were husband and wife.
3:01 p.m. Collision. CR 75 and 20th Avenue SE. Vehicle one was traveling east on CR 75 when the light turned yellow and the driver slowed. Vehicle one was traveling behind vehicle two and was unable to stop. The driver of vehicle two swerved to the right but collided with the rear right corner of vehicle 1. There were no injuries and no tickets issued but there was moderate damage to both vehicles.