Blotter — 11 April 2013
April 12 St. Joseph

If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should 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 www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes.

March 28

6:44 p.m. Car accident. Minnesota Street W and 1st Avenue W. Female  driver was trying to get out of her parking space and was hit by male driver. No injuries reported.

March 30

1: 2 p.m. DWI. CR 75 and College Avenue S. Officer stopped vehicle going 79 mph in a 60-mph zone. Tested and arrested for DWI. Transported to Stearns County jail.

3:53 p.m. Harassment. Baker Street E. Female complained of receiving more than 160 text messages from an ex-boyfriend during the month. Officer advised female to save text messages. Also advised her to ignore messages, get a new number or pursue a harassment restraining order against the ex-boyfriend. No threats made.

6:01 p.m. Vandalism. Cedar Street E. Apartment manager called for a police report of a glass door that was vandalized. The door was spray painted sometime between 5-6 p.m.

March 31

9:45 a.m. Welfare check. 1st Avenue NW. Officer assisted with welfare check of male who had lost his telephone. Male called his father in the presence of officer.

6:11 p.m. Assist. Elm Street E. Male called about a wire sticking out of the ground at his residence. Officer called power company and waited for arrival.

April 1

1:13 p.m. Garbage complaint. College Avenue S. Complaint of large amount of garbage in and around apartment dumpsters. Spoke to owner and letter was sent.

April 2

2:47 p.m. Suspicious activity. 1st Avenue NW and Elm Street W. Complaint of a male chasing  a female. Officer checked the area with negative contact.

April 3

6:25 p.m. Welfare check. Baker Street E. Report of intoxicated female outside with her child. Female’s mother picked up child to watch for the next few days. Officer called Social Services and started a file with them.

April 4

00:55 a.m. Unwanted person. Minnesota Street W. Complaint of intoxicated female who keeps wanting to sit in employee’s lap and was attempting to make advances on him while he was working. They had advised female to leave and she kept trying to get back in. Another female came and took responsibility for the intoxicated female.

5:05 p.m. Suspicious activity. Ridgewood Court. Report of suspicious activity at storage. Vehicle identified by license plate and report was filed.

April 5

8:31 a.m. Accident. Elm Street E. A truck and a motorcycle were cutting across a parking lot and collided. The motorcycle driver had to lay down his bike and slid part way under the truck. The motorcycle driver had some road rash but no other injuries. A witness stated the motorcycle driver was driving too fast. An accident sheet was filled out and given to both parties. Minor damage to the bike and a reported scratch on the truck.

8:34 a.m. Medical. 16th Avenue SE. Officer arrived on scene and victim was lying in bed. Staff was with her. Officer stood by until St. Joseph Fire Department and Gold Cross arrived.

4:36 p.m. Harassment. Elm Street E. Female stated male had called her cell and was yelling at her that he was going to sue her. No threats made. Officer advised her to not answer his calls, delete his number and or block it. Also advised her to get a harassment restraining order.

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