April 21

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. This information is submitted by the St. Joseph Police Department.

Feb. 4

10:37 p.m. DUI. 725 CR 75. While on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle with a headlight out turning left on CR 75 off Second Avenue NW. After the vehicle was stopped, the officer walked up and explained to the male driver why he stopped him. While explaining, the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana. The driver was identified. The officer ended up having the male driver exit his vehicle and walk over to the front of the squad car. He was told the officer could smell marijuana. The man admitted he had a dugout in the center console that had a little marijuana; he admitted the dugout was his. The officer conducted a vehicle search and located a clear dugout in the center console. Inside of the dugout was a small amount of suspected marijuana and a marijuana pipe. Items were taken for evidence. The driver was issued a citation for possession of small amount and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Feb. 5

8:22 p.m. No insurance. 809 Dale St. E. While on routine patrol, an officer observed a suspect`s vehicle traveling west on Dale Street E. The officer knew the suspect from numerous prior contacts to have a revoked driver`s license. The officer turned around behind the vehicle and observed the vehicle pull into 809 Dale St. E., which is driver’s dad’s residence. As the officer approached, the suspect exited from the driver’s seat.  The officer asked why he was driving and he stated he was bringing his car to his dad’s to put it into storage. Suspect did not have proof of insurance. He was arrested and transported to jail for a book-and-release due to numerous priors.

Feb. 6

12:22 p.m. Medical. 107 Fifth Ave. NW. An officer was requested to check the welfare of a man who was not answering his door for Meals on Wheels. The officer used the lockbox to get inside the residence and found the man on the floor in desperate need of medical attention. Gold Cross Ambulance and St. Joseph Rescue were dispatched and he was subsequently transported to St. Cloud Hospital.

Feb. 7

8:07 a.m. Tinted windows. Minnesota Street W/Third Avenue NE. While at Minnesota Street W. and Second Avenue NW, an officer saw a vehicle that had window tint that appeared too dark. The driver was stopped and identified. The officer checked the tint and it was at 2-percent light transmission. Citation for window tint was issued. Previous contact with the driver who said at that time he knew it was too dark, had received other citations, but liked the look of the dark tint.

Feb. 8

7:11 a.m. Suspicious activity. 147 Division St. An officer assisted Waite Park Police Department with an alarm at the UNBank. It came in as ceiling and general burglary. Waite Park officer spoke with an employee at Subway who said he heard a noise and used a ladder to check above the ceiling. Subway adjoins the UNBank. Checked interior of business; no signs of forced entry.

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