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Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
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56308

POLICE

February 5

A wallet was lost outside the Douglas County Courthouse.

A green, leopard-print wallet with a cross on the front was stolen at Alexandria Technical and Community College. It contained checks and credit cards.

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At about 4:30 p.m., dispatch received multiple phone calls of a fire at the Tennessee Roadhouse. It was a small grease fire that was quickly extinguished.

A driver was cited for driving after revocation of a license and no proof of insurance.

A wallet was stolen out of a car parked near 50th Avenue West. The check card was used.

February 6

Deputies responded to a crash with minor injuries on County Road 22 NW, Alexandria. A woman had a cut on her head.

Several items were stolen from a residence in Olson’s Mobile Home Park in Alexandria.

February 7

A red, square-shaped purse was stolen from a car parked in a resident’s driveway on 6th Avenue East.

Officers conducted compliance checks on 46 predatory offenders in the city. The checks are done on a quarterly basis.

Dispatch received more than 20 9-1-1 hang-up calls. The callers yelled and swore. It turned out that the owner of the phone thought it was deactivated and gave it to a juvenile, who was still able to call 9-1-1.

A woman reported that she was sexually assaulted in Alexandria. Someplace Safe collected evidence with a rape test kit. The victim refused to provide a statement to law enforcement.

February 8

A suspect was cited for employee theft at Viking Plaza.

A shoplifter was cited for theft at Walmart.

Dispatch received a report of a black sedan and a silver Grand Prix driving at high speeds, shining bright lights and swerving all over the road on 3rd Avenue East shortly after 11 p.m. Three juvenile passengers were cited for minor consumption of alcohol. A driver was cited for not having a driver’s license and the other driver was warned for having too dark window tint and taillight covers.

February 9

A coat and debit card were stolen at Garden Center.

During a two-hour time frame, officers helped three people who slipped and fell.

SHERIFF

February 6

A resident reported that her son was approached by a man after church activities in Millerville at about 8 p.m. on February 5, causing her son to run away from the scene. The scruffy faced man had dark hair, a medium build and was wearing a green winter coat, jeans and an orange baseball cap. He was driving a black car, possibly a Honda. The incident is being investigated.

February 7

A snowmobile accident was reported at about 3:30 p.m. near County Road 38, NE Carlos. The driver, Jeff Wiuff, 49, of West Bend, Iowa, suffered a leg injury. The Douglas County Hospital had no record of treating the driver.

February 8

A resident on Airway Lane NE, Alexandria reported that $175 was stolen from his wife’s purse about two months ago.

February 9

A driver reportedly swerved to miss a deer on Centennial Drive and ended up hitting a pole.

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