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Alexandria Minnesota 225 7th Ave E
P.O. Box 549
56308

SHERIFF

February 10

A car ended up in the ditch on Highway 27 east of Highway 114 southwest of Alexandria. A passerby stopped to offer help but the driver was very belligerent. Deputies assisted the State Patrol in making a controlled substance arrest.

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Deputies assisted the State Patrol with a search of a vehicle west of the Interstate 94 ramp at mile post 100. A suspect was arrested for drunk driving.

A resident reported that her bank card number was stolen and used. Most of the money has been recovered.

A man fell about 10 feet from a skid loader bucket while trying to change a light bulb near Sleepy Hollow Road SW, Kensington.

A man fell about nine feet off of scaffolding while working on a shed near Maple Springs Road SE, Alexandria.

February 11

Deputies are investigating a complaint of a resident who allegedly passed two bad checks at a business in Sauk Centre.

A burglary was reported at a residence on Front Street in Brandon. The house was ransacked. No other details were available.

POLICE

February 10

Tools were stolen from a construction job site on Bethesda Street.

An iPod Touch was stolen from a child’s desk at Lincoln Elementary School.

Dispatch received a few calls from residents saying that their city water was pink. The problem was a valve that malfunctioned and released increased levels of potassium permanganate, used to remove iron, into the system, according to Alexandria Light and Power Utilities. The water is safe to drink but ALP recommended waiting to wash clothes until the water is clear.

February 11

A Lions candy machine, used to raise money for the club’s charitable projects, was stolen from Super America.

During a traffic stop on 6th Avenue, an officer cited a driver for driving after revocation of license and for having no insurance. The car was towed. The driver was arrested for having an outstanding warrant in Stearns County and transported to the jail.

During a traffic stop on McKay Avenue, an officer cited a driver for driving after revocation and possessing a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia. He was arrested for having two outstanding warrants in Douglas County and transported to jail.

An officer arrested a driver on 6th Avenue East on second degree charges of driving while intoxicated.

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