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

SHERIFF

February 28

A resident on East Whiskey Lake Drive NW, Brandon reported that he’s noticed tracks leading up to a window on his house and the sill was broken. He also noticed a can of Mountain Dew on a speaker even though he doesn’t drink pop and hasn’t had any visitors. The incident is being investigated.

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Deputies assisted police with a stalled school bus at County Roads 82 and 90. Students were moved to another bus.

March 1

A post office employee found a small dark blue purse on the side of County Road 9 near Carlos.

Deputies responded to a report of a man threatening another man and his family with a baseball bat at a residence near County Road 5 NW, Alexandria. Deputies took statements and referred the incident to the county attorney’s office for possible charges.

A vehicle went into a ditch near County Road 1 NW, Evansville. The driver was arrested on third-degree driving while intoxicated charges.

March 2

An intoxicated male was asked to leave the Hampton Inn and Suites.

Someone tried to break in through a new front door at a house on Latoka Drive. Nothing was reported missing. Extra patrol was requested.

March 3

Snowmobilers hit a fence and fence posts on private property near County Road 21 SW, Alexandria.

A resident received a phone call from someone acting as his grandson, saying he needed money to bail himself out of a ticket.

Deputies investigated a report of an employee at JC’s Market in Brandon stealing lottery tickets.

A Farwell farmer reported losing six calves near County Road 7.

POLICE

March 3

Officers investigated a report of employee theft at the Holiday gas station on Highway 29 South.

A theft was reported at the Alexandria Area YMCA. No other information was available.

March 4

At 12:42 a.m., a man leaving the Holiday gas station on 3rd Avenue East told a clerk to have a nice birthday and she said that “creeped her out” because her daughter is having a birthday party this weekend. She had never met the man before. An officer patrolled the area but didn’t find the man. He was bald, with facial hair and wearing a black jacket.

A resident on Curt Felt Drive reported that someone turned off his outdoor hot tub over the weekend and it is now frozen.

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