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

SHERIFF

March 5

Deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle report on Willow Drive near 5th Avenue West. A deputy found a small baggie of what appeared to be marijuana on the floor of the vehicle. After getting permission to search the car, he located two more small bags of marijuana and issued citations.

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A resident on Pilgrim Point Road reported the theft of a handgun sometime within the last six to eight months.

March 6

A resident on County Road 86 SE, Alexandria reported that his mailbox was destroyed for the third time and garbage from two cans was strewn all over.

A skidloader caught fire on County Road 28 near Farwell. The Lowry Fire Department responded.

During a traffic stop on Highway 27 West and County Road 45 SW, Alexandria, a deputy found an uncased loaded firearm in the vehicle. A citation was issued.

March 7

A deputy gave a verbal warning to a driver on County Road 2 near Osakis for having a loose load. Turkey manure was flying out of his truck into oncoming traffic.

March 8

A resident on County Road NW, Evansville reported hearing five or six gunshots near his home. A deputy patrolled the area but didn’t see any vehicles or hear any more gunshots.

March 9

A resident on County Road 1 SW, Kensington reported that three men entered his house and assaulted him.

POLICE

March 5

A resident on Bethesda Street reported that someone used her personal information to obtain credit.

A shoplifter was reported at Fleet Farm. He fled the scene but was later apprehended.

A person who was running outside found a wallet and checkbook on Hazel Hill Road. Police located the owner and returned the items.

March 6

A resident on South Nokomis Street reported finding a green Plano box that had green lettering on it.

A resident on Kenwood Street reported the theft of $60 from his apartment.

March 7

A resident on 6th Avenue East reported losing her Galaxy S3 phone at Olson’s Mobile Home Park. It’s blue in color with a white polka-dot cover.

A shoplifting incident was reported at Walmart.

Dispatch received a report of a man carrying a firearm in his back pocket during a Blizzard hockey game at the Runestone Community Center. An officer responded. The man had a permit to carry the weapon and there were no signs posted banning guns on the premises so the person didn’t break any laws.

Dispatch received a call about a car that was parked on the railroad tracks on Highway 29. The car sped off and was all over the road. An officer responded and arrested the driver for drunk driving.

After responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Holiday gas station on Highway 29 South, an officer issued the driver citations for under-aged drinking and driving, not having a driver’s license and open bottle.

March 8

Dispatch received a report of the smell of marijuana coming from a room at the Holiday Inn. An officer cited a woman for possessing a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A movie-goer at Midway Mall Cinema 9 reported that some young kids were at an R-rated moving that had a lot of “sex and blood.” The caller was told to contact management with his concerns.

March 9

A wallet was stolen off of a table at Broadway Ballroom sometime around 1 a.m.

Five locks were cut to five storage units at MaxiStorage.

Dispatch received a report of a suspicious driver parked near Dancing Off Broadway on Donna Avenue. The caller said the driver was scrunched down in the vehicle and looked suspicious to mothers who were dropping off their daughters. An officer responded and found out that the driver, the registered owner of the vehicle, is living out of his car. He was told to find a new place to hang out.

A gas leak was reported at Pizza Hut coming from north of the building, by the dumpsters.

An officer responded to a report of a baby left in a car seat on Nokomis Street. An officer talked with the female party who said that she just ran in to rent a move. She was told about the dangers of leaving a child unattended in a vehicle.

An officer responded to a report of small children left in a car alone for more than 20 minutes near Jimmy John’s.

Dispatch received a call from a driver who was stuck in the first bay of the car wash at Fleet Farm. An employee was able to open the door.

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