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

SHERIFF November 26

A caller on Casa Marina Road NW, Alexandria reported that a vehicle left the road and went into his yard last night, destroying a swing set. Deputies found the vehicle at a nearby residence that was the scene of a large party. The vehicle was towed away, pending further investigation.

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An attempted scam was reported. A resident received a phone call from a woman with a foreign accent who told him he had hit her vehicle and she wanted information from him to pay for the damage. The resident said he never hit anyone and his car hasn’t been damaged.

An out-of-control grass fire was reported at 4640 Caribou Lane SE, Alexandria at 5:56 p.m.

Deputies provided water rescue training for the Forada Fire Department and First Responders.

November 28

A caller reported that a man was shooting a rifle in the backyard of his home on Abby Lane NW, Alexandria at 12:39 a.m. Deputies responded and found that people were shooting a handgun at a beer can. A person was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

November 30

A caller reported that his house on Ridgeway Drive SW, Alexandria was hit with paintballs for the second time this week.

POLICE November 26

A caller reported that he found a yellow kayak on the trail between the private lake access off Ridgewood Drive NW and the golf course. The kayak had some clothes in it and the caller believed it was stolen.

A resident on North McKay Avenue reported that someone tried to break into his back door the previous night.

An outdoor clothes bin was trashed at the Someplace Safe Thrift Shop on Voyager Drive. Security cameras were also stolen.

Someone rummaged through two vehicles parked in a yard on 3rd Avenue East. Nothing was reported missing.

November 27

A two-vehicle accident happened at the intersection of Highway 29 North and McKay Avenue at 3:42 p.m. between a Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Michael Sabol of Alexandria and a Ford Explorer driven by Alexandra Judd of Alexandria. A passenger in the Pontiac, Ashley Sabol, was transported to the Douglas County Hospital for possible injuries.

Officers conducted tobacco compliance checks at 24 business locations in the city.

Someone shattered the rear window of a Ford Focus parked near 17th Avenue East.

A caller reported that someone shot out his car window with a pellet gun at the Hiview Mobile Home Park.

A portable fish house with a sled was stolen out of the back of a truck on Nokomis Street.

November 28

Dispatch received three calls of several shots fired in the woods near Angelina’s. Individuals in an apartment were shooting off fireworks.

November 29

Someone broke into a car parked at Kmart and stole a wallet and some CDs.

A caller said he was approached by someone in the parking lot by Fleet Farm who offered to sell him a TV. The caller bought it but there was no TV in the box.

November 30

Several items were stolen from a fishhouse on North Nokomis Street. The thefts occurred sometime since March.

December 1

A broken TV, a broken kitchen table, yard waste and building materials were dumped at the public access on Lake Burgen.

Someone broke into a home on City Park Road and stole video games.

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