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


May 17

Someone rummaged through a car parked on Bryant Street and stole some cologne.

May 18

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Dispatch received a report at 2:56 a.m. of a young man lying on the curb in front of a house on Lake Street. Police responded, located a party and cited several juveniles for underage consumption of alcohol.

Two juvenile males were found sleeping in the main entrance of Viking Towers at 6:29 a.m. An officer cited them for minor consumption of alcohol and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A grass fire, believed to have started from a bonfire the previous night, was reported on East Oak Knoll Drive at 2:53 p.m. Firefighters put it out.

Dispatch received a report of someone in a dark-colored truck who was dumping yard waste on city property on Ash Street.

A resident reported that two cars were reportedly speeding through town on Jefferson Street near 22nd Avenue at speeds of 100 miles per hour.

A wallet and other items were stolen from a vehicle parked on Cedar Street a couple of days ago.

May 19

A juvenile shoplifter was apprehended at Mills Fleet Farm and cited for theft.

A driver was pulled over near Birch Avenue and Geneva Road and arrested for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated.

May 20

Officers pulled over three vehicles between 6:26 and 6:52 a.m. and gave the drivers a verbal warning for not having their headlights on during a dense fog.

A basement window was broken at a residence on Highway 29 North.

A resident on Third Avenue reported a possible fraud. He has repeatedly received calls from someone asking him to purchase a Vanilla Visa card at Walmart and put money on it.

A resident on Jefferson Street reported that he’s received several photo calls from someone claiming to be from Windows technical support who said his computer had a virus. He was advised not to speak with the callers anymore.

A resident on Parkview Road said that someone stole debit card information.


May 18

Dispatch received a report of an intoxicated person at the Holiday Station on 50th Avenue. The driver was arrested for drunk driving.

A Humminbird depth finder was lost on West Lake Cowdry Road. A depth finder was also stolen from a boat in the same area.

Someone again took a water softener hose and put it in a dryer outlet in Evansville.

May 19

Dispatch received a report of a suspicious vehicle at Jill’s gas station at 1:09 a.m. It had been parked there for more than an hour with its lights on. A deputy responded and found the driver sleeping behind the wheel. He searched the vehcile and confiscated a small amount of marijuana.

A resident on County Road 3 NE, Carlos reported that he saw someone take items from his shed, including a battery. The suspect then got into a Jeep with two others and they left the scene. The vehicle was pulled over near Caribou Lane SE, Alexandria a couple of hours later. One was cited for driving with an expired license, another was cited for possessing drug paraphernalia and the third person was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

A resident on Sunset Strip NW, Alexandria reported that someone broke into a shed and stole some items.

May 20

Dispatch received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at Latoka Beach. A deputy responded and found out that two people were living out of their car and decided to park at the access for the night. They planned to park at Walmart in the morning. Because they both had suspended licenses, the deputy advised them not to drive.

A vehicle caught on fire just over the county line near Highway 79 in Grant County at 5:47 a.m. The vehicle was towed and held for evidence pending further investigation.

Dispatch received a report of several baby ducks that fell down a sewer grate Near Cedar Street and Fifth Avenue. An employee from T and B Lawn Care was able to hang upside down and pull the ducklings to safety.

Several tools were stolen from a job site on Latoka Lodge Road SW, Alexandria.

A motorcyclist ran into construction barrels on Interstate 94 near mile marker 83 at 2:47 p.m. The driver suffered lacerations to his face and hands.

A rug was stolen in Carlos. Value: $80.

Dispatch received a report of a man in an older model light-colored Ford Explorer who tried to lure a 4-year-old boy into his vehicle. He was wearing a gray shirt and baseball hat. Deputies didn’t find the suspect.