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news Alexandria, 56308

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

SHERIFF December 4

The owner of an old Ford 150 plow truck reported that the truck caught on fire at about 3:20 p.m. on Rural Oaks Drive SE, Alexandria.

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December 5

Deputies were asked to check on the welfare of two students who were not in class. It turned out that their mother thought school was closed because of bad roads.

December 6

A resident on Forada Beach Road reported that she had received telephone calls that were scams, stating that she had won $5 million and a new car. The scam was documented.

A resident on Prairie Road NE, Carlos reported that a man was in her truck trying to steal it and there was a car in a ditch near her home. Deputies responded and found a small amount of marijuana and two pipes in the car. The driver was arrested for fourth degree drunk driving charges.

December 7

A vehicle slid into a ditch near Pawnee Drive and snapped a stop sign off its post and the driver fled the scene. It also damaged an electrical box. Dark blue debris from the vehicle was found at the scene.

December 8

At about 3:20 p.m., dispatch received several calls of a crash on the westbound lane of Interstate 94. There were no injuries. Deputies assisted with traffic at the scene.

POLICE December 4

In a half-hour time period, police received three complaints of drivers not stopping for school buses that had stop arms extended.

December 5

A caller reported that two children were standing outside at the corner of Willow Drive and 5th Avenue waiting for the bus even though school was delayed two hours that morning. An officer notified the children and they went back home.

December 6

Two vehicles parked on Irving Street were egged the previous night. Another vehicle egging was reported on 6th Avenue East.

A resident near 34th Avenue East reported that her stove was on fire at about 10:30 a.m. She was told to take her children out of the mobile home. A pie had burned in the oven.

Officers stopped 10 vehicles at various locations in the city over the course of two hours for having a headlight out.

December 8

At 7:31 p.m., officers responded to a report of a Toyota Tundra that sped through the McDonald’s North parking lot, flew across the intersection to the frontage road and hit an electrical box. The driver was cited for leaving the scene of an accident.

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