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On The Street
October 20, 2016
Reward offered to solve theft at Central Specialties trailer
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is seeking information about a break-in and theft that was reported at a trailer belonging to Central Specialties, Inc. On Oct. 17, Central Specialties employees reported that one of their construction trailers was broken into and several thousand...
October 20, 2016 - 3:19pm
July 1, 2016
LETTER: Why steal flowers from graves?
To the editor: I noted that in the Friday, June 17 edition in the Thumbs Up/Down section, there was a thumbs down about flowers stolen at Evergreen Cemetery. The same happened at the Carlos Trinity Lutheran Cemetery this Memorial Day. Flowers were taken from the graves of two of my...
July 1, 2016 - 12:00am
March 23, 2016
Copper theft penalty under debate
The penalty for stealing copper from an electric substation or similar facility would be five years in prison under a bill that stalled in a Senate committee March 17. While most Judiciary Committee members indicated general support, many said the legislation’s language was too...
March 23, 2016 - 12:00am
June 4, 2014
State board revokes license of Alexandria accountant
The Minnesota Board of Accountancy revoked the certified public accountant (CPA) certificate held by Michael Paradee of Alexandria. The board also revoked the CPA permit for his firm, located at 115 Third Avenue West, Alexandria, and imposed a civil penalty of $2,000 against him. The...
June 4, 2014 - 12:00am
Cardoza charged in Osakis burglary, theft cases
Christopher Cardoza, 21, of Osakis is in Douglas County Jail after his alleged involvement in thefts and burglary in Osakis. According to the...
September 4, 2013 - 3:58pm
September 3, 2013
Former armored truck driver pleads guilty to stealing from ATMs
A former armored truck driver pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to stealing money from automated teller machines (ATMs) in numerous locations in Minnesota, including Alexandria, and North Dakota. Christopher James Diestler, 31, of Fergus Falls, pleaded guilty to one count...
September 3, 2013 - 8:32am
April 17, 2013
Metal theft up 80 percent
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar recently proposed the Metal Theft Prevention Act to underscore the importance of federal action to help fight metal theft. Metal theft has jumped more than 80 percent in recent years. Thieves steal high-priced metal from critical infrastructure as well...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
January 16, 2013
Theft reported from West Union auto business
The Todd County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) is asking for the community's help in a theft case that happened on January 8. According to TCSO, John Eischen reported the theft from Central Automotive in West Union. Sometime within the past week, someone took various items of scrap metal...
January 16, 2013 - 12:00am
November 30, 2012
Klobuchar introduces bill to limit metal theft
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar introduced bipartisan legislation to crack down on the growing problem of metal theft. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) are co-sponsors of the bill. Metal theft has jumped more than 80 percent in recent years, as thieves steal high-priced...
November 30, 2012 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
Court date set for metal theft case in Osakis
A court date in the felony theft case against Cory Thomas Perry, 18, of Osakis, has been set for Monday, December 3, according to Osakis Police Officer Calvin Uhl. Perry is charged with theft and receiving stolen property. According to the criminal complaint, on September 19, staff...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am
October 20, 2012
Laptops stolen from Walmart, APD looking for suspect
The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a theft shoplift case from Wal-Mart that took place on October 20 at approximately 12:30 a.m....
October 20, 2012 - 6:58pm
August 31, 2012
Free wheelin': Fund created to help local woman regain freedom
Six years ago, Annie Miller was in a critical car accident. Annie was thrown from the car and when she hit the pavement her future changed. She...
August 31, 2012 - 12:00am
May 7, 2012
Dealing with identity theft
Nearly 12 million adults were victims of identity fraud last year, up 13 percent from the previous year, according to Javelin Strategy and Research. Identity fraud or theft occur when thieves use your personal information to commit a crime, whether that means stealing your credit...
May 7, 2012 - 2:37pm
May 2, 2012
Worker at Nelson Gables stole money from clients, according to health investigators
A staff person at Nelson Gables Senior Care in Alexandria admitted stealing money from five clients and has since been fired. Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released details of its investigation, which concluded that the employee committed financial exploitation...
May 2, 2012 - 12:00am
June 12, 2011
Securing your child's identity: Advice every parent should know
Online scammers are finding inactive Social Security numbers online - most of which are assigned to children under the age of 18 who have not started using them yet - and selling them under different names to help people establish fake credit. The scheme may lead to significant debts...
June 12, 2011 - 11:29am