Police report: Week of May 3
The following incidents were reported to the Princeton Police Department between April 23 and April 30. The times printed are when a complaint was received, not necessarily when it occurred. The report was compiled by Jeff Hage.
Monday, April 23
1:45 p.m. Officer received a report of middle school students possessing inappropriate pictures on cell phones. Several students were spoken with. Report was unfounded.
11:09 p.m. Resident in 100 block of 4th Avenue S. reported on two occasions that loud music and TV were being heard in her apartment. Investigating officers could hear no sound from adjoining apartment.
Tuesday, April 24
1:08 a.m. Suspicious vehicle reported in 700 block of 3rd Street N. Complainant concerned about drug activity. After seeing a green substance on driver’s shirt, the canine dog was called in for a drug sniff. No significant amount of marijuana was located. Driver released.
2:46 p.m. A pull-behind drag was reported stolen from the public works department. City worker was using the drag at a city park. Worker went on lunch break and returned to find the drag was missing. It appears it was loaded up near the hockey rink. Drag is valued at $100.
Wednesday, April 25
5:54 a.m. Two vehicles were reported to be entered in the 500 block of 9th Avenue S. A social security card, a charger and some change was reported stolen.
2:11 p.m. A suspicious man in a trench coat was reported to be complaining about walking to Princeton from St. Cloud. Man was located and identified by his California I.D. Man was waiting for a ride back to St. Cloud.
2:48 p.m. Investigated a man who was reported to be selling meats door-to-door. Man said he had a city permit but left area when questioned by police.
11:20 p.m. Cited a driver on Highway 169 for driving 107 mph in a 65 mph zone.
Thursday, April 26
9:24 a.m. A garage door was reportedly tampered with in the 1200 block of 11th Avenue N.
1 p.m. Two students at the middle school were reported to be crushing mints and snorting the powder. A white powder was located in one of the student’s lockers. Powder was determined to be crushed mints. School handled discipline.
4:03 p.m. A 32-year-old male was arrested in the 500 block of 19th Avenue on a Mille Lacs County warrant.
6:51 p.m. A juvenile female was reported to be out of control and hitting a brother. Female was on floor crying when officers arrived. Female crawled into a clothes dryer and would not exit. Officer told female would calm down on her own.
7:43 p.m. Officer responded to verbal argument at Hofman Oil. A mother and son were arguing at the gas pump. Son became belligerent, loud and was using profane language after officer arrived. He got inside his truck, locked the doors and began revving the engine. He got out of the truck and was not following verbal commands. Officer and a state trooper restrained and handcuffed the individual and detained in a squad car. After investigation into incident the male was released without charges. He was counseled on his poor behavior.
8:40 p.m. Received a report that a man was outside a residence putting on a shirt. He harassed a female resident of a property in the 100 block of 6th Avenue S.
9:39 p.m. A mother-daughter dispute was reported in the 100 block of Old County 18 Circle. The mother allegedly restrained the daughter, who was trying to leave the residence.
9:45 p.m. A resident of the 500 block of 6th Street S. reported that several people were pounding on his windows. Officers were unable to locate suspects.
Friday, April 27
1:24 p.m. Money was reported to be taken from a purse during school hours at Princeton High School. Incident under investigation.
1:57 p.m. Money was reported to be taken from a purse during school hours at Princeton High School. Incident under investigation.
2:20 p.m. A verbal argument over money turned into a fight. Two male suspects were told to avoid each other.
6:16 p.m. Officers received a report of a black Pontiac Grand Am driving near Rum River Drive and Northland Drive had a passenger who was shooting a paintball gun. Because officers were responding from a medical situation they were unable to locate the subject vehicle.
7:25 p.m. A driver became upset when a vehicle in front of it sprayed water onto his car, allegedly almost causing an accident. Complainant followed vehicle. Officer located vehicle. Found that the water was windshield washer fluid and that the car had an overspraying issue. Driver advised to correct overspraying issue.
8:09 p.m. The odor of something burning was reported in the 1600 block of 12th Street S. Fire Department checked out the complaint.
7:42 p.m. A woman reportedly walked away from the Princeton Speedway after drinking a bottle of vodka. Complaint made by a man who had been dating the woman for about two weeks. Police unable to locate the woman, who allegedly lives in Ramsey. Police consulted with woman’s daughter. It appears she went home with another man.
Saturday, April 28
1:39 a.m. Pulled over a vehicle for driving over the fog line. Gerald Mengelkoch, age 47, was arrested for suspicion of DWI.
11:18 a.m. Responded to a residence in the 600 block of 4th Avenue S. where complainant reported that a resident was stealing phone or cable service. Officer found a cable running from a utility pole to the residence.
Sunday, April 29
1:30 a.m. Police were involved in a 13-mile chase at speeds up to 110 miles per hour that ended following a crash at 80th Street and 160th Avenue. Subject ran from the scene on foot after the crash. He was apprehended shortly after. Jason L. Walker, age 25, was cited for fleeing in a motor vehicle, fleeing on foot, giving a false name to a police officer and several traffic violations.