Police Report: Week of Sept. 26

The following incidents were reported to the Princeton Police Department Sept. 9-22. The printed times are when the reports were made and not necessarily when the incidents occurred. Compiled by Jeff Hage and Joel Stottrup.

Monday, Sept. 9
2:56 a.m. Fairview Northland reported suspicious activity regarding individuals obtaining narcotics at the hospital and possibly being involved in a drug scam.
1:53 p.m. Walmart reported a disturbance.
3:02 p.m. A collision was reported in the area of Rum River Drive and Fourth and Fifth streets south.
2:40 p.m. Police assisted with a property exchange.
Tuesday, Sept. 10
1:30 p.m. An officer advised a juvenile male about a reference to the juvenile being physically aggressive toward another student.
Wednesday, Sept. 11
8:05 a.m. A dugout at a softball field in Mark Park was found vandalized, causing $500 in damage.
11:38 a.m. Report of a possible case of criminal sexual conduct.
1:59 p.m. Firefighters aerated the library after an odor of smoke was reported. The cause was a furnace fan that had burned out.
5:24 p.m. Male, 21, was cited for littering after throwing bag of trash out of vehicle.
8:15 p.m. Boy Scouts who had placed VFW-owned flags on poles, reported that a flag had been stolen in front of the laundromat at 804 S. Rum River Drive.
9:11 p.m. A stray male Dachshund with blue collar was reported in yard. Dog was gone when police arrived.
Thursday, Sept. 12
1:07 p.m. A person riding all-terrain vehicle on sidewalks was stopped and advised of city ordinance.
1:45 p.m. A subject sleeping in van at 100 Fourth Ave. S. was advised to leave.
10:16 p.m. A driver was cited for driving after suspension.
10:28 p.m. An officer advised occupants in a vehicle seen in Catholic cemetery with parking lights on.
Friday, Sept. 13
6:48 p.m. Parties arguing over who has custody of children.
6:57 p.m. Police responded to disturbance report and spoke with individuals about their conflict and how to change the situation. Subject chose to leave for a while.
7:51 p.m. Police checked out fire and smoke report, found person burning brush in yard and advised them to cease burning per city ordinance.
8:30 p.m. Report of gunshot in north residential area. Several neighbors said it was aerial fireworks and not a gunshot. Police unable to locate the source.
Saturday, Sept. 14
1:59 a.m. An officer checked on occupied vehicle parked on street and advised occupants to return home as the passengers were in violation of curfew.
3:56 a.m. Assisted Sherburne County in standing by until Sherburne made an arrest.
3:52 p.m. Subject walking on Highway 95 was reported to have something wrong with him. Individual stated he was fine and was only winded from running and that he planned to walk downtown to have his grandparents pick him up.
5:51 p.m. City and county public works departments notified about a tar spacer sticking up about nine inches between bridge and road in area of Rum River Drive and Highway 95.
9:49 p.m. Report of a sparking power line setting tree on fire along Fourth Avenue South near Fourth Street. Police found no fire, smoke nor fire upon arrival, and notified public utilities workers.
8:10 p.m. Princeton Police Department’s K-9 unit requested to assist in Big Lake where a robbery had been reported at a Subway restaurant.
Sunday, Sept. 15
1:33 a.m. Oak tree reported down and blocking off road on 300 block of Fourth Street Circle.
6:05 a.m. Subject stranded in town. Transported to St. Cloud.
9:16 a.m. Employee at business reported that a person who appeared intoxicated entered and stated that the daytime boss “better watch his back.”
1:32 p.m. Police mediated a disturbance on sidewalk in front of the Gibbs Chiropractic building. Both parties were advised of the complaint and told they needed to find a ride to St. Paul.
7:47 p.m. Disturbance reported at residence. Police said the argument was strictly verbal and advised the parties to work through their issues calmly and quietly.
8:10 p.m. An employee at Walmart observed two suspects in store for three hours placing items in cart while wrapping some of the items in other merchandise, apparently trying to conceal them. Once the suspects had left store with cart without paying for the nearly $540 worth of contents, police arrested the female suspect for gross misdemeanor theft and the male suspect for same for aiding and abetting. Suspects booked into jail to await court appearance.
9:31 p.m. Assisted Mille Lacs County in attempting to make contact with suspect in domestic situation. Suspect had barricaded himself in basement. Homeowner assisted police officers with entry, who then stood by until county deputy took custody of suspect without incident.
Monday, Sept. 16
3:01 a.m. Report of a power line arcing on a tree branch in area of 1101 Fifth St. N. Police notified public utilities office.
3:34 a.m. Officers assisted Mille Lacs County Sheriff, Princeton Fire and Rescue, and North Ambulance with a medical call.
5:32 a.m. Officers received a complaint of someone using a chain saw. It was the PUC cutting a branch from the previously reported arching power line.
12:13 p.m. A canoe was found to be tied to an effluent pipe at the water treatment plant. It had been there a few days. Canoe was taken to the police storage garage.
1:20 p.m. Graffiti was reported in the 300 block of South Rum River Drive.
2:05 p.m. A vehicle parked in the high school parking lot was reported to be vandalized by being keyed.
5:30 p.m. Officers responded to a domestic incident.
5:53 p.m. Officers assisted the State Patrol with a fatal crash on Highway 95 at 160th Avenue.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
1:14 p.m. A vehicle accident was reported on Rum River Drive. No injuries were reported.
8:46 p.m. Complainant in the 200 block of North Rum River Drive reported receiving threats over the phone.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
9:49 a.m. Fifteen juveniles were reported to be smoking behind the high school. Officer located four people smoking. Citations were to be issued.
Thursday, Sept. 19
1:23 a.m. Responded to a report of a knife stabbing in the 300 block of Seventh Avenue South. A 26-year-old male was arrested and transported to Mille Lacs County Jail. (See story on Page 1.)
10:45 a.m. A 45-year-old male was arrested for stealing more than $400 in electronics at Walmart.
4:13 p.m. A threats complaint was made in the 300 block of Fourth Street South.
4:34 p.m. A broken surveillance camera was reported behind the ice arena.
Friday, Sept. 20
1:38 a.m. Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department was assisted with an accident in the 4000 block of 100th Avenue.
1:46 a.m. Officers assisted with an accident on Highway 169 at Highway 95.
10:08 a.m. A 39-year-old female was arrested for passing a forged check at Coborns and for possession of a controlled substance. Suspect was booked into the Sherburne County Jail.
12:01 p.m. An electrical fire was reported at 1103 First St. Fire was out prior to arrival.
2:45 p.m. A gas drive-off was reported at Little Dukes.
Saturday, Sept. 21
11:39 a.m. Received a report from the race track that an individual was refusing to return a racing transponder that was rented from the track.
Sunday, Sept. 22
7:30 a.m. Assisted with a report of a deceased individual on 80th Avenue.
7:54 p.m. The possible theft of ink cartridges was reported at Walmart.
11:51 p.m. The Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department was assisted with an arrest on a Mille Lacs County warrant following a traffic stop on 21st Avenue at First Street.

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