Princeton Police Department: Week of April 23

The Princeton Police Department received the following calls April 14-21. The listed times are when the calls were made and not necessarily when incidents occurred. Compiled by Joel Stottrup.

Monday, April 14
10:08 a.m. Smoke reported in basement at 1203 N. 2nd St. Firefighters responded.
8 p.m. Suspicious activity. Report of vehicle parked in front of residence for 45 minutes and then occupants threw something out of vehicle. Officer located vehicle, identified driver and advised of complaint.
8:31 p.m. Assisted Mille Lacs County in trying to locate vehicle suspected of being involved in recent burglary. Unable to locate.
10:21 p.m. Complaint of barking dog. Resident advised and took dog inside.
Tuesday, April 15
3:37 a.m. Stopped driver for loud muffler and cited for driving after suspension.
4:04 a.m. Stopped vehicle for equipment violations. Police dog used and located marijuana. Driver cited for driving after revocation and possession of a small amount of marijuana in vehicle.
12:28 p.m. Individual said he felt he had been misled by person selling him some stereo equipment. Officer explained that it would be a civil matter between him and the seller and that the only crime that could possibly occur is if the seller did not have a merchant sales registration through the city.
2:38 p.m. Property found at Walmart site and logged as evidence for safe keeping.
9:18 p.m. Fraud-forgery-scam. Adult female with rural Milaca address reported paying thousands of dollars to comply with someone telling her over the phone that she had felony charges and that if she didn’t pay large sums of money immediately she would be arrested. She described the caller’s voice as that of a male with a Pakistani or Indian accent. Officer advised woman she had been scammed. Report made to Princeton police because woman had purchased money orders in Princeton to send the money. Police Chief Brian Payne states that anyone with a warrant would not receive such a call and that anyone receiving suspicious calls like this should hang up and consult with law enforcement about it.
6:56 p.m. Burning yard debris. Advised owners that the burning they were doing is not allowed in the city. Owners rectified the issue.
Wednesday, April 16
5:11 a.m. Burglary/theft. Princeton Meats reported the business at 202 Rum River Dr. N. burglarized and several items stolen from inside overnight including a large electric splitter saw valued at $4,000. Owner reported finding the southeast door near the alley ajar prior to calling police.
12:22 p.m. Two-vehicle collision without injury at Fourth Street and Seventh Avenue.
3:08 p.m. Adult male Dachshund with long brown and black hair and wearing red collar and flea tick collar was found at 812 Oak Circle. Dog taken to vet clinic.
3:29 p.m. Casey’s north station reported driver not paying for just over $36 for fuel.
10:28 p.m. Report of juvenile, 15, not coming home the last two days.
Thursday, April 17
8:23 p.m. Left message for person to return to the Casey’s north station and pay the next day or be cited.
9:23 p.m. Made contact with resident who returned to pay for bill at the Holiday station store.
10:02 p.m. Person reported being in the Mille Lacs County Jail and not being able to contact his mother. Officer relayed message to mother and advised dispatch of mother’s response.
11:23 p.m. Dog bite incident. Hospital reported person in emergency department with dog bite wound to face that broke the skin. Officer spoke with owner of pit bull who could not provide proof of current vaccination. Second incident of bite from this dog.
Friday, April 18
9:18 a.m. Assisted with conducting tobacco law compliance checks at Princeton city businesses. Eleven of the 13 businesses passed the compliance checks. All businesses provided with educational material regarding underage sales. Assisted by Mille Lacs County community health staff.
2:49 p.m. Assault reported. Victim reported being pushed by subject inside store. Subject stated that victim had been spreading rumors about her around Milaca. Victim wanted to pursue charges against subject.
9:02 p.m. Disturbance. Report of male and female arguing over keys. Female gone upon arrival. Male stated it was a verbal argument only and that the female left on foot. Located female who was walking to her parents’ home and who said she was OK.
11:11 p.m. Report of disturbance involving knife. Subject confronted several parties in parking lot while holding a pocket knife after mutual verbal confrontation and subject had told persons to get back in their car. Police said there were no threats or assault and that subject left in vehicle prior to officers’ arrival. Unable to locate. Parties involved did not wish for incident to be investigated. Female witness disclosed she was physically assaulted in Sherburne County on April 14, 2014 by subject. Police referred female to report previous incident to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department.
Saturday, April 19
12:23 a.m. Off-site caretaker reported several residents complaining of subject’s loud music and a complaint of loud talking coming from one apartment. Officer did not hear loud noise on arrival from either apartment but advised both parties of complaints and advised keeping noise down in future.
6:15 a.m. Barking dog complaint. No one home. Left notice of violation.
8 a.m. Complaint of an older male having been in garbage receptacle behind Princeton Mall. Dispatch received a second call that same male was seen in alley behind VFW. Officer checked area and was unable to locate.
8:25 a.m. Damage reported to cover on front of vehicle sometime between 2:30 p.m. on April 18 and 8:25 a.m. on April 19. Value estimated at about $100.
1:53 p.m. Holiday station reported $10 gas drive-off.
2:47 p.m. Complaint of vehicle with furniture and possibly a child riding in back, westbound on First Street. Unable to locate.
8:41 p.m. Report of kids going in and out of yards and throwing snowballs at houses. Gone upon arrival/unable to locate.
Sunday, April 20
1:58 a.m. Suspicious person. Checked on female leaning on side of building. Female was just puking due to consumption of alcoholic beverages. Female had sober friend pick her up.

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