Monday, Dec. 2

Accident:

At 5:22 a.m., GRPD was notified of what appeared to be a one-vehicle accident at the intersection of NW Fifth Street and NW Third Avenue in Grand Rapids. Vehicle was stuck in a snow bank. Front passenger side tire was blown off its rim due to excessive spinning. No injuries were reported. Vehicle was towed because of tire.

Accident:

At 7:29 a.m., officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of NE Eighth Avenue and U.S. Highway 2 in Grand Rapids. One driver attempted to stop but slid on the ice/snow and struck the other vehicle in the rear bumper. Minor damage to both vehicles and no injuries were reported.

Accident:

At 11:45 a.m., an officer responded to a parking lot on SE 29th Street in Grand Rapids. One vehicle backed into the other. Damage to vehicles was minor and no injuries were reported.

Accident:

At 4:49 p.m., an officer responded to a report of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of NE Fourth Street and NE Eighth Avenue in Grand Rapids. One vehicle struck the front driver’s side of the other vehicle as they both entered the intersection. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and were towed. One driver reported a minor injury and was evaluated by Meds-1 Ambulance.

Scam:

Deputies responded to a report that a resident of Goodland was tricked into sending $4,900 in gift cards and $113,000 in cash to various places in California.

Accident:

At 6:58 p.m., deputies responded to a report of an accident on Community Center Road in Bovey. A vehicle went off the road and struck a power pole. The vehicle was totaled. No injuries were reported.

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Accident:

At 10:20 a.m., deputies responded to a vehicle in the ditch off Crooked Road and Blue Heron Hideaway in Bovey. No injuries were reported.

Warrant:

At 11:30 a.m., a warrant arrest was made on Clover Lane in Grand Rapids.

Fraud/forgery:

Deputies investigated a report of theft and check forgery/fraud at a residence on Meadow Road in Nashwauk. The case will be forwarded to the Itasca County Attorney’s Office for review.

Theft:

At 12:27 p.m., an officer responded to a report of shoplifting at a store on SE 29th Street in Grand Rapids. Reporting party said he saw a male conceal an oil filter from the auto department then take it to the customer service desk to return it for cash. Filter was valued at $29.03. Male suspect was cited for shoplifting.

Explosives/weapons:

At 2:19 p.m., a school liaison officer was told a student had threatened another student and implied there was a “gun” in his backpack. The reporting party also stated that the suspect student said he had a “gun” in his vehicle too. After being approached by the officer and school staff, the student’s backpack was searched and found nothing of concern. The student further walked officer and staff to his vehicle where a BB gun was found lying on the backseat.

Motor vehicle in ditch:

At 2:38 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a motor vehicle in the ditch on County Road 72 in Warba. Incident resulted in an arrest for Driving Under the Influence.

Fraud:

A fraud complaint was taken at GRPD regarding a Sears Mastercard which had not been used in approximately a year. The owner of the card said she had recently received a bill for $1,462.45 for purchases not made by her. The statement indicated the purchases were made all over the state including Grand Rapids, Hermantown and Duluth.

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Domestic:

At 6:19 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a domestic incident on Cedar Shores Drive in Cohasset that involved a weapon.

Thursday, Dec. 5

Theft:

At 8 a.m., an officer responded to a gas station on Fourth Street NE in Grand Rapids for a report of gas theft. The manager of the store told the officer that on Dec. 1, a female pumped $40 worth of gasoline and then came into the store and told the clerk she did not have any money to pay for the gasoline. The female further provided a phone number and the clerk took a photo of the woman’s Minnesota ID. The officer attempted to make contact with the woman.

Stop arm violation:

Officers took a report of a school bus stop arm violation that occurred at 7:52 a.m. According to the reporting party the bus was headed northbound and a vehicle traveling southbound on SE Seventh Avenue in Grand Rapids. Vehicle was a maroon pickup truck with a female driver. Kids were on the ground at the time.

Juvenile disturbance:

At about 9:52 a..m., an officer at Grand Rapids High School witnessed a student raise his middle finger at his teacher while in the hallway.

Theft:

At 2:38 p.m., an officer responded to a report that a 500-pound propane tank was removed from a yard on River Road in Grand Rapids. Theft occurred sometime during the prior day when resident was not home. Dually truck tracks were found in the area.

Theft:

At 6:10 p.m., officer was dispatched to a store on SE 29th Street in Grand Rapids for a report of attempted theft. Surveillance footage showed a female attempting to push a shopping cart full of items out the door. The woman was stopped by an employee who asked to see her receipt for the items in the cart. The woman said she did not have a receipt and left the store. Total amount for the items was $581.24.

Domestic:

At 7:34 p.m., officers were dispatched to a domestic at an apartment on NW 14th Street in Grand Rapids. Belligerent party had been drinking all day. Officer brought him to another residence for the night.

Domestic:

At 7:52 p.m., an officer was dispatched to a report of a male and female fighting inside a trailer on Itasca Street in Grand Rapids. Male party fled on foot to the west of the park when sheriff’s deputies arrived. It was later found that the male had entered a laundromat nearby and locked himself in the bathroom. When officer opened the door with a knife, the suspect was apprehended and placed under arrest.

Friday, Dec. 6

Assault:

At 8:05 p.m., an officer responded to an abandoned 911 call that traced back to an apartment on SE Second Avenue in Grand Rapids. When the officer pulled into the parking lot he observed a female assault another female in a parked car.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Lost property:

At 12:59 p.m., an officer took a report of a lost cell phone in the library parking lot in Grand Rapids. Reporting party said she arrived at the library and thought she left her phone in her car but when she returned to the vehicle it was not there. Phone is a Samsung Galaxy 8 with a teal and orange Life Proof case. Case is under investigation.

Sunday, Dec. 8

Domestic:

At 6:34 p.m., the GRPD received a call from an emergency room nurse at Grand Itasca Hospital who was reporting that a pregnant woman was pushed in the bedroom of her home causing pain to her abdomen.

Accident:

Officers and deputies responded to East Bass Lake Road and S. Shoal Lake Road in Grand Rapids to a one-vehicle accident. The female driver was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth for injuries sustained in the crash.

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