Monday, June 24:
At 12:47 a.m., officers responded to a report of suspicious activity at the Sports Complex in Grand Rapids. According to the reporting party, people were throwing rocks at the construction trailers in the parking lot. Officers arrived on scene and patrolled the area but did not locate any suspects. Officers spoke with a female party who lives in the area and she advised officers that she saw a car with two younger males in the area. She explained that she heard them throwing rocks and mud at the construction trailers. Officers checked on the construction trailers, and none of them appeared to have any damage. An email was sent out to other officers for extra patrol in the area.
At 5:24 a.m., deputies responded to a report of a driving complaint on Saylor Street in Grand Rapids. According to the reporting party, a vehicle spun a circle in the yard, tearing it up. The suspect admitted to doing the act and was written a ticket for the damage.
At 8:49 a.m., officers responded to a minor vehicle accident in a parking lot on River Road in Grand Rapids. Officers arrived on scene and met with the reporting party, who said she was parked within the lines and was struck by an incoming vehicle attempting to park next to her. The party advised that she was sitting in her vehicle (vehicle one) at the time that it was struck, but not in movement. The driver of vehicle two said that she was late for work and when she was pulling into the parking space, she thought she had enough room to make the turn. Vehicle two struck the left rear quarter panel area of vehicle one, causing minor scratches and marks. There were no reported injuries as a result of the incident.
At 2:26 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a stolen package and mail from a mailbox on Rush Island Lake Road in Deer River.
At 5:06 p.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of NE 7th Avenue and the Veteran's Park entrance in Grand Rapids. Officers arrived on scene and met with both drivers. In speaking with both drivers, officers learned that vehicle one attempted to pull onto southbound NE 7th Avenue in heavy northbound traffic. The driver stated he “inched” into the street, through right lane traffic; however, he didn't see vehicle two approaching in the left side northbound lane. Vehicle one pulled in front of vehicle two, causing the two vehicles to collide. The driver of vehicle two stated that, while traveling northbound in the left hand lane, he saw vehicle one enter NE 8th Avenue from Veterans Park. The driver stated that, although he made an effort to veer around vehicle one, he was unable to avoid the collision. The front right corner of vehicle one struck the rear right wheel of vehicle two, causing damage to both. Vehicle one was towed. There were no reported injuries.
At 7:29 p.m., officers responded to a report of theft from a cash register on South Pokegama Avenue in Grand Rapids. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the store employee and the owner, who had since arrived on scene. It was learned that the employee had locked the front door for closing and went to the back to help a customer load merchandise purchased into their vehicle. Upon returning to the front, the employee noticed the till was missing approximately $500 in cash and one check for $250. The till still contained two $50 bills and a $20 bill, but they had been moved to different locations in the drawer. Some checks were also still in the drawer, as well as all the coin change. The owner said they did not suspect the employee who was working that evening, but did give officers the name of a new employee who was not working that day. The store owner said they would contact the party whose check was stolen and put a stop payment on it. The store does not have a camera system and the owners were advised by officers to install one.
Tuesday, June 25:
At 9:59 a.m., officers patrolling on South Pokegama Avenue in Grand Rapids observed a male laying half on the curb and half in the street. Officers turned around and blocked traffic in the right lane with their patrol car and approached the male. In speaking with the male and his daughter, officers learned that the daughter was pushing the male in his walker when the wheel got caught in a crack in the sidewalk, causing the walker to tip backward with the male sitting on the walker. The male stated he was a little foggy from hitting his head on the sidewalk during the fall. Meds1 responded to the scene and transported the male to the hospital for precautionary reasons. Photos were taken of the sidewalk, which officers reported did not appear to be in bad condition. The director of Public Works was notified of the incident.
At 6:59 p.m., officers responded to a report of a stolen bike from the bike rack at Crystal Lake in Grand Rapids. Officers responded to the scene and spoke with the reporting party, who provided officers with a description of the bike, valued at $300, as well as a description of the suspect he saw ride off on the item. Officers patrolled the area and were unable to locate the bike or the suspect.
At 8:16 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a stolen MinnKota trolling motor from a boat on North Balsam in Bovey.
Thursday, June 27:
At 9:05 a.m., officers responded to a report of a gas drive-off on NW 4th Street in Grand Rapids. The total amount of gas stolen was $31. Officers reviewed footage of the incident and will attempt to locate the suspect.
At 9:43 a.m., officers responded to a report of a scam call received by a resident in Grand Rapids. According to the reporting party, he received a telephone call from a party claiming to represent the Publishers Clearing House telling him that he had won $1 million and all he had to do was get a personal money order from a bank in the amount of $600 and mail it to them. He went to his bank and received a $600 money order, then mailed it from the post office. The male told officers he learned he had been scammed as the Publishers Clearing House told him they had not called him. Officers called the party’s bank and spoke with the service manager who said that if the male came to the bank and spoke with them, they would cancel the money order.
At 11:17 a.m., officers responded to a report of stolen items from a garage on NW 6th Avenue in Grand Rapids. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the reporting party, who said someone entered the northeast garage door, which was unlocked, stealing a mountain bike and a push lawn mower.
At 12:02 p.m., deputies responded to a report of theft on County Road 9 in Deer River. According to the reporting party, stolen were a Weed Whip, a brown bicycle and medication from his residence. The reporting party provided deputies with a possible suspect.
At 4:13 p.m., deputies responded to a report of theft of lawn items on County Road 70 in Bovey.
Motor vehicle in the ditch:
At 5:37 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a vehicle which went into the creek on County Road 33 in Bovey. The driver was arrested for DUI.
At 6:28 p.m., officers responded to a report of shoplifting on SE 29th Street in Grand Rapids. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the female suspect, who took nine items past the point of sale without paying for them. The items totaled $44.67. The female was issued a citation for shoplifting. When officers ran the individual’s name, they learned that she had a warrant out of Ramsey County for theft with a $500 bail. The female was unable to come up with the money. Officers placed her under arrest for the warrant and transported her to Itasca County Jail.
Friday, June 28:
At 3:29 a.m., officers responded to a report of a fire on SW 4th Street in Grand Rapids. When officers arrived on the scene, they found that a transformer had blown, and a power line had shorted out and started a tree on fire. When officers arrived on scene, the fire in the tree had already gone out. Public utilities was called to the scene and advised officers that the power line no longer had power.
At 2:17 p.m., officers responded to a report of a female having a seizure on River Road in Grand Rapids. Officers arrived on scene and found good samaritans tending to the female, who was already coming out of the seizure and able to communicate. Meds1 arrived on scene and checked on the female.
At 7:54 p.m., officers responded to Blandin Beach to a report of a male who appeared to be sniffing drugs. Officers patrolled the area and were unable to locate the individual.
Saturday, June 29:
At 6:48 p.m., officers responded to a report of a gas drive-off on NW 4th Street in Grand Rapids. The total gas stolen was $48.09. Exterior and interior surveillance camera footage was not available for review at the time of the call, so no license plate could be identified.
Sunday, June 30:
At 2:20 p.m., officers responded to an accident at the intersection of Highway 2 East and 8th Avenue NE in Grand Rapids. Officers arrived on the scene and spoke with all the parties involved. A female passenger in one of the vehicles involved was experiencing neck pain. Both her and the vehicle driver were not sure why she was having the pain as they said the vehicle that rear ended them barely hit them. Officers spoke with the driver of the other vehicle involved, and he said that he was rolling slowing forward and looked down to grab something and bumped the vehicle in front of him. There was no damage to either vehicle.