Monday, May 20:

Theft:

At 4:49 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle that was recovered in rural Cohasset. A male was arrested for other charges.

Disturbance:

At 1:57 a.m., officers responded to a report of a disturbance on NE 3rd Avenue in Grand Rapids. The reporting party advised officers they heard a lot of yelling and screaming coming from the apartment. Itasca County Sheriff deputies arrived on scene first and spoke with a male who appeared to be heavily intoxicated. The male was advised of the reason law enforcement arrived on scene. The male advised he was having an argument with his girlfriend on the phone. He denied anyone else was currently in the apartment. The male then led law enforcement into his apartment and it was confirmed that no one else was in the apartment. A check was run on the male through dispatch and it was found that he had an active felony warrant out of Hennepin County. Hennepin County confirmed the warrant and requested the male be held. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Itasca County Jail where he was booked for the warrant.

Accident:

At 11:45 a.m., officers responded to a report of a vehicle accident which occurred in a parking lot on SE 29th Street in Grand Rapids. According to the driver of vehicle one, her foot got stuck on the gas pedal, which caused her car to accelerate out of control, striking a barrier and driving directly into the passenger side of parked vehicle two. The driver of vehicle two was not in her vehicle at the time of the incident. The driver of vehicle one was transported to Grand Itasca for precautionary purposes.

Tuesday, May 21:

Accident:

At 9:06 a.m., officers responded to a report of a vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of SE 4th Street and 2nd Avenue in Grand Rapids. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with the drivers involved, both who were complaining of minor injuries. It was reported by both drivers that vehicle one was traveling east on 4th Street SW, approaching the intersection of SE 2nd Avenue, which is controlled from crossing by a stop sign. Vehicle one was traveling south on SE 2nd Avenue, approaching the stop sign located at 4th Street SE. Vehicle two entered into the intersection of 4th Street and failed to yield the right of way for vehicle one and struck the drivers side of the vehicle, causing significant damage to both vehicles. Both vehicles were towed as they both appeared to be totaled.

Scam:

At 9:22 a.m., officers responded to a report of a scam call received by a resident on NW 7th Street in Grand Rapids. According to the reporting party, he received a scam call from an unknown person with a foreign accent, claiming to be an FBI agent. According to the reporting party, during the course of the conversation, the alleged FBI agent stated their agency stopped a car with several pounds of cocaine in it as well as the reporting party’s social security card. The agent then requested all banking and social security information of the individual’s, and said that the reporting party needed to hire an attorney. The reporting party told officers he was fully aware of the call being a scam and did not provide any information of importance.

Fire:

At 6:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of a portable toilet on fire on SW 1st Street in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Fire Department and officers arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. There were no injuries as a result of the incident. Officers spoke with the reporting party, who was on scene. She advised officers that she and her son had used the toilet approximately 15 minutes prior to observing it on fire. She stated her son first used the toilet and she went in after. The reporting party admitted she did throw a cigarette butt into the toilet and water without thinking. The GRFD chief said he did not believe the fire could have been started from a cigarette in the toilet and advised that it appeared the origins of the fire was on the wall. The reporting party’s son did report seeing a vehicle with unknown occupants park beside the toilet about five minutes after he and his mother used it. He stated he did not see or pay attention to see if anyone in the vehicle used the toilet. He did not see the driver and could only briefly describe the vehicle. No other information was gathered and no other witnesses were located or came forward.

Wednesday, May 22:

Accident:

At 7:07 a.m., officers responded to a report of a traffic accident which occurred at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and SE 7th Avenue in Grand Rapids. Minnesota State Troopers responded to the scene and handled the traffic accident report and investigation. Grand Rapids police officers provided emergency lights on the scene.

Property Damage:

At 7:41 a.m., officers responded to a report of property damage on SW 1st Street in Grand Rapids. According to the reporting party, that the outhouse at the boat landing had been run over.

Theft:

At 1:42 p.m., officers responded to a report of shoplifting on South Pokegama Avenue in Grand Rapids. According to the reporting party, he was doing visual surveillance on a suspect after finding a package that had been opened and property missing. After backtracking the opened package through in-store surveillance, the reporting party located the suspect, who began pushing a full cart of miscellaneous merchandise out the front entry doors without any attempt to pay. The suspect confirmed the information provided, stating she attempted to shoplift the merchandise without paying due to not being paid until the following week. The total of the items shoplifted was $352.22, and included cleaner, a box of diapers, a handbag, electronics, cards, tennis shoes, and more. When asked, the suspect told officers this was the only time she has ever shoplifted. The officer was then told by the reporting party that that was not true, citing an incident on May 2 involving the suspect.

Suspicious Person:

At 6:24 p.m., officers responded to a report of a suspicious person on Mishawaka Road in Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Police officers assisted Itasca County Sheriff’s deputies as needed, with an out of control naked male subject. The male was tasered by the first arriving deputy after he charged at the deputy. It was later ascertained that the male was possibly under the influence of an illegal substance and was reported to be Bipolar.

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