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JULY 2018

Benton County Sheriff: Stolen Manure Spreader

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a stolen farm implement. On 07-07-18, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office responded to Arnold’s of St. Cloud, 2995 Quail Rd NE, Sauk Rapids, MN for a theft complaint. Investigating deputies learned that sometime between 07-03-18 and 07-07-18 someone had stolen a 2012 New Holland brand manure spreader from the business. The implement is a red model 2080 with two different colored wheels.

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Sauk Rapids Police: Shooting of a Dog

On July 1, 2018, at 6:55 pm, the Sauk Rapids Police Department was called to investigate the shooting of a two year old Pitbull in the hallway of an apartment building at 1361 13th Street Circle. The dog had gotten out of the owner's apartment and was shot by an unknown person, who afterwards apparently left the building. The dog was shot int he shoulder and survived with serious injuries. 

The Sauk Rapids Police Department would like to speak with anyone who has any information about this incident. You may call 320-258-5841. 

May 2018

Waite Park Police: Burglary

5/20/2018 11:00 pm

Report of a door pried open to a residence on the 200 blk of 2nd Ave N. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the residence. 

St Cloud Police: Burglary

On 5/22/2018 at 11:36 pm officers responded to an alarm call at 816 St Germain St W. Officers located a broken window on scene and multiple candy bars which appeared to be taken from a vending machine. 

Waite Park Police: Robbery- Subway

 On 5/21/2018 at 10:55 pm the Subway at 145 Division St W was robbed. Two males approached the two employees and threatened them. One suspect grabbed an employee and threatened them with a knife. The other suspect held a covered object and stated it was a gun. The suspects removed a safe from the business and left on foot heading East. The suspects then loaded the safe into a dark colored vehicle with dark rims. The vehicle appeared to be similar to a Buick or Chrysler 300 style.

The two suspects are described as white males with thin builds, wearing black plants, black hoodies, masks, aviator type sunglasses and bandanas over their faces.

Benton County Sheriff: Stolen Boat Motor, Battery, etc

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information concerning a stolen boat that was recovered in Watab Township.
On 05-18-18 at about 12:30 pm a citizen called the Benton County Sheriff’s Office to report that he had found a boat and trailer parked on a walking path at Bend in the River Park in Watab Township. A deputy was sent to the area and did locate a 2018 Skeeter fiberglass boat on a
tandem axle trailer. The deputy discovered that the boat was missing its outboard motor, trolling motor, battery, and electronic fishing accessories. The deputy noted that the suspect(s) had cut into the boat in order to remove some of these electronic items. Further investigation into this boat led to the discovery that it had been stolen from a business in Elk River sometime between the afternoon of 05-17-18 and the morning of 05-18-18. Investigators learned that at the time of the theft, the boat was equipped with a 250 hp outboard motor. Investigators suspect that the boat was stolen from Elk River, brought to the Benton County area, stripped of its motors and
electronics, and then abandoned on the walking path at Bend in the River Park.

Benton County Sheriff: Damage to Vehicles - Gas Tanks Drilled

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating several cases of damage to vehicles and theft from a vehicle in the area Hwy 10 NW and 95th St NW in Watab Township.
On 05-16-18 the Benton County Sheriff’s Office was called to the DNR boat landing on Little Rock Lake near the intersection of Hwy 10 NW and 95th St NW in regards to damage to several vehicles. The investigating deputy learned that three trucks parked at the boat landing had a hole drilled in their gas tanks and all of the gasoline removed from the tanks. The deputy also learned that a passenger car at the landing had been broken into with the suspect(s) removing a wallet and speaker from the car. The theft and damage at this location occurred between 6:30 pm and 8:00 pm on 05-16-18.

On 05-17-18 the Benton County Sheriff’s Office learned of another instance of gasoline being removed from a vehicle in this area. On 05-12-18 between 2:00 am and 9:00 am, another victim’s car that had been parked at Rumor’s Bar and Grill, 9530 Hemlock Rd NW, Rice, MN had its gas tank drilled and the gasoline removed.

All of this occurred in high traffic areas and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone who might have seen suspicious activity or anyone with information about this crime to contact the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 968-7201 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers.

March 2018

Foley Police: Hardware Store Theft

On Sunday, March 18, 2018, several items of merchandise were stolen from Koch’s Foley Hardware Store.
On March 19th, the Foley Police Department responded to the report of a theft at Koch’s Foley Hardware Store. Investigating officers learned that several DeWalt power tools, Milwaukee power tools, Stihl chainsaws, and a Stihl backpack blower were taken in the theft.
The Foley Police Department is following up on leads in this theft and the case remains an ongoing investigation. No further information can be released at this time. Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects is asked to contact the Foley Police Department at (320) 968-0800 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers.

Below is an example of what some of the items taken look like. 

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Sherburne County Sheriff: Theft

There have been reports of theft from mailboxes on the western end of Sherburne County.

Benton County Sheriff: Theft 

3 mailboxes were taken from residences on Town Hall Road in Mayhew Lake Township, and a fourth was taken from a residence east of Rice on 125th St. NW.  All 4 thefts occurred between 5:00 PM and Midnight.

Waite Park Police: Theft 
3/09/18    8:35 AM

Report of items taken from a trailer on the 100 blk of 7th Avenue North.

Waite Park Police: Theft from Vehicle 
3/11/18    12:06 PM

Report that items were taken from a vehicle on the 400 blk of 7th street South.  Items taken were 10 country cd’s, a phone charger, an ice scraper, and the registration for the vehicle.  Theft occurred during the night.

Waite Park Police: Theft from Vehicle 
3/11/18    12:14 AM

Report of a theft from vehicle at the 1200 blk of 7th Street South.  A wallet was taken from the vehicle.

Waite Park Police: Tampering with Vehicle 
3/08/18    9:01 AM

Report that a vehicle was broken into on the 200 blk of 9th Avenue North.  No items were taken from the vehicle.  Owner stated vehicle was locked, and it appeared a coat hanger or similar device was used to enter the vehicle.

Waite Park Police:  Theft from Vehicle  
3/06/18    8:24 AM

Report of a theft from vehicle at the 500 blk of Park Meadows Drive.  Items taken were cash, a handicap tag, and a folding shovel.



Elk River Police: Counterfeit Money

Elk River PD is experiencing a lot of counterfeit bills being passed at various businesses.

Waite Park Police: Theft from Vehicle

2/24/18  9:52 pm - Report of a theft from a vehicle parked on the 1500 blk of Frontage Rd. Taken from the vehicle were medication, a wallet, cash and a Dewalt vacuum.

 Waite Park Police:  Craigslist Fraud

 2/27/18 -  A woman was sent a check for $2000, and she was only selling the item for $400.  The sender of the check told her to mail Walmart gift cards back to the buyer.

 St. Cloud Police: Theft from Vehicle

 2/11/18- Report of a theft from a vehicle on the 1600 blk of 14th Avenue South.  An ice auger was taken from an unlocked topper of a pickup truck. 

St. Cloud Police: Burglary

 Between 5:30 PM on 2/9/18 and 9 AM on 2/11/18

 Report of a burglary from Northern States Supply on the 3000 blk of 1st Street S.  The front window was broken by a large piece of granite, and a new Dewalt Mider Box was taken from the store.

Waite Park Police: Tampering with Vehicle

2/14/18   8:02 AM  -Report of gas being taken from vehicles at 4244 33 Avenue South.  Appears gas is missing from vehicles, and gas lines on several vehicles have been cut.

Waite Park Police: Theft

 2/13/18    12:40 PM - Report of a radio stolen during the previous night at the 900 blk of 2nd Street South.  Suspect was seen leaving in an older silver Grand AM.

Benton County Sheriff: Theft

2/14/18 - Over the last few weeks, fish houses have been broken into on Little Rock Lake.  Miscellaneous items have been taken along with 3 propane tanks.

Waite Park Police: Burglary

2/27/18    11:01 AM - A burglary was reported at the 100 blk of 15th Avenue North.  Numerous tools were taken from the garage.

 St Cloud Police: Theft

St Cloud PD is trying to ID this person in regards to a theft at the VFW at 9 18th Ave N. 

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Waite Park Police: Theft of Tires and Rims

1/22/2018 12:58 pm - 11th Ave S
Report of the front tires and rims taken off of a Chevy Suburban.

Waite Park Police: Construction Site Theft

1/18/2018 5:14 pm - 10th Ave S

Report of numerous pipe fittings, valves and a torch taken from a construction site. 

Waite Park Police: Stolen License Plate

1/16/2018 3:00 pm - 7th Ave S
Report of a stolen license plate taken off of a vehicle parked at a business. 

Waite Park and St Cloud Police: Business Scam


Wendy's Restaurant in Waite Park and St Cloud both received calls from someone trying to scam them. Both stated they were from the corporate office. One call requested a cash drop and said they would be by to pick it up. The other call stated they were examining safes and deposits. Both employees realized something was not right with the phone calls and contacted a manager and the corporate office. 

Waite Park Police: Stolen License Plate

1/1/18 3:02 pm
A license plate was removed from a vehicle and replaced with a plate taken off of a vehicle stolen out of Little Falls while parked at a business on Waite Ave N.

1/2/2018 7:50 am
A license plate was stolen off a vehicle while parked in a apartment building parking lot on 7th St S. 

License plate thefts are happening in other cities as well. If you notice your plate missing, report it immediately. Plates are usually stolen and placed on other vehicles and then used to commit crimes. 

Waite Park Police: Stolen Vehicle

1/2/2018 5:48 pm
A vehicle was left running with the keys inside while the owner went into a business. While inside the vehicle was stolen. The vehicle is a 2008 Pontiac GS Convertible, white bearing MN license 397 GLR. 

Waite Park Police: Burglary

1/3/2018 9:21 am 
A large amp, a set of cymbals and mic stands were taken from a church on 7th Ave N in Waite Park. 

1/6/2018 1:07 pm
The canvas was cut from around a trailer dock and one trailer was entered. Many household items were taken out of the trailer. The trailer was parked on 2nd Ave S.