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A 501(C)(3) NON-PROFIT
P.O. Box 545
St. Cloud, MN 56302-0545
Tip Line: 1-800-255-1301
Crimes (274637) Keyword TriTip
Admin Line: 320-247-4424
Foley Police: Attempted Robbery
On 4/19/2017 at 7:15 pm a female went into McDonald’s and asked to speak with the Manager off to the side. Female then asked the Manager questions about how many people are working there and they appear to be high school kids. The female then told the Manager that he is going to give her all the money in the safe. The Manager advised her that he could not do that and asked her if she wanted food or drinks instead. The female then threatened to leave and return with friends and kill everyone in the store.
The manager ended up talking the female out of robbing them. The female then started joking about it and informed him she was a reporter. The female did not display or making any movements that she had a firearm. The manager stated he told her he was still calling the police. The female then left.
A white car was seen parked down at the other end of the strip mall. The female possibly left in this vehicle for 3 minutes after the female left McDonald’s the vehicle drove off west on the frontage road. Unknown plate, make, or model of vehicle.
The female smelled of alcohol and appeared to be on something.
The suspect is described as a skinny white female, 5' 5" in her mid 30's with extremely curly hair. She was wearing blue jeans, a pink shirt, purple sweatshirt and sunglasses.
Sherburne County Sheriff: Missing Person
The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate Matthew Joseph Deets, 31, W/M; HT: 6’ 00”; WT: 260; Hair: Brown; Eyes: Brown.
Deets last had contact with his family on 01 March 2017. He was seen in the 108 block of Xavis in Coon Rapids on 02 March 2017. His family has not seen or heard from him since. He has also missed a couple of his children’s birthdays. All of this is unusual for Deets and authorities are concerned for his welfare. Deets has numerous tattoos on his shoulders, arms, chest and neck.
Rice Police Department: Kidnapping and Assault
On 04/17/2017 the Rice Police Department and Benton County Sheriff’s Office investigated the report of a kidnapping and possible sexual assault. At about 10:30 pm a concerned citizen called to report seeing an individual standing in the middle of NE River Rd near the intersection of 119th St NW in what appeared to be pajamas. Investigating officers arrived and made contact with an 18 year old man who indicated that he had been kidnapped, physically assaulted, and possibly sexually assaulted.
The victim stated that he had been out walking on NE River Rd at the southern edge of the city of Rice when he accepted the offer of a ride from a stranger driving a dark blue or purple van. The victim reported that shortly after getting into the van, he was rendered unconscious and woke up some time later, alone, on the side of the road. The victim complained of several injuries including injuries consistent with being sexually assaulted. The victim was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The victim described the suspect as a white male who is about 50 years old with a gray mustache. The suspect has a medium build and was wearing a baseball cap, blue jean jacket, and blue jean pants. The victim stated the suspect may have a southern accent. The victim described the van as a 2000s model full sized van that was dark blue or purple in color. The victim indicated that the van may have had a partition behind the front seats. The investigation into this crime is active and ongoing.
Sauk Rapids Police: Gunshots
On Friday, April 14, 2017 at 10:11pm, the Sauk Rapids Police Department, received a call that several gun shots were heard in the 900 block of 5th St S, in the City of Sauk Rapids. Officers found several shell casings in a driveway. One of the bullets struck a residence; no one was injured. A vehicle was reported to have driven quickly away after the gun shots.
The Sauk Rapids Police are asking if anyone has any information, about this incident, to contact them at 320-251-9451.
Waite Park Police: Damage to Vehicles
On 4/16/17 damage to several vehicles was discovered at a car dealership located at 1500 Hwy 23. The damage included slashed tires, broken windows and broken mirrors.
Waite Park Police: Burglary
On 4/11/2017 at 1:30 am police were dispatched to a report of a burglary in progress at 40 15th Ave N. The complainant reported two men had kicked in the front door and were now trying to get into the bedroom where the 2 occupants were located. When the complainant informed the suspects they were on the phone with the police the suspects left. Nothing was missing from the apartment and the occupants were not injured. Waite Park K9 Parker attempted to track the suspects, but was unable to pick up on any tracks.
The complainant was unable to see the suspects, but heard their voices and believes it was 2 males.
Waite Park Police was assisted by the Stearns County Sheriff's Department and the St Joseph Police Department.
The Waite Park Police Department is looking to speak with anyone who may have heard the incident or witnessed anyone in the area at this time.
Waite Park Police: Fires
The Waite Park Police Dept has responded to 3 reports of items being set on fire this week. Today a tire was set on fire in an abandoned building near the 3rd St trail. We have also had a sign burnt on Division Street near 13th Ave N and toilet paper set on fire at River’s Edge Park.
We also located a fire hydrant on the ground at River’s Edge Park which had been damaged with a vehicle.
St Cloud Police: Missing Person - Recovered
On 3/31/2017 a body was found in the Mississippi River and the Ramsey County Medical Examiner has positively identified it as the body of Jesse Dady.
The owner of the vehicle in question also spoke to St Cloud Police and it was determined that his presence at the location in questions was completely unrelated to this investigation.
On late Monday afternoon (3/27/17) St. Cloud Police Investigators were able to obtain additional surveillance video which clearly shows Dady to walk onto the railroad bridge over the Mississippi and begin walking east on the bridge deck out over the water. Other video was reviewed at which time Dady could be seen moving across the bridge. Due to darkness and distance, the quality of this other video is poor; however, at a certain point approximately 1/3 of the way across the bridge there is some indicators that Dady may have fallen at which point he is no longer able to be seen. Based on all of the surveillance video Dady was always alone on the bridge. It should be noted that the railroad bridge is not for pedestrians, has no rails, and is difficult and dangerous to walk on. All water search efforts had to be suspended Monday night due to darkness.
On Tuesday 3/28/17 the water search resumed and crews from Stearns County and Hennepin County Sheriff’s Departments focused on the location under the bridge where Dady was last able to be seen walking on the bridge deck above. Results of these water search efforts were inconclusive. Due to water currents, water visibility, and general river debris, these searches are both dangerous and difficult and often do not lead to underwater recoveries.
It should be noted that the photo of the vehicle that was released earlier in the week was seen on surveillance video after the point in time where Dady was observed to be on the bridge. Due to the new understanding of Dady’s movements it is less likely that the driver of this vehicle would have any relevant information. One possibility is that this vehicle was an Uber or rideshare type service. We would still be interested in talking to this potential witness to clarify whether or not they have any relevant witness information. This vehicle is also now believed to be a 2007-2012 Mitsubishi Gallant.
It is important to note that the totality of the surveillance video and all other information obtained throughout this investigation continues to support the fact that no foul play is suspected in this situation.
There will be no water search efforts today, 3/29/17. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Department will potentially resume water search efforts on 3/30/17. General surface water searches will be ongoing at various times throughout the coming days as needed.
The St. Cloud Police Department continues to ask for the public’s help regarding this missing person investigation.
Continued investigative and search efforts have resumed today in attempting to find any information regarding Dady’s whereabouts. Efforts to continue the water search should take place later this afternoon.
Investigators are currently looking to identify and speak to the driver of the vehicle pictured below. This vehicle was in the area where Dady was last seen. Specifically the vehicle was observed on surveillance video to have driven around to the back of the Empire Apartments around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday morning 3/25/17 and then leave a few minutes later. The driver or anyone with information on this person/vehicle is asked to contact the St. Cloud Police Department.
Original Release 3/26/17:
The St. Cloud Police Department is seeking the public’s help to locate a missing adult.
On 3/25/17 at 7:53 p.m. officers took a report of a missing person that had last been seen in the St. Cloud Downtown area at approximately 1:30 a.m. on 3/25/17. The missing adult is 21 year old Jesse Aaron Dady who currently resides in St. Cloud. Dady is described as a white male approximately 6 feet tall weighing 150 pounds with hazel eyes and blonde hair. Dady was last seen wearing a blaze orange hat, gray jacket and blue jeans.
Officers have located video footage of Dady who was last seen walking alone northbound on 5th Avenue North, crossing 1st Street North just east of 5th Avenue (see below) continuing northbound. Officers have searched the area where Dady was last seen on video with negative results. There is no evidence of any foul play at this time.
Waite Park Police: Stolen Gas from Commercial Buses
On 3/24/17 it was reported that three buses on Sundial Dr were damaged. The fuel tanks were punctured on all three buses in order to steal the fuel inside. The damage has caused the buses to be inoperable.
St Cloud Police: Robbery
On 3/13/17 at 8:12 p.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Super America located in the 10 Block of 14th Avenue Northeast. Upon arrival officers determined that an unknown male had entered the store displaying a handgun and demanding money from the 33 year old male clerk working the counter area. A limited description of the suspect indicated an approximately 6 foot tall male wearing all dark clothing including a black jacket with a hood up over his head. The suspect was also wearing white gloves and had his face completely covered possibly with some type of scarf or mask with dark sunglasses. The suspect left the store on foot in a Northwesterly direction with an undisclosed amount of cash. One 22 year old female employee was also in the back of the store at the time of the robbery however no customers were present. No persons were injured during the incident.
Responding officers set up a perimeter and checked the area with a K9, but were ultimately unable to locate the suspect. The K9 track ended at 8:32 p.m.
Elk River Police: Stolen Trailer
Sometime during the night on 3/2-3/3, unknown(s) stole a 7x12 enclosed trailer from a residence in Elk River. Suspect(s) used a dolly to pull the trailer out to the road. The trailer contained motocross equipment and misc items that are listed below. On the driver’s side of the rear door there are numerous motocross stickers.
Items in the trailer:
Albany Police: Attempted Entry
On February 16, 2017, at approximately 0710 hours the pictured vehicle was seen near a business in the alleyway north of Railroad Avenue between 4th and 5th Street in the City of Albany. The vehicle was described as a brown, older style Jeep.
It was later discovered that the business the vehicle was seen at had damage done to the door in an attempt to gain entry.
St Cloud Police: Robbery SA
On 2/09/17 at 8:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Super America located in the 700 Block of 33rd Avenue North. Upon arrival officers determined that an unknown male had entered the store wearing a hood over his head and a bandanna over his face and demanded money from the lone male clerk working the counter area. The suspect never brandished a weapon however he held his hand in his pocket as though he may have had one. The suspect was described as possibly a white male standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slender build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, grey pants, and grey shoes. The suspect left the store running in a Northerly direction with an undisclosed amount of cash. No customers were inside the store at the time of the robbery. The clerk was not injured during the incident.
Responding officers set up a perimeter and checked the area with a K9, but were ultimately unable to locate the suspect. The K9 track ended at approximately 9:00 p.m.
Waite Park Police: Theft from Vehicle
1/31/2017 1:32 pm
Window broken out of a vehicle while parked at a business on the 800 blk of 2nd St S. 2 31 brand bags were taken containing a Dell computer, checks, books, computer accessories, and other financial information.
1/31/2017 3:57 pm
A black wallet was taken out of an unlocked vehicle parked on the 100 blk of 11th Ave N.
Avon Police: Counterfeit Bills
Avon Police is reporting a few cases of counterfeit money being passed in the City. Please pay attention to the bills you are receiving and question any bill that doesn’t appear legitimate.
Waite Park Police: Damage to Vehicle
1/30/2017 9:15 am
A bus parked on Sundial Drive had a hole punched in the gas tank and gas stolen.
Sherburne County Sheriff: Storage Unit Break in
On 1/30/17 a report of a storage unit was taken. The storage until is on the 12000 block of 320th Ave NW in Princeton. At the time of the report, the reporting party was unable to determine if anything was taken.
Sherburne County Sheriff: Counterfeit $100 bill
A counterfeit $100 bill was passed at a gas station in Zimmerman. The suspect left in a dark green Pontiac passenger car. The suspect is described as a native american male wearing a blue wind jacket.
Waite Park Police: Stolen Vehicle
VEHICLE RECOVERED 1/31/2017 12:08 am
This vehicle was located by an officer while being driven in Waite Park. All 3 occupants were arrested.
1/29/2017 7:54 am
Report of a vehicle stolen that had been parked in a driveway on Willow Creek Dr.
2012 Ford F250, extended cab, long box, IL plate 2123987B
Waite Park Police: Stolen Vehicle
A vehicle was left running with the keys in it while the owner shopped. When they left the store, they realized their vehicle had been stolen.
2003 Honda Accord, 4 door, gray, MN plate 356VJM
St Cloud Police: Robbery at SA
On 1/25/17 at 7:07 p.m. officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Super America located in the 10 Block of 14th Avenue Northeast. Upon arrival officers determined that an unknown male had entered the store displaying a handgun and demanding money from the lone female clerk working the counter area.
The suspect was described as a white male standing approximately 6 feet 1 inch, weighing approximately 180 pounds, wearing a red winter jacket with a white stripe down the sleeve, a winter hat with ear flaps, sunglasses, a black bandanna over his face, and gray sweatpants. The suspect left the store on foot in a Westerly direction with an undisclosed amount of cash. One male customer was inside the store at the time of the robbery. No persons were injured during the incident.
Responding officers set up a perimeter and checked the area with a K9, but were ultimately unable to locate the suspect. The K9 track ended at 7:38 p.m.
Waite Park Police: Stolen Wood
1/25/2017 4:34 pm
Report of about 50 pieces of cut wood (Ash and Oak) stolen from a residence on the 2000 blk of Frontage Rd N.
Benton County Sheriff: Stolen Manure Spreader
MANURE SPREADER RECOVERED
A Gehl brand, orange and grey in color, with a poly white floor manure spreader was taken from the Duelm area. The spreader is about 15 feet long with mismatched truck tires.