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New York Mills police report

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Feb. 1

Received a noise complaint shortly after midnight. It was determined that the noise was from snow removal equipment.

Warned a motorist for expired vehicle registration and driving with a windshield obstructed by snow and ice.

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Helped a stranded motorist start their car with a portable jump-start unit.

Warned a motorist for expired registration and no proof of insurance. The motorist obtained current registration and provided proof of insurance shortly after.

Warned three vehicles for parking in an area in which 'no parking' signs had been recently placed.

Feb. 2

Responded to a trespassing call that turned out to be a civil dispute that was successfully resolved. The responding officer initially went to the wrong address and briefly detained a local resident until the error was discovered.

Feb. 3

Responded to a report of a parked vehicle that was blocking access to some residential mailboxes.

Warned a driver for driving through the school bus loading area at the school while students were loading.

Warned a juvenile for trespassing at a local residence.

Warned a motorist for speeding.

Feb. 4

Assisted a local resident right an overturned table.

Feb. 7

Located the owner of a backpack that had been found along Highway 10 and turned in. The owner was from the Twin Cities.

Feb. 8

Issued a deer possession permit for a car-killed deer.

Responded to a residential fire alarm along with New York Mills Fire and Rescue. It was a false alarm.

Feb. 9

Investigated a child protection matter.

Performed a welfare check at a local residence for a youth that was not at school and whose parents could not be reached. The child was found to be home sick with their parents.

Feb. 10

Warned the driver of a private-service vehicle that was parked in a handicap stall while performing work at a local business. The driver had parked perpendicular to the stall and as such did not see the sign. The worker immediately moved the vehicle.

Feb. 11

Responded to an alarm at a local financial institution. It was a false alarm.

Assisted a local resident who had locked their keys in their car.

Disposed of some prescription medications that were found in an unlabeled container outside of a local business.

Received a complaint from a person receiving harassing text messages.

Arrested a local resident for driving while intoxicated. The driver was charged with gross misdemeanor DWI.

Feb. 13

Took a report of a vehicle that had been vandalized.

Assisted a local resident in capturing their cat.

Feb. 14

Assisted a visitor to New York Mills who had locked their keys in their car.

Cited a local resident for driving after suspension.

Feb. 15

Took a report of a minor motor vehicle accident. There was minimal damage and no injuries reported.

Warned a motorist for speeding.

Feb. 17

Provided an escort for a funeral procession.

Responded to a fire at a local residence. The fire was in the oven and was out upon officer arrival.

Feb. 18

Warned a vehicle for parking in an area in which 'no parking' signs had been recently posted.

Warned a motorist with a headlight out.

Provided traffic control for a tractor-trailer that had lost part of its load on Highway 10.

Feb. 19

Warned a motorist with a headlight out.

Feb. 20

Warned a motorist with a taillight out.

Feb. 21

Provided an escort for a funeral procession.

Cited a motorist for driving after revocation and no insurance.

Received a report from a local resident that had received a suspicious check in the mail. It turned out that the check was legitimate.

Feb. 22

Warned a motorist for inattentive driving.

Feb. 23

Provided an escort for a funeral procession.

Assisted a motorist who had locked their keys in their car.

Cited a motorist who was found to be driving without a valid license.

Feb. 24

Towed an unoccupied vehicle that had gone partially into the ditch, but was still partially in the traffic lane.

Investigated a residential burglary.

Officers responded to a report of four to five people with weapons outside of a local residence. Upon officer arrival, there was no evidence of anyone outside of the residence. The caller appeared to be disoriented and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Feb. 25

Took a loud music complaint.

Assisted a local resident that had locked their keys in their car.

Brought a stray cat to Lakeland Vet that had wandered into the garage of a local resident.

Assisted a local resident recover some property in a civil matter.

Warned a motorist for failing to display a rear license plate.

Feb. 26

Warned a motorist for inattentive driving.

Feb. 27

Received a loud party complaint at a local multi-unit dwelling. The party consisted of adults who complied when asked to disperse.

Feb. 28

Arrested an adult on a warrant out of St. Louis County.

Provided assistance to a local resident that may have been targeted in a scam. The resident sustained no loss.

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