The following incidents were reported to the Princeton Police Department between July 16-23. The times printed are when a complaint was received, not necessarily when it occurred. The report was compiled by Jeff Hage.
Monday, July 16
12:23 a.m. A suspicious person was reported in the 500 block of north Rum River Drive. The person was reported to be wearing dark clothing, talking on a cell phone and holding a gun in one hand. Officers located the suspect. They ordered him to drop items in his hands. He was briefly handcuffed. The suspect was found to be carrying a black Airsoft-type handgun. He told officers he had been playing with his brother in their yard and then decided to walk around the block. That’s when he was reported to police.
7:07 p.m. A patron of the splash park accidently threw her wallet away in the garbage. Since it was after hours, an officer made entry to the area and retrieved the wallet for the reporting party.
Tuesday, July 17
9:05 a.m. Officer assisted law enforcement agencies after the discovery of an explosive device in the Milaca area.
11:15 a.m. A suspicious driver and vehicle were parked in the 600 block of 3rd Street N. Driver of vehicle, a silver pick-up with topper, resembled a man who attempted to break into complainant’s residence a week ago.
4:36 p.m. A set of rental golf clubs were taken from the golf course. Suspect identified and admitted theft to police. Incident remains under investigation.
5:14 p.m. Responded to 405 4th Ave. S. where an oven fire was reported.
10:15 p.m. A vehicle was pulled over for driving over the fog line. Kristopher A. Olson, age 49, was arrested for suspicion of DWI after refusing to take a field sobriety test and a preliminary breath test. He was booked into the Mille Lacs County Jail on charges of 4th degree DWI.
Wednesday, July 18
9:11 p.m. Two people became involved in an altercation over a Facebook posting. Neither wanted to pursue criminal charges. Subjects were warned to stay away from each other.
Thursday, July 19
9:44 a.m. A black and white Genesis mountain bike was found in the grass in the 500 block of 7th Street N. Bike taken to police station for storage.
10:56 a.m. Officers responded to 2939 120th Avenue and arrested a 41-year-old male, a 44-year-old male and a 21-year-old male on felony burglary charges for the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Department. The 21-year-old, Lukas Edmunds, was arrested in Princeton recently after breaking into the city impound lot and allegedly committing a burglary.
4:34 p.m. Responded to Fairview Northland Medical Center where two men were drinking beer outside the entrance to the emergency room.
6:16 p.m. An alleged counterfeit $10 bill was passed at Coborn’s. The woman who passed the bill had just received it as change from McDonalds. Officer had McDonalds check its till for additional counterfeit money. Officer helped facilitate the woman exchanging the counterfeit bill for real money at McDonalds. The counterfeit bill was forwarded to the FBI.
Friday, July 20
11:37 a.m. A bullying report was made.
5:03 p.m. A two-vehicle accident was reported on 9th Avenue and 5th Street S. No injuries were reported.
5:18 p.m. Officers were called to a residence in the 100 block of Rum River Dr. for a property exchange among a couple. A 24-year-old male was arrested on a Sherburne County warrant for failing to appear in court on theft charges.
Saturday, July 21
10:50 a.m. A gas drive-off was reported at the Holiday station.
10:58 a.m. Two juveniles holding “free bread” signs were told they could not stand in the roadway on Rum River Drive at 1st Street. They were directed to the sidewalk.
10:45 p.m. Officer called to Highway 169 at the 1st Street overpass where a lawn tractor fell off a trailer and onto the highway. It was blocking both the north and south lanes of Highway 169. No damage was reported to the vehicles.
11:10 p.m. An intoxicated male was found sleeping on a bench in the 200 block of north Rum River Dr. next to a pile of vomit. Officer contacted the man’s wife to take him home.
Sunday, July 22
4:37 p.m. A woman on 6th Avenue N. reported that her garage had been entered and things moved around.
6:37 p.m. Responded to an Apache Street residence where officer assisted the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department with a report of an individual threatening others and running around with a knife. Suspect was detained.