Each week the Goodhue County Sheriff's Office publishes the highlights of the week on their Facebook page...and I share them here with my highlights of the highlights! And, along the way, maybe we all learn something about the day-to-day crimes and interactions of a Sheriff's Deputy.

The Best Of The Week

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The Case of the Discreet Light Bulb

  • Pine Island- Deputies responded to an issue between 2 tenants about a light bulb. The reporting party did not want deputies to speak to the other tenant about the issue.

OK, I'm going to need some help here. What's up with the light bulb? Does the roomie not believe in lightbulbs? Is the light bulb missing? Is one light bulb fond of the fridge light and the roomie is fond of the lightbulb and gets totally jealous and just creates mad amounts of drama? Please, someone shed some light on this story!

Goodhue County Meth, Crack, and Backback Lost and Found

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  • Lost and Found Stanton TWP- 2 people on a walk found a baggie (that had 8 balls on it) with white powder inside it. If you lost your baggie of meth, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.

You are the wings beneath my wings, Deputy Whoever Filed this Report

Sheer Luck Animal Wasn't Hurt

  • Pine Island TWP- Report of a stray dog that chased a sheep through a glass door. The owner of the dog was located and agreed to pay for the damage. The sheep was not hurt.

Dog owner person, ewe did the right thing. The sheep must've been pretty scared, but alls wool that ends wool.

Even the goats don't like my puns! (maximili)
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GCSO highlights for the week of 9/28/21 to 10/4/21

Burglary:

  • Florence TWP- Report of a burglary. It was noticed when the owners found the power was out and the Security system DVR was missing.

Domestics / Disturbance/ Suspicious:

  • Wanamingo- Deputies responded to a physical domestic. One party involved was arrested.
  • Pine Island- Deputies responded to an issue between 2 tenants about a light bulb. The reporting party did not want deputies to speak to the other tenant about the issue.
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  • Mineola TWP- Report of a title not being transferred after the vehicle was sold. The new owner has done multiple gas drive-offs and has gotten numerous parking tickets- all of which the previous owner is getting notified about. If you sell a vehicle make sure you know who you are selling it to.
  • Pine Island TWP- Deputies responded to a medical call when the paramedics on scene found a baggie with a brown substance in it on the ground. The substance tested positive for meth. Both subjects on scene said they do not know where it came from. They have to say that, I think it's the law or something.
  • Pine Island- an argument between a male and female led to Deputies being called about a disturbance. Both parties said it was a verbal dispute over finances.
  • Pine Island- Deputies responded to a disturbance when an ex-Boyfriend and ex- Girlfriend were yelling at each other. The parties had separated before deputies arrived on scene.
  • Pine Island- a vehicle was keyed. The incident was caught on video and the suspect has been identified.
Wow, aggressive car keyers in Pine Island! (John Panella)
  • Zumbrota TWP- Report of illegal dumping. A load of construction material was dumped.
  • Stanton TWP- 2 people on a walk found a baggie (that had 8 balls on it) with white powder inside it. If you lost your baggie of meth, please contact the Sheriff’s Office.
  • Pine Island- a Female was removed from an apartment complex. The female was visiting one of the residents but decided to go into another apartment to shower. The owner of that apartment did not give her permission to enter her apartment or use her shower.
  • Pine Island- Report of someone cutting down a tree then leaving the tree stump and wood on their neighbor’s property. The neighbors figured out it was an issue they could work out on their own. Imagine how many problems could be solved this way?
  • Wacouta TWP- After the vehicle they were driving became stuck on a private beach, the 2 occupants of the vehicle decided to enter someone else’s Screen house. The females left on foot after being confronted. When deputies arrived, they saw alcohol and marijuana on the drivers’ seat. Deputies tried calling the registered owner but were unable to get ahold of them. The vehicle was towed at the land owners’ request.

Fraud:

WOW! This criminal is doing all the fraud! (Moussa81)
  • Welch- Report of a bad check that was issued.
  • Florence TWP- Report of a fake Go fund me being set up in the reporting party’s name. They were advised to contact Facebook/go fund me.

Theft:

  • Bellechester- a vehicle was stolen from a residence. The vehicle was recovered in Wisconsin.
  • Hay Creek TWP- Deputies responded to a theft after a male walked out on his bar tab. The suspect was located and was found to have warrants so he was arrested. On The Lam Rule #1 - Don't do things to draw attention to yourself.
  • Pine Island- A call about a female putting items in her purse. When she saw that store employees were following her, she took the items out. Deputies located the female and she was found to have warrants so she was arrested on those warrants. Lady, did you not read what I just said? On The Lam Rule #1 - Don't do things to draw attention to yourself.
  • Pine Island- a Vehicle was stolen from a gas station when the driver left it running and went into the store.
Is this gun "just laying around"? Discuss. (vasiliybudarin)
  • Belle Creek TWP- Theft of a gun from an unlocked vehicle. Please don't leave your guns lying around.
  • Warsaw TWP- Theft of a gun that was forgotten at the Wildlife Management Area. Didn't I JUST SAY not to leave your guns lying around?

Animal Complaint:

  • Pine Island TWP- Report of a stray dog that chased a sheep through a glass door. The owner of the dog was located and agreed to pay for the damage. The sheep was not hurt. You herd it here first!
Not the woolly beast from the story. He was too sheepish for a picture. (Kyslynskyy)

Traffic Stop:

    • Cannon Falls- A vehicle was stopped for going 82MPH in a 65 MPH zone. The driver was found to have warrants and was arrested. AGAIN...on lam be cool.
    • HWY 52- A TZD (Towards Zero Death) saturation led to multiple drivers being cited for going 75+ MPH.
    • Nerstrand- A driver was cited for going 79 MPH in a 60 MPH zone and for no proof of insurance.
    • Zumbrota- A driver was given a citation for failure to move over for an emergency vehicle (Ted Foss Law).
    • Goodhue- A driver was given a citation for going 75 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.
    • Goodhue- a passenger of a vehicle was given a citation for not wearing a seatbelt.
    • Dennison- a vehicle was stopped for going 80 MPH in a 55 MPH zone and 60 MPH in a 30 MPH zone. A citation was issued.
    • Zumbrota- a driver was given a citation for driving after revocation and not wearing a seatbelt.
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  • Stop arm violations- Deputies responded to multiple violations. Violations were caught on the bus cameras and the drivers were issued citations. Sorry deputy, I was late for my happy hour. (At least one of the drivers, probably)

As always, if you have a comment, complaint, or concern about something I wrote here, please let me know: james.rabe@townsquaremedia.com

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