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Bogus Shooting Reports

PRESS RELEASE
Grand Rapids Police Department

POLICE INVESTIGATING BOGUS SHOOTING CALLS

[Grand Rapids, MN] The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating telephone calls made to Grand Rapids businesses in which the caller reports that someone has been shot in the parking lot behind the business. On the night of March 20th, between 11:34 PM and 11:46 PM, local businesses, including Country Inn and Suites, Holiday, M&H, and Grand Itasca Hospital and Clinic received telephone calls from a male caller. The male caller told the businesses that he wanted them to call 9-1-1 to report that someone had been shot behind their business. The caller said he could not call 9-1-1 himself because the “9” on his cell phone was broken.

When officers responded to each business, they discovered that there was nobody behind the business and there had been no shooting. “It is against the law to report a false crime. We are currently investigating this and when we find the person responsible they will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law” said Grand Rapids Assistant Chief Steve Schaar.

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Greenway School Threat Investigated

Writing on a bathroom wall sent Greenway Schools into a soft-lockdown Friday. According to a release from the district, a message was discovered on a bathroom wall about 10:30.
Students were placed into a soft lockdown. At 1:30pm, after a thorough investigation, the situation was determined to be safe and the school day resumed.
Superintendent David Pace thanked law enforcement for their swift action and the community of parents, staff, and students for their patience.

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Grand Rapids Shooting Prank Call

A 9-1-1 call Friday afternoon claiming “a school shooting” sent authorities to all Grand Rapids school buildings. The caller did not name a school, so authorities checked all buildings for any disturbance.
Forest Lake, Murphy, Southwest, Robert J Elkington, and the Grand Rapids High School were all checked and eliminated.
The call reportedly came from a cell tower in northwest section of Grand Rapids.
Video from the high school is being viewed. There are no suspects, but the incident is under investigation.

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Three Arrested after High Speed Chase Through Grand Rapids

Three people were arrested after a high speed chase through Grand Rapids on Thursday afternoon.
An Itasca County Sheriff’s Deputy and Grand Rapids Police attempted to make a traffic stop, suspecting the occupants of a vehicle were involved in an attempted burglary south of Grand Rapids. At the intersection of Highways 2 and 169, officers attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle sped away, traveling west on Highway 2 to Cohasset. The suspect vehicle then turned south on County Road 62, west on County Road 63, and north on Highway 6. When the vehicle turned north on Highway 6. Itasca County Sheriff’s deputies deployed tire deflation spikes. As the tires deflated, the vehicle slowed down to 70 miles an hour and the driver lost control. Three people, including the driver, were taken into custody.
Suspects were seen throwing items from the vehicle at a number of locations. Law enforcement found the items. Charges are expected

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