In the local crime report from the Grand Rapids Police Department:

  • On Friday February 7th a retail outlet on 29th Street SE reported an adult female in the lavatory getting high off of an aerosol spray can. When law enforcement arrived and located the suspect she was standing in a stall, the empty can in there with her. She didn’t respond to questions asked by the officer and appeared disoriented. She was cited for theft of the can of spray, given a no trespassing order and left the store with her guardian.
  • Also on Friday a convenience store on 4th Street NE reported an adult female shoplifting suspect had returned to the store and was stealing items again. When law enforcement arrived she was outside and took off running despite being told to stop. The officer ran after her, and a nearby Sheriffs Deputy assisted. The suspect was apprehended and handcuffed after a struggle. After reviewing video surveillance footage it appeared she would stuff her pockets full of “power bars” and then pay for a drink with an EBT card. The store manager stated there was at least $66 worth of merchandise taken.
  • A three car hit and run auto accident occurred Friday on Pokegama Avenue North. The first vehicle in line stopped, the second managed to stop also; however the third didn’t and struck the second forcing it into the first in line. The third vehicle then left the scene without leaving contact information. Under investigation.
  • A homeowner reported some of her prescription medications had been stolen on Friday. She said she had a renter that recently left and while she was cleaning out his room she found some of her pills in his room. There is a suspect. Under investigation.
  • A two vehicle accident occurred Saturday February 8th on Pokegama Avenue North at 3rd Street. There were no injuries; however one driver received a citation for running the red light, thereby causing the accident.
  • On Sunday February 9th a patron of a car wash on 4th Street NW reported they had witnessed a pickup truck with a trailer hit a concrete post in the stall damaging it and leave the scene. Estimated cost of repairs was between $500 & $1000. An alert was issued and the vehicle was located in Carlton County, stopped and their information taken and forwarded to GRPD. The suspect stated that there wasn’t anyone around when the accident occurred so he just left. Under investigation.
  • A resident of 2nd Avenue SE reported on Sunday his home had been vandalized. It appeared someone threw several eggs at the home, causing a mess. The homeowner said he suspected his neighbor’s daughter. No dollar value on the damages and the incident is under investigation.