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Police report preview - Feb. 9 to Feb. 15

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Hastings Star Gazette
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Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

Here is this week's police report preview. The entire report can be found on Page 4A of this week's print edition.

• A shoplifter was caught at a store in the 1700 block of Frontage Road at 10:54 a.m. on Feb. 13.

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The man had concealed a shirt and left the store.

The suspect had just been released from the Dakota County Jail the day before. He was arrested and taken back to jail.

• A disorderly patron at a bar in the 100 block of 11th Street attempted to fight with a bartender before being escorted out of the bar. The call came in at 9:11 p.m. on Feb. 14. According to police, the man was yelling at other customers to have a drink with him, and was using vulgar language.

When he was escorted out, he grabbed a photo on the wall and broke it.

The man fled on foot when approached by officers. A Dakota County Sheriff's Office sergeant located the man behind a nearby gas station. He was arrested for fleeing a peace officer on foot, disorderly conduct and damage to property.

• Officers received the report of a loud noise coming from a room in the 300 block of 33rd Street. Officers responded and cited three males for the underage consumption of alcohol.

The call came in at 3:56 a.m. on Feb. 15.

The three admitted to smoking cigars, smoking from a hookah pipe and consuming alcohol.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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