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Police Blotter: Costly online tractor scam reported

An individual reported Wednesday to the Stark County Sheriff's Office that he had lost around $3,000 in a scam where he had tried to purchase a tractor off of Craigslist.

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An individual reported Wednesday to the Stark County Sheriff’s Office that he had lost around $3,000 in a scam where he had tried to purchase a tractor off of Craigslist.

  • An individual said Wednesday evening that a cache of tools was taken from his truck while it was parked at Travel Inn. Capt. Dave Wilkie of the Dickinson Police Department said he estimated the loss to total around $2,000.
  • A vehicle was reported keyed at the Spur Bar Wednesday evening, with around $500 in damage. There are no suspects.
  • A 16-year-old boy was referred to juvenile court for ingestion of a controlled substance and minor in possession of tobacco Wednesday at Dickinson High School.
  • A manager of Motel 6 alerted police that he had found drug paraphernalia in a room Wednesday afternoon. After determining that it was not a controlled substance, officers had it destroyed.
  • An individual reported around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday that her ex-boyfriend broke through her windows into her apartment on the 1300 block of Mike Street. The subject admitted to the incident and said he would pay damages to management.
  • Three individuals were arrested at CHI St. Joseph’s Health Tuesday in unrelated instances. A South Dakota woman was arrested on a warrant from that state after she was taken in for unknown reasons. A Dickinson man was arrested on two Stark County warrants, and another Dickinson man was arrested on one such warrant.
  • A Dickinson woman was arrested at Stark County Courthouse around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after a Stark County Sheriff’s deputy recognized her as having a warrant for her arrest.
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