Public assistance. A deputy helped a resident on St. Croix Trail get into his home after he’d locked himself out.
Motorist assistance. A wheel fell off a vehicle in a difficult spot on Manning Avenue north of 70th Street. A deputy waited on the scene with his lights on until a tow truck came.
Neighbor complaint. Snowmobile tracks were reported through a yard in the 14000 block of Ferrara Avenue. A deputy checked with the parents of a juvenile neighbor who said their son didn’t do it but another neighbor’s child might have.
Theft. A snowman was stolen off the front porch of a home in the 5000 block of 128th Street.
Family assistance. A deputy helped persuade a 10-year-old boy to get into his mother’s vehicle after he had steadfastly refused to in the 14000 block of Victor Hugo Boulevard.
Snowmobile violation. A snowmobiler was given a written warning after a deputy observed him drive across the road at a red light in the area of 140th Street and Forest Boulevard.
Animal concern. Three cows were reported in the road in the area of 33rd Street and Klondike Avenue. Authorities contacted the owner, who said he’d get them back into their pen.