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CRIME: Police: Local vandals wreck more car windows

Grand Forks police reported yet another spate of broken vehicle windows over the weekend, adding six more damaged vehicles to a list that's been growing since the beginning of the year.

Grand Forks police reported yet another spate of broken vehicle windows over the weekend, adding six more damaged vehicles to a list that's been growing since the beginning of the year.

Vandals used a BB, or pellet gun, to damage some of the windows, according to Grand Forks Lt. Rahn Farder. But in some cases, they broke windows in such a way that the windows were completely broken, suggesting the use of something other than a gun, he added.

At the end of January, there were more than 40 complaints of broken windows on vehicles and on some homes in Grand Forks. BB or pellet guns were involved in that rash of vandalism, according to police.

And over the New Year holiday, authorities in Polk and Red Lake counties said they had about 40 similar vandalism reports.

In Grand Forks, police said a witness reported seeing a "reddish-colored" car, possibly a Pontiac Grand Am, in the vicinity during one of the January incidents.

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Police continue to investigate the complaints. They ask that anyone with information contact either the Department at (701) 787-8000 or Crime Stoppers at (701) 746-1000.

Middle River,

Minn., woman

totals car

A Middle River, Minn., woman was uninjured Monday after her car was totaled along Minnesota Highway 32.

Sherry Jenson, 43, said she rear-ended a semi-trailer on her way into the city at about 7:40 p.m., but authorities said they could not find the trailer. The Minnesota State Patrol said it detected alcohol in Jenson's system.

Jenson said she was driving a 2000 Mercury Cougar northbound on Minnesota Highway 32 into Middle River when a semi-trailer in front of her braked. She ran into the semi-trailer, but it continued on, she said.

Authorities arrested Jenson after the crash Monday but have not filed charges, according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. She's expected to appear in court today.

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Accident injures Clearbrook,

Minn., teen

A teenager from Clearbrook, Minn., was injured Tuesday afternoon when he was rear-ended while driving on Minnesota Highway 92, about seven miles north of Bagley, Minn., according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Ethan Dunker, 17, suffered minor injuries in the accident but was not taken to the hospital, the report said.

Dunker and Jay Johns, also 17, Clearbrook, were both driving south on Highway 92, according to the report. Dunker slowed to make a left-hand turn and Johns rear-ended him, the report states.

- Herald staff reports

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