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Police need public's help in shot-fired incident

Man found standing on road

Police searching for suspect after attempted robbery

   FOLEY – An attempted robbery was reported April 19 at the McDonald’s in Foley.
   The Foley Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect – a slender Caucasian woman in her mid-30s, approximately 5’5” with curly dark hair. At the time, she was wearing blue jeans, a purple sweatshirt with a pink shirt underneath and sunglasses.
   The suspect entered McDonald’s at 7:20 p.m. and requested to speak with the manager.  She then told the manager to empty the safe, but the manager refused and attempted to give the female food or drinks instead. The suspect threatened to kill everyone in the store multiple times, but did not display or make any movement that she had a firearm during the incident.
   Prior to leaving on foot, the suspect joked about the threats and stated that she was a reporter. When officers arrived, they did not locate the suspect matching the description. It is believed the female may have left in a white care that was in the area.
   The Foley Police Department believes the public is not in any danger. If you have any information in regards to this incident or can identify this female, lease contact the Foley Police Department at 320-968-0800 or Benton County Dispatch at 320-968-7201.​

    SAUK RAPIDS — Authorities are looking for the public’s help, following an incident on Friday evening.
    According to Sauk Rapids Police Department release, law enforcement received a call of several gun shots heard near the 900 block of Fifth Street S, Sauk Rapids April 14 shortly after 10 p.m. Officers, responding to the call, found several shell casings in a driveway and reported one bullet struck a residence. A vehicle was reported to have driven away quickly after the gunfire. No one was injured in the incident.
    The Sauk Rapids Police Department is asking those with any information about this incident to contact them at (320) 251-9451.


   RICE – An 18-year-old man was found standing in the middle of NE River Road near 119th Street April 17, just south of Rice. Police made contact around 10:30 p.m. and the man says he was kidnapped, physically assaulted and possibly sexually assaulted.
   The victim stated he had been out walking at the southern edge of Rice when he accepted a ride from a stranger. He reported shortly after getting into the van, he was rendered unconscious and woke up sometime later, alone on the side of the road.
   The man complained of several injuries, including those consistent with being sexually assaulted. He was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
   The suspect is described as about 50 years old with a gray mustache, medium build, wearing a baseball cap, blue jean jacket and blue jean pants and may have a southern accent. The victim described the vehicle as a 2000s model full-sized van that was dark blue or purple in color and may have a partition behind the front seats.
   The Rice Police Department and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate this crime.
   Anyone who may have seen this suspect or vehicle or who has information related to this crime is urged to contact the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at 320-968-7201 or the Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 800-255-1301.