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1:58 p.m. Dispute. 910 Baker St. E. Officer met with complainant who stated her neighbor’s husband had taken her car keys because she had his clothes iron. The officer spoke with the suspect’s wife and both denied he had the key. The complainant stated another one of her neighbors saw the suspect take the key even though that neighbor stated she did not see him take the key. The officer advised the suspect to return the key if he did have it, even if it was after the officer left. He again denied having the key.
8:52 p.m. Speed. Minnesota Street/College Avenue. While traveling westbound on Minnesota Street by Eighth avenue SE, an officer spotted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer activated the radar unit in his squad car and indicated a reading of 44 mph in a 30-mph zone. The officer activated his lights and stopped the car. The driver stated he always thought the speed limit was 40 mph in that zone. A citation for speed was issued. The radar had been checked prior to the start of his shift and after the stop; it was found to be working properly.
1:02 a.m. Traffic violation. CR 133/Elm St. E. While on patrol, an officer stopped in the turn lane on CR 75 waiting to make a left turn onto CR 133. The officer spotted a vehicle in front of him drive around the vehicle in front of him and turn left on a red arrow. The turn signal turned green as he was in the middle of the intersection. The officer activated his emergency lights and stopped the vehicle. The driver was IDed by his Minnesota driver’s license. The driver stated he was sitting there for roughly 10 minutes and decided to make the turn. When he saw the police officer, it was ‘the perfect storm.’ The officer issued a citation for semaphore violation.
3:27 a.m. Expired registration. CR 75/12th Avenue N.E. While on routine patrol, by College Avenue N., an officer spotted a vehicle with expired registration. The officer activated his emergency lights and stopped the vehicle. The driver stated he had just gotten a citation from the Waite Park Police Department the other day but did not have it on him. Thus, the officer issued him another citation for expired registration.