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1:52 a.m. Driving while intoxicated. Second Avenue NE. Officers were dispatched for an impaired driver who had crashed a vehicle into the complainant’s yard. Officers observed a woman yelling at the vehicle. Officers decided the woman was obviously impaired. While talking with the officer, the woman admitted to drinking and driving. Officers ran the woman through field sobriety testing and she was unable to pass any test. The woman was arrested and could be charged with third-degree DWI after providing a breath sample indicating she was almost three times the legal limit. The woman was taken to Benton County Jail and the vehicle was towed.
8:20 p.m. Shoplifter. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched to Walmart for a female shoplifter. An officer met with a Walmart loss-prevention employee. The employee stated the woman had attempted to steal approximately $40 worth of merchandise. The woman had also trespassed in January 2018 for shoplifting. The officer contacted the woman and advised her she would be placed under arrest for trespassing. She was taken into custody without incident and cited for shoplifting.
10:43 a.m. Theft from vehicle. Eighth Street N. An officer was dispatched to a residence after a theft from a vehicle sometime during the night. The officer met with the complainant. She stated she had parked her vehicle outside in the driveway overnight and had not locked it. The complainant’s mother reported at approximately 11 p.m. she had observed the interior dome light on. The woman said when she got in the vehicle to go to work, she observed several items missing, totaling $161. The officer completed a theft form.
1:46 p.m. Vehicle collision. Second Street S. and CR 78. An officer was dispatched for a two-vehicle collision. The officer met with both drivers, who confirmed there were no injuries. Driver of vehicle one stated she was on CR 78 in the turn lane to go east across the bridge when she observed a vehicle blow a red light at the intersection of CR 78 and Second Street S. She then yielded for the vehicle and was struck from behind. Driver of vehicle two stated he was directly behind vehicle one and was watching for traffic coming through the intersection. He struck vehicle one because he had not seen it come to a stop. While conducting the investigation, the officer learned the driver of vehicle one didn’t have insurance. The officer issued driver one a citation for no proof of insurance. He then completed an accident exchange form and issued it to both drivers.
9:46 p.m. Vehicle in the ditch. Second Street S. and Pinecone Road S. An officer was advised by a city maintenance worker that a vehicle was off the roadway near the Blue Line Bar. An officer arrived on scene and met with three men who were in the vehicle when it went off the road. One of the men stated he was the driver and didn’t have a valid license. The officer confirmed this through dispatch. The vehicle was towed to the man’s residence in St. Cloud. The officer released the driver after issuing him a citation for driving without a license.
10:36 a.m. Medical. 21 CR 120. An officer was dispatched to Walmart for a report of a man possibly having a seizure. The officer met with the man in the general-merchandise entrance. The officer observed the man was hyperventilating and stated he was having a panic attack. The officer provided oxygen and monitored the man’s condition until Gold Cross Ambulance arrived. The man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital.
9:45 a.m. Traffic stop. Benton Drive and First Street NE An officer running stationary radar eastbound on the Sartell Bridge observed a vehicle approach from the rear at a high rate of speed. The officer’s radar indicated the vehicle was traveling 50 mph in a posted 30-mph zone. The officer stopped the vehicle. The driver admitted she didn’t know the speed limit and didn’t know how fast she was traveling. She provided her driver’s license and proof of insurance. The driver was released after being issued a citation for speed.