If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the St. Joseph Police Department at 363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 255-1301 or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime.
6:21 a.m. Alarm. College Avenue North. Alarm call at the LaPlayette. Officers arrived and found the business secure.
12:44 p.m. Driving complaint. CR 75 and CR 133. An officer was dispatched to a complaint of a red van coming into St. Joseph on CR 133. Officers followed the vehicle and saw it cross the center line on a curve on CR 2. Officers stopped the vehicle and determined the driver was OK. The driver was warned.
7:25 a.m. Vehicle crash. CR 75 and 20th Avenue Southeast. An officer investigated a collision that had occurred earlier. The complainant said she had been rear-ended. The damage was minimal and no state report was required.
10:18 a.m. Alarm. Second Avenue Northeast. An officer was dispatched to an alarm covering the garage entry. The officer met with the owner who said it was a false alarm but the alarm company was not notified. The officer told the owner to call the alarm company in the future.
9:26 p.m.Vehicle fire. Northland Drive. An officer was dispatched to a report of a vehicle fire at Boulder Ridge Apartments. Three officers arrived and saw fire coming from under the hood and front wheels of the vehicle. Fire extinguishers were used to keep the fire from spreading to other vehicles. The St. Joseph Fire Department arrived and extinguished the fire.
1:18 a.m.False identification. College Avenue North. An intoxicated man was reported in the bathroom at Gary’s Pizza. The officer found the man alert and on the floor. The man showed a false ID and later produced a valid Minnesota driver’s license. He was taken to Stearns County Jail. He was cited for minor consumption and providing a false ID.
1:27 p.m. Blood on the driveway. Hickory Drive. An officer was dispatched for a report of blood on the driveway. The officer saw blood and bird feathers on the garage apron and on the overhead door. The officer believed a bird flew into the door and it flew off or was dragged off by another animal.
3:47 p.m. Underage consumption. College Avenue South. College of St. Benedict security reported an underage, intoxicated woman. She was issued a citation.
4:17 p.m. Intoxicated woman. College Avenue South. College of St. Benedict reported an intoxicated woman. She was issued a citation.
4:48 p.m. Loud party. Old Hwy. 52. Several officers responded to a report of a loud party. Officers saw people leaving but they estimated there were still more than 50 people at the party. The party could be heard from the street. Two renters were cited for a noise/party violation. A motorist driving on CR 75 reported someone from the party threw a bottle at his car.
5:09 p.m.. Public urination. Old Hwy. 52. While responding to a loud party, an officer noticed a man urinating in the bushes. While walking to the front of the property, the man, who was under 21, tried to flee. He was arrested and cited for minor consumption, public urination and fleeing a police officer.
8:55 p.m. Deer hit by car. CR 2 and Minnesota Street West. A motorist reported he struck a deer while driving south on CR 2 just north of Minnesota Street W. There was severe damage to the car but it was drivable. The officer could not locate the deer.
4:01 a.m. Gun complaint. 11th Avenue North, Waite Park. An officer assisted Waite Park police with a gun complaint. The St. Joseph officer assisted with setting up a perimeter. While the Waite Park officers were busy, the St. Joseph officer assisted with medical treatment and then arrested the victim on an outstanding warrant and transported him to Stearns County Jail.