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9:37 a.m. Theft. First Avenue N.E. An officer was dispatched for a report of a stolen log splitter. The officer arrived on scene and met with the complainant. The male party stated his splitter was taken sometime between Sunday, Nov. 12 and Monday, Nov. 13. The officer took note of the description of the splitter and the serial numbers provided by the male. The splitter was entered in as stolen by dispatch.
10:45 a.m. Stolen vehicle. Lowell Lane. An officer was dispatched for a report of a suspicious vehicle that had been parked near an abandoned trailer for three to four days. The officer arrived on scene and ran a registration check on the vehicle. Upon completion of the check, the officer discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen out of St. Cloud. The officer made contact with the St. Cloud Police Department and notified them of the vehicle. Officers were unable to reach the owner of the vehicle by phone so the vehicle was impounded. The officer completed a tow log of the vehicle and the vehicle was released to a towing company.
2:28 a.m. Domestic. 1700 Amber Ave. S. Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex for a report of an assault. Offices arrived on scene and spoke with the female victim. She stated she met a man at a bar in St. Cloud and he came back to her apartment. She stated she had interactions with this same man in the past. The female stated she became uncomfortable with statements the man had made and asked him to leave. The male party then became upset and tried to take the female’s phone and grabbed her left arm by the wrist. The female didn’t have a name for the male but provided an officer with the male’s phone number. The officer made contact with the male by phone and identified himself as a police officer. The male refused to provide identification and denied the altercation. The officer ran the phone number and received a name for the male. The incident is under investigation.
7:33 a.m. Vehicle accident. Heritage Drive/CR 1. An officer was dispatched for a motor-vehicle crash without injuries. While enroute, the officer was advised the vehicles were blocking the intersection. Before the officer arrived on scene, State Patrol arrived and moved the vehicles to a better location. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with both drivers who both stated they were uninjured. Driver 1 stated he was southbound on CR 1 and approaching the roundabout. He stated there was a larger suburban on his side. He stated this vehicle blocked his view and he didn’t see vehicle 2 as he entered the roundabout. Vehicle two was in the roundabout and intending to merge onto Heritage Drive. The crash occurred in the roundabout and caused heavy damage to the front of vehicle 2 and minor damage to the driver’s side front of vehicle 1. Photos of the damage were taken and an accident-exchange form was filled out and issued to both drivers.
7:06 p.m. Burglary. 10th Street N. Officers were dispatched for a possible burglary in progress. Officers arrived on scene and found signs of forced entry on a garage service door. Officers cleared the home and found no suspects inside. Officers then walked the homeowner through the home and found at first glance nothing had appeared to have been taken. The homeowner stated she left Nov. 16 for work around 7:30 a.m. She didn’t come home from work and stayed at a casino hotel. An officer spoke with a neighbor directly to the south who shares a backyard. The neighbor reported seeing the back door to the garage open at approximately 8:30 a.m. Nov. 17. This narrowed the time frame of the burglary to between 7:30 a.m. Nov. 16 to 8:30 a.m. Nov. 17. The incident is still under investigation.
1:55 p.m. Medical. 21 CR 120. An officer was dispatched to Walmart for a report of a 47-year-old female employee with chest pain. The officer arrived on scene and located the female in the Loss Prevention office. The female stated she was cashiering when her chest started to hurt causing her to feel like something was wrong. She continued by explaining after lifting a bag she felt a sharp pain in her chest. The officer checked her ribs and sternum area and felt nothing. The officer started the female on oxygen and chatted with her to calm her. Paramedics arrived on scene and took over the assessment. The female was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross.
8:20 a.m. Domestic. 1575 Amber Ave. S. Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex for a report of a physical altercation. Officers arrived on scene and could hear yelling in one of the apartments. Officers made entry and separated a female and a male. Upon further investigation, officers discovered the male had assaulted the female by choking her to the point she couldn’t breathe. The male was arrested and charged with domestic assault by strangulation. He was transported to the Stearns County Jail without incident.
7:22 p.m. Traffic stop. Second Street S. /CR 78. While on routine patrol, an officer stopped a vehicle for speeding. Dispatch advised the officer that the registered owner had a warrant out for her arrest. The officer made contact with the driver and identified her as the registered owner. She was placed under arrest for her warrant. She was handcuffed behind her back. Handcuffs were checked for proper fit and double locked. Collins Brothers Towing was called to remove the vehicle from the roadway. The female was transported to the Stearns County Jail without incident.
7:54 p.m. Stall. First Street N./Riverside Avenue N. An officer was dispatched for a report of a vehicle that was parked in the roadway with no lights. The officer arrived on scene and located a male party. He stated the vehicle belonged to him and it had broken down. The officer ran the man’s identification and discovered the man had a revoked license. The officer cited the male for driving after revocation. The officer then provided emergency lighting until the vehicle could be removed from the roadway.
3:32 p.m. Medical. Starlight Drive. Officers were dispatched to a male possibly seizing. Upon officer arrival, the male was sitting in a recliner with his feet elevated and was only responsive to painful stimulus. The male was groaning and moving his arms in a fluid manner, not rigid as you would see in someone actively seizing. Pulse was thready and irregular. As officers assessed the male he began to sweat heavily. Paramedics arrived on scene and officers assisted in getting the male into a stair chair and eventually onto the cot. Officers administered high flow oxygen via a non rebreather mask while on scene. Gold Cross transported the male to the St. Cloud Hospital.
5:16 p.m. Gas drive-off. 1725 Pinecone Road S. An officer was dispatched to Coborn’s for a report of a gas drive off. The officer arrived on scene and made contact with a male employee. The male stated he had observed a black Chevy Tahoe drive off after pumping $44.75 worth of gasoline. The employee was unable to give a description of the driver and only saw a partial plate. The incident is under investigation.