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3:11 a.m. Unwanted person. 26 Birch St. W. An officer was dispatched to the above address for an unwanted person in her home. The female reported she got up to make popcorn and found a male sleeping on her couch. Upon approach, the officer made contact with the male who was identified by his Minnesota driver’s license and was extremely intoxicated. The male suspect was escorted out of the home into the squad car but tried to escape. The officer arrested the suspect for disruptive intoxication.
12:02 a.m. Underage consumption. 109 Minnesota St. W. Officers conducted a bar check at Sal’s Bar. Officers stopped a male suspect who came out the back door of the bar, asked for his identification and noted he was under the legal drinking age. He blew a breathalyzer of 0.17. A citation was issued for minor consumption.
12:09 a.m. Underage consumption. 109 Minnesota St. W. While on bar checks, an officer spotted a male leaving the back door of a bar and asked for his ID. Suspect stated he did not have one and was thus escorted to the officer’s squad car. When the officer asked for the the male suspects ID again, he produced his valid Minnesota driver’s license which stated he was under 21. The officer confiscated his fake Wyoming driver’s license. He blew a breathalyzer of 0.243. The officer issued a citation for minor consumption and fake ID. Suspect was arrested and transported to jail without incident.
7:01 p.m. Dog bite. 700 College Ave. S. A male victim flagged down an officer stating he was out for a run earlier that evening and was bitten by a dog in front of the Wilshire Apartments. The victim did not stop at the time as he did not believe he skin to be broken. When he later checked his leg, he discovered puncture wounds to his calf. At the time of the incident, the dog was on a leash and the person holding the dog was visiting with another person who was in a jeep. The victim believed the dog to be a white pitbull of medium height. Nothing further at this time.