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11:41 p.m. Traffic stop. Benton Drive and Second Street N. While patrolling the east side, an officer observed a vehicle pass by. The officer observed a suspended object dangling from the rearview mirror. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. During the stop, the officer smelled marijuana. While searching the vehicle, the officer found a small baggie containing marijuana and a pipe. The driver was cited for possession and released.
4:08 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 33 and Minnesota Hwy. 15. While on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle traveling in reverse at CR 1 and Hwy. 15. The officer initiated a stop. The driver gave the officer an expired insurance card. The officer also ran the driver and discovered she was revoked. While speaking with the female driver, the officer detected an odor of unburned marijuana. The officer explained this observation to the driver and asked if there was anything in the vehicle. The driver stated there was not. The officer searched the vehicle and in the center console found a cigarette pack containing a green leafy substance. The officer field tested the substance and confirmed it was marijuana. The woman was cited for possession, no insurance and driving while suspended. The vehicle was released to a valid driver.
8:18 a.m. Medical. Le Sauk Township. An officer was dispatched to aid a woman who had fallen and hit her head. Upon arrival, the officer found the patient outside. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived and transported the woman to St. Cloud Hospital.
3:09 a.m. Suspicious persons. Heritage Drive. While on patrol, an officer observed three people dressed in light clothing. Because of recent burglaries in the area, the officer tried to contact the people. As the officer turned around, he observed two people run toward a residence and they were behind the residence before the officer was able to exit his squad. The officer spoke with the third party who didn’t run. The boy stated he and his friends were walking to another friend’s house. He was unsure why his friends ran. The officer contacted the other two juveniles. The officer met with the mother of one of them. The juveniles said they ran because they were scared. The officer educated them on why it is not a good idea to run from the police. They were also warned for violating curfew.
1:41 a.m. Open door. Second Street S. While routinely checking to make sure businesses in the city were secure, an officer found an unlocked door. The officer called backup to assist and then cleared the building. No one was found inside and everything appeared in order. The officer contacted a key holder, who arrived on scene and secured the door.
2:31 p.m. Medical. Seventh Street N. and Seventh Avenue N. While on patrol on Seventh Street N., an officer observed a girl next to a bike on the walking path who was holding her chest and appeared to be having a hard time breathing. The officer stopped and spoke with the child. The girl stated she believed she was having an asthma attack. The officer provided high-flow oxygen and radioed for paramedics. Gold Cross arrived on scene and took over care.
6:14 p.m. DWI. Pinecone Road S. Officers were dispatched to a business for a report of an intoxicated man who was disturbing customers. Officers arrived on scene and met with the man and store employees. The man smelled strongly of alcohol and had difficulty standing without swaying. The man was evasive with officers but eventually admitted to driving to the store. Officers performed field sobriety testing and the man was unable to pass any tests. The man was placed under arrest and charged with third-degree driving while intoxicated. He was transported to the Stearns County Jail without incident.
12:49 a.m. Assist person. 10th Avenue N. An officer was dispatched for a report of a woman who was stuck in an elevator. The officer arrived and contacted the woman through an intercom to ensure she was OK. The officer then was able to reset the elevator power switch and the door opened allowing the woman out.
5:38 p.m. DWI. Third Street S. Officers were dispatched to a driving complaint in the 400 block of Third Street S. Officers located the vehicle in an open garage under an apartment complex. Officers observed a female driver exit the vehicle and attempted to make contact. While speaking with officers, the woman showed obvious signs of impairment. Officers ran the woman through field sobriety testing. The woman was placed under arrest and charged with third-degree driving while intoxicated.