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10:30 p.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue S. and Heritage Drive. While on patrol on Riverside Avenue from Minnesota Hwy. 15 an officer observed a vehicle traveling directly in front of him. This vehicle didn’t have a functioning license-plate light. The officer stopped the vehicle and identified the driver by his Minnesota ID card. The man explained he had just moved and hadn’t had time to get a license. The driver was cited for driving without a valid Minnesota license and released. The vehicle was released to a valid driver.
1:48 p.m. Warrant arrest. Hi-Vue Drive. An officer was conducting a followup at a residence on an unrelated call. The officer knocked on the door and a woman answered. The officer explained why she was present at the residence and the woman provided ID. Upon running the ID, the officer learned she had a warrant out for her arrest. This warrant was for falsely identifying herself to a peace officer. The woman said she was unaware she had a warrant but did admit to falsifying her name to another police officer. The warrant was confirmed through dispatch and then the woman was taken into custody without incident.
11:27 p.m. Traffic stop. Pinecone Road S. and Troop Drive. While on patrol on CR 120 approaching the intersection of Pinecone Road S., an officer observed a vehicle make lane changes without using a signal. The officer stopped the vehicle for the driving conduct. The driver provided the officer with an instructional permit. Because there was no valid driver in the vehicle, the officer issued the driver a citation for driving without a license. She was verbally warned for the illegal lane changes. A valid driver arrived on scene and took possession of the vehicle.
7 p.m. Shoplifter. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched for a report of a shoplifter at Walmart. Officers located a woman in the Walmart Loss Prevention Office. The woman admitted to stealing a Mountain Dew and a candy bar. Upon running the woman’s ID, officers discovered the woman had a misdemeanor warrant out for her arrest. The woman admitted to knowing about the warrant and was taken into custody. She was taken to Stearns County Jail without incident.
5:25 p.m. Medical. An officer was dispatched to first respond to a report of a 9-year-old boy who had a high temperature and was hyperventilating. Officers arrived on scene and located the patient. He had a temperature of 104 degrees F. and had been diagnosed with influenza A. The officer provided oxygen and received a medical history from the mother. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived on scene and transported the child to St. Cloud Hospital.
9:49 a.m. Vehicle crash. Heritage Drive and Huntington Drive. An officer was dispatched for a single-vehicle crash involving no injuries. When the officer arrived, a sport-utility vehicle was in the ditch. The officer confirmed with the female driver that she was uninjured and asked what happened. The driver said she was traveling east on Heritage Road and went off the road because the sun was in her eyes. The woman’s vehicle struck a fire hydrant during the accident. Andy’s Towing removed the vehicle from the ditch. City maintenance was dispatched to fix the broken hydrant.
5:10 p.m. Intoxicated person. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched for a report of an intoxicated man in the Walmart parking lot who had urinated on himself. Officers arrived and found the man in the backseat of his vehicle. The keys were not in the ignition and the vehicle was cold to the touch. The man showed immediate signs of impairment and was unable to provide officers with the name and number of someone who could pick him up. The man’s breath sample indicated he was twice the legal limit. The man was transported to the St. Cloud detox center.