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4:30 pm. DWI. Second Street S. An officer observed a male driver smoking a cigarette. The officer initiated a stop on the vehicle because the driver appeared to be under 18. The officer observed an odor of marijuana. The man provided his license and admitted to having contraband in the car. A second officer arrived and a vehicle search was conducted. Officers found four small marijuana pipes and a pill bottle containing a substance that field tested positive for marijuana. The driver claimed possession of the contraband and was run through field sobriety testing. During the test the officer observed several signs of impairment. The driver was taken into custody and could be charged with fourth-DWI. He was also cited for paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
10:23 p.m. Traffic stop. Heritage Drive and Huntington Drive. An officer ran a license plate check on a passing vehicle. The officer observed that the male registered owner of the vehicle was revoked. The driver matched the description of the registered owner so the officer stopped the vehicle. The driver stated he believed the issue was taken care of. The driver didn’t have any paperwork in the vehicle proving his license was reinstated. The driver was cited.
10:49 p.m. Third Street N. Officers were dispatched for a report of three people fighting in their home. While enroute one officer located a man involved walking west on 2½ Street. The man was taken back to the scene. At the residence all parties involved were interviewed. One of the men involved was uncooperative and began walking toward an officer. The man disregarded officer’s commands and began fighting with officers. During the altercation the man swung at an officer with a closed fist. The man was cuffed and hobbled. He was later taken to Stearns County Jail and could be charged with domestic harm, obstruction and assault on a peace officer.
6:27 p.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue S. While running stationary radar on Riverside Avenue an officer observed a vehicle pass. The officer ran a license plate check and observed that the registration was expired. The officer stopped the vehicle as it pulled into a driveway. The driver admitted to not having a license but provided valid insurance for the vehicle. The officer observed an odor of marijuana and asked the driver if there was anything in the vehicle. The driver admitted to having marijuana on his person. A search of the vehicle yielded marijuana, a small amount of methamphetamine and a large amount of cash in various denominations. The cash and vehicle were seized pending an investigation. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to Stearns County Jail.
9:41 a.m. Vehicle collision. CR 120 and Pinecone Road S. An officer was dispatched for a two-vehicle crash involving no injuries. The officer arrived observed two sport utility vehicles that were involved and blocking traffic. A second officer arrived and controlled traffic while the vehicles were removed from the road. Witnesses said vehicle two was southbound on Pinecone Road and had the right of way. Vehicle one was eastbound on CR 120 and struck vehicle two after disregarding a red light. Driver of vehicle one was issued a citation with a mandatory court date for failure to drive with due care.
4:5.9 am. Medical. Officers were dispatched for a report of an elderly man who was having difficulty breathing. Officers arrived and provided oxygen. Officers then monitored the man’s condition until paramedics arrived. Officers then assisted with loading the patient for transport and securing his residence. He was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.
1:06 p.m. Traffic stop. 23rd Street S. and Pinecone Road. An officer observed a vehicle exit the roundabout and accelerate at a high rate of speed. The officer took radar of the vehicle and received a reading of 55 in a 45-mph zone. The officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle on CR 120. The officer observed the vehicle was still traveling at a high rate of speed as it turned right onto 23rd Street from Pinecone Road. The vehicle then came to a stop. The driver admitted to not having a valid license. The driver was cited for speeding and driving without a license.