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6:27 a.m. Traffic stop. 600 Black Riverside Avenue S. While southbound on Riverside Avenue an officer observed a vehicle that appeared to be traveling over the posted speed limit. The officer activated his front-facing radar and received a reading higher than the posted speed. The officer conducted a stop on the driver for the violation. Upon speaking with the driver the officer learned the registration on the vehicle was expired as of January 2018. The officer returned to his squad and through further investigation learned that the woman had been stopped for expired registration before. He released the driver after issuing her a citation for expired registration.
11:35 p.m. Shoplifter. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched to Walmart for a report of a woman who had stolen cosmetic items. Officers were advised she had left the area in a vehicle. Officers arrived and observed the suspect vehicle. An officer stoped the vehicle as it entered Jimmy John’s parking lot. The officer made contact with the female driver, who matched the description of the suspect. The woman admitted to being in Walmart but stated she didn’t steal anything. The officer observed a leopard print bag on the floor board of the vehicle. The officer was given consent to search the bag and located cosmetic items matching those listed in the complaint. The woman admitted the items were stolen and that it was a bad decision. The woman was released after being trespassed from Walmart and cited for misdemeanor theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.
8:25 a.m. Medical. An officer was dispatched for a report of a 72-year-old man who had fallen. The officer arrived and found the man on the floor. The officer could hear a rattle coming from his chest and observed him breathing hard. The officer started the man on oxygen and monitored him until Gold Cross arrived. The officer then assisted with loading the patient for transport to St. Cloud Hospital.
3:14 p.m. Domestic. 17 Street S. Officers were dispatched for a domestic in progress. Officers were advised that a woman had assaulted a man inside the residence and was last seen outside the residence. An officer arrived and found he woman outside. The officer observed the woman was extremely intoxicated. The officer met with the victim and a witness, both of whom stated the woman hit and kicked the victim multiple times. The officer arrested the woman. She was transported to Stearns County Jail to be booked on a charge of misdemeanor domestic assault.
2:59 p.m. Suicidal. Officers were dispatched for a report of a girl who was having thoughts of suicide. Officers learned the girl had locked herself in the bathroom with a small kitchen knife. Officers were able to make entry and observed the girl had the knife in her right hand. Officers asked her to drop the knife and she did. An officer then spoke with the child while a second officer met with the mother. Through both interviews officers decided it was best to have the child evaluated at St. Cloud Hospital. She was transported without incident.
10:10 a.m. Parking violation. 815 10 Avenue N. While on scene for an unrelated call an officer observed a vehicle parked in the fire lane right near the front door. The vehicle was parked for at least 20 minutes while the officer was on scene and no one was around to move it. The officer issued a citation to the registered owner and placed it on the vehicle.
11:58 a.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue N. An officer observed a vehicle traveling on Riverside Avenue that was not displaying a front plate. The officer initiated a stop on the vehicle for the violation. Upon speaking with the driver the officer observed the plate on the dash, behind the windshield. When the officer asked for proof of insurance on the vehicle the driver provided a card showing the policy expired in 2017. The officer issued the driver a citation charging him with the equipment violation and no proof of insurance.