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8:07 a.m. Welfare check. 4th Avenue NE. Report of improperly dressed male in a long-sleeved shirt and jeans walking outside improperly dressed in 6-below F. weather. Last seen walking westbound on County Road 75 from Caseys. He said he was looking for Margeritaville. Checked area with no contact. Also checked Margeritaville and no male had shown up there.
12:53 p.m. Assisted with traffic control at 10th Avenue S. and 1st Street S., Waite Park due to suicidal male. We cleared once the subject was secured.
13:51 p.m. Expired credit card declined. Escorted customer from gas station at College Avenue N. to his residence to get a check to pay. All turned out OK.
18:05 p.m. Firefighters had received a call about a gas smell on Minnesota Street. Stood by until St. Joseph Fire Department arrived.
12:53 p.m. Welfare check. 2nd Avenue NE. Resident stated her phone was off the hook and she would be calling her daughter to let her know she was OK.
00:39 a.m. Traffic stop. County road 121. Transported male to jail because of felony warrants and turned vehicle over to father.
22:37 p.m. Traffic stop. Clearwater road and 22nd street. Stopped a vehicle for speed. Smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. After investigation, the right rear passenger admitted he had marijuana on him and gave it to officer. Officer asked passenger to step out of the vehicle and he also gave the officer a pipe. Issued a citation for possession of small amount on a person and for possession of drug paraphernalia.
15:33 p.m. Landlord inspection. College Avenue N. Resident called about her landlord removing her items from the property. Advised resident to try to work this out with landlord or with a civil attorney.
2:50 p.m. Suspicious person. Date Street W. Caller stated she woke up to someone outside of her bedroom yelling in a language she could not understand. Officer checked the area and was unable to locate anyone.
20:10 p.m. Verbal domestic. College Avenue S. Female stated she and her husband have been arguing a lot lately. She stated there had been some mutual pushing and shoving but no punches were thrown. She stated they have been getting mixed up in the apartment complex drama and they need to get out of it because it’s making them fight. Officer advised that sounded like a good idea. She did not wish to press charges and husband left to run errands and cool off. She will call if things do not improve.
2:16 p.m. Property damage. Fifth Avenue NW. Responded to a call about an intoxicated male who had caused some property damage to a vehicle in the driveway. Male was arrested for criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct and transported to jail.
14:48 p.m. Dog complaint. College Avenue S. Complaint of a barking dog in an apartment. Officer heard two dogs barking, Complaint dogs are barking at all hours and have no license. No answer and officer tried to make contact several times. Officer was finally able to make contact and explained a business card means to call back not to just tuck it away. Dog owner will call the office and the city office for a dog license.