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1:12 a.m. Assistance. Third Street N and 7th Avenue N. Juvenile male was on a bike after curfew. Officer requested assistance with transporting the bike to the juvenile’s residence. He had no way of transporting it himself.
6:01 p.m. Complaint. Northland Drive. Report of several four-wheelers on private property. By the time officer arrived the vehicles were gone.
5:23 a.m. Alarm. 15th Avenue NE. Responded to an alarm at business. Officer arrived and was flagged down by an employee. Employee stated he went in the wrong door and set off the alarm. He could not remember the code to shut off the alarm so he had to run back out to his truck to get his wallet to get the code.
11:29 a.m. Vandalism. County Road 75 E. Graffiti found on the back of the St. Joseph Business Center sign. Photos taken. An estimate to fix the sign will be sought.
3:09 p.m. Counterfeit bill. Elm Street E. The Central Minnesota Credit Union reported someone brought in a counterfeit $100 bill. It was brought in by a party who requested it be checked because it did not look right. The party found the bill at the Lions Park in Rockville, Minn.
6:45 p.m. Property damage. College Avenue S. St. Ben’s security reported two of their security vehicles each had two tires slashed while parked in front of the security office between 10:40 and 10:50 p.m. Estimated cost to replace tires is $800.
7:40 p.m. 911 open call. College Avenue S. 911 received a call with no conversation and TV in background. Resident stated he had just gotten a new phone and was trying to figure it out. No problems.
9:16 p.m. Welfare check. College Avenue N. Female having a mental breakdown related to school and Facebook. From what officer could determine she had posted items on Facebook that were not well received. She was talking very fast and not making much sense. She tried on several occasions to give the officer her cell phone because she thought someone had bugged it. She finally agreed to go to the hospital with her boyfriend. Officer had boyfriend follow him to the hospital where she checked herself in. He contacted her parents who were already en route because they had spoken to her earlier and were concerned.
5:37 p.m. Welfare check. Elm Street E. Caller reported a very jittery female next to a car in a handicapped stall. Several customers commented on her behavior. Caller agreed to go check on her and wait for officer to arrive. Someone showed up with jumper cables to assist her. When officer showed up, she had gone.
9:05 p.m. Public urination. Minnesota Street W. While standing outside the police station, officer noticed male walk out the back of a bar. He walked to the side of another business and started to urinate. Officer approached him and when he finished he looked at the officer and said he was sorry and zipped his pants. He was issued a citation.
5:01 a.m. Open door. 15th Avenue NE. While doing door checks officer found the front door of the business open. He checked the office area and it was clear. The warehouse was cleared with the assistance of another officer. No sign of forced entry.