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12:11 a.m. Underage consumption. College Avenue S. Police arrived to a call of an intoxicated male. The male admitted to drinking alcohol and being underage. A field blood-alcohol test was administered, with a result of .265. The male was released to a sober friend.
4:46 a.m. Assault. Minnesota Street E. A man approached police, and said he was walking on the sidewalk when a gray car drove past him and someone threw a glass bottle out the window. He said the glass bottle struck him in the shin. The officer observed a one-inch-long cut on his shin. Gold Cross was called to bandage the wound. Police could not find pieces of a broken beer bottle in the mentioned area.
3:34 p.m. Shoplifting. College Avenue S. A 65-year-old man was caught shoplifting and police were called. Police were able to talk the man into paying for the product. He agreed to not return to the premises.
3:52 p.m. Dog at large. Jasmine Lane. An officer found a dog with a collar, but without tags. The owner was located and warned about the issue, and the dog was returned.
1:07 a.m. Suspicious smell. 4th Avenue S. A woman reported a suspicious smell but could not tell where it was coming from. Police also could not locate the smell.
7:24 p.m. Medical. College Avenue S. A 21-year-old female was experiencing chest pain. After police and Gold Cross arrived, the chest pain subsided.
7:51 p.m. Noise. Old Hwy 52. When police arrived, loud music and a large crowd of people were observed at the location. The resident, a 21-year-old male, was warned to keep the crowd in control. No keg was on site, but other alcohol products were.
12:52 a.m. Intoxicated male. Minnesota Street W. A male was becoming belligerently drunk at a local bar. Police found the suspect, a 22-year-old male from Brainerd, being watched by a few people outside the the building. The man called his girlfriend, who took him home.
12:28 a.m. Minor consumption. 2nd Avenue NW/Minnesota Street W. Four males were walking down the street, and an officer noticed one had an open beer. The males were stopped, and all admitted to being underage and drinking. All had their blood-alcohol level tested, and were issued citations for minor consumption. The one with the open container also received a verbal warning.