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2:23 p.m. Theft. Walmart. An adult male was witnessed attempting to leave the store with unpaid merchandise. The male was found to have an active arrest warrant. He was transported to the Stearns County jail without incident.
7:39 p.m. Juvenile problem. 2nd Street S. A complaint was made regarding a group of juveniles yelling outside. An officer located the group and found they were playing loudly. They agreed to keep the yelling down.
4:42 p.m. Person assist. 2nd Avenue NE. A report was made regarding an elderly male who had fallen and was unable to stand. Officers assisted his wife in lifting him to his chair. No further assistance was needed.
5:24 p.m. Driving complaint. Pinecone Road. A complaint was made regarding a driver’s actions. Officers were able to locate the driver from the given license plate. The driver stated he was in the area but wasn’t aware of any inappropriate driving. The officers spoke to him regarding the complaints.
9:21 a.m. Stalled vehicle. CR 1. A vehicle was stalled in the roadway. An officer contacted a tow company to remove the vehicle and remained on the scene, providing safety lights until it was removed.
11:10 a.m. Verbal. 2nd Avenue N. A report was made regarding an adult male and an adult female arguing. Officers arrived and found both parties had already calmed down and they stated they needed no assistance.
12:54 a.m. Suspicious person. 19th Avenue N. A complaint was made regarding an intoxicated male yelling outside a residence. Officers arrived and located the male lying on the front steps of a residence. The male was found to be intoxicated and injured from his car crash in the area. He was placed under arrest without incident.
1:40 a.m. Suspicious activity. CR 120. A report was made regarding gunshots in the area. Officers located two juveniles walking through a parking lot. They admitted to being at a fire at a residence and throwing aerosal cans in the fire, causing the noise. They were both issued citations for curfew.
9:25 a.m. Motorist assist. 22nd Street S. An adult female requested assistance in unlocking her vehicle. An officer was able to unlock her vehicle without incident.
3:31 p.m. Burning. 17th Street N. A complaint was made regarding an outdoor fire coming from a residence. Officers spoke to the resident regarding the weather and the resident agreed to put the fire out.
4:33 a.m. Burglary. 7th Avenue N. A report was made regarding a home burglary sometime during the night, while the residents were sleeping. Officers arrived and cleared the residence. Multiple items were reported stolen.
5:53 p.m. Grass fire. 360th Street, St. Wendel Twp. Residents reported a fire burning uncontrolled in the northern ditch of the street. The St. Stephen Fire Department responded and was able to contain the fire quickly. The source of the fire is undetermined.
9:14 a.m. Fire. CR 118, Brockway Twp. Approximately 200 hay bales were reportedly on fire. The St. Stephen fire department responded, with assistance from Sartell, St. Joseph, Holdingford and Rice fire departments.
5:23 p.m. Injury crash. CR 1, Brockway Twp. The Stearns County sheriff’s office, along with the St. Stephen Fire Department and Gold Cross responded after a vehicle, driven by a 35-year-old male from Minneapolis, went into the ditch. The man was cited for giving a false name to a police officer and having a suspended driver’s license. He was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital.