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4:25 p.m. Found property. College Avenue N. A license, debit card and other personal items were turned into police. Police made contact with the owner, but were asked to shred the items as they had already been replaced.
10:10 p.m. Agency assist. CR 75, east of St. Joseph. A pick-up truck driven by a 21-year-old female from Big Lake was traveling east, hauling a treadmill. The treadmill fell out of the bed of the pick-up. One vehicle behind the pick-up was able to avoid the treadmill, but a car driven by a 19-year-old female from Grand Rapids struck the item. The car did sustain some damage.
12:46 p.m. Escort. CR 75 W/1st Avenue NW. The county had issued a warrant for the arrest of a 57-year-old female from St. Joseph. Police were able to locate her, very intoxicated and walking. She was transported to the Stearns County Jail.
1:11 p.m. Suspicious activity. 15th Avenue NE. A St. Cloud resident received a fraudulent phone call while working in St. Joseph. The call stated the person was committing fraud against the IRS, and threatened the person with jail.
10:53 a.m. Agency assist. 2nd Avenue S., Waite Park. An officer was called to Waite Park to assist a Waite Park police officer for safety reasons.
6:11 p.m. Traffic stop. Northland Drive/Cedar Street E. An off-duty Cold Spring police officer observed a vehicle headed north swerving all over CR 2. The car was driven by a 36-year-old male from St. Joseph. The off-duty officer contacted dispatch to ask for a patrol car to stop the vehicle. A St. Joseph police officer responded, and the male admitted to using his cell phone and reading while driving. He was cited for failure to exercise due care.