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00:34 a.m. Traffic stop. Minnesota Street W and C.R. 2. Traffic stop for violations. Driver of the vehicle did not have a Minnesota driver’s license and his driving status in California was suspended. Front-seat passenger stated she owned the vehicle and it’s registered under her mother’s name. Passenger stated she was aware the driver did not have a valid license. Citation was issued for allowing unauthorized driver.
7:58 a.m. Assist. 2nd Avenue NW and Minnesota Street W. Assisted with traffic control for medical on C.R. 51.
2:38 p.m. Found property. A college ID and a Minnesota driver’s license were found. Male student was emailed he could pick up his ID and female student was mailed her driver’s license.
9:38 p.m. Assist. C.R. 75 and C.R. 3. Assisted with traffic stop. Driver tested and arrested for DWI. Waited for vehicle to be towed. No report.
4:11 a.m. Alarm. Elm Street. Responded to a business alarm. Store-room door on the west side of the building was ajar. Manager stated they are having some issues with that door not closing properly. We were finally able to get the door to latch. Since it was very windy outside it’s possible the wind blew the door open because it was not latched.
6:49 a.m. Vehicle in the ditch. C.R. 75 and C.R. 133. Officer came across a vehicle in the center medium. Vehicle was traveling East on C.R. 75 and lost control, sliding into the medium. Driver stated she had AAA and towing was dispatched. Stood by for additional lighting.
11:21 a.m. Fire report. 1st Avenue NE. Report of loud pop and then smoke in house. Everything OK. Assisted with traffic for St. Joseph Fire Department.
11:16 a.m. Assist. Park Meadows Drive. Assisted Waite Park Police Department on an assault call. Found male walking Northbound on 2nd Avenue S. Officer stopped to talk to male who started throwing punches and kicking. Officer took male to the ground and controlled him until additional units arrived. Male was taken into custody by the Waite Park Police Department.