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4:55 a.m. Vandalism. Dale Street E. An officer found the portable toilet in the park knocked over. The issue was reported to maintenance.
8:43 a.m. Theft. Second Avenue NW. A man reported his license tab had been removed from his plate, apparently with a knife. The tab was entered as stolen.
8:22 a.m. Fire. First Avenue SE. An electrical outlet fire was reported at Little Saints Academy. The fire was out when the officer arrived. The fire department removed the outlet and city maintenance repaired it.
5:22 p.m. Ordinance violation. Second Avenue NW. An officer observed furniture around a fire pit. The officer advised the renter and others to take the furniture back in the garage or house. They were also given a warning to clean up.
1:31 p.m. Ordinance violation. College Avenue N. An officer noticed empty beer cases and cans in the yard. The address was also the scene of a party the night before. The renter was cited for the ordinance violation.
1:48 p.m. Ordinance violation. Elm Street E. An officer observed empty beer cans, glass and plastic bottles as well as other garbage and debris in the yard. The renter was issued a citation for the offense.
2:03 p.m. Ordinance violation. College Avenue N. An officer found cans, bottles, plastic bags, plastic cups and burned beer cans scattered in the yard. There was a keg near the back door. The officer contacted a man sleeping in a pickup and he told the officer to speak to the residents. A man answered the door and told the officer they have a keg cooler for personal use. The officer took the keg for evidence and issued a citation for the garbage.