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12:51 a.m. Open container. Minnesota Street W/1st Avenue NW. An officer noticed a 21-year-old male from St. Cloud walking with a bottle containing what turned out to be alcohol and a soft drink mixed together. The officer cited the male for having an open container, and confiscated the bottle.
1:06 a.m. Traffic stop. College Avenue S/Callaway St. A vehicle rolled through a stop sign, and was stopped by an officer. The driver, a 22-year-old male, also had revoked plates on the vehicle. The officer advised the driver of the license-plate issue, the driver was cited and the vehicle was towed.
1:20 a.m. Open door. CR 75 E. After an alarm call to a local business, an officer discovered an open door. The officer cleared the building and was able to lock and close the door. The business was alerted.
2:53 a.m. No pay. Morningside loop. A 30-year-old male refused to pay his taxi driver. The male ran into his residence and refused to come to the door for police. A citation was issued via mail.
6:47 p.m. Crash. CR 133/ CR 75. A 42-year-old female from Avon was driving an SUV and thought she had a green light. A 22-year-old male was driving a pickup and thought he had a green light. The male did not have insurance, and police found marijuana in the pickup during the investigation. The SUV had expired registration.
11:31 p.m. Traffic stop. 12th Avenue SE/Baker Street E. A vehicle was observed traveling at 55 mph in a 45-mph zone. The driver, a 37-year-old female, was stopped and cited.
12:25 a.m. Unattended fire. Minnesota Street W. Officers watched an unattended fire, with couches around it, for a short while before approaching the residence. One tenant, a 22-year-old male from Orono, said he had just walked inside a minute earlier with his girlfriend. The male was issued a citation for the unattended fire and warned verbally for having indoor furniture outdoors, which is prohibited by city ordinance.
9:26 p.m. Dog. Minnesota Street E. A resident was concerned about a dog which runs freely through the neighborhood. The dog was not loose when police arrived, but the owner, a 47-year-old female, was made aware of the complaint.
10:18 p.m. Alarm. Birch Street W. A local business’ motion alarm brought police to the scene. The building was secure, and a keyholder was contacted.
10:19 p.m. Agency assist. CR 74. St. Joseph police assisted St. Cloud police with a pursuit on I-94. The suspect pulled off the interstate and took off on foot near the St. John’s walking bridge. The driver was located in the woods, and taken into custody by the St. Cloud Police Department.
11:14 p.m. Loud music. Able Court E. Upon arrival, police could hear the bass of music from the driveway, as well as individuals yelling inside the residence. The homeowner was contacted and advised to keep music down and guests under control. The homeowner advised police he would do just that, and police would not need to return that evening.