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6:04 p.m. Assist. 1st Avenue SE. Person lost balance, slid to the floor and needed help getting up. Officer had St. Joseph Fire Department assist. Person refused any medical help.
6:21 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. 17th Avenue SE. Vehicle was parked outside of caller’s house for 20 minutes, turned around, drove through a stop sign at the end of the block, then parked at other end of the block for about five minutes and headed west on 17th. Officer found vehicle parked at a friend’s house on 17th Aveue SE. No problems.
8:23 p.m. Business assist. College Avenue N. Employee forgot and only charged a customer’s credit for the other items but did not charge for the gas that customer purchased. Officer called the customer and she agreed to call and take care of it.
11:21 p.m. Suspicious activity. College Avenue S. Caller heard sounds like someone pounding on a door inside apartment and stated there had been ongoing issues with the couple. Caller stated pounding stopped, but female was in a women’s shelter last week. Officer spoke with the resident female who stated she and her husband were sleeping and had been getting along for the night. Officers separated the two and spoke with both. Female insisted they were sleeping. The apartment was in order and nothing gave the impression there had been any trouble. Officer spoke with a female in another apartment who said she also heard some pounding noise, but she said it was coming from the laundry room like someone was doing laundry and nothing sounded alarming.
7:24 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. County Road 2 near the trail. Complaint of a white van parked near a bus stop in the morning at inconsistent times. Observed this vehicle this morning. Officer stopped and identified the driver by his Minnesota driver’s license. He stated he had waited for a co-worker for four-five times in the past month.
9:36 a.m. Identify theft. Able Court E. Person had their taxes done and found someone had already filed under his Social Security number. He needed to report this through the police for IRS.
4:11 p.m. Medical assist. Baker Street E. Seven-month-old was sitting on the table and fell off and hit his head. Officer checked child over until Gold Cross and Rescue arrived. Gold Cross transported.
12:16 p.m. College Avenue N. Officer responded to an accident without injuries at the intersection of College Avenue N. and Date Street. Officer arrived on the scene and both parties were outside of the vehicles. Driver one stated she was going north on College and driver two turned into her. Driver two said driver one went around her as she was making a left-hand turn onto Date Street and they hit. Information was exchanged and photos taken of the damage.
4:20 p.m. Hit-and-run accident. 4th Avenue SE. Vehicle was parked on the street. Vehicle one backed out of the address and struck vehicle two. Vehicle one attempted to make contact with the owner according to a neighbor. Then all occupants got back into van and left. Follow-up to continue.
7:09 a.m. Hit-and-run. Iris Lane E. Vehicle hit a mailbox and left. Caller stated the mailbox is the neighbor’s across the street. Officer drove by and observed the post was destroyed as well as mailbox. Will wait for owner to call in.
9 p.m. Verbal argument. Bake Street E. Verbal argument between two. One person was leaving the parking lot and while backing up almost struck the second person. Second person admitted walking up to the vehicle and not thinking it was intentional. Both told a similar story.
5:26 p.m. Alarm complaint. 4th Avenue SE. Caller complained of hearing a house alarm going off inside a house that is for sale. Officer got in touch with the realtor who gave him the garage door code. The code did not work. Realtor advised officer to clear it and he would get it checked out.
1 p.m. Dog complaint. Callaway Street E. Woman out walking her dogs and a black lab came from another address. The dog crossed the street, put one of her two dogs’ neck in its mouth and ended up getting pulled off by its owner. Based on conversations with both owners, the lab’s owner will be sent a letter for potentially dangerous dog. The two dogs appeared to be uninjured.