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10:53 p.m. Underage consumption. College Avenue S./Baker Street E. Officer observed male carrying open container coming into a designated drinking area. Contacted male and found he was under 21. Officer administered breathalyzer which read .248. Issued citation for underage consumption.
10:54 p.m. Intoxicated female. College Avenue N. Officer met with intoxicated female who was waiting for her boyfriend at her car but had fallen. After making several attempts to contact her boyfriend, he did not answer. Officer spoke in length with female who said she was extremely tired but would be fine to walk back to concert area to find him. Female appeared OK.
11:01 p.m. Missing person. 1st Avenue NE/Minnesota Street E. Caller reported 59-year-old vulnerable adult male had not been seen since just before the fireworks when he left to use the restroom. He was found a short time later and turned over to his guardian.
11:45 p.m. Fight. 1st Avenue NW. Responded to a fight in the parking lot of a downtown business. A 29-year-old male had an argument with his girlfriend and another 34-year-old male stepped into defend the female. First male threw a swing at the second male and missed. Second male threw a punch back and connected. Both parties chose not to pursue the matter and left in separate directions.
12:53 a.m. Domestic. College Avenue S/Minnesota Street E. Officers arrived on scene of assault that occurred in the 200 block. A 24-year-old Sauk Rapids female victim was lying on ground unresponsive but breathing. Several officers were attending to victim at this time. One officer received a description of the suspect from a witness at the scene who stated suspect ran to St. Ben’s campus. Perimeter was set up around campus. Officer was later advised by radio that state patrol had 28-year-old St. Cloud suspect in custody. Officers spoke and obtained two statements from witnesses who assisted in capturing the suspect. Transported suspect back to scene where victim had already been transported by ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital. Two additional witnesses at scene identified suspect through patrol car window. Suspect was arrested and transported to Stearns County Jail. Suspect was charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault.
8:04 p.m. Found property. 4th Avenue NE. A black purse and contents was turned over to St. Joseph Fire Department members. Contents included bug spray and a wooden nickel from a fast-food restaurant. Also turned over was a black cell phone which was dead so no owner information available. Unknown if both belong to same owner. Items were tagged and placed in property room of St. Joseph Police Department.
8:05 p.m. Found property. Minnesota Street W. Flip key/remote combo located by volunteers on church grounds. Three days later, male contacted police department, told where his car was parked and officer checked to ensure it was correct key. It was and male’s father picked it up later that day.
10:30 p.m. Fireworks. Morningside Townhomes. Officer arrived on scene and did not see or hear any fireworks. No one near playground and did not locate any fireworks in the area.
12:45 a.m. Traffic stop. Division Street W/25th Avenue N. Officer observed motorcycle without any tail lights. The 30-year-old male stated he did not have a valid driver’s license and did not have insurance on the motorcycle. Citations issued for both.
2:17 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 133/CR 75. While parked in McDonald’s parking lot, officer observed a vehicle exit the Coborn’s/CentraCare/Central Minnesota Credit Union exit heading north on CR 133 then make a U-turn around the yellow markers at the No U-turn sign. Vehicle then headed south and turned west on CR 75. When stopped, driver admitted to U-turn and was issued a citation.
2:11 p.m. Welfare check. Hackberry Drive. Report of a female lying in the yard. When officer arrived, caller stated woman had crawled inside. Officer made contact with the woman who was very angry and very intoxicated. After she calmed down, officer gave her breathalyzer test which registered .378. She was then transported by ambulance to the St. Cloud Hospital. Her 15-year-old daughter stayed with a neighbor until her uncle in Sauk Centre could pick her up. Social services will be contacted to fill them in.
9:45 a.m. Medical. Elm Street E. CentraCare Clinic called for an ambulance and St. Joseph Police were dispatched as well. Victim was already inside so staff needed ambulance only.
4:26 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Third Avenue SW. A white older extended cab two-door pickup with a maroon stripe, maroon topper and loud muffler with a middle-aged male driver has been seen driving around and parking at Third and Iverson three or four times in the past few days. Unknown plate.
5:49 p.m. Fraud. Northland Drive. Female complainant stated she received multiple calls saying she owes money and if she doesn’t pay she will be arrested. The person who keeps calling speaks broken English and stated he was an attorney but would not identify himself or his law firm. He also stated he would not accept checks or card payment; only method of payment accepted is a pre-paid cash card. She told caller she was calling the police. He hung up. Officer advised female to block number and disregard any similar calls.
5:10 a.m. Suspicious activity. Pondview Lane and Cedar Court. Caller reported he observed at least a few individuals with flashlights going through vehicles when he was dropped off by his girlfriend. Caller said nothing disturbed in his vehicle but witnessed individuals going into vehicles along Cedar Court and Pondview Lane. One of the vehicle owners along Cedar Street made contact with officers. She said her unlocked vehicle had been gone through and her purse was missing. Officers advised she contact her bank and credit card companies to cancel her cards; she said no cash was in purse. Later that same day, she called police to state she had found her purse in the woods behind her house and nothing was missing.
5:20 a.m. Suspicious activity. Pondview Lane E. Caller reported seeing about three individuals going through vehicles in the area. When owner contacted, checked all vehicles and nothing missing from any.
6:25 a.m. Theft from vehicle. Morningside Loop. Caller reported his three vehicles were parked in driveway and all were gone through sometime overnight. All vehicles were unlocked. Only thing missing appears to be loose change and single dollar bills left in center console, approximately $30-$40 total from all vehicles.
6:31 a.m. Theft from vehicle. Morningside Loop. Caller got into vehicle this morning and found someone had gone through his belongings. Missing was loose change and possibly some check blanks.
7:09 a.m. Theft from vehicle. Hill Street W. Caller said someone had rummaged through vehicle overnight. Missing was a wallet with driver’s license, social security card, two debit cards and miscellaneous items. A box of ammunition was also missing. Before officers left, wallet was found a short distance from vehicle with everything in it except an expired driver’s license.
7:20 a.m. Theft from vehicle. Morningside Loop. Caller said her unlocked vehicle had been rummaged through overnight. Older iPod, valued at $100, was missing.
8:14 a.m. Theft from vehicle. 1st Avenue SW. Caller said someone had rummaged through vehicle overnight. Missing was a $100 bottle of cologne. No damage.
2:19 p.m. Theft from vehicle. Hill Street W. Caller said someone had rummaged through vehicle overnight. Missing was $2 in change from ashtray.
7:33 p.m. Theft from vehicle. Hill Street W. Complainant walked up to police squad and said when he left for work at 7:30 a.m. he noticed his glove box open and things moved throughout the vehicle but nothing was missing. He stated the vehicle was locked but no sign of forced entry. Last time he was in the vehicle was at 8 p.m. previous night. He stated there was a small gray Ford Taurus with two people who looked suspicious in the area about a week prior.
9:32 p.m. Theft from vehicle. 2nd Avenue SW. Caller said someone had rummaged through her husband’s unlocked vehicle sometime last night while it was parked in the driveway. Missing was loose change from center console.