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8: 34 a.m. Traffic stop. 2ndStreet. S. An officer witnessed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was clocked going 56 mph in a 40-mph zone. He was issued a ticket and released.
6:26 p.m. Traffic stop. 1st Street. NE. A vehicle was stopped for displaying expired tabs. The driver was given a warning for the violation.
6:39 p.m. Traffic stop. 2nd Street. S. A vehicle was stopped as the registered owner had a revoked license. The owner of the vehicle was driving the car and was cited for driving after revocation and new-resident failure-to-change license information within 60 days.
11:23 p.m. Traffic stop. Pinecone Road. An officer observed a vehicle with a defective passenger headlight. The driver was given a warning for the violation.
11:38 p.m. Road rage. Grizzly Lane. A caller reported she was being tailgated. When she pulled over to let them pass, the aggressive driver threw something and yelled out the window. She was able to get the license plates. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle, but a letter was sent to the registered owner.
2:18 a.m. Suspicious activity. Riverside Avenue N. The caller was outside smoking when he saw a car pull up and four kids got out. He overheard them saying “it would be nothing to kick that door in.” Officers checked the area and did not locate the vehicle or occupants.
10:26 p.m. Traffic stop. 7th Street N. After running plates on a vehicle, the officer found the plates were marked to seize and the registered owner’s license was suspended. When asked, driver admitted to having three beers. The officer administered field sobriety tests, which the driver passed. The passenger, also the owner of the vehicle, stated there was no insurance on the car. Officers removed an open bottle of vodka from the back seat. The driver was cited for driving after revocation and the owner of the car was cited for no insurance. Both were warned of the open bottle and revoked plates. The vehicle was towed and inventoried.
10:45 p.m. Fireworks. 6th Avenue S. An officer was dispatched to the area for a fireworks complaint. Upon arrival, the complainant said the fireworks have been an ongoing issue and is waking up her sleeping kids. The officer made contact with the neighbor who stated he was unaware the fireworks were waking up neighbors and he would not light off any more fireworks.
10:49 a.m. Animal complaint. 1st Street NE. A call was made from a female regarding a stray cat. When the officer arrived, the female stated there was a cat under her vehicle and she was concerned it would be injured if she moved her vehicle. The officer found the cat under her vehicle. Once the female started the vehicle, the cat ran away.
6:50 p.m. Traffic stop. Pinecone Road S. A vehicle was stopped as the registered owner had a suspended driver’s license. The driver was unaware of his status and was unable to provide proof of insurance at the time of the stop. He was allowed to call for a valid driver and was issued a citation for each violation.
3:17 p.m. Dog complaint. A request was made that an officer come sit in an area where a dog has been barking on and off continuously. Upon arrival, the officer did not hear the dog bark. The officer spoke with the owner of the dog and informed him of the complaint. No further action taken.
6:20 p.m. Traffic stop. Troop Drive. An officer stopped a vehicle for displaying expired tabs. The driver stated they had purchased tabs but never received them in the mail. The officer was able to find the registration was in fact, good. The driver was unable to provide proof of insurance at the time of the stop. A citation was issued for no proof of insurance
6:45 p.m. Traffic stop. 19th Avenue S. A vehicle pulled out in front of an officer. The driver of the vehicle was given a warning for failure to yield right of way.
9:55 p.m. Animal complaint. Pinecone Road S. A complaint was made regarding a rabbit running around in circles in the middle of the intersection. The caller was worried it may be rabid. An officer checked the area and did not find the rabbit.
10:40 p.m. Juvenile. 7th Street N. A call was made that some kids were sitting by a dumpster for about 15 minutes and had a broomstick. The caller did not believe they lived in the building and the broomstick concerned her. An officer made contact with three males who stated they were waiting for a friend. The officer informed them of the curfew. No further action taken.
5:09 p.m. Personal-injury accident. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a personal-injury accident on CR 2 at Minnesota Street West, St. Joseph Twp. A 2005 Pontiac G6 being operated by Patricia Schueller, 46, Wayzata, Minn. was attempting to make a left turn from Minnesota Street to go south on CR 2. A 1997 Pontiac Bonneville operated by Charles Grow, 22, Sartell, was northbound on CR 2 and struck Schueller’s vehicle as the vehicle pulled onto CR 2. Schueller was transported from the scene by Gold Cross Ambulance Service to CentraCare Hospital, St. Cloud. Grow was not injured. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by St. Joseph Police, St. Joseph Fire and Rescue along with the Minnesota State Patrol.