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5:21 a.m. Assist person. First Avenue SE. Officers assisted complainant in getting to his chair. He had fallen out of it and could not get up due to bad knees.
8:52 a.m. Alarm. Minnesota Street W. Received an alarm at the American Legion. Arrived and found the side door unlocked. Checked the building and found nothing out of place. Spoke to Torberg who came and reset the alarm and locked the building.
2:30 a.m. Intoxicated person. First Avenue NW. Officer came across male lying on the ground in the gravel parking lot south of the Meat Market. Another officer arrived shortly thereafter and both determined he needed to be transported to the hospital after a few attempts by his friend to get him to stand up. Officer was able to get a passive breath sample which indicated a .052 by a very weak sample. He eventually had to be handcuffed for his own safety after becoming belligerent and taking a swing at the officer. After he was handcuffed and set back on the ground, he kicked the officer twice in the leg forcing the officer to restrain his leg and keep man down until Gold Cross arrived. He eventually had to be restrained on the cot and Gold Cross sedated him prior to transport because of his combativeness. Despite being sedated with several medications he was still extremely combative and fought with staff all the way to the hospital. After arrival at the hospital he was transferred to a bed and restrained.
5:09 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Iverson Street W. Officer spoke with complainant who stated a person ringing their doorbell was looking for a person who lives at a different address on their street. Arrived and observed a white Taurus pulling out of driveway. Stopped the vehicle and he stated he was attempting to find his girlfriend’s residence. Located her at the correct address on Iverson. She stated she did not want him at her residence. He was asked to leave and did so.
12:56 p.m. Theft. Cypress Drive. Complainant reported her car stereo/CD player was stolen out of her vehicle overnight. Dashboard was left pulled away from the dash. Wallet and other items in the vehicle were untouched. Value of stereo is $60. Entered as stolen.
5:15 p.m. Theft. St. Joseph Farmers’ Market. Complainant stated she was at the farmers’ market the previous day around 3:20 p.m. Stated she left her car unattended for 10 minutes and when she came back her purse was gone. Only had one credit card, health card and approximately $30 cash in it. Described as purple in color and brand is Healthy Back. Total value loss is $100.
6:34 p.m. Ellie Court. Complainant thought they had a bobcat lying in their backyard and it was possibly injured. It was just a large orange stray and ran off when officer walked outside. No further action.
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 W., St. Joseph Township. 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.
9:02 p.m. DUI. Dustin John Calgaro, 28, Biwabik, Minn., was flying an ultralight aircraft over the Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Festival and buzzing the crowd. Suspect eventually landed at the campground. Investigation by the deputy at the festival indicated the pilot was under the influence. The pilot was arrested and charged with operating an aircraft under the influence of alcohol.