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10:23 am. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue. After checking a vehicle’s registration, it was found the owner had a suspended license and an expired registration. The driver stated she was unaware of the license status. She was issued a citation and a valid driver picked up the vehicle.
6:07 pm. Alarm. Kruchten Court. A local business’s burglar alarm was activated. Officers arrived and found the cleaning service had arrived but did not know the code.
2:32 am. Driving complaint. Riverside Avenue. A complaint was made regarding a vehicle crossing the center line and nearly hitting an ambulance. An officer arrived and the driver was a juvenile male. He admitted he wasn’t looking and crossed the center line. The rear plate was also displaying an incorrect registration date. The male admitted to taking the registration sticker from his father. The male’s father was contacted regarding the registration. The juvenile male was issued a citation and released.
7:41 pm. Theft. Walmart. A male was witnessed leaving the store with unpaid merchandise. The male denied the theft. He was placed under arrest and transported to Stearns County Jail.
8:47 am. Animal. 8th Avenue N. A complaint was made regarding a dog that seemed as though he was underweight and not being cared for properly. The owner stated she was trying different options for the dog to get to a healthier weight. The officer also spoke with the dog’s veterinarian who confirmed the owner’s statements.
6:10 am. Theft. 3rd Street N. A report was made regarding the theft of a trampoline sometime overnight.
10:07 pm. Fireworks. 1st Avenue N. A complaint was made regarding fireworks going off in a neighborhood. The complainant is a war veteran and was having a hard time with all the noise. An officer went through the area and was unable to hear or find anyone setting off fireworks.
2:01 am. DWI. Hwy. 15. A vehicle was witnessed driving erratically and at a high rate of speed. The driver did not pass field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest and transported to Stearns County Jail.
9:10 pm. Theft. Walmart. A juvenile male was witnessed attempting to leave the store with unpaid merchandise. The male admitted to the theft. He was issued a citation and released to a relative.
1:38 am. Traffic stop. CR 1. After checking a vehicle’s registration, it was found the owner’s license was suspended. The driver stated she had fixed the problem but could not provide proof; she also could not provide proof of insurance. She was issued a citation for both violations and released to a valid driver.
10:09 pm. Missing person. 1st Street NE. A report was made regarding a male who could not locate his wife. While en route, an officer found the wife. She stated she went for a walk and the officer transported her home safely.