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10 a.m. Citizen request. Tenth Avenue SE. Daycare provider requested a presentation from a St. Joseph police officer. Presentation done by officer Joel Klein.
11:07 a.m. Theft. Ash Street. Complainant stated someone took a hanging flower basket sometime between July 4 and July 5. Basket is valued at $150. Unknown suspects.
2:36 p.m. Fire alarm. Jefferson Lane. Complainant stated she had been hearing fire alarms going off since noon. No smoke or fire. Officer waited for fire department to arrive. No further action.
4:34 p.m. Disorderly. Second Avenue NW. Complainant called and stated a male was swinging a cane around and acting weird. Officer spoke to him and he stated he saw karate moves in a movie with a cane and was practicing. He was from California in town visiting. No other problems.
6:15 p.m. Fraud. College Avenue N. Caller reported lost debit card. Card was used July 4 for 59¢ and another for $53. Holiday station will get video to police department.
5:25 p.m. Stray dog. Northland Drive. Female yellow lab found. Officer took the dog to Becky’s Kennel when the owner could not be located. Dog had a collar but no tags. Owner of the kennel was present when officer arrived and took custody of the dog after the dog impound sheet was completed.
3 p.m. Dog complaint. C.R. 75 W. Received a complaint via St. Joseph website of a dog at Millstream campground. Complainant stated the pit bull was acting aggressively toward them. Spoke to dog owner and advised the dog needed to stay on a leash or they would be asked to leave the campground.
3:12 p.m. Warrant. C.R. 75 W. While on a dog complaint at Millstream campground, officer identified one of the dog owners by his Minnesota driver’s license. Officer ran the male on his computer and found he had an active warrant. Officer advised him of his warrant and transported him to the Stearns County jail without incident.
12:42 p.m. Property damage accident. C.R. 75/Ridgewood Road. While on patrol officer came upon the accident. In speaking with the drivers, both vehicles were westbound on C.R. 75 approaching Ridgewood Road when the streetlight turned yellow. Vehicle #1 braked and vehicle #2 rear-ended vehicle #1. Witness stated he was at stoplight and saw vehicle #1 slow and vehicle #2 brake at the last minute and try to swerve but struck #1. No injuries.
1:08 p.m. Traffic stop. Fourth Street NE. While finishing another stop on C.R. 75 eastbound at Cedar Street, officer was on the shoulder with lights activated. A vehicle stayed in the right lane and drove past the officer. There were no other vehicles other than her and she had ample room to move over to the left lane as she passed. As she passed, officer observed her to be on her cell phone. Officer stopped her vehicle and ID’d her by her Minnesota driver’s license. She advised the officer she knew the law and saw the officer but just didn’t move over. Citation issued for passing a parked emergency vehicle without changing to far lane.
4:49 p.m. Civil. Minnesota Street E. Officer stood by while female moved her property out of the residence.
2:59 p.m. Theft. Minnesota Street W. Complainant reported being pick-pocketed on July 11 at approximately 6 p.m. His wallet contained $180 in cash, two credit cards, his Minnesota driver’s license and a VA vets card. No suspects.
3:05 p.m. Assist person. Callaway Street E. Caller said he talked to the police chief last week and was told an officer would assist with moving a building across C.R. 75. Officer assisted. Nothing further.
3:47 p.m. Found property. Birch Street W. Male was at Centennial Park and had a family member bring him a wallet that was near the swings. Officer contacted male who stated he couldn’t find his wallet and was at the park swinging the previous night. He came to the police department and picked up his wallet after he was identified by his Minnesota driver’s license in the wallet.
9:40 p.m. ATV. Second Avenue SW. Report of an individual driving his four-wheeler while intoxicated down the street. Driver fell off it once already. Upon arrival officer met with complainant who said he parked it about five minutes before officer got there. Looked in the area, but could not find a four-wheeler.
12:46 p.m. Crash with injuries. C.R. 75/C.R. 3, St. Joseph Township. Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash. Assisting at the scene were St. Joseph Police, Minnesota State Patrol, St. Joseph Rescue and Gold Cross ambulance. Vehicle #1 was eastbound on C.R. 75 and struck vehicle #2 which was attempting to cross eastbound C.R. 75 to go south on C.R. 2 causing both vehicles to go into the south ditch of the intersection. Both drivers were transported to St. Cloud Hospital.