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1:35 a.m. Fire. Fieldstone Drive. Police responded to a report of a couch fire at a local business. Upon arrival, they spoke with the manager who stated she had extinguished the fire. Police surveyed the damaged and noted the fire had indeed been put out.
Parking complaint. 5th Street S. A complaint was received that a vehicle was parked in the middle of a cul-de-sac for no apparent reason. Upon arrival, police found the vehicle and questioned the driver who stated he was cutting grass and wanted his car to be out of the way so it wouldn’t get grass on it. He planned to move it within the next 10 minutes. Police observed there was plenty of room for other vehicles to get around the car.
1:10 a.m. Open door. Benton Drive N. Officers observed an unlocked door at a local gas station. The door was locked, and the building was secured.
10:20 p.m. Warrant. Industrial Blvd. Sauk Rapids Police assisted St. Cloud in entering a local business where a warranted criminal was believed to be employed. Police spoke with the shift supervisor who stated the suspect had not shown up for work the last few days.
6:19 a.m. Animal complaint. Ocarnia Drive. An anonymous complainant called authorities after believing the barking dogs in a nearby lot had been abandoned. Upon arrival, police checked the area but found nothing. After observing the neighborhood for some time, the area was cleared.
8:53 p.m. Disturbance. 3rd Avenue S. Officers were dispatched after a report of a large group of people. Upon arrival, the group had already dispersed.
2:46 a.m. Traffic complaint. 3rd Street S. Gold Cross Ambulance reported a driver who was possibly intoxicated weaving in and out of traffic. They gave police the driver’s license plate number. After the police had located the vehicle, it was unoccupied. No further action was taken.
7:09 p.m. Medical. 10th Avenue N.E. Police assisted Gold Cross in locating a male with a rapid heartbeat. He was transported to the hospital for further medical assistance.
5:28 a.m. Medical. 13th Street N. Police were dispatched after a report of a male who had experienced a possible stroke. Upon arrival, the male stated he had no feeling in his left leg and felt similar symptoms that were exhibited by his last stroke. He was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.
4:18 a.m. Assist. 2nd Street N. Police were asked to assist the St. Cloud Police Department in attempting to locate a female who had written a note stating she was going to jump off a bridge. The area was checked, and the female was unable to be located.
1:28 p.m. Civil disturbance. 4th Avenue N. A female complainant called police after a dispute with a cell phone bill that involved her son and his girlfriend. Police advised the complainant to file a small-claims court petition for further action to be taken on this issue.