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7:59 a.m. Alarm. Fourth Avenue NE. Report of an alarm at the bank. Made contact with bank employee who was working the drive-up window. She said she tripped the alarm. All clear.
11:29 a.m. Hazard. CR 75. Semi lost it’s trailer on CR 75, west of CR 133. Were able to reconnect the trailer to the truck. Air line had disconnected locking up the trailer brakes. No damage to vehicle or roadway.
2:34 p.m. Found property. Minnesota Street E. Public Works employee flagged officer down to turn in a coin purse he found in the street in front of a residence. Coin purse was found below the driver’s door of a vehicle. Coin purse is green vinyl 3” x 5” with a zipper top and Plaza Park Bank labels on it. Coin purse contained several large denomination bills. Coin purse and contents placed in SJPD evidence locker with inventory sheet.
8:44 p.m. Driving complaint. Baker Street E. Received a complaint a female was driving a green Buick. Officer located the vehicle at a gas station in St. Joseph. Officer was advised prior contact was made with the female and was given a description of her. A female matching the description left the store and got into the vehicle. Officer got behind the vehicle and stopped it east of 20th Avenue. Officer approached the driver and she stated she didn’t have a valid license. She stated the insurance was under her brother’s name. Officer called the insurance company and they didn’t have the vehicle insured. Towing was called to impound the vehicle for no insurance. Officer issued a citation for D.A.R., no proof of insurance and failure to change her address on her driver’s license, which she had been warned about previously and never took care of it.
9:44 a.m. Harassment. Third Avenue NE. Complainant reported a male came over and yelled and got into her face. He also had been sending emails that bothered complainant. Advised her to look into a Harassment Restraining Order.
6:46 p.m. Fireworks. Dale Street E. Report of fireworks being lit off. Officer arrived in the area and heard a firecracker pop. Made contact with several people and they stated they would go get the person who had the firecrackers. Juvenile male stated his grandpa gave him the firecrackers and the residence is his dad’s. Officer confiscated the last remaining firecrackers and disposed of them. Informed juvenile that next time there would be a citation issued.
8:33 a.m. 911 hang up. Elm Street E. Report of a 911 hang up at CentraCare. All the nurses checked the phone stations and there were no issues. May have been related to power outage.
9:19 a.m. Alarm. Graceview Drive. Report of a duress alarm. Officer arrived and spoke with homeowner. She stated her alarm system went out with the power and the company called to reset and set off a false alarm.
9:21 p.m. Suspicious activity. Eighth Avenue SE. Received a call of a man attempting to break into a home. Man was described by caller as wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and blue tennis shoes. Area around house was searched and individual was not found. After speaking with complainant and his mother, they believed the individual could have been his father and the mother’s ex-husband. He stated the individual attempted to unlock the front door and ran after he turned on the front door light. The mother stated she was taking him to court to increase child support and that he was upset about it. They stated they had been seeing an older, red pickup in the area during the past week. Both were advised to call 911 if he shows up again and also advised of Order For Protection and HRO options. Requested extra patrol.
2:12 p.m. Motor-vehicle accident with injuries. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office along with St Joseph Police Department, St Joseph Rescue and Gold Cross Ambulance responded to a motor-vehicle accident with injuries, just east of the city of St. Joseph. Leshawn East, 26, of Sartell was driving west on CR 75 in his 2006 Nissan Maxima. Hannah Froland, 16, of St Cloud was driving a 2002 Volkswagon Beetle. Froland tried to cross CR 75 from Lions Park in front of East’s vehicle and was struck in the driver’s door. Froland was taken by Gold Cross Ambulance to the St Cloud Hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The accident remains under investigation.