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6:38 p.m. Verbal. College Avenue N. Received a call of a verbal. Upon arrival officers could hear loud shouting and doors slamming. A male and female were engaged in a verbal. Spoke to all people present and deemed it to be verbal only. Two males left and the female and her mother stayed on site.
2:58 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. College Avenue S. Two individuals stated they were walking back to their car and a white Ford F150 passed them several times and swerved toward them and honked their horn. They requested an escort to their vehicle which was parked in the area. Escort was given and officers were unable to locate the truck in question.
7:15 a.m. Accident. CR 75/CR 2. Minor accident at stated intersection. Both vehicles were at stoplight to take right off CR 75. Vehicle #2’s foot slid off the brake and bumped into vehicle #1. Photos taken. No reported injuries. Both given accident info sheets.
6:28 p.m. Found property. Elm Street E. A Minnesota driver’s license was found at McDonald’s and turned over to officer. Owner contacted and license was returned.
9:57 p.m. Harassment. Dale Street E. Complainant was involved in a driving situation in St. Cloud prior to calling St. Joseph police. He was “chased” by another male. He called St. Cloud police department, however was not satisfied with the action they took. He then called to report harassing phone calls and Facebook messages. He was advised to get an HRO right away and to revisit his complaint with the St. Cloud police by talking to a different officer. The gist of the texts and Facebook messages were suspect calling complainant names and also saying “he would get his money one way or the other.” Unknown what was meant by this. Officer informed complainant and his mother that extra patrol would be provided for the night. Officer attempted to talk to suspect to tell him to stop the harassment, however he hung up on the officer three times.
11:39 a.m. Fraud. E. Minnesota Street. Victim’s credit card was used in Guthrie, Okla. on July 16, 2013 for amount of $3.46. Credit card company caught it and contacted the victim. Credit card company took care of it and just wanted him to report it to police. No further action.
1:25 p.m. Narcotics. Elena Lane 600 block. Maintenance found about 100 marijuana plants growing by the bike jump area. Contacted officer from drug task force. He stated he would do nothing. Told us to contact city maintenance and have them destroy the plants.