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5:12 p.m. Stalled vehicle. CR 75/Old Hwy 52. A car was spotted on the side of CR 75 with hazard lights on. No one was around the vehicle.
10:48 p.m. Loud party. Old Hwy 52. As police approached the address, a group of young people who were outside yelling dispersed. There was a party at the residence, and police spoke with the 21-year-old male resident, warning him to keep it under control.
10:21 p.m. Medical. 1st Avenue NW. A 58-year-old man activated his medical pendant. Police arrived on scene and assisted until rescue and Gold Cross arrived. The man was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital.
10:50 p.m. Suspicious activity. Iverson Street W. A resident called police after returning home and finding the back door open. The resident said the door had been locked when they left. Police checked the yard and residence, and didn’t find anything. The resident said nothing was missing.
7:11 a.m. Alarm. Minnesota Street E. An alarm was triggered at a local business. An employee was found on scene, and said he/she entered the alarm code in late.
4:52 p.m. Suspicious person. Cedar Street E. A local business’ parking lot had a theft a few months ago, and the business called police after seeing the man who did it was in the parking lot again, looking through car windows. The man left heading east. Police were unable to locate him.
10:22 p.m. Traffic stop. College Avenue N/CR 75. While stopped at the stoplight, an officer observed a 33-year-old female looking down at her smartphone with the texting screen displayed. The driver turned left, heading south on College Avenue, and was pulled over by the officer. The female stated she did not know she couldn’t text while driving. She was informed it’s a violation, and issued a citation.
4:30 p.m. Intoxicated person. Dale Street E. A person called police, stating they had been drinking all day and wanted a ride to sign into detox. On the way, the officer was informed by detox there were no beds available. The person then wished to go to the hospital, but changed their mind and went home instead. The person was left in the care of their family.
11:06 p.m. Vehicle in ditch. Ridgewood Road. An officer observed people walking in the ditch, along with a vehicle. A female stated her 16-year-old son slid in the ditch, and the tire came off the rim. There wasn’t any damage to the vehicle. It was snowy out and the roads were slick. A tow truck was called.