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12:27 a.m. Property damage accident. Elm Street E. Vehicle #1 was parked in the Coborn’s parking lot. Vehicle #2 was entering a parking spot next to vehicle #1 and struck the rear bumper. Minor damages. Photos taken. Both parties requested an accident information sheet.
4:35 p.m. Fire alarm. Seventh Avenue SE. Report of carbon monoxide alarms going off. Officers arrived and stood by until St. Joseph Fire Department arrived and then cleared. This is the second time the alarms have gone off at the residence. They were advised to speak to an electrician.
10:43 p.m. Assist person. Seventh Avenue SE. Complainant’s fire alarms were going off. She stated the fire department and police were over earlier in the day and determined she had a faulty alarm. She stated the fire department checked for carbon monoxide and determined there wasn’t any. Officer disconnected the alarm at her request and checked the other alarms in the house. No smoke or sign of fire in the home. Complainant stated she would contact an electrician in the morning to find out what is wrong.
1:30 a.m. Fight. College Avenue S. A male stated he and some friends were walking back to the busstop from a bar when they were harassed by an unknown individual. He said the individual was challenging him to a fight and he and the group were trying to avoid it. He stated he finally had enough and pushed the unknown out of the way when the unknown pushed him and hit him in the face and tried to run away. He caught the person and a minor wrestling match started. This is when they were first observed by the officer. When speaking to the witnesses and the individual involved, it was hard to get info out of them and the information conflicted. Officer’s opinion was they were not telling everything and protecting each other in some way.
12:42 a.m. Hazard. Fourth Avenue NE. Report of a tarp in the road. Officer located the tarp and moved it to the side of the road. Weighed it down so it would not pose a problem. Maintenance department will be called to have it removed.
1:42 a.m. Suspicious activity. 12th Avenue SE. Complainant reported unusual noise. Officers checked the exterior of the residence and the neighbor’s yard and did not see anything out of the ordinary. Also checked the basement of the residence and that was clear. Officers told her they would make several more drive-by inspections during the night and she should call 911 if she sees or hears anything that causes her concern.
8:22 a.m. Suspicious activity. Birch Street W. Complainant woke up and found his lawn deer one on top of the other. He was told the night officers would be made aware of it.
1:38 p.m. Found property. Second Avenue NW. Complainant reported finding a St. John’s University student ID card in his yard. Officer met with campus security and turned the card over to them.
5:54 p.m. Property damage accident. CR 75 W. Vehicle #1 was traveling west on CR 75. Vehicle #2 was stopped at the red light on College Avenue, turning right. Vehicle #2 believed vehicle #1 was in the far lane, so she turned. Vehicle side mirrors collided. Accident report was filed.
10:47 p.m. Noise complaint. Old Highway 52. Report of loud music. Officer checked the area and could hear music coming from the residence. Not very loud but could be heard from the road. Met with occupant and advised him of the complaint. He agreed to turn the music down and have everyone leave. Officer stood by as the party was dispersed quietly.
1:51 p.m. Felony assault. Minnesota Street W. Complainant stated around 12:30 a.m. this morning he was walking in the 200 block of Minnesota Street W. He stated for no reason three white males and one black male jumped him and began to hit him. He does not know what caused them to assault him. He has no other descriptions of the four, but thought he heard the name “Justin.” He called his mother who took him to the St. Cloud Hospital this morning. He stated his nose and cheek bone were broken and he has a concussion. Officer had him sign a medical release form and took photos of his face. No suspects or witnesses at this time.
11:23 a.m. Stolen property. College Avenue S. Complainant reported her bike stolen from the Gorecki Center at CSB between the days of Nov. 9-13. She stated the bike had a lock on it but thinks she only secured the frame to the tire. The bike is a silver Raleigh with blue hand grips and serial number of U07K13875. Value is $750.
3:37 p.m. Ordinance violation. Sixth Avenue SE. Complainant called to report her backyard neighbor was burning leaves. Officer arrived and observed a fire ring in the neighbor’s backyard with a small amount of smoke rising. There were a few small flames visible. Officer spoke to the homeowner who stated he was burning wood and admitted to throwing a couple pieces of cardboard in the fire. He was advised burning wood was fine but cardboard needed to be disposed of properly and he couldn’t burn yard refuse or garbage in his fire pit.