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7:34 a.m. Traffic stop. College Avenue S./Ash Street. While sitting at the intersection, officer observed a female driving a Dodge Caravan. Officer knew her from previous contact and knew her driving privileges to have been revoked. He stopped the vehicle; she was the only occupant. She was asked why she was driving and she said her kids missed the bus. She stated she knew she wasn’t supposed to be driving but she was very close to getting her license back. Officer confirmed her revoked status with dispatch. She could not provide proof of insurance and her address on her driver’s license was incorrect as she had been living in St. Joseph for at least two years. Citation was issued for driving with revoked license, no proof of insurance and failure to change address. The van was left on the street and she was transported to her residence.
5:35 a.m. Traffic stop. CR 75/Second Avenue NW. Officer clocked vehicle at 61 mph as it was traveling west on CR 75. This is a 45-mph zone. Stopped the vehicle and identified the driver by his Minnesota driver’s license. He admitted to going a little fast coming down the hill on CR 2 approaching Minnesota Street W. He was advised of his speed and he stated he thought it was a 55-mph zone. Issued citation for speed.
12:53 p.m. Unwanted. College Avenue N. Report of female with a gun who had gotten out of her car. Officers spoke to her and she was very uncooperative. She would not help officers with names or addresses of friends. She was not wearing shoes but did have socks on. Refused any help from officers and stated if she was not under arrest she wanted to leave. She was advised she could go. Sartell, Sauk Rapids and St. Cloud had all dealt with her today.
4:22 p.m. Suspicious activity. First Avenue SE. Complainant reported a female walked into his house and sat down. She did leave after talking a bit and left when she was told to. They wish nothing done, just make sure she was OK. Officers patrolled area to look for her.