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6:21 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Birch Street W. Complaint of suspicious vehicle in the area. Complainant stated this happens every morning. Vehicle turned out to be a paper delivery person.
5:12 p.m. Fraud. Northland Drive. Complainant put an ad on Craigslist selling a camera tripod. She stated a 54-year-old female agreed to purchase the tripod. She was moving and would send extra money to pay the mover to take the tripod. Complainant received a check from the female written out to St. Joseph in the amount of $2,000, instructing her to cash the check and wire the money to the movers. Complainant stated she has now received calls from both the female and the movers asking about the money. She believes they are the same person and a male attempting to disguise his voice. She ripped up the check and is not out any money or her tripod. She wanted the information documented.
2:23 p.m. Suspicious odor. Ash Street W. Complainant reported the smell of gas in the area of her home. On officer’s arrival, it was found a nearby farm was stirring their liquid manure pit.
8:22 p.m. Alarm. First Avenue SE. Officer arrived on scene and met with keyholder. School was searched and secure. Nothing appeared to be out of place or stolen per keyholder. Roof hatch was unlocked. Roof was searched and nothing found. Roof hatch was secured, perimeter of school was also checked and appeared OK.
11:57 p.m. DWI. Ninth Avenue N. Officer observed a vehicle driving behind him with its high beams on. Officer pulled over and allowed the vehicle to go by. Vehicle pulled into Howie’s parking lot. Driver admitted low beams do not function properly. Officer observed strong odor of alcohol. Driver failed field sobriety and and blew a .12 into breathalyzer.
1:36 p.m. Theft. First Avenue NE. Complainant reported her bicycle had been stolen from the Minnesota Street CSB bus stop at Minnesota Street W. and Third Avenue SW. Value of the bike is approximately $10. Bike is a black Schwinn with orange writing and two bike locks on it.
2:08 p.m. Found property. Fourth Avenue NW. Female called and reported a bicycle in her lilac bushes in the backyard. Officer found a bicycle had been reported stolen. Officer called the owner of the stolen bike and found the bicycle matched the description of hers. Officer gave her a ride to the location of the bicycle and she rode it home.
6:48 p.m. Agency assist. College Avenue S. Officers were asked to assist Stearns County in apprehending a warrant. Stood outside residence while deputies took individual into custody.
11:11 p.m. Fight. College Avenue S. Male was arrested for underage consumption and disorderly conduct. Transported to jail.
1:29 a.m. Agency assist. CR 2/Leaf Road. Assisted deputy on traffic stop. Deputy had stopped a vehicle that had several underage people in the vehicle that had been drinking. Helped with writing out citations for the deputy and then he signed them.
7:59 p.m. Custody. Hickory Drive. Complainant stated it was his day for visitation with his daughter. He stated the mother of the child is not telling child to go with him. Spoke to the mother. She stated it’s in fact his day to visit with daughter but daughter does not want to go. Child was dressed and ready. Mother again asked her to go with father and daughter refused. Officer asked child if she would like to go with dad, and she shook her head no. Father was advised and stated he would wait outside in hopes she would change her mind. Mother advised to call if issues arise with father. Father later left the scene.
7:48 a.m. Hazard. CR 76/College Avenue. Officer observed cardboard in the roadway, creating a hazard for drivers. Officer picked up the cardboard and placed it in the city’s recycling bin.
10:06 a.m. Found property. Elm Street E. An unknown person found a brown wallet with a large amount of cash. Officer was able to contact the owner and she came to pick it up.
1:23 p.m. Unwanted person. College Avenue S. Campus security had a male on campus trying to ride a link bus. He stated he was going to North Dakota. Officer offered him several places for lodging and food and he refused all. He asked for a ride to downtown St. Cloud to try to find a church or get on a bus. Officer dropped him off at the law enforcement center.
6:17 p.m. Motorist assist. CR 133/19th Avenue NE. Red combine lost tire pressure on CR 133. When driver attempted to get it off the road, the combine slid down in the ditch and lost the front right tire. Corn was emptied from the combine and Andy’s Towing was called by the driver. Officer assisted with traffic control as combine was moved away from the telephone pole.
9:15 p.m. Fire alarm. Fir Street E. Officer arrived and found no sign of fire upon arrival. Found faulty fire alarm in the house. St. Joseph Fire arrived on scene and determined the same.
3:24 p.m. Traffic stop/driving after revocation. Fifth Avenue NW/Ash Street W. Ran a license-plate check on vehicle and found the registered owner’s driver’s license was canceled. The vehicle stopped in front of the officer and the driver exited the vehicle. He approached the officer’s vehicle and asked for directions. He advised the officer the vehicle was his friend’s car and offered the officer his ID card along with yellow papers telling the officer he was just reinstated. In running his driver’s license, he came back revoked. He was issued a citation and advised him to call the DVS to inquire about his license.