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7:55 p.m. Vandalism. College Avenue S. Complainant stated sometime during the day someone keyed the driver’s side of her vehicle while parked at her apartment building. Estimated $800 damage.
12:24 p.m. Lost property. Minnesota Street E. Woman reported she lost her wallet. She believes it fell out while she was getting out of her car at the store. Her wallet contained approximately $20 cash, credit cards, driver’s license and possibly her social security card. She canceled her credit cards.
9:38 a.m. Property damage. Fourth Avenue SE. Report of damage to two garages on property. Appeared someone came around the icy corner of the building, slid and ended up hitting the garage. Suspected vehicle is a black Pontiac car. Car parts left at the scene were taken as evidence and photos were taken. Estimate of $2,000 in damage. Witnesses state it was a black medium-sized car.
1:48 a.m. Suspicious activity. Third Avenue SE. Caller stated there were two people in his driveway. They proceeded on foot, walking south on Third Avenue SE. Officers checked the area with negative contact. They did speak with two males on Fourth Avenue SE and they said they did not see or hear anyone.
4:22 p.m. Theft. 13th Avenue NE. Man reported a “For Sale by Owner” sign had been taken from his front lawn. He stated the sign had been an Edina Realty sign that was abandoned in his yard for four to five months, so he painted it and put lettering on it. He felt it was now his sign and he had about $50 into it. Officer advised he would check to see if Edina Realty had come to get the sign. The sign was worth approximately $300 and was picked up by Edina Realty. The sign was left because of a communication error. The owner wants nothing done as far as damage to the sign goes.
5:43 p.m. Fraud. Morningside Loop. Gentleman from Kentucky called to report his old Visa card was used at homedepot.com and a vacuum for $192.23 was charged and delivered by UPS to Morningside Loop. His credit card already canceled the charge and credited his account. He was told by his local agency to report it to the St. Joseph police.
10:06 p.m. Assist person. Fourth Avenue NE. Employee called to report a 17-year-old male was dropped off by his cousins. He was supposed to be dropped off in St. Cloud. She did not want him to walk home due to the time of night.
10:47 a.m. Medical. 11th Avenue SE. Report of a safe that fell on a delivery person. When officer arrived on scene, a male was lying on the floor at the bottom of the stairs to the basement. His leg was pinned underneath the safe. The other male was holding the cart with the safe on it. St. Joseph Fire Department was able to get the safe off of the victim and he was not injured.
3:21 a.m. Alarm. Second Street S. Officer arrived on scene and checked perimeter of the building. All doors were locked and nothing appeared unusual. Officer met with keyholder and walked through the office area where the alarm was set. There were some papers on the floor from the printer. Everything else appeared to be in place.
3:40 p.m. Motor vehicle accident. Ridgewood Road. A west bound truck lost control on the icy road and collided with a mailbox, a sign, and an electrical transformer box owned by Stearns Electric. The driver was transported to St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance. The Stearns County Sheriff’s office was assisted by the St. Joseph Police Department