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11:37 a.m. Suspicious person. CR 120. An officer was requested to a store for a man and woman concealing merchandise. The man was stopped, and the officer met with him in the loss prevention office. The officer was informed the man had not rung up every item, and the loss to the store was $46.10. The man told the officer he must have missed some of the items at the self-checkout. The officer cited the man for misdemeanor shoplifting and the store wanted the man removed. Loss prevention allowed the man to pay for the remaining merchandise and leave the store.
7:29 a.m. Stall. Pinecone Road N. An officer was dispatched to a stalled school bus. The officer arrived and found the bus in the northbound turn lane at the lights at 2-½ Street. It appeared the emergency brake had locked up and the bus could not move. The officer directed traffic to avoid major backups. After about 20 minutes the brake slowly started to release, the officer stopped all traffic, and the bus was able to crawl across the intersection and out of the way.
15:32 p.m. Welfare check. Lowell Circle. An officer was requested to check on a man. The caller told dispatch they had not heard from the man since Saturday, and this was not like him. The officer went to the home and the man answered the door and told the officer everything was OK. The man told the officer his cell phone had died, and he hadn’t bought a new one yet. The caller was informed of the officer’s findings.
8:52 a.m. Unwanted. Dehler Drive. Dispatch requested an officer respond to an uncooperative man who was becoming verbal and aggressive with staff. While enroute, dispatch confirmed with officers the man had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. The officer found the man in the vestibule area, being defiant and being very loud. He told the officer he was not answering any questions and he would need to be shot to be taken out of the building. The officer requested backup for the man’s escalating behavior. Eventually they were able to get the man in handcuffs, he continued being verbally assaultive toward officers. While searching his person, the officer found a green leafy substance similar to marijuana. The man was arrested and transported to the Stearns County Jail where he awaited pick up on his warrant. The man was also cited for small amount of marijuana.
8:59 a.m. Verbal. Roberts Road. Officers were requested for an argument and the caller stated her boyfriend was refusing to leave. When officer arrived on scene the woman caller let them in. Both officers spoke to the two parties separately. The man’s and woman’s stories matched and that nothing was physical, and no threats had been made. The man told officers he didn’t live there, and he would go somewhere else for the night. The officers watched him leave the property.
2:34 a.m. Domestic. Amber Avenue S. Officers were dispatched to a domestic in progress. Officers learned the man returned to the home intoxicated and an argument started. The man was punching holes in the wall of the apartment and pushing furniture around. The woman had a personal taser she got for safety. The man was arrested for domestic assault-fear. The man was booked into the Stearns County Jail and held for court.
11:23 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Seventh Street S. Dispatch requested officers respond to a suspicious occupied vehicle outside of a home. A caller reported their daughter was at home and was nervous about leaving due to a random car being parked near their home. Officers arrived on scene and made contact with the female driver; the officer noted they could smell an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver told the officer she was hanging out with her friend’s smoking marijuana in the vehicle. When the officer asked how much marijuana was in the car the driver replied “not much” handing the officer a glass jar with a green leafy substance in it. The officer asked the three women to step out of the car, and the driver told the officer where he’d find the drug paraphernalia. The drug paraphernalia was seized as evidence. The driver told the officer that all the drug paraphernalia was hers and was cited for such.