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1:28 a.m.. Intoxicated individuals. Minnesota Sreet W. Officer observed two females and one male walking. One female and the male appeared to be intoxicated. Gave all a ride home.
9:42 a.m. Car accident. College Avenue N. Two-car accident involving male and female drivers. Female pulled out in front of male and he hit her at a 90-degree angle. No reported injuries.
6:51 a.m. Traffic control. C.R. 75 and C.R. 134 Officer provided traffic control for a tractor/trailer combo that became separated so it could be reconnected.
6:54 p.m. Car accident. C.R. 75 and College Avenue N. Male was stopping at red light, facing south. Another driver traveling westbound, attempting to turn north, slid straight and hit the first driver. First driver complained of head-and-neck injury and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.
4:38 a.m. Domestic assault. Tri-County Mobile Home. Officer stood by for officer safety to assist if needed in the arrest for a domestic assault. Suspect lived in St. Cloud.
10:50 p.m. Officer assist. Birch Street W. Officer assisted St. Cloud to check for a hit-and-run vehicle. Nothing was observed.
11:33 p.m. DWI. College Avenue S. CSB security requested assist with a vehicle driving without headlights that had almost struck security. Officer detected odor of alcohol on driver. Male driver admitted having alcohol and said he was 19 years of age. He failed the sobriety tests, and officer transported to jail.
10:18 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Cedar Street E. Officer observed a suspicious vehicle behind a store. Turned out to be the owner of the store waxing the floors.
2:05 a.m. Drive-off. C.R. 75 and C.R. 3. Officer was asked to assist with a drive-off at local gas station. Officer stopped vehicle and identified driver who stated she had used her credit card at the pump. Gas station said they had authorized the pump from inside. Driver went back and took care of the matter.
7:32 p.m. Traffic stop. C.R. 75 and Sauk River. Officer stopped vehicle with suspended license plate. Driver stated he had paid his fine more than a week ago and was told he could drive. He stated he had nothing in writing to prove that. Officer issued citation and advised him he had 30 days to pay it or set a court date. Driver had friends come and drive his truck.
11:21 a.m. Vehicle in ditch. C.R. 75. No damage to anything. Officer called for a tow and stood by until the vehicle was removed.
8:28 p.m. Fire. Island Lake Road, Collegeville Township. Stearns County Sheriff’s Department, and Avon and St. Joseph fire departments responded to a residential fire. Homeowner was home and said the fire started in the chimney on the SE side of the residence. Nobody was injured from the fire. Both fire departments were able to get the fire under control.