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12:45 a.m. Traffic stop. 21 CR120. While patrolling on Riverside Avenue S. an officer ran a license-plate check on the vehicle in front of him. Records showed the registered owner of the vehicle was suspended. The officer observed the driver matched the registered owner so he conducted a stop. While speaking with the driver, the officer observed a small baggie of a powdery substance in the center console. A K9 unit was dispatched to assist officers in a drug sniff. A Stearns County K9 arrived on scene and conducted a sniff. The dog alerted on the driver’s side door. Officers searched the vehicle and located only the baggie. The substance was field tested and confirmed to be methamphetamine. The driver, who was also the registered owner of the vehicle, was arrested and could be charged with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and driving while suspended.
6:56 p.m. Vehicle accident. Pinecone Road and 23rd Street S. Officers were dispatched to a vehicle collision possibly involving injuries. While enroute, officers were notified one of the vehicles had fled the scene. Law enforcement saturated the area to locate the suspect. A Stearns County deputy located three parties fighting on the corner of Thru Drive and CR 134. The deputy soon learned two of the parties were attempting to subdue the man who fled the scene. Officers arrived on scene and detained the suspect. Officers searched the man and found a container inside the man’s sock. The contents of the container tested positive for methamphetamine. The man was placed under arrest for fifth-degree possession. Statements and photos were taken from the vehicle collision scene and all parties involved where assessed by Gold Cross Ambulance. No injuries were reported.
10:04 p.m. Behavioral health. Second Avenue NE. Officers were dispatched to a group home for a report of a 15-year-old boy who was being verbally and physically aggressive toward staff. Officers arrived and met with staff. A staff member stated the boy had pushed him down, scratched his face and broke door handles in the home. The boy continued to be verbally aggressive until an officer spoke with him. The officer was able to de-escalate the boy’s behavior, calming him down. Staff didn’t wish to press charges.
10:28 a.m. Medical. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched to Walmart for a report of a woman who had fallen in the entryway and hit her head. Officers arrived and found the woman conscious. Officers observed a bump forming on the back of her head but no blood was present. An officer held an ice pack on the injured area until Gold Cross arrived on scene. Paramedics took over the assessment.
8:50 a.m. Medical. Second Street N. An officer was dispatched to a report of an elderly man who was having difficulty breathing. The officer arrived on scene and observed the man to be weak and very pale. The officer provided high-flow oxygen and monitored his status until Gold Cross arrived on scene. The officer then assisted with loading for transport to the hospital.
3:28 p.m. Traffic stop. Evergreen Drive. An officer observed a vehicle traveling north on CR 1. As the vehicle entered the roundabout at Heritage Drive it crossed a solid white line, failing to maintain its lane. The officer stopped the vehicle. When asked why she was unable to maintain her lane, the driver stated she wasn’t paying attention. The driver was unable to locate her driver’s license for the officer. She also was unable to prove she had insurance on the vehicle. The officer cited the driver for no proof of insurance. She was verbally warned for failing to maintain lane.
7:45 a.m. Medical. An officer was dispatched for a report of an elderly woman who was dizzy. The officer arrived and found the woman face down in her bedroom. The woman stated she was dizzy and had fallen, but didn’t remember how. The officer supported her neck and then rolled the woman over. The officer observed bruising around the woman’s left eye. Gold Cross arrived and took over the assessment. The officer assisted with getting the patient into the stair chair and then into the ambulance. The woman was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.