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3:57 p.m. Vehicle accident. CR 75/Old Hwy 52. The first vehicle involved, driven by a 29-year-old male from Baxter, made a quick lane change and hit the brakes in front of a second vehicle, driven by a 45-year-old male from Richmond. The second vehicle struck the first, though no injuries were sustained. A citation was issued to the first driver.
9:07 a.m. Medical. Minnesota Street W. An 87-year-old female was complaining of weakness and stomach pains. Emergency personnel were called and transported her to a medical facility.
4:30 p.m. Found property. Elm Street E. An employee at a local business found a meth pipe in a black case. The item was taken to be destroyed.
1:25 a.m. Gunshots. 1st Avenue NW. A resident reported hearing either gunshots, fireworks or a car accident. An officer was in the area at the reported time and didn’t hear anything. The area was checked and nothing was found.
7:04 p.m. Fire alarm. 16th Avenue SE. Police arrived, and a 68-year-old female resident said she had simply burned some food and everything was fine.
10:49 p.m. Traffic stop. Birch Street W. An officer observed a vehicle parked with two male occupants. After running the plats, the officer found the vehicle owner’s license was suspended. The officer approached the vehicle and informed the driver, a 34-year-old male from Sauk Rapids and the registered owner, that his license was suspended. He was issued a citation for driving after suspension, as well as not having proof of insurance. The driver called a friend to pick up the vehicle.