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7:10 a.m. Medical. Elm Street E. Report of a mother ready to give birth in a vehicle in the CentraCare parking lot. Officer arrived on scene and after taking necessary precautions, assisted in the delivery of the baby. Officer had to unwrap the umbilical cord from around the baby’s neck and kept it warm until Gold Cross ambulance arrived. Later found out mother and baby girl were healthy.
5:25 p.m. Lost property. Second Avenue NW/Ash Street W. Complainant advised she lost her iPhone in the alley north of the post office. Because of the snow, she believed it is somewhere in the snowbank and the battery is dead. She attempted to find it with Find iPhone.
11:21 p.m. Intoxicated person. Baker Street E. Received report of an intoxicated female visiting residence. She did not want to stay at the residence and was unable to drive. Officers transported her to her residence in Sartell.
12:48 a.m. Suspicious activity. St. Joseph Park N Ride. Officer observed vehicle parked in the park-and-ride next to a trailer with some equipment on the trailer. Lights to the car were on. Made contact with parties who stated they were just talking. Sent them on their way.
7:01 p.m. Welfare check. CR 75 E./Northland Drive. Party was walking from St. Cloud to downtown St. Joseph to meed friends. Was unable to contact friends for a ride. Due to the cold, officer transported the party from CR 75/CR 133 to downtown St. Joseph.
9:57 p.m. DWI. Minnesota Street W./Sixth Avenue NW. Officer stopped vehicle for speed. Driver smelled of alcohol and also admitted to consuming alcohol. Failed field sobriety tests and then agreed to a breath test which indicated a blood alcohol of .18. Driver was transported to jail.
9:32 p.m. Traffic stop. College Avenue N./Minnesota Street E. Officer observed vehicle traveling north on College Avenue S. at a high rate of speed. Radar indicated a speed of 44 mph. Officer stopped the vehicle and identified the driver by her Minnesota driver’s license. She stated she know the speed limit is 30 mph.
9:09 a.m. Property damage accident. CR 75/CR 2. Vehicle #1 was stopped at red light when vehicle #2 stated her anti-lock brakes activated and she couldn’t stop. Roads appeared to be wet, but no ice/snow. Appeared to be no damage to vehicle #1. Vehicle #2 had broken license plate bracket. No state report due to very little amount of damage.
5:20 a.m. Hazard. Ninth Avenue SE. While on patrol officer observed a vehicle sitting in the middle of the roadway. It appeared the vehicle slid out of the driveway and onto the road. Made contact with the owner and it was moved back into the driveway.