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4:37 p.m. Verbal dispute. College Avenue. Male and female parties were separated and male made arrangements to leave.
7:25 p.m. Fraud. 13th Avenue NE. Male reported he had listed a house on Craig’s List and some people with middle-eastern accents were trying to scam him out of money. He stated he had reported the information to the FBI and was reporting as a matter of information.
7:31 p.m. Theft. Iris Lane E. Female reported her garbage can had been stolen sometime during the last week. Garbage can had Allied on the side and is valued at $65.
5:18 p.m. Verbal dispute. College Avenue S. Male had punched a door several times damaging the door. Both parties stated there was no hitting, pushing or shoving by either party. There are three dogs in the apartment – two are under 6 months of age. Both parties were advised of the city dog ordinance and stated one of the puppies would be leaving within a couple of days. Photos of the apartment and damaged door were taken.
6:50 p.m. Civil dispute. 10th Avenue SE. Assisted grandfather with removing his 15-month-old granddaughter from the residence. Occupant was presented with a copy of the Ex Parte Order and was cooperative and polite. Child was safely removed.
11:28 p.m. Unwanted persons. Minnesota Street W. Assisted person with clearing out a party at a rental house. House was cleared without incident.
12:48 a.m. Public urination. Minnesota Street W. Officer observed male urinating on the west side of the building. Male tried to avoid officer, but officer caught up with male who still had his belt, button and zipper still undone. Officer placed male in the back of his squad car and issued a citation for public urination. Citation was explained and male was released.
12:46 a.m. Alcohol minor consumption. Minnesota Street W. Male who appeared under age was observed in bar. Officer checked and he had a Texas driver’s license stating he was 20 years old. Officer escorted male from bar to squad car and issued a citation.
9:07 p.m. Domestic dispute. 2nd Avenue SE. Female stated ex-husband, who lives with her, threw a wine glass at her hitting her with it. She indicated she was afraid at the time. Officer transported male to jail and took photos and obtained a statement.
11:04 p.m. Accident. Minnesota Street W. Driver going west lost control due to icy roads, slid through the intersection of 2nd Avenue NW and struck a stop sign pole owned by the city of St. Joseph and a utility pole. The stop sign was knocked over. No visible damage to the utility pole due to low speed of the vehicle. Damage over $1,000.