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2:33 a.m. Minor consumption. 1st Avenue NE. Police responded to a noise complaint. An officer located four male tenants of the residence. Three of the males were under the legal drinking age. One of the males, a 20-year-old, had bloodshot eyes. When asked how much he had to drink, the male stated he was drinking “Fireball.” A breathalyzer test was administered, and showed a reading of .104. Another of the males, also 20, was found to have a blood-alcohol content of .12. Another 20-year-old male was found to have a BAC of .1. Citations were issued to all three for minor consumption, and all four for the noise complaint.
12:39 a.m. Intoxicated person. Minnesota Street W. Police were called to a fight in front of a local business. An employee was attempting to restrain a larger male. The larger male, a 21-year-old male from Oklahoma, said he was choked. He was taken to the squad car, and an attempt was made to find someone to take care of him. The male then vomited and passed out, so Gold Cross was called. He was cooperative with the ambulance at first, but then required two officers to restrain him. An officer rode with the male to the hospital.
12:40 a.m. Medical. 16th Avenue SE. A 102-year-old female fell. Police stayed on scene until rescue and Gold Cross took over, and transported her to the hospital.
9:03 a.m. Found dog. 14th Avenue NE. A resident found what appeared to be a black lab with a collar but no tags. The dog will be kept by city maintenance until the owner calls. The dog will also be placed on a lost dog list.
10:48 a.m. Medical. 1st Avenue SE. A male was having difficulty breathing, Police arrived, administered oxygen and stayed with the man until the fire department and Gold Cross arrived for transport.
1:49 p.m. Welfare check. Iris Lane E. Police had been asked to check on someone who had not shown up for work for two days. The house was locked, and they were unable to see inside. There were no tracks in the snow on the driveway. A locksmith was called to let police in. The person inside was found to be deceased, and a doctor and funeral home were called.
5:55 p.m. Trespassing. 1st Avenue SE. A roommate of a homeowner said they saw someone walking through their backyard early in the morning. When the person realized they were being watched, they went the opposite direction. There was no damage, and nothing was missing.
9:30 p.m. Driving complaint. CR 75/CR 2. A vehicle was reported as traveling east in the west-bound lane on CR 75. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
9:48 p.m. Open door. Ridgewood Court. An officer observed the lights on at a local business. The officer checked, and the front doors were found to be unlocked. Two officers checked the interior of the building. Everything appeared fine. A key-holder for the business was contacted and came to lock the door.