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3:04 a.m. Property damage. Date Street E. Officer spoke with complainant who stated she would like extra patrol during the day if possible. She stated she believes someone she knows is cutting her extension cord that connects to her vehicle’s block heater. She stated she has filed other reports already in regard to similar damage he has caused her. Approximate cost is $75 per complaint. Extra patrol for house given.
9:08 p.m. Assistance. College Avenue N. A coffee maker started on fire and was shut off at the breaker. Officer assisted in ventilating the building.
4:27 a.m. Suspicious activity. 2nd Avenue SE. Report of lights on in home and front door unlocked. Officers checked the residence and no one was home. The house had water damage similar to a pipe bursting. The house was full of frost and was being dried with floor driers.
8:05 a.m. Warrant. Schneider Drive. Officers assisted with a search warrant. Officer saw a vehicle leaving the residence and pulled in behind and stopped it. The sole occupant and driver was ID’d by his Minnesota driver’s license. His driving status was revoked and he had two warrants. He was arrested and booked into Stearns County Jail.
3:37 p.m. Vandalism. 19th Avenue NE. Complainant stated the lock was cut on his storage unit. Lock is missing. Nothing was taken but looks like boxes were moved. No other storage sheds appear to be tampered with.
8:48 a.m. Property-damage accident. CR 75/CR 133. Vehicle #1 was behind vehicle #2 in the northbound turn lane. Vehicle #1 thought the light had turned green to go and hit the rear of vehicle #2. Minor damage to both vehicles.
11:51 a.m. Medical. Third Avenue SE. A male was shoveling his driveway and slipped on ice. Officer arrived and waited for Gold Cross to arrive. He was transported by Gold Cross.
2:36 p.m. Snowmobile crash. Cedar Lake Road, Millwood Township Stearns County. Freeport Fire Department, Melrose Ambulance and Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-sled collision approximately four miles northwest of Freeport. A 22-year-old male from St. Joseph and a 27-year-old male from Sartell were transported to the Melrose Hospital via ambulance. The crash is under investigation by the sheriff’s office.