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6:43 p.m. Vehicle collision. Minnesota Street E/4th Avenue NE. One vehicle, driven by a 70-year-old female, was traveling south on 4th Avenue NE. Another vehicle, driven by a 37-year-old female from Avon, was traveling east on Minnesota Street E. The first vehicle proceeded through the intersection and struck the second vehicle on its driver’s side. Both vehicles required a tow, and the first driver was issued a citation for a stop-sign violation.
7:50 a.m. No pay. College Avenue N. A local gas station called police after a customer came in, paid for items but not for the fuel. The customer was contacted and took care of the balance.
10:06 a.m. Theft. College Avenue N. A 22-year-old male reported his cell phone missing. The male was able to track the phone to the residence of people he knew. Those people stated they didn’t take the phone, but allowed an officer to search the premises. The officer found nothing. The phone is valued at $400.
12:57 p.m. Property damage. Minnesota Street E. A van was parked on the right side of the street, facing west. A car, driven by a 19-year-old female from Hawick, Minn., was traveling west. The car struck the rear of the van. The driver said she may have dozed off. There were no injuries.
5:05 a.m. Vehicle in ditch. CR 133. An officer arrived on scene to find a vehicle in the ditch. The driver, a 29-year-old male from Sartell, was still inside. The officer ran the male’s drivers license, and found it to be suspended. There was also a warrant out for his arrest. The male was transported to the Stearns County Jail and his vehicle was towed.
2:06 p.m. Hit and run. College Avenue S. A 21-year-old female from Otsego, Minn., left her car parked in a lot between Dec. 2 and Dec. 6. During that time her front headlight was damaged. No vehicles around it were damaged.
12:43 a.m. Intoxicated driver. Cedar Street E. A report was made of a 28-year-old male from Sauk Rapids driving intoxicated. Officers checked in the area, but were unable to locate it. Other police departments in the area were advised.
12:04 a.m. Dog at large. 2nd Avenue NW. An individual found a stray dog with no collar or tags running round a parking lot with no one around. An officer arrived on scene and transported the dog to animal control in Sauk Rapids.