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1:02 a.m. DWI. CR 75/8th Ave. N. An officer noticed a vehicle driving with expired registration, and after running the plate discovered the owner of the vehicle had a suspended license. The owner, a 25-year-old male from South Haven, was driving at the time. The officer noticed the smell of marijuana and alcohol coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having one or two drinks per hour before the stop. He blew a .126 BAC, and gave the officer a small bag of what appeared to be marijuana. Driver was placed under arrest. The passenger and vehicle were picked up by a sober driver.
3:22 a.m. Suspicious activity. Minnesota Street E. A resident called, saying they heard a noise in their basement. An officer arrived and checked the basement, finding a shower curtain and curtain rod had fallen down in the basement bathroom.
1:20 p.m. Assist person. College Avenue S. A 74-year-old female was walking in a hallway when she fell and hit her head on the wall. The St. Joseph Fire Department arrived, checked out the person, and then she was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital by a private vehicle.
1:03 a.m. Alarm. 4th Avenue N. Police went to a local business after an alarm went off. An employee was on scene and had set it off after forgetting the code. Shortly after, the employee remembered the code.
5:39 p.m. Found property. College Avenue N. A prescription bottle containing white pills was turned into the police after being found at a local business. The pills were expired, and prescribed to a Sartell woman.
5:41 a.m. Warrant arrest. College Avenue N. Police were called to a local business for a person with a warrant. The person was on their way to St. Cloud to turn themselves in when they became lost. Police took the person into custody and transported them to the Stearns County Jail.
6:04 p.m. Business assist. Dale Street E. The city administrator was contacted by a resident, saying someone had come to their door attempting to sell windows. There was no vehicle description. The city did not have a peddler permit on file. Police were unable to locate the salesperson.
7:07 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 133/Elm Street E. An officer noticed a vehicle displaying tabs from January 2014, which are over one year old. The officer stopped the vehicle, driven by a 34-year-old male from Sartell. The driver said he did not have time to get new tabs, but he had more than one year to do so. The driver also could not provide proof of insurance. He was cited for both offenses.
10:50 p.m. DWI. CR 3/CR 75. Police observed a vehicle weaving all over their lane, and stopped the vehicle, driven by a 50-year-old male from Avon. The officer noted an overwhelming odor of alcohol, and the driver admitted to having seven or eight beers but refused to take a roadside sobriety test. The driver was transported to jail, and the car was impounded.