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5:46 p.m. Custody. Baker Street E. Complainant called in a custody dispute because the father of her child took the child and did not return him at the agreed upon time. She stated there is no legal custody agreement in place. Officer recommended she contact her county social worker to assist in putting a formalized custody agreement in place. She was advised there was no criminal activity at this time, but the officer would do a report.
11:51 a.m. Motor vehicle crash. CR 134/CR 75. A vehicle driven by a 23-year-old male from St. Joseph was driving eastbound on CR 75 when he lost control of the car and began to spin. He hit a vehicle driven by a 72-year-old female from St. Cloud who was stopped in the left turn lane at the intersection of CR 134. She was treated at the scene by St. Joseph Fire and Rescue and transported to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross Ambulance.
3:52 p.m. Snowmobile. Iverson Street W. Complainant called to report their neighbor driving a snowmobile through the kids’ park and yards. Complainant asked him not to drive so erratically and the neighbor said he didn’t care and would not stop.
5:09 p.m. Animal. Cedar Street E. Officer dispatched to contain stray dog. Complainant holding dog stated she found the dog at approximately 3:30 p.m. near the three-way stop on First Avenue NE. Dog appeared to be a male Labrador retriever with a black collar and shock collar attached. No identification on the dog. The dog was secured and fed. St. Joseph dog capture form filled out.
9:44 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. 19th Avenue NE. Officer observed three vehicles parked on the south side of the building. One of the vehicles had its lights on and was running. Door to business was unlocked as well. Found employee, new owner inside. He stated he just bought the business and is in the process of moving into the building.
2:52 a.m. Warrant. CR 3/CR 75. During traffic stop, a passenger in the vehicle was identified by his driver’s license. He had a confirmed Stearns County warrant. He was placed under arrest on the warrant and transported to Stearns County jail. Another passenger was identified by her Minnesota ID card. It was run through dispatch and it showed she had a felony warrant for fifth-degree controlled substance. She was arrested and transported to the Stearns County jail.
5:34 p.m. Medical. Sixth Avenue SE. Officer arrived on scene to find complainant sitting on a couch holding a bucket. She stated she was fine yesterday and was sick today and thought she needed to be hooked up to an IV. Officer stayed until Gold Cross ambulance arrived on scene and transported her to St. Cloud Hospital.
7:50 a.m. Found property. Minnesota Street W. A brown purse was found at the Local Blend. The owner’s ID was inside. Owner contacted and property was returned.