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5:21 a.m. Property damage. Elm Street E. Unknown individuals shot windows on a business with orange paint balls, sometime between 2-5 a.m. The paint was washed off and didn’t cause any permanent damage.
11:54 p.m. Intoxicated person. Ash Street E./College Avenue N. An officer observed a 22-year-old male on the street on his hands and knees. The male got up and began walking, but stumbled and almost fell again. The officer made contact with the male, who was intoxicated, and blew a breathalyzer test of .275. The male could not find a sober person to take care of him, and was transported to a detox facility.
3:29 p.m. Ordinance violation. Minnesota Street W. Garbage cans were located on the curbside of various residences in violation of a city ordinance. Red warning tags were hung on residences.
8:28 p.m. Alarm. Hill Street W. A CO2 alarm at a home went off, and the resident also reported feeling ill to a dispatcher. Police arrived and stayed with the resident until the fire department arrived on the scene.
8:38 a.m. Property damage. Old Hwy 52/Birch Street W. Officers arrived at a three-car accident. Vehicle #1, driven by a 21-year-old female from Carlos, was at the stop sign. Vehicle #2, driven by a 21-year-old female from St. Cloud, was driving on the roadway, slipped on the roadway and rear-ended vehicle #1. After police were called, vehicle #3, driven by a 21-year-old male from Clearwater, rear-ended vehicle #2. Vehicle #3’s windshield was frosted over, and the driver received a citation.
3:51 p.m. Vandalism. College Avenue N. Police received a call from a property owner that one renter had apparently thrown a lock through another renter’s window. The male who threw the lock admitted he did it and indicated he would pay for damages.
12:04 a.m. Traffic stop. Date Street E./1st Avenue NE. An officer observed a vehicle driving without working brake lights, along with an expired registration on their license plate. After being stopped, the driver stated they did not have any insurance information in the vehicle. The driver was issued a citation.