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3:28 a.m. Warrant. Elm Street E. Complainant called stating there was a male and female sleeping in a vehicle that was running in the parking lot for at least an hour. Requested officers check on parties. Officers made contact and occupants of vehicle stated they were waiting for friends to return to their residence and they would be going there. Male party had two felony warrants and was arrested on the warrants. Female’s drivers license was revoked. Owner of vehicle came and picked up the female and retrieved the vehicle.
2:27 p.m. Property damage. Date Street E. Complainant called to report someone had cut the tank-heater cord on her vehicle. She stated she didn’t know if it had happened earlier or where but she noticed it this morning. She gave a name of the person she believes caused the damage. Officer advised her to call back with the price to fix it.
9:27 p.m. Verbal. Elena Lane. Parties were arguing over rent. Renter was the most upset. She was under the impression she was getting kicked out of the house, but in fact they just wanted her to be quiet and go to bed. Confirmed several times, no threats, nothing physical took place. Renter agreed to go to bed and in the morning was leaving to go to the airport to return to China.
11:53 a.m. Assist person. Elm Street E. Employees were concerned about an unknown vehicle in the parking lot. Officer arrived and found the vehicle unoccupied. Employees requested the officer stand by as they left.
3:50 a.m. Alarm. 15th Avenue NE. Officer arrived on scene and the building was secure. Just as the officer was wrapping up, an employee pulled in with his semi and said he tripped the alarm and did not know how to stop it or reset it.
10:38 a.m. Hit and run. County Road 75 E/Northland Drive. Vehicle #1 slid on the ice and struck the rear end of a tan truck which left the scene. Vehicle #1 was also struck from behind by a white truck which also left the scene. No injuries, minimal damage.
12:45 a.m. Verbal. Baker Street E. Responded to a report of a verbal argument out in the parking lot. Officer spoke with three of the individuals who were outside. Argument was between two guests of a resident over a cell phone. The cell phone was returned and everything was all right between them. Nothing physical and no threats were made.
7:05 a.m. Domestic assault. Elena Lane. Officers responded to a report of physical domestic assault. Male was transported to jail and held for court. Photos were taken of bruises on female’s arms and side. Also collected a shirt and photo of son’s injuries.