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12:03 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. River Avenue N. Police spotted a vehicle parked at park after closing hours. Plates and tabs for the vehicle were not correct. Police issued driver a warning to correct the issue immediately with the DMV.
3 a.m. Fireworks complaint. River Avenue N. Police observed a large cloud of smoke coming from a parking lot. Went to investigate and found two males and two females standing in the lot. Suspects were clearly intoxicated. Males said they had set off legal fireworks to impress females. Police advised them they were violating several city violations and on the dangers of being intoxicated.
10 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Lincoln Avenue. Complainant called police due to a vehicle that had been in his parking lot for several days. Police discovered the vehicle belonged to a customer’s relative who had forgotten the car was there.
10:20 a.m. Property damage. 1st Street S. School reported a vehicle had driven across the football field during the weekend, leaving large ruts in the grass. The suspect vehicle had left three-inch-deep ruts. Unknown dollar amount of damage at this time.
7:58 a.m. Theft. Summit Avenue S. Male complainant told police someone had unlawfully entered his car the previous night, stealing his silver money clip which included his driver’s license and credit card. No damage was done to the car. No evidence found.
10:42 a.m. Medical. 9-1/2 Street N. Police were dispatched after receiving a call from a male complainant relating to chest pain. Police arrived at the male’s home to find the male had been taken to the hospital for further treatment.
11:56 p.m. Intoxicated suspect. N. Benton Drive. Suspect approached a police officer in a parking lot, requesting a ride to a detox center. Subject was cooperative, transported to detox and turned over to the proper caretakers.
7:48 p.m. Arrest. River Avenue S. Police caught sight of a suspect with a warrant arrest. Police arrested suspect, taking him to the county jail. Detention forms were completed.
12:25 a.m. Unattended doors. Benton Drive N. While on patrol, police found the car wash doors of a gas station open. A single door leading to the business was found to be unlocked while all other doors were securely locked. No forced entry noted. Keyholder to business was advised to secure business more appropriately.
1:49 a.m. Police assist. 5th Avenue S./6th Street S. Police were deployed to help assist the St. Cloud Police Department in tracking a fleeing suspect. Suspect was never recovered.
7:48 a.m. Damaged property. 13th Avenue NE/15th Street NE. Police discovered a cell phone at the intersection of 13th and 15th. Screen on the phone was severely damaged. Phone was believed to be run over and was unable to be restored.
5:38 p.m. Animal complaint. 6th Street N./5th Avenue N. Complainant reported two dogs left inside a black car at the intersection of 5th and 6th. Complainant believed the windows of the car were not rolled down enough and dogs could potentially be suffocating. When police arrived at the scene, the car was gone.
1:28 a.m. Vehicle complaint. 6th Avenue S. Complainant reported vehicle did not have headlights turned on. Complainant believed the suspect was a male who was drinking hard liquor and driving to a local convenience store. Police arrived at location, finding the vehicle to be empty. Police waited more than an hour for suspect to return to his vehicle, which he did not. The scene was cleared.
3:42 a.m. DWI. 6th Avenue S. Complainant called police in regards to a heavily intoxicated male suspect. Suspect was found, arrested and charged with a second-degree DWI and transported to the county jail. Paperwork completed for arrest.