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2:20 p.m. Welfare check. Fourth Avenue SE. Report a female had passed out and had been drinking a lot. When officers arrived they noticed a female lying on a couch unresponsive. Had Gold Cross and Rescue dispatched and were able to gain entry into the house. Assisted with medical. She had a PBT result of .444 at 2:45 p.m. Gold Cross transported.
3:32 p.m. Found property. E. Cedar Street. Manager of an apartment building found a bike near the bike rack with a description of: Black Huffy 15 speed, 26 in. Serial #26534-9610413H6972. Bike had an unused lock wrapped around the frame. Bike placed into evidence.
7:21 p.m. Suspicious activity. Fourth Avenue SE. Screen off same window that was open on earlier medical. Appears dog got screen off. All doors were locked. Officer climbed through the window and no one was inside. Closed the window when done. No further action.
9:21 p.m. Burn. Sixth Avenue NW. Met with homeowner who said she was burning cut grass and a few pieces of wood and some branches. When officer checked the fire it was mostly freshly cut grass. She was told she could only burn non-processed wood/branches, no grass or other items. She said she was not aware of it and extinguished the fire when asked.
7 p.m. Assist Waite Park Police Department. Park Meadows Drive. Complainant stated she could hear people screaming and could hear slapping. She stated it was coming from across the street from her apartment. Male was doing most of the yelling and she heard a female say ouch. Unable to locate the people involved.
3:14 a.m. Hazard. Minnesota Street E. Officer stood by a power line down on the roadway on 2nd Avenue SE and Minnesota Street E. Line was knocked down by a pine tree that fell on the line. Line was exploding on the ground which caused a small fire. It was also sparking in the poles nearby. Fire dispatched but the fire self-extinguished prior to their arrival. Officer stood by and assisted with traffic control until he could get through to Xcel which took over an hour. Barricades set up and maintenance maintained the safety perimeter until Xcel arrived.
6:31 a.m. Hazard. C.R. 2/C.R. 75. Turkeys reported outside the barn, but not yet on the road or causing a hazard. Officer contacted the caretaker of the turkey barn and advised him of the problem.
7:40 a.m. Burglary. Minnesota Street W. Received a possible burglary call. Upon officer’s arrival he was informed the complainant’s patio fence and furniture had been moved around overnight. He also had wall decor and water on the floor inside the building. After officer’s investigation of the scene, it was determined the anomalies were caused by weather overnight. There had been 4 to 6 inches of rain and 60- to 70-mph winds.
6:09 p.m. Harassment. City. Officer spoke with complainant who did not want to give his complete name. He was seeking advice on harassment. His neighbor who he did not want to name was sending harassing texts. I told him he could apply for an HRO and block the number via his cell-phone carrier.
11:20 a.m. Property damage accident. C.R. 75/C.R. 2. Rear-end accident. Cosmetic damage only to front of vehicle 2 and rear of vehicle 1. Both vehicles were going from southbound C.R. 2 to east bound C.R. 75. Driver of vehicle was not paying attention to vehicle #1 in front of him and struck the rear of vehicle #1. Only visible damage was scrapes to the paint and bent license plate on the rear of vehicle #1. Only visible damage on vehicle #2 was a bent front license plate.
4:04 p.m. Neighbor dispute. College Avenue S. Woman called to complain about a neighbor in the building throwing around the chair they keep by the front door of the building. She said she has the actions recorded on video. She was OK if officer called the neighbor to ask him to discontinue his behavior. She understood she and the neighbor have to both live in the building together. Officer called the neighbor and he said he did not throw the chair, that his dog knocked the chair over and he picked it up and put it back in place. He said he wants the front door closed due to bugs getting in the building and his apartment and the building is supposed to be a secured building. Advised him the neighbor has no working air conditioning thus that is why the door is open. He said he would try to be more tolerant.