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12:26 a.m. Accident. CR 75. Officer came upon a vehicle that hit a deer. Officer had to dispatch deer which was still alive. There was damage to front corner panel, headlight and windshield. Found driver walking with flashlight. He stated he would get glass fixed through insurance and fix the rest himself.
3:55 a.m. Fight. 13th Avenue N. Responded to a physical fight between two brothers. Arrived and one of the parties involved was sitting on the front steps. The other was downstairs. Both parties were very intoxicated. Neither really knew what started the altercation. Neither person wanted anything done. After speaking with them, it was observed there was some damage to the furnace duct work. This was brought to the attention of the tenants. The brothers agreed to pay for the damages. The tenants agreed and did not want to pursue the matter. They only requested the parties involved in the altercation leave the residence. The parties involved and three others left.
3:49 p.m. Animal. 10th Avenue. Woman flagged down officer to file a complaint a male resident was beating his small lap-size dog. She said this was an ongoing situation. Attempted to make contact with the resident. No answer at the door, no dog barking inside and the neighbors said the vehicle belonging to the resident was not in the parking lot. Advised to call when the beating is in progress. She said she understood and officer cleared.
5:51 p.m. Dog. 12th Avenue SE. Report of a white dog contained at 12th Avenue SE. Officer located the critter and observed it to have a city tag. Officer brought it back to owner.
11:17 p.m. Verbal. Middy Bar. Responded to a verbal in the back parking lot between boyfriend and girlfriend. Argument was over the boyfriend wanting to drive even though he was intoxicated. Nothing physical. Boyfriend agreed to leave his vehicle parked in the parking lot and ride home with his girlfriend.
10:29 a.m. Gas leak. Ash Street E. Assisted with traffic and evacuation as gas was down storm sewer. Stood by until fire chief gave us permission to clear.
4:38 a.m. Verbal. College Avenue N. Responded to a possible physical domestic. Arrived and spoke to the male party when he answered the door. Stated he and his girlfriend were arguing. Nothing physical. Spoke with the female party and she stated it was verbal only. Neither person wanted to leave the residence. Ran female through dispatch and it was learned she had a gross misdemeanor warrant for a false name to a peace officer. Warrant was body only and night capped.???
9:11 p.m. Juvenile. Pond View Lane E. Juvenile was reported missing when she went on a bike ride without telling anyone. She arrived just prior to officer’s arrival at the residence. Officer spoke to her and told her to make sure someone knows where she is going to prevent them from being worried.
10:12 p.m. Assist person. Fifth Avenue SE/Minnesota Street E. Woman requested officer stand by for her safety so she could get some personal belongs from the residence. Officer spoke with person who lives at the residence who said her stuff and the person she was looking for was not there. He said he would give her the property if it would get her to leave him alone. Officer told this to the woman who said she was OK with this and agreed to leave him alone.
4:35 p.m. Accident. College Avenue N/Minnesota Street E. Driver one was driving westbound on Minnesota Street when driver two was eastbound and did a U-turn in front of driver one. Driver one hit the right side of driver two’s vehicle. No injuries.
6:26 p.m. Fire. 13th Avenue SE. Responded to fire. Fire was out and St. Joseph Fire Department was shortly behind. Stood by to direct traffic.
1:16 a.m. Fireworks. Minnesota Street W. Responded to fireworks. Heard fireworks in this area and spoke to renter and advised him there was to be no more fireworks. He denied having any fireworks left. Advised citations would be issued if officers have to return.
11:43 a.m. Suspicious activity. Graceview Loop. Officer spoke with complainant who just wanted officer to know she smelled marijuana in the area. Officer checked area and was unable to smell any marijuana.