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3:15 p.m. Slick road. Pinecone Road S. and Scout Drive. An officer came upon slick road conditions. Upon closer examination it was found to be hydraulic fluid assumed to have been leaking from a passing vehicle. City maintenance was called to clean up.
3:15 a.m. Suspicious activity. 1700 2½ St N. A man and woman were seen going through mailboxes. The caller went to confront suspects and they ran away, dropping all the mail. Officers scanned the area with no sign of suspects in the mailbox tampering. However, they did apprehend an underage intoxicated male who was also in the area and attempting to flee detection. A citation was issued.
9 a.m. Traffic stop. 400 block of 19th Avenue N. A driver was stopped and given verbal warning for speed.
5:30 p.m. Collision. Second Street S. and Fourth Avenue S. One vehicle rear-ended the other vehicle and the airbag deployed. Minor injuries were looked at by medics and a private party took a person to the hospital. One vehicle was towed. Use of phones while driving was a factor in the crash.
1 p.m. Intoxicated person. Riverside Avenue N. A caller was concerned that an individual was inebriated to the point of being unable to care for himself. Concerned parties relayed to the officer their observations and settled on getting help for him on their own. It was determined at this point emergency intervention was not essential.
5:30 a.m. Vandalism. Parking lot along Amber Avenue. Multiple vehicles were vandalized. One vehicle was reported stolen. The onboard safety system activated the engine lock and was able to pinpoint vehicle in the area not far away. Investigation in progress.
4 p.m. Hazard. 1100 block of Oak Pond Drive. A caller reported a crash that happened earlier that day, a car vs. mailbox. The crash left a large amount of oil along the road, creating possible unsafe conditions for drivers. An officer determined slick roadway was a hazard. City maintenance called.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.