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1:50 a.m. Suspicious activity. Minnesota Street W. Police observed a vehicle parked with the rear passenger door open. Male passenger was observed sleeping in the back, trying to cool off. No further action was taken.
2:23 a.m. Vehicle violation. CR 75/CR 3. A vehicle passed two parked squad cars who had their emergency lights on. The car passed both police vehicles in the right lane. When the vehicle was pulled over, the male driver stated he was not familiar with the road. He was issued a citation regardless.
9:13 a.m. Found property. Callaway Street E. Police found a bucket with fluids and chunks in it which appeared to be old cooking oil and fat. The waste was taken to maintenance to be disposed of.
7:09 a.m. Animal disturbance. CR 2. Police found a black bull walking in the middle of the road. Contact was made with the bull’s owner, who secured the cow.
12:13 a.m. Stalled vehicle. CR 75/CR 2. Police observed a truck and trailer stalled on the left-hand side of the road. The male driver stated he had called for assistance. Police stayed with the driver until help arrived.
3:18 p.m. Found property. Ash Street E. Authorities discovered a black bicycle under a pine tree. The bike appeared to be painted and was taken to a maintenance shop.
4 a.m. Medical. College Avenue S. Police were dispatched to assist a man experiencing chest pains. Oxygen was administered. Gold Cross arrived on the scene to take over.
8:02 a.m. Suspicious activity. College Avenue S. Police spoke to male suspect about his door-to-door sales activity. He was advised not to pester residents. If more complaints ensued, his permit would be revoked.
1:07 a.m. Suspicious activity. College Avenue N. Police stopped a male with an open beer can. He was issued a citation due to a city ordinance stating individuals cannot carry open containers of alcohol in public.
1:47 a.m. Abandoned animal. Ash Street E. Authorities found a dog left in a parked truck. All four windows were rolled down approximately two inches. Police attempted to find the owner while continually checking on the dog.
8:40 p.m. Suspicious activity. CR 75. Police were dispatched after a report of an intoxicated male attempting to get into someone’s tent. When authorities arrived on the scene, they interrogated the man who stated his tent was previously stolen, and he was looking to reclaim it. Suspect was advised to leave, or further action would be taken.
1:18 a.m. Suspicious activity. Minnesota Street W. While on patrol, police detected two men having an altercation. Both parties were ordered to stop and went their separate ways.
6:49 a.m. Vehicle collision. CR 133. Authorities responded to a traffic collision that occurred between a male and female driver. The female driver was transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries. The male driver appeared to be unharmed.