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3:12 a.m. Vehicle collision. College Avenue N. Police responded to a call that a male driver had struck a deer on the interstate. No debris was found, but evidence of the accident was seen on the front of the driver’s vehicle. The damage was photographed, and the driver was advised to keep in contact with the police for further action.
1:56 p.m. Gas drive-off. College Avenue N. A gas station employee called police after observing a female driver leave without paying for her gas. Later investigation proved the female had indeed swiped her card for payment. Police advised management to clear up the balance which was thought to be owed.
3:25 p.m. Suspicious activity. 9th Avenue SE/Callaway Street E. Police responded to a report of an older car driving in circles around the block. When police stopped the vehicle, both passengers stated they had recently started a paper route and were simply interested in getting to learn their route. No further action was taken.
6:13 p.m. Vehicle violation. College Avenue S./Callaway Street. Police pulled over a vehicle which was traveling at a rate of 10 miles above the posted speed limit. The driver admitted to speeding. A citation was issued.
3:10 p.m. Animal disturbance. Birch Street E. Police responded to a report of a barking dog. Upon arrival, they found the dog tied up outside of an empty house. Authorities left a red tag on the door. No further action was taken.
5:34 a.m. Found property. College Avenue N./Minnesota Street W. While on foot patrol, an officer was handed a Minnesota driver’s license which a pedestrian had found on the sidewalk. The license was taken by the officer in order to contact the owner.
4:38 a.m. Gas drive-off. College Avenue N. Police were dispatched to a gas station after a report of a vehicle driving off without paying for gas. The driver of the vehicle was contacted. She stated this was not intentional and would come back in the morning to pay the amount due.