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12:14 a.m. Fireworks. 10th Avenue NE. Police responded to a call from a male complainant who stated illegal fireworks were being set off near his apartment. Authorities arrived on the scene but did not see any debris or damage caused by fireworks. Police sat in the area for some time but observed nothing unusual.
8:47 a.m. Alarm. 13th Street N. Police were dispatched in regards to a fire alarm. Upon arrival, they discovered it was a false alarm. No further action was taken.
Open door. 2nd Avenue N. After a severe thunderstorm, police observed the car wash door of a gas station standing open. Police pulled the door down and secured the building.
3:53 p.m. Theft. Benton Drive S. A complainant called the police after stating his bicycle had been stolen outside a local store. A description of both the suspect and the bike were provided. The investigation is ongoing.
6:30 p.m. Medical. 1st Avenue N. Police assisted a female who had been drinking heavily and vomiting. She was transported to detox by the Gold Cross for further assistance.
1:57 a.m. Detox. Benton Drive N. Police responded to a report of an intoxicated male. On arrival, authorities secured the intoxicated male and he was taken to detox for further treatment.
2:10 a.m. Public assist. 1st Street S./River Avenue S. A male approached a police squad car, stating he was lost after being dropped off in the downtown St. Cloud area. He was transported to his residence via police transportation.
3:48 a.m. Domestic disturbance. 2nd Avenue N. An anonymous caller reported a domestic disturbance had occurred between two males and a female. Upon arrival, police found one of the males to be bleeding heavily from the nose. He stated he had been attacked by a random passerby. None of the involved parties would provide any additional information. One of the male suspect’s mother stated her son was assaulted during a drug deal. Police observed the scene for a few hours but observed no further activity.
6:56 p.m. Animal complaint. Benton Drive N. Complainant stateda dog was inside of a vehicle with no windows rolled down. Upon arrival, police could not locate the vehicle.
7:15 a.m. Search warrant. 13th Street. Police assisted the Violent Offender Task Force in executing a search warrant for the listed address.
3:33 a.m. Traffic arrest. 11th Street N./13th Avenue N. Police observed a vehicle driving in the opposite lane of traffic. The vehicle was stopped after the two male suspects in the car were observed taking mail from mailboxes. Both suspects were arrested as they had warrants out for their respective arrests. They were subsequently transported to both the Stearns and Benton County jails.
6:20 a.m. Suspicious activity. Summit Avenue S. Complainant reported a male was in his yard, seemingly suffering from some kind of medical condition. When police arrived, they found the male who was severely impaired by meth per his admission. The Gold Cross arrived and transported the male to the appropriate facility.