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7:38 p.m. No-contact-order violation. Fifth Avenue E. Officers were dispatched for a report of a domestic-abuse no-contact order that had been violated. The male complainant reported the woman he had the order against entered his home and locked herself in. Officers located the woman and arrested her. The order was verified through Benton County. Because this was the third time the woman had violated the order, she was transported to Benton County Jail.
6:12 p.m. Suspicious person. 10th Avenue. N. Officers were dispatched for a report of suspicious man. Officers arrived and located the man and a woman. The man provided officers with a false name. After both parties were correctly identified, officers learned they both had warrants out for their arrests. Officers placed both under arrest and conducted a search incident to arrest. During the search, officers located drug paraphernalia and 0.4 grams of methamphetamine. Officers transported both the man and woman to Stearns County Jail.
1:25 a.m. DWI. Hwy. 15 and CR 120. While monitoring traffic on Hwy. 15, an officer observed a southbound vehicle that appeared to be driving on a flat tire. The officer stopped the vehicle as it appeared to be throwing sparks from the driver’s front. The officer made contact with the juvenile driver who appeared to be under the influence. The officer conducted field sobriety testing and observed several more cues of impairment. After the tests were completed, the officer arrested the juvenile.
9:05 a.m. Crash. 2 ½ Street N. and 19 Avenue N. An officer was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash involving no injuries. The officer arrived on scene and observed both vehicles pulled over in the northbound side of 19 Avenue N. The officer spoke with both drivers who denied injuries. The driver of vehicle one was northbound on 19 Avenue N. and had the right of way. Vehicle two was stopped on 2 ½ Street at the intersection. Driver of vehicle two stated she didn’t see vehicle one and pulled out onto 19th Avenue. The vehicles made contact causing minor damage.
4:01 p.m. DWI. Pinecone Road N. 2 ½ Street N. Officers were dispatched for a report of a crash involving no injuries. Officers were informed one of the drivers may be intoxicated. One officer arrived on scene and spoke with the driver of vehicle one. He stated he was stopped at the signal light on 2 ½ Street when he was rear-ended by a female driver. He stated when the woman exited her car she appeared off balance and intoxicated. A second officer arrived on scene and met with the woman. The officer immediately could smell an odor of alcohol and saw signs of impairment. The officer ran the woman through field sobriety testing and she was unable to pass. The preliminary breath test indicated the woman was three times over the legal limit. She was placed under arrest and could be charged with third-degree DWI and open container.
6:45 a.m. Medical. An officer was dispatched for a report of a man who was unable to breathe. The officer found the man inside the entryway of the residence. The officer had the man sit down and started him on oxygen. The man stated he was in no pain and appeared intoxicated. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived, took over patient care and transported him to St. Cloud Hospital.
5:01 a.m. Traffic stop. Pinecone Road N. and 35 Street N. While traveling south on Pinecone Road N. in approximately the 2400 block, an officer observed a vehicle traveling north at a high rate of speed. The officer activated his radar and received a reading of 59 mph in a posted 40-mph zone. The officer stopped the vehicle for the violation and met with the driver. The driver provided valid licensing and insurance proof. He stated he was late for work and was cooperative. The officer released the driver after issuing him a citation for speed.