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7:11 a.m. Ordinance violation. Old Hwy. 52. Officer spoke to property resident and advised him and his friends they had until 9 a.m. to clean the yards or be charged. Some of them were getting uncooperative, but they were advised a citation could be written now or they could have the time to clean up. They agreed to use the time to clean.
7:20 p.m. Found property. Cedar Street E. Complainant located five metal signs in the dumpster at the apartment complex. Signs were removed from the dumpster. One sign was from Sunset Manufacturing. Unknown where other signs came from. Signs placed in property room of the Police Department.
3:36 p.m. Theft. Second Avenue NW. Complainant stated his black iPod was taken in the last few months. He has spoken to roommates and friends and all stated they did not have it. Nothing special about the iPod and at this time the serial number is unknown. He will call if he locates the number. Value four years ago was $400. No suspects.
7:56 a.m. Theft. Second Avenue NW. Complainant had his truck at repair shop for the last six months. During that time his license plates were taken. He already got new plates and also told the DMV they were stolen. No suspect at this time. Value $45.
10:17 a.m. Fraud. Third Avenue SE. Complainant reported he needed a police report in reference to a case with Charter Communications. He was charged for services at a residence from Feb. 2-May 27, 2010 that he has not lived at since 2006. Complainant has been in contact with Charter.
5:41 p.m. Animal. Minnesota Street W. Complainant called about two dogs in the back of a vehicle, possibly in distress. Officer arrived on scene and located the vehicle. Went into the Middy and Local Blend looking for the vehicle owner. Was advised he may be at the VFW. Went to the VFW to look for the suspect. Returned to the Local Blend and the vehicle was gone. Officer called the complainant and advised her of the findings and to call again if she sees the dogs in distress again.