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8:30 p.m. Assist person. North College Avenue. Woman locked out of her apartment. Officer was able to get a hold of manager to come and assist her.
10:50 p.m. Suspicious activity. Iverson Street W. A woman was in her garage and stated it sounded like someone pounded on the overhead door. Officer checked the area and did not locate anybody. He also checked inside residence. She thought it might be her ex-boyfriend, but unknown. Officer advised there would be extra patrol and told her to call again if needed.
12:30 a.m. Fire alarm. First Avenue NW. Responded to address for a fire alarm. Knocked on both upstairs apartments and received no answer. Went to the Middy and contacted worker who lives at address. He had keys to check the building. Everything was OK. Advised dispatch.
11:42 a.m. Harassment. Able Street E. Gentleman responded to a Craigslist ad about some items. After losing seller’s phone number and having an interest in the items, he went to the seller’s home to contact her. She did not want him at her house and didn’t want to pursue the sale of the items.
8:18 p.m. Suspicious odor. College Avenue S. Caller reported strong smell of marijuana coming from an apartment and stated it’s an ongoing problem with the same person. Several residents in the hallway who refused to be identified said this unit had been condemned several times and he’s not to be living there. Complainant called back and stated a male came out of a neighboring apartment and her mother is talking to him and the male is getting upset with her mother. Officer was re-dispatched. The female and male were arguing in the hallway. Officer spoke to the male and was invited into his apartment. Officer was unable to detect any odor of marijuana inside the apartment.
4:31 p.m. Found property. Elm Street E. McDonald’s employees stated a customer left a purse behind. Officer looked inside and found a phone number to call. Will be entered into property and owner stated her daughter would pick it up in the morning.
6:05 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. 10th Avenue SE. Complainant said there was a blue four-door vehicle parked in the parking lot playing loud music and occupied by three people. Officer arrived and found nobody in any of the vehicles in the parking lot. Caller met the officer in the parking lot and stated the occupants just went inside the apartment building. Caller said just the way they were acting led him to believe they were doing drugs or something in the vehicle. Officer attempted to make contact with someone in the apartment. Could hear voices and radio playing. Knocked on door and radio shut off and the apartment went quiet. No one would answer the door.
10:51 a.m. Assist persons. County Road 2 and Country Road 75. Officer assisted All Saints Academy first-graders crossing County Road 75 on a field trip.
1:41 p.m. Theft. Second Avenue SE. Person reported an iPod missing from his vehicle which was parked on the street. He stated it was an older iPod and charging cord. Value was $150. No suspects and no damage to vehicle.
9:44 a.m. Unwanted person. College Avenue S. Person reported an ex-girlfriend was in his apartment without his permission. After officer talked with him, he took his key from her keyring and locked complainant’s apartment and waited for him to return and assist her with removing her belongings.
7:32 p.m. Suspicious activity. Seventh Avenue SE. Complainant stated she watched a young boy carry bikes from the residence and never return on any all night long. Made contact with the boy’s mother. She stated her parents have a large shed on Fourth Avenue SE and he was taking them all to clean up their garage. Cleared.
11:43 a.m. Barking dog. C.R. 2. Complainant stated dog keeps barking all the time. Officer was in the area for 15 minutes and did not hear it bark. Advised her dog is in the township and gave her township supervisor’s number.
7:19 p.m. Lost property. Elm Street E. Woman called to report she had lost her debit card. She stated she had last had her card about 3 p.m. May 31. Officer advised her to immediately call the debit card company and report the loss and he would do a report in case someone turned it in.
9:31 p.m. Traffic stop. Baker Street E/College Avenue S. Officer noticed a silver vehicle on College Avenue. He personally knew driver’s license to be revoked and or only a permit. Driver admitted to being revoked and also no proof of insurance. The owner of the car stated she had insurance. Officer called and the insurance was canceled in February. Vehicle towed by All Care.
3:57 a.m. Theft. Minnesota Street/Second Avenue NW. Sometime during the night or early morning someone stole a road-closed barricade. Officer checked the area around the theft and was unable to locate it. Value $125.
5:07 a.m. Theft. Elm Street E. A male and female entered the store. Employees saw male take plastic plates and put them in his pants. Male left the store without paying. Employee followed him to his car and was able to get the plates back. Vehicle left east on CR 75. They were in the store three different times that morning. Car was a Kia. Officer will follow up with Kia to find out who bought the car. Value $2.99. Also taken were cold meds, value $6.99. Person was located and citation was issued.
2:45 p.m. Animal. St. Joseph BP. Anonymous complaint about a dog left in a closed up/locked up vehicle. Arrived on scene and found the vehicle in the lot with a Great Dane in it. Dog did not look in distress, so waited for the vehicle driver to return. Driver came and was identified via his driver’s license. Verbal warning was issued and he was allowed to continue on his way fishing.
2:02 a.m. Suspicious activity. Seventh Avenue NW. Complainant hears a car alarm going off and dog barking. She also thinks she sees a person looking in cars. While checking the area, officer met gentleman coming out of his house. He stated his daughter’s car alarm went off and he was the one checking it out. Stated alarm has gone off by itself in the past.