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1 a.m. Intoxicated person. Minnesota Street E/Third Avenue NE. Complainant stated an intoxicated male was staggering all over the roadway going from curb to curb. Last seen in the 200 block of Minnesota Street E. Checked the area and was unable to locate male.
5:23 a.m. Noise. Cedar Street E. Two males were standing outside a residence talking. They have been drinking and admitted they were talking very loudly. Asked them to go back inside.
10: 26 a.m. Fire alarm. First Avenue SE. Parties inside smelled propane. Alarm company was advised of a gas leak. Smell of gas in the building by the front doors. Building cleared. St. Joseph Fire Department and Xcel checked building. All clear. Turned out to be sewer gas.
3:05 p.m. Suspicious activity. College Avenue S. Complainant reported two juvenile females started a phone book on fire on the back side of the apartment building he lives in. No damage to the building. He put the fire out with a shoe which caused minor damage to the shoe. Follow-up to continue.
10:23 a.m. Custody. College Avenue N. Complainant stopped at office to report a custody issue. He stated he stopped at daughter’s school to pick her up and she was gone. He showed court papers he was to pick up his daughter every Wednesday unless given 24 hours notice in advance. He was not given notice. Officer spoke to girl’s mother and she stated she had her mother pick up her child due to an outburst the past weekend when the child’s father yelled at her. Officer advised complainant he would document the information.
7:33 a.m. Dog complaint. Cypress Drive. Complainant stated neighbor’s shepherd was on the apartment property and came after her small dog. No bite. Neighbor was warned about keeping her dog on her property.
10:36 a.m. Suspicious activity. Kleinfelter Park. Complainant called citing a concern for a male sitting in the park who appeared to be watching the children. Officer arrived and found him sitting on a park bench. He stated he was out for a walk and was heading home. Nothing further.
9:52 p.m. Neighbor dispute. Baker Street E. Complainant stated neighbor has been yelling at her, tried to lunge at her and sent threatening text messages. She accused her of saying some nasty things about her on Facebook to her ex. She said she is not Facebook friends with him but she did receive some text messages from him and she told him she did not want to get involved with their affairs. Officer spoke with both parties.
3:27 a.m. Suicidal person. Fourth Avenue SE. Received a report of a suicidal female. Caller stated female said she had a gun and was going to kill herself. Female located in her vehicle in her garage. Transported to St. Cloud Hospital for evaluation.
8:20 p.m. Fireworks. Dale Street E. Caller heard three gun shots and people screaming out their front window. Did not see or hear anything else.
10 a.m. Assist person. Dale Street E. Officer requested to check on children until their mom could arrive from Waite Park. Officer rang the door bell and did not get a response. He was told to hang tight until the mother arrived. When she arrived the children answered the door and they were fine.
5:31 p.m. Neighbor dispute. College Avenue S. Caller stated the neighbor lady is harassing her because they had an altercation a week ago because of the neighbor’s kids. She stated the neighbor came at her but never touched or threatened her. Told her no law was broken and to stay away from her. She did not like officer’s answer and walked away. Talked to the neighbor who denied going after her. She stated she will try and stay away from her.