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2:54 p.m. Smoke. Ash Street W. A resident called in about the smell of smoke. Police located the source of the smell. A very small fire in a fire pit was being monitored and smoldering.
4:23 p.m. Hazard. Gumtree Street E. A resident called saying there was glass in the playground’s wood chips at northland park. Police checked the area, but were unable to locate the glass. Police called the public works department to recheck the area after the weekend.
8:03 a.m. Alarm. Birch Street W. An alarm was set off at a local business. It was found to be accidentally pushed by an employee.
1:51 p.m. Ordinance. Ash Street W. A house that was not supposed to be rented was reportedly occupied. Police checked on the issue.
6:59 p.m. Alarm. Frontage Road. An alarm was set off, but the call was cancelled.
10:13 p.m. Verbal. 6th Avenue SE. Officers were sent to a verbal argument at a residence. A 19-year-old female at the residence had had a medical procedure earlier in the day and wanted to go to the emergency room. Other parties would not take her in because the doctor had said she needed rest and the vomiting was due to the procedure. In the end, all parties agreed to take her to the emergency room.
11:35 a.m. Traffic stop. Cedar Street E. An officer observed a vehicle go through a stop sign without stopping. The officer stopped the vehicle. The driver admitted to driving through the stop sign. He was issued a citation.
2:47 p.m. Found property. Dale Street E. A homeowner found a bicycle. City maintenance personnel picked up the bike and took it into storage. Later, the owner came to claim the bike.
6 a.m. Open door. Minnesota Street W. An officer discovered the door to a business was unlocked. A key holder showed up soon afterward, but hadn’t been inside recently. The officer secured the building.
11:12 p.m. Fireworks. Morningside Loop. Officers could not locate the source of the fireworks.
11:07 p.m. Lights. Ridgewood Court. An officer noticed lights on at a local business, with no one inside. The officer notified a key holder.
11:33 p.m. Verbal. Minnesota Street W. Officers arrived near a local business after receiving the call. The parties involved had already left.
11:54 p.m. Fight. 10th Avenue SE. Officers arrived to two males and a female in front of a residence. An officer separated the males. After questioning, one of the males was arrested for fifth-degree assault and third-degree DWI.