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4:47 p.m. Theft. Eagle Ridge Drive. Complainant, a member of the St. Joseph Fire Department, reported his Motorola XTS 1500 radio stolen out of his truck while parked in his driveway.
7:08 a.m. Warrant. College Avenue S. Department of Corrections notified St. Joseph Police Department there was a warrant. Police made contact with person and he was arrested without incident and transported to Stearns County Jail.
1:41 p.m. Ordinance. Ash Street E. Reported ordinance violation by St. Joseph building inspector of a damaged garage in need of demolition.
1:20 a.m. Medical. College Avenue S. Responded to CSB for a medical. An intoxicated male was throwing up. Arrived and identified him. He stated he was an international student from the Bahamas. PBT results indicated a reading of .15 BAC. He was checked by Gold Cross but refused transport. His friend agreed to take responsibility for him. He was issued a citation for underage consumption.
2:31 a.m. Traffic stop. Highway 23/Fifth Avenue S. Made a traffic stop for driving conduct. Subsequently driver was arrested for DWI; .17 BAC test. Car towed to city maintenance and plates impounded.
5:34 p.m. Alarm. Cedar Street E. Officer responded to alarm at business. Back door was unlocked and alarm was going off. No key holders answered and dispatch left a message.
12:30 a.m. Animal bite. College Avenue S. Complainant was bitten by a gray and white pitbull. Minor injury to left wrist. Gold Cross dispatched; routine per victim’s request. He refused medical attention. Officer made contact with dog owner and advised he needed a current rabies certificate and advised she would be receiving a letter in the mail regarding a potentially dangerous dog. She stated the pitbull/boxer/bulldog mix is normally friendly. She was also warned about not having a city dog license.
4:35 p.m. Phone. Twelfth Avenue SE. Complainant reported the number 480-390-2600 was calling his phone every 10 minutes. When he answered all it would do is beep. Officer called the number and spoke to an operator who told him a fax machine was trying to call. She apologized and advised the matter would be taken care of.
2:28 a.m. Welfare check. College Avenue S. Officer went to Twelfth Avenue SE/Baker Street in an attempt to locate a vehicle with negative results and went to the last know address of a male at College Avenue S. When officer arrived he stood outside an open window and listened. He heard a lone male believed to be talking on the phone and officer believed he was in the apartment alone. At one point officer heard him ask to whomever he was talking to “they are out there now” or words to that effect. Officer did not hear him talk on the phone anymore, and knocked on the door several times, with no response. Lights were out in the apartment and the TV was still on. Officers had dispatch try the phone number and it was busy. Officer called the number again a few minutes later and it went right to voice mail. Without any further information or closer “ping” of the phone other than 1,500 meters from 12/Baker, no further action was taken due to the inability to locate anyone.
1:22 a.m. Vandalism. College Avenue S. Complainant reported sometime overnight, the van he has parked outside his apartment had the sliding door window damaged. Damage estimated at $200. Pictures taken.
6:02 p.m. Welfare check. Baker Street E. Complainant requested check on her neighbor’s kids because the mother looked intoxicated. Four children live at the residence. The mother was last seen standing outside on the porch. Officer spoke with her and she denied drinking and stated she was sick. Officer had here take a PBT test and she blew .000. She had a friend their helping take care of the kids. No further action.