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2 p.m. Trash bin fire. First Avenue E. Officers noticed a thin line of smoke that quickly fully engulfed a roll-off trash bin. The fire department was called and extinguished the fire, possibly caused by sparks from a passing train.
1:30 p.m. Fraud. A fraud was reported by someone who received unexpected checks in the mail. The person was told to deposit the checks in their personal bank account and return the money using gift cards. The loss was approximately $2,000.
12:45 a.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue S. near Heritage Drive. An officer stopped a driver for no headlights. Driver thought the dim left headlight was working well enough to still drive. Officer informed the driver it was not. A citation was issued for driving after revocation, no proof of insurance and head lamps required.
1:20 p.m. Traffic stop. 800 block of Riverside Avenue N. A driver heading south was cited for driving 45 mph in a 30 mph zone.
7 p.m. Traffic stop. Roberts Road. An officer stopped a vehicle showing revoked status of the registered owner. The driver admitted to knowing he was revoked. A citation issued and the owner made calls for a valid driver.
Midnight. Fire. Celebration Circle. Fireworks started a small grass fire. Unknown suspects lit fireworks and took off. The fire department put out the fire.
4:45 p.m. Counterfeit. 200 block of Riverside Avenue S. A business reported a man purchased items using legitimate $20s and two counterfeit $50 bills. The fake bills were handed over to officers as evidence. The man left in a tan 1997 Lexus ES300.