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11:15 a.m. Fraud. First Street E. Complainant came in to report someone tried to scam him over the phone by telling him they were his grandson and he needed money. He almost sent money to them but was stopped by an employee at CVS Pharmacy in St. Cloud. He was advised it was a scam and he should contact police anytime he is unsure.
8:18 p.m. Eighth Avenue SE. Harassment. Complainant stated her son is being harassed by a girl he used to go to school with. She stated her daughter attends school with the suspect and she also harassed her daughter and trys to get her to pass messages to her son. Son blocked suspect from Facebook after receiving numerous messages from her dating back to June 2012. Complainant received a phone call tonight claiming to be suspect’s mother demanding son call and apologize to suspect for calling here a “psycho” in the past. Complainant stated the voice sounded like a young girl. Officer spoke with suspect and her father at their residence. She denied making the phone call and later admitted to contact when confronted with the phone number the call came in on. Advised she was told two years ago to stop contact and if it happens one more time the complainant will be filing a harassment restraining order.
7:36 a.m. Welfare check. Fourth Avenue NE. Report of female sleeping in vehicle at gas pumps. She was unresponsive when officer arrived. Called for SJFD and Gold Cross. She was also speaking at times unaware of where her kids were. They were located by Albany Police. Transported her to hospital via Gold Cross. Issued citation for drug paraphernalia for a pipe and straw found on the driver’s seat. Items placed into evidence.
10:55 a.m. Phone complaint. Able Street E. Complainant has been getting text messages of a sexual manner. Officer tried to call the number and left a message on voice mail to call police office. Advised complainant to call his cell company to get the number blocked and told him to stop answering the text and call police if it continues.
5:50 p.m. Medical. Ash Street E. Male was choking on a piece of ham. Obstruction was dislodged prior to officer’s arrival. Victim stated he was all right and requested rescue canceled.
11:23 p.m. Loud music. First Avenue NE. Complaint of loud music. Could hear the music and voices from about a block away. Officer spoke with three tenants of the residence and advised them of the complaint. Gave them the option of shutting it down or turning music off and moving indoors. They were told if there was a call back they would be given citations and the noise violation would be the landlord’s responsibility. They were cooperative and said they would keep it quiet.
10:24 a.m. Suspicious activity/welfare check. College Avenue S. Complainant received a text message that sounded like suicidal comments. Complainant didn’t know who’s number the text came from. Had Stearns dispatch get phone info for the unknown number and tracked it to a student at Chanhassen High School. Spoke to officer at the high school who spoke to the person who sent text and all was OK.
7:15 p.m. Dog complaint. Eighth Avenue SE. Complainant stated neighbor has a dog that keeps coming into her yard and knocking the garbage cans over. She put up a fence because the dog kept going to the bathroom in her yard. She stated the dog now goes around the fence. Officer made contact with dog owner and advised of complaint and leash law.
4:37 p.m. Property damage. Fifth Avenue NW. Complainant stated she heard a bang on the front door window at 8:30 p.m. the previous day. When she looked at the glass, there was a small hole and cracks that extended from it. She thought it was possibly a bird or maybe a BB gun pellet. No pellet found. Pictures of crack and hole taken. Complainant stated she would call when she gets estimated cost of damage.
7:52 a.m. Vandalism. Dale Street E. Complainant called to report his vehicle being egged the previous evening. There was no damage to the vehicle, but just wanted to report the incident.
1:28 p.m. Dog. Elena Lane. Report of dog found wandering the neighborhood. Complainant stated she would keep the dog for now. Officer advised he would check back to see if anyone came by for the dog. Owner did come and claim the dog.
9:21 p.m. Vandalism. Third Avenue NE. Complainant stated the previous evening someone wrote with ketchup on his trailer. They also dismantled a child’s play set what was on complainant’s deck. Complainant had no potential suspects. No monetary damage.
10:25 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Millstream Park. Officer observed two vehicles in Millstream parking lot, one of which was doing “donuts.” Officer stopped and spoke to driver and gave verbal warning for driving conduct.
10:48 p.m. Welfare check. Minnesota Street W. Observed female struggling to help her friend as they were attempting to walk back to campus. Friend was very intoxicated and she stated she would be staying with her for the night. Officer transported both to their campus apartment.
10:34 a.m. Suspicious activity. Cedar Street E. Complainant reported locks cut off of four units at his storage facility. He contacted the renters of the units and all have advised him that nothing appeared to be missing.