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5:22 a.m. Assist business. College Avenue N. Customer had pumped some fuel and got some other merchandise. When he went to pay for it his debit card was denied. Customer stated he was heading to work and could pay when he got off. He stated he would be back no later than 3 p.m. with payment. Employee agreed that would be OK.
8:28 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Fourth Avenue SE/Callaway Street. Complainant called and stated a faded blue minivan was in the area of her kids’ daycare the previous day around 4 p.m. She stated the van drove by a couple of times and then stopped and appeared to take pictures or video while the kids were playing outside. She was able to provide a partial license plate number. She was advised to call the police immediately if she saw the van in the area again and to advise her daycare provider of the same.
9:27 a.m. Dog. Ash Street E. Complainant called stating the neighbor’s dogs were running loose. He wanted this documented and was going to try talking to the neighbor before police were involved.
5:57 a.m. Motorist assist. CR 133/Elm Street E. Public works called to report a semi blocking CR 133. Officer assisted on the call. The semi’s brake lines froze up but was able to move to the side of the road.
12:53 p.m. Neighbor dispute. Dale Street E. Complainant called to report he had pushed snow to the neighboring property’s fence and went there to talk to the neighbor. When he did, he said she was unruly and screamed at him. He said he then talked to the daughter who was much more calm. He wanted this documented for future reference.
1:21 a.m. Theft. Minnesota Street W. Complainant reported someone stole his black Columbia ski jacket from Sal’s Bar. He estimated the value of the jacket at $150. He was advised to check with the bar in the morning and see if someone returned it or if they found it inside somewhere.
7:52 p.m. Lost property. CR 75 W. Dispatched to lost property call relayed from Waite Park. Party had lost their iPhone at the Taco John’s in St. Joseph at approximately 5:30 p.m. Officer went to Taco John’s and the staff had the phone behind the counter. Spoke with complainant and he advised he would stop by the St. Joseph police station to pick it up.
12:09 a.m. Welfare check. CR 75/20th Avenue SE. Found male walking east on CR 75. Identified him by his Minnesota driver’s license. He was trying to get to St. John’s. He appeared to be confused and very intoxicated. Breathalyzer results indicated a reading of .225 blood-alcohol level. Citation issued for underage consumption. He was unable to find anyone who would take responsibility for him. Transported to detox.
12:53 p.m. Agency assist. CR 2/CR 75. Stood by for traffic control for multiple vehicles in the ditch at CR 75 just west of CR 3. One vehicle rolled hitting an All-Care tow truck.
5:30 p.m. Assist person. Cedar Street E. Door to car wash would not go back up. Truck stuck inside and trailer outside. No damage to vehicle or door. Owner was called and responded to assist.