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3:38 p.m. Traffic stop. Seventh Street N. While monitoring traffic in the 600 block of Seventh Street N., an officer observed a vehicle approach from the rear. The officer believed the vehicle was traveling faster than the posted school-zone speed of 20 mph so she activated her rear-facing radar. The officer received a reading of 35 mph and the officer stopped the vehicle. The driver admitted to speeding and knowing the speed limit was 20 mph in the school zone. The driver was issued a normal speed citation and was warned for the school-zone violation.
2:55 a.m. Juvenile problem. 11th Avenue E. Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex for a report of juveniles being loud in the hallway. When officers arrived, a boy and girl came to the front door of the apartment building. Officers could smell odors of alcoholic beverages coming from both individuals, who appeared to be minors. The girl said she was 15 years old and the boy said he was 17. A preliminary breath test was conducted on both parties; both were twice the legal limit. The pair stated they did not live in the apartment, but were visiting a friend. Both were issued a citation for underage consumption and released to legal guardians.
3:27 p.m. Warrant arrest. Heritage Drive. Officers were dispatched to do a civil standby at a residence as an eviction took place. As officers arrived, a man was observed running from the garage. An officer pursued and caught up to the suspect. The man was placed in handcuffs for officer safety. While running the man’s identification, the officer learned the man had multiple arrest warrants. The man was placed under arrest and transported to Stearns County Jail.
8:45 p.m. Medical. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched for a possible seizure occurring in the parking lot of Walmart. Officers arrived on scene and found the vehicle. As officers approached the vehicle, they could see a man sitting in the driver’s seat huffing a can of compressed air. The man stopped when he noticed officers and opened the door. The man told officers he had been huffing cans of compressed air for about a year and was fine. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived and conducted an assessment. During the assessment, officers were notified the man had an outstanding felony warrant. The warrant was confirmed and the man was arrested. He was transported to Stearns County Jail.
3:10 p.m. Motorist assist. Hwy. 15 and CR 29. An officer came across a stalled vehicle in the left turn lane of Hwy. 15 at CR 29. The driver stated his serpentine belt had snapped. The officer assisted in pushing the vehicle out of the traffic lane and then transported the man to his nearby residence.
9:50 p.m. Intoxicated person. Second Street and Riverside Avenue S. Officers were dispatched to the Riverboat Depot for a report of an intoxicated man found lying in the parking lot behind a vehicle. Officers located a man seated in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. The man appeared heavily intoxicated. He stated he was drinking at Winners Bar and then made his way to Riverboat Depot but never made it inside. Officers observed no signs of frostbite and conducted a preliminary breath test to determine intoxication level. The man registered 0.13, nearly twice the legal limit, but appeared to be able to take care of himself. The man was transported to his nearby residence by an officer and left in the care of a family member.
12:14 p.m. Domestic. Seventh Street N. Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex for a report of a man and woman arguing and possibly throwing things inside the apartment. Officers arrived and attempted to make contact with the man and woman. After several attempts, a man answered the door. The man said he was arguing with his girlfriend but everything was fine. Officers were allowed into the apartment and observed items scattered around the apartment. A woman appeared from the back bedroom and wanted to speak with officers. The woman said the argument was over money and had at no point turned physical. The pair agreed to separate for the remainder of the day.