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12:47 p.m. Fire. College Avenue S. Boiling in building overheated causing noise and smoke. Fire department arrived on scene and found no fire. Turned off gas and advised home owner.
4:44 p.m. Phone complaint. Person stated a person she works with was telling her who she could and couldn’t be friends with. Told her not to answer calls anymore or to block the calls. Also told her to tell her supervisor at work.
11:06 p.m. Loud-party complaint. Cedar Street E. Received a report of a loud party from a complainant. Just as officers arrived on the scene, dispatch advised they just received a 911 open-line call from inside the apartment. Dispatch was unable to get any information because it was too loud. Officers arrived and broke up the party. Issued 25 citations for underage consumption. Issued citations for violation of the social-host ordinance.
4:58 p.m. Alcohol minor consumption. Cedar Street E. Breathalyzer results indicated a minor at a party had a .049 reading. Citation was issued for underage consumption.
1:16 p.m. Medical. College Avenue N. Officer stopped at a business. Driver stated there was an Asian male in front of the store who was extremely intoxicated. The driver said a group of males was carrying the intoxicated male and at first driver thought he was dead. Officer arrived and found the group inside of the business. Male was unresponsive upon first contact, but later became responsive. Breathalyzer results indicated a .166 reading. Gold Cross arrived and evaluated the male who was then transported to St. Cloud Hospital.
4:23 p.m. ATV complaint. Able Street E. and 6th Avenue SE. Unable to locate ATV or any tracks due to falling snow.
9:37 p.m. Welfare check. CR 75 and CR 133. Located female walking on CR 75 just east of Ridgewood Road on the north side of the roadway. Female stated she had just gotten off of work and was walking home. Officer offered to transport her home, but she refused despite it was snowing.
1:53 p.m. Found property. College Avenue N. Set of Chevrolet keys and key found on a lanyard. Anonymous person dropped them off at the St. Joseph Police Department who then placed the keys in property.
2:37 p.m. Theft. Chapel Lane. Female reported her bicycle has been missing since mid-December. Faded blue rusty bike with black seat and basket. Bike had owner’s name on it when it was stolen.
10:42 a.m. Car accident. Elm Street E. Accident on CR 133. Vehicle two pulled out in front of vehicle one causing vehicle one to hit vehicle two on the driver’s side. Accident report was filed.
4:25 p.m. Car accident. CR 75 E.and 4th Avenue N. Westbound at Northland Drive. Vehicle one was stopped at light, vehicle two did not stop for light and rear-ended vehicle one. No reported serious injury. Accident report was filed.
7:11 p.m. Disorderly. College Avenue S. Male admitted being outside and yelling on the phone. He was very defensive. Officer advised him to keep the yelling down and not to be doing it outside. Wife also stated everything was OK.
12:38 p.m. Welfare check. Baker Street E. Mother who lives in Alaska was unable to reach her daughter since Sunday. Daughter recently separated from her husband. Officer went to address and daughter was OK, but she hadn’t been able to get a phone yet. Officer let her use phone to call her mother.
5:20 p.m. Harrassment. Birch Street W. Man reported he was being harassed by his nephew because of an argument he was having with his sister.