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3:10 a.m. Noise. Minnesota Street W. Police received a call of a car alarm going off for about 15 minutes. An officer made contact with the owner of the car, a 22-year-old male from LeSueur. The male stated the car doesn’t have an alarm, and he didn’t know why the horn was going off. Upon investigation, the doors were unlocked and the key was in the ignition. Once the keys were removed, the horn stopped.
8:58 p.m. Traffic stop. Minnesota Street W./3rd Avenue N.W. An officer observed a vehicle go through an intersection without stopping for a stop sign. The driver, a 22-year-old male from White Bear Lake, was stopped, and issued a citation.
9:37 p.m. Property damage. Birch Street W. Police received a call of a vehicle that crashed through a fence, then continued driving. The driver was later found and contacted. The driver, a 48-year-old male from Sartell, said he didn’t remember the accident, but remembered waking up about 10 feet from a building. The driver identified damage on his vehicle that was consistent with the fencing.
4:56 p.m. Vehicle crash. CR 3/Norway Road in St. Wendel Township. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, St. Joseph Fire and Rescue, and the St. Joseph Police Department responded to a crash with injuries. A pickup truck, driven by a 66-year-old male from St. Joseph, failed to stop at a stop sign on Norway Road while westbound, striking another pickup truck, driven by a 49-year-old male from Cold Spring. A 47-year-old female, in the second truck, was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital.