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10:35 p.m. Open door. 20th Avenue S. Officer found garage door on the new U.S. Army Reserve building site open. Some building materials and equipment inside. Officer closed the garage door.
12:38 a.m. Assist. Assisted Minnesota State Patrol with a report of a vehicle in the median on I-94 at MM 162. Arrived and found a ford pickup on its roof. Three occupants in the vehicle with no injuries. Stood by until state patrol arrived and assisted with transporting one of the occupants to the Holiday station to wait for a ride.
1:12 a.m. Fight. Minnesota Street W. Officer observed a female yelling and pushing a male on the sidewalk in front of Sal’s Bar. The female pushed the male up against the building. Another male was standing behind the female and yelling at the male the female was pushing. All parties were identified by their drivers’ licenses. One male stated he was punched in the face. He admitted it was a mutual pushing and shoving match. All individuals were intoxicated and wanted nothing done about the incident.
5:17 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Minnesota Street E. Observed a vehicle parked with no plates on vehicle. Twenty-one-day temporary license in back window expired on Dec. 14. Upon further investigation officer noticed the keys were still in the ignition and a checkbook was in plain view on the front seat. The checkbook contained 17 $100 bills, a debit card and a credit card. The keys and checkbook were removed for safekeeping. A message was left on the owner’s cell phone to contact the St. Joseph Police Department. Officer also left his business card in the vehicle.
10:26 a.m. Medical. Minnesota Street W./Second Avenue NW. A female fell on the ice hitting the back of her head. Officer made sure she was warm and did not move. Stood by until Gold Cross arrived to transport her.
2:28 a.m. Assist person. College Avenue N. Helped complainant try to find his phone he lost at a house party. No luck.
10:29 a.m. Verbal. Fourth Avenue NE. Female complainant stated her husband was yelling and throwing things in the house. Nothing physical to her or threats to her. She left and went to a friend’s house with her child. She asked the officer not to go to the house and talk to her husband in fear it may make him more angry. Officer stated since there was no crime and no children in the house, he would not contact him. She stated she was not going back to the house and her husband did not know where she went. Officer called Anna Marie House and had her talk to them while he was there. She was advised to call the police if she needed anything else or if her husband showed up.
12:58 p.m. Fire. Minnesota Street E. A male was working on a snowmobile in an unattached shed. He spilled gas and started a fire. He stated he was unable to get to a fire extinguisher in time. Officer assisted St. Joseph Fire Department with closing off the road.
8:50 a.m. Property damage accident. CR 75/CR 133. Vehicle 1 was stopped in the turn lane. Vehicle 2 was coming up to stop behind her and slid on the ice/snow-covered road and hit vehicle 1 in the back. No injuries.
2:26 p.m. Property damage accident. First Avenue NW. Vehicle 1 was backing up and hit vehicle 2 which was parked facing north on the road. Very little scratches on vehicle 1’s left rear bumper. Vehicle 2 lost about a 3-inch x 3-inch piece of rust. The owner of vehicle 2 was notified. About $50 damage.