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5:31 a.m. CR 75. DWI. Officer stopped intoxicated individual who was driving. Individual failed the road tests and the breath tests.
7:02 a.m. Custody dispute. Baker Street E. Couple currently separated. Wife said she was trying to get the children ready for school and that the husband was being difficult. Husband stated he came to get his wife to do taxes and to see his children. Both parties were advised to get the issue handled with the court. Husband left.
10:53 p.m. Noise complaint. Old Hwy. 52. Complaint of kids in the middle of the road making noise. Officer checked and kids had moved on towards downtown.
8:32 a.m. Personal assist. Baker Street E. Two-year-old daughter locked mother out of the house and was inside alone. Officer was able to get a master key from the apartment manager and get the door open.
12:40 P.M. Verbal dispute. Elena Lane. Both parties agreed to talk problems out tonight and if it became a problem they would call police or one of them would have to leave.
1:23 p.m. Complaint of email scam. 6th Avenue SE. Female reported she had received an email from what appeared to be the FBI. She did not print off the email but wrote down some things that were on it. That sheet will be scanned in with the initial-complaint report. Officer advised her that this was scam and not to respond.
10:00 a.m. Lost ID. College Avenue N. A Kidstop ID was turned into the police station. Officer made contact with Kidstop and people there requested it be returned to them via U.S. mail.
10:16 a.m. Fraud. Baker Street E. Female reported that someone had opened a bank account in her name, using her social security number and date of birth. The bank is an online legitimate bank, but she said she never opened an account with them. Female said she made contact with the bank and is working on dealing with the credit bureaus to get this matter resolved and protected. She is not out any money at this time. Part of the letter sent by the bank will be scanned.
8:28 p.m. Fire. Island Lake Road, Collegeville Township. Stearns County Sheriff’s Department and Avon and St. Joseph fire departments responded to a residential fire. Homeowner was home and said the fire started in the chimney on the southeast side of the residence. Nobody was injured from the fire. Both fire departments were able to get the fire under control.