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10:21 a.m. Warrant arrest. 4th Avenue SE. A 60-year-old male was arrested by the St. Joseph Police upon request of the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department. He was transported to jail without issue.
2:10 a.m. Minor consumption. 3rd Avenue. An 18-year-old male from Alexandria walked up to a police officer with an open beer. The officer confiscated the beer. The male gave a false name to the police, and lied about his age. The male was cited.
2:22 a.m. Open container. 3rd Avenue/Birch Street. An officer spotted a 23-year-old male from Eden Prairie walking with a group of people. The male had an open can of beer. The male stated he was unaware he couldn’t have the open beer on public property, and apologized. He was cited.
2:35 a.m. Welfare check. Minnesota Street W. A fire was reported as unattended to police. Police arrived and found a large log smoldering across a fire. The renter, a 22-year-old male, was located and said they had put the fire out earlier due to wind, and was apologetic. The fire was doused with a nearby hose. The male was warned.
3:24 a.m. Hit and run. Minnesota Street W. A 24-year-old male from St. Cloud said someone struck his vehicle while it was parked.
10:33 a.m. Attempted entry. 2nd Avenue NW. A city worker spotted a man wearing a plastic mask and a hooded sweatshirt by a shed. The man left in a green Chrysler van after being spotted. Police found the lock had been cut through, but it did not appear anything had been taken yet. A key holder was contacted.
12:24 p.m. Emergency message. Pond View Lane. An officer was asked by the St. Cloud Police Department to inform a resident that a relative had passed away.
1:54 p.m. Agency assist. College Avenue S. An officer was requested to assist the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. They were to check if a 42-year-old male would test positive for meth while on probation. The male was not home.
12:50 a.m. No pay. College Avenue N. A male in what appears to be a white Dodge Neon pumped $27.54 worth of gas at a local station and drove off without paying. Police attempted to contact the owner of the vehicle using the license plate, and made contact with a St. Cloud woman. Her car is red, and is currently parked. It was determined her license plates had likely been stolen.
5:48 p.m. Found property. Cypress Drive. An abandoned scooter was reported as sitting against a fence for three days. Police impounded the scooter.
7:02 p.m. Traffic stop. Birch Street W. A 23-year-old male was pulled over after an officer discovered his license was revoked. The officer confirmed the status of the driver’s license and issued a citation.
12:52 p.m. Medical. Schneider Drive. A 54-year-old male was found unresponsive. Gold Cross arrived and transported the male.
6:50 p.m. Agenda packets. College Avenue N. Economic Development Authority packets were delivered.
10:17 a.m. Funeral escort. College Avenue N. A local funeral home requested an escort to a local church.
10:56 p.m. Stalled vehicle. CR 75/CR 133. A vehicle was overheating and stalled in the roadway, driven by a 49-year-old male from St. Cloud. They were able to push the vehicle off the road. A tow truck was dispatched, and police provided lights.
12:51 p.m. Intoxicated person. College Avenue S. A male was found to be unresponsive. Police found him indisposed, with a preliminary breath test registering a .22. Gold Cross was called to transport him to the hospital.