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1:52 a.m. Medical. Minnesota Street W. Officer responded to a 19-year-old female having difficulty breathing. Arrived and found her lying on the sofa in the living room. She was having a panic attack. Attempted to get her to slow her breathing. Gold Cross arrived and assessed patient. No Transport.
2:15 p.m. Open container. West Birch Street. Young male observed carrying a Keystone Light can. Officer stopped and spoke to him. He had no identification on him. He was asked to sit in officer’s vehicle until he could be identified. Officer asked him what he had in his pockets and he volunteered several items including a “dugout” containing a green leafy substance. He admitted to it being marijuana and consuming and possessing alcohol. Citation issued for underage consumption and possession of drug paraphernalia.
5:12 p.m. Public urination. College Avenue N. Officer observed a male urinating near a snow pile in the corner of the Holiday gas station parking lot. He admitted to urinating and was issued a citation.
11:20 p.m. Found property. Minnesota Street W. Chief Pete Jansky found an Apple iPhone 5 in front of the Legion and turned it in until owner could be found. Owner came to the station and verified it was hers. She stated she knew it was at the police station through her “Find My iPhone” application.
11:37 p.m. Assist person. Minnesota Street W. Request to assist person with getting his driver’s license back from bouncer. Bouncer took license because he did not think it was the person’s license. Officer identified him by his SCSU ID card and two other credit cards he had with him.
12:08 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Third Avenue SW. Officer observed car parked in driveway with trunk open and purse in trunk. Made contact with owner and advised.
12:34 a.m. Verbal. Second Avenue NW/Minnesota Street W. Officer flagged down by male and stated his girlfriend had been hitting and pushing him around. Male did not want anything done. Female was located by west entrance to college. She stated male got upset with her and hit her and she struck him back. She stated she did not want anything done as well. Both went their separate ways and were told not to have contact with each other.
9:08 a.m. Theft. College Avenue N/Minnesota Street E. Male came to police station to report license plates were stolen off his vehicle while he was at church. He signed a stolen property report and the plates were entered as stolen. He was advised to go to DMV and get new plates.
10:39 a.m. Open door. Third Avenue NE. Complainant found front door to home open. Home is vacant. Checked house and found all OK. Called realtor’s number on window and left message.
10:23 a.m. Property damage. South College Avenue. Complainant stated when he went outside he saw his mailbox was hit. Broke the wood strips off from the side. He had it almost fixed when officer arrived. No suspect or evidence left. Value $10.
11:53 a.m. Persona-iinjury accident. Ash Street E. Woman stated she backed out of her driveway. As she was going to pull up, neighbor across the street backed up and hit her left rear side. They exchanged information and left. She stated she went home and her back started to hurt. She returned to the police station and gave other driver’s info.
4:15 p.m. Warrant. Fourth Avenue SE. Officer advised of warrant on male, and went to his new residence. Officer made contact and confirmed the warrant. Male was transported to jail.