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10:16 p.m. Harassment. Minnesota Street E. Complainant requested information how to go about getting a restraining order. Officer supplied information how to proceed and also told her to call her cell phone provider and have the harasser’s phone number blocked.
7:59 p.m. Threat. Schneider Drive. Complainant stated his estranged wife had been texting him requesting he pick her up. Suspect has trespassed and is not allowed on property. He told her she is not allowed to come over. She texted back she would come over and burn the place down and start doing crazy stuff. Officer viewed the texts. Complainant just wanted documentation for future legal action and restraining order. He was advised to save the texts.
7:28 p.m. Loud party. Minnesota Street E. Officers drove through the area and observed approximately six college-aged kids on the roof of the house. There is a door leading from the house out onto the roof. Noise was at a reasonable level and not determined to be a violation.
11 a.m. Theft. Cedar Street E. Sometime between 5 p.m. April 24 and 8 a.m. April 25 an older 1940s flag was taken. Owner might have video and will call police if he does. Value $50.
1:13 a.m. Vandalism. Minnesota Street E. Observed smashed flower pot on East Minnesota Street. Took pictures and moved debris off road.
8:08 a.m. Vandalism. Minnesota Street E. Business owner reported broken flower pot in front of her property. Pot valued at $250 and approximately $50 in flowers.
12:38 p.m. Fight. Minnesota Street W. Complainant stated there is a party going on and there are red Solo cups on tables in the yard. Stated in the backyard two large males were fist fighting.
1:51 p.m. Open container. Ash Street W./2nd Avenue NW. While on patrol, officer observed a male carrying a can which he concealed when he spotted the officer’s squad. Officer stopped the male and he admitted to possessing a beer can. Citation issued. Can and a sample of its contents placed in evidence.
2:31 p.m. Public urination. Cypress Drive. Complainant reported there were several males urinating between the garages and dumpsters at Hollow Park apartments. Officer arrived and didn’t see any after watching the area for a short time. Complainant wanted the activity documented.
2:39 p.m. Open container. Cypress Drive/Old Highway 52. While on patrol, officer observed a male carrying an open can of beer. He admitted to carrying the beer on the street. Sample of contents placed into evidence. Citation issued.
3:05 p.m. Accident. CR 138. A large group of motorcycles riding in a charity event were traveling southwest on CR 138. As the group began to slow, a motorcycle went off the road and the driver was thrown. He was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross ambulance. His injuries did not appear to be life threatening. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by St. Joseph Police Department, Waite Park Police Department and St. Joseph Rescue.
4:13 p.m. Stolen vehicle. 4th Avenue NW. Complainant reported vehicle stolen out of his driveway. Keys were in the vehicle and unlocked. He observed the theft and advised the vehicle went westbound on Minnesota Street W. Vehicle was located a short time later by Cold Spring Police. Driver was identified and arrested for DWI. Vehicle was processed and returned to owner.
8:19 p.m. Intoxicated person. College Avenue S. St. Ben’s Security called about an intoxicated male in their security office. He had been partaking in “Case Day” and his girl friend had just dumped him. He also had gotten into a heated conversation with his father over the telephone. He stated he had no sober friends to come take care of him. He was issued a breathalyzer and tested a .170. Due to his agitated state and no sober friends to come take care of him, it was decided the best option would be to take him to Detox.
7:51 a.m. Alarm. Graceview Drive. Officer checked perimeter of the house and found everything to be secure. No one answered the door or phone.
10:01 a.m. Open door. Elena Lane. Postal carrier found front door wide open and notified police. Officers checked house and found it clear. Notified homeowner of the incident and he advised officers could leave and he would come and take care of securing the home.
10:31 a.m. Attempted entry. Elena Lane. Complainant found some damage on the screen on the basement window on the east side of her home. She wanted the officer to check the damage. He photographed the window and found another window with damage. He advised her he would document the incident.