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9:23 a.m. Assist business. North College Avenue. Vehicle registered to male who pumped in $40 worth of gas. Male came inside and bought other items and put them on credit card. Employee did not ask about gas and so they did not charge for the gas. Tried to locate a phone number to call him to pay for gas. He returned to the store and made payment with store manager. No further action taken.
12:08 a.m. Dog complaint. Fourth Avenue SE. Woman called to report a dog running loose. Officer arrived and took the dog. Owner was identified by the dog’s tag number. The dog was returned to owner and was advised if there was a previous violation, he would be cited.
10:33 a.m. Ordinance violation. Birch Street E. Officer observed a keg in the bushes overnight. Officer stopped at the residence today and spoke to residents. Both admitted to having a permit for a keg in the house and admitted to having two kegs at a party the previous night. Officer inquired about the keg in the bushes. Both stated they brought it to a neighbor’s after it was empty and unsure why it was there. Two kegs and City of St. Joseph keg permit were confiscated.
11:05 a.m. Vandalism. Twelfth Avenue SE. Chevrolet Silverado parked in front of house was keyed overnight. Truck has a scratch across the hood. Unknown when it happened. Owner is going to get officer an estimate.
2:11 p.m. Noise complaint. First Avenue NE. Caller lives in trailer park and could hear music. She went out driving and saw a lot of college people out partying with loud music near First Avenue NE but wasn’t sure of the address. Officer spoke with students in the 300 block of Old Highway 52. Advised to turn it down a little because of complaint. Group of approximately 400 college students were having a beer olympics gathering.
5:58 p.m. Medical. Birch Street W. Female appeared to have left side pain. Officer administered oxygen until rescue arrived. Gold Cross transported to St. Cloud Hospital
11:37 p.m. Minnesota Street W. Juvenile. Report of two juveniles attempting to get into a bar. They were denied several times. Caller stated they were currently on the west side of the building. Officer arrived and was unable to locate anyone matching the description given.
2:35 a.m. Domestic. Minnesota Street E/Second Avenue SE. Received a report of a shirtless male and a female having a physical exchange in the middle of the road. They were stumbling around. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate anything.
8:31 p.m. Theft. Old Highway 52. Complainant stated his backpack was taken from a party at approximately 6 p.m. He does not know the address, just that it was in St. Joseph. Missing was his wallet, clothes, identification, credit cards, cell phone and prescription Xanax. No suspects. Approximately $200 value.