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5:18 p.m. Dog at large. Officer met with complainant who found a stray dog. Dog had St. Joseph license affixed to collar along with rabies vaccination tag. Called vet and was able to get the name and address of the owner. She stated she didn’t know the dog was gone and it must have dug under the fence. She said the dog would be attached to a chain now when its out to prevent this from happening. After further investigation, records indicated she had already received a verbal warning for dog-at-large within the last year. Citation for dog-at-large issued.
12:47 a.m. Ordinance violation. 2nd Avenue NW. Several kitchen chairs in yard. Officer made two separate attempts throughout shift to contact resident at home. Nobody answered door. Left red tag warning for violation of ordinance 107.04. Will follow up to see the matter is taken care of. Returned later and furniture in yard now gone.
6:22 p.m. Motorist assist. 12th Avenue NE/CR 75. Vehicle stopped in front of officer on CR 75 with four-way hazard lights on. Officer approached the driver who stated he just wanted the officer to know the turn signal at CR 75 and Northland Drive was not changing after three cycles of the other lights. He then had to go to the next set of lights to make a u-turn. Officer advised he would watch for more calls of this nature to see if it’s a continued problem.
9:09 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. CR 75. Officer met with two individuals who were parked in Millstream Park campground. Both were walking up from the river by the time officer approached the vehicle. Both stated they were looking for carp and were wondering if they could hunt the river for them. Two bows in back of truck, cased. They were told the park was in city limits and they were not allowed to hunt within the park.
4:19 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Eagle Ridge Court. Officer met with the owner of the vehicle and he found out his son was dropping off something for a girl and didn’t want her to see his car by her house, so he was parked in an area he wouldn’t be seen. Officer called the complainant and advised all was OK.
5:52 p.m. Found property. Minnesota Street W. A purse was found at the Local Blend and turned over to the police. The owner was contacted and she picked it up at the police station.
11:21 p.m. Unwanted person. Hackberry Drive. Officer was asked by complainant to remove an individual from her residence. She stated he paid rent and had lived there for two weeks. Officer stated he would ask him to leave, but he couldn’t make him. He advised her to go through the courts and have him evicted. The renter stated he would leave when he got his rent money back. Complainant stated she wouldn’t have it until Monday. As officers left and were returning to the squad, the renter called them back to the residence; he was standing outside. He stated she locked him outside with no shoes. He stated he was going to his mom’s in St. Cloud for the night to keep it simple.
2:17 a.m. Suspicious activity. College Avenue S. Officer was informed by CSB Security that three female students were chased by an older male. Unknown description other than “creepy.” Security checked the area and waited more than 20 minutes to inform police. Officer checked the area with negative contact.
10:30 p.m. Open container. 3rd Avenue SW. Officer observed a male walking in the alley carrying a clear plastic cup. He hid the cup from view when officers drove by. Officers turned around and as they approached he dropped the cup on the sidewalk spilling the contents. There was still a trace in the cup. Sample was taken and placed into evidence. He was issued a citation for open container in public.
1:49 a.m. Underage consumption. Ash Street NW. Officer observed a group of girls walking, one of which was carrying what appeared to be an open beer can. When officer approached, she no longer had the can and it was noticed lying in a yard 10 yards behind the group. Officer asked for her identification and her driver’s license indicated she was under the age of 21. She admitted to drinking. A citation for underage drinking was issued and a warning given for having an open container of alcohol in public. She was allowed to continue walking with her friends.
4:03 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Jasmine Lane/Northland Drive. Complainant reported suspicious vehicle in area. Officers checked the area and the vehicle was delivering newspapers.
5:02 p.m. Medical. CR 75 E. Report of a male lying in parking lot vomiting and very intoxicated. Officer arrived and found him with his driver’s door open lying face down in vomit in the parking lot with his feet still in the car. He was uncooperative and spitting. Transported by Gold Cross to St. Cloud Hospital emergency room.