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9:44 a.m. Theft. Cedar Street E. Complainant reported a theft from his truck of six lottery tickets valued at $100 between May 5 and May 8. Tools and other items were not taken.
12:25 p.m. Ordinance violation. First Avenue NW. Garbage was placed on a yard more than 24 hours before the citywide cleanup. The owner said it was not intended for the pickup but she intended to give it away. She said she would put a “free” sign on the items that included a grill, mechanic stool and a dog crate.
1:08 a.m. Ordinance violation. CR 75 W. An officer observed five vehicles and people playing basketball at Millstream Park. The officer advised them that the park closes at 10 p.m. and they left.
1:08 p.m. Ordinance violation. Third Avenue SE. A caller reported two trailers parked behind 117 Third Ave. SE. The parking ordinance allows one trailer. The owner of the group home said one trailer would be moved by the end of the week.
1:17 p.m. Junk vehicle. Second Avenue SE. An officer checked the complaint of a vehicle that appeared to be inoperable and had expired plates behind 106 Second Ave. SE. The vehicle was parked near the alley. A junk vehicle letter will be sent to the owner of the property.
12:53 p.m. Collision. CR 2 and Minnesota Street W. One vehicle was heading west on Minnesota Street to turn south on CR 2. A motorcycle was northbound on CR 2. The driver of the vehicle pulled out in front of the motorcycle and the motorcyclist swerved into the southbound lane to avoid a collision. The motorcycle clipped the vehicle’s front bumper but the rider was able to keep it upright. There were no injuries.
3:09 p.m. Dumping complaint. Birch Street W. Eleven mattresses and two love seats were dumped on the property at 110 Birch St. W. The owner believed they were dumped by tenants of a nearby retail property. The city requested Republic pick them up during the citywide cleanup.