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9:57 p.m. Traffic stop. C.R. 75 E. and 4th Avenue N.E. Stopped car traveling west on C.R. 75 who quickly switched lanes and made a U-turn against a red light and headed east on C.R. 75. Driver did not have her driver’s license in her possession. Citation was issued.
11:19 p.m. Erratic driving. I-94 and C.R. 75. Stopped driver for erratic driving.
2:54 p.m. Accident. C.R. 75 and 20th Avenue S.E. Driver one was travelling eastbound on C. R. 75 and lost control of her vehicle on some slush. Vehicle was sideways when driver two hit from behind. Pictures were taken and information was exchanged.
4:31 p.m. Traffic stop. Minnesota Street W. Driver put on seatbelt when observed by officer. Driver’s driving status was revoked. Citation was issued.
8:25 p.m. Welfare check. Cypress Drive. Officer stopped to check on a person who was a diabetic and was not responding to telephone calls. Male was fine and stated he would call the party back who was checking on him.
10:11 p.m. Alarm. 1st Street SE. All doors were secured. Officer checked interior of building and that was secure also. Unknown reason for alarm trip – possibly wind related.
11:48 a.m. Threat. College Avenue S. Female reported male had made some threatening text messages to her. Officer read through the messages and the only threats were about breaking things in their house. Male said he sent the messages to female because she wasn’t responding and he needed to talk to her about finances. He stated he didn’t break anything and wasn’t going to hurt anyone.
2:01 a.m. Fight. 2nd Avenue NW. Checked out a possible fight. Nothing located.
5:57 a.m. Assist. 10th Avenue SE. Assisted with a hospice patient who fell out of bed. Caregiver onsite needed assistance getting patient off the floor and into bed.
9:10 p.m. Assist. Cedar Street E. Caller requested an escort because she had an eerie feeling someone was watching her. Followed caller to her residence.
11:14 p.m. Alarm. Elm Street E. Responded to an alarm. Substitute cleaning person was not aware of the updated alarm code. Operations manager confirmed this.
11:20 a.m. Found property. Ash Street W. Black bag with sphygmomanometer and oral thermometer were found. Items placed in vault.
12:57 p.m. Traffic stop. College Avenue N. and Minnesota Street W. Vehicle observed did not have its lights on in inclement weather and lone male driver was not wearing his seatbelt. Officer explained to him he needed to have his headlights on in inclement weather. Citation issued for no seatbelt.
8:24 p.m. Dispute. 4th Avenue NE. Dispute between neighbors over plowed snow. Callers explained how it was not their fault.
8:42 p.m. Welfare check. Baker Street E. Male caller requested check of a woman who might have been drinking while caring for his 2-year-old son. Officer checked residence. Light was on in the kitchen area, but nobody came to the door. Officer called female and left a voice message for her to contact police. Officer then called complainant and advised him the officer had not received an answer at the residence or by phone. Male asked if officers could drop by tomorrow and do a test on her. Officer advised caller that he would have to go through the courts and his attorney for that.
00:39 a.m. Hazard. Iverson Street W. and College Avenue S. Report of a power line down. Stood by until electric company could shut off power and pulled line across the road. Electric company will call back if they need road shut down to re-string the line.