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8:18 p.m. Driving complaint. CR 75. Received complaint of vehicle driving at a high rate of speed, spinning tires at stoplights. Officer met with vehicle on CR 2. Vehicle was driving without headlights on after dusk. Officer spoke with driver about lights and driving conduct. Driver admitted to driving conduct and stated it was the first time he had the vehicle out this year. Written warnings for expired insurance card and verbal warning for driving conduct.
10:46 p.m. Verbal. 10th Avenue SE. Officers met with female outside residence. She stated she and her husband were having a verbal argument. Nothing physical occurred. Husband stated it was only verbal as well. Both parties agreed to stop arguing for the night. Advised both if officers had to return someone would be leaving for the night. A few minutes after leaving, officers were called back to the residence. After a long discussion and making several phone calls husband was able to find a place to stay for the evening. Officer transported him to a residence in St. Cloud.
12:46 a.m. Traffic stop. Minnesota Street W. Officer observed a vehicle that started to rev its engine, then saw a cloud of smoke billowing up in the air. The vehicle then proceeded forward with smoke trailing behind. Officer stopped the vehicle and issued a citation for unreasonable acceleration.
7:49 a.m. Property damage. First Avenue NE. Complainant reported his front window was broken. Unsure who may have broken it but appeared a small square object was used to break it. Stated it will be $100 to fix.
9:33 a.m. Vandalism. Ridgewood Road. Business reported someone had tampered with a few of their vehicles. Attempt was made to siphon gas.
4:14 p.m. Assist person. Baker Street E. Juvenile got off the bus at home and was supposed to go to Kid Stop. She stayed at the neighbor’s house until her mother got home at 5 p.m. Mother stated it was a miscommunication and it was OK for her daughter to stay with the neighbor until she got home.
11:24 a.m. Noise complaint. Graceview Loop. Anonymous neighbor reported neighbor started his car at 3:30 a.m. on May 5 and revved the engine before driving around Graceview Loop. Officer advised they would watch the area and speak with driver of car. Also advised to call while the act was in progress next time.
7:51 p.m. Traffic hazard. CR 75/Old Hwy. 52. Report of electric spool in the road. Officers arrived and the spool was already back up at the property. Claimed they were rolling the spool up near the house and the wind took it and rolled it down the hill. Officer asked how the wind took it when it’s not blowing and the story changed to them losing their grip and it rolled down the hill. No one present lived at the residence and all were advised to leave.
10:22 p.m. Suspicious activity. Hill Street W. Complainant stated he was out for a walk and observed an individual attempt entry into a vehicle in a driveway. Complainant stated he yelled at the individual and the individual took off running. He stated no entry was made. Spoke with owner who verified not entry made and nothing missing. Checked the area and did not locate suspect.
11:57 p.m. Intoxicated person. Minnesota Street W. Female was walking past residence when she fell and hit her head. Residents brought her into the house and she became unresponsive so they called 911. Officers monitored until rescue arrived and they took over care. She was transported by Gold Cross.