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7:23 p.m. Drive. C.R. 75/C.R. 133. Report of a vehicle-that-cut-someone-off complainant. Officer was out of position when call was received. He did not see the vehicle when he arrived in the area. Unable to locate.
11:12 p.m. Unwanted person. 7th Avenue SE. Complainant stated her neighbor knocked on her door asking for help. She asked if she should call the police and he said no. She then asked him to leave and called the police to make sure he wasn’t hanging around as she had issues with him in the past. Officer located him at his residence and he was intoxicated and upset about losing his job and his wife leaving him. Officer got him to calm down and give him parts of his firearm on the promise the officer would return them to him the next week. Items placed in evidence for safe keeping.
4:17 p.m. Found property. First Avenue NE. St. Joseph maintenance employee found a greenish-blue MP3 player and a pair of red/black sunglasses at the Wobegon Trail head. Both items placed into property.
2:14 p.m. Property damage. First Avenue NE. Owner called and reported the windows of his rental house broken out. He stated the tenants there know who did the damage. Officer spoke to the tenants who both stated they know who broke the windows but don’t want trouble. Both stated they were going to fix the damages. Owner wanted report done for documentation.
10:34 a.m. Fire alarm. College Avenue N. Fire alarm set off by burning bagels. Matter was resolved and fire department was canceled by responding officer.
11:38 a.m. Disorderly. Minnesota Street. Report of an employee who quit and was making a scene outside the restaurant. Officer arrived on scene and met with employee. He was upset with his boss and things got a little heated. He advised he was OK and was leaving. After he left, officer spoke with the owner and he advised he needed nothing more.
9 p.m. Noise complaint. Ash Street E. Officer spoke to resident who was outside with about 10 friends with music on. They turned the music off and said they would move it inside.
3:59 p.m. Accident. C.R. 75/C.R 2. Gentleman stated his foot slipped off the brake and he rear-ended the woman’s vehicle in front of him. Damage included scratches to his bumper and her bumper was pushed in and brake-light lens broken. Photos taken and they exchanged information prior to officer’s arrival.
2:51 p.m. Fire. Seventh Avenue SE. Officer dispatched to a grass fire at “the jumps” at the end of Seventh Avenue SE. Through investigation, officer learned a single juvenile started the fire to clear some of the dead grass to make more jumps. The fire department arrived and put the fire out. The juvenile will have to pay $700 for the fire department service. No citation issued.
4:24 p.m. Theft. College Avenue N. Restaurant owner reported sometime overnight between 10 p.m. May 11 and 5 a.m. May 12, someone stole her 5-foot ice-cream cone that was used for advertising outside. $500 loss.