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12:11 a.m. Intoxicated person. College Avenue S. Police were dispatched to a 19-year-old female unwilling to open a bathroom door. The female was given a portable breath-alcohol test, resulting in a .19. She was in and out of consciousness so Gold Cross was dispatched to the scene, and she was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital. Contact was made with female later to mail citation.
1:45 p.m. Suspicious smell. College Avenue S. A call was made regarding a strong smell of marijuana coming from a residence. An officer did not notice the smell, but advised the resident of the complaint as well as warned them for having an unlicensed dog.
10:21 a.m. Dog complaint. 1st Avenue NE. A dog was reported as barking all the time. Police spoke to the owner, and made sure the dog was OK.
11:02 a.m. Agency assist. CR 133. A male was spotted parked on the side of the road, weak and throwing up. Police administered oxygen until the fire department and Gold Cross arrived to transport the male to the hospital.
6:02 p.m. Welfare check. Cypress Drive. A person was concerned after their neighbor’s car hadn’t moved in more than one week. Police checked on the 60-year-old male and found he had the flu. A friend was taking him to the doctor the following day, so he refused medical attention.
10:07 a.m. Funeral escort. College Avenue N. An escort was requested from a local funeral home to a church.
3:51 p.m. Found dog. 10th Avenue SE. A person found a small black-and-white dog with no collar in their yard. Police transported the dog to a kennel in Sauk Rapids.
10:52 a.m. Fire. 2nd Avenue NW. A dumpster fire was spotted, which the residents had tried but were unable to put out. A resident had dumped ashes into the dumpster, but did not think they were hot enough to start a fire. Police stood by until the fire department arrived.
12:05 p.m. Property damage accident. CR 75. A person had left a local business, and turned west onto CR 75 when they were struck in the left-rear of the vehicle by another driver who was also west-bound. Minor damage was done to both vehicles.
1:18 a.m. DWI. College Avenue N. A 21-year-old male from Oklahoma was reported as leaving a local bar in his vehicle while intoxicated. Police were able to locate the vehicle and pull the man over. He was placed under arrest for fourth-degree DWI.
3:11 p.m. Gun permit. College Avenue N. A background check was performed for a gun permit.
11:09 p.m. Loud party. Minnesota Street E. Police received their second complaint at a particular residence. Renters were previously warned they would be cited upon a second complaint. The two residents were a 22-year-old female from Maplewood, and a 22-year-old female from St. Joseph. Citations were issued.
5:36 a.m. Open door. 19th Avenue NE. An officer observed an overhead door open at a business. The officer was able to secure the door, but unable to locate key-holders for the business.
1:03 p.m. Property damage accident. 1st Avenue NW/CR 75. A 22-year-old female from St. Paul turned her vehicle west-bound onto CR 75. A 27-year-old female from Clearwater was traveling west-bound on CR 75 and rear-ended the first vehicle. No injuries were reported, but both vehicles were towed.
12:50 p.m. Felony warrant. CR 75/CR 134. The Stearns County Sheriff’s office was made aware of the location of a 28-year-old male from St. Cloud with multiple outstanding warrants, including felony assault. The man was located in a vehicle, with others, and was blocked in with sheriff’s vehicles with help from the St. Joseph and Waite Park police departments. The male eventually exited the vehicle without incident.