If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should call the St. Joseph Police Department at 320-363-8250 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301 or access its tip site at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes.
8:55 p.m. Gunshot. Second Avenue SE. Report of gunshot. Officer drove streets, parking lot and park around complainant’s address and found nothing suspicious. Talked to complainant and he stated it sounded like there was possibly more than one person. He was advised to call if he hears the noise again.
11:30 a.m. Barking dog. Able Street E. Upon officer’s arrival, dog was not barking. A short time after being there, a black lab began barking in the backyard. Officer contacted owner and advised him of the nuisance. He came home to fix the problem.
4:58 p.m. Suspicious activity. Gumtree Street E. Two large holes were dug in the sand on the volleyball court. Nobody was around the court at the time of officer’s arrival. Officer drove around the park and didn’t see anything suspicious.
3:18 p.m. Animal bite. Graceview Loop. Complainant called to report his son was bitten by a neighbor’s dog. He stated the bite broke skin but didn’t require medical attention. Officer spoke to the dog owner, who observed the bite. She stated she was letting one dog out when the boy was biking by and her other dog got out of the patio door and ran after the boy and bit his leg. She supplied the officer with current rabies vaccination forms. Potentially dangerous dog papers were issued to the dog owner at the police station.
12:00 a.m. Assist person. Minnesota Street W. Bouncer took complainant’s ID believing it to be fake. Officer verified the ID as valid and returned it to complainant.
1:42 a.m. Medical. Minnesota Street W. Party bus dropped off female at Sal’s Bar. Officer did not locate caller before bus left. Assisted female off the bus and into Gold Cross ambulance. Registered breathalyzer of .351. Transported to St. Cloud Hospital.
10:27 a.m. Property damage accident. College Avenue N/Elm Street W. Vehicle 1 was east bound on Elm Street and stated she was lost. She went through the stop sign and hit vehicle 2 which was northbound on College Avenue.
8:39 p.m. Flee on foot/narcotic possession. Second Avenue NW. Suspect was with a group of individuals that were walking east on Minnesota Street W. Some of the individuals had beer cans in their hands. Suspect took off on foot and was apprehended in Memorial Park. He was arrested and transported to the Stearns County Jail. Located pills on individual’s person at the jail.
10:17 p.m. Underage consumption. Fourth Avenue NW/Birch Street W. While on bike patrol, officers observed three individuals in the area of the skateboard park. Officers saw the individuals stop under a street light and go into each other’s backpacks and get out cans. Once the individuals began drinking from them, the officers rolled up and investigated. All three had open containers of alcohol. One was identified by his North Dakota driver’s license and was determined to be underage and was issued a citation.
10:18 p.m. Open container. Birch Street W./Old Hwy. 52. Officer observed female carrying a bottle of Sparkling Ice-Kiwi Strawberry as she was crossing Birch Street W. and heading up Old Hwy. 52. When she saw officers she attempted to hide the bottle from view. She was stopped and identified by her Wisconsin driver’s license. She admitted she had vodka mixed in with the Sparkling Ice. Citation was issued for open container and Sparkling Ice bottle was sealed and placed into evidence.
11:07 p.m. Urination. Second Avenue NW. While on bike patrol, officers observed an individual urinating in Memorial Park. He was identified by his Minnesota driver’s license and issued a citation for public urination.
12:01 a.m. Tamper with vehicle. Old Hwy, 52/Cypress Drive. Officer observed three male individuals attempting to break into a car on Old Hwy. 52 parked at the Projects. Officer stopped and detained the individuals. Smelled odor of alcohol and issued a breathalyzer test to all three. One had a reading of .074. Individuals stated car was their friend’s who went to jail earlier in the evening and they needed to get the keys out of the vehicle. Could not verify their story at that time. Issued citations to all for tampering with motor vehicle.
12:10 a.m. Flee on foot/underage consumption. Ash Street W./Second Avenue NW. While on patrol on Old Hwy. 52, a group of people yelled obscenities at the officers. Officers stopped to talk to them and three males took off running on foot. Officer yelled “police stop” and they continued to run. Officers stopped two of the three at Second Avenue NW and Ash Street W. They were identified by their driver’s licenses. Both males were intoxicated. Citations were issued for underage consumption and fleeing on foot.
11:03 a.m. Medical. Elm Street W. Officer responded to find female in bed semi-unresponsive. Gave oxygen and gathered medical info prior to St. Joseph Fire Department and Gold Cross ambulance arrival. Transported by Gold Cross to hospital.
7:59 p.m. Verbal. Able Street E. Verbal dispute between male and female. He was told to leave as he was unwanted and not to return. Officer stood by until he left. He was very uncooperative with officers.