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9:24 a.m. Damaged property. First Avenue N.E. Authorities were dispatched after receiving a call that a door had been broken into at an old feed mill. Upon arrival, police observed the door. There was some damage to the frame, but it was still able to be closed. The keyholder was informed of the situation.
1:33 p.m. Medical. Minnesota Street E. Police received a report of an elderly female who was experiencing chest pains. Authorities waited with the woman until Gold Cross arrived and transported her to the hospital.
5:38 p.m. Assist. Seventh Avenue S.E. St. Joseph police were asked by the Waite Park department to make contact with an individual who had driven off without paying for her gas. The female was contacted and immediately stated she would pay for her fuel.
12:58 p.m. Traffic violation. CR 133/19th Avenue N.E. Police observed a vehicle moving at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was traveling 63 mph in a 55-mph zone. Authorities made a traffic stop and issued a verbal warning for speeding.
5:39 p.m. Animal complaint. 17th Avenue S.E. Police were dispatched after receiving a complaint of a barking dog. The area was checked, but there was no sound of barking. Authorities got in contact with the complainant who stated he did not know the exact area of where the sound was coming from but that it was an ongoing issue. Police advised the complainant to find the area where the noise was coming from so further action could be taken.
8:04 a.m. Theft. Cypress Drive. A female complainant called police after stating her wallet had been stolen from her unlocked car. Authorities advised the woman to keep her car doors locked to avoid further theft. No suspects have been determined as of this time.
2:43 p.m. Alarm. Cedar Street E. Police responded to an alarm at a local business. Upon arrival, the alarm had been disarmed.
2:28 p.m. Medical. First Avenue N.W. Authorities responded to a male who was suffering from a diabetic reaction. Police stayed with the man until Gold Cross arrived to provide further assistance.
5:46 p.m. Driving complaint. CR 75/CR 2. Police were dispatched after receiving a driving complaint. The complainant stated a vehicle had pulled out in front of him and then proceeded to hit his brakes repeatedly. Authorities spoke with the driver who stated he did indeed pull out in front of the complainant but did not brake. No further action was taken.
11:55 a.m. Gas drive-off. Birch Street W. Employees of a gas station called police after a male had driven off without paying for his gas. The vehicle is still trying to be identified at this time.
5:55 p.m. Warrant. CR 75. Police were advised a male with a felony warrant was working at a local eatery. Authorities visited the location and arrested the man. He was transported to the Stearns County Jail.
6:59 p.m. Vehicle stop. CR 75/Ridgewood Road. While driving, police stopped a vehicle that was coming toward them with a blinding L.E.D. light. The driver provided his driver’s license but did not have proof of insurance. He stated his old card had expired, and he has yet to receive his new one. He was issued a citation for lack of insurance and advised to turn his L.E.D. light off.
10:12 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Minnesota Street W. Authorities were advised to check a vehicle that had been sitting in a parking lot for several months. The vehicle was empty. It was subsequently towed.
3:49 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 75/Fourth Avenue N.E. Police stopped a vehicle for a routine check. The female driver did not have a driver’s license. She was issued a citation. Authorities waited for a licensed driver to pick her up.
10:06 p.m. Noise complaint. First Avenue N.E. Police were dispatched after receiving a complaint of loud music. Authorities located the source of the music. It was turned down before any contact was made. Tenants of the house were alerted to the complaint and given a verbal warning.
11 p.m. Bar checks. Minnesota Street W. Police conducted bar checks at two local St. Joseph bars. Two minors were ticketed.