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7:22 p.m. Hazard. CR 75 W. A combine driving on Date Street NW struck a cable line, which then laid across the road and on a nearby vehicle. Police and fire/rescue arrived to control the scene, and the cable company involved was called.
5:46 a.m. Traffic stop. 1st Avenue NW/Birch Street W. A driver with expired tabs was pulled over. The tabs were several months past due. The driver stated he had tried to get the tabs, but couldn’t because the vehicle was in his father’s name.
10:28 p.m. Loud music. Minnesota Street W. After arriving on the scene, police did not hear any music. One male was yelling at a person walking nearby. Police spoke with the 22-year-old male, who said he did have loud music on earlier for a short time.
12:28 a.m. Property damage. Ash Street W. The mailbox at the post office was tipped over. Officers arrived and picked the mailbox up.
9:07 a.m. Crash. CR 75. The Sheriff’s office, St. Joseph police and rescue personnel were called to the scene. A 24-year-old male was driving a front-end loader in the east bound lane. A 63-year-old female was traveling east as well when she collided into the back of the front-end loader. The female was transported to the hospital.
9:40 a.m. Medical. Dale Street E. A female was having a hard time breathing. An officer administered oxygen, and then she was fine.
12:07 p.m. Open door. 18th Avenue SE. The door to a house was reported as open the day before, and open a crack on this day with a suspicious vehicle outside. Two officers knocked, and when there was no response, searched the house. No one was inside. The house was secured.
10:51 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 75/CR 133. An officer observed a driver perform an illegal u-turn. The 27-year-old Sauk Rapids male was stopped and cited.
5:45 a.m. Traffic stop. Minnesota Street W. A vehicle was observed traveling 45 mph in a 30-mph zone. The driver was stopped and cited.
5:02 a.m. Theft from vehicle. Able Street E. A person called police after a purse was stolen from their vehicle. The owner thought it had been locked. The purse was later found by a tree in the front yard, with approximately $20 missing.