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8:43 a.m. Collision. CR 133 and CR 75. A vehicle was stopped at a red light facing south on CR 133 at CR 75. The driver of a second vehicle did not see it in time and rear-ended the stopped vehicle.
3:46 p.m. Collision. Ridgewood Road and CR 75. A driver pulling a trailer approached the intersection with his right turn signal on to turn onto CR 75. The vehicle was partially in the right-turn lane. A second vehicle drove into the right turn lane and the vehicles collided. The second driver said he did not see the turn signal and realized too late that the driver pulling a trailer was making a wide right turn.
7:19 p.m. Warrant arrest. 20th Avenue SE. An officer ran a license-plate check while in the Kwik Trip parking lot that showed the vehicle’s registered owners had a warrant for failing to appear on a disorderly conduct charge. The officer checked records to find the woman’s photo. When she returned from the store to her vehicle, she was arrested and taken to Stearns County Jail.
9:05 p.m. Car vs. deer. CR 75. A car struck a deer west of the city. There were no injuries, but the vehicle needed to be towed.
8:23 p.m. Fire call. Cedar Street E. An officer checked out a report of an oven sparking at 133 Cedar St. E. When the officer arrived, tenants were in the hallway. The officer entered the apartment and found the oven was not actively sparking. The officer unplugged the oven. The fire department arrived and decided not to ventilate the apartment.
8:31 a.m. Fraud. Ellie Court. A woman reported her son bought a pair of shoes on Facebook paying with Pay Pal and an American Express card. The shoes did not arrive. She contacted the credit card company and was reimbursed. The seller’s name and phone number did not check out.
6:21 p.m. Fraud. Northland Drive. A man reported he gave a caller his Social Security number, credit card and bank information. The officer told the man to freeze his credit cards, watch his bank account and notify the Social Security Administration about the incident.