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7:26 a.m. Traffic stop. Hwy. 15. While on patrol, an officer witnessed a driver slam his brakes at a red light and spin the vehicle. The driver stated his brakes locked up and that was the cause. The driver also admitted to not having a valid license. He was issued a citation and a valid driver came to retrieve the vehicle.
10:42 p.m. Suspicious person. 4th Avenue N. A complaint was made regarding a male who came to a residence and stated he was attempting to complete a background check on a neighbor. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the male.
9:38 a.m. Drug paraphernalia. 7th Street N. A report was made a student was possibly under the influence of a substance. After speaking with the student, he admitted to smoking marijuana before school and gave the officer his paraphernalia and tobacco. He was issued a citation for both violations and his mother was contacted.
8:35 p.m. DWI. Connecticut Avenue. A driving complaint was made regarding a vehicle swerving into the oncoming lane and almost striking another vehicle. An officer was able to locate the vehicle. The officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver and he was unable to complete sobriety testing. He was placed under arrest and transported to Stearns County Jail.
10:01 p.m. Verbal. 2nd Street N. A complaint was made regarding four people yelling and seeming as though they were about to start fighting. Officers arrived and the males stated they were only joking and were not really angry.
12:25 a.m. DWI. Riverside Avenue. While on patrol, an officer witnessed a driver swerve and cross the center line several times. The driver was unable to pass any sobriety tests. He was placed under arrest and transported to Stearns County Jail.
8:31 a.m. Suspicious person. 5th Avenue N. A report was made of a male in the cemetery, possibly drinking with a firearm. Officers were able to locate the male who stated he was not there to harm himself, only to visit with an old friend.
10:51 p.m. Suspicious activity. 4th Street N. A report was made regarding a person attempting to gain entry to a residence. Officers arrived and the homeowner stated she heard banging at her back garage door. Officers checked the area and did not locate anyone.
11:30 a.m. Lost juvenile. 2nd Street S. A report was made of a young male riding his tricycle across the road and going into a local store alone. Officers arrived and spoke with the young child, who was able to tell them his first name. The boy was able to direct the officer to his home. Officers spoke with the child’s parents who did not know he had left the home.
5:38 p.m. Domestic. 2-1/2 Street N. An emergency call was placed from a female stating her boyfriend was pushing her. Officers arrived and spoke with the female. She stated the male had left but she did not want to pursue any charges or give a statement. She had no visible injuries. Officers provided her with victim’s rights information.
7:16 a.m. Vandalism. 4th Street N. A report was made regarding a vehicle that was egged sometime during the overnight.
7:44 a.m. Vandalism. 9th Street N. A report was made regarding a vehicle that was egged sometime during the overnight.
2:37 p.m. Theft. Walmart. A male was witnessed attempting the leave the store with unpaid merchandise. The male admitted to the theft. He was issued a citation and released.
8:20 a.m. Traffic stop. 7th Street N. A vehicle was witnessed traveling 39 mph in a posted 20-mph zone. The driver stated she was unaware of the speed limit. She was issued a citation and released.