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12:20 a.m. Verbal. College Avenue S. Responded to report of a domestic. Officer arrived and spoke with College of St. Benedict Security who was on the scene. Identified the male and female. Male stated he was slapped in the face a couple of times by the female but did not want anything done about it. He said he probably deserved it. The female had some abrasions on both knees that she said she got from falling down. She also did not want anything done. Officer stopped at CSB security office to get more information and they were once again dealing with the male. He was trespassed from campus for 30 days. He signed the notice and received a copy of it. Officer transported him to the Holiday station per hes request.
12:27 a.m. Suspicious activity. Caller stated she first thought she heard someone tap on her bedroom window. She then stated she heard someone knock and then pound on the window. Officer arrived and checked the exterior of the building and everything appeared all right. All the doors and windows secure. He walked around in the area and could not find anyone walking around. Made contact with the caller and advised her to call if she hears anything again.
1:25 a.m. Assist person. Minnesota Street W. Officer was flagged down by a female requesting some assistance with getting her Minnesota driver’s license back from Sal’s Bar. She stated apparently someone found her driver’s license and attempted to use it to get into Sal’s and the employee checking licenses at the door kept her license. Officer spoke to the manager and got her license back for her. Manager did not seem too happy about giving her driver’s license back.
11:58 p.m. Suspicious activity. Seventh Avenue SE/Baker Street E. Officer arrived in the area and noticed a dome light on inside a vehicle parked in a driveway on Seventh Avenue SE. Made contact with the owner of the vehicle, who was also the complainant and advised him the light was on, but all doors were secure. Officer checked the area and was unable to locate anyone on foot.
9:47 a.m. Theft. College Avenue N. Sometime overnight a 1.5-foot planter with dirt was taken from near the sidewalk on the east side. Officer checked the area and did not find it. Value of $40. Business called and stated they found the planter in a yard on College Avenue N. Officer went there and no one was home. Planter was there with the store tags on it yet. Took the planter back to the business. They identified it as theirs and stated no other planters had been purchased yet so there should be none out that had been purchased.
2:06 p.m. Tamper with vehicle. Cypress Drive. Complainant stated sometime last Thursday night someone was prying on her car window. Neighbor fixed it for her. No photos taken because damage was fixed. No suspects.
8:38 p.m. Alarm. Elm Street E. Officer checked outer perimeter. Building secure. Keyholder arrived and let officer into the building. Cleared building. Nothing out of place.
9:42 a.m. Unwanted person. Minnesota Street E. Complainant wanted roommate out because she felt she was taking advantage of her. Roommate knew the law of the eviction process and questioned officer about it. After discussion of the issues at hand, she decided she would leave. Complainant gave her a ride to St. Cloud.
6:29 p.m. Suspicious person. CR 75/Coborn’s. Individual was stopped while walking down the middle of CR 75 by St. Cloud police. Officer stated he registered a .14 on the breathalyzer test. Individual stated he didn’t have a home and wanted to be dropped off at the park. He became agitated on the way to detox and stated he wanted to go to jail instead for disorderly. When asked if wanted to hurt the officer or staff he stated no, but he wanted to have a cigarette and Gatorade. He was advised staff would have to make that call. He appeared calm before letting him out of the squad car and was calm and respectable toward staff. Reading of .155 upon arrival at detox.
9:30 p.m. Loud music. Schneider Drive. Received a report of loud music coming from somewhere on Schneider Drive. Officer could hear some bass coming from a residence. Made contact with the homeowner and advised them of the complaint. Identified homeowner by her Minnesota driver’s license and told her to keep the music down.
10:26 a.m. Ordinance violation. Old Hwy. 52. Spoke to two males about furniture and refuse outside their properties. Both agreed to clean the items up. Officer explained properties need to stay cleaned up or citations would be issued.
11:51 p.m. Intoxicated person. Individual was confronted by St. Ben’s campus security after he wanted to sleep in his car in the parking lot. He registered .222 on the breathalyzer reading and was given time to contact a sober driver. After he could not find a ride from a sober driver or a place to stay, he was transported to St. Cloud detox.