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8:01 a.m. Theft from vehicle. Baker Street E. Sometime overnight, an unlocked vehicle was gone through. Small amount of change was taken. Nothing else missing. Advised owner to keep doors locked and pass word to neighbors.
11:59 a.m. Suspicious item. CR 133 and CR 75. A round cylinder-type case with a black wire hanging out of it was found. Police officer took photo and sent it to Minneapolis bomb squad who responded. Item was taken out to a field along the frontage road and detonated. All clear was given. Nothing left of item.
11:19 p.m. Driving complaint. 1100 block of Division Street. Twenty-year-old St. Cloud female called in a license plate which could not be matched with the truck description she gave police. Officer checked area from CR 75 in Waite Park to College Avenue N.
11:59 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Ash Street W. While on patrol, an officer located a vehicle parked in a parking lot with its dome light on. Officer checked vehicle. All secure and nothing appeared to be disturbed.
3:20 a.m. Intoxicated person. Birch Street W/Old Highway 52. Report of an intoxicated male walking around the construction area near Old Highway 52 and Birch Street W. Officer arrived on scene and found a 21-year-old male walking eastbound on Birch Street W. Officer stopped male who showed signs of obvious intoxication and blew a .220 on the breathalyzer. Male did not have anyone to care for him so officer transported him to St. Cloud detox without incident.
11:37 p.m. Juvenile problem. 400 block of Minnesota Street W. Construction cones were tipped over by college-age kids per complainant. No one in the area upon officer’s arrival. Officer placed cones upright.
11:46 p.m. Pedestrian/vehicle accident. CR 75/College Avenue N. Officer was dispatched to accident involving car and two pedestrians. Two males, a 20-year-old and a 21-year-old, both from Rochester, Minn. were hit by a 23-year-old male driver from Waite Park. Victims were transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to the St. Cloud Hospital.
12:12 a.m. Loud music. 12th Avenue SE and Baker Street E. Police checked the area and did not hear any loud music.
12:55 a.m. Suspicious person. Old Highway 52. Complainant said someone was shaking a sign on Old Highway 52 then walking toward ball field. Officers were unable to locate suspect.
1:39 a.m. Minor consumption. College Avenue S. College of St. Benedict security had contact with a 19-year-old male from San José, Calif., who showed signs of intoxication. Suspect blew a .202 on the breathalyzer who also presented a driver’s license of his brother’s. When questioned, suspect turned over his own driver’s license as well. A citation was issued. CSB security took care of him until a sober person could come get him.
11:22 p.m. Unwanted person. Old Highway 52. Officers arrived on scene to help resident who was having issues getting people complainant did not know to leave his backyard. Most people were leaving as officers arrived. The rest left as officers walked to the back of the residence.
1:54 a.m. Vandalism. Old Highway 52. On routine patrol, officer observed a section of mailboxes knocked off the post lying curbside near the fence of Centennial Park. One mailbox was completely removed from the section and lying apart from the rest. Nobody was around. Photos were taken of damage and mailboxes moved back by post.