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3:03 a.m. Phone harassment. College Avenue S. Complainant stated he was receiving unwanted phone calls and text messages from his ex-girfriend. He said nothing threatening was said. Officer advised him there was not much that could be done for him. Advised him to change his number or to block her number. Also told him to look into an HRO against her.
8:51 a.m. Intoxicated person. College Avenue N. Officer observed a male stumbling down the road. Officer stopped and spoke to him and he was obviously intoxicated. He had dried vomit on both sides of his face and his clothing was soiled. He stated he was coming from the projects. He agreed to a breathalyzer test which showed his blood-alcohol content at .203. As officer was talking to him one of his friends walked up and agreed to take custody of him until he was sober.
12:06 a.m. Assist person. Dale Street E. Female complainant requested officers stand by while she retrieved some of her property her estranged husband had thrown out in the front yard. He was not at the residence when officers first arrived, but came back home shortly after. The complainant and her friend picked up her property from the front yard. She then wanted some other property that was in the residence. She started to remove some firearms from the house and her ex-husband became very angry. He agreed to let some of the firearms go but not all. He requested the 30-06 stay and she did not want to give it back to him. He stated her boyfriend is a convicted felon and cannot have the guns in his vehicle. The officer told her the 30-06 will stay at the residence and if she wanted any more property out of the residence he did not want removed, she would have to go through the courts because it’s a civil matter.
12:12 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. 17th Avenue SE/Minnesota Street E. Officer met with driver. she stated she was there talking to her boyfriend after work. No issues noticed.
6:01 p.m. Found property. Fourth Avenue NE. While parked at Sentry Bank, a male individual handed an officer a check he found by Casey’s gas station. Check was in the amount of $620.86. Officer delivered the check in person to the owner.
6:26 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Birch Street W. Employee concerned about black vehicle parked in lot for several hours. Stated they may tow the vehicle. Officer called owner of vehicle and she is the sister of a different employee who stated she could park there. Complainant was notified of the situation. No issues noted.
6:02 p.m. Traffic stop. College Avenue S./Hill Street W. Officer observed a black car traveling at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. He activated squad radar and got a reading of 46 mph. It was the only car in the area of the 30-mph speed zone. After activating emergency lights, officer increased speeds to more than 40 mph for approximately four blocks before catching up with said car. When asked, she stated she knew why she was being stopped. Citation was issued for speed.
6:16 p.m. Suspicious activity. Fourth Avenue NW. Complainant stated an older male in a gray car has followed her the past two days while she was jogging. She stopped at the police department to report this during her jog. Officer drove her around the area she was jogging and was unable to locate the vehicle. She will contact the police department if it happens again.
2:52 a.m. 911 help. College Avenue S. Officer arrived and could hear a male and female arguing inside the apartment. Knocked on the door and met with male who said he and the female got into an argument because her estranged husband showed up outside the residence. He wanted to leave the residence but she would not let him. He stated he dialed 911 and then his phone cut out. She stated she did not want him to leave because he had been drinking. He stated he had some beers earlier. Breathalyzer test results showed a blood-alcohol content of .000. He then left the residence. After he left, she then started to say he had grabbed her, hit her and head-butted her. She kept adding more things he had done to her and kept changing locations of possible injuries. Officers could not see any marks or redness on her. Officers then left.
4:32 a.m. Assist business. College Avenue N. Report of a no-pay at Holiday station. Employee stated a white male pumped $51.75 worth of fuel into a dark-colored jeep. He came into the store and bought other items. He was not asked if he had any fuel when purchasing the other items. Employee gave a license-plate number but the plate did not match the vehicle description given. Employee will have the manager review video and call the police station when they have further information.
8:28 p.m. Harassment. Fifth Avenue NW. Complainant picked up mail from old roommate’s residence and found vulgar comments written inside of a magazine. Complainant texted old roommate and she apologized stating her boyfriend must have done it. Officer spoke with old roommate’s boyfriend and he admitted writing the comments. He was informed a report would be forwarded to the city attorney for possible charges.
9:21 p.m. Welfare check. Tenth Avenue SE. Officer arrived on scene and spoke with victim. She stated people are worried about her because she is living alone. She stated she doesn’t feel like harming herself and would definitely get in contact with officers if she did. She also stated she was not on drugs, nor did she appear to be under the influence. She was the only person present at the residence and appeared in good spirits prior to officer leaving.
10:39 p.m. Animal complaint. Minnesota Street W. Complainant had cat locked in office of bar. Cat removed from bar.