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12:12 a.m. Disorderly conduct. First Avenue N. Officers were called to a local residence because an unwanted person was yelling very loudly and damaging property. Upon arrival, he was arrested and transported to the Benton County Jail for further action.
9:06 a.m. Traffic violation. 18th Street N./Hwy 15. An anonymous complainant called police after observing a dark pick-up truck swerving noticeably on the roadway. The caller lost sight of the car, and officials could not locate the vehicle.
Animal complaint. Wilson Avenue S.E. Police were dispatched to the aforementioned address because of a dog who had been barking all day. Upon arrival, the complainant stated the owners had taken the dog inside. Authorities approached the dog owners and warned them of the complaint.
12:50 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Police found a vehicle parked under a bridge. The owner could not be found. A nearby park was searched but an owner was not located.
9:35 a.m. Damaged property. Summit Avenue S. Police arrived at a residence to investigate a small, homemade trailer. Apparently the trailer had come unhooked and rolled into the complainant’s car. There was no clear damage to the car.
10:04 a.m. Counterfeit. Benton Drive N. A complainant called authorities stating someone had passed along a counterfeit $10 bill. The bill was examined and found to be counterfeit. It was placed into evidence at the Sauk Rapids Police Department.
Verbal warning. 18th Street N./Fourth Avenue N. Officers observed a vehicle with no front license plate. The driver was warned. No citation was issued.
5:58 p.m. Trespassing. Sixth Avenue N. Police were dispatched to a local school after receiving a trespassing complaint. The trespasser was found and confirmed he indeed had been given a trespass notice from the school. He was issued a citation and officers set up his first mandatory court appearance.
Medical. Division Street. Police responded to a female having severe pains in her side. Upon arrival, authorities gathered her medical history and she was taken to the hospital for further examination.
8:03 a.m. Assist. Payton Court N.E. Police were dispatched to assist an elderly couple whose CO2-detector alarm had gone off. The issue regarding the alarm needed the assistance of a professional electrician, although there was no immediate danger.
7:15 a.m. Accident. CR 2. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-car accident. One of the drivers was seriously injured after hitting a metal utility poll. She was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for further assistance. The other driver complained of minor injuries but did not want medical attention. St. Stephen Fire and Rescue assisted on the scene.