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2:07 a.m. Vandalism to vehicle. Minnesota Street W. A 21-year-old female said she saw a college-age person dumping a flower pot on her car. Police found the vehicle parked with potting soil on top, with no damage to the car.
10:24 p.m. Minor consumption. Old Hwy. 52/CR 75. An officer was checking the area for people shooting off fireworks, when an 18-year-old female saw the officer and attempted to walk away, stumbling. She admitted to drinking and being under 21. The woman blew a .153 and a citation was issued.
12:54 a.m. Minor consumption. Old Hwy. 52/Birch Street W. A 20-year-old male was observed walking with an open can of Coors Light. The man blew a .191, and was issued a citation for minor consumption, along with a verbal warning for the open container.
9:38 a.m. Driving complaint. Baker Street E./9th Avenue SE. There was a report of a red corvette racing up and down the road. The driver, a 44-year-old male, was stopped. He reported he had dumped additive in his fuel tank and was trying to mix it in.
8:19 p.m. Noise complaint. Morningside Loop. Police discovered a band playing on the campus of the College of St. Benedict, with no permit on file. The band was told to stop playing.
2:56 a.m. Driving complaint. CR 75/College Avenue S. Police received a report of two vehicles racing down CR 75. The complaint stated a driver was not letting other vehicles pass on I-94 and continued to slam the brakes in front of other vehicles while driving through St. Joseph. After being stopped, the 55-year-old Albany man said he was just trying to avoid an accident with another driver. The man was calmed down and released.
4:53 p.m. Traffic accident. CR 75/1st Avenue NW. Two vehicles were involved. Car #1 had one person inside, while car #2 had two people. Car #1 admitted fault, as car #2 had the right of way. Both vehicles were towed. The passenger in car #2 complained of neck pain.
4:30 a.m. Criminal damage to property. CR 75 W. Two masked men attempted to enter a business, but were scared away by the audible alarm. Nothing was missing.
10:28 p.m. Traffic stop. 2nd Avenue NW/Ash Street W. A vehicle was observed driving through the intersection without stoping. The 22-year-old driver admitted he wasn’t paying attention, and was issued a citation.
7:54 p.m. Loud party. Cedar Street E. Police received a call of a loud party with people vomiting and urinating outside. Officers observed a large group of people scatter upon their arrival, then made contact with the renters to advise them of the complaint. Officers reported the noise was at a reasonable level when they arrived with no music playing.
10:30 p.m. Public urination. 1st Avenue NE. Police received a call of a loud party, and observed people enter and leave the residence for a time. One 21-year-old male came out of the residence and urinated on the side of the building. The male admitted to it and was issued a citation.
11:20 p.m. Minor consumption/False ID. Minnesota Street W. A local bar called police after being shown a false ID. Police took the fake driver’s license. The 19-year-old female blew a .028, and was issued a minor consumption and a false ID citation.
12:05 a.m. Obstructing legal process/disorderly conduct/fleeing police on foot/minor consumption. Minnesota Street W. Police were inside a local bar when a 20-year-old male walked in, and attempted to leave upon seeing the officer. The odor of alcohol was detected on the man. The male became disorderly and attempted to flee. He was transported to jail.