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9:42 a.m. Harassment. Minnesota Street E. Complainant wanted to report a male had been texting and calling her many times overnight and into today. She wanted it documented in case something else came up. Officer took photos of the text messages and made contact with the sender. He was advised to stop making contact with the complainant. He stated he would. Officer advised complainant to let the police know if anything further happened.
8:18 p.m. Dog. Ninth Avenue SE. Complainant stated he was in his backyard and the black lab from behind him came into his yard barking at him. He stated the dog did not bite or attack them and did go home when the dog’s owner called the dog back. He stated his dog was off a leash and did run into the neighbor’s yard about 10-15 feet and did come back when he yelled for the dog. He admitted it has happened in the past. Officer advised him to keep the dog in the yard and under control or risk a citation.
12:13 a.m. Welfare check. Minnesota Street W. Complainant stated they could hear someone screaming from outside the residence. Complainant had not gone outside because two cars pulled up outside the house and occupants were looking into their windows. Officers checked the area and were not able to locate any woman in distress. Officers made contact with complainant and advised of their actions.
8:10 a.m. Theft. Minnesota Street E. Complainant reported sometime overnight, someone stole the fire station sign that was posted in the boulevard in front of his house. Whoever took the sign used tools to get the bolts out, left the posts and just took the fire truck sign and fire-station-worded sign. $150 property loss. City maintenance was notified and posts picked up by them.
1:22 p.m. Warrant. College Avenue S. Female stated male whom officers were looking for was not in the apartment and stated they could look. Officers found him hiding under the kitchen sink. Confirmed warrants and transported and booked him into Stearns County Jail.
10:06 p.m. Suspicious activity. Ash Street E. Complainant stated she left the house at about 9:20 p.m. and returned at about 9:45 p.m. When she left her garage door was down and the garage light on. When she returned the door was down and the light on. She went into the house and turned off the light. She took a shower and when she got out the garage door was open and the light was on. Officer checked the area by foot and another officer checked by squad. Nothing suspicious found. Officer asked if a neighbor came home at about the same time she did and they opened their garage door with an opener. It’s possible the rolling codes may have opened her door. She was then asked if she was 100-percent certain she turned the garage light off and she stated it was possible she might not have. Officer told her extra patrol would be provided for the night. She also stated she had not had any unusual phone calls or visitors lately.
4:58 p.m. Intoxicated person. CR 121/Jade Road. Male was walking northbound on CR 121 on the shoulder. Officer passed by and observed him stumbling all over the shoulder walking his bike. He attempted to get on his bike and fell down in the middle of the roadway. He was transported to detox.
7:14 p.m. Medical. Minnesota Street E. Complainant stated the subject’s boyfriend called stating subject wanted to kill herself. She stated several times she had nothing to live for. She stated she has no one and is going to be kicked out of her house. Decision was made to transport her to St. Cloud Hospital for an evaluation. She continued arguing with boyfriend during transport to hospital making several suicidal comments. She was delivered to the ER without incident.
12:58 a.m. Minor consumption. Minnesota Street W. Officer met with individual who had the odor of an alcoholic beverage outside Sal’s Bar. Asked his name and date of birth. After running through dispatch and National Crime Information Center, his address and date of birth matched the information he gave. Individual was under the age of 21 and had a blood-alcohol content of .123 from breathalyzer reading. Also, when asked if one of the open beer cans in the car was his, he stated yes. He was given a citation for open bottle and minor consumption.
10:19 a.m. Welfare check. Courthouse Square. As officer was clearing the jail, he was approached by a woman in reference to a younger child in a vehicle alone. Officer approached the vehicle and observed a child in the vehicle. He spoke to the child and he told the officer he was 7 years old. He was observed to be perspiring heavily. Temperature was approximately 84-degrees F. The child stated his mother was in the jail visiting his father and he wanted to see his father but mom said no. Officer contacted dispatch about the incident and they dispatched St. Cloud Police to the scene. Stood by with St. Cloud Police until contact with mother was made and she was with the child.
4:11 p.m. Safety detail. CR 75/CR 3. Officer assisted with a motorcycle group in crossing CR 75 and CR 3.
8:20 p.m. Welfare check. CR 3/CR 75. Received a report of a family camping out at Millstream Park with two young children. Both parents were extremely intoxicated. Father fell with kids in his arms and they were now starting a campfire. Complainant asked if an officer could make sure they were OK to have children with them at this point. Officer arrived and checked the campground. He spoke to several campers who stated the family had left 10-15 minutes prior.
9:45 p.m. Vandalism. Birch Street W./Second Avenue NW. Report of glass in the roadway. Officer met with several tenants of the apartment complex and they stated they didn’t know who threw the bottles in the road. Tenants cleaned the glass off the road.