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2:17 p.m. Ordinance violation. Fourth Avenue SE. White Chevy S10 was parked at the 300 block of 4th Avenue SE since the tires were chalked on Aug. 2. Parking citations were issued on Aug. 7, 8 and 9. Vehicle was towed from location.
10:55 p.m. Noise. Cedar Street E. Report of 5- to 6-year-old kids outside playing, screaming. Unknown if parents were with them. Officer checked area for kids and located none.
11:48 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Klinefelter Park. Vehicle parked in Klinefelter Park after hours. Officer identified both occupants and sent them on their way.
7:25 p.m. Open door. First Avenue NE. Officer found open door at Sunset Manufacturing. Spoke with an individual who was doing personal work at the business. No issues.
10:15 p.m. DWI. CR 75/Holiday. A driving complaint came in from the St. Joseph area while officer was in Waite Park working a TZD shift. Officer met up with the suspect by Mill’s Fleet Farm and observed poor driving conduct. Officer stopped the vehicle and subsequently the driver tested a .15 and was arrested for DWI.
3:37 a.m. Welfare check. Tenth Avenue SE. Mother called and stated son was in the bathroom with a razor blade cutting himself regarding girlfriend issues. Officer made contact with him and got him out of the bathroom. Observed some minor cuts on one of his legs. Gold Cross arrived and transported him to St. Cloud Hospital.
5:18 p.m. Suspicious activity. Third Avenue NE. Complainant called to report someone had drilled out the lock on her garage door and put a lock box on the house with a different lock. She stated she bought the house in May via a short sale. She contacted the bank and realtors and nothing has gone wrong with the sale. Her neighbors said three people were outside with a truck. Neighbor got a photo of the truck. The complainant’s fiancé was home when this happened about 11-11:30 a.m. He was in the shower and heard someone try to get in. When he got to the door the lock was drilled out and a truck was driving away. Complainant already called locksmith and mortgage companies involved in sale who stated they did not drill out the lock. She will change the lock and put a sign on the door for people to leave a business card for any work done. Officers will do extra patrol and neighbors are also aware.
12:31 a.m. Fire alarm. First Avenue NW. Fire alarm sounding at City Hall. No answer on either number inside or on any keyholder. Fire department checked the building. No fire, false alarm.
12:03 a.m. Harassment. Tenth Avenue SE. Complainant stated he was fired from his job the previous day and was receiving harassing phone calls and text messages from two of his former coworkers. Complainant was advised to send a copy of the text messages in question to officer’s email and to call the St. Joseph police if the contacts continue. Complainant stated he would advise the individuals to stop if they call again and would contact the police.