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1:42 p.m. Collision. CR 75 and CR 133. Two vehicles were traveling south on CR 133 and merging onto westbound CR 75. The first driver stopped in the merge lane. The second driver did not see the stopped vehicle and struck it from behind, causing minor damage to both vehicles.
8:52 p.m. Fire. First Avenue NW. A fire was reported in the woods. The officer located a man who said he was camping in the woods. He was informed he could not camp or build a fire.
4:33 p.m. Theft. First Avenue NE. A man reported several items stolen from his garage including an air compressor and two nozzles for a total theft of $450. Two other people had access to the shared garage but the officer learned that sometimes the garage door or service door is left open.
11:26 a.m. Collision. CR 75 and Fourth Avenue NE. The first driver on Northland Drive turned right onto R 75. The driver said the light was green and he turned into the far right lane. The second driver said she was on Fourth Avenue NE and turning to westbound CR 75. The second driver said the first driver made a wide right turn and the vehicles collided, damaging both vehicles.
9:48 p.m. Loud party. Old Hwy. 52. The officer advisied three of the four renters of the loud-party complaint. The officer advised the renters they would be receiving their first and only verbal warning.
10:18 a.m. Collision. CR 75 and CR 2. The first vehicle was eastbound on CR 75. The driver stopped and was waiting for the red light at College Avenue. The second driver was traveling behind the first vehicle, slowed down but did not stop soon enough. The second vehicle rear-ended the first vehicle.
2:38 p.m. Theft. Elm Street E. Coborn’s reported a theft. Viewing video, the officer identified the suspect who took two bottles of soda valued at $4.78. A similar incident happened on July 25. The man is mentally challenged and was issued a trespass notice.