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9:52 a.m. Theft. Cedar Street E. A business reported sometime overnight a set of french doors was taken from outside the back of the building, valued at $300.
10:27 p.m. Vehicle collision. CR 75/College Avenue S. Driver #1 stated he was flagged south through the intersection by a road worker. Driver #2 was heading east, moving slowly, and stated they had a green light. Driver #1 hit the driver’s side rear door of driver #2’s vehicle, resulting in minor damage to driver #2’s vehicle, and a small scratch on the front right bumper of driver #1’s vehicle.
4:33 p.m. Fraud. 3rd Avenue NE. A 74-year-old female reported someone called her house, claiming to be her grandson. The caller said they needed money to get out of jail. The female reported the call as a scam to the police. No money was lost.
1:47 a.m. Traffic stop. College Avenue S. While on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle traveling at 43 mph in a 30-mph zone. The driver, a 21-year-old male from Cold Spring, was issued a citation.
9:47 p.m. Animal bite. Minnesota Street E. A 79-year-old female was riding her bike when she was bitten by a dog. The dog’s owner, a 21-year-old male, witnessed the bite and was cooperative. The dog was reportedly current on his shots.
10:15 p.m. Noise complaint. 1st Avenue NE. Officers received a noise complaint, and parked nearby to monitor the noise level. Neither officer felt the noise was excessive in volume. They spoke with the resident of the home the noise was coming from and informed them of the complaint.
6:45 p.m. Theft. College Avenue S. A 19-year-old female had her car parked on the College of St. Benedict campus overnight. When she returned to the car the next day, she reported the rear driver door was open, and multiple items were missing, including a wallet, cash, her ID, a CD player and more. She stated the vehicle was locked.
3:54 a.m. Noise complaint. 16th Avenue SE. An officer arrived, along with a Waite Park police officer on the scene. After driving around, they found two empty fireworks boxes on the road on 13th Avenue SE, just north of Baker Street E.
9:51 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 17/CR 1. A 21-year-old male from Rice was pulled over for traveling 65 mph in a 55-mph zone. The driver was cited for his speed, along with not having proof of insurance.
11:29 p.m. DWI. CR 1/413th Street. A 26-year-old St. Cloud man was witnessed traveling 63 mph in a 55-mph zone by a police officer. After pulling the man over, the officer noticed a strong smell of alcohol coming from the driver, as well as the driver’s eyes being bloodshot and watery. The driver failed his field sobriety test, so the officer obtained a roadside urine test. The driver was booked for fourth-degree DWI and released. Once the test came back, it was found the driver’s BAC was .088, over the legal limit of .08.
6:24 a.m. Traffic stop. CR 121. A driver was traveling south on College Avenue S when a police officer spotted him on radar moving at a speed of 48 mph in a 30-mph zone. After stopping the vehicle, the driver was issued a citation.
09:42 a.m. Dog at large. 1st Avenue SE. A CSB security officer called police after seeing a stray dog near a college house. The dog had a St. Joseph city dog tag on its collar. The owner, a 41-year-old female, was cited after the dog was returned to her.
7:04 p.m. Business assist. Birch Street W. A staff member of the business called the police about a man standing in front of the business. Police questioned him, and he stated he had been dropped off there by a friend, and was waiting for a ride to St. Augusta. The man did not have ID but did give a name. The staff member said the man wasn’t bothering anyone, they were just wondering if the police could help him. The man eventually left the area.