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3:54 p.m. Verbal. CR 75/CR 133. Received a call of people fighting while driving. Officer spoke to them. They stated it was only verbal and nothing physical. He was missing a lens in his glasses but both stated it fell out while they were driving. No signs of anything physical. Warned both about being verbal and driving. They were also advised people with cell phones called??? and they need to be aware. Both stated the verbal was over and they wanted to be on their way. Just verbal warning to both from officer.
10:35 p.m. Elena Lane. Report of loud music in the above area. Officer located the noise. There was a live band that had just finished. The homeowners advised they were shutting things down for the night.
1:17 p.m. Found property. CR 3/CR 75. Caller found a wallet at the park. Officer came to pick it up and left his card at the address in the wallet. Phone number listed no longer worked. She contacted and identified wallet. Officers returned her wallet with all items inside. She stated everything was there and nothing missing. She had reported it stolen to St. Cloud police earlier. She will call them and advise it was found and returned.
8:13 p.m. Found property. College Avenue N. A part-time city employee that waters the plants handed an officer a St. John’s University student ID that he found while working in the morning. Officer turned the ID card over to College of St. Benedict security.
7:09 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 75/CR 134. Officer observed the traffic light turn yellow and saw a vehicle proceed through the semaphore which had a pizza delivery sign on the roof. The light next turned solid red and approximately 2-3 seconds afterward, officer observed a car enter on a solid red light. Officer identified the driver by her Minnesota driver’s license. Driver stated she thought the light was still yellow. Citation given to driver.
2:33 p.m. ID theft. Hickory Drive. Complainant stated she has been receiving calls representing the law office of John A. Best stating she needs to pay cash owed for a Pay Day loan in the amount of $579.90. She stated she never took out a Pay Day loan and she believes someone stole her Social Security number. While viewing the website of John A. Best, the law firm placed a notice on their homepage stating their name is being fraudulently used. An impersonation complaint has been filed by the law firm against the scam located in California. I advised the complainant via voice mail of the number for the FTC and reference number supplied by the law firm. I also advised the complainant to call if any further questions.
9:38 a.m. Civil matter. Cedar Street E. Complainant wanted to report the large amount of garbage left behind by a tenant at St. Joseph Student Housing. She will be forwarding photos to St. Joseph Police of the mess.
9:34 a.m. Warrant. Minnesota Street E. Female was arrested for an outstanding Todd County warrant while dealing with an unrelated incident. After confirmation of the warrant, she was transported to the Stearns County jail without incident.
9:39 p.m. Suspicious activity. Ninth Avenue SE. Female called stating she heard a female scream loudly for about 2-3 seconds. She stated she thought the female sounded in distress. May have come from Klinefelter Park area. Officer checked the area and did not hear any screaming. No other calls on the matter.
10:33 p.m. Assist person. BP gas station. Officer assisted driver and his vehicle. He accidentally put gasoline in his diesel vehicle. Nothing further.
11:02 p.m. Traffic hazard. Old Highway 52/Cypress Drive. Officer drove to area. Hundreds of students out in the area. Got out and patrolled on foot. Individuals dispersed from the area.
2:11 a.m. Intoxicated person. Minnesota Street W. Officer found a party passed out on the bench in front of the Minnesota Street Market. Identified him and his friend took responsibility for him and took him to his residence.
9:04 a.m. Disorderly conduct. Old Highway 52/Cypress Drive. Officer observed female and male who appeared to be very intoxicated and appeared under age. Made contact. Female began to walk away and officer attempted to stop her. Male hip checked officer into the wall and attempted to block him from detaining the female. Male was restrained, became disorderly and was arrested for obstruction and disorderly conduct.
1:53 p.m. Custody. Minnesota Street E. Report of father trying to take the kids. Mother was on site and doesn’t want him to take them. He dropped off his kids and then was pulled over by 6101???. He was transported to Coborn’s so he could meet his new girlfriend. He walked back to residence and wanted to take the kids. Kids were with mom already. There was no paperwork for custody. Kids stayed at house. Officer told father to leave. Both were advised to settle custody themselves or go to court.
10:54 p.m. Noise violation. First Avenue NE. Complainant reported excess noise. Officer arrived on scene and observed a few students who were in fact being noisy. They were asked to leave, which they did. Spoke with a renter who was warned on the noise violation.