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2:07 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. College Avenue N./Ash Street E. Police observed a vehicle with expired tabs. After pulling the driver over, authorities found the male owner also had a revoked driver’s license and no proof of insurance. He was issued citations for his various offenses.
9:25 p.m. Suspicious activity. Elm Street E. A man was observed looking over a construction site with a flashlight. When approached, he stated he was collecting his tools for another job.
2:37 p.m. Arrest. CR 75. Police ran a random license plate to find it was registered to a warranted criminal. The male driver stated he was unaware he had a warrant. It was confirmed, and he was taken to the Stearns County Jail for further action.
5:33 p.m. Medical. Seventh Avenue NW. Police responded to a female who was having a seizure. Upon arrival, authorities found the woman lying on the floor; her seizure had stopped. She was transported to the hospital for further treatment.
1:23 a.m. Theft. Fourth Avenue NE. Employees from a local convenience store contacted authorities after a theft occurred. The male thief was described to the police; he was believed to have stolen a car stereo. No further evidence has been found at this point.
2:45 p.m. Suspicious person. College Avenue S. A female complainant contacted authorities after her brother had been at her house while she was away. She stated she had issued a restraining order against him, but it had previously expired. She was advised to renew the order and call 911 if he ever appeared again.
10:29 a.m. Lost property. Elm Street E. A female contacted the police after misplacing her wallet at a local business. She cancelled all her cards and stated she had approximately $100 inside. The wallet has yet to be recovered.
2:11 p.m. Animal complaint. Birch Street E. Anonymous complainant called authorities in regard to a dog chained to a tree without food or water. Police stopped by the residence, but no one was home. No further action was taken for the present time.
12:51 p.m. Medical. Minnesota Street E. A woman called police after her chest began to hurt. She waited with authorities until Gold Cross Ambulance transported her to the hospital for further treatment.
5:13 p.m. Accident. First Avenue NW. Police observed a vehicle strike the guard wire of a local business’ parking lot. The driver was able to maneuver her vehicle out of the tangled wire. She was provided with an accident information sheet. No further action was taken.
12:19 a.m. Suspicious activity. First Avenue NE. Police responded to a complainant who stated there was a loud noise outside his residence. The complainant had gone outside with a flashlight and saw a group of people running west through an alleyway. Police searched and cleared the area.
7:50 p.m. Animal complaint. Third Avenue SE. Police were dispatched after receiving a complaint of a barking dog. Upon arrival, authorities found the dog wearing a shock collar. The owners were not present, but a neighbor stated the dog did indeed live there and his owners were gone for the weekend.