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3:25 p.m. Fraud. College Avenue S. A 21-year-old female reported fraudulent activity on her checking account. It was found there were three charges on her account in California totaling $1,545.31. She requested a police report for her bank.
12:39 a.m. Minor consumption. Minnesota Street W. An officer observed a 19-year-old male walking west, drinking out of a red solo cup. The man admitted the cup contained whiskey, and that he was only 19. He was issued a citation for minor consumption and released.
11:57 p.m. Traffic stop. Interstate 94. An officer clocked a vehicle going 85 mph in a 70-mph zone with radar. The 61-year-old male driver was issued a citation for speeding.
1:59 a.m. Minor consumption. College Avenue S. An officer was driving through a parking lot, and spotted a male on all fours with his head on the ground. He was unresponsive. The officer was able to wake the individual after a short time. The 19-year-old appeared highly intoxicated and admitted to drinking. He was issued a citation for minor consumption, and transported to detox.
5:52 p.m. Ordinance violations. City of St. Joseph. Several addresses in the city received warnings regarding garbage cans at the curbside. Officers attempted to contact the residents but were unable to do so at that time.
1:58 p.m. Vandalism. 3rd Avenue SE. Complainant stated someone hit her bird bath and cracked a piece off during the previous night. She informed police in case any other issues were reported.
3:14 p.m. Suspicious activity. Elm Street E. Complainant was unable to provide a plate number. She said it was a two-door sporty Audi. Officer said to call again if anything else happened.
5:13 p.m. Animal. 1st Avenue NW. Cat dead upon arrival. Removed cat from roadway and disposed.
7:53 p.m. Traffic control. CR 3 and CR 75. Movie in the park at Millstream Park.
8:30 a.m. Unwanted person. CR 75 W. Officer woke up a homeless male who was in the campground and asked him to leave. Officer then transported the 22-year-old male to Cash Wise in Waite Park. Male was advised not to return to campground.
11:12 am. Medical. Chapel Lane. Officers responded to monastery. Assisted with bringing in Gold Cross ambulance.
4:54 p.m. Drive. Cedar Street E. Twenty-nine-year-old male complainant said he was almost sideswiped by a semi. The semi jackknifed and damaged his own vehicle. Complainant said no one was hit but thought semi driver was texting. Officer spoke with semi driver and sent him on his way. No accident reported by semi driver.
11:09 a.m. Traffic stop. Minnesota Street W. While at a four-way stop on College Avenue facing north at Minnesota Street, officer observed a red car traveling westbound on Minnesota Street who didn’t stop at the stop sign. Officer stopped the 29-year-old male Watkins driver who admitted driving through the stop sign. He stated he had things on his mind. A citation was issued.
2:28 p.m. Welfare check. 4th Avenue SE. Female complainant called to state her boyfriend was acting strangely and that he was walking from the apartment toward downtown St. Joseph. Officer found male who was talking about several subjects in one sentence. Male was transported by ambulance to hospital for an evaluation.
7:12 p.m. Found property. College Avenue N. License plate was turned into police department. Police attempted to return to owner. Owner contacted and property receipt filled out at her house.
1:24 a.m. Verbal. 17th Avenue SE. Spoke with 24-year-old male suspect of verbal who stated he and his girlfriend were at Benton County Fair and got into an argument. They continued to argue as they got home and 24-year-old female threatened to take her prescription anxiety pills but said she would never actually do it. Victim went into her bedroom and locked the door. Both parties agreed no threats were made and nothing was physical. Parties are living together at residence and in a relationship. Victim is owner of house. Suspect is renting. Both were calm and talking to one another prior to officers leaving. Both agreed to stay in separate rooms for the night and talk in the morning.
3:49 p.m. Animal. 4th Avenue SE. A small poodle or shi tzu-type white dog with pink collar was found near Graceview Estates. Officer attempted to find owner. No owner found. Officer transported dog to Sauk Rapids vet impound. Dog was fed and watered.
10:03 p.m. Medical. College Avenue S. Arrived on scene to find 9-year-old male very lethargic who had just finished seizing. Officer administered oxygen and obtained pertinent medical and personal information from parent and child. Rescue arrived on scene shortly after. Juvenile was transported to St. Cloud Hospital by ambulance.
8:31 a.m. Lost juvenile. Minnesota Street E/2nd Avenue SE. Complainant called in that a 2-year-old male was found walking in the street. By the time officer arrived, the guardian had reached the child and she said somehow he had opened the back door and escaped.
3:27 a.m. Medical assist. Juniper Road. Stearns County requested St. Joseph police to first respond to a medical because county squads were all busy on other calls. An 83-year-old female was complaining of a possible heart attack. When officer arrived, a member of St. Joseph Rescue was on the scene. Officer administered oxygen and helped monitor patient until ambulance arrived and transported her to the hospital.
5:29 p.m. Alarm. 1st Avenue NW. Officers arrived on scene and owner’s daughter/keyholder was on scene and had set off alarm. All appeared OK.