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1:51 p.m. Found property. Elm Street E. Coborn’s management called and had several items that had been found in the store over the past 6-8 weeks. The following items were described and placed into evidence unless otherwise noted on the evidence log. Two credit cards, one wallet, one ring, two sets of keys, one EBT card, one 2GB SD card, one black envelope with cash and lottery tickets, and one Florida driver’s license.
4:40 p.m. Minnesota Street E. Animal bite. Complainant reported he was jogging on Minnesota Street E. when a black and white dog ran up and bit him on the leg. He was unable to tell the officer an address of the incident. Officer had him ride with him to the area and he guessed it was in the 300 block. There were no dogs in the area on our arrival. Complainant advised the dog was on a retractable leash which was held by an older male standing in the front yard. Unable to find anything in dog licenses in that area matching. Advised complainant to speak with his parents and determine on his own what steps he wanted to take. At approximately 8 p.m. received a call from the complainant who said he believed he found the dog. He attempted to make contact with the owners, but they did not answer the door. Officer then went to the residence and made contact with the owner. He confirmed the rabies shot was current on the dog, and showed paperwork. Officer spoke to the complainant and told him the dog’s shots were up to date, and suggested he see a doctor just in case. He denied any medical attention.
2:26 p.m. Hazard. CR 75/CR 133. Officer observed cabinet door debris lying in the middle of the roadway on CR 75 westbound east of CR 133. Officer picked up the debris and threw it away.
3:29 p.m. Suspicious activity. Jasmine Lane. Report of a person with a European accent trying to sell books. Caller thought it may be a scam. We found the person doing it and advised she needed a peddler’s permit. Officer ran her name and it came back clear. No further.
7:48 a.m. Personal injury accident. Seventh Avenue SE/Minnesota Street E. Officer called to a car vs. bicycle crash at the above location. Arrived on the scene and the bicyclist was standing and moving around. She advised officers she was OK and only had minor scrapes. She stated she was biking westbound on the sidewalk of Minnesota Street, crossing Seventh Avenue SE. She thought the driver of the vehicle saw her and he pulled out hitting her. The front tire on her bike was bent. The driver of the car advised he did not see the bicyclist. Accident information sheet exchanged.
9:09 p.m. Harassment. College Avenue N. Complainant stopped by office to advise he had been receiving harassing messages on Facebook. He sent a copy of the message to the officer’s email account. The message will be stored as evidence. The complainant was advised to obtain a HRO regarding the situation and to contact the police if the person harassing is in the area.