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5 p.m. Fire alarm. Luetmer Hall, College of St. Benedict Campus. A police officer responded to a fire alarm at Luetmer Hall. The officer arrived and found students standing outside on the south side of the building. He could not find security on scene and attempted to contact them and was unable to get through. The officer walked through the building and smelled smoke on the second floor and had the fire department paged. After alerting the fire department he met with security. Security stated everything was OK. A resident of the dorm had burnt some mac and cheese.
11:20 p.m. Loud party. Minnesota Street E. The police department received a report of a loud party. The resident stated they had a few people over earlier and did not think they were that loud, and had no music playing. She thought the noise was from the people leaving the residence. There was no violation at this time. Verbal warning from officer.
8 a.m. Verbal. Elena Lane. There was a verbal altercation between husband and wife about the husband not having job and not doing anything around the house. At this point the matter was only verbal. The officer was able to get things calmed down and cleared.
9 p.m. Vandalism. Third Avenue N.E. A man reported someone punctured the rear tire on his truck. There was approximately $300 damage to the tire. The man told the officer he had no issues with anyone and had no idea who could have done the damage. The officer told the man he would do extra patrol and let the other night officer know about the damage so he could do extra patrol also.
6:20 a.m. Criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, underage consumption, trespassing. College Avenue North. A report of a possible burglary in progress was made to the St. Joseph Police Department. An officer arrived and met complainant at the front door. The officer was handed a wallet belonging to a 20-year-old male. The complainant also pointed out the open front door to the business which had been damaged. The officer searched the business and found a male passed out in a back room. The wallet found belonged to the male. The male was transported to jail.