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8:12 p.m. Medical. 37 College Ave. S. While on duty, an officer responded to a medical of a very weak nun at the Monestary. Arrived and found her sitting and alert in her chair. She said she was very weak and had not been feeling well since Sunday. She had been trying to drink fluids and had not eaten all day. Rescue arrived and took vitals with a temp of 101. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived and transported her to St. Cloud Hospital.
12:59 a.m. Suspicuous activity. 37 College Ave. S. St. Ben’s Security reported a suspicious vehicle on campus. They thought they were going through vehicles. The officer on duty located the vehicle and stopped it at College Avenue and Callaway. The officer identified the driver who said he/she was just looking for a place to stay and they were going back to St. Cloud.
11:35 p.m. Verbal dispute. 725 College Ave. S. An officer on duty was dispatched to a verbal. The female suspect said the male suspect hit her in the face when she was trying to get her phone. The male said he was going through her phone because she was cheating on him. She grabbed his shirt and was pulling on him to get her phone back. He hit her in the face with his elbow and base of his hand. She took his passport and $2,400.00 cash. They agreed to give back each others’ property. She said he broke her phone. The male agreed to leave for the night.
5:37 a.m. Speeding. CR 75/CR 2. While on patrol traveling northbound on CR 2 by Date Street, an officer saw a vehicle traveling southbound on CR 2 at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. The officer activated the radar unit in the squad and it indicated a reading of 43 mph in a posted 30-mph zone. The officer activated emergency lights and stopped the vehicle. The driver was identified. The driver said he was trying to make the light. A citation was issued for speed.
1:15 a.m. Public intoxication. Chapel Lane/Minnesota Street W. While on patrol, an officer observed a male falling down on Chapel Lane. The officer pulled up and the male got in the back of the squad car. The male was identified. He had a small laceration on his chin from falling, as well as dilated pupils and a strong odor of alcohol. The man at first claimed he was 21 then 19 years old. The man provided a preliminary breath test of .253. The officer issued a citation for minor consumption and explained the diversion process.