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Sunday 3/29 …
Officers were dispatched to an apartment regarding a possible child abuse in progress. The father was found
to have 3 valid warrants. The 37-year-old male was placed under arrest for Domestic Assault, the warrants,
and transported to the Osceola County jail, where he was lodged without incident.


Officers were dispatched to apartment complex regarding a complaint of the upstairs tenants stomping
around on the floor. Officer spoke with the upstairs tenant who reported she just got her children to settle
down and watch a movie for the night. She requested the Officer convey her apologies to the caller for her.

 

Monday 3/30 …
Officers were dispatched to a possible fight in progress. Upon arrival Officers spoke with the home owner,
who reported he had been arguing with his adult son. He added that there was no physical contact and that
his son left town prior to the Officers arrival. The Officers were given the man’s phone number and learned
he was living in a camper on his father’s property. A phone call confirmed the argument was not physical
and a verbal warning issued stating that living in the camper was violation of a city ordinance and he needed
to make other living arrangements.


Tuesday 3/31 …
Officers were called to a dog sitting outside a business, unattended and without a leash. The Officer spoke
with the owner regarding the dog not having a leash sitting outside the business doors was intimidating to
some people. The Officer issued a verbal warning for a violation of the city ordinance requiring a leash.
Officers were dispatched to a complainant of an intoxicated male causing a scene as his ex-girlfriend was
packing her belongings to move out. The officers stood by while she finished packing and attempted to calm
down the emotional and intoxicated man.


While knocking on an apartment door to serve a felony warrant for Felonious Assault/Mayhem, officers
could hear a heated argument in progress. The wanted 56-year-old man answered the door and was placed
under arrest. He was transported to the Osceola County Jail where he was lodged without incident. Further
domestic charges submitted to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review.


Wednesday 4/1 …
Officers were assisted by MSP and Osceola County deputies after being dispatched to an apartment complex
regarding a complaint of someone yelling for someone to get out of their house. Officers arrived and found
the woman and her children were ok and that she had just kicked a man out of her apartment. The Officers
located and spoke with the man a short time later about the incident and he stated he was waiting for a ride
out of town. Officers were dispatched back to the apartment regarding an assault. The Officers arrested a
30-year female on felony charges of domestic violence after finding evidence she may have cut the man with
a knife. The Officers also will be requesting a warrant for the 50-year-old male on charges of unlawful entry
into a residence. His injuries were treated and were not life threatening. She was transported to the Osceola
County Jail and lodged without incident.


Thursday 4/2 …

Officers were dispatched to respond to a suspicious situation of a man sitting in a car watching a business. It
was discovered that he works nearby and was just in the area waiting for his shift to start.


Friday 4/3 …
Officers received a report from dispatch regarding a daughter breaking into her father’s home and stealing
clothes and jewelry. Officers were unable to make immediate contact and later received a message that there
had been a misunderstanding and the items were returned.


Officers received a call regarding concerns on whether or not a local company is an essential business under
the emergency orders. The caller reported concerns for the employees and the lack of social distancing.
Contact was made with the company and at this time there is no evidence to support they are operating in
violation.


Officers were notified of a 20 year old male that had been in an apartment in which the property manager
had previously had a no trespass order placed on him. Officers arrived to find he had left. Officers did speak
with the man who admitted to being there. The matter has been turned over to the prosecuting attorney’s
office as this was a violation of the man’s bond condition release order. A warrant had been requested for
Trespassing.

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