Incidents lead to citations for intoxication

Two separate incidents in the last few days led to citations for two intoxicated persons, one involving a man who apparently fell in a pond and the other a woman with a blood-alcohol reading four times above the legal limit of 0.08.

In one incident, an apparently homeless 19-year-old man was cited after a woman in the 1100 block of Parkwood Lane called Stillwater Police early this morning and reported that someone was pounding on her door and yelling.

Responding officers could not find the man at the caller’s door, but they followed wet footprints on the stoop and to the neighbors front door. Officers then found a pair of shoes in the middle of a cul-de-sac and located the man when another neighbor alerted officers that the man was on their front porch. The 19-year-old told police he was wet from falling in a pond and a police report stated that the man was visibly intoxicated. A subsequent BAC test showed the man had a .20 reading.

The man was cited for underage consumption of alcohol and taken to jail because he had no permanent address.

In the other incident, a 39-year-old Bayport woman was cited for criminal trespass Monday after her husband asked Stillwater Police officers to perform a welfare check on her.

The husband flagged down officers and told them that he was concerned about his wife, who he said was extremely intoxicated. He added that he feared she might drink herself to death.

Police reports said the man told police his wife was in a vacant apartment on the 1600 block of Greeley Street South and he wanted them to check on her. The unit’s registered tenant told officers he moved out three days prior to the incident and the only way the woman could have taken his key was when he moved out and she was present.
The woman was found in the bathroom of the unit with the stove on. She was visibly drunk, and did not respond immediately to directions from the police. A Breathalyzer test showed she had a blood-alcohol reading of .339. The woman was transported to Ramsey County Detox.

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