ST. CLOUD - A day care provider is in jail for alleged mistreatment of two small children.

St. Cloud Police responded to a complaint from the 2400 block of West Division Street. An investigation revealed 67 year-old Waldamar Tischner of St. Cloud was walking with the children when he allegedly used force to restrain them.

Tischner was arrested for felony malicious punishment of a child and taken to the Stearns County Jail.

Tischner helps run an in-home day care, and the state of Minnesota is in the process of temporarily suspending his license.