Aug. 1 Sartell police blotter

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If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sartell Police Department at 320-251-8186 or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, or access its tip site at tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department.

July 25

8:17 a.m. Domestic. First Avenue NE. Officers were dispatched for a report of a black sport utility vehicle parked on the side of Benton Drive. A passerby reported the two occupants were fighting outside the vehicle. Officers met with man and woman. Officers separated the parties and interviewed them. The man was arrested and could be charged with domestic assault and interfering with a 911 call.

July 26

1:52 a.m. Fire alarm. Pheasant Crest Loop. An officer and Sartell Fire were dispatched for a report of a residential fire alarm that was going off. While enroute, the officer was advised the carbon monoxide detector in the home was also going off. The officer determined one of the carbon monoxide detectors had a low battery possibly causing the alarm. Sartell fire checked the residence for any gas leaks. None were located.

July 27

10:12 p.m. Gunshots. Oak Pond Drive. Officers were dispatched for a report of several gunshots. Officers checked the area using a thermal-imaging camera but observed nothing. Officers then met with three people who were at separate locations and were outside. All parties stated they had observed fireworks in the air north of CR 29 but were unsure of the exact location. Officers patrolled the area and were unable to locate anyone setting off fireworks.

July 28

11:51 a.m. Truck/bicycle collision. CR 1 and Hwy. 15. Officers were dispatched for a report of a pickup versus bicycle accident. One officer met with the cyclist while a second met with the driver of the pickup. The cyclist stated she was traveling south in the northbound shoulder of CR 1. She stated she ran into the truck because it crossed her path. She had minor damage to her leg. The driver of the truck stated he was yielding to motor vehicle traffic and had crept up farther into the intersection when the cyclist struck him. He stated he was traveling under 5 mph. The bicyclist was transported to the hospital by a private party to have her leg injury checked.

July 29

11:21 p.m. Traffic stop. Bridge of Hope. An officer was traveling south on CR 1. While approaching the intersection of CR 1 and Hwy 15 the officer observed the signal light turn from yellow to red. The officer came to a stop at the intersection and then observed a vehicle pass through the intersection with no attempt to stop for the red light. The officer initiated his emergency lights and then pursued the vehicle. The vehicle came to a stop on the Bridge of Hope.  The driver admitted to knowing the light had turned red. The officer released the driver after issuing him a citation for violating a traffic signal.

July 30

11:39 a.m. Medical. An officer was dispatched for a woman having chest pain. The officer arrived on scene and located the patient sitting upright in a chair in her living room. She stated she was experiencing pain in her upper chest, which ran down her left armpit. Gold Cross arrived, took over care and transported her to St. Cloud Hospital. 

July 31

8:17 p.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue S. Officers were dispatched for a report of a northbound vehicle on CR 1 that was speeding and recklessly passing vehicles. An officer located the vehicle as it was traveling 64 mph in a posted 30-mph zone on Riverside Avenue. The driver  provided her license and proof of insurance and stated she had no good reason for her driving conduct. The officer issued her a citation for speed and reckless driving.

Author: Mike Knaak

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