Jan. 12 Sartell police blotter

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Dec. 27

3:27 p.m. Traffic stop. Sartell Bridge. While on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Upon activating squad radar, the vehicle was traveling 52 mph in a 30-mph zone. The driver said they thought they were in a 40-mph zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.

4:59 p.m. Vehicle accident. Pinecone Road S./Troop Drive. Officers were dispatched to a vehicle crash with injuries. It was determined a vehicle in the left lane made a sudden right turn in front of another vehicle, causing extensive damage to the vehicle. The passenger of one of the vehicles reported arm pain and was treated by Gold Cross Ambulance.

Dec. 28

4:51 p.m. Shoplifting. CR 120. Officers were dispatched to a shoplifter at a local business. It was determined the two individuals had taken multiple items from the store. Officers also located hypodermic needles on one of the individuals. The individuals were issued citations for theft and possession of hypodermic needles.

8:48 p.m. Assist person. CR 120. Officers were dispatched to a report of a person who was stranded and needed assistance. It was determined the person had no place to stay. Officers assisted and were able to get the person a room to stay at the Place of Hope. The person was transported there without incident.

Dec. 29

5:46 p.m. Fire alarm. 19 Street S. Sartell Police and Fire departments were dispatched to a fire alarm at an apartment complex. Upon arrival, it was determined the alarm was set off from smoke coming from an oven in an apartment unit. Officers assisted with resetting the alarm system.

Dec. 30

10:40 p.m. Suspicious activity. Greenview Court. Officers were dispatched for a report of a person knocking on doors, trying to sell fishing tackle. Officers spoke with the person who said they were given the address on an online garage-sale site. The residents knew nothing about the garage-sale site and did not want to purchase fishing tackle. The person left the area without incident.

11:07 p.m. Business assist. 1000 block Seventh Street N. Officers were dispatched to a local business to assist employees with locking the building. It was determined a key had broken and the building was unable to be secured. Officers were able to contact business management who responded and secured the building.

Dec. 31

2:03 a.m. Intoxicated person. 10th Avenue N. Officers were dispatched to a report of an intoxicated person who was agitated and was unwanted in the residence. It was determined the person did not live there and was escorted out by officers without incident.

10 p.m. Agency assist. CR One/Sauk River. Officers were dispatched to assist Stearns County Sheriff’s Office with a vehicle crash. Officers assisted with traffic control and provided warm vehicles for the individuals involved in the crash to sit in while the scene was cleared.

Jan. 1

3:34 p.m. Traffic stop. 600 block of First Avenue N. While on patrol, an officer located a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Upon activating squad radar, it was found the vehicle was traveling 49 mph in a 30-mph zone. The driver said they were going to the store as they had run out of BBQ sauce for the meal they were cooking at home. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.

9:06 p.m. Unwanted. First Street NE. Officers were dispatched for a report of a person who showed up at a residence and was yelling and refusing to leave. It was determined the person did not live there and was unwanted. Officers arranged a ride for the person and escorted them out of the building to their ride without incident.

Jan. 2

3:50 p.m. Assist person. 1000 block of Seventh Street N. While on patrol, an officer located a vehicle that appeared to be stuck under a garage door. It was determined the door automatically closed while the person was driving under it. Officers were able to lift the garage door and assisted with information exchange with property management.

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