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3:54 p.m. Assist agency. Hwy. 15 /CR 120. An officer was dispatched to assist SCPD with a crash involving a squad car on Hwy. 15. Upon arrival, the officer observed a fully marked SCPD squad car with emergency lights on. The squad had heavy damage to the driver’s side rear. The squad was well off the roadway when it was struck. Tracks from the striking vehicle were observed. The officer could tell the vehicle that struck the squad had traveled in the shoulder before impact. After impact the vehicle traveled across Hwy. 15 into the far west lane. The Sartell officer assisted with traffic control. Hwy. 15 was eventually shut down in order to clean up the crash site. Both vehicles were towed from the scene and no injuries were reported.
8:40 p.m. Shoplifter. 21 CR 120. An officer was dispatched for a report of a female shoplifter at Walmart. The officer arrived on scene and located the cooperative female in the loss-prevention office. The female admitted to shoplifting items totaling $83.30. She also admitted to having drug paraphernalia on her person. The officer searched the woman and her purse and located a marijuana one-hitter pipe, a grinder and a small baggie containing marijuana. The female was cited for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia. The contraband was seized and destroyed.
8:21 p.m. Traffic stop. 212 Riverside Ave. S. While southbound in the 200 block of Riverside Ave. S., an officer observed a vehicle traveling north, entering the 300 block. The officer activated his radar due to the vehicle’s speed. The radar indicated 46 mph in a posted 30-mph zone. The officer turned around and observed the vehicle made no attempt to slow down. The officer initiated traffic stop on the vehicle as it entered the Holiday gas station parking lot. The officer made contact with the driver and advised him the reason for the stop. The driver admitted to speeding stating he was traveling more than 40 mph. The driver was cited and released.
9:16 p.m. DWI. 230 Pinecone Road S. An officer was dispatched for a report of a possibly impaired driver. An employee of Super America was reporting a male party had entered the store asking for directions to Brainerd, Minn. The employee stated the man smelled of alcohol. The employee gave a description of the male, his vehicle and the direction of travel. A Sartell officer located the vehicle traveling on Hwy. 10. The officer pulled behind the vehicle and observed it cross the fog line several times. The officer initiated a traffic stop for the driving conduct. Upon making contact with the driver, the officer observed odors of alcohol. The driver submitted to field sobriety testing and failed all testing. A preliminary breath test indicated the driver was three times the legal limit of 0.08. The driver was placed under arrest and charged with Second Degree DWI. His vehicle was towed from the scene.
8:31 p.m. Welfare check. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched to check the welfare of a male party at Walmart. While en route officers were advised the male had sent messages to the complainant stating he would be found dead. Officers located the male party outside Walmart. The male stated he was fine and had only sent the messages out of frustration. The male stated he had no intentions to harm himself or others. Officers phoned a taxi for the man. The taxi arrived and the man was transported to an address in St. Cloud.
12:21 a.m. Domestic. 11th Street S. Officers were dispatched to a domestic involving a male and female. The juvenile complainant was reporting his parents were fighting and wrestling. Officers made contact with the parties inside the residence. The pair were separated upon officer arrival. After interviewing all parties and observing red scratch marks on the female’s back from being slammed into a packing tote, officers arrested the male for domestic assault harm. Statements of all parties were taken and photos of the injuries to the female was taken. The male was transported to the Stearns County Jail where he was booked on charges.
11:35 p.m. Verbal. Vista Street. Officers were dispatched to a verbal involving two parties. Officers arrived on scene and walked up to the front door of the residence. Offices could hear a verbal argument involving a female and male. Officers made contact with the pair and interviewed them separately. Both explained the same thing. The argument was over relationship issues and at no point became physical. Officers observed no injuries or signs of a fight. The pair were advised to keep it down and agreed to remain civil for the night.
5:12 p.m. Medical. Brianna Drive. An officer was dispatched for a report of an 85-year-old male who was diagnosed with the flu and was now disoriented and unable to walk. The officer arrived on scene and located the male in his resident room. The male had a temp of 103.2 and a blood pressure of 190/110. The officer took medical history and monitored the male until Gold Cross Ambulance arrived on scene to take over care.