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9:50 a.m. DWI. CR 120. Officers were dispatched to a facility for a report of a person who had showed up impaired to his appointment. The person had stated to staff members that he had driven himself to the appointment. Officers were told staff members had seated the man in an exam room. Officers arrived on scene and conducted field sobriety testing on the man. He failed all testing. He was placed under arrest and could be charged with third-degree DWI. He was transported to the Stearns County Jail without incident.
7:30 a.m. Traffic accident. Pinecone and Second Street S. An officer was dispatched to a report of a vehicle accident involving a sign. The officer arrived on scene and located the driver and her vehicle parked in the adjacent Liberty Bank parking lot. The driver stated she was attempting to travel around the roundabout when she lost control on the icy roadway and struck a traffic sign with the right side of her vehicle. The sign was broken off and the vehicle sustained moderate damage but was drivable. The officer received the driver’s insurance information and advised city maintenance of the incident. City maintenance workers arrived on scene and removed the sign.
9:15 a.m. Medical. 14 Avenue E. Offices were dispatched to a local business for a report of an employee who was having chest pain and blurred vision. Officers arrived on scene and were immediately directed to a male patient. The man stated he had been having pain since 5 a.m. that morning and the pain was now radiating to his arm. An officer checked the man’s radial pulse and found it to be irregular. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived on scene and conducted an EKG on the patient. The paramedics concluded the man was in atrial fibrillation. The officers assisted paramedics with loading the patient for transport to St. Cloud Hospital.
10:05 p.m. Medical. Third Street N. An officer was dispatched to a report of a 63-year-old woman who had fallen outside while walking the dog. The officer arrived on scene and located the woman in her kitchen. The officer observed a visible break in the woman’s arm in between her elbow and shoulder. The officer supported the injury until Gold Cross Ambulance arrived on scene. The officer then assisted with splinting the arm. The woman was transported to St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross.
1:36 p.m. Warrant arrest. 19 Avenue S. Officers were advised a man wanted for fourth-degree assault was present at a residence in Sartell. Officers were told the man had a permit to carry and may be in possession of a handgun. Officers and Stearns County deputies arrived on scene and made contact with a woman at the front door. The woman stated the wanted party was indeed in the residence and she granted officers entry. Inside the home officers located the man. He was cooperative and complied with officers. The man was arrested and transported to Stearns County Jail where he was booked on the assault charge.
2:18 p.m. Verbal. 216 Riverside Ave. S. Officers were dispatched to O’Reilly Auto Parts for a report of two people screaming at each other in the parking lot. Officers arrived on scene and separated both parties. Through further investigation, officers discovered the pair were mother and daughter and the argument was due to the daughter being out past curfew the previous night. Both parties stated nothing physical had occurred. Officers educated the child on possible consequences if she continued to stay out past curfew and to disobey her mother.
5:03 p.m. Vehicle collision. CR 1 and CR 78. An officer was dispatched to a vehicle collision involving no injuries. The officer arrived on scene and met with both drivers and a witness. Vehicle one was westbound on CR 78 and had the right-of-way. Vehicle two failed to yield to vehicle one causing the crash. While speaking with the driver of vehicle two, an officer observed an odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle. Officers were given consent to search the vehicle and found a small baggie containing marijuana residue and an apple that was converted into a marijuana pipe. The driver was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to yield.