July 25 Sartell police blotter

Mike KnaakBlotter, Sartell – St. Stephen0 Comments

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 18

9:58 a.m. Domestic. Second Street N.  Officers were dispatched for a report of an argument between a man and woman. Officers met outside with the man who was the complainant. He stated his girlfriend assaulted him during the argument. Officers observed injuries to the man’s lip and shoulder. He stated his girlfriend was inside with their son and nephew. Officers met with the woman. She was uncooperative and intoxicated. Through further investigation, officers decided they had enough to arrest the woman for domestic assault. She was transported to Stearns County Jail.

July 19

11:05 a.m. Collision. 21 CR 120. An officer was dispatched to Walmart for a report of a two-vehicle collision involving no injuries. The officer observed the collision had occurred at the entrance to Walmart, just off CR 1. Vehicle one slowed to turn left into Walmart’s parking lot. Vehicle two was traveling just behind vehicle one and didn’t see it slow down, causing a rear-end collision. There was moderate damage to vehicle two and minimal damage to vehicle one. 

July 20

11:27 p.m. Traffic stop. Hwy. 15 and 12th Street N. An officer observed a sport utility vehicle pass his location that had no working license-plate lights. The officer stopped the vehicle. Once the vehicle came to a stop at Highway 15 and 12 Street N. in St. Cloud, the officer met with the driver. The driver stated he was unaware his license-plate lights were inoperable and identified himself with a Minnesota ID card. He stated his license was suspended and he didn’t have proof of insurance on the vehicle. The driver was cited for driving after suspension and no proof of insurance. He was warned for other violations. A valid driver arrived and took possession of the vehicle.

July 21

3:18 a.m. Traffic stop. CR 1 and Hwy. 15. Sartell officers were advised of a driving complaint. An officer located the vehicle and stopped it after observing several moving violations. The officer met with the driver and observed an open container of alcohol in the vehicle. The driver admitted he had been drinking and identified himself as a minor. Officers conducted a preliminary breath test on the boy and received a reading of .06. The boy was taken into custody and could be charged with minor consumption, open container and DWI. He was transported to the Stearns County Jail without incident.

July 22

8:55 p.m. Medical. Scout Drive.  An officer was dispatched for a report of a 54-year-old man who had chest pain and difficulty breathing. Gold Cross took over care. The man was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.

July 23

2:15 p.m. Traffic stop. Hwy. 15 and CR 120. While on routine patrol and running stationary radar on Hwy. 15 at CR 120, an officer observed a southbound vehicle that was traveling faster than the posted speed limit. The officer stopped the vehicle and met with the driver. The woman admitted to speeding and provided a valid license. She was unable however to provide proof of insurance on the vehicle. She was released after being issued a citation for no proof of insurance. She was warned for her speed.

July 24

5:59 a.m. Fire. First Street N. While on patrol, an officer observed a large amount of smoke coming from behind an address. The officer made his way to the back of the property and observed a bridge across Watab Creek from the address was on fire. The officer notified dispatch of his findings and Sartell Fire was dispatched along with a deputy because the bridge was in the township. Sartell Fire arrived and extinguished the fire. 

Author: Mike Knaak

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