June 29 Sartell police blotter

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June 6

5:34 p.m. Domestic. Riverside Avenue S. Officers were dispatched to take a report of an assault that had occurred at a residence on June 4. Officers arrived on scene and met with the female complainant. She stated to officers on Monday she and her boyfriend began an argument that became physical. She explained she was choked in the garage by her boyfriend. Officers met with the man who denied the assault but stated the argument did occur. He claimed the only thing physical that had occurred was he pushed her. Officers obtained photographs and additional evidence. Charges of fifth-degree assault are pending.

June 7

6:46 p.m. Traffic stop. Bridge of Hope. While on patrol, an officer observed a vehicle near the intersection of Hwy. 15 and CR 120 that didn’t have a front license plate displayed. The officer conducted a stop on the vehicle for this violation. The officer met with the driver and identified him as being under the age of 18. As the driver was reaching over to the glove box to look for proof of insurance, the officer observed what appeared to be a bottle of nicotine juice behind his back as if he was hiding it. The officer asked the driver to give him the bottle and he did. The officer identified the bottle as nicotine juice for an e-cigarette. The officer asked if there was anything else in the vehicle and the driver stated no. The officer conducted a search of the vehicle and located a second empty bottle of nicotine juice and an e-cigarette. Because the driver was under the age of 18, the items were contraband and seized. The officer made contact with the guardians of the driver and released him with a warning.

June 8

6:03 a.m. Medical. An officer was dispatched for a report of an elderly woman who had fallen and was unable to get up. The officer arrived on scene and assessed the patient. The officer was able to get the woman into a seated position and she stated she had a pain rated at an eight out of 10 in her back. She also stated she was having difficulty breathing. The officer provided oxygen and administered a stroke scale. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived and took over care. The officer assisted with loading the patient for transport to St. Cloud Hospital.

June 9

7:25 a.m. Theft from vehicle. Twin Rivers Court.  An officer was dispatched for a report of a theft from a vehicle that had occurred overnight. The officer arrived and observed a pickup parked on the east side of the building. She observed the driver-side rear window was broken out and glass was on the ground and inside the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle arrived and observed three guns had been stolen from the truck. The officer received serial numbers from each gun and entered them in as stolen. The incident is under investigation.

June 10

9:34 p.m. Traffic stop. 21 CR120. While on patrol an officer was stopped at the intersection of Hwy. 15 and CR 1. Stopped in front of him was a sedan. The officer ran a routine license-plate check on the vehicle and observed the male registered owner was revoked. The officers observed the driver was male and conducted a stop as the vehicle pulled into the Walmart parking lot. The officer met with the driver and identified him as the registered owner. The male provided a driver’s license that was expired and stated he had no insurance. The driver was released after being cited for driving after revocation and no insurance. The vehicle was parked and the male was advised he needed insurance on it before it could be moved.

June 11

5:43 p.m. Traffic stop. Seventh Avenue S./Heritage Drive. While on routine patrol and traveling Brianna Drive, an officer observed a vehicle proceed around a construction barricade at Leander Avenue and Brianna Drive. The officer proceeded to catch up to the vehicle which proceeded west on Heritage Drive. The officer conducted a stop on the vehicle at Seventh Avenue S. and Heritage Drive. The officer met with the driver and asked her if she knew why he had stopped her. She stated because the road was closed. The driver provided her license and proof of insurance on the vehicle. She was released after being issued a citation for violating a barricade.

June 12

12:46 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. 1109 First St. S. While on patrol, an officer located a parked vehicle in the Bernick’s Arena. The officer observed the vehicle was unoccupied and the windows were rolled down. While checking the vehicle, the officer was approached by a juvenile male and female who were on the nearby walking path. Both juveniles were identified and their parents contacted. Both juveniles were verbally warned for violating curfew. The male was released to drive the vehicle home and the female was transported to her residence in the city.

June 13

5:52 a.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue S. and Edgewater Lane. While turning onto CR 1 to go north from southbound Hwy. 15, an officer observed a sedan driving at a high rate of speed. It appeared the vehicle was increasing in speed to beat the red light. As the vehicle continued on CR 1, the officer observed the vehicle weaving in and out of its lane passing multiple vehicles. The officer caught up to the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop for the driving conduct. The officer made contact with the driver and was informed he didn’t have a license. The officer identified the driver and learned his driving license had been suspended. The officer issued the driver a citation for driving after revocation. He was warned for the driving conduct. The vehicle was parked in a nearby lot and the driver called for a ride.

June 14

11:06 a.m. Medical. 627 Third Ave. N. An officer was dispatched for a medical at the Sartell Middle School. Upon arrival the officer met with the male patient and a good samaritan. The officer learned the man had been washing the windshield of a school bus when he slipped and fell striking his head on the asphalt. The man was conscious but appeared disoriented. Paramedics arrived and conducted an assessment. A large bump was observed on the back of the man’s head. Paramedics decided it was best to have the man checked out at the hospital. The officer assisted with loading the patient for transport to St. Cloud Hospital.

June 15

1:01 p.m. Fire alarm. Fourth Avenue S. An officer was dispatched to a local apartment complex for a report of a fire. While en route, the officer was informed smoke was filling the main floor hallway. The officer arrived and learned the smoke was coming from burned food in a resident’s apartment. The fire was out upon the officer’s arrival. The resident stated she was making ribs in the oven and started a grease fire. Firefighters arrived and ventilated the building.

June 16

9:56 p.m. Domestic. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched to Walmart for a report of a man and a woman arguing in the parking lot. An officer arrived on scene and could hear arguing outside a recreational trailer. Officers made contact with the man and woman inside the trailer. Both stated the argument was only verbal and at no point became physical. Officers observed no signs of injuries or a fight. Both stated they wanted nothing done and agreed to leave each other alone for the remainder of the evening.

June 17

6:09 a.m. Traffic stop. CR 78 and Riverside Avenue S. While running stationary radar and facing south in the 300 block of Riverside Avenue S., an officer observed a sedan approach his location at what appeared to be a high rate of speed. The officer activated his radar and received a reading of 47 mph in a posted 30-mph zone. The officer stopped the vehicle for the violation. The officer made contact with the driver and told her the reason for the stop. She admitted to speeding but didn’t know how fast. The driver provided valid licensing and proof of insurance. She was released after being issued a citation for speed.

June 18

10:44 p.m. Warrant arrest. Riverside Avenue. While stopped at the intersection of CR 78 and Second Street S., an officer ran a routine license-plate check on a vehicle. The officer received a hit for a warrant on the male registered owner of the vehicle. The officer initiated a stop on the vehicle as it pulled into the Riverboat Depot. The officer met with the driver and identified him as the registered owner. The man was advised of his misdemeanor warrant and was taken into custody. He was transported to Stearns County Jail without incident.

June 19

11:30 a.m. Medical. Officers were dispatched for a report of a female resident who was not breathing well. Upon arrival, officers observed the woman in substantial respiratory distress. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived on scene and conducted an assessment. The woman’s extremities were cold and purplish. Officers assisted with loading the patient into the ambulance and then assisted paramedics with intubating the patient. She was transported to St. Cloud Hospital.

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