Nov. 3 Sartell police blotter

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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 www.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.

Sept. 12

3:23 p.m. Vehicle accident. CR 120/Hwy. 15.  An officer was dispatched for a report of a vehicle accident involving a bus. The officer arrived on scene and made contact with both drivers and the passengers on the bus. Both drivers stated they were uninjured but a few passengers stated they had pain in their necks. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived on scene and treated injured passengers. Both drivers stated the same cause for the accident. The bus was traveling around the roundabout and intending to continue on CR 120. The driver of the other vehicle involved misjudged the speed of the bus and pulled out in front of it. The accident caused minor damage to both vehicles. The driver of the sedan was cited for failing to yield to the bus, which had the right of way. Both drivers were released after the officer completed and issued an accident-exchange form.

11:20 p.m. Medical. Fifth Avenue E. Officers were dispatched for a report of a 28-year-old female who was nauseous. Officers arrived on scene the same time as Gold Cross paramedics. Officers stood by and provided assistance as needed.

Sept. 13

12:38 p.m. Medical. 1029 Fifth St. N. Officers were dispatched for a report of a Pine Meadow Elementary student who had passed out on the bike path. A school nurse and school resource officer arrived on scene first and began to provide medical attention. It was discovered the student was diabetic and had a blood sugar of 293. Gold Cross arrived on scene and officers assisted with placing a c-collar on the student. Paramedics then transported the student to the St. Cloud Hospital.

5:07 p.m. DWI. Second Street S. While on routine patrol, an officer observed a vehicle swerving and showing signs of a possibly impaired driver. The officer stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver. While speaking with the driver the officer observed odors of alcoholic beverages. The officer conducted field sobriety testing on the driver and the driver failed all testing. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to the Sartell Police Department where the driver refused a breathalyzer. Due to this the driver was charged with fourth-degree DWI and third-degree refusal. The driver was then transported to the Stearns County Jail without incident.

Sept. 14

6:39 p.m. Medical. 960 19th St. S. Officers were dispatched to Chateau Waters for a report of a 79-year-old male who was unable to breathe. Officers arrived on scene and located the patient. The patient had labored breathing but was able to answer officer’s questions. Officers provided oxygen and monitored the patient’s condition until Gold Cross arrived on scene. Officers then assisted paramedics with loading the patient for transport to the St. Cloud Hospital.

8:16 a.m. Traffic stop. Pinecone Road N. While monitoring a school bus stop on Pinecone Road, an officer observed a vehicle travel through the stop arm of a school bus as it was still loading children. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer said the reason for the stop. The driver stated she saw the bus, but forgot she needed to stop. The driver was cited for the violation and released.

Sept. 15

11:51 a.m. Medical. 2251 Connecticut Ave. S. An officer was dispatched to HealthPartners for a report of a 3-month-old, male patient who was in distress. The officer arrived on scene and met with staff, the child and his mother. Upon officer arrival, staff had provided oxygen and had conducted an assessment. The officer received patient history and monitored the child’s condition until Gold Cross arrived on scene.

2:10 p.m. Drug possession. 740 Seventh St. N. While acting on an anonymous tip, Sartell High School Staff searched the locker of a student. Inside the locker staff located approximately 8 grams of a leafy substance and a pipe. The items were turned over to a school resource officer. The officer tested the substance and determined it to be marijuana. The officer issued the student a citation for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Sept. 16

11:34 a.m. Medical. Ninth Avenue N. An officer was dispatched for a report of a 65-year-old male who had fallen and injured his back. The officer arrived on scene and made contact with the male patient. He was located on the floor and complained of extreme back pain. Gold Cross arrived on scene and the officer assisted with back boarding and loading the patient for transport to the St. Cloud Hospital.

11:28 p.m. Stall. Hwy. 15/18th Street. While on routine patrol, an officer observed a vehicle stopped in traffic and partially blocking the turn lane. The officer stopped and made contact with the driver who advised he had run out of gas. The officer provided emergency lighting until the vehicle was removed from the roadway.

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