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.
8:40 a.m. Medical. 673 Brianna Drive. An officer was dispatched to Edgewood Assisted Living for a report of an elderly male who had fallen around 4 a.m. and was having severe hip pain. Upon officer arrival, the male patient was resting in a wheel chair. The officer stood by and monitored the male’s condition until Gold Cross Ambulance arrived on scene. The officer then assisted with loading the patient for transport to the St. Cloud Hospital.
3:30 p.m. Vehicle crash. 2-½ Street N./Pinecone Road N. An officer was dispatched for a report of a two-vehicle crash involving no injuries. The crash occurred in the southbound lanes of Pinecone Road. Both vehicles had been southbound on Pinecone Road and were stopped for a red light at the intersection of 2-½ Street N. Driver of vehicle 1 said the light turned green and traffic continued south on Pinecone. Driver 1 stated the crash occurred as he was slowing for traffic ahead of him. Driver 2 stated he rear-ended driver 1 because he failed to see the traffic ahead backing up. The crash resulted in minor damage to both vehicles. The officer took photos of the damage and completed an accident-exchange form, which was issued to both drivers.
1:35 a.m. Warrant. 21 CR 120. While on routine patrol and in the Walmart parking lot, an officer ran a routine license-plate check on a vehicle. The registered owner came back with a misdemeanor warrant out of Stearns County. The officer located the female in the store and placed her under arrest. The female was cooperative and was transported to the jail without incident.
9:55 p.m. Medical. 23rd Avenue N. Officers were dispatched for a report of an intoxicated male who had fallen and hit his head. Officers arrived on scene and located a male and a female who were both intoxicated. After identifying both individuals, the officers learned the female was the complainant and the male was the party who reportedly fell. The male was walking and talking and had no signs of injury. The male also stated to officers that he had not fallen. The female was reporting the male had fallen and had been unconscious. Officers advised the male the risks involved if he had been knocked out. Gold Cross arrived on scene and checked the male out. The male individual was not transported, and officers requested both parties not continue drinking.
8:49 p.m. Theft. Sandstone Loop. An officer was dispatched to a residence to take a report of a theft of an antique gas pump. The homeowner reported he heard a loud bang at approximately 4 a.m. outside. He heard a vehicle drive away shortly afterward. The pump was approximately 6 feet tall and very heavy. It would’ve taken at least two or three people to move it. The pump was white and red and had an estimated value of $2,500. The officer received photos of the pump and provided the owner with a case number.
10:06 p.m. Intoxicated person. Fourth Street N. Officers were dispatched to a residence for a report of a male who was intoxicated. The complainant stated the male was her son and he was continually stumbling and falling down due to his intoxication level. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the male who stated he had been drinking and was having left shoulder pain. After speaking with officers, the male agreed to go to the hospital to get checked out. The male was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital by an officer.
9:54 a.m. Traffic stop. 11th Street S. An officer stopped a vehicle because the registered owner had a suspended driving status. The officer made contact with the driver and told him the reason for the stop. The driver identified himself as the registered owner of the vehicle; he was cited for the violation and released. The vehicle was parked until a valid driver arrived on scene.
12:22 p.m. Medical. 520 First St. N.E. Officers were dispatched to Country Manor Health Care Center for a report of an elderly male who had fallen and was unable to get up. Officers arrived on scene and met with the male patient, his family and staff. Staff members had done one set of vitals. Officers rolled the patient onto his back and assessed vitals a second time. Gold Cross arrived on scene soon after and officers assisted with loading the patient for transport.
10:15 a.m. Medical. 707 First Ave N. Officers were dispatched to Coborn’s Grocery for a report of a male having chest pain. Upon arrival, an officer met with the male patient who was breathing hard; the officer had him slow his respiration and provided oxygen. Gold Cross arrived on scene and took over care. Officers were allowed to clear.
1:51 p.m. Welfare check. Sartell bridge. An officer was dispatched for a report of a male who was standing on top of the bridge’s railing. The officer arrived on scene and made contact with the male party who stated he was looking at fish in the water and was not going to jump off the bridge. The male stated to the officer that he had a lot on his mind but didn’t wish to hurt himself. After speaking with the male, the officer observed the male safely walk off the bridge.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.