If any readers have tips concerning crimes, they should 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 crimes.
6:26 p.m. Juvenile problem. 2nd Street N. A group of juveniles were skateboarding in and out of cars and near traffic. Officers spoke to them about their conduct and told them to stay off the road.
1:01 p.m. Vehicle accident. 4th Street N. A complaint was made that the caller’s vehicle was nearly hit by another vehicle backing out of a driveway, causing the caller to drive into and damage some mailboxes. When officers arrived, no homeowners could identify the vehicle and said many people have been using their driveway to turn around due to road construction.
12:39 a.m. Hwy 15. Officer came across a stalled vehicle parked along the side of the road. The officer provided emergency lights for the driver as he changed his tire.
3:05 p.m. Fraud. 3rd Avenue N. Caller stated a family member had called asking her to wire money. She wired the money but later found it was not the family member that called and that she was scammed. Officers were able to help her cancel the money transfer and talked to her about fraud and giving information over the phone.
6:25 p.m. Traffic stop. 7th Street N. A vehicle was witnessed with expired tabs and driver was not wearing a seatbelt. A citation was issued and the driver was released.
11:30 a.m. Gas leak. 7th Street N. A report was made of strong odor of gas coming from the area. An officer arrived and could also smell gas. Xcel was notified and the fire department took over the call.
1:54 p.m. Found property. 19th Avenue N. An officer found a bike in the brush. The bike was taken to the police department.
10:29 p.m. Loud music. 15th Street S. Complaint was made of loud music playing but wasn’t sure where it was coming from. Officer went to that area and found a loud party outside of a home. Officer spoke to the homeowner and made him aware of the complaint and the noise ordinance.
3:15 p.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue N. A vehicle was witnessed traveling 46 mph in a 30-mph zone. The driver stated he was not aware of his speed. He was issued a citation and released.
8:04 p.m. Traffic stop. Connecticut Avenue S. Car was witnessed with a broken taillight. Driver was found to have a revoked driver’s license for failure to pay fines. A citation was issued for driving without a license and no proof of insurance. A valid driver came to remove the vehicle from the stop location.
2:42 p.m. Theft. Walmart. A woman was witnessed attempting to leave the store with unpaid merchandise. She claimed she forgot about the items she had put in her pockets and purse. She was issued a citation and released.
5:45 p.m. Dog bite. 5th Street N. A woman said her child was bit by a dog that was running around a play area unleashed. The mother did not see the dog bite her child. Officer found the bite area was red, but the skin did not break. The officer notified the owner of the dog of the complaint. The owner denied the allegations, stating the dog was with him the entire time. He was advised he needed to keep the dog leashed per city ordinance. No further action was taken.
8:48 p.m. Vehicle fire. 9th Avenue N. When officers arrived at the location, a car was burning from under the hood on the passenger side. Officers waited for fire department to arrive.
3:21 p.m. Bike accident. 1st Street NE. A driver was waiting his turn to go at a stop sign when a female on a bike made contact with the driver’s front panel. Witnesses reported the biker was going very fast and did not stop at the stop sign. Damage was done to the front of the vehicle. Ambulance transported the female to the hospital.
1:13 p.m. Traffic stop. 6th Street S. A stalled vehicle was blocking traffic. An officer stayed and kept lights on for safety until a tow truck arrived.
6:30 p.m. Traffic stop. County Rd 120. A vehicle was witnessed going the wrong way in a roundabout. An officer stopped the vehicle and instructed the driver how to drive in a roundabout. No further action was taken.