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Tuesday, March 23
2:12 p.m. Fraud. 2nd Street S. The Sartell Police Department was notified by Sauk Rapids Police Department of a credit card fraud that occurred in our jurisdiction that was found during their investigation. An individual entered a garage in Sauk Rapids and stole a wallet. In the wallet were four credit cards; one of the stolen credit cards was used at a business in Sartell. The business was able to pull video footage of the suspect using the stolen credit card in their store, and officers were able to identify the suspect. Charges have been sent to the City Attorney’s Office for their review.
Wednesday, March 24
5:48 p.m. Theft. CR 120. An officer was called to a business for a female shoplifter. Once the officers arrived at the store, they were notified the female was still in the store. Officers were able to watch the female’s activity via store cameras and saw she did not pay for all the merchandise when leaving. Loss prevention stopped the female and directed her into their office. After identifying the female, it was found she had already been trespassed from the store because of a prior encounter. The female was cited for misdemeanor theft and trespassing.
Thursday, March 25
11:17 p.m. Noise. 7th Street N. Officers were called to an apartment building for a noise complaint. The complainant stated kids were screaming and banging around the apartment. As officers were arriving in the area, the complainant called back stating officers could cancel. The complainant thought the mother had come home, and it was now quiet and no longer wanted officer’s help.
Friday, March 26
12:33 a.m. Loud music 10th Avenue N. An anonymous caller requested officers respond to their neighborhood for loud music playing for more than 30 minutes. When the officer arrived in the area, they could hear loud and deep base playing. They made contact with the owner and informed them of why they were called there. The owner didn’t know the music was that loud and turned it down. The owner was warned if officers were called back, they would be citing them.
Saturday, March 27
12:18 p.m. Crash. Riverside Avenue S. Dispatch notified officers of a one-vehicle crash with no injuries. When officers arrived on scene, they were informed by the driver that another vehicle had been swerving all over the road and then almost rear ended first vehicle. The driver swerved to the side of the road to get out of the way but when doing so hit a set of mailboxes. The other vehicle was not located. Officers made contact with the owners of the mailboxes and gave driver’s insurance information.
Sunday, March 28
7:57 a.m. Vandalism. First Street N. An Officer was dispatched to a residence for a vehicle that had the back window busted out. Officers were notified the vehicle was parked over night in the driveway, and they did not hear anything suspicious. This morning they noticed the back window had been busted; two blankets and two teen-sized jackets were stolen. They notified the officers that three packs of alcohol left in the back seat were not touched. The officer took pictures of the scene, but the suspect was not identified.
Monday, March 29
6:49 p.m. Traffic. Eighth Avenue N. An officer was running routine traffic patrol when they saw a vehicle traveling toward them at a high rate of speed. The officer activated the radar and clocked the vehicle traveling at 55 mph in a 30- mph zone. The officer spoke to the driver who admitted to speeding. The driver was issued a citation for petty misdemeanor speed.
Tuesday, March 30
12:22 p.m. Vandalism. Riverside Avenue. An officer was dispatched to a residence for a vehicle that had the rear window smashed out. The caller stated the vehicle had been parked in the driveway since 11 p.m., and they had not heard anything suspicious. The caller reported prescription medications, a blood pressure cuff and some cash had been stolen from the vehicle. There was no evidence to lead to a suspect at this time.
Wednesday, March 31
2:18 p.m. Traffic stop. Twin Rivers Court. While an officer was stopped near CR 1, they noticed a vehicle drive past with heavy damage to the passenger side windshield. The officer ran the license plate of the vehicle and learned the registered owner had a driver’s license status of revoked. The officer initiated a stop, but the driver was slow to stop and continued toward a fast-food drive through. Once the driver stopped the car, the officer approached the vehicle asking the driver to turn the vehicle off and hand the keys over. The driver admitted he did not have a valid driver’s license but stated he was hungry and needed food. The male was issued a citation for driving after revocation and issued a verbal warning on the other infractions.
Thursday, April 1
7:09 a.m. Domestic. Pheasant Crest. Officers were dispatched to a possible domestic in progress. When officers arrived, they found the male party next to a vehicle. Officers asked the male what had taken place. Officers were informed there had been a verbal argument and that nothing physical had occurred. The female party stated the same as the male and requested no further help from officers.
Saturday, April 3
2:27 p.m. Loud music. Second Street N. An officer was requested to make contact with a resident playing loud music. The officer arrived on scene and could hear the music. The officer made contact with a person in the apartment and requested they turn the music down. The person stated they would shut off the music. Officer informed them they could have it on, just not as loud as it currently was.
Sunday, April 4
9:05 a.m. Vandalism. 27th Street N. While an officer was on routine patrol, they noticed a street sign had been vandalized with orange paint. This was the third sign that had been located with vandalism on it.