9:59 a.m. Domestic. Roberts Road. Caller called dispatch stating they had been assaulted the day before. An officer was able to obtain a statement from the victim. The officer had probable cause to arrest a male party for domestic assault. The male was no longer at the location of the crime. Officers from a neighboring jurisdiction were able to locate the male, and he was arrested. The male was brought to the Stearns County Jail and held for court.
8:21 p.m. Domestic. Willow Lane. Caller called 911 reporting two individuals were actively fighting in the home. Officers responded and found the individuals who had been fighting were no longer actively fighting. All parties gave statements, and one party had visible minor injuries. Officers had probable cause to arrest a juvenile male on domestic assault charges. The male was transported to Benton County Jail and then housed in a different juvenile facility until he could be seen at court.
6:13 p.m. Medical. Officers were dispatched to an elderly male who had fallen in a parking lot. The officer arrived on scene. The male had an abrasion on his head and had been given a towel to control the bleeding prior to the officer arriving. Mayo Ambulance arrived and took over the assessment. The male was not transported by Mayo.
2:51 p.m. Traffic. First Street NE/ Benton Drive. While on routine patrol, an officer noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer turned on their radar and clocked the vehicle traveling 16 mph faster than the posted speed limit. The officer initiated a traffic stop and the driver was issued a citation for speeding.
3:54 p.m. Crash. Pinecone Road N. Officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash near the Sartell High School. On scene it was noted neither driver had injuries, and there were no passengers. One vehicle had to be towed from the scene due to damages, while the other was able to be driven. A driver exchange form was issued to both drivers.
12:44 p.m. Warrant. Third Street S. The Sartell Police Department was notified by a Texas Police Department that a warrant had been issued for an individual involved in money laundering. Officers went to the suspect’s address, and the suspect was taken into custody without issue. The suspect was transported to the Stearns County Jail and will be awaiting transport to Texas.
6:53 p.m. Assault. Second Street S. An officer was dispatched to a complaint of an assault, and the suspect was no longer on scene. The officer arrived on scene and took a statement from the victim. The victim told the officer she had been pushed by the suspect. The officer attempted to make contact with the suspect, but he refused to exit his home. The officer spoke with other witnesses and had probable cause for a charge. The officer responded back to the suspect’s home and was able to speak to the suspect. The officer issued the suspect a citation for fifth-degree assault.
8:19 p.m. Unwanted person. Second Street S. Officers were notified by dispatch that there was a woman and her children in a store destroying merchandise. The woman and children were asked to leave but refused. Officers arrived on scene and learned the woman had left the store with the kids. Officers were able to identify the woman from recent Stearns County booking photos and from the license plate of the vehicle she was driving. The store plans on filing trespassing charges against the woman.
1:10 a.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue N. An officer initiated a traffic stop after seeing a vehicle cross the fog line. When the officer made contact with the vehicle, they could smell an odor of marijuana emitting from the car. The car was searched but nothing was found. The driver and passenger were verbal with the officer during the encounter. A verbal warning was issued to the driver for crossing over the fog line and released.
10:47 a.m. Traffic stop. Pinecone Road S. Office staff alerted officers of an individual who had stopped in the Sartell Police Department and had exhibited concerning behaviors. An officer witnessed the individual and vehicle traveling on Pinecone Road, making lane changes without signaling and at one point abruptly turning left. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. The female driver was argumentative and abrasive toward the officer. After speaking with the driver, the officer gave the driver a verbal warning for driving conduct.