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 tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a crime.
3:50 p.m. Traffic stop. First Street NE. An officer witnessed a speeding. When attempting to stop, the vehicle turned into a parking lot. The driver of the vehicle admitted to speeding to the officer and only had an instruction permit. The officer issued a citation for both infractions.
1:40 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 1. Officers stopped a vehicle with no taillights on a trailer. Officers were given a false name initially. The driver of the vehicle was detained and it was discovered the driver had arrest warrants. Upon search the individual had a hypodermic needle in his pocket. The driver was arrested for the warrants and cited for giving a false name, driving after cancellation and the possession of a hypodermic needle.
5:40 p.m. Staff. CR 1. Officers saw a vehicle stalled on the side of the road. The driver of the vehicle stated the battery had died and a new battery was on the way. The officer stayed behind the vehicle with lights for safety until the battery arrived.
1:20 a.m. Intoxicated person. Seventh Avenue S. Officers were called to a residence about an intoxicated individual. The individual told officers he was attempting to walk home from the bar and got lost. Because of his intoxication level and not being able to find someone to care for the individual, officers transported the individual to the hospital.
7:25 p.m. Indecent exposure. CR 1. An officer witnessed an individual urinating on the side of the road. Officers stopped and the individual admitted what he was doing. The individual gave the officer a false name. When searched, the individual was in possession of hypodermic needles. The individual was arrested and transported to Stearns County Jail for the indecent exposure, giving a false name and being in possession of hypodermic needles.
1:55 p.m. Warrant. River Oaks Lane. Officers working with Benton County Sherriff’s Office were asked to locate an individual in Sartell that had a warrant for their arrest. Officer located the individual at a residence and was allowed in by the homeowner. Officers took the individual into custody without incident.
8:50 a.m. Animals. Seventh Street N. Officers were notified about abandoned cats left in an apartment. Officers notified city maintenance. City maintenance workers picked up the cats.
Author: Heidi L. Everett
Heidi joined The Newsleaders Oct. 30, 2020 after being a fan of the St. Joseph edition for 15 years. When she is not sharing local news and stories, she is a professor of strategic communications at St. Cloud State University.