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. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department.
8:25 a.m. Traffic stop. Seventh Street N./Seventh Avenue N. Officers received an anonymous tip two teenagers were smoking marijuana in a parked car off of the Sartell High School campus. Officers arrived in the area and observed a vehicle matching the description in the complaint. An officer conducted a stop on the vehicle and met with the two juvenile male occupants. While speaking with the pair, the officer observed a strong odor of marijuana and asked if there was any contraband in the car. The juvenile male in the passenger seat handed the officer a jar of what appeared to be marijuana. Due to the smell emitting from the vehicle, the officer decided to conduct a search of the vehicle. Inside the vehicle the officer located a bottle of vodka, a flask and a black pistol style BB handgun. The green leafy substance in the jar field-tested positive for marijuana and weighed 5.8 grams. Due to the males being juveniles, they were cited for possession of alcohol and marijuana. The officer took possession of the pistol and advised the male it belonged to he could pick it up at the police station at a later date. The parties were explained their citations and released.
2:17 p.m. Vehicle accident. Benton Drive/Ridge Road. Sartell and Sauk Rapids police officers were dispatched to first respond to a motor-vehicle crash involving injures near the intersection of Benton Drive and Ridge Road in Sartell. Sauk Rapids police arrived first and located the two vehicles involved. Vehicle one was disabled and blocking the southbound lane of traffic. Vehicle two was in the east ditch and the driver was trapped inside. Sauk Rapids fire arrived on scene and performed extrication. Sartell officers arrived on scene and conducted the traffic investigation. Officers determined vehicle two crossed the center line causing the impact. Digital photos of the scene were taken and an accident exchange form was completed. Only the driver of vehicle two was transported to the hospital. Airbags in both vehicles deployed. The accident scene was cleaned up by Friedrich’s Towing.
8:35 p.m. Traffic stop. Division Street W. While on Toward Zero Deaths Patrol, an officer observed a vehicle traveling directly in front of him. The officer ran a routine license-plate check and discovered the registered owner had a revoked license. The officer conducted a stop on the vehicle for the violation. The officer met with the driver and told her the reason for the stop. The driver identified herself as the registered owner and admitted to not having a valid license. The driver was released after being issued and explained a citation for driving while revoked. The vehicle was released to a valid driver.
12:26 p.m. Intoxicated person. 11th Street N. Officers were dispatched to a residence for a report of an intoxicated male. Officers were told the male had fallen due to his intoxication level. Upon arrival, officers located the male and his wife on the couch in the living room of their home. The female stated she had arrived home from work and found her husband highly intoxicated. The male stated to officers he had been drinking vodka and had not slept. Due to the male being diabetic, officers checked the male’s blood sugar and received a reading of 294. A preliminary breath test indicated the male was three times the legal limit of .08. Gold Cross Ambulance was dispatched to take over the assessment. The male party was not transported to the hospital but was left in the care of his wife.
6:30 p.m. Behavioral health. Sartell. Officers were dispatched for a report of a male party who had made suicidal comments and was possibly in possession of a gun. Officers arrived on scene and met with the complainant. The female stated her husband had made self-harming comments after a discussion about divorce. The female said her husband had left and his gun was no longer in the house. Officers learned the male was possibly at his son’s residence in Sauk Rapids. Sauk Rapids police were dispatched to respond to the residence, where they located the male at his son’s residence and transported him to the St. Cloud Hospital due to comments made during an interview. The gun was found to be properly stored and locked at the son’s residence.
7:40 p.m. ATV. 20th Avenue N. Officers were dispatched to a driving complaint involving two ATVs. Officers arrived in the area and observed two ATVs in the driveway of a residence. Officers made contact with a juvenile male at the residence who admitted he and another juvenile male had been doing donuts in the street. The male also stated his mother was on vacation. Officers were able to make contact with the mother by phone and advised her of their findings. The mother stated she was unaware but would take care of the situation when she arrived home. Officers released the male after verbally warning him for driving an ATV on a city street.
8:28 a.m. Medical. 520 First St. NE. Officers were dispatched to Country Manor Health Care Center for a report of an elderly male who was feeling weak and was unable to walk or stand. Officers arrived on scene and located the male in his resident room. The male was in distress and complaining of severe back pain. Officers supplied high- flow oxygen and monitored the male until Gold Cross arrived on scene. Officers then assisted paramedics in loading the patient for transport to the St. Cloud Hospital.