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.
2:39 a.m. Curfew violation. Pinecone Central Park. While en route to another call, officers noticed several people running to a vehicle at the park. The officer pulled up to the vehicle and spoke to the juveniles inside. He told them the park was closed and they were out past curfew. While getting each child’s parent information, one of the boys started lying to the officer, stating they didn’t have a phone number for their parents. Officers were able to get ahold of the boy’s parents who came to pick him up. Officers issued a curfew ordinance citation and reminded the boy about the importance of making better choices.
10:18 a.m. Crash. Twin Rivers Court. Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash in the area. Witnesses say a van was heading south on LeSauk Drive, approaching the intersection, when another vehicle pulled out in front of the van causing the two vehicles to collide. The crash caused the van to go into the ditch. All parties were checked out by Mayo for their injuries and the vehicles were towed.
5:43 p.m. Verbal. Fifth Avenue S. Officers were dispatched for a verbal dispute. The caller stated there was a dispute among family members over property and the two sides started yelling at each other. During the argument, one of the family members stormed outside and began throwing rocks at the house before leaving. Officers met with both parties who agreed it would be best if they spent some time apart and let things cool down.
10:44 p.m. Vandalism. Sundance Road. The caller stated two different windows on their house were damaged. Officers arrived and saw both panes were broken on one window and one pane was broken on the other. A rock was found on the floor, which appeared to have been thrown through the window. Officers found more damage to the front storm door and siding. The victim told police they don’t know who could have been responsible for the damage. Officers advised the homeowner to get a quote for the damage and provide a copy to the department to add to the case file.
9:47 a.m. Dog complaint. Edinburgh Street. Officers were dispatched to the area for a dog-barking complaint. Officers sat in the area and did not hear the dog barking. The homeowner was reminded about the barking ordinance and given a verbal warning.
10:15 a.m. Hazard. Fourth Avenue N. Our department was told there was a stop sign down at the intersection of Fourth Avenue N. and 12th Street N. Officers drove by and saw the sign was down, but not damaged. It’s believed the sign was taken down by construction going on in the area. Officers passed along the information to maintenance.
2:22 a.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue. Officers were on patrol in the area and stopped a vehicle going above the posted speed limit. The driver was issued a verbal warning for speeding and sent on their way.
4:26 p.m. Theft. Pine Siskin Avenue. Officers met with a resident who stated someone had stolen a large lawn ornament from their front porch. The victim stated it was taken sometime over the weekend. The ornament was a red, white and blue rooster valued at $140. Officers documented the item as stolen property. Sartell police have responded to multiple lawn ornament thefts in the area during the last few weeks.
7:08 p.m. Shoplifting. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched to the area on a shoplifting complaint. The suspect was on scene concealing merchandise and leaving the store on foot. Officers saw the suspect walking down the street and attempted to stop the man, who fled from police into the woods. Officers were unable to find the suspect. A short time later, a resident called police stating a man had come from out of the woods nearby walking along CR 1. Officers identified the man as the suspect and arrested him. He was cited for theft and fleeing police.
11:58 a.m. Trespass. Pinecone Road S. Police were called to a business along Pinecone Road for a report of trespassing. Staff inside the store recognized the woman who had previously been trespassed from the property. The suspect had left the scene prior to the officers arriving. After viewing the security video, officers recognized the suspect from previous meetings. Officers met the suspect at her home, who acknowledged being in the store and having signed a trespass form. The woman was cited for trespassing.
12:36 p.m. Crash. Riverside Avenue. Officers were called to a three-vehicle crash in the area. All three vehicles were heading north, when the first vehicle slowed and stopped as they waited for another vehicle in front of them to turn off Riverside Avenue. This caused a chain reaction crash with two more vehicles behind the first one. No injuries were reported, however all vehicles involved needed to be towed from the scene.
11:05 p.m. Alarm. 15th Street S. Officers responded to an alarm at a home in the area. Police checked the exterior of the home, and everything appeared to be normal. Officers spoke with the homeowners via the doorbell camera. The homeowner told police nobody was home and that the cat might have set off the motion alarm.
2:14 p.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue. Officers were on patrol when they noticed a vehicle traveling faster than the posted speed limit. The officer made a traffic stop and told the driver they were going 50 mph in a 30-mph zone. The driver was issued a citation for speeding.
10:18 a.m. Property damage. First Street N. The caller wanted to document a property-damage complaint. The victim reported there was damage to his lawn’s irrigation pipe that occurred during the weekend. An unknown party pulled on the pipe leading to the river causing it to disconnect from the pump. The victim stated it would cost $200 to repair. Officers took photos of the damage at the scene. There are currently no suspects.