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.
1:45 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. 14th Avenue E. While the officer was on routine traffic control, they came across a running vehicle unoccupied in a parking lot. The officer checked the business, and no one was located. Vehicle belonged to the business and appeared to be auto started.
12:24 a.m. Unwanted person. Hi Vue Drive. A Sartell Officer was dispatched to an unwanted persons call. The caller stated someone was banging on the windows and doors of their home. The complainant was not expecting anyone, and doors were all locked. Luckily the officer was in the area on an unrelated call. The officer did not see anyone near the home. It was decided that the banging was most likely Mayo Ambulance doors from the prior call.
11:25 p.m. Extra patrol. Knickerbocker Court. A complainant called stating his wife had called him stating she could hear someone knocking on their front door around 11 p.m. They have cameras but could not see anyone. Caller requested extra patrol in the area.
9:22 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 29/Hwy 15. While an officer was working a TZD (Toward Zero Deaths) detail, the officer saw a vehicle run a red light. The officer conducted a traffic stop and spoke to the female driver. The female admitted she should have stopped for the red light. The officer issued the female a citation, and she was released on her way.
1:39 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. First Street NE. An officer was dispatched to a concern about their neighbor’s vehicle being left running with its lights on for more than 90 minutes in a parking lot. The officer responded to check the welfare of the occupant. The officer made contact with the occupant in the pouring rain and the occupant stated he lived there. The officer did not find anything suspicious.
10:55 a.m. Stolen vehicle. Brookwood Lane. An officer was dispatched to an address for a complaint of a stolen vehicle. The officer was informed a friend has been staying with the complainant and sometime between 12:30 and 1 a.m. the suspect had entered his room and took the vehicle keys. When the complainant got up this morning the vehicle and roommate were gone. While the officer was there the complainant got a call from Collins Brothers Towing, stating the vehicle had been towed to a lot after being in an accident this morning. The officer contacted State Patrol and was informed the vehicle and occupants had been in an accident. The suspected driver had been arrested on several warrants. The officer informed the complainant and the owner of the vehicle what had happened. The Sartell officer had the vehicle entered as stolen and then removed by dispatch. The officer is working with State Patrol.