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1 a.m. Domestic. Seventh Avenue. Officers were dispatched to a residence after a complainant reported their significant other had put hands on them. The complainant also stated the two had been arguing throughout the night. Upon arrival, officers spoke with both parties and mediated the situation. One party left to stay with a relative. No further action was needed.
4:15 p.m.. ID theft. Blackberry Circle. An individual requested officer assistance after finding out someone had filed for unemployment under their name. The officer assisted the individual in contacting the state to cancel the 1099.
6:15 p.m. Medical. 7th Avenue. An officer was dispatched to a residence for an individual in their 70s who believed they were having a heart attack. The officer arrived on scene along with Mayo ambulance medics. It was found the individual had A-Fib and high blood pressure. No need for a transport to the hospital.
10:30 p.m. Traffic stop. Le Sauk Drive. An officer on patrol stopped a driver for failing to use their turn signal and for a cracked windshield. In speaking with the driver, it was found they were driving after revocation and had an expired registration. The officer cited the driver for driving after revocation and expired registration. Verbal warnings were given for failing to signal and the cracked windshield.
7:15 p.m. Fire. 4th Avenue. Officers were dispatched to an apartment building for an oven fire. The complainant stated the oven was closed, nothing else was on fire and the alarms were not yet going off. Upon arrival, the fire had been put out. Sartell Fire Department assisted with ventilation. No further action was needed.
1 p.m. Domestic. A caller stated they were assaulted by a male party the night before. Officers had probable cause to arrest the male party for felony domestic assault strangulation and misdemeanor domestic assault harm. Officers got a statement from the female and took photos of her injuries. The male was believed to be at a location outside of Sartell. Officers from neighboring jurisdictions worked together to arrest the male. He was transported to Stearns County Jail.
5:40 p.m. Behavioral health. An officer was dispatched to a residence after a complainant called stating her family member with dementia was agitated and was worried things were going to escalate. Officers arrived and assisted in de-escalating the situation.
7:30 p.m. Assist person. 14th Avenue E. A complainant called requesting an officer escort them to their vehicle. The caller was leaving work and observed two running vehicles in the parking lot that they did not recognize. While an officer was in route, the complainant called back to cancel. It was found the vehicle was waiting for a tow.
11:15 a.m. Welfare. Pinetree Court. A complainant called concerned about their neighbor who was supposed to contact them earlier that morning and did not. Also, the neighbor’s Meals on Wheels were still sitting on the front porch. It was found the neighbor was away and OK. No further assistance was needed.
2 p.m. Personal assist. Sartell. Officers were dispatched to a residence to assist a family with a loved one diagnosed with dementia. The individual with dementia left the home a few times and with frigid temperatures, the individual was becoming a danger to themself. Officers and family members discussed options and Mayo medics assisted by transporting the individual to the hospital. No further action was needed by law enforcement.
8:p.m. Verbal. Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex after a complainant called 911 concerned there may be a domestic in a surrounding unit. The complainant heard loud screaming and pounding for 30+ minutes. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the renters to ensure their safety and discussed being mindful of noise moving forward.
10 p.m. Domestic. Lowell Lane. Multiple officers were dispatched to a residence after a complainant stated an intoxicated male head-butted her resulting in a black eye. Children were present in the home. Officers arrived on scene, separated the two parties, and in doing so, the male party became hostile and fought with officers. An officer deployed their taser in attempt to detain the male. The male party was eventually arrested for charges of domestic assault and obstructing the legal process. The male was transported to Stearns County Jail without incident. The female party was given contact information for victim’s resources in the area.
4:45 p.m. Welfare. Sartell. An officer was dispatched to a residence after an individual who called a crisis hotline indicated she was going to kill herself by overdosing. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the individual and discussed other options. The individual agreed to go to the hospital and seek help. The officer transported the individual to St. Cloud Hospital without incident for medical assistance. No further action was needed.