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6:47 p.m. Theft. Walmart. An adult male was witnessed leaving the store with unpaid merchandise. The male was located and he admitted to the theft. He was issued a citation.
11:30 a.m. Suspicious activity. Riverside Avenue. A report was made regarding a blanket that was lying over the top of a fence. The officer found maintenance had laid the blanket there when they mowed. The officer disposed of the blanket as it had been outside for several days.
12:22 p.m. Traffic stop. Pinecone Road. A vehicle was witnessed traveling 55 mph in a 40-mph zone. The driver stated he was aware of his speed. He was issued a citation and released.
3:51 p.m. Suspicious activity. Amber Avenue S. A report was made regarding an adult female possibly attempting to break into a car. An officer arrived and found the new owner had locked themselves out of the vehicle.
2:27 p.m. Vandalism. 16th Avenue N. A report was made that, sometime during the past week, a boat cover had been cut in two separate locations.
4:45 p.m. Welfare check. Riverside Avenue. A report was made regarding a small child, with an adult, hanging their feet over the side of the bridge. An officer arrived and was not able to locate anyone.
2:22 p.m. Welfare check. CR 120. A report was made regarding two young children sitting in a car. An officer arrived and was unable to locate the vehicle.
11:23 p.m. Welfare check. Pheasant Crest Loop. A report was made regarding a 6-year-old boy going to his neighbor’s residence stating he couldn’t find his mother. His mother was located, she was in the shower.
5:41 a.m. Suspicious person. Birch Circle. A report was made regarding a young male running and yelling in the street. An officer arrived and was able to locate a group of juvenile males who admitted to yelling. The boys’ guardian was informed.
6:22 p.m. Lost juvenile. 1st Avenue N. A report was made regarding a 6-year-old girl lost at a business. Upon officer arrival, the mother had arrived. She stated the daughter came over without her knowledge.
10:57 a.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue. A vehicle was witnessed traveling 48 mph in a post 30-mph zone. The driver stated he was aware of his speed. He was issued a citation and released.
10:43 p.m. Suspicious activity. Troop Drive. A report was made regarding an unknown vehicle driving and parking in several closed business lots. An officer was unable to locate the vehicle.
5:08 p.m. Accident. 2nd Street S. A report was made regarding a vehicle hitting a bicyclist. The bicyclist received minor injuries.
5:38 p.m. Accident. 7th Street N. A report was made regarding a turned over pontoon leaking gas. The boat was reloaded and the gas leak was contained.
10:06 a.m. Suspicious activity. Connecticut Avenue. A report was made regarding a vehicle being egged sometime during the overnight.
11:50 a.m. Vehicle theft. 11th Avenue E. A report was made regarding tools being taken from an unlocked vehicle.
3:53 p.m. Theft. Walmart. An adult female was witnessed attempting the leave the store with unpaid merchandise. The female admitted to the theft. She was issued a citation and released.
12:35 a.m. Suspicious person. Brianna Drive. A report was made regarding a male lurking in a parking lot and attempting to look in residents’ windows. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate anyone.
7:39 p.m. Suspicious person. Pinecone Road. A report was made regarding an adult male standing and holding a sign on private property. An officer arrived and spoke with the male and informed him he needed to move to public property. The male left without incident.
6:46 p.m. Domestic. 1st Avenue N. An emergency call was placed stating an adult male and an adult female were physically arguing. Officers arrived and both parties became aggressive. Both parties admitted to becoming physically combative with each other. They were both placed under arrest and transported to Stearns County Jail.
10:52 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 120. After checking a vehicle’s registration, it was found the driver had a revoked license. The driver stated he was aware of his status. He was issued a citation and released. The vehicle was parked until a valid driver came to remove it.
12:25 p.m. Juvenile problem. 7th Street N. A report was made regarding juvenile males, in a parking lot, shooting BB guns. Officers arrived and spoke with the boys; they admitted to shooting the BB guns but that they had put them away. The officer explained they were not allowed to shoot those in town and the boys stated they were unaware.
10:25 p.m. Gunshot. Lowell Lane. A report was made regarding several possible gunshots in the area. An officer arrived and heard one large firework but could not find the location.
1:38 a.m. DWI. Riverside Avenue. A vehicle was witnessed with expired tabs. The driver emitted the odor of alcoholic beverages. She was unable to pass field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest.
3:12 p.m. Assault. CR 120. A report was made regarding an adult male possibly hitting a child inside a vehicle. Officer located the family and found the child was throwing a tantrum and the father did not use unnecessary force.
8:52 a.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue. A vehicle was witnessed traveling 47 mph in a posted 30-mph zone. The driver stated she was not aware of her speed. She was issued a citation and released.
Water rescue. CR 1 bridge over Sauk River. The Stearns County Communications Center received a report of a male who had gone into the Sauk River. The female caller originally indicated the male had gone in after a dog and she could still see the dog but had lost sight of the male. Stearns County deputies responded and assistance was requested from the Sartell Police department. When officers arrive they located the 61-year-old male on a small island east of the CR 1 Bridge over the Sauk River. The dog was on the opposite shore but went into the Sauk River and swam to the male’s location. The Sartell Fire Department responded with their Zodiac, an inflatable boat, and entered the river. The male and dog were picked up and returned to the Heim’s Mill canoe access. The male was identified as Michael Lenarz of St. Cloud. The male was not complaining of any injuries and the dog appeared to be fine as well. Lenarz left the access on his own. Also assisting with this matter was the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Sauk Rapids Fire Department.
10:57 p.m. Suspicious person. Pinecone Road. A report was made regarding an adult male loitering in a parking lot. An officer arrived and located the male sleeping in the bushes. The officer transported the male to Detox without incident.
3:49 a.m. Suspicious person. Pinecone Road. A report was made regarding two males setting off car alarms in a parking lot. An officer arrived and was unable to locate the males.
3:27 p.m. Property damage. Parkview Lane. A report was made regarding two juvenile males jumping on a trailer, parked on private property. An officer arrived and located the males. They stated they were unaware the property was private and they would pay for the damage to the trailer. Their guardians were contacted.