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.
8 p.m. Shoplifting. CR 120. A business reported juveniles shoplifting. Officers detained and cited the juveniles for shoplifting. The juveniles were released into the custody of their parents.
10:10 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 1. An officer on patrol had to hit the brakes to avoid a collision as another vehicle failed to yield to the right-of-way. The officer stopped the vehicle and it was discovered the driver only possessed an instruction permit. No valid driver was in the vehicle. The officer cited the driver for the permit violation and gave a verbal warning for failing to yield. A valid driver arrived and drove from there.
10:15 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 120. An officer witnessed a vehicle with a license-plate light out. Stopping the vehicle, it was discovered all three occupants in the vehicle had warrants for their arrest. The three were arrested and transported to Stearns County Jail. Marijuana and paraphernalia were also found in the vehicle. The individuals were cited for those infractions.
3:30 p.m. Marijuana possession. CR 120. Officers were dispatched to possible gunshots coming from a park area. When entering the park, the officer noticed individuals were smoking what appeared to be marijuana. Two individuals admitted to smoking marijuana. The officer cited them both for the infraction. Because one was a juvenile, that individual’s parents were notified.
12:10 p.m. Hit and run. First Street NE. Officers were dispatched to a hit-and-run involving a vehicle that hit a business. The individual left the scene prior to officers arriving, however the business took information about the individual leading to an accurate identification. Officers found the vehicle issued a citation for the damage, driving after revocation and failing to provide proof of insurance.
11 p.m. Threat. CR 120. Officers were dispatched to a threat made against an employee regarding an individual losing a backpack at the business. The employee was not in possession of the backpack, but the individual made accusations that he was. Officers are working with the business to identify the individual.
7:50 a.m. Traffic stop. 13th Avenue N. An officer witnessed a vehicle speeding. The officer stopped the vehicle and issued the driver a citation for the infraction.