July 18 Sartell police blotter

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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. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department.

July 11
1:04 a.m. Trespass. 21 CR 120. An officer was dispatched to Walmart for a report of a man who had been asked to leave the store but was currently on the property. The officer recognized the man’s name. The officer located the man in the electronics section. Dispatch had advised the officer the man had an outstanding warrant for misdemeanor theft. The officer told the man this fact and then took him into custody without incident. He was also cited for trespassing.

July 13 
2:29 p.m. Traffic stop. Riverside Avenue S. and Edgewater Lane. An officer observed a vehicle on Riverside Avenue that appeared to be traveling faster than the 40-mph speed limit. The officer activated his radar and received a reading of 49 mph. The driver said she was aware of the speed limit and knew she was speeding. The driver provided a valid driver’s license but was unable to provide proof of insurance on the vehicle. She was cited for both violations and released.

July 14 
9:49 p.m. Medical. Pinecone Road N. Officers were dispatched to an apartment complex for a report of an elderly man who had fallen in the garage. Officers located the man on the garage floor holding the right side of his head. Officers observed a pool of blood near the man. The man was alert and oriented but complained of chest and head pain. Officers treated the head wound. Gold Cross Ambulance paramedics arrived on scene and took over care.

July 15
10:36 p.m. Traffic stop. Second Street S. and Sundance Road. An officer stopped a vehicle for displaying white light to the rear. While speaking with the driver, the officer smelled an odor of marijuana. The vehicle was searched and several items of contraband were located. The driver was issued citations for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful possession of the drug and an equipment violation.

July 16 
11:59 a.m. Medical. 19 Street S. An officer was dispatched to a healthcare center for a report of a woman having difficulty breathing. Officers were told the woman was in for a procedure but was appearing to have an allergic reaction to something. Paramedics arrived and an officer assisted the patient in breathing. She was transported to St. Cloud Hospital by Gold Cross.

July 17 
7:04 p.m. Collision. 200 block of Riverside Avenue S. Officers were dispatched for a report of a three-vehicle crash possibly involving injuries. Officers arrived and observed a pickup that had moderate front-end damage, a van that had heavy damage to the front and rear and a sedan that had rear-end damage. Officers spoke with witnesses and the drivers of the vehicles. The driver of the truck admitted he rear-ended the van, causing the crash. He was cited for failure to drive with due care. The van was disabled and had to be towed from the scene. The other two vehicles involved were able to be driven.

Author: Mike Knaak

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