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12:47 a.m. Burglary. 6th Avenue S. A complaint was made stating someone had entered a residence and was hiding in the home’s attic. Officers arrived and cleared the home without finding any evidence ≠someone was in the home.
5:41 p.m. Theft. Walmart. A male was witnessed attempting to leave the store with unpaid merchandise. The male stated he forgot to pay for the items. He was issued a citation and transported to Stearns County Jail without incident.
2:09 a.m. Suspicious activity. Connecticut Avenue S. While on patrol, an officer noticed a vehicle’s door had been left open. The officer contacted the owner who came outside to check the vehicle and lock the doors.
10:47 a.m. Found property. Pinecone Road. A bike was found next to a bike path. It’s being held at the Sartell Police Department.
10:24 p.m. Suspicious activity. 12th Avenue N. A complaint was made regarding two juvenile males who were ringing door bells and running; they were also seen carrying a carton of eggs. The officers checked the area and were unable to locate the males. They did see a vehicle parked in an odd location and contacted the owner who was found to be one of the boys’ mother. The boys did admit to ringing the doorbell and having the eggs but never to throwing any.
Underage alcohol sale. Sartell police department conducted alcohol sales compliance checks with 13 out of 14 passing.
7:11 p.m. Animal complaint. Pinecone Road. A complaint was made regarding a dog left inside a vehicle. An officer arrived and found the windows were down and the dog did not seem in any distress. The owner arrived and was spoken to about animal safety and leaving an animal in a vehicle.
12:14 a.m. Unwanted person. Evergreen Drive. A complaint was made regarding a male who was inside a business and refused to leave. An officer arrived and spoke with the manager who stated this male was not allowed in the establishment due to past conflicts. He was asked to leave and agreed not to return without incident.
9:30 a.m. Lost juvenile. 7th Street N. A report was made regarding a young child found crying in the hallway of an apartment building. Officers arrived and the child was able to tell them where he was supposed to be. The grandparents had fallen asleep and did not realize he had left the apartment.
12:52 a.m. Vandalism. Country Court. A report was made regarding a vehicle that had been egged.
3:22 a.m. Welfare check. Benton Drive. A report was made regarding a young female who was lying next to the road. An officer arrived and found the female was not injured and was transported home. The officer did notify the girl’s mother.
4:57 p.m. Theft. Walmart. A female was witnessed attempting to leave the store with unpaid merchandise. The female was issued a citation and released.
12:44 p.m. Suspicious person. 2nd Street S. A complaint was made regarding a male who was digging through a business’s garbage for cigarette butts. The owner asked him to leave several times and he is now banned from the grounds.
6:17 p.m. Fireworks. The Wilds. A complaint was made regarding juvenile males shooting bottle rockets from a vehicle. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle but an officer contacted the registered owner of the vehicle, who was found to be the father of one of the boys. The father said he would take care of the situation.
12:55 a.m. ATV accident. Deputies attempted to stop the driver of an ATV on CR 2 in St. Stephen for speeding (54 mph in a 30-mph zone), driving recklessly and driving an ATV on a county road. The driver of the ATV, who was later identified as Brian D. Klein, immediately pulled into his driveway and pulled around the side of a detached garage. When deputies checked the area, they found Klein had driven the ATV off a retaining wall which is approximately 5-feet high. Klein was found with obvious injuries, pinned by the ATV. Deputies requested assistance from other emergency personnel and began administering first aid. The St. Stephen Fire Department responded, provided further medical care and prepared the patient for transport. Upon arrival of Gold Cross Ambulance, Klein was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital emergency room. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in this accident. The accident remains under investigation.