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.
10 a.m. Counterfeit. 100 block of Second Street S. A business reported a fake $100 bill. The officer collected the counterfeit bill and video of the three suspects and vehicle they arrived in.
4:30 a.m. Unwanted person. 600 block of Second Avenue NE. Officers responded to a woman wanting an ex-boyfriend to leave her property as he was beginning to act combative. Officers intervened, then offered to take him to his residence to avoid charges. On the way, he became belligerent and his ride ended abruptly, leaving him to finish the trip on his own.
11 a.m. Ordinance violation. 500 block of Seventh Street S. An officer chalked the tires of a camper parked on the street. The officer returned after 72 hours to look for compliance with city parking ordinances. The camper was no longer parked on the street.
11 a.m. Geese. 1000 block of 2½ Street N. Geese were heckling people on the sidewalk. The officer honked the squad car’s air horn, the geese moved along and returned to their pond.
7 p.m. Speeding. 100 block of Seventh Street N. An officer stopped a driver for speeding. The driver thought the speed limit was 40 mph. A ticket was issued for going 47 mph in a 30-mph residential area.
10 a.m. Theft. 1500 block of Fourth Avenue N. An officer took a report of a vehicle broken into overnight during the rainstorm. The theft happened just after 5 a.m. A window was smashed and minimal property was taken. A suspect driving what appeared to be a light-colored Subaru Forester was captured on video.
10:45 p.m. Driving complaint. 200 block of Riverside Avenue S. A caller reported a vehicle with poor driving conduct. Officers located the described vehicle. The driver’s license was revoked. The driver tried to provoke officers by acting aggressively, threatening and refusing to comply with instructions to stay in his car. The driver was handcuffed for officer safety. A female passenger became upset and exited the vehicle causing further commotion. After both parties agreed to act with restraint, the driver was released from handcuffs and the woman agreed to drive. A citation issued for obstruction of legal process.
Author: Heidi L. Everett
Heidi joined The Newsleaders Oct. 30, 2020 after being a fan of the St. Joseph edition for 15 years. When she is not sharing local news and stories, she is a professor of strategic communications at St. Cloud State University.