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.
6:30 am. Traffic stop. Seventh Street N. A vehicle stopped for speeding along newly paved road posted at 30 mph. The officer gave driver verbal warning.
9 p.m. Assault. 100 block of Riverside Avenue N. A man reported a person assaulted him and took off with his name-brand sunglasses. Officers located other party who claimed the opposite scenario. The initial party recanted original claim, admitting it was false. Sunglasses were returned.
1 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Northside Park. Officer stopped to investigate a suspicious vehicle in park after hours. The officer smelled marijuana present when questioning two men in vehicle. Further investigation revealed drug paraphernalia and illegal substances. The driver was charged with possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia along with possession in a motor vehicle.
3 a.m. Nuisance. 1200 block of Theisen Road. A homeowner reported a man repeatedly ringing a doorbell and asking for a woman by first name. Officers scanned the area using a night-vision camera. The area was clear.
4 a.m. Theft. 1200 block of Seventh Avenue S. An officer investigated a theft from vehicle. A caller saw a younger looking male rummaging in his vehicle and then running away. The area was checked for the offender but no one was found and there was no evidence of forced entry on vehicle. Approximately $5 in change was reported missing.
1 a.m. Fireworks. 300 block of Sixth Avenue S. A resident reported being awakened by fireworks. The offending parties were gone when an officer arrived.
7:30 p.m. Parking violation. 600 block of Roberts Road. Drivers given verbal or written warnings for parking in the turn lane.