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1:32 a.m. Theft. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched to Walmart for a report of a shoplifter. Officers contacted a Walmart asset protection employee by phone. The employee said the suspect was possibly attempting to steal a bike. Officers waited outside the grocery exit/entrance doors and observed the man riding the bike out the doors. Officers took the man into custody without incident. Through further investigation, officers found enough evidence to charge the man with misdemeanor theft. He was transported to Stearns County Jail.
2:23 p.m. Medical. 310 Second Street S. A woman walked into the police department and said she was having an asthma attack. The woman told an officer she had dropped her inhaler in her car and couldn’t find it. Gold Cross Ambulance was called; the ambulance arrived as the officer found the inhaler. After using the inhaler, the woman felt well enough to drive herself to St. Cloud Hospital.
6:08 p.m. DWI. 200 block Riverside Avenue S. Officers were dispatched for a report of a suspicious vehicle that was all over the road. Officers located the vehicle described in the complaint in the parking lot of Riverside Plaza. The vehicle was observed to be running and occupied by a man. The man showed obvious signs of impairment. The man admitted to drinking and driving and was unable to pass field sobriety testing. The man was arrested. At the police station, the man underwent a formal breath test indicating he was three times the legal limit. The man was taken to Stearns County Jail and booked on a charge of third-degree DWI.
11:29 p.m. Juvenile party. Officers were dispatched for a report of a loud party in Sartell. Upon arrival, officers found several younger-looking people outside a residence with open containers of alcohol. Further investigation disclosed a large underage drinking party with numerous containers of alcohol and drug paraphernalia in plain view. Homeowner was contacted and gave consent to clear the house of all people beside their teenage son who had hosted the party. Everyone in the residence was required to give a breath sample and identify themselves before leaving. All who were under the age of 21 and had a positive breath test for alcohol were cited for minor consumption.
8:06 p.m. Behavioral health. City of Sartell. An officer was dispatched for a report of a 10-year-old boy with known behavioral health issues who was currently having an episode. At the time of the call, the mother of the child stated things had calmed down but she was still concerned about her son’s safety. The officer arrived and contacted the mother. She expressed concerns that her son’s behavior was escalating and he had pulled out knives in an anger episode. She stated the child didn’t threaten anyone with the knives. The officer then spoke with the child in his bedroom. The child was calm and willing to talk with the officer. The child stated he had felt bad about what had happened and stated it had occurred because his mother had asked him to do things he didn’t want to do. The officer explained he needed to listen to his mother. The officer explained that grabbing knives is never OK and the boy agreed. The officer and the child created a game plan for what to do when he gets angry. The officer left the boy his business card so he could call the officer whenever he needed to talk.
9:55 p.m. Medical. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched to Walmart for a report of a woman who was actively seizing. Two officers were in the immediate area and were on scene right away. Upon entering the store. the patient was seen to be lying on the ground being cradled by a bystander. Upon arrival, officers observed the woman had a medic alert band on her left wrist along with an emergency information booklet in her purse. After a few minutes the woman was alert enough to communicate. The woman explained she had an extensive history of seizures. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived on scene and took over patient care. The woman didn’t wish to go to the hospital. An officer transported her to a residence in Sauk Rapids for safety. The Good Samaritan in this call was issued a Sartell police badge pin for assistance in this medical.
9:57 a.m. Vehicle crash. Scout Drive and Pinecone Road S. Officers were dispatched for a report of a motor-vehicle crash at the intersection of Pinecone Road S. and 23rd Street S. Upon arrival, the vehicles involved had pulled into the Coborn’s parking lot. One officer took photos of the damage to vehicles while a second officer gathered information about the crash. Driver of vehicle one explained he was northbound on Pinecone Road and was in the right lane. Driver of vehicle two stated she was on Troop Drive and made the left turn to head north on Pinecone Road and was in the left lane. Driver two stated she attempted to make a lane change into the right lane and collided with vehicle one. Minor damage was observed and no injuries were reported.