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.
4:55 a.m. Assist agency. River Oaks Lane. Dispatch requested Sartell officers to assist with a medical call. When officers arrived, it was determined to be a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital with a Sartell officer. Sartell officers assisted in helping clear the house, property and holding perimeter while the
initial investigation occurred.
9:07 p.m. Stolen-vehicle recovery. CR 120. While a Sartell officer was on their way to work a special detail, they noticed a vehicle that was making numerous driving violations. After a quick check of the license plate the officer learned the vehicle was stolen out of St. Cloud. The officer followed the vehicle at a distance until more units arrived in the area. The vehicle was stopped and had three occupants in the vehicle. One male was detained and taken to the Stearns County Jail.
9:28 a.m. No pay. Pinecone Road S. Coborn’s advised a Sartell police officer they had a gas drive-off earlier in the morning. The officer gathered the plate information and made contact with the owner of the vehicle. The owner thought he had paid but stated he would go right back to take care of it.
10:54 a.m. Welfare. Highway 15. Dispatch requested officers to check the area for a male who was sitting along the roadway. The complainant thought the male may be experiencing some mental health issues. Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the male. An hour later another similar call came out to officers about the same male. Again checking the area numerous times, they were unable to locate the male.
11:06 p.m. Assist person. Pinecone Road S. An officer was dispatched to the area for two employees asking to be escorted to their vehicle. The caller stated there were four males standing near their vehicle, and they felt uncomfortable leaving. The officer spoke to the employees, and they stated odd things had been happening like people trying to get into the back door, and they were feeling uncomfortable. The officer checked the back and the tall grass area with a heat sensitive camera and found no one in the area. The officer stood by until the employees were in their vehicles.
9:49 a.m. Car fire. Third Street S. An officer was dispatched to a car fire at an apartment complex. The vehicle was close to other vehicles. The officer learned the complainant started the vehicle and heard a loud bang. Then smoke started coming from the hood, and the engine looked like it was on fire. An off-duty firefighter grabbed an extinguisher from the building and put the fire out. The officer called a tow for the vehicle, and the fire department checked the vehicle before it was towed.
3:15 p.m. Neighbor dispute. Brookwood Lane. An officer was dispatched to a neighbor dispute about parking violations. The complainant stated there was a commercial vehicle parked on the roadway for four days, and it had not moved. The officer was unable to make contact with the owner of the vehicle but noticed another officer had responded earlier in the day for the same complaint. A verbal warning was given at that time, and the officers will be doing follow-up to see if the vehicle is moved.