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7:19 p.m. Unwanted. First Street NE. Officers were called to an unwanted party pacing in front of their business for more than 30 minutes. The unwanted party was described as a male with long hair and no shirt and scaring customers. The officer made contact with the male and identified him. The officer was informed by dispatch that the party had two misdemeanor warrants, but due to Covid restrictions the county would not place a hold. The male was escorted off the property and did not return.
6:30 p.m. Theft from vehicle. 10 Street S. An officer was dispatched to speak to a complainant who stated his vehicle was broken into. The officer found the vehicle had been broken into overnight or in the early morning hours. The owner stated he noticed the driver’s side door had been bent. Stolen from the vehicle was a MacBook, $800 cash and Jordan tennis shoes, total loss was $2,650. The owner of the vehicle was notified that someone had come into his place of employment and attempted to use a stolen credit card. The complainant thought this may be related to this case. As the officer was still on scene the employer came to the residence and showed the officer still shots of the suspects and vehicle. The officer confirmed the suspect and vehicle used were most likely involved in a theft of a vehicle and other thefts from vehicles reported in the city.
2:06 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. CR 120. While on routine patrol, an officer noticed a car parked at the park after hours. Further investigation found the vehicle was left unlocked with the keys in the ignition, and no one was around. The last registered owner was contacted and told the officer they had sold the vehicle over a year ago and no longer had buyer’s information.
10:36 p.m. Assist agency. Riverside Avenue N. Sartell officer assisted Stearns County on a call that originated in the city for loud music. Homeowner was asked to turn down the loud music. The homeowner did without issue.
2:03 a.m. Assist agency. St Germain St W. St. Cloud Police Department requested officers to assist with bar close. A large fight outside one of the bars had St. Cloud units tied up. Most people had dispersed by time the Sartell officer arrived in the area. The officer patrolled downtown area until cleared by St. Cloud Police.
10:53 a.m. Crash. Hwy 15. An officer was dispatched to a crash. Dispatch had informed the officer prior to arrival that there were no injuries and vehicles were not blocking traffic. One of the drivers stated the light was green, the vehicle in front of her started moving but stopped and that is when she rear-ended them. Both parties had the same story. The officer took photos and completed the state report.
2:23 a.m. Open door. Oak Pond Drive. While an officer was on routine patrol, they came across an open garage door. The officer made contact with the homeowner, and the garage door was secured.