March 16 Sartell police blotter

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Feb. 28

10:58 p.m. Traffic stop. Pinecone Road S. and Sundance Road. An officer observed a driver pass without dimming his high beams. The officer stopped the driver. While speaking with the driver, the officer observed odors of burned marijuana. When the driver was questioned about the smell, he denied having any contraband in his vehicle. A second officer arrived and a vehicle search was conducted. Inside the vehicle, officers found drug paraphernalia and a small amount of a green leafy substance that field-tested positive for marijuana.The driver also possessed tobacco. Because he was under 18, he was cited for use of tobacco, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

March 1

4:03 p.m.Vehicle crash. CR 1 and Heritage Drive. An officer was dispatched for a report of a two-vehicle crash. The officer arrived and found one vehicle to be blocking traffic on Heritage Drive. The officer met with both drivers, neither one stated they were injured. The driver of the vehicle blocking traffic stated she was in the roundabout attempting to head west on Heritage Drive. She stated the second vehicle involved in the crash failed to yield to her and entered the roundabout, causing the crash. The officer observed heavy damage to both vehicles leaving debris in the roadway. The officer completed a crash investigation and the second driver was issued a citation charging him with failure to yield to a motor vehicle in an intersection.

March 2

10:38 p.m. DWI. CR 133 and CR 4. Officers were dispatched for a driving complaint coming into Sartell on CR 133. An officer located the vehicle and followed it to observe driving conduct. The officer stopped the vehicle after observing several moving violations. While speaking with the driver, the officer observed signs of impairment and an open container of alcohol. The driver failed sobriety tests. The driver provided a breath sample indicating he was twice the legal limit. The driver was then placed under arrest and could be charged with fourth-degree DWI. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver was transported to Stearns County Jail.

March 3

9:43 p.m. Intoxicated person. Evergreen Drive. Officers were dispatched to a restaurant for a report of an intoxicated man. Officers met with the man and restaurant staff. Because of the man’s level of intoxication, officers were unable to get a home address or identification. The man provided a breath sample indicating he was over three times the legal limit. Officers transported the man to a detoxification center in St. Cloud. 

March 4

5:10p.m. Traffic stop. 1105 Central Park Blvd. While driving north in the 800 block of Pinecone Road N. an officer observed a pickup traveling south at 53 mph in a 40-mph zone. The officer stopped the pickup. The driver admitted to speeding but was unsure how fast he was going. The driver was cited for speeding.

March 5

5:47p.m. Vehicle in the ditch. Whippoorwill Way and 19th Avenue S.  An officer was dispatched for a report of a vehicle that crashed into the ditch off 19th Avenue S. The officer found the vehicle off the roadway just north of Whippoorwill Way. No injuries were reported and the driver of the vehicle had called for a tow.

March 6

3:43a.m. Medical. 12th Avenue N. An officer responded to a report of a 43-year-old woman with chest pain. The officer observed the woman was breathing fast and appeared to be uncomfortable. The officer provided oxygen and assisted the woman in controlling her breathing. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived and transported the woman to St. Cloud Hospital.

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