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. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department.
1:48 p.m. Theft. Seventh Street N. A local business manager reported a theft by an employee. The complainant reported the man had stolen more than $1,000 worth of items and services. Officers received video evidence of the thefts and took statements. Officers requested an interview with the man suspected of committing the thefts and he agreed. Upon completion of the interview, the man was placed under arrest for an outstanding warrant.
5:16 p.m. Traffic stop. CR 1 and CR 120. While traveling on CR 120, an officer observed a vehicle traveling directly in front in him. As the vehicle slowed to travel around a roundabout the officer observed the passenger side brake light was not working. The officer stopped the vehicle for the equipment violation. The officer met with the driver and told him the reason for the stop. The driver provided a valid license but was unable to provide valid proof of insurance. The officer released the driver after issuing him a citation for no proof of insurance. He was verbally warned for the equipment violation.
7:11 p.m. Road rage. CR 1 and CR 78. Officers were dispatched for a report of a road-rage incident involving two vehicles. One officer arrived on scene and met with the complainant. The man stated he was traveling on CR 1 when he was cut off by another vehicle. He stated after he was cut off, the vehicle wouldn’t let him merge or pass. The vehicle slammed on its brakes several times causing the man to brake hard. A second officer arrived at the residence where the suspect vehicle was registered. The officer met with a woman who said she was driving the vehicle. She admitted to the officer she had cut off the other vehicle and wouldn’t let it merge or pass. After further formal statements were taken, officers issued the woman a citation for careless driving.
9:09 p.m. Assist agency. Amber Avenue S. An officer was dispatched to assist Sauk Rapids police with locating a man. Sauk Rapids police had probable cause to arrest the man for domestic assault. The Sartell officer and a State Trooper arrived at his last-known residence in Sartell. Officers made contact with a woman at the front door. The woman first stated the man wasn’t inside but through further conversation the woman admitted the man was inside. The man met with the officers. The Sartell officer told the man he was under arrest and took him into custody without incident. Sauk Rapids police arrived and took custody of the man
3:17 p.m. Fire. Riverside Avenue S. An officer was dispatched along with the Sartell fire department for a report of a small brush fire. The fire department arrived on scene first and extinguished two brush piles that had been burning in a resident’s yard. The officer met with the homeowner and asked him about the fire. The man said he had cut down a tree and was burning the debris and limbs. The officer told the man of the burning ban and the recreational-fire ordinance. The man stated he was unaware of both and would not burn anymore. The man was verbally warned and released.
6:10 p.m. Medical. Connecticut Avenue. Officers were dispatched to a local business for a report of an elderly woman who had cut her leg getting into a truck and was bleeding badly. Officers arrived and observed a large pool of blood on the ground. The woman had a laceration to the lower part of her right leg. Officers controlled the bleeding until paramedics arrived and took over care. Officers assisted with loading the patient for transport to St. Cloud Hospital.
12:25 a.m. Traffic stop. Hwy. 15 and CR 1. While sitting at the red light to go eastbound on CR 1 and Hwy. 15, an officer observed a vehicle run the red light southbound on Hwy. 15 at CR 1. The officer stopped the vehicle. The officer met with the driver who admitted to going through the light on red and had no good reason for doing so. The man was also unable to provide the officer with valid proof of insurance. The driver was released after being issued a citation.