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.
3:49 p.m. Missing cookies. 23rd Avenue N. A man reported a neighbor stole his Girl Scout cookies order at the end of March. When he ordered online, he accidentally put his neighbor’s address down. The neighbor denied getting the cookies. He wondered if the neighbor could be charged with theft. The officer informed the man that because since he made the order and confirmed the information but still had placed the wrong address, it would be a civil matter.
11:07 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. 12th Street N. An officer noticed a vehicle parked at Northside Park after hours. The officer saw it was a vehicle that had been spotted earlier driving with no taillights. The driver told the officer she was picking up signs from a canceled event. When the officer mentioned the no lights, it was found the vehicle was not in “auto” mode for the lights. After switching to auto mode, the lights came on.
5:30 p.m. Suspicious activity. Second Street N. A man reported a woman drilling out a lock at a residence. The woman told the officer she lived there and lost her keys. The woman called the property owner to confirm her story.
12:40 p.m. Burning. Fourth Avenue N. An officer checked on smoke coming from behind the complainant’s residence. A Community Service Officer was in the area and located the source in the back yard of another residence. He could see a blackened mound of leaves and branches smoking. The CSO contacted the family and there was a language barrier. The CSO took the homeowner to the backyard and was able to explain the family couldn’t burn yard waste in the yard but could instead use a fire pit in the front yard. The homeowner was given a warning and put the fire out while the CSO was there.
12:54 p.m. Burglary. Seventh Street N. A person reported a Trek bicycle was missing from a locked storage unit inside a shared garage. The complainant told the officer other tenants were moving out and had a lot of personal items in the garage, so he had been parking outside. When he parked in the garage, he noticed the closet had been broken into and his bike and air pump were missing. The bicycle’s serial number was entered as stolen and the officer took photos of the closet and the garage.
10:54 a.m. Tampering with a motor vehicle. Pheasant Drive. A caller reported a vehicle that may have been unlocked was entered during the night. The caller said the glove box had been gone through and things moved around but nothing was missing. Her son’s vehicle was also in the driveway but locked. She thought an entry was attempted because a blue LED light was on inside the car. Numerous vehicles had been entered in the area overnight and the officers believe it was the same person or persons.
6:22 a.m. Traffic stop. Seventh Street N. An officer noticed a vehicle speeding. The officer activated radar and received a reading of 50 mph in a 30-mph zone. The officer stopped the vehicle and the driver stated he did not know he was driving that fast. The officer issued a speeding ticket.