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12:39 a.m. Traffic Stop. Second Street S. and CR 78. While patrolling on Riverside Avenue S., an officer ran a license-plate check on a vehicle. The officer found the registered owner of the vehicle had a cancelled driver’s license. The officer conducted a stop on the vehicle. The vehicle was slow to stop but finally came to a stop in the Kwik-Trip parking lot. The officer identified the driver as the registered owner. The driver was unable to present the officer with current proof of insurance. The driver was released after being cited for driving after cancellation and no proof of insurance. The vehicle was parked.
8:40 p.m. Shoplifter. 1725 Pinecone Road S. Officers were dispatched to a report of shoplifting in progress at Coborn’s. A woman was reported to have tried to leave the store without paying for her groceries. When stopped by staff, the woman put up a struggle and left the area in a vehicle. Officers located the vehicle on Pinecone Road near Second Street S. Officers stopped the vehicle and identified two female occupants. The driver stated she stole the groceries because she was tired of not having any food in the house. Both women were arrested and charged with gross misdemeanor theft. The driver was also charged with driving after revocation, no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The passenger was also booked on possession of fifth-degree controlled substance. Both were transported to Stearns County Jail.
3 p.m. Medical. Sartell. Officers were dispatched for a report of a 69-year-old man who had fallen in the shower and was conscious but had back pain. An officer found the man in the shower. He stated he knew he had fallen and was down for approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Gold Cross Ambulance arrived and officers assisted. The man was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital.
2:42 a.m. DWI. 21 CR 120. Officers were dispatched to Walmart for a report of a possible verbal altercation between a man and woman. Officers located both parties who had run from their vehicle. Officers observed the vehicle had heavy damage that appeared to have happened recently. Through further investigation, officers learned the vehicle had hit a mailbox and a utility pole within the city. The woman was found to be the driver and failed field sobriety testing. She was arrested and could be charged with fourth-degree DWI and leaving the scene of an accident.
7:54 p.m. Medical. Sartell. Officers were dispatched for a seizing 12-year-old girl. The man who made the report, said his daughter was barely breathing. Officers found the child conscious and breathing but confused and disoriented. She was monitored while health history was gathered and details of the seizure. Gold Cross arrived and took over care. Officers were advised they could clear because the child was stable.
5:41 p.m. Crash. 12 Street N. and Riverside Avenue. N. Officers were dispatched for a report of a crash involving three cars that was blocking traffic. Officers arrived and ensured there were no injuries. One officer conducted traffic control while a second officer completed a crash investigation. Officers learned that vehicle number three was stopped heading north on Riverside Avenue waiting to make a left turn onto 12 Street N. It was yielding for two bikers traveling south on Riverside Avenue. Vehicle two was stopped in traffic waiting for vehicle three when it was rear-ended by vehicle one. Driver of vehicle one stated the sun was in her eyes and she didn’t see the vehicles stopped in the roadway. Vehicle one’s airbags deployed. Vehicles one and two were towed from the scene and driver of vehicle one was issued a citation for driving after revocation.
4:16 p.m. Stall. Pinecone Road N. 2 1/2 Street N. An officer came upon a vehicle with a flat tire in the northbound lane of Pinecone Road. The officer stopped and spoke with the driver who stated he had a tow on the way. The officer provided emergency lighting until the vehicle was removed from the roadway due to the heavy traffic volume.