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2:07 p.m. Assist agency. 33 Avenue S. St. Cloud requested additional officers for a report of a bank robbery in progress and a possible hostage situation. The Sartell officer assisted with traffic control and holding perimeter. At 11 p.m., the first officer was relieved of their duties and another Sartell officer assisted for an additional two hours until they were notified they could clear the scene.
10:01 a.m. Stolen vehicle. 16 Street S. Dispatch requested an officer respond to the area for a report of a stolen vehicle. The officer spoke to the vehicle owner who stated she left the keys in the cupholder, and the doors were not locked. The vehicle was last seen at 11:30 p.m. on May 6 and noticed missing on May 7 at 9:30 a.m. Another vehicle in the driveway had also been gone through, but nothing appeared to be missing. The registered owner of the vehicle responded to the location and signed the stolen vehicle form. The officer had dispatch enter the vehicle as stolen. On May 7 around 9:30 p.m., the St. Cloud Police Department located the vehicle. The owner of the vehicle was notified and responded to the scene to give consent to officers to search the vehicle. The vehicle was part of an investigation with their department.
12:28 p.m. Noise. Second Street N. An officer was dispatched to a noise complaint in an apartment building. When the officer arrived on scene, they noted they could hear loud music and bass from outside the apartment building. The officer made contact with the suspected unit, and the renter informed the officer that management told him he could play his music loud and would not be turning the music down. A neighbor entered the hallway asking if the suspected unit could turn the music down for a child to nap. The renters exchanged words, and the officer mediated the situation. The officer informed the renters to contact building management.
1:10 p.m. Crash with injuries. Sundance Road. As an officer was on routine patrol driving in the area, he noticed a male who appeared to have crashed his bike. There were two vehicles that had stopped, but when the officer got turned around, they had left the area. The male told the officer he had hit loose gravel while biking, and that caused him to crash. The officer observed road rash on the male’s leg and elbow area. The officer also noticed the male’s bike helmet had broken during the crash. The officer requested Mayo ambulance to check out the male. It was decided the male would be transported to the hospital by his spouse. The officer assisted the male to the vehicle.
6:25 p.m. Fire alarm. 19 Street S. The Sartell Police Department and Sartell Fire Department were dispatched to a fire alarm. Officer arrived and learned of burnt toast setting off the alarms. The residents were fine and already had started venting the apartment. The Sartell Fire Department reset the fire alarm system.
12:30 p.m. Abandon. Connecticut Avenue S. An officer was dispatched to the area for a camper that had been parked on the street for a couple days and appeared abandoned. The officer noted the windows had been busted out of the camper. The officer cleared the camper confirming no one was inside. The officer was unable to identify the owner of the camper. Per state statute, the camper was considered junk and there was unsecured personal property still in the camper. The officer had dispatch contact Collins Brothers Towing and had the camper towed back to their lot for safe keeping.
3:30 p.m. No pay. Riverside Avenue S. An officer was dispatched to a business for a no pay that had happened about 30 minutes prior. The officer made contact with the owner of the vehicle. She confirmed she had just been at the gas station to get gas. After pumping gas, the machine stated “have a nice day,” so she assumed she was good to go. She stated she would return to the gas station and pay for the gas right away.
3:54 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Tenth Street. A resident at this location called dispatch informing them there was a vehicle partially blocking their driveway, and they did not know who the vehicle belonged to. The officer arrived on scene and made contact with the driver and passenger. The driver gave a false name to the officer, but the officer was able to confirm the driver’s identity. The driver had a Minnesota Department of Corrections warrant, so the male was taken into custody. While searching the male, a large amount of U.S. currency was found in his pocket. Upon searching the vehicle, the officer found drug paraphernalia and narcotics which were seized for further investigation. The male was brought to the Stearns County Jail and the vehicle was towed.
8:06 p.m. Bike. Heritage Drive. While a reserve officer was on routine patrol, they found an abandoned bike at an intersection. The reserve officer brought the bike back to the Sartell Police Department for storage.
6:46 p.m. Intoxicated person. First Street NE. Dispatch sent an officer to an intoxicated person complaint. The caller witnessed the male biker to have fallen a few times. The biker spoke to another male, and he stated he was going to walk home. The caller informed dispatch the male had fallen again along a fence line. The officer found the male biker near the office of the park. The male could answer basic questions. Ambulance was called to check the male out. The male was allowed to go home, and the officer confirmed he made it there.
3:03 p.m. Stolen bike. Pheasant Dr. An officer was requested to take a report of a stolen bike. The mother stated their daughter was at a park and left the bike to walk her cousin home. When she came back the bike was gone. The family gave the officer a description of the bike, and the officer realized it matched the bike found on May 15 by a reserve officer. It has not been determined who took the bike from the park area. The bike was given back to the family.