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.
11:14 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Riverside Avenue N. While an officer was on routine patrol, they noticed a vehicle pull into the park after hours. The officer stopped and made contact with the driver. The driver was identified and told the officer they were playing Pokémon. Driver was advised of park hours and the driver left the area.
10:50 p.m. Traffic stop. Pinecone Road N. While on routine patrol, an officer witnessed a vehicle driving over the speed limit. The officer made contact with the driver; the driver was under 18 years of age. The driver stated he was in a hurry to get home and didn’t notice his speed. The officer contacted the driver’s parents, and a verbal warning for speed was given.
6:26 p.m. Gunshots. Third Avenue N. While an officer was at the fuel pumps, they were approached by a male who stated he had heard three gunshots. The male was unsure which direction the shots were coming from but stated it was only a few minutes ago. The officer checked the area and did not locate any issues. The officer spoke to several other people who were outside, and they did not report anything out of the ordinary.
7:27 p.m. Suspicious activity. First Street NE. An officer was dispatched to a business that received a threatening phone call. The employee was shaken up by the message, so employee’s boyfriend called the number back and a younger female answered the phone, stating it was the wrong number. The officer spoke to both parties at the business and then called the number back. The officer spoke to a parent who stated he was aware of the phone call to his daughter. The parent asked his son if he had made any prank phone calls; the son denied. The officer spoke to the parent and the parent stated it could have been his son and he would deal with it on his end.
1:21 p.m. Warrant. Troop Drive. Stearns County dispatch received a message from Wright County Sheriff’s Department requesting Sartell Police Department to check an address for an individual with a felony Wright County warrant. Two Sartell officers and a Stearns County deputy made their way to the address. The individual is known to try and flee in the past so one officer stayed outside. The Sartell officer entered the home and made contact with the individual with the warrant. The officer told the individual he was under arrest and the individual started to yell and resist. The individual was taken into custody without injury and transported to the Stearns County Jail.
2:31 a.m. 911 hang-up. Knottingham Drive. A Sartell officer was dispatched to a 911 hang-up. Dispatch could hear breathing but received no response when calling back three different times. Dispatch could not locate a name to the phone number. The officer arrived at the nearest mapped location; it was a vacant lot. The officer checked the area with Noptic, and nothing was located. The officer again tried calling the number back but got no answer. Officer was unable to locate anything.
2:56 p.m. Crash. Hwy 15/CR 120. An officer was dispatched to a vehicle vs deer crash. The officer arrived and noted heavy front-end damage to the vehicle, and asked dispatch to get a tow enroute. The driver was unharmed but shaken up. State patrol did not respond so the Sartell officer handled the crash and took photos.