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.
8:30 a.m. Seventh Street N. Traffic Stop. An officer running stationary radar clocked a vehicle traveling 34 mph in a 20-mph school zone. The driver stated they were unaware of the school zone even after passing 7 signs with flashing lights. The driver was issued a citation.
10:30 a.m. 19th Street S. Medical. Officers were dispatched to the location where an individual was believed to be experiencing a seizure. Officers arrived on scene along with Mayo ambulance medics. Officers assisted the medics in loading the individual into the rig. Mayo transported the individual to a medical facility.
12:30 p.m. Riverside Avenue N. Extra Patrol. A complainant stated they were out biking and were almost struck by a vehicle. A speed trailer was placed on Riverside Ave. N. in hopes of preventing further issues.
2:30 p.m. Hwy. 15. Traffic Stop. An officer on patrol witnessed a vehicle fail to signal their turn. The officer initiated a traffic stop. The driver was given a verbal warning.
6:00 p.m. Riverside Avenue N. Traffic Stop. An officer was running radar and clocked a vehicle traveling 46 mph in a 30-mph zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver. The importance of being aware of surroundings and watching speed was discussed, especially on Halloween with young children out. The driver was issued a citation.
12:00 a.m. Amber Avenue. Harassment. A complainant called in regarding a blackmail situation. The complainant had sent nude photos to someone they had met online, and the recipient of the photos was threatening to post them on social media if the complainant did not send $500. The complainant was advised this was a scam often seen through social media and does not typically result in photos being disseminated.
11:45 a.m. Pinecone Road. Crash. Officers were dispatched to a crash with injuries. An individual passed out while driving in a parking lot, struck an unoccupied vehicle, jumped a curb and was eventually stopped by a tree. The driver had no visible injuries but seemed confused and was transported by Mayo ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital for further evaluation. Both vehicles were drivable with minimal damage. The spouse of the driver was contacted and given a ride to retrieve the vehicle and go to the hospital. The owner of the unoccupied vehicle was contacted, and insurance information was exchanged. No further action was needed.
10:00 a.m. Connecticut Avenue. Vandalism. A complainant stopped by the office to report that a political party sign in their yard had been damaged. The complainant saw it intact around 4 p.m. Monday, but around 7 a.m. they saw that someone had ripped it. The complainant stated this was the second time this had happened, and the cost of the sign was approximately $50. The complainant just wanted to file a report. No further action needed.
12:30 p.m. Connecticut Avenue. Alarm. An officer was dispatched to an alarm at a facility. Upon arrival, the officer located two individuals working on wiring in the electrical room. The officer spoke with the individuals who stated they had accidentally tripped the alarm. They were asked to contact the alarm company to advise them as well. No further action was needed.
7:00 p.m.. Seventh Street N. Sartell Patrol and Reserve Officers attended the football game to ensure the safety of attendees and cheer on our Sartell Sabres. There were no issues. Congrats on the WIN!
1:00 a.m.. Riverside Avenue S. and Edgewater Lane. An officer assisted a deputy while they performed field sobriety on a driver. The deputy arrested the driver for DUI. No further action was needed by Sartell Police.
12:30 a.m. Heritage Drive and Anna Avenue. Traffic Stop. An officer on patrol observed a vehicle fail to signal a lane change. The officer made contact with the driver to discuss the infraction. In obtaining the driver’s information, it was found that their driving status was cancelled. The driver stated that they were cleared by their doctor to drive after suffering a stroke; however, legally, their driving status was still showing cancelled. The driver was issued a citation for the infraction.
7:00 p.m. County Road 120. Disorderly. A complainant called in regarding a female in a business swearing, yelling and accusing staff that they are going to cause her father to die because he is in hospice. The female wanted her father’s phone to be updated, but staff was unable to do so being the female was not on the contract. Officers assisted in coming up with a solution. No further action needed.
Author: Heidi L. Everett
Heidi joined The Newsleaders Oct. 30, 2020 after being a fan of the St. Joseph edition for 15 years. When she is not sharing local news and stories, she is a professor of strategic communications at St. Cloud State University.