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.
9:17 p.m. Agency assist. Benton Drive. Sartell officers heard state patrol was in pursuit of a vehicle, and it was nearing city limits. Officers responded to get into position if needed. The vehicle ended up turning east onto Benton CR 29 and proceeded out of city limits. Sauk Rapids officers were able to assist state patrol. The pursuit ended with a PIT maneuver by state patrol.
3:44 p.m. Theft. 19th Street S. An officer was requested to a business that has an elderly woman taking books and during her the last visit a rug. The officer was able to watch video and was able to obtain a license plate of the vehicle picking up the elderly woman. The officer called the registered owner of the vehicle and left a message. The officer got a call back a short time later and the woman said she didn’t know the items weren’t free for the taking. The woman and her daughter met the officer at the business and returned all the items taken. Both women were told to stay away from the building for a year.
9:21 AM. Carbon monoxide alarm. 10th Street S. An officer was requested to respond to a carbon monoxide alarm going off in caller’s home. The officer was informed the caller, caller’s son and dog were waiting outside, and no one was feeling ill. The officer checked the home with a handheld meter and got no readings, but once owner stepped into the garage the meter went off. The owner told officer no vehicles were recently running. The officer did have the owner vent the garage so it didn’t go into the home. The fire department arrived on scene and took over; they did find readings in the mechanical room.
6:30 p.m. Unwanted. Connecticut Avenue S. Officers were dispatched for a man found sleeping in a closed business by cleaning crews. Officers arrived and were checking the building when the man approached them. The man was homeless and had taken a bus into Sartell and found the business door unlocked and allowed himself in. The officers helped the man collect his belongings and gave him a ride back to the shelter in St. Cloud. The officers noted the man had not forced entry into the building.
1:35 p.m. Assist person. CR 120. Officers were dispatched to a man stating he got a phone call where the person told him they needed $10,000 or they would hurt him. The man did not speak English and called the police to assist him in case the call was fraud. The man did call a family member who was able to translate for the officers. It was found the call came from someone he knew, and they were asking for $10. The translator told the officer no further assistance was needed.
10:41 p.m. Juvenile problem. Second Street S. Officers were dispatched to juveniles on the roof of a business. The caller said the kids used a ladder from a work vehicle parked nearby. When the officer arrived, he didn’t locate anyone on the roof. He did note a work truck was nearby, but the ladders were intact on the truck. The officer spoke to the caller, and he said kids were up there on Friday night too. The caller will speak to park management in the morning.
5:50 a.m. City business. Sartell. A night officer called the Sartell Public Works director requesting plow trucks to salt streets and roundabouts.