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10:35 p.m. Suspicious item. 15th Street S. Dispatch informed a Sartell Officer that they received a call of a possible grenade on the back patio of a multi-family living building. When the officer arrived, it was found to be a plastic kid’s toy grenade. The item was taken back to the Police Department and destroyed.
5:36 p.m. Assault. Birch Circle. An officer was dispatched to the Scheels Athletic Complex parking lot for a road rage turned assault. The officer met with complainant who stated that the road rage started in St. Cloud, but the assault happened in Sartell. The complainant tried evading the other driver by driving through neighborhoods, but once in a cul-de-sac the complainant was boxed in. Both drivers got out of the vehicle and an altercation took place. The complainant then again followed the other driver to get a license plate. The officer then spoke to the other driver, the stories differed slightly but neither party wanted to press charges. The officer spoke to both parties about how the situation could have been handled differently and in the future to reach out to law enforcement before it goes as far as an altercation.
3:08 p.m. Lost property. Parkview Lane. Dispatch requested an officer call a complainant of a lost gun. The complainant told the officer that his son had attended gun safety field training in the metro area. He said after the training the gun went back into the case and stayed in the vehicle until today. When opening the case today, they found that they had someone else’s gun. He believed the guns were swapped out when everyone was sharing the guns. The complainant called the instructor of the class who called all attendees, but no one had the wrong gun. The complainant was missing a Mossberg 500 but had a Remington 870. The officer had Stearns County Dispatch run the serial numbers on both guns and both were clear. The officer had the Mossberg entered into NCIC as lost.
9:48 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. 11th Street S. An officer that was on routine patrol and noticed a vehicle pull off 11 St S. The officer stopped and spoke to the driver of the vehicle. The driver stated he had just stopped to let his dog out. The driver wasn’t from the area, so the officer asked what he was doing in this area. The driver stated he had been in the area doing storm assessments. The officer noted that the vehicle did have construction graphics on it.
11:23 p.m. Suspicious person. Amber Avenue S. A female called dispatch stating that someone was trying to get into her apartment. The complainant thought it possibly was a female, at this time the female was sitting on the ground kicking the door. While on the phone with dispatch the complainant stated that the person was now trying to pick the lock and yelling to let her in. When officers arrived on scene, they found an intoxicated female who lived across the hall. The officers assisted the female and helped the female take her dog out to the bathroom. The female stated she would stay in her apartment for the evening. The officer noted that the female was able to care for herself.
12:28 a.m. Assist business. Le Sauk Drive. Officers were called to the business for disorderly guests. Dispatch advised that the parties in the lobby were being loud and waking up other guests. The complainant stated that the guests were too much to handle, and she was in the back laundry room. Officers spoke to a wedding party who said they were not able to get checked in due to computers going down. They had a disagreement with the front desk employee. The officers were able to assist the parties with getting their rooms for the night. All parties went to their rooms and the officers cleared.
12:14 p.m. Assist business. Le Sauk Drive. Dispatch requested officers to respond to a business for a former employee who was behind the desk and refusing to leave. Officers arrived on scene and spoke to the male. The male stated that he didn’t know that he had been let go and that was not his intentions. The male was trying to work out when he would get his last paycheck and stated the manager was being rude. The manager directed the male and the officers to the owner. The male and owner were able to find a resolution. Officers were able to leave without further incident.