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 www.tricountycrimestoppers.org. Crime Stoppers offers rewards up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for crimes.
3:32 p.m. Motorist assist. Seventh Street N. Officers were called to assist a driver who had locked their keys in their vehicle. The officer advised the motorist of the risk of scratching the vehicle or damaging one of the side airbags, and the driver decided to just have another key made instead of risking damage to the vehicle. No further action was taken.
8:22 a.m. Vandalism. King’s Way. Officers were called to a report of a person’s garage doors being spray-painted overnight. There was nothing written on the doors, only squiggly lines. The homeowner stated he didn’t know who might have done it. The officer took photos of the damage.
3:04 p.m. Alarm. Cougar Lane. Officers were called to a report of an alarm sounding at a residence. While on location the officer received a notification from the alarm company that the alarm had been cancelled. No further action was taken.
12:57 a.m. Gunshot. Fourth Avenue N. Officers were called to a report of several gunshots in the area. The officers arrived and spoke with several people in the area who suspected it was fireworks. The officers were unable to locate anything suspicious.
2:06 p.m. Animal complaint. Connecticut Avenue. Officers were called to a report of a dog left in a vehicle in a parking lot. The officers arrived and made contact with the owner who stated she had been checking on the dog frequently. There was food and water in the vehicle for the dog as well. The officers did not see a threat to the animal. No further action was taken.
4:30 a.m. Alarm. 21st Avenue N. Officers were dispatched to an alarm at a residence. The officers checked the perimeter of the house and made contact with the owner. The owner stated the wind had blown his back garage service door open. No further action was taken.
9:52 p.m. Gunshot. Hi-Vue Drive. Officers were called to a report of gunshots in the area. The officers made contact with the complainant who stated she wasn’t sure if it was gunshots or fireworks. The officers checked the area with no result. No further action was taken.
8:45 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Seventh Street S. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area. The caller told them the vehicle had driven by numerous times; the caller followed the vehicle and obtained a plate number. The officers were able to locate the vehicle and found the vehicle stopped on the side of the road. The driver stated she was looking for a house in the neighborhood and was having trouble finding it. No further action was taken.
11 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Eighth Street N.E. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle following someone. The officers made contact with the driver of the suspicious vehicle and learned he was just on his way home and wasn’t following anyone. No further action was taken.
12:15 a.m. Traffic stop. Pinecone Road. While on routine patrol an officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The radar in the squad indicated the vehicle was traveling at 54 mph in a marked 40-mph zone. The officer stopped the vehicle and issued the driver a citation for speeding.
1 a.m. Suspicious activity. First Street N. Officers were called to a report of a man standing on the caller’s deck. The caller stated the man took off to the east. The officers searched the area and were unable to locate anyone. No further action was taken.
8:44 a.m. Hazard. 18th Avenue N. Officers were called to a report of an underground power line being struck. The caller stated he was pounding in fence posts and hit an underground line. He stated he had dug a pilot hole to check for hazards; he stated there were some sparks but no fire. He also stated the power was out to the neighboring homes. The officer advised him to stay there until Stearns Electric arrived to repair the damage. No further action was taken.
11:40 p.m. Suspicious vehicle. Sauk River Park. While on routine patrol an officer observed a vehicle in the parking lot of the park. The officer made contact with the occupants of the vehicle and advised them of the park hours. They left without incident.
12:30 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Riverside Avenue N. While on routine patrol, an officer observed four juveniles getting into a vehicle that was parked behind a local eatery. The officer made contact with the juveniles who stated they had walked down by the bridge. The officer advised them that was not a good idea and instructed them to go home. No further action was taken.
4:55 p.m. Vandalism. First Street NE. Officers were called to a report of a porta-potty tipped over on its side. The officer and the caller stood it back up. The caller stated he saw a couple kids tip it over and then take off. The officer checked the area but was unable to locate the suspects.
1:30 p.m. Alarm. 15th Street S. Officers were called to a report of a fire alarm at an apartment building. The officers arrived and made contact with the cleaning lady. She stated she was cleaning the oven in the community room with a cleaner, and when she returned and opened the door, it was smoking. No further action was taken.
7:15 a.m. Accident. CR 2. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-car accident. One of the drivers was seriously injured after hitting a metal utility poll. She was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital for further assistance. The other driver complained of minor injuries but did not want medical attention. St. Stephen Fire and Rescue assisted on the scene.