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9:31 a.m. Civil Matter. Twin Rivers Court. An officer was requested to speak to the caller in the parking lot because she thought her sandwich was tainted. The caller had ordered three sausage cheese muffin sandwiches, a coffee and a coke. The woman told the officer she took a couple bites and noticed the muffin was burnt, spongy and hard in spots. After a few bites she thought her tongue was going numb. The officer asked if she would like to be checked out by an ambulance and the woman told her she did not want to pay for that. The woman wanted to speak to the manager, but he was not on scene, so instead she wanted the officer to document that her food was tainted or poisoned. The other two sandwiches were eaten by her son, who the officer noted appeared fine. The officer informed her that it was a civil matter and she needed to work with the business.
12:54 p.m. Citizen contact. Second Street N. While on routine patrol, an officer was able to locate a woman who had probable cause charges for an HRO violation. The woman was located at her apartment and placed under arrest. The woman told the officer she was experiencing medical issues. She was brought to the hospital and cleared a short time later. The woman was transported to the Stearns County Jail and held for court.
9:31 a.m. Intoxicated person. Le Sauk Drive. Officers were called to respond to an intoxicated man. Officers made contact with the man, who was heavily intoxicated. The man agreed to go to the hospital. He was transported by ambulance to the hospital without incident.
8:01 p.m. Vandalism. Eighth Avenue N. An officer received a report of derogatory vandalism on the inside of the tube on the playground equipment. The officer located the vandalism and then contacted Sartell Public Works. The officer called the complainant back and said public works was fixing it.
10:42 p.m. Noise. 2-½ Street N. An officer was dispatched to a noise complaint. The complainant told dispatch people were running around, being loud and playing excessively loud music. The officer arrived in the area where he could hear loud music with bass and voices. The officer rang the doorbell; no one answered. The officer could hear people in the backyard and upon entering the backyard he saw people on the roof of the home, the deck and inside the home. The officer identified himself to the group of people and notified them of the complaint. The homeowner turned the music down and advised they would keep it down. Prior to the officer getting back to his squad, the music and voices were elevating in volume again. The officer requested other officers to respond and again entered the backyard. This time the officer was able to see drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain sight, and it was seized. The homeowner was cited for violation of city ordinance. The drugs and paraphernalia were returned to the police department and placed into evidence for destruction.
11:41 p.m. Juvenile problem. Do we publish complaints involving juvenile (under 18 yo) subjects? I do not believe so but would like this clarified. -nk 9/20/22 Yes as long as we don’t use names, it’s fine.
7:31 a.m. Burglary. Seventh Ave. N. An officer was dispatched to a burglary that occurred sometime overnight. The officer was informed someone had entered an unlocked car and used the garage door opener to open the garage. The caller stated she had to leave but noticed her bike was missing and they had taken the garage door opener with them. The bike was valued at $450, caller said she would call back with the serial number when she found it. This call is still under investigation.