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. This information is submitted by the Sartell Police Department.
1:20 p.m. Traffic violation. Riverside Avenue. An officer stopped a vehicle speeding on Riverside Avenue. The driver admitted to the officer he was speeding and could not provide current proof of insurance. The officer issued a citation to the driver.
9:45 p.m. Collision. CR 120. Officers responded to a vehicle accident involving a bicycle. Officers discussed the situation with the owner of the vehicle who claimed she struck a person on a bicycle. The individual on the bicycle left after the collision. The driver wished for officers to check on the bicyclist’s wellbeing. Officer caught up with the victim on the bicycle. He stated he had a small scrape on his hand from the accident but did not wish for any medical attention.
11:30 a.m. Theft. CR 120. An officer was called to a store on CR 120 for an employee stealing money from the cash register. The officer met a manager who told the officer the individual had admitted to taking money from cash registers for more than a month. The officer arrested the person, who could be charged with felony theft. The employee was taken to Stearns County Jail.
1:30 a.m. Curfew violation. 13th Avenue N. A homeowner reported his doorbell had been rung multiple times. The homeowner suspected juveniles. Officers using a thermal imaging camera spotted the juveniles leaving the area. The officer caught the individuals and transported them home where they all were cited for curfew violations.
5:30 a.m. Traffic violation. Connecticut Avenue S. An officer witnessed an individual failing to stop at a stop sign. The officer pulled the vehicle over. The driver stated she has gone through the intersection before without stopping. The officer issued the citation for the offense.
2 p.m. Failure to stop for a bus. Pinecone Road N. An officer received a complaint of a vehicle failing to stop for a school bus that had its stop arm out. The driver of the bus recorded the vehicle information and notified law enforcement. Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle and the driver admitted to seeing the bus with the stop arm out. After briefly stopping, the driver stated they continued on their way. The officer advised them they would receive a citation in the mail.
11:30 a.m. Burning. 19th Avenue S. An officer witnessed a large column of black smoke rising from behind a residence. Officers witnessed large flames and stopped to investigate. The owner had a burn permit for the previous evening and had placed a daybed on the burning area that morning. The officer advised the owner burning furniture was not allowed and issued a warning.