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.
5 a.m. Agency assist. Riverside Avenue N. An officer assisted Stearns County on a crash with potential injuries. A driver had swerved to avoid hitting a deer but went off the road and hit a tree. No injuries were observed but the driver was shaken up. Mayo paramedics arrived on scene, but the driver refused treatment. The vehicle was towed.
8 a.m. Traffic stop. Seventh Street N. An officer was preparing to clear from a traffic stop and observed another vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed which violated the 20-mph school zone posting. The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver who claimed to have just moved to the area. The driver failed to provide a driver’s license. The officer discussed the infractions with the driver and gave a verbal warning.
8:10 a.m. School patrol. Seventh Street N. An officer patrolled the school drop-off area near Riverview Intermediate School and Sartell Middle School to ensure motorist and pedestrian safety.
11 p.m. Noise. Seventh Street N. Officers went to an apartment for a noise complaint. Officers saw people getting into vehicles in the parking lot. When officers went inside to make contact with the resident, they could hear voices but knocked multiple times with no answer. One of the officers walked around the back of the building and made contact with a man who was the renter of the loud unit. Officers did not note any signs of impairment and notified the renter that if the noise continued, they would come back and issue citations.
6:10 p.m. Crash. CR 120 and Hwy. 15. Officers were dispatched to a crash. A driver exiting Hwy. 15 was preparing to turn right onto CR 120 and believed the vehicle in front had turned right. The driver was looking at oncoming traffic to confirm they could turn right while the light was still red. The driver did not see that the car in front of them had in fact not turned yet and they rear-ended them. Mayo assisted for injuries. Citation to be mailed.
9:15 a.m. Traffic stop. Seventh Avenue N. An officer observed a vehicle speeding. The officer made contact with the driver and warned them for speed.
10:15 p.m. Traffic stop. Ninth Avenue N. and CR 1. An officer observed a vehicle with a taillight out. The driver was given a verbal warning for the equipment violation. No further action needed.
4:50 p.m. Juvenile problem. Pinecone Road N. A caller reported their child had gotten into a vehicle with an unknown man at the high school when the child was supposed to be at home. The officer was delayed in his response to this call because of other priority/emergency calls coming in. The officer called the complainant and was notified the man was in fact the juvenile’s significant other and no police assistance was needed.
8:10 a.m. Traffic stop. Seventh Street N. An officer observed a vehicle speeding in a school zone. The driver told the officer they had to accelerate to get up the hill otherwise the vehicle would stall. The officer observed the vehicle had legitimate issues and gave the driver a verbal warning.
6 p.m. Welfare check. Seventh Avenue S. A 911 caller reported a man believed to be suicidal and in need of medical attention. The man told officers he wanted to go to the hospital. An officer transported the individual to the emergency room.
6:45 p.m. Collision. Second Street S. A two-vehicle accident happened in a business’s parking lot. The officer spoke with the complainant roughly two hours after the event. The complainant said a vehicle hit them and they exchanged contact and insurance information. The driver who caused the crash gave false information. Officers are working with the business to get video to identify the driver at fault.
12:50 a.m. Assault. Second Street S. On the way to an assault call, officers were advised the victim was attempting to start fights with other people. Officers contacted complainant and the two individuals involved in the altercation. The victim did not complain of any injuries and did not want any charges made. Both parties involved were talked to by officers and verbally trespassed from the establishment by staff. The individuals stated they understood and left.
9:30 p.m. Agency assist. Sundance Court. Officers assisted Benton County in checking a residence for a juvenile runaway. The juvenile was located in a surrounding city.
5 p.m. Assist person. Pinecone Road S. A community service officer assisted an individual with getting fingerprinting done for their nursing license.