If you have a tip concerning a crime, call the Sauk Rapids Police Department at 320-251-9451 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.
9:30 a.m. Theft. Fourth Avenue S. Officers were dispatched to a local business after a reported theft had occurred. The male complainant stated he had left two car seats outside his business with a price tag and contact information. When he came back in the morning, he found his seats to have been stolen with no payment left. The complainant stated a few of his employees had a description of the vehicle that had driven away with the seats. Based on this description and other evidence collected, authorities found the owners of the vehicle, who then returned the seats to the business.
1:30 p.m. Arrest. 13th Street Circle. Police responded after receiving a report from a female complainant that the father of her child, who had a warrant for a DUI, was in the basement of a local apartment complex. Upon arrival, police found the female in her vehicle sitting with her 4-month-old child. Police entered the apartment building and subsequently arrested the man charged with the DUI. He was transported to the Stearns County Jail for further action.
9:04 a.m. Alarm. 13th Street N. Police responded to a report of a fire alarm. Upon arrival, authorities found the alarms were only being tested for inspection purposes.
1:30 p.m. Arrest. Second Avenue N. Police arrested a male suspect at a local business after receiving a tip he was there. He was transported to the Stearns County Jail for further action.
Animal complaint. Sixth Avenue N. A female called the police, inquiring whether her missing cat had been found. She described the animal, stating she is not yet licensed with the city. Police stated the cat needed to be licensed, but if authorities found her they would contact the owner.
8:40 a.m. Damaged property. Strawberry Court. A complainant called police after discovering her mailbox had been graffitied. She believed this incident must have occurred in the middle of the night. No suspect information was gathered, and the complainant stated she believed she could remove the paint without any real damage to the mailbox.
11:52 a.m. Found property. Fourth-and-a-half Avenue N. The homeowner of a local residence called police after finding a bike on her property. The bike was picked up and taken to the police department garage until it was picked up by its rightful owner.
1:50 p.m. Arrest. Benton Drive N. Officers were patrolling the area when they caught sight of a warranted criminal. As he started walking at a faster pace, police ordered him to stop. He obliged and was thereafter handcuffed and transported to the Benton County Jail for further action.
3:22 p.m. Medical. First Street S. Police were dispatched to a local business after receiving a report that an elderly man had fallen. Upon arrival, authorities spoke with the man who stated he did not require any assistance. The Gold Cross arrived and examined him, agreeing there was no harm done.