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.
1 p.m. Special detail. St. Cloud Hospital. A Sartell officer is a part of the St. Cloud Car Seat Collaborative and assisted in creating a car-seat safety film in Somali for St. Cloud Hospital.
7 a.m. Hazard. Riverside Avenue S. and CR 78. A caller reported three dogs running on the road. An officer checked the area but did not find any dogs.
10 a.m. Park patrol. Sauk River Regional Park. A community service officer walked the trails in Sauk River Regional Park to ensure everything was in order.
12:30 p.m. Theft. 23rd Street S. A business reported a suspected theft that was believed to have taken place on Sept. 3. A student noticed a credit card and cash had been taken from her purse. The officer viewed camera footage and found a suspect. Charges had been made on the stolen card at Walmart. The officer then went to Walmart to request video footage. The video footage was uploaded to iCrime. No further action can be taken at this time.
9 a.m. Agency assist. Fourth Avenue E. Officers assisted St. Cloud Police Department in meeting with a suspect after they received a report that a man had propositioned a woman at a local hotel earlier that day. Officers met with the man matching the description given by the complainant. While officers were talking with the suspect, he admitted to propositioning the woman for $40. The woman wanted the man spoken to about his actions.
6 a.m. Traffic stop. Hwy. 15 and CR 29. An officer observed a vehicle with a broken taillight. The officer contacted the driver and notified them of the issue. The driver was warned about the infraction.
6 p.m. Welfare check. Second Street S. A caller reported a man apparently under the influence had been in a store for almost two hours. When officers contacted the man, they found he was the subject of an arrest warrant for a probation violation in reference to drug crimes. Officers contacted Stearns County Jail, but the jail would not take him because of Covid-19 restrictions. Officers spoke with employees who said no crime was committed and they were concerned for his wellbeing. No further action was taken.