March 10

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 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.

Feb. 22

8:58 a.m. Traffic accident. 10th block of Riverside Avenue N. Officers were dispatched for a motor-vehicle rollover with injuries. The driver stated they had taken a sip of coffee and choked on the coffee causing them to cross the lane of traffic, strike a tree and roll the vehicle. The driver was transported with non-life-threatening injuries by ambulance to the hospital.

3:31 p.m. Traffic stop. Ninth Avenue S./Fourth Street S. While conducting extra patrol in the area, an officer located a vehicle traveling at a speed of approximately 60 mph in a 30-mph zone. The driver stated they were on their way to a friend’s residence and did not realize they were traveling that fast. The driver was issued a citation for failure to drive with due care.

Feb. 23

11:11 a.m. Open door. 400 block of 23rd Avenue N. Officers were dispatched for a report of a front door on a residence being left wide open and no one home. Officer announced themselves and cleared the residence. Nothing appeared out of place and the homeowners were contacted.

10:27 p.m. DWI. 200 block of Riverside Avenue S. Officers were dispatched to a local business for a person who appeared intoxicated and was operating a motor vehicle. An officer located the vehicle leaving the area and conducted a traffic stop. The driver failed field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest. The driver was transported to Stearns County Jail on charges of fourth-degree DWI.

Substance distribution. 130 Hi-Vue Drive. The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force conducted a search warrant at the address as a result of an investigation into the distribution of controlled substances. At the time of the search two individuals were home with one being the homeowner, a 37-year-old male, of Sartell. Located during the search was approximately 11 ounces of suspected methamphetamine and $1,000 in U.S. Currency. The suspected methamphetamine has a street value of more than $12,000. The suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Stearns County Jail and booked for first-degree possession of a controlled substance and held for his first court appearance. The other individual at the house was not charged and released.

Feb. 24

8:38 a.m. Verbal domestic. 700 block of Roberts Road. Officers were dispatched to a verbal domestic in progress. Upon speaking with both parties, it was determined there was a disagreement when one party attempted to obtain their property from another room in the residence and was locked out. One of the parties agreed to leave until they could both calm down.

9:20 p.m. Assist agency. First Street N.E. Officers were asked to assist St. Cloud Police with locating a vehicle that was possibly occupied by a suspect in a domestic assault. Officers located the vehicle in Sartell and conducted a traffic stop. It was determined the suspect was dropped off at another location prior to the vehicle returning home in Sartell.

Feb. 25

4:24 a.m. Suspicious vehicle. Sixth Street N./Second Avenue N. Officers were dispatched for a vehicle that was occupied and parked in the area and appeared suspicious. An officer made contact with the driver who stated they were employed at a nearby business and were checking emails before work. The complainant was advised of the officer’s findings.

9:41 p.m.Welfare check. 19th Avenue S./Sixth Street S. Officers were dispatched to check the welfare of a person in the area who appeared lost and confused. Officers checked the area using thermal imaging cameras and did not locate anyone.

Feb. 26

12:45 a.m. Suspicious persons. Watab Park. While on patrol, a Reserve Officer located a group of juveniles in the park. They were advised the park closed at 11 p.m. and they were out past city curfew. The juveniles told the officer they were there to take a picture by the blue-lighted paper mill memorial for a birthday. The juvenile’s parents were contacted and they left the area to return to their residence.

3:22 p.m. CO alarm. Celebration Circle. Officers were dispatched to a residence where carbon-monoxide alarms were going off. An officer walked through the residence with a CO meter and registered no harmful readings. The complainant advised they did have their vehicle running in the garage and then shut the door. They were told of the officer’s findings in the residence and were advised to let the garage air out.

Feb. 27

10:29 a.m. Suicidal. Officers were dispatched for a possible suicidal person. Upon arrival, an officer located an occupied vehicle running in a garage with the garage door and windows closed. The officer was able to kick in a side door and make entry. The person was removed from the vehicle, given medical aid and transported to the hospital by ambulance.

6:06 p.m. Suspicious activity. 14th Avenue E. Officers were dispatched to a report of a possible domestic disturbance. Upon further investigation it was determined that a person had gone to the building looking for an ex-spouse and was upset about child-custody issues. The party had left the area prior to officer’s arrival. The party was trespassed from the property.

Feb. 28

5:39 a.m. Suspicious activity. 1200 Pinecone Road N. Officers were dispatched for a vehicle seen driving down a minimum-maintenance road without any lights on and someone walking around the vehicle. Officers checked the area using thermal imaging cameras and did not locate the vehicle or any person walking.

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