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 www.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.
1:01 a.m. Traffic stop. CR 120. While on patrol, an officer located a vehicle with a license-plate light not working. The officer conducted a traffic stop and learned the driver had a suspended license. A K9 was called to the scene to perform an exterior sniff on the vehicle and indicated positive for narcotics. A baggy containing methamphetamine was located. The passenger admitted ownership of the drugs and was arrested and charged with fifth-degree controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver was issued a citation for driving after suspension.
5:40 p.m. No-contact-order violation. High Drive. Officers were dispatched for a report of a no-contact-order violation in progress. While attempting to make the arrest and upon searching their person, the suspect pulled a small bag of methamphetamine out of their pocket, chewed and swallowed it. The suspect was transported to the hospital by ambulance and once released, transported to jail.
5 p.m. Juvenile runaway. 1700 block of Pinecone Road S. Officers were dispatched for a juvenile runaway who was seen inside a local business by the parent, refusing to return home. Upon arrival, officers and the parents located the juvenile and spoke with them regarding their behavior. The juvenile was transported home by the parents and upon arrival, attempted to run away again. The juvenile then went inside their home and no further assistance was needed from police.
6:29 p.m. Stalled vehicle. Hwy. 15 Bridge of Hope. While on patrol, an officer located a vehicle parked on the Bridge of Hope in the northbound lanes of traffic. The officer stopped and spoke with the female occupants who advised they had a flat tire and had called for help already. No assistance was needed from police.
6:50 a.m. Theft. CR 120. Officers were dispatched to a local business for a report of an unknown person entering the store wearing a hat, gloves and face covering that broke open a cash register and took cash from the drawer. It was found the suspect stole $2,500 worth of cash. Investigation into possible suspects is ongoing.
8:17 p.m. No pay. Twin Rivers Court. Officers were dispatched for a report of theft of gasoline at a local business. Upon reviewing camera footage, the suspect is seen pumping gasoline into their vehicle and driving away at a high rate of speed with their driver’s side door still open. Officers attempted to locate the driver via the license plate numbers but were unsuccessful.
4:25 p.m. Verbal domestic. Riverside Avenue S. Officers were dispatched for a report of a verbal domestic that had occurred between two parties. It was determined the parties had gotten into an argument and one of them dumped their coffee out, on the inside of the vehicle they were traveling in. An officer spoke with them regarding the issue and no further action was needed from police.
4:52 p.m. Theft. 1200 block of Seventh Avenue S. An officer was dispatched for a report of theft of a cell phone. The complainant suspected an ex-boyfriend as they had gotten into an argument the night before. The officer attempted contact with the suspect and left a voicemail advising them to return the cell phone and call police if further assistance was needed.