It's no secret by now that one of my favorite things to do is read the Sartell Police Department blotter. What they consider to be news worthy is a little endearing and highly entertaining. It's always nice to read police reports and realize that not everybody is always up to shady things! Sartell is proof of that.

Without further ado, here are some of my favorite police calls spanning from Dec. 30, 2015-Jan. 5, 2016.

  • At 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30th, the Sartell Police Department responded to a complaint about a man knocking on people's doors and claiming that he had been beat up. According to the blotter, "When the homeowner asked if he should call the police, the male said no and took off running. The officers searched the area and were unable to locate the individual." What. In. The. World.
  • This one cracks me up! On Thursday, Dec. 31 the police were looking for a man running through people's backyards with a flashlight. One of homeowners was concerned and notified the police. It turns out that the guy with the flashlight was their neighbor looking around with his cell phone light.
  • Someone triggered a burglary alarm at about 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 31. Police showed up to the building to find that it was just an employee who triggered the alarm. He wasn't aware that the door had a security alarm.
  • On New Year's Day someone reported that they heard gunshots or fireworks. The police looked around and weren't able to find either.
  • Sartell Police stopped a man around 8:05 a.m. on New Year's Day who was parked in a field. After questioning the man, they found that he was just out checking his traps.
  • On Saturday, Jan. 2 police were called to a truck blocking the road. The truck was allegedly trying to back into a driveway. The caller was angry because the truck had been blocking the road for 15 minutes. By the time the police got there, the truck was in the driveway and no longer blocking the road.
  • Police were called to a possible burglary on Sunday, Jan. 3. But, as it turns out the homeowner had accidentally set their own intruder alarm off. Oops.
  • It appears that the police responded to prank 911 calls from Oak Ridge Elementary School on Monday, Jan. 4. The dispatchers said they could hear giggling in the background and then the caller would hang up. Officers contacted the kid's parents who said they would talk to their child.
Hopefully the blotter put a smile on your face like it did on mine today!

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