08/24/2009 - 12:25 PM
A Saint Cloud man was taken to the hospital this weekend after getting hit by a car. It happened Friday around 2:30 pm at 9th Avenue North and Northway Drive. Police say 28-year-old Chad Allen Vergin entered the crosswalk against the walking signal. That's when he was hit by a 22-year-old Saint Cloud man's car. When police got on the scene,Vergin was being cared for by the Saint Cloud Fire Department and the man who hit him. No one was cited in this incident.
08/24/2009 - 12:15 PM
St. Cloud Police responded to a car accident at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and East St. Germain Saturday evening at 4:30. Police say a car driven by 31-year- old Tomas Metter of St. Cloud was going through the intersection and hit a car driven by 65-year-old Richard Nelson of St. Cloud. Officers also say that a witness told them Metter ran a red light. Metter was ticketed for the violation. No one was injured by the accident.
08/24/2009 - 12:00 PM
There was a three car accident Saturday night at about 9:45 on the corner of Highway 10 and East Saint Germain Street. Police investigation revealed that a vehicle driven by 83-year-old John Storlie of St. Cloud attempted to make a left westbound turn onto East St. Germain Street from Highway 10 on a red arrow. As he pulled in front of southbound traffic he collided with a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Geoffrey Cella of Minneapolis. The collision caused Storlie’s vehicle to collide with an Orange Cab driven by 26-year-old Christopher Lee of Foley. Storlie was cited for semaphore violation. Those involved were treated by Gold Cross at the scene for non-life threatening injuries.
08/24/2009 - 11:35 AM
Waite Park Police arrested 3 juveniles after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed trying to stop the theft of his bike. It happened just after 9:00 Saturday night at Cashwise Foods on Waite Avenue South, where a witness had called 9-1-1. The suspects had fled, but police found them within minutes. Two were at Best Buy and the other near the Super 8 Motel in St. Cloud.
Police say a struggle ensued as one of the suspects tried to take the victim’s bike… and the suspect stabbed the victim in the torso with a knife. The 14-year-old victim was taken to the St. Cloud Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. A 17-year-old boy was arrested on first degree aggravated robbery charges and is being held until he appears in court. The other suspects were released to their parents.
08/24/2009 - 11:25 AM
At about 1:30 am Sunday police responded to a robbery report on the south side of St. Cloud. Officers met an 18-year-old Brooklyn Park man who said he was approached by a large group of black males. The group demanded his wallet, money, and eventually assaulted the victim and took the victims cash, cell phone, and shoes. At this time the group has not been located. Anyone with information is asked to call Tri-County Crime Stoppers.
08/24/2009 - 10:55 AM
Police issued 25 citations and 40 warnings last Thursday to drivers who failed to move over one lane when they came upon officers parked along the shoulder with emergency flashers on. The Central Minnesota Reduction of Accidents for Safe Highways Task Force, or “CRASH Task Force,” heavily patrolled Highway 15 in St. Cloud to target violators of the “move over law.” The goal of the task force is to reduce serious injury and fatality crashes. Besides the move over law violations, officers also issued a DWI arrest, an open bottle violation, and two driving after withdrawal violations. The CRASH task force is made up of officers from law enforcement agencies all over Central Minnesota.
08/24/2009 - 10:20 AM
Shortly after 2:00 Sunday morning, St Cloud Police were patrolling the area near the 700 block of 7th street South and saw several people fighting. Officers spoke with the 20-year-old victim from Albertville who said he had been robbed by the people he was fighting with. Police found the four suspects, 26-year-old Curvin Dixon of St. Cloud, 20-year-old Joseph Holman of St. Cloud, 24-year-old Tyrann Joyner, and a 15-year-old boy, also from St. Cloud. Officers determined Holman and Joyner would be arrested for 5th degree assault and robbery. Joyner was also arrested for giving a fake name to police and an outstanding warrant. They were taken to the Stearns County Jail where they are being held for court. Dixon was arrested for 5th degree assault and taken to the Stearns County Jail where he was held for eight hours. The teenage boy was transported to Prairie Lakes Juvenile Detention Facility where he will be held for court on charges of 5th degree assault and robbery. The victim received minor injuries in the fight, but did not need medical attention.
08/24/2009 - 10:05 AM
St. Cloud Police are searching for a man they say assaulted two men late Saturday. It happened just before 11:00 pm at the intersection of 6th Avenue South and 7th Street South. Police say two 22-year-old men had been punched in the face after a verbal altercation. Officers brought the victims to the St. Cloud Hospital for their injuries. The suspect left the scene before officers arrived. Witnesses describe the suspect as a white man, 6 feet tall with blondish-brown short, spiky hair. He was wearing a white brown and black checkered sweater at the time of the incident. Anyone with information is asked to call St. Cloud Police at (320) 251-1200.
08/22/2009 - 8:00 AM
The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office Range and Training Center presents a class in Self Defense Safety Awareness, available to anyone. The class will be on Wednesday, September 23rd from 6:00-9:00p.m. It will cost twenty five dollars per student. The class will cover self-defense techniques that really work, and common sense preventative measures to incorporate into your lifestyle. You will learn how to punch and kick correctly, escape from being grabbed, and other techniques. The class is designed to give the basic knowledge and skills to help deal with a potential attack. To pre-register for this class call Training Sergeant Jason Volkers at 763-241-7067.
08/21/2009 - 10:00 AM
A 48 year old St. Cloud man was assaulted and robbed by six other men early Thursday morning. At 1:35 a.m. St. Cloud Police arrived at the 1300 block of 15th Street North for a reported robbery. Officers say the victim told them he was taken down and assaulted by six Somalian men. The victim was pushed to the ground punched and kicked and had his wallet and cell phone taken. The victim was unable to give a description of what the suspects were wearing or where they went. Officers checked the area but could not find the suspects. Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200.
08/21/2009 - 10:00 AM
A man was arrested for a hit and run Thursday afternoon. At 1:10 pm St. Cloud Police arrived at the 200 block of 35th Avenue North for a hit and run complaint. Officers arrested 33 year old Burke Anthony Hennen after finding his car wedged in a fence in the alley. He has been charged with first degree DUI hit and run and driving after a canceled license. Hennen was taken to the Stearns County Jail. No more information is known at this time.
08/20/2009 - 9:35 AM
An 86-year-old Avon man is injured after crashing into a car that failed to yield. It happened Wednesday just after 3:30 pm at the intersection of County Road 4 and Pleasant Avenue, on St. Cloud’s northwest side. Police say Robert Martin was driving westbound on County Road 4 when a car driven by 22-year-old Monica Lindlief of Sartell, pulled out into the intersection where she was hit by Martin’s car. 86-year-old Martin was brought to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Lindlief was given a ticket for failing to yield. She had been pulled over just prior to this crash for an unrelated reason.
08/20/2009 - 11:35 AM
The Saint Cloud River Bats will hold their second annual Twins Alumni Game Friday at 7:05 pm. Gates will open at 6:05. The game will be held at Joe Faber Field, featuring 16 former Twins players. Tickets are $12 for reserved seating and $10 for general admission.
During the game a fundraiser will be held for the Central Minnesota Miracle League project, which is currently raising funds for the construction of a baseball field to be built for children with special needs.
Among the 16 former Twins players will be Tony Oliva. Twins alumni will be signing uniforms in an effort to raise money for the Central Minnesota Miracle League project. Oliva was inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame in 2000.
Oliva will be the keynote speaker at 10 am Saturday at the seventh annual Expo for Seniors at the Whitney Senior Center. Bring your ticket stub from the River Bats game to the Expo and enter it into a drawing for a chance to win a ballpark lunch with Tony Oliva.
The Expo for Seniors is from 8 am to 1:30 pm. It’s free and provides seniors and adult children with information on senior resources available in Central Minnesota. The Saint Cloud River Bats will be at the expo signing autographs.
08/19/2009 - 9:35 AM
St. Cloud police are looking for the people who smashed the front door and stole several items from a gas station early Wednesday morning. It happened just after the 4:00 hour at the One Stop gas station on the 3400 block of 3rd Street North. Police have not caught the suspects, but say three white men in their 20’s wearing hoodies and shorts were seen running from the area. Anyone with information is asked to call the St. Cloud Police Department at (320) 255-1301.
08/19/2009 - 11:35 AM
Better Living: Exercise and Nutrition Daily, or BLEND, has received a grant from the Medica Foundation for $25,000 to expand programming at Lincoln Elementary School. The grant has been awarded to help BLEND continue the Wise Kids program.
The Wise Kids program was coordinated by BLEND whose goal is to improve the health of area children by addressing the problem of childhood obesity. The program incorporates workbooks, games and activities designed to get kids moving and to make healthy choices. Each student completed an online survey before starting and after completing the program. Post survey results were encouraging indicating that the program was beneficial to students.
The Wise Kids program was created by the Sajai Foundation in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association.
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