Sauk Centre Police Department

  • Agency: Sauk Centre Police Department
  • Address: 320 Oak Street South, Sauk Centre, 56378 MN
  • Chief: Bryon Friedrichs (Chief of Police)

Sauk Centre Police Department is located at 320 Oak Street South, Sauk Centre, 56378 MN. The Chief of Police of the department is Bryon Friedrichs. The Sauk Centre Police Department phone number is 320-351-7022.

Sauk Centre Police Department News

This truck was stolen just outside of city limits. If you have any information please contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office or call the Police Department and we’ll get you to the right place!

Our department has taken multiple complaints of suspicious phone calls coming from the number 248-621-7009, claiming to be the IRS. Unfortunately we are unable to locate where these calls are coming from. Please do not give out any information to them. The IRS will not call you.

The City of Sauk Centre will begin accepting bids Tuesday, September 18, 2018 through Wednesday, September 26, 2018 for two Police impound vehicles. To get more information and place bids, go to the Minnesota Department of Administration website at Bids are accepted online only. Items will be available for viewing at the Sauk Centre Police Department between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If you have any questions contact the Police Department at 351-7022 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released more details about the stand-off that happened earlier this week in Sauk Centre. Two officers fired their guns and one officer used his taser during the officer-involved shooting on Thursday at 711 10th Street in Sauk Centre. Trooper Anthony Butler, who has been with the Minnesota State Patrol for nine years, fired his gun. Officer Patrick Nechanicky, who has been with Melrose Police Department for 12 years, also fired his gun. Sergeant Joseph Jensen, who has been with the Sauk Centre Police Department for 12 years, used his taser. Butler and Nechanicky are on standard administrative leave. The suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Ramey Olson of Alexandria. He has been released from the hospital and has been booked into the Stearns County Jail. Law enforcement were not wearing body cameras. Squad cameras did not capture video of the shooting. The BCA is investigating the officer-involved shooting portion of the incident. The St. Cloud Police Department is investigating the assault of the Stearns County Deputy Paul Orvis by Read More: Officers, Suspect Involved in Sauk Centre Standoff Identified |

We are very happy to see that Deputy Orvis is doing well! Thank you to all of the agencies that assisted us during this incident yesterday!

**City Residents** **Update** Suspect is in custody. School lock down has been released. Please stay out of the area 8th St S and 10th St S between Getty St and Centre St. Roads are all blocked. The schools have been put on a soft lock down as a precaution. There are no threats to the schools. Updates to follow.

The Explorer program is looking for people interested in join them. Check it out!

New episode of around the corner coming soon featuring Sgt. Jensen and Sonny

Today Chief Friedrichs accepted a $1600 check from Centerpoint Energy's Community Partnership Grant. This money will be used towards the purchase of a Motorola portable radio for the department. Chief Friedrichs and the entire department would like to thank Centerpoint Energy for their support!

Lost dog picked up on Sunday night. If he belongs to you, call the City Hall to claim him. 352-2203

A Samsung tablet was found on Friday night in Sinclair Lewis Park just before the firewoks. If you lost yours, stop by the Police Department to claim it.

Great work!

***Update*** This little guy has been brought to the Melrose Vet clinic. Call them to claim him or adopt him if he isn’t claimed! He is very sweet and friendly! Does anyone recognize me? I’d really like to go home! Male, no tags found on Hwy 71 south of town. 351-7022

Over the last week the items that were donated for the fun bin at the splash pad have gone missing with the exception of a few items. If any one has this equipment please return it so it can be enjoyed by every one in the community. We would also like to remind everyone to pick up your trash at the end of your time in the splash pad. Every night officers have been picking up garbage and items trying to keep the environment safe for all.

Tuesday morning Hwy 71 will be closed!

Canine Sonny doing what he loves on nice summer nights. Narcotics training!!

Stearns County is hiring dispatchers....

We have taken multiple reports from city residents who have received phone calls from scammers claiming to be the IRS. These scammers are indicating that money is owed for taxes and if not paid a warrant will be issued for your arrest. The IRS will not call you. Please do not give any information to these people! Tell the scammer to stop calling and they will usually stop. If you have any questions about this please call the police department and we will be happy to answer those.

Over the weekend the police department has responded to two separate car accidents. On Friday May 18, 2018 a male was struck on Main street while in a cross walk. Also on Saturday May 19, 2018 a juvenile female was struck on her bicycle at an uncontrolled intersection at Birch street and 5th street south. Both of these accidents are under investigation at this time. We want to remind everyone to drive with care and yield for pedestrians and also watch for bicycles. The police department will be doing extra traffic enforcement targeting cross walks violations and distracted driving.

This is so great!! Thank you CentraCare and the Rotary Club. Now let’s all do our part in taking care of it!

Friday morning at the Stearns County Fairgrounds there will be a mock accident put on for the high school students!