Sauk Rapids Police Department
The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says a missing Sauk Rapids woman was found safe on Wednesday afternoon. The Sauk Rapids Police Department said 33-year-old Meghan Schmelz was last seen at Lions Park in Sauk Rapids at about 5 p.m. Monday. Authorities were initially concerned for her safety due to her medical issues.
A 55-year-old man seriously injured by a train in central Minnesota Wednesday has been identified. The incident happened in Sauk Rapids at around 5 p.m. at the railroad crossing at 1945 Benton Drive, the local police department said.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a motorist Saturday evening in Sauk Rapids, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The fatal accident happened at 5:36 p.m. on Highway 10 near County Road 13, when a 1990 Buick Century driven by Angela Lott, 37, left the southbound lane, hitting and killing the pedestrian. Lott, from Sauk Rapids, suffered non-life threatening injuries. The identity of the victim has not yet been released.
Maple Grove Police have arrested a man suspected of a month-long armed-robbery spree that mostly targeted fast-food restaurants along the Interstate 94 corridor. According to authorities, Douglas Wayne Gravelle was taken into custody on Thursday. This arrest comes after a string of armed robberies which began in early September. Fast-food restaurants in Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, Big Lake, Clearwater and Monticello were targeted. A Game Stop video game store in Monticello may also have been robbed by Gravelle earlier this month.