Trashed man trashes toilet; thief drops loot in parking lot

Police reports published Jan. 15, 2014 in the Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review


Runaway purse: A resident of the 6500 block of Upper 35th Street North called police the evening of Dec. 23 to report a theft. At about 4:30 p.m. that day, the resident said, she had left the house in her car but had forgotten her purse sitting on the trunk. The purse fell off somewhere, and when she returned home it was at her front doorstep. The only thing missing was $50 in cash. There are no suspects.

Goose droppings: An officer responded to a call regarding a theft at MGM Liquor the evening of Dec. 31. An employee told police a man wearing all black had stolen a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka ($35) and left the store without paying. As the male was running through the parking lot, he dropped the bottle. Police are reviewing surveillance tapes.

Property Damage

Trashed man trashes toilet: An officer responded to SuperAmerica the evening of Dec. 22 after an intoxicated man shattered a toilet tank cover in the men’s restroom. The man blew a .189 blood alcohol concentration and was banned from returning. Estimated property damage is $40.

A not-so-merry Christmas surprise: In the early morning hours of Christmas Day, an officer was dispatched to the 6900 block of Upper Fifth Street North on a vandalism report. Upon arriving, the officer observed the words “I love Satan” written on the garage door. The vandalism occurred sometime between 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and 12:40 a.m. Dec. 25, according to the resident. Property damage is estimated at $50.

Suspicious Activity

Jamaican me sense a scam: An officer was called to the 6300 block of Seventh Street North Dec. 27 after a woman called to report a suspicious phone call. She said she received a phone call from a number in Jamaica, and upon answering, was told she had won $400,000 and a car. She did not give the caller any information, and the officer advised her not to answer if the man called back.

Animal complaint

Cat-astrophe: An officer responded to a call from the 6900 block of 26th Street Court North the afternoon of Jan. 4. A cat had gotten stuck in a resident’s engine compartment. The officer was able to free the cat and attempted to capture it, but it did not welcome the help and instead bit through the officer’s glove. The officer, who was unharmed, was unable to recapture the large black-and-white feline.


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