Man hits duplex in Mounds View

Bulletin Area police reports week of Dec. 24, 2014, for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

Arden Hills

A struggle over a laptop computer led to the arrest of a 16-year-old girl the morning of Dec. 14. The teen’s dad who called 911 said he was concerned about his daughter’s drug use and that she would sell his laptop. The laptop was recovered and the man’s daughter was transported to the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center.

Mounds View

A Columbia Heights man was spotted in the wee hours on Thanksgiving weaving in and out of his lane willy-nilly and pulled over at Silver Lake Road and I-694. In addition to DWI and failure to maintain lane charges, the 34-year-old was jailed for second-degree DWI test refusal, driving after license cancellation and no proof of insurance. The vehicle, which belonged to a Minneapolis woman, was impounded for forfeiture.

An Anoka man lost control of a stolen car and hit a duplex at Silver Lake Road and County Road I Nov. 28, fleeing the scene on foot. He was later found by New Brighton police holed up in a motel, and was turned over to MVPD. The suspect was charged with felony possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing the scene and DWI, and booked at the jail. MVPD K-9 partner Nico was involved in the chase.

A man came all the way from Langford, South Dakota to steal a car in the early morning hours of Dec. 8. Being from out of state, the man may not have been familiar with the Minnesota “whiskey plate,” a plate starting with the letter “W” signifying two DWI convictions in the past ten years, and which attracts the close attention of police. The 42-year-old was pulled over in the 2200 block of County Hwy. 10, arrested for possession of the stolen vehicle with a “whiskey plate,” and booked at the jail.

A resident on Long Lake Road reported Dec. 2 that a thief used his credit card information to purchase $1,450 worth of video games from an area retail store. No suspects.

New Brighton

“Old age?”
Checking on a report of a vehicle “speeding and swerving” the night of Dec. 1, an officer found the 2000 Honda Accord that had come to rest in a taco shop parking lot in the 2000 block of Silver Lake Road. The 43-year-old driver was asked to do field sobriety tests, but told the officer she had blurred vision due to “old age.” When asked to do a walk and turn test, she again said she had a balance problem due to “old age.” The Columbia Heights woman who had a previous alcohol-related conviction and who tested .23 percent BAC on the DataMaster was jailed on a gross-misdemeanor DWI charge. The Honda was impounded for forfeiture.

Put another (stolen) log on the fire
A full cord of fireplace wood piled next to a garage in the 2000 block of 29th Avenue N.W. went missing overnight Dec. 15. The cord was valued at $150.

A package of soup, candles and snacks was delivered by UPS and a package containing two pairs of shoes was delivered by Fed Ex to an address in the 3200 block of Innsbruck Drive on Dec. 5. A thief picked them both up.

St. Anthony

Both halves of an estranged couple reported a physical assault by the other on Dec. 2. Neither party had observable injuries, according to a police report. Both signed citizen’s arrests against the other. Both the 25-year-old male and the 23-year-old female were cited for misdemeanor fifth-degree domestic assault.

A 15-year-old boy was off to a poor start in his driving career with an arrest Dec. 6 at Stinson Boulevard and 29th Avenue N.E. for speeding, displaying license plates issued to another vehicle and violation of an instructional permit.

Police received a tip about pot smoking in Emerald Park, Dec. 6 in the 3900 block of Macalaster Drive. Drug paraphernalia was seized and destroyed. Six teen males—four 16-year-olds and two 17—were “strongly advised.”


Police followed a ‘94 Mercedes containing two men suspected of being part of daytime, forced entry-burglary ring, watching the pair break into a residence on Lois Drive the afternoon of Dec. 11 and coming out with electronics, jewelry and foreign currency. A 31-year-old St. Paul man with 63 prior arrests and a 22-year-old man from Columbia Heights were taken into custody. The connection to a St. Paul woman, who owned the Mercedes, was unknown.

Four-point restraint
Deputies answered a call to the area of Harriet Avenue and Churchill Street regarding an assault on a school bus the morning of Dec. 12, finding a 14-year-old boy that had been placed in a four-point restraint. The youth had reportedly bitten an aide and the bus driver en route. Continuing to kick and fight, the teen was cuffed until Dad arrived and lent a calming influence. An investigation continues.

Vadnais Heights

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