Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published July 16, 2017

Hamburglary in Shoreview and counterfeits at the bingo hall in Little Canada 


Arden Hills

Dumpster diver

Someone called police July 5 from the 3300 block of New Brighton Road to report a man who’d biked up to a dumpster outside a home that was under construction. The man had been spotted going through the dumpster — when police showed up he’d biked off.

Dogs in cars

Concerned citizens reported dogs left in parked cars. On July 6 a Bernese mountain dog was spotted in a parked car in the 3900 block of Northwoods Drive; the owner was tracked down and told police the dog was being monitored and was fine. At the Cub Foods in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue July 9, deputies checked on a dog in a parked car; the animal was fine. And on July 11, police returned to the 3900 block of Northwoods Drive on report of a dog in a car but when deputies arrived the car was driving off.

Pick and choose

A 26-year-old Shoreview woman was enjoying some time at the north picnic area at Tony Schmidt Regional Park July 4 when she decided to refresh herself with a trip to the drinking fountain. She’d left her wallet and Samsung Galaxy 7 on a picnic table, and when she returned, someone had nicked her phone, yet the wallet was still there.


Falcon Heights


Police picked up a 19-year-old woman July 2 in the area of Garden Avenue and Holton Street for fifth-degree possession of methamphetamine, underage possession of booze and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; she was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Street fighting men

On June 27 at Larpeneur Avenue and Lindig Street officers watched one man hop out of his car and approach another car, then begin throwing punches. Police broke things up and figured out it all started with some road rage — the victim declined to press charges and both parties were told to cool it down.

Police received a report July 2 of two men fighting in the median at Snelling and Larpenteur avenues. Police went and broke it up, neither guy was hurt and neither wanted to press charges.

Trouble at Toppers

A man was causing trouble at the pizza joint in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue June 27, being disruptive and refusing to leave. He ditched out of there before the cops showed up but they tracked him down, and told him he wasn’t to go back to the business.



Officers worked the area of Como Avenue and Highway 280 June 27-29, busting scofflaw drivers, both men and women ages 23 to 56, for violations such as having no proof of insurance and driving with revoked licences.

Caught in the act

Patrolling police saw two people — a 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man — urinating outside in the area of 33rd and Larpenteur avenues June 30. Both were given a citation for disorderly conduct.


Police arrested a 40-year-old St. Paul man June 30 at Highway 280 and Como Avenue for DWI — he blew a .12 blood alcohol concentration. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fourth-degree DWI.


Little Canada


A 26-year-old woman told police July 9 someone had broken into her garage in the 400 block of Labore Road and stolen DVDs, electronics, clothing, jewelry, a tent and a clothes hamper.

Change fiend

A man was caught on tape July 9 at apartments in the 200 block of County Road B2 attempting to break into a laundry machine coin box, as reported to police by the building’s maintenance man. The change fiend didn’t succeed.

Car problems

A 58-year-old woman called police from the 2800 block of Market Place Drive early in the morning of July 6 to report her 38-year-old daughter had taken off with the mom’s car without permission. Police found the car in Columbia Heights a bit later and returned it to its rightful owner.

Counterfeits at the bingo hall

A 56-year-old St. Paul woman was busted trying to pass off a counterfeit $50 bill July 11 at the bingo hall in the 2900 block of Rice Street. She claimed ignorance when the cops showed up, saying she found the suspect cash on the ground by her house. Police dug a bit deeper, though, and found out the woman had told bingo hall staff a different story involving getting change at a Cub Foods, so the woman was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Domestic assault

Police responded to a July 5 assault report and cited and arrested a 53-year-old Little Canada man for domestic assault — he’d hit his grandchildren and their mother, his daughter. He was angry with his daughter over her child’s behavior. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.


Pertaining to a fraud case reported July 11, a 20-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man were selling a van on Craigslist for $600. The buyer sent them a cashier’s check for $1,800, stating that would cover the cost of someone coming to pick it up and driving the van to where he lived. The couple deposited the check in the bank, but then the buyer called back saying he’d changed his mind and that he wanted his money back. The couple transferred the money back to him directly, and the transaction went through quickly. However, a few days later, the man and woman discovered the initial check sent to them was a fake, and they’re were out $1,800. Police are investigating, and as a rule, if someone sends you more money than you’re asking for during a sale or other transaction, assume something is up.


A man who’d locked himself out of his apartment determined he’d get back in by any means necessary July 5 at around 3 a.m. in the 2500 block of Ruth Street. As he broke into his own home a neighbor called the cops, who showed up to check things out.

Stolen clothes

A 22-year-old woman told police July 11 that someone had broken into her car as it was parked overnight in the 2700 block of Rustic Place and stolen two bags of clothing and her registration.

Wallet’s gone

A woman told police July 6 her wallet was missing, a week after it went missing. She wasn’t sure if it was lost or stolen, but she thought it disappeared while she was at the Dollar Tree in the 2900 block of Rice Street.


Mounds View


Police stopped a car at County Road I and Long Lake Road July 8 because it had expired tabs and ended up arrested both the driver and the passenger, an apparent brother-sister-duo, for outstanding warrants. The driver, a 21-year-old man, was arrested for a felony fifth-degree drug warrant, while the passenger, an 18-year-old woman, was picked up for a misdemeanor theft warrant.

Drunk driving accident

Police arrested a 20-year-old woman for criminal vehicular operation and fourth-degree DWI July 6 after she crashed her car at Old Highway 8 and County Road H just after 9 p.m. There were injuries in the accident though the police report does not specify who was hurt. Passengers in the car included a 21-year-old man, a 20-year-old man and a 14-year-old kid.


Someone stole $84.43 worth of gas from the Holiday station in the 2700 Mounds View Boulevard July 6.


Someone stole $500 worth of scrap metal from the auto shop in the 2900 block of Mounds View Boulevard as reported July 7.


Someone spray painted a car and stole $70 worth of cash and coin from it as it was parked at the Days Inn in the 2100 block of Program Avenue as reported by its 50-year-old owner July 7.

Stolen at the source

Someone stole a silver Jeep Liberty from the auto outlet in the 2300 block of Mounds View Boulevard as reported July 10, a $6,000 loss.

Stolen during softball

A 29-year-old woman told police someone stole her Michael Kors wallet while she played softball at fields near City Hall in the 2400 block of Mounds View Boulevard July 11. She’s out $80 cash and another $200 for the designer billfold.

Stolen trike

A 24-year-old man told police July 12 someone had stolen his $500 “tricycle type bike with a wire basket” from the Holiday in the 2700 block of Mounds View Boulevard.


New Brighton

Asleep at the wheel

An officer on patrol around bar close July 13 came upon a car parked on the side of the road at First Avenue and 10 Street NW. There was a man sleeping in the driver’s seat. Once roused, the man, identified as a 53-year-old, was booked at the Ramsey County Jail after failing field sobriety tests. The car was towed, too.

Busted at DQ

A group of guys hanging out at the Dairy Queen in the 400 block of Old Highway 8 around 10:30 p.m. July 12 raised suspicions so someone called the cops. Police showed up and found one of the group, a 33-year-old, had a warrant out for his arrest as well as some methamphetamine and a pipe. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Known burglar?

A 44-year-old man called police early the morning of July 12 to report a burglar in his home in the 700 block of Sixth Avenue NW. Police responded and set up a perimeter, but an update on the situation came through and all officers on the scene responded to the backyard of the house, because they’d been told the homeowner was there wrestling with the intruder.

With guns drawn, officers told the prowler, identified as a 24-year-old man who by then was sitting at a picnic table, to give himself up. The man refused, instead yelling and cursing at officers, until they moved in on him and arrested him after a brief struggle.

The homeowner told police he’d been woken by his dogs — it was only when he was wrestling with the intruder in the grass when he realized the burglar was his daughter’s ex-boyfriend. The man, who’d been told not to come around, was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for disorderly conduct.

Stolen bike

A 36-year-old man told police July 9 someone had stolen his motorcycle from the 400 block of Old Highway 8, despite it having a flat tire and the fact the bike’s keys were still in his possession.

Theft and slur

As reported to police July 10, someone stole the books out of a Little Free Library in the 1500 block of 23rd Avenue NW, and in their place left a scrap of paper on which someone had scrawled a racial slur.




Someone broke into the Burger King in the 3300 block of Rice Street as discovered the morning of July 7. The burglar, identified as a man on security footage, got into the building through a roof hatch and nabbed what could be more than $1,000 from the restaurant’s safe. The man was wearing a mask but police have fingerprints.


A 31-year-old man reported his 2010 Ford Fusion as stolen from the 1500 block of Knoll Drive July 6. He’d left the keys in the car as it was parked in his driveway, along with his wallet, camera, hat, sunglasses, laptop and some camping equipment. All said he’s out about $1,700 worth of stuff — not including the car.

That’s my boat

An 18-year-old man had an altercation with his 52-year-old father, resulting in him deciding to leave his father’s home for good, leaving his property at the house, including a boat. On July 11 police talked to the father, who was adamant his son should not be able to come get the boat, even though it’s registered to the son. Eventually, police helped them work it out and the father dropped the boat off with his son, after the older man realized he could be charged for stealing it. 

Who’s car is it, anyway?

A 29-year-old woman and her 34-year-old female friend got into a big fight and argument after the younger woman lent her car to the older woman, who went on to refuse to return it, according to the 29-year-old. The younger woman called Fridley police for help — that’s where the 34-year-old is from — but they were of no help. Eventually, the 29-year-old tracked the car down to the 1500 block of Hall Street July 11 and went to get it. That’s when the fight broke out and police got involved. The 34-year-old woman told police she’d bought the car off the younger woman, though neither of the two could prove ownership of the car, so the cops split the difference and had it towed. 


St. Anthony


Someone forced their way into a home in the 1300 block of Silver Lake Road as reported June 26. The 61-year-old homeowner told police the prowler stole a a coin collection and financial papers.

Boosting burritos

A hungry scammer placed an order for $23.89 worth of food at Chipotle in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue June 29. When the food was ready, an accomplice grabbed the grub while the first scammer attempted to use a fake credit card to pay before running off into a waiting car. They both got away, though police were given the license plate number of the getaway vehicle.

Forgery in progress

Police headed to the US Bank in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road June 29 on a report of a man trying to write a fraudulent check for $1,000. They tracked the man down and identified him as a 43-year-old with an outstanding felony robbery warrant out of Oregon. Oregon wasn’t intrerested in extraditing him, so he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for felony check forgery.

Rummaging in cars

On June 27 a 30-year-old man whose car was parked in the 2500 block of Silver Lane told police someone had entered his car overnight. There was no report of theft or damage to the car. On June 29, a 61-year-old man whose car was parked in the 2800 block of Coolidge Street reported a similar incident, with no loss or damage.

Stolen tools

A 55-year-old man told police June 29 someone stole $500 worth of tools from his truck while it was parked in the 3200 block of Rankin Road.

Vacant park

Police headed to the now vacant Lowry Grove trailer park on the report of trespassers July 2. They tracked down a couple of teenage boys. Management didn’t want to press charges, so the kids were let go and police called their parents.




Assaults were reported:

• July 8 in the 1700 block of Marion Street

• July 9 in the 700 block of County Road D

• July 9 in the 2000 block of Victoria Street



Burglaries were reported:

• July 6 at Schmitt Music



Thefts were reported:

• July 6 at Rosedale Center

• July 7 at Pawn America

• July 7 at Rosedale Center

• July 8 in the 1600 block of Eldridge Avenue

• July 8 at Norwood Inn and Suites

• July 8 at Rosedale Center

• July 8 at Walgreens on Rice Street

• July 8 in the 2200 block of Snelling Avenue

• July 9 in the 2400 block of Cleveland Avenue

• July 9 in the 2000 block of Albermarle Street

• July 11 in the 1700 block of Rice Street

• July 11 at Roseville OVAL


Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• July 7 in the 1700 block of County Road C

• July 7 in the 1000 block of Roselawn Avenue

• July 8 in the 1900 block of County Road C

• July 9 at Rosedale Center

• July 11 in the 400 block of Sextant Avenue


Thefts from auto were reported:

• July 6 at Langton Lake Park

• July 6 in the 1700 block of Marion Street

• July 6 at Rosedale Center

• July 8 at Rosedale Center

• July 9 in the 2700 block of Griggs Street

• July 11 in the 600 block of Pineview Court

• July 11 in the 2000 block of Albermarle Street

• July 11 in the 2300 block of Woodbridge Street


Shoplifting was reported:

• July 6 at Rosedale Center

• July 8 at Rosedale Center

• July 9 at Har Mar Mall

• July 9 at Walmart

• July 11 at Lunds & Byerlys



Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• July 8 in the 2500 block of Fairview Avenue

• July 8 at Highway 88 and County Road C2

• July 9 at Dale Street and Highway 36


Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• July 6 at Motel 6

• July 7 at Party City

• July 8 at The Original Malt Shop

• July 8 at Radisson Hotel

• July 8 at Rosedale Center

• July 9 at Har Mar Mall

• July 9 at Rosedale Center

• July 11 at Rosedale Center

• July 11 at Northstar Bank

• July 11 at Ulta Beauty


Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• July 7 in the 1200 block of Roselawn Avenue

• July 7 in the 2700 block of Snelling Avenue

• July 8 at Rosedale Center


Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• July 6 at Norwood Inn and Suites


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