Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published September 17, 2017

Arden Hills

DWI

Someone called police Sept. 12 just after noon to report a likely intoxicated driver — the witness said they’d seen a car drive into a wall on Interstate 694 and then take off. The person provided police with the car’s license plate number. Police tracked down the driver, a 28-year-old Little Canada woman, at her home, where she told a deputy she’d taken some prescription pills that didn’t belong to her. The woman failed some field sobriety tests and was arrested for third-degree DWI; as a precaution she was taken to the hospital.

Oh yeah?

A person who lives in the 3500 block of Ridgewood Court called police Sept. 11 around 4 p.m. to report their neighbor, “who was not wearing clothes,” according to the report, was harassing them.

Shots fired?

Someone called police from the area of an apartment building in the 1700 block of Parkshore Drive the evening of Sept. 11 to report hearing three gunshots, though when police checked things out they didn’t find anything.

Theft

Someone called the police Sept. 10 to report that as they were driving through the 1200 block of Highway 96 they saw someone taking down a “no trespassing” sign marking a gravel road.

Tough teens

A group of teenagers searching for a soccer ball with flashlights just after dusk Sept. 8 in the trailer park located in the 4600 block of Prior Avenue got testy with the park manager after he told them to come  back in the morning to search for the ball. They evidently threatened the man, claiming they’d beat him up.


 

Falcon Heights

Accident

A 16-year-old girl crashed her car at the intersection of Snelling and Larpenteur avenues Sept. 2, causing some accidental property damage. She was cited for inattentive driving and for violating her provisional license, due to the number of passengers in the car and age restrictions on said passengers.

Burglary

Someone broke into a home in the 1700 block of Arona Street Sept. 3. The 46-year-old homeowner reported the loss of computer equipment, cash, credit cards and jewelry — the dollar amount of the loss is unknown, though the burglar caused $200 worth of damage getting in.

Day the music died

A 45-year-old man told police Aug. 30 that his guitar and some headphones had been taken from his car as it was parked in the 1300 block of Iowa Avenue sometime in the past handful of days, a loss of $1,150.

Pills

Police arrested a 29-year-old man Aug. 29 at Arona Street and Larpenteur Avenue for violating a no-contact order. Officers searched the man and and found some pills on him, so he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and violating the no-contact order.

Scraping for change

A 72-year-old man told police Aug. 29 that someone rummaged through his car as it was parked in the 1400 block of Idaho Avenue, taking some earphones and an “undetermined amount of pennies,” a $60 loss.

State Fair traffic

The Minnesota State Fair means an influx of cars (and drivers) into Falcon Heights each year, and through the run of the fair, which ended Sept. 4, police dealt with parking issues and traffic stops related to the event. Much of it involved parking enforcement — ticketing those who parked in no-parking zones or those who lacked permits to park on residential streets — while also dealing with scofflaws driving with revoked licenses or expired registration.


 

Lauderdale

Arrest

Police stopped a car at Larpenteur Avenue and Fulham Street Aug. 31 and found that the passenger in the car, a 20-year-old woman, had an active no-contact order against the driver, a 21-year-old man. He was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for violating the domestic abuse no-contact order, as well as driving with a revoked license, no proof of insurance and an equipment violation.

Cocaine

Police saw an occupied, suspicious-looking vehicle in the parking lot of apartments in the 1600 block of Carl Street Sept. 2, so they checked it out. A 30-year-old man inside the car was in possession of cocaine and had a felony drug possession warrant out of Washington County, so he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fifth-degree drug possession and the warrant.

Injury to accident

A 24-year-old man told police Aug. 31 that he and another driver got into a “driving altercation” in the area of Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280, with things escalating to the point that the other driver sideswiped him. When they pulled over, the other driver and a passenger approached the man, with the passenger hitting the man in his jaw and neck. The two then fled. The man gave police the other car’s license plate number and police are investigating. 

Probably not worth it

While patrolling the area of apartments in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue Sept. 1, an officer saw two people attempting to remove bikes from a bike rack. The officer confronted them — one of them, an 18-year-old man, cooperated, while the other, later identified as a 16-year-old boy, ran off. The officer used his Tazer on the 16-year-old while he attempted to climb a fence; the kid’s shoelaces were caught in the fence and medics came to remove the Tazer probe from him. The 18-year-old was sent on his way and promised a citation once the value of the bikes was determined; the 16-year-old was brought home and released to his mother, assured of a citation, as well.


 

Little Canada

Fight?

Someone called the police from an apartment building in the 100 block of Little Canada Road Sept. 6 to report their neighbor’s loud fight, though when deputies arrived they found no fight.

Fraud

A 55-year-old woman called the police Sept. 7 to report that her credit card company had told her someone had stolen her identity — later she found some fraudster had opened a cell phone account in her name.

Root beer prowler

A passing deputy saw the back door was open at the vacant A&W in the 3000 block of Rice Street on Sept. 11. He checked things out but didn’t find anything suspicious.

They robbed the cat-sitter

A 22-year-old man who was watching his friends’ cat at an apartment in the 400 block of Labore Road was robbed at gunpoint the evening of Sept. 9 by four people who barged into the apartment. His friends, a 23-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man reported the robbery. The man had told his friends that he heard a knock on the door, and when he opened it, three men and a teenage boy came into the apartment — the kid had a gun. They made him get on the ground, then stole his phone and wallet and rummaged through the apartment, stealing some cash before leaving. Police checked the place for fingerprints and have possible suspects, but maybe not enough evidence to prove it.

Tough pup

A woman called the police Sept. 10 from the 300 block of Brooks Avenue to report that a small dog had made its way into her backyard, and when confronted, it growled at her. The dog was gone by the time animal control was on the scene.


 

Mounds View

Arrest

Police arrested a 25-year-old woman after a Sept. 12 traffic stop at Mounds View Boulevard and Edgewood Drive for an outstanding felony drug possession warrant and for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

Dispatch from the opioid crisis

Police headed to the Days Inn in the 2100 block of Program Avenue Sept. 6 on a report of a heroin overdose. There, they found a 29-year-old man — it’s unclear if he is the the person who overdosed — who they arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor theft warrant.

DWI

A 37-year-old woman blew a stop sign in the area of Mounds View Boulevard and Quincy Street Sept. 10 so she was pulled over. She registered a .18 blood alcohol concentration so she was booked at the jail for third-degree DWI.

Pasta snatcher

An employee at the Domino’s Pizza in the 8200 block of Pleasant View Drive called the cops Sept. 11 to report the pilfering of some pasta — two alfredo bowls — worth $13.98.

Stolen packages

A prowler took newly delivered packages off some front steps in the 2900 block of County Road H Sept. 11, as reported by the 67-year-old woman who ordered the stuff. She’s out $184, for the books, coffee maker, Kindle reader and case that were delivered and then stolen.


 

New Brighton

Arrest

Police pulled over a car at Silver Lake Road and County Road H Sept. 11 because one of its license plates was dangling by a single screw. The driver, a 28-year-old man, was found to have outstanding warrants for driving violations out of Hennepin and Anoka counties, so he was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for the warrants.

An officer stopped a car early in the morning of Sept. 10 at Old Highway 8 and County Road H because its license plate light was out. The driver, it turns out, had a Ramsey County DWI warrant out for his arrest, so he was booked at the jail.

Dine and dash

Police headed to the Perkins in the 600 block of County Road D during the dinner hour Sept. 11 because four guys had run off without paying their $70 tab. Police couldn’t track them down.

Meth and driving

Police stopped a driver who’d been going 65 miles per hour in the 40 miles-per-hour zone at Silver Lake Road and County Road H2 around 9 a.m. Sept. 12. The driver, a 39-year-old man, had no proof of insurance and was acting strange; he told officers he’d used some methamphetamine. He was also in possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fourth-degree DWI.

Popped the pop machines

Someone broke into two soda machines in the 2200 block of Silver Lane between Sept. 8 and 11. The pop prowler stole the bill and coin holders from each machine, causing $400 worth of damage, and made off with $75 cash and some $45 worth of sugary drink.

Stolen bikes

A 35-year-old woman told police Sept. 11 that a bike had been stolen out of her garage in the 1400 block of Rosewood Lane sometime over the weekend. There were no signs of forced entry into the garage so it had likely been left unlocked.

A 46-year-old man told police Sept. 11 someone had stolen his $480 bicycle out of an underground apartment building garage in the 1300 block of Northwest Parkway.

Stolen flatbar

A 43-year-old woman told police she suspects a man in an old red truck — likley a scrapper — stole her son’s metal skateboard obstacle from outside their place in the 1400 block of 17th Street NW the afternoon of Sept. 8. She didn’t see the guy take it, but he’d twice driven by in his truck stuffed with bikes, while eyeing up the rail.

Stolen motorcycle

A 26-year-old man reported his motorcycle as stolen Sept. 12 from his apartment building in the 700 block of First Avenue NW. The building manager said there was security footage of someone wheeling the bike away.

Theft

A man stuffed $36 worth of stuff into his pants Sept. 9 at the Circle K in the 200 block of County Road E2, left the store without paying and hopped into a car and left.


 

Shoreview

Broken window

A 25-year-old Eagan woman told police Sept. 11 that someone had broken into her car overnight as it was parked in the 3100 block of Victoria Street, though the prowler hadn’t taken anything, just caused $400 worth of damage.

Domestic assault

Deputies arrested a 24-year-old woman Sept. 9 and booked her at the Ramsey County Jail for domestic assault and terroristic threats. The woman, who lives with her parents, had said she was going to run one of them over with her car and threatened them with a kitchen knife because they told her she couldn’t have her boyfriend over unless she cleaned her room.

Report immediately

A 7-year-old boy told his parents he was approached by a man who tried to kiss and grab him while in the bathroom at the Red Robin in the 100 block of Gramsie Road Sept. 12 during the lunch hour. The parents didn’t report what happened until days after, so police are checking security footage from the restaurant to get a description of the man.

The ‘grandson in jail’ scam

An 80-year-old man told police Sept. 7 that he’d fallen victim to the “grandson in jail” scam, a familiar scheme criminals use to take people’s money. He told police he received a call from a person claiming to be his grandson, who was in jail and needed help. The “grandson” then turned the phone over to someone who identified themself as a public defender, who requested $2,000 in Best Buy gift cards. The 80-year-old man bought the gift cards, and turned the card numbers over to the scammers, who then requsted $1,000 worth of Target gift cards. Luckily, Target employees recognized the scam, and saved at least some of the man’s money. After all was said and done, the caring grandfather called his daughter to check if his grandson had ever been in jail. Nope. Always check with known relatives if someone calls from “jail” needing help, and if anyone requests to ever be paid in gift cards, consider it a scam.

Theft

A couple of women, ages 33 and 32, told police Sept. 7 that someone had broken into their cars as they were parked in the 3900 block of Gramsie Court. The thief took CDs and other odds and ends.

Troublesome dog

An animal control officer picked up a German shepherd that was found in the 400 block of Dudley Avenue Sept. 11. It had evidently bit another dog. It was taken to the Hillcrest Animal Hospital while police try to track down its owner.

Washed check

A 24-year-old man attempted to cash a washed check at the US Bank in the 100 block of Highway 96 Sept. 8. Bank employees stalled because they knew the check was bad — the man figured out they knew what he was doing so he ran out of the place, only to be arrested later in Eagan for check fraud.


 

St. Anthony

Check forgery

A person later identified as a 32-year-old man ran out of the US Bank in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road Aug. 29 after tellers realized he was trying to forge a $200 check. The man left behind the check and his ID, and the license plate number of his car got written down. Police are investigating.

Damaged hood

A 67-year-old woman told police Aug. 29 someone had damaged the hood of her car, causing a $1,000 worth of damage, as it was parked at apartments in the 2600 block of Kenzie Terrace.

Dumpster dive

Officers out on patrol spotted a suspicious vehicle Sept. 3 parked behind the thrift store in the 2900 block of Pentagon Drive. The occupants of the car, two women, told police they were dumpster diving, which isn’t illegal. One of the women, though, a 57-year-old, had a Scott County misdemeanor trespassing warrant, so she was booked at the Hennepin County Jail.

Shot-up door?

A resident came home Aug. 3 to his apartment in the 3800 block of Macalaster Drive and found what appeared to be bullet holes in the entry door to the building, though officers checked it out and found no evidence. It’ll cost $400 to fix the door.

Theft

A 35-year-old woman told police Aug. 28 someone had smashed a window on her car as it was parked at apartments in the 2500 block of Silver Lane and stole two duffle bags of clothing and three soccer shoes, a loss of $1,300. It’ll cost $500 to fix the window.


 

Roseville 

Car crashes onto 

golf course

Traffic slowed on Highway 36 early in the afternoon’s rush hour Sept. 11 between the Hamline and Snelling avenue exits as emergency vehicles lined the north side of the road because a car had gone off the highway and landed on the Cedarholm Golf Course. Though the call had inititally been for an accident with injuries — an ambulance was seen on a putting green — in the end no one was hurt and the scene was cleared shortly after.

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Sept. 9 in the 100 block of North McCarrons Boulevard

• Sept. 10 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Sept. 7 at Shell Gas

• Sept. 8 in the 2800 block of Snelling Avenue

• Sept. 8 in the 2900 block of Woodbridge Street

• Sept. 8 at Jimmy John’s on County Road C

• Sept. 9 in the 2100 block of Albermarle Court

• Sept. 10 at Red Lobster

• Sept. 11 in the 2900 block of Lincoln Drive

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Sept. 7 in the 1100 block of Oakcrest Avenue

• Sept. 7 in the 700 block of County Road C

• Sept. 8 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 11 in the 2000 block of Iona Lane

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Sept. 7 in the 1100 block of Roselawn Avenue

• Sept. 8 at Roseville Bingo

• Sept. 10 in the 2800 block of Pascal Street

• Sept. 11 in the 2600 block of Western Avenue

Shoplifting was reported:

• Sept. 8 at Har Mar Mall

• Sept. 9 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 10 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 10 at Walmart

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• Sept. 11 in the 600 block of County Road C

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Sept. 7 at Hoglund, Chwialkowski & Mrozik, PLLC

• Sept. 7 at Crossroads Center

• Sept. 7 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 8 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 8 at Lunds & Byerlys

• Sept. 10 at Turn Style Consignment

• Sept. 10 at Key Inn & Suites

• Sept. 11 at Motel 6

• Sept. 11 at Joe Senser’s Sports Theater

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Sept. 7 in the 800 block of Lovell Avenue

• Sept. 10 in the 2800 block of Dale Street

• Sept. 10 in the 1700 block of Lydia Avenue

• Sept. 10 in the 500 block of Lovell Avenue

• Sept. 11 in the 200 block of County Road B2

• Sept. 11 in the 2800 block of Hamline Avenue


 

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