Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published October 9, 2017

Arden Hills

Don’t do this

Police quickly tracked down a man who’d been reported as chasing a female jogger Oct. 3 in the area of Highway 96 and Hamline Avenue. The man, identified as a 57-year-old from Arden Hills after he’d initially refused to say who he was, was arrested for disorderly conduct.


Man on the run

A deputy out on patrol Oct. 1 came across a car that had crashed on the side of the road in the 1300 block of County Road E — its airbags had deployed and the key was still in the ignition. The deputy found a wallet inside the car and an ID — it turned out the driver had a felony warrant out from the Department of Corrections and a extraditable felony assault warrant out of Michigan. Police tracked down the 39-year-old man after he offered a newspaper delivery man money for a ride out of the area — deputies showed up and arrested him. Police found “rock-like” drugs hidden in the floor of the car and the man had some of the same stuff on him.


Something, disorderly

Deputies were called to the coffee place in the 3600 block of Lexington Avenue because a 20-year-old Shoreview man was passed out on the floor. Before he went down, the man, noticeably intoxicated, was cursing and talking about drug use. He was uncooperative when deputies roused him, and he was booked at the jail for disorderly conduct.



A person told police Oct. 2 that someone had stolen two pairs of glasses and the garage opener out of their pickup truck as it was parked in the 1200 block of Tiller Lane.


Falcon Heights


Officers checked on a 27-year-old man who was sitting at a bus stop Sept. 18 at Snelling and Larpenteur avenues. He was intoxicated, and officers offered him a ride to a working bus stop, before running his name. It turned out he had an outstanding Ramsey County warrant for felony criminal property damage, as well as a restraining order violation out of Anoka County, so he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for the warrants.



An officer watched a driver park in a handicap parking spot Sept. 20 in the area of Snelling and Larpenteur avenues despite the fact the car did not have a handicap placard, so the officer ran a check on the driver. It turned out the driver, a 54-year-old man, was driving with a revoked license and had an outstanding Ramsey County warrant for misdemeanor trespassing, so the man was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.



Domestic assault

A 47-year-old woman told police Sept. 23 that she was assaulted by an acquaintance. When the woman called police, the acquaintance, identified as a 52-year-old man, had left the scene, but the man returned and the woman called back. Officers arrived on the on the scene and the man refused to open the door to them; they forced their way in. The man was arrested and both he and the woman were interviewed. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for domestic assault.


Little Canada

Almost fraud

A lawn maintenance company told police Oct. 2 it had nearly been defrauded out of $22,000, with a fraudster duping its accounting department into paying a fake invoice. The bank figured it out and stopped the payment.


Binge drinking

A 28-year-old woman who’d been excessively drinking all night at apartments in the 100 block of Little Canada Road, yelling in the hallways was arrested the morning of Oct. 1 for disorderly conduct and taken to the Ramsey County Jail.


Broken window

A 28-year-old man got into an argument with a group of men in the McDonald’s parking lot in the 2200 block of Rice Street the evening of Sept. 28. The situation ended when the group threw a rock through the back window of the man’s car; then they left. Police have the license plate number of the car in which the group left.


Cig burglar

Employees opening up the BP gas station in the 300 block of Little Canada Road Oct. 2 thought something was up when they opened the door and didn’t have to disarm the alarm; then they found a crowbar on the counter and noticed a number of cartons of cigarettes were missing from the shelves. They checked security footage and watched an older white man dressed in all black enter with a key, staying in the store for all of 90 seconds. He grabbed $4,000 worth of smokes and then left. The alarm never went off like it should have.



A deputy headed to assist with a medical call Sept. 30 noticed someone running after a skidding car outside the Hookah Hideout in the 100 block of Little Canada Road. Turned out the person running was an employee chasing some people who’d just stolen some stuff. The deputy tracked down the car a bit later. There were six people in it; their story was they were headed to get cash from an ATM, though they’d failed to tell that to the clerk. Everybody’s name was checked and two of the people had Hennepin County theft warrants, so they were booked at the Ramsey County Jail; the rest were on their way once they cleared everything up at Hookah Hideout.


Soda jerk

Someone’s been breaking into vending machines at area apartment complexes and it’s possible a Sept. 27 theft caught on tape could be connected. A woman broke into a soda machine at apartments in the 200 block of County Road B2, prying the lockbox off the machine and taking the money inside it. Police are investigating.


Mounds View

Police reports out of Mounds View were not available this week.


New Brighton


A man found lurking in the enclosed Freeway Towing lot the afternoon of Sept. 30 told the staffer who discovered him that he was only there to retrieve items out of his car that had been towed. However, the 29-year-old had been there for more than an hour and refused to leave. Police arrived and told him to get his stuff and scram, politely offering him a ride to the bus, but then they ran his name and found he had a felony warrant for a probation violation so instead of the bus stop, they gave him a ride to the Ramsey County Jail.


Dine and dash

Two men and a woman dashed on their $66 bill at the Perkins in the 600 block of County Road C Sept. 29 without paying, hopped into a black Lexus sedan and left.


Hit and run

Police responded to a two-car accident Sept. 30 at Silver Lake Road and Interstate 694 — a red Subaru had hit a gray Toyota and never stopped. Police identified the driver of the Subaru as a 21-year-old Roseville man and mailed him a citation for leaving the scene of an accident.


Left on a jack

The company van had its wheels and tires stolen off it as it was parked outside the health care business in the 600 block of County Road D. The theft was discovered Monday morning on Oct. 2 and it was apparent, as the van sat tilted on the jack the thief had left behind.


Lock the car!

A 46-year-old man told police Oct. 3 that someone had rummaged through his unlocked car as it was parked overnight in the 200 block of 23rd Avenue NW, stealing a $27 pocket knife and a $28 compass. A 24-year-old told police the same day his unlocked car was also rummaged through, as it was parked overnight in the 2300 block of 23rd Avenue NW; he’s out 28 quarters — $7 worth.


Stolen purse

Though she’d stashed it under her passenger-side seat, a 32-year-old woman told police Sept. 25 that someone had still managed to steal her purse from her car as it was parked at the Cub Foods in the 2600 block of Rice Creek Road. She’d left her window cracked. Her bank cards had been in the purse and had been fraudulently used at a convenience store before she could cancel them; her wallet also contained her ID and Social Security card.


Stolen van

A 39-year-old man told police Sept. 29 someone had stolen his 2010 Ford Econoline cargo van from the 300 block of Cleveland Avenue. The van contained tools and equipment, and had a “Ductworks” logo on both sides.


Up the creek

A 76-year-old man told police Sept. 29 someone had broken into his vehicle as it was parked in the 1500 block of Piper Drive and stolen $2,440 worth of fishing equipment, including six high-end fishing poles with reels, a propeller for a motor boat, a tackle box filled with lures and a Humminbird fish finder.



Animal attack?

A dog-walker out the evening of Sept. 29 in the 800 block of Monterey Drive said their dog was attacked by another dog but there’s no evidence anything happened, per police.



Deputies received an anonymous tip that a 45-year-old Shoreview man who had a probation violation warrant out for his arrest would be in the 5900 block of Carlson Street Sept. 27. He was, and he was arrested without incident that night. He was taken to the Ramsey County Jail, where he celebrated his 46th birthday, the next day.


Domestic assault

A 19-year-old man was arrested and charged Oct. 2 with fifth-degree assault, misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct for assaulting his mother. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.



A 57-year-old woman who cares for a 91-year-old man who has Alzheimer’s disease called the police Sept. 27 after she arrived at the man’s house and found a man she didn’t recognize leaving in his truck. The woman asked the 91-year-old who the other man was, and the older man told her he wasn’t sure, but that he’d given him a $2,400 check for a repair the other man claimed he’d done to the house, though the older man couldn’t remember what the repair might have been. The bank froze the check before it could be cashed.


Happenstance redux

A deputy out on patrol Sept. 29 came across a car pulled over at the intersection of County Road J and Pheasant Drive with its hazard lights on and stopped to check things out. A man and a woman were inside the car and told the deputy they’d run out of gas and a family member was on his way with some petrol to get things moving again. The deputy ran the driver’s information and found he, a 33-year-old Minneapolis man, had an active warrant out of St. Croix County, Wisconsin. The family member showed up in his car with the extra gas, and, upon running the the car’s license plate number, the deputy found out that person, a 43-year-old Blaine man, had his own warrant out of the same county. Both men were booked at the Ramsey County Jail.


St. Anthony


A 32-year-old woman told police Sept. 19 she was assaulted two days prior by a 48-year-old woman who is an acquaintance. The younger woman is seeking medical advice about an injury before deciding whether she’ll press charges.


Banned from the Cub

Security at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road had detained a 15-year-old boy for attempting to steal $2.49 worth of merchandise. Police came and issued him a citation for misdemeanor theft, and the kid isn’t allowed back into the grocery store for a year.


Right place, right time

Officers out on patrol saw a man wanted for a Hennepin County warrant for felony fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance standing next to a car in the 3500 block of 37th Avenue Sept. 18, so they arrested him. The 28-year-old man was booked at the Hennepin County Jail for the warrant.


Police stopped two people Sept. 18 in the 3000 block of Old Highway 8 who were acting suspiciously outside a house. One of them, a 31-year-old man, falsely identified himself; it wasn’t long before he was positively identified — it just so happened he had a Hennepin County warrant out for giving false information to police. The man was issued a citation for giving a fake name, and then booked at the Hennepin County Jail for the false information warrant — he was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.



Someone called the police Sept. 23 about a loud party in the 2600 block of 27th Avenue. Police arrived and smelled alcohol. Everyone there appeared to be younger than 21 — everyone was given a breath test. An 18-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman registered failed readings and were “strongly advised and released.” Some 13 people younger than 18 years old took breath tests that indicated they’d been drinking while another six took the test and it indicated they hadn’t been. Police called everyone’s parents; some of the kids were picked up, while others were allowed to stay at the home. All the kids were given a verbal warning.


Throwing rocks

A 53-year-old man told police Sept. 21 someone had thrown rocks through his car’s window and a window at his business in the 3300 block of 32nd Avenue. The cost to fix everything is estimated at $1,340; the Hennepin County Crime Lab processed the scene for evidence and there’s a possible suspect.




Assaults were reported:

• Sept. 28 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 30 at Walgreens on Rice Street

• Oct. 1 at Dunkin’ Donuts

• Oct. 2 in the 1200 block of Roselawn Avenue



Attempted burglaries were reported:

• Sept. 29 in the 1000 block of Larpenteur Avenue

• Sept. 30 in the 2700 block of Asbury Street


Burglaries were reported:

• Oct. 1 in the 1200 block of Oakcrest Avenue

• Oct. 1 in the 1000 block of Roma Avenue



Thefts were reported:

• Sept. 28 at Roseville Buick GMC

• Sept. 28 at Har Mar Mall

• Sept. 28 at SuperAmerica on Hamline Avenue

• Sept. 29 in the 1000 block of Roma Avenue

• Sept. 29 in the 1000 block of Lovell Avenue

• Sept. 29 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 30 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 30 at Noodles & Company

• Sept. 30 at Walmart

• Sept. 30 at Denny’s on Twin Lakes Parkway

• Oct. 1 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 1 at Walmart

• Oct. 2 at Motel 6

• Oct. 2 in the 2800 block of Long Lake Road

• Oct. 2 at TCF Bank on County Road B

• Oct. 2 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue


Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Sept. 30 in the 200 block of Larpenteur Avenue


Thefts from auto were reported:

• Sept. 28 at Har Mar Mall

• Sept. 29 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 2 in the 2700 block of Victoria Street

• Oct. 2 at Rosedale Center


Shoplifting was reported:

• Sept. 28 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• Sept. 28 at Target

• Sept. 29 at Kohl’s

• Sept. 30 at Walgreens on Lincoln Drive

• Oct. 1 at Walmart

• Oct. 2 at Macy’s

• Oct. 2 at Har Mar Mall



Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• Sept. 30 at Snelling Avenue and Highway 36

• Sept. 30 in the 100 block of Skillman Avenue


Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Sept. 28 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 29 at Motel 6

• Sept. 29 at Walmart

• Sept. 29 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Sept. 29 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 30 at Macy’s

• Oct. 1 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street

• Oct. 1 at Denny’s on Twin Lakes Parkway

• Oct. 2 at Roseville Covenant Church

• Oct. 2 at Rosedale Commons

• Oct. 2 at Motel 6

• Oct. 2 at Lunds & Byerlys


Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Sept. 28 in the 2000 block of Fairview Avenue

• Sept. 29 in the 2700 block of Snelling Avenue

• Oct. 2 at Roseville Laundry

• Oct. 2 in the 2700 block of Victoria Street



Robbery was reported:

• Oct. 1 at AutoZone on Rice Street


Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• Sept. 28 in the 500 block of Ryan Avenue

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