Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published January 7, 2018

Arden Hills


A realtor called police Dec. 30 to report a burglary at a home the person is hoping to sell; the homeowners came home from vacation and noticed items missing from inside their home. The theft/burglary could have happened anytime between Nov. 3 and Dec. 23. No other information about the incident was in the police report.


Falcon Heights

Attempted burglary

A 51-year-old man told police Dec. 24 someone rang the doorbell at his home in the 1500 block of Iowa Avenue that same day but he didn’t answer the door. A short time later, the man heard someone trying to get into the home through a window; he turned on a light and the person ran off. Police found footprints in the snow near the window and took photos of the damaged window.


Baby driver

Police stopped a 15-year-old boy who was driving a car with license plates stolen out of St. Louis Park in the 1800 block of Larpenteur Avenue Dec. 22. Officers interviewed the boy and eventually took him home. They told him to expect possible charges from the Ramsey County Juvenile Attorney for receiving stolen property, driving without a license, no proof of insurance and false proof of insurance.


Fair warning

An officer gave a 63-year-old man who he’d seen urinating on a fence Dec. 23 near the Gibbs Farm in the 2000 block of Larpenteur Avenue a warning for disorderly conduct.


Recovered car

Officers were called to apartments in the 1700 block of Larpenteur Avenue Dec. 23 on a report of an abandoned car in a garage stall. Upon arrival they found the car had been reported as stolen out of Oakdale. It was missing three tires and the officers had it impounded; they also let Oakdale PD know about the find.




A 32-year-old man stopped Dec. 18 at Roselawn Avenue and Carl Street was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fifth-degree possession of heroin. A 31-year-old man stopped Dec. 22 in the 1600 block of Eustis Street was also booked at the jail for fifth-degree drug possession — he had methamphetamine, Diazepam and two unidentified pills.


Little Canada


Someone called police Dec. 29 to report finding a small baggy containing a white substance in the 200 block of County Road B2.


Missing mail

A 32-year-old woman called police from the 300 block of Labore Road Jan. 1 to tell them her normally locked mailbox was unlocked and open, guessing that her mail from the previous week had been stolen.


Radio heist

A man “shopping” at a store in the 3700 block of Rice Street Dec. 29 selected a $300 car radio and moved towards the register to pay for it before running out the door with it, unpaid. He hopped into a waiting red pickup truck and fled north on Rice.


Stolen amp

A 28-year-old man told police Jan. 3 someone had gotten into his unlocked car parked at in his apartment building’s parking structure in the 300 block of Labore Road and stole his radio amplifier.


Theft or bump in road

A caller told police Dec. 28 they were short a hubcap on their car, reporting from the 400 block of Labore Road.


Mounds View

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


New Brighton


Lots of electronics — three TVs, a laptop, a Playstation 4 game console, controllers and five games — were stolen from a burglarized home in the 1000 block of Mooney Drive as reported Jan. 3. There were no signs of forced entry; the investigation is suspended pending further leads.



Someone spray painted male genitalia in blue paint onto a driver’s side panel of a 34-year-old woman’s car as it was parked in the 300 block of Old Highway 8 as reported Dec. 24.


Dangerous stupidity

A 53-year-old man driving westbound on Interstate 694 under the Silver Lake Road bridge the morning of Dec. 30 had his car’s windshield broken after someone threw a balloon containing an unknown substance off the bridge and onto his car. At first, the man told police, he thought the balloon had been filled with paint, but later, after noticing it smelled sweet, the man said he figured it might have been filled with cake batter.


Time bending car theft

A 41-year-old woman reported her 2001 Toyota Camry as stolen from the 500 block of Cleveland Avenue Dec. 31 — she told police it was taken sometime between 4:26 and 5:01 p.m. as it idled warming up. As it happens, the car was recovered at 4:59 p.m. in St. Paul by St. Paul PD that same day.


Stolen package

Someone stole a package containing $400 worth of “consumable items” from a 78-year-old woman’s home in the 200 block of Windsor Lane the evening of Dec. 21.



Playing possum

Someone called the police the afternoon of Dec. 27 to report an opossum sleeping next to the front door of their house in the 5700 block of Turtle Lake Road.


Sticky chicken fingers

A group of teenagers lifted a 39-year-old man’s wallet out of an unlocked locker at the YMCA in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue the evening of Dec. 30, and headed to buy dinner at the chicken joint a little ways up Lexington using a form of payment found in the man’s wallet. They ate and returned to the YMCA in order to put the wallet back, but they were caught doing so. YMCA staffers confronted the kids; staff called the police to make a report but no charges were pursued.


St. Anthony

Bit by bitcoin

A 20-year-old man told police Dec. 19 he’d put $500 worth of bitcoin, the computer-based crypto currency, down on an apartment. After the payment was sent, the person he’d been corresponding with stopped replying. Police found out the whole thing was a scam — there was no apartment. Officers reminded the man about bitcoin’s untraceable nature.



Police headed to the municipal liquor store in the 2600 block of 39th Avenue Dec. 21 for a welfare check on a 54-year-old homeless man. He blew a .19 blood alcohol concentration so police took him to Ramsey County Detox.



A 19-year-old man stopped Dec. 19 at Silver Lake Road and 37th Avenue was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for second-degree drug possession — he had methamphetamine, marijuana, THC wax, marijuana wax and some unknown white rocks.


Forged prescription

An employee at the Walgreens in the 3700 block of Silver Lake Road reported a forged prescription to police Dec. 22. Police have information about the person who passed off the fake; the person may also return to the drug store in an attempt to pick up the prescription.


Lock the car

A 29-year-old man told police Dec. 18 that someone had rummaged through his car while it was parked at the business center in the 3000 block of Old Highway 8. The man’s keys and a paycheck were stolen from inside the vehicle; police got three possible suspects off security footage.


Swiped sandwiches

A couple hungry thieves stole three sandwiches from the Subway in the 2900 block of Pentagon Drive, running out of the sub shop with the $28 worth of grub Dec. 21. Police will look at security footage in an attempt to identify the fare dodgers.


Stolen phones

Two people left the cell phone store in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue Dec. 24 with two iPhones without paying for them. The phones were worth $1,469 and though police checked the area, they were unable to track down the thieves.



Employees at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road caught a 58-year-old woman in the act of trying to steal $41.70 worth of merchandise Dec. 20. Police came and cited the woman for misdemeanor theft; she was sent on her way.

Someone broke into a home being built in the 2500 block of Silver Lane and stole an estimated $8,000 worth of plumbing equipment as reported Dec. 21.




Thefts were reported:

• Jan. 1 at Target


Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Jan. 1 in the 2200 block of Lexington Avenue

• Jan. 1 at Ol’ Mexico


Thefts from auto were reported:

• Jan. 2 at Rosedale Center


Shoplifting was reported:

• Jan. 2 at Rosedale Center


Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Jan. 1 at Motel 6

• Jan. 2 at Motel 6

• Jan. 2 at Har Mar Mall

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