Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published May 13, 2018

Black bear hearsay in Shoreview


Arden Hills

Dispatch from the opioid crisis

A 29-year-old St. Anthony man stopped the afternoon of May 3 on Interstate 35W at County Road E2 was driving with a canceled license and was set to be cited for that, until officers searched his car and found hypodermic needles and a cloth with a black substance on it — likely heroin. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.


Falcon Heights

Another quiet week.



Attempted car theft?

A 46-year-old woman told police April 25 that someone damaged the dashboard and ignition in her car while it was parked at a business in the 1600 block of Eustis Street.



Police pulled over a 26-year-old Brooklyn Park man April 27 at Malvern and Spring streets after he failed to signal a turn. He blew a .11 blood alcohol concentration and was booked at the Hennepin County Jail for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI, driving with an open bottle, driving with a canceled licence, no proof of insurance and for failing to signal a turn.


Gas/go/more to it ... 

Someone made off with $18 worth of stolen gas April 24 from the BP in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue but a store clerk turned over the thief’s license plate number to the police. As police looked into the theft, they realized the license plate on the car involved in it had been stolen. They found the license plate’s real owner, a 25-year-old who lives in the 1600 block of Carl Street; he said someone lifted one the plates from his vehicle.


Little Canada

Computer love

The owners of a business located in the 2900 block of Yorkton Boulevard reported May 7 the theft of a computer, and had an employee in mind as the prime suspect.


Lifted license

A 51-year-old man told police May 2 that his ex-wife had left without his permission with his driver’s license and car.


Mounds View

Careless driving, indeed

Officers headed to the 2300 block of Sherwood Drive the night of May 3 on a report of a car stuck in a home’s backyard and ended up citing an 18-year-old Minneapolis man for careless driving and criminal property damage.



A 34-year-old Duluth man headed north on Interstate 35W just after bar close on May 2 was stopped at County Road H for a couple tell-tale signs of intoxication: he was unable to keep a lane or drive at a consistent rate of speed. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI and no proof of insurance.


Just a top off?

Someone filled up their car’s tank with $14.79 worth of gas at the Holiday station in the 2700 block of Mounds View Boulevard April 29 and then left without paying.


Nearly twice the speed limit

An officer stopped a 24-year-old Ham lake man April 29 on Mounds View Boulevard at Groveland Road after the man was clocked going nearly twice the speed limit, 92 miles per hour in a 50 zone. He was cited for speeding and careless driving.


New Brighton

Broken windows

A 40-year-old woman told police someone smashed her car’s rear passenger side window and stole her purse, which contaned her bank card, while the car was parked in the 1500 block of Old Highway 8 the afternoon of May 7.

A 21-year-old woman told police someone smashed her car’s rear driver’s side window and stole her satchel, which contained various items, while the car was parked in the same block as above, the same afternoon.


Lock the car

A 26-year-old man left his checkbook in his unlocked car as it was parked in the 1200 block of 10th Street NW overnight into May 8. The checkbook was stolen, he told police.



Big cat

A caller told the sheriff’s office the morning of May 3 about the possible sighting of a wildcat or cougar in a wooded area in the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue.


Black bear hearsay

Two callers to the sheriff’s office who live in the area of Hamline Avenue and County Road I told dispatch May 4 that a neighbor commented on the Nextdoor app that they’d seen a black bear in the area, though neither caller had witnessed a bear themselves.


St. Anthony

Always lock the car

A 73-year-old woman told police April 26 that her purse was stolen from her car as it was left unlocked as she ducked into the daycare center in the 2900 block of Pentagon Drive. She’s out some credit cards, her ID and about $100 cash.



Police headed to apartments in the 2500 block of Silver Lane April 24 on a report of a dispute, which resulted in two arrests. In one instance, a 26-year-old man was taken into custody on a Ramsey County pick-up-and-hold order. In the other, a 29-year-old man was found to be in possession of several weapons and methamphetamine, so he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.


A 42-year-old man who was in a car being driven by a 17-year-old girl with a learner’s permit was arrested for an outstanding warrant for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, after the car was stopped April 27 at Silver Lake Road and 37th Avenue. He was booked at the Hennepin County Jail; the girl was given a ticket for an instructional permit violation.



Police stopped a 57-year-old man April 26 at Silver Lake Road and 39th Avenue and inside his car saw pills in plain view. Officers checked them out, and found they had their DEA ID numbers scratched off; they were taken for testing. The man was sent on his way but advised he might be charged with a crime once tests on the drugs come back.


Stolen plates

A 26-year-old woman was getting a haircut at Great Clips in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road April 23 and when she came out someone had stolen one of her license plates, as reported to police. She was advised to get new plates.

An employee at the service center in the 3500 block of 29th Avenue reported the theft of a license plate off a vehicle parked in the center’s lot on April 27.

On April 28 a 21-year-old man was arrested after being stopped at 37th Avenue and Highcrest Road for displaying plates from another vehicle.


Suspicions confirmed

Officers noticed a suspicious vehicle parked at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road April 24 — it turned out to be stolen out of South St. Paul. Someone who’d been inside the car walked out of the grocery store but, apparently seeing the cops, acted like he had nothing to do with the stolen car. Police stopped him, and identified him as a 31-year-old; initially, he lied about his identitiy to the police. SSP PD was told about the recovered car; the man was booked at the Hennepin County Jail for giving false information to police, and could be charged with more as the investigation goes on.



An employee at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road told police April 29 that an alarm on a fire door was going off and when he went to check it out, he saw a car driving off, along with a knocked over shopping cart and merchandise on the ground. Just how much stuff was stolen is unknown.




Thefts were reported:

• May 8 at Target


Shoplifting was reported:

• May 8 at Walmart



Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• May 8 in the 1900 block of West Perimeter Drive


Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• May 8 at Roseville Area High School

• May 8 at ALDI

• May 8 at T-Mobile Store on County Road B2

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