Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published May 20, 2018

Food drive thievery in Little Canada


Arden Hills

Heist caught on tape

Management at the apartment complex in the first block of Pine Drive reported to police a series of events caught on tape that happened in the early morning hours of May 10. Two women broke into a fire department lockbox and used the keys inside to get into the complex lobby. From there, they went into the underground parking garage and attempted to get into cars; finding them all locked, the women took residents’ packages and fled. Police are investigating.


Falcon Heights

Garage burglary

A resident told police May 11 that someone broke into their garage in the 1700 block of Lindig Street sometime overnight into that same day and stole a tool chest.



Disruptive man

Police headed to apartments in the 2300 block of Larpenteur Avenue May 4 on a report of a disruptive person. They found the disruptive person, a 27-year-old man, in the building’s laundry room, gave him a ticket for trespassing and then transported him out of the area.


Stolen catalytic converter

A 23-year-old man told police May 2 that someone stole his catalytic converter — a favorite of metal scrappers because they contain copper — which was stolen from his vehicle as it was parked at apartments in the 1600 block of Carl Street.


Turned himself in

A 34-year-old man who had an outstanding Ramsey County warrant for violating his predatory offense requirements agreed to turn himself into police at a prescribed place and time: May 3 at Spring and Eustis streets. The man was taken into custody and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.



A 35-year-old man told police May 5 about damage caused to his screen and window at his apartment in the 2300 block of Larpenteur Avenue, though police didn’t find anything wrong with the window. The man had a couple people in mind who might have caused the damage.


Little Canada

Costly burglary

Deputies responded to an auto repair shop in the 100 block of Woodlyn Avenue in the early morning hours of May 11 because its alarm was going off. The building was dark and its front door had been bent open. The business’s cash register had been pried open with a crowbar and cash was strewn about. In the end, the thief had made off with about $40; it’ll cost $3,800 to fix the door.


Food drive thievery

The afternoon of May 21 a postal worker doing his or her rounds in the 2900 block of Payne Avenue saw two men steal food left out at mailboxes for a USPS food drive, then hop in a truck and take off. The postal worker gave the truck’s license plate number to police, and the plate was registered to a Little Canada address. Deputies headed there and upon arrival saw two men, ages 24 and 19, standing by a truck and holding bags of groceries. The older man dropped the food and ran into the house, where he and deputies wrestled and struggled before he was eventually handcuffed and arrested. He was charged with gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process, fleeing police and misdemeanor possession of stolen property; the 19-year-old was arrested for misdemeanor theft and possession of stolen property.



A 61-year-old woman told police May 12 about two years of harrassment coming from a 78-year-old man who attends her church. The man has continually sent her cards asking her on a date.


Mounds View

Accident with injuries

An officer responded to a two-car crash at County Road H and Old Highway 8 just before rush hour on May 10. Some of the people involved complained of minor injuries but declined treatement; a woman who was driving one of the cars was cited for failure to yield.



The night of May 11 officers received a report of a suspicious vehicle blocking traffic in the 2600 block of Sherwood Road. They checked it out, and ended up arresting a 43-year-old man for third-degree DWI.


Fast and furious

Officers headed to the 8400 block of Groveland Road May 10 on a report that a driver became upset and “peeled out” over city-owned speed bumps, causing damage to the roadway. The furious driver was cited for misdemeanor criminal property damage.


Found drugs

A resident who lives in the 5200 block of O’Connell Drive told police May 10 they found and wanted to turn in a small baggie of what they suspected to be drugs.


Missing dog

There are few details related to the report, but a resident called the police the morning of May 10 to report that their dog had gone missing.


Split up!

Officers attempted to stop a car in the early morning hours of May 12 at the intersection of Mounds View Boulevard and Groveland Road. The vehicle slowed and two people got out and ran; it then sped off. Officers were able to track down one of the people who fled, a woman who was arrested for fleeing police on foot, but her companion and the male driver of the car are still on the loose.


New Brighton

Beware the gym locker

A 40-year-old man told police that during the afternoon of May 14, someone stole his wallet, containing his credit cards, ID and $500 cash, from his locker at the LA Fitness in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road.


Gas and go

As gas prices rise, so will the losses when people gas and go — so was the situation the morning of May 15 when a driver filled up with $69.82 worth of petrol then left the Circle K in the first block of Silver Lake Road without paying.


Lock the car

A 23-year-old woman told police May 16 that sometime overnight someone opened her unlocked car and stole her insurance cards, a job application that included her Social Security number, radio cords and $15 worth of quarters, as her car was parked in the 1400 block of 20th Avenue NW.



Garage burglary

A homeowner reported May 11 that their garage in the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue was broken into sometime overnight.


St. Anthony


An 18-year-old man was picked up May 2 at Silver Lake Road and 34th Avenue for outstanding Ramsey County warrants for theft, obstructing and evading police. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.


Attempted burglary

A 29-year-old man who lives in apartments in the 2800 block of Silver Lane told police May 6 that someone had tried to break into his apartment — police took photos of the man’s damaged door.


Threatening texts

An employee who works at the fastener supply business located in the 2800 block of Anthony Lane told police May 2 he’d received threatening texts from a recently fired employee.


What snowblower?

An 80-year-old man told police April 30 that his wife had let a neighbor use their snowblower and the machine had yet to be returned, despite the man asking for it back. Police have asked the 33-year-old man who borrowed it to return it, and the case has been turned over to the city attorney for possible gross misdemeanor theft charges.



A 37-year-old woman told police May 3 that she suspected a 29-year-old woman had stolen $100 from her purse. Police questioned the younger woman; the case is pending further investigation.

Employees at the Walgreens in the 3700 block of Silver Lake Road told police May 6 that two people went behind the counter and stole an undetermined amount of tobacco products. Police will take a look at security footage of the theft.




Assaults were reported:

• May 15 at Rosedale Center



Attempted burglaries were reported:

• May 14 in the 2100 block of Snelling Avenue


Burglaries were reported:

• May 14 in the 1100 block of Dionne Street



Thefts were reported:

• May 15 at Motel 6

• May 15 at Walmart

• May 15 at Rosedale Center

• May 15 at Har Mar Mall

• May 15 at Target

• May 16 in the 2000 block of William Street

• May 16 at Dollar Tree on Larpenteur Avenue

• May 16 at Best Buy


Thefts from auto were reported:

• May 14 in the 2400 block of Victoria Street


Shoplifting was reported:

• May 15 at Rosedale Center

• May 15 at Kohl’s



Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• May 16 at Rice Street and Minnesota Avenue


Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• May 14 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• May 15 at Rosedale Center

• May 16 at Perkins

• May 16 at Rosedale Center


Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• May 15 in the 1700 block of Marion Street


Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• May 14 in the 3000 block of Lexington Avenue

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