Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published May 27, 2018

Losing it at Circle K in New Brighton


Arden Hills

Thief to salesman in no time

A 19-year-old Bethel University student told police her $1,425 MacBook Pro had been stolen from a common area at school May 17 and then later, she saw a man wtih it. She and a campus police officer confronted the man, a 19-year-old from Rochester, as he tried to sell the machine to a third party. They got the MacBook back and the man was arrested for felony theft.


Falcon Heights

Trashed house

A woman called the police May 20 to report that after allowing her daughter and the kid’s boyfriend to house sit her place, she returned home to find it trashed, with objects like clothes and pills strewn everywhere. She told police she’d yet to notice anything missing, but wanted to get the ball rolling in case she discovers something has been stolen as she cleans up.




A 21-year-old man stopped May 13 at Highway 280 and Larpenteur Avenue was arrested and cited for driving with a canceled license and for windows too darkly tinted.


Bush bandit

An 81-year-old woman who lives in the 1900 block of Pleasant Street told police May 12 that she estimates $900 worth of damage was done when someone cut down some of her full-grown lilac bushes.


Does it all add up?

A couple of men ages 31 and 33 told police May 11 that someone entered their unlocked cars that were parked in the 2400 block Larpenteur Avenue and stole a number of items, including $60 cash from one vehicle, and from the other, a pair of glasses, some sunglasses and two bottles of cologne. All said the two said they were out $1,760 worth of stuff.



Police arrested a 35-year-old man May 12 at Highway 280 and Como Avenue for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance — “raw marijuana.” The man was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.


Little Canada

Sledge hammer-wielding burglar

Someone tried to break into the ALDI in the 2300 block of Rice Street overnight into May 17 using a sledge hammer to come in through the wall. The prowler’s first attempt hit a steel plate, the second, aborted attempt, only left a small hole. The failed burglar left the sledge hammer behind.


True story

At 9 a.m. on May 16 a man attempted to walk out of the ALDI in the 2300 block of Rice Street with $400 worth of frozen shrimp. Accosted by the store manager, the man apparently said, “It’s not worth it; I’m a cop.” 


Wait for it

An 18-year-old woman told police May 21 that someone stole her keys out of her unlocked car as it was parked in the 300 block of Labore Road.


Mounds View


Police picked up a 38-year-old Brooklyn Center man from an apartment in the 4800 block of Old Highway 8 for an outstanding warrant following a disturbance call in the early morning hours of May 13.


Bike thief caught

An officer responded to a report of a stolen bike in the 2300 block of Mounds View Boulevard the evening of May 18. The bike was later recovered and trespassing charges are pending against a boy involved in the theft.



Someone got into a garage in the 7900 block of Greenfield Avenue and stole an airsoft gun, a tan backpack and other items as reported May 18.



A 22-year-old Mounds View man was arrested May 18 for shoplifting from the DealSmart store in the 2500 block of Mounds View Boulevard.


Oppossum playing possum

A resident called the police the morning of May 14 to report an apparently sick opposum in the 7900 block of Sunnyside Road.



A person reported the night of May 16 a robbery that took place in the 2800 block of Mounds View Boulevard.


New Brighton

Clothes kerfuffle

A woman told police May 21 that $200 worth of her clothing had gone missing from the laundry room at the Hilton Homewood Suites located in the 1800 block of Old Highway 8. She said she’d taken some wet clothes out of the washing machine, put them on top of it, and proceeded to wash her own stuff. When she returned her clothes were gone. Police are waiting on security video.


Losing it at Circle K

Just after noon on May 19, a 32-year-old Blaine man got into an argument with an older man about who was first in line at the checkout counter. The clerk told police she helped the younger man first because he seemed aggressive. As the older man put his items on the counter he patted the younger man on the shoulder — evidently offended by being touched, the 32-year-old picked up a 20-pound bag of ice and threw it at the older man, hitting him in the head. The younger man left, but not before the older man jotted down his license plate number. The 32-year-old was mailed a citation for assault.



A 61-year-old man told police May 16 that someone had gotten into his car and taken nearly $1,500 worth of stuff, including a GPS, 129 CDs and cleaning supplies, as the car was parked in the 1400 block of 10th Street NW. The man said he’d locked the car but was unsure; the car wasn’t damanged in the theft.



Stolen scooter 

A 43-year-old woman told police May 21 that someone had stolen her motorize scooter out of her apartment’s underground garage in the 3500 block of Owasso Street.



A 48-year-old St. Paul woman was stopped by security May 22 trying to leave the Target in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue with $462 worth of merchandise — a vacuum, dog treats, groceries, a paint brush, napkins and more. She was arrested for misdemeanor theft.


St. Anthony


A 38-year-old man stopped May 7 at Silver Lake Road and 39th Avenue lied about his identity to police because he had an outstanding warrant out of South Dakota for “dangerous drugs,” per the police report. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for the warrant and for giving false information to police. His passenger, a 33-year-old, was also booked at the jail for an outstanding South Dakota warrant for failing to appear in court.


Criminal sexual conduct

A 16-year-old boy told police he was forced into unwanted sexual contact with a male acquaintance, who was identified as a 22-year-old man. Police interviewed the man, and also spoke to Hennepin County Child Protection. The case is pending further investigation.


Do better

A 27-year-old man was seen May 13 in the parking lot of the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road picking a wallet up off the ground, taking out cash, and then tossing the wallet. Police came and tracked the man down, as well as the wallet, which belonged to a 30-year-old man, who confirmed he’d lost the wallet and that it contained a small amount of cash. The money was found in the younger man’s pocket and he was cited for misdemeanor theft before being taken to the bus stop, where he was released.


Domestic assault

A woman told police May 11 that a 45-year-old man she lives with came home drunk and was punching walls and threatening her. The woman called 911 and the man left. Police contacted him over the phone but he refused to meet with them. The woman told police she wished to press charges against the man and a pick up and hold order was issued for his arrest.


Extremely intoxicated

An employee at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road called the police May 7 to report an intoxicated man in the store. Police came and tracked him down, identifying him as a 34-year-old. He submitted to a breath test and blew a .40 blood alcohol concentration, five times more than the legal limit, had he been driving. The man was taken to the hospital in an ambulance for treatment.



Management at the Wells Fargo Bank in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue requested extra patrols because of a man sleeping in the bank vestibule overnight. On May 9 officers found the man, a 65-year-old, sleeping there. He was told he’d be cited for trespassing if he was found there again and officers called a taxi to transport him from the area.



The 36-year-old woman who stole a bottle of liquor worth $23.99 from the municipal liquor store in the 2600 block of 39th Avenue May 9 left her ID card at the counter as she took off with the merchandise. The woman is suspected of previous thefts from the stores.


Package thefts

A 45-year-old woman who lives in the 2500 block of 35th Avenue told police May 9 that two packages were stolen from her front steps, which were worth about $65. She gave police information about a possible suspect.


Protection order violation

A 40-year-old woman told police May 7 that her ex-husband, a 43-year-old man, had violated an order of protection against him contacting the woman. The case was referred to investigations.


Slippery car thieves

Patrolling officers saw a car that came up as stolen out of St. Paul May 8 in the area of Silver Lake Road and 31st Avenue. They attempted to stop the car but it fled and the police lost sight of the vehicle. Minneapolis PD found the car abandoned not far from where St. Anthony officers last saw it. Possible stolen property was found inside it; the car’s owner was notified it had been found.




Assaults were reported:

• May 17 in the 2900 block of West Owasso Boulevard

• May 17 at Chili’s



Thefts were reported:

• May 17 at Rosedale Center

• May 18 in the 700 block of County Road B2

• May 18 at Best Buy

• May 19 at Rosedale Center

• May 20 at Walmart

• May 20 at Rosedale Center

• May 20 at Rosedale Commons

• May 21 at Har Mar Mall

• May 21 at Rosedale Center


Thefts from auto were reported:

• May 17 in the 800 block of County Road C2

• May 18 in the 2200 block of Marion Street

• May 18 in the 300 block of Sandhurst Court

• May 18 in the 800 block of County Road B2

• May 21 in the 1100 block of Dionne Street


Shoplifting was reported:

• May 18 at Kohl’s

• May 20 at Target

• May 21 at Walmart



Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• May 18 in the 2600 block of Civic Center Drive

• May 21 at Rose Place and Lexington Avenue


Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• May 17 at King of Kings Lutheran Church

• May 18 at Rosedale Center

• May 18 at Har Mar Mall

• May 19 at Motel 6

• May 19 at Lunds & Byerly’s

• May 19 at Radisson Hotel

• May 20 at Motel 6

• May 20 at Goodwill on County Road B2

• May 21 at Lunds & Byerlys

• May 21 at Rosedale Center

• May 21 at Party City

• May 21 at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic School


Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• May 17 in the 2700 block of Rice Street

• May 18 at BP on Fairview Avenue

• May 18 at Good Earth Restuarant

• May 21 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• May 21 in the 3000 block of Long Lake Road



Robbery was reported:

• May 19 at Target

• May 20 in the 600 block of County Road B

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