Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published February 5, 2019

Arden Hills

No news is good news.

 

 

Falcon Heights

Too much of a good thing

Squad cars and then the fire department and public works officials responded to the 1500 block of Iowa Avenue the afternoon of Jan. 24 to help people who were locked in a warming house. Two people were successfully released.

 

 

Lauderdale

Arrest

A woman was arrested Jan. 14 at the corner of Eustis Street and Idaho Avenue Jan. 14 after police found she was wanted for a Scott County drug warrant. She was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Suspicious turn

An officer patrolling in the 1500 block of Eustis Street on Jan. 17 watched a car make a suspicious and unsafe move to park quickly, so the cop checked out the car. After talking to the people inside it, a 15-year-old boy was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention facility for a felony warrant out of Ramsey County, possession of a gun at school and for terroristic threats. 

Little Canada

 

Hot car

A 25-year-old man called the police the evening of Jan. 26 from the 2900 block of Desoto Street to report the theft of his car from his driveway – he’d left it unlocked and running so it could warm up.

 

Insult to snowstorm

A 68-year-old man called the police from the 600 block of Allen Avenue to report the theft of his $250 snowblower; he’d left it outside overnight.

 

 

Mounds View

Attempted ghosting

Police pulled over a man in the early morning hours of Jan. 20 in the 2400 block of Mounds View Boulevard for not signaling a turn. They were unable to ID him, and then he attempted to run from police, but officers were able to arrest him after a bit of a scuffle. Identified as a 27-year-old from Shakopee, he was arrested for two felony warrants, obstructing the legal process with force, giving false information to police, fleeing police on foot and for failing to signal that turn. 

 

Found marijuana

Someone found a bag of marijuana the afternoon of Jan. 20 in the area of County Road H and Knollwood Drive so they turned it over to police.

 

Wrong place, wrong time

An officer saw a 37-year-old Big Lake man who the cop knew had a warrant out for his arrest walking through a parking lot in the 2100 block of Mounds View Boulevard right at bar close time the morning of Jan. 23, so the officer arrested the man for the warrant.

 

 

New Brighton

DWIs

An officer stopped a 25-year-old Circle Pines woman the night of Jan. 30 as she was getting onto Interstate 35W from Highway 96 after she was seen driving erratically. The officer saw a green leafy substance in the car and the woman was jittery so the officer gave her field sobriety tests. The officer determined the woman was too stoned to drive so she was arrested for second-degree DWI and was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Neighbors called in a car crash just after bar close time on Jan. 27 in the area of Mississippi Street and Long Lake Road — they said a driver had blown a stop sign and hit a fence. The driver, a 23-year-old Blaine man, was not hurt and appeared to be intoxicated, smelling of alcohol. He blew a .295 blood alcohol concentration, more than three times the legal limit, and was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI.

 

Gas/go

Employees at the gas station in the 200 block of Fifth Street told police the evening of Jan. 27 that a driver in a green SUV pumped $25 worth of gas and then left without paying. They gave police the truck’s license plate number, but the plates came back as stolen. 

 

Phone jacked

A 64-year-old Uber car share driver called the police in the early morning hours of Jan. 31 to report that a fare had stolen his phone. The driver told police he’d picked up a 20- to 25-year-old man from a fast food joint in Golden Valley and took him to the mobile home park in the area of Morris Street and Shop Road. The man asked to use the driver’s phone, saying he was trying to meet a girl. The man left with the phone and said he’d come back; after half an hour the driver called the cops. The phone’s a loss of $250; the driver said he’d try to get more information about the man from Uber.

 

Stolen gun

A 45-year-old woman who lives in the 700 block of First Avenue NW told police Jan. 26 that someone stole her Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun from its case beside her bed. She said she doesn’t think her home was burglarized; instead she believes it was one of her kids’ friends.

 

 

Shoreview

Arrest

Deputies pursued a car on Interstate 694, which had been carjacked from its owner; it crashed on the interstate near Rice Street the night of Jan. 24. Deputies brandished their Tasers and eventually arrested the driver of the car, a 31-year-old man, and booked him for fleeing police, receiving stolen property and for a Department of Corrections warrant.

 

Drunk man

Police picked up a very intoxicated 30-year-old North Mankato man from the 3400 block of Kent Street the night of Jan. 27 and took him to the hospital.

 

Not so wily coyote

A person who lives in the 4300 block of Chatsworth called the sheriff’s office the morning of Jan. 22 to report a possibly injured coyote that had been sitting in their yard for the past 10 minutes.

 

Tax avoidance

A deputy stopped at a gas station in the 4000 block of Lexington Avenue the night of Jan. 26 saw a 50-year-old man who he knew had bought a car in July 2018. The deputy checked the car’s registration and it was still listed as under the previous owner; the deputy also knew the man had a revoked license. The deputy waited for the man to get in the car and drive, and then he stopped him and arrested him for driving with a revoked license, no proof of insurance and intent to evade motor vehicle tax, for not transferring the title.

 

Touchful carwash

A 39-year-old White Bear Township man called the police Jan. 25 from the Mister Car Wash in the 4500 block of Hodgson Road because his car had been damaged by an employee at the business. The carwash’s insurance will pay to fix his car.

 

 

St. Anthony

Company car’s catalytic converter

A 60-year-old man told police Jan. 14 that someone cut the catalytic converter out of his company car as it was parked at his work in the 3600 block of 29th Avenue. The exhaust system part will cost $1,000 to replace; scrappers steal them because they contain rare metals that can be sold to unscrupulous buyers.

 

Stolen and cashed

A business owner called St. Anthony PD Jan. 14 to report the theft of a check out of his mailbox that was stolen and then cashed at a St. Anthony bank. As of now it’s a $2,326 loss, though the man turned over information about a possible suspect.

 

Stolen car

A 38-year-old woman told police Jan. 14 that her 2008 Nissan, worth about $5,000, was stolen from an apartment parking lot in the 2500 block of Silver Lane.

 

 

Roseville 

The 2-inch rule

Even though the much ballyhooed storm of Jan. 27-28 didn’t produce nearly as much snow as forecast, it did produce plenty of parking citations for cars parked on roads the city was trying to clear. Beginning just after 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 28, Roseville cops started writing tickets, and by the end of the day they’d cited more than 100 drivers for failing to move their vehicles. Roseville doesn’t call snow emergencies; instead, if more than two inches of snow are in the offing, that means the city will plow, so plan to move your car.

 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• Jan. 24 at the intersection of Larpenteur Avenue and Rice Street

• Jan. 25 at Rosedale Center

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Jan. 24 at Kohl’s

• Jan. 25 at Rosedale Center (three reports)

• Jan. 25 at T-Movile Store on Lexington Avenue

• Jan. 26 at Rosedale Center

• Jan. 27 at Kohl’s

• Jan. 27 at Walmart (four reports)

• Jan. 27 at Target

• Jan. 28 at Experience Fitness (two reports)

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Jan. 24 in the 2000 block of Iona Lane

• Jan. 24 in the 2200 block of Snelling Avenue

• Jan. 25 in the 2200 block of Dale Street

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Jan. 24 at Ol’ Mexico

• Jan. 26 in the 1700 block of Marion Street

• Jan. 27 in the 1700 block of Marion Street

• Jan. 27 at Grumpy’s Bar & Grill

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Jan. 24 at Suburban Ace Hardware

• Jan. 24 at Rosedale Center

• Jan. 25 at Kohl’s

• Jan. 25 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• Jan. 25 at Macy’s (two reports)

• Jan. 25 at Walmart

• Jan. 26 at Macy’s

• Jan. 26 at Kohl’s

• Jan. 27 at Kohl’s

• Jan. 28 at Macy’s

• Jan. 28 at Walmart

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Jan. 25 at Roseville OVAL

• Jan. 25 at DICK’S Sporting Goods

• Jan. 27 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Jan. 28 at Days Inn

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Jan. 25 at Xperience Fitness

• Jan. 27 in the 2000 block of Snelling Avenue

• Jan. 28 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

 

Robbery

Robbery was reported:

• Jan. 24 at Great Southern Bank

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