Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published February 12, 2019

Arden Hills

Shoplift and obstruct

Police were alerted to probable shoplifters at the Cub Foods in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue just after midnight Feb. 1. Deputies watched a man and a woman, a 33-year-old from North St. Paul and a 28-year-old from Lino Lakes, respectively, leave the store with $532.34 worth of merchandise without paying for it and then get into a Chevy Impala. Deputies stopped the car a short distance away from the store and asked for proof the two had purchased the stuff. After they couldn’t provide a receipt, the two were arrested for gross misdemeanor theft; the man gave officers a hard time while they tried to handcuff him so he was also booked for obstructing the legal process.

 

 

Falcon Heights

No news is good news.

 

 

Lauderdale

Kid’s purse snatched

A 32-year-old woman told police Jan. 26 that she and her daughter were doing laundry in her apartment building located in the 1600 block of Eustis Street when someone distracted the two, drawing them out of the laundry room. When they returned to their wash, the person who’d distracted them was gone, along with the daughter’s purse, a loss of $5.

 

Known forger

Police picked up a 56-year-old man Jan. 21 from the area of Malvern and Ione streets on two warrants for forgery — one out of Hennepin County and the other out of Brown County in the southwest portion of the state.

 

Theft from auto

A 37-year-old man told police Jan. 27 that someone apparently used a crowbar to get into his vehicle as it was parked at apartments in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue and stole his dual-DVD deck from inside it, a loss of $100.

 

 

Little Canada

DWI

Police found a 29-year-old Waterloo, Iowa, woman sitting in her car in the 300 block of Little Canada Road just after midnight Jan. 30 as temperatures dropped to 30 degrees below zero. Her headlights were on but the car was not and she was attempting to light a cigarette with a match. A deputy had her start he car to stay warm, noticing that she was likely intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. After fumbling with her wallet for a couple minutes trying to find her driver’s license, the woman said she had been drinking. She failed field sobriety tests and was taken to a patrol station, where she spoke to a lawyer and declined a breath test. She was eventually booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fourth-degree DWI and declining the breath test.

 

Happy ending

A 37-year-old told police Jan. 31 that he’d found a wallet at an apartment complex in the 300 block of Labore Road, but was unable to find its owner. Police tracked the 23-year-old owner down at his work and reunited him with his wallet and all its contents.

 

Robbery

A 25-year-old woman told she police she was robbed by a man the night of Feb. 4 while entering her apartment building in the 400 block of Labore Road. The man took her purse.

 

 

Mounds View

Crash and run

Someone crashed their car into a light pole at the intersection of Mounds View Boulevard and County Road H2 just after 5:30 a.m. Jan. 27, injuring themselves in the process. The driver fled the scene on foot before police showed up. The car was towed.

 

 

New Brighton

DWI in a stolen car

Employees at a gas station in the 200 block of County Road E2 told police the afternoon of Feb. 4 that a man who’d pulled up to the station was likely intoxicated. Police ran the man’s plates and he was driving a stolen car. Police stopped the man, a 37-year-old from Phoenix, Arizona, who admitted to stealing the car, drinking whiskey and being very drunk. The man refused a breath test and verbally abused officers; he was eventually booked at the Ramsey County Jail for motor vehicle theft, third-degree DWI and second-degree DWI test refusal.

 

Smoking in the bar parking lot

An officer patrolling the area of Silver Lake Road and Interstate 694 in the early morning hours of Feb. 6 observed a car parked in a bar parking lot an hour after it had closed. The car’s windows would open from time to time and large puffs of smoke would come out. The officer then followed the car as it left, pulling it over on Innsbruck Drive. The driver, a 28-year-old Roseville woman, admitted to having smoked marijuana and was found to have a small amount of it in her purse, along with drug paraphernalia. She also blew a .088 blood alcohol concentration. Police gave her passenger a ride home and the driver was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fourth-degree DWI and drug possession.

 

Stolen package 

A 57-year-old woman who lives in the 1900 block of Cedar Drive told police Feb. 4 that on Jan. 25 a package containing some $50 worth of Tupperware was stolen from her front porch.

 

 

Shoreview

Cold dog

A caller who lives in the 5900 block of Churchill Street North told police Feb. 1 that a neighbor’s dog had been outside for 45 minutes barking in very cold weather. Deputies headed to the dog’s home and it had already been put inside — the dog’s owner claimed it was never outside for long periods.

 

Curious coyote

A caller who lives in the 1000 block of Lake Beach Drive told police around 9 a.m. on Feb. 4 that a coyote kept wandering into their yard, leaving and coming back. Dispatch told the caller to scare it off, and to watch the “Coyote Clinic” video on Roseville’s website — check it out yourself at www.cityofroseville.com/2814/Coyote-Clinic.

 

Deer collision

A caller alerted deputies Feb. 3 about a deer that had been hit by the vehicle in front of them while driving in the 5700 block of Hodgson Road. The deer’s back legs were apparently broken and it was laying in the middle of the road. Deputies arrived, but the deer had limped into the woods.

 

Lotto looter

A man stole $175 worth of lottery tickets the night of Jan. 28 from the Quick Stop in the 5900 block of Lexington Avenue north.

 

 

St. Anthony

Blackmail

A 23-year-old man told police Jan. 22 that he’d been blackmailed. He said he sent an explicit picture of himself to another party, who demanded $300 to not circulate the photo. The man is out $300.

 

Broken window

A 32-year-old woman told police Jan. 22 that someone smashed the front passenger side window on her car as it was parked in the 2800 block of 38th Avenue. Nothing appeared to have been stolen from the car.

 

Disappearing computer

A 67-year-old woman told police Jan. 25 that her $1,400 laptop was stolen from her home. She said that she’d been working on it earlier that day, then went back to use it that evening and it was gone. 

 

Garage burglary

A 24-year-old woman who lives in the 3800 block of Macalaster Drive told police Jan. 23 that someone snipped the lock on her garage and rummaged through her storage bins inside, though apparently nothing was stolen.

 

Got away with the cough syrup

Employees at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road on Jan. 2 saw two men attempt to leave the store with a cart full of merchandise without paying for it. They chased the men and managed to recover the cart, but the men got into a car and drove off. The employees got the car’s license plate number and turned it over to police. The cart had $321.26 worth of merchandise in it; the store got everything back except for a $9.59 bottle of cough syrup.

 

Habitual barking

Police mailed a citation to a 61-year-old woman who lives in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road on Jan. 25 for allowing her dog to habitually bark.

 

 

Roseville 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• Feb. 3 at County Road C and Cleveland Avenue

 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Jan. 29 in the 1900 block of County Road C

• Jan. 30 in the 200 block of Grandview Avenue

• Feb. 1 at Radisson Hotel

• Feb. 6 in the 2900 block of Mildred Drive

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Jan. 29 in the 1300 block of Belmont Lane

• Jan. 30 in the 1900 block of Walnut Street

• Jan. 30 in the 2400 block of Fairview Avenue

• Jan. 30 at Target

• Feb. 1 at Golf Galaxy

• Feb. 1 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 2 at Pawn America

• Feb. 3 at Guitar Center

• Feb. 3 at DICK’S Sporting Goods

• Feb. 5 at Plato’s Closet (two reports)

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Jan. 30 in the 1200 block of Rose Vista Court

• Feb. 1 in the 2700 block of Asbury Street

• Feb. 1 at Holiday on County Road C

• Feb. 2 in the 200 block of Capitol View Circle

• Feb. 3 in the 2300 block of Woodbridge Street

• Feb. 5 at American Freight Furniture and Mattress

• Feb. 6 at Roseville Area High School

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Feb. 1 at King of Kings Lutheran Church

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Jan. 29 at Walmart

• Jan. 29 at Kohl’s

• Feb. 1 at Walmart

• Feb. 1 at Lunds & Byerlys

• Feb. 2 at DICK’S Sporting Goods

• Feb. 2 at JCPenney

• Feb. 2 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 3 at Kohl’s

 

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• Jan. 29 in the 1900 block of Twin Lakes Parkway

• Feb. 1 at County Road C and Walnut Street

• Feb. 5 at Rice Street and Roselawn Avenue

• Feb. 6 in the 1700 block of Lexington Avenue

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Jan. 29 at Rosedale Center

• Jan. 29 at Motel 6 (two reports)

• Jan. 29 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• Jan. 30 at Motel 6 (three reports)

• Jan. 30 at Denny’s

• Feb. 1 at Radisson Hotel (two reports)

• Feb. 1 at Country Inn & Suites

• Feb. 1 at Speedway on Rice Street

• Feb. 2 at Motel 6

• Feb. 3 at Walmart

• Feb. 5 at Norwood Inn & Suites (two reports)

 

Robbery

Robbery was reported:

• Jan. 29 in the 1700 block of Woodbridge Court

• Feb. 5 at Genysis Credit Union

 

Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• Feb. 2 in the 2800 block of Lakeview Avenue

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