Some really don’t like it hot in Falcon Heights

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Review police reports April 26, 2016.


Falcon Heights


BP store robbed in Lauderdale


St. Anthony Village police responded to a report of a potential armed robbery the morning of April 19 at the BP gas station in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue in Lauderdale, according to a Lauderdale city release. 

An employee reported that a man had robbed the convenience store, taking merchandise and cash, and had fled on foot. The employee gave a description of the man to police.

Shortly after responding to the call, police tracked down a man who fit the description of the suspect in the area of Como Avenue and Eustis Street. While police detained him, they brought the store employee to the scene and the suspect was identified as the person who had robbed the store. Cash and stolen items were also recovered.

The suspect was arrested and booked for robbery. The store clerk said the robber implied he had a weapon but never showed it, and no weapon was found.

No one was injured during incident.




No false reporting here: A 55-year-old woman was arrested and cited April 4 at Larpenteur Avenue and Coffman Street for driving with a suspended license and having no proof of insurance on demand. What earned her a trip to the Hennepin County Jail was her outstanding Hennepin County warrant for falsely reporting a crime to police.


Some really don’t like it hot


A suspicious man was seen exiting an apartment building basement carrying an air conditioner in the 1600 block of Snelling Avenue April 4. Police responded though they were unable to catch up with the suspect. When officers contacted the landlord, they discovered $4,550 worth of air conditioners, or 13 of the units, were missing. Police later caught up with two men, 27 and 31, who were arrested in connection with the case and are currently chilling in jail on charges of burglary.




Somehow nefarious folks keep finding these unlocked garages — a 92-year-old man reported someone entered his unlocked parking structure April 10. The prowler nabbed a set of keys, a library card and AAA card. There was no loss value reported.






For the 34-year-old man pulled over at Hunting Valley Road and Como Avenue April 5, the outstanding felony warrant he has in Texas was the least of his immediate worries. Police arrested him for giving false information to police, obstructing the legal process, possession of a hypodermic needle and possession of methamphetamine. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.




A 19-year-old man told police he was kidnapped from St. Paul and brought to a place in the 1600 block of Eustis Street where he was assaulted. Paramedics responded and treated the victim for minor injuries. Police, including St. Paul officers, are investigating.


Can I see some ID before you drive my car?


It’s expedient to check for a driver’s license before you let friends drive your car. So learned a 21-year-old man, a passenger in his own car, who was arrested and cited April 8 at Highway 280 and Como Avenue for allowing the illegal operation of his motor vehicle. He was also cited for having no proof of insurance. The 26-year-old man driving the car had a revoked license. Beyond that, the guy had a felony warrant out for his arrest in Hennepin County for third-degree assault, which got him a trip to the Ramsey County Jail.




He pawned the necklace but kept the gun? A 31-year-old man reported to police April 8 that after he let his 28-year-old male relative stay with him at his place in the 1800 block of Walnut Street, a necklace valued at just more than $2,000 went missing, along with a gun, valued at $650. The victim got the gun back, but the necklace was pawned. Police are on the lookout for the victim’s relative, who seems unlikely to be crashing again on Walnut Street, any time soon.


Little Canada




A father summoned police to an apartment in the 100 block of Little Canada Road April 15 because of an unwanted person in the home — his daughter’s 24-year-old boyfriend. According to police, the father didn’t want the man living with them anymore. Deputies found the boyfriend in a bedroom and arrested him — he was also wanted on a warrant for a parole violation.



Some don’t like it cold


It was chilly enough on April 19 for a resident in the 100 block of Demont Avenue to start his car up to let it warm — please be wary of leaving your car unlocked and running. A neighbor noticed a 27-year-old man from St. Paul getting into the running car and called police. When deputies arrived they tracked the man in question to an apartment entryway. The 27-year-old told them he got in the car because he was cold. He was arrested for tampering with a motor vehicle and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.




If you’re paying a bill with a check, make sure to drop it in a locked U.S. Postal Service box — scammers see outgoing envelopes in residential mailboxes as easy pickings. So learned a customer who tried to pay Certipro Painting, a business in the 3100 block of Edgerton Street, by leaving an outgoing check in his or her mailbox. A Certipro employee called police to say someone had stolen a customer’s check. Certipro never got it but the bank said it was cashed.






Thefts were reported:

• April 14 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• April 14 in the 900 block of Sherren Street

• April 14 at the Roseville OVAL

• April 15 at Gordmans

• April 15 at Pawn America

• April 15 at Har Mar Mall

• April 15 at Wal-Mart

• April 15 in the 2000 block of Lexington Avenue

• April 16 at Wal-Mart

• April 17 at Wal-Mart

• April 17 at Rosedale Center

• April 18 at LA Fitness

• April 18 in the 1600 block of County Road B

• Arpil 18 at Gordmans

• April 18 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• April 20 at Roseville Area High School

• April 20 in the 3000 block of Lexington Avenue


Thefts from auto were reported:

• April 17 in the 3000 block of Patton Road

• April 17 in the 2400 block of Dale Street

• April 18 in the 1800 block of Huron Avenue


Shoplifting was reported:

• April 14 at Har Mar Mall

• April 14 at Rosedale Center

• April 14 at Target

• April 15 at Kohl’s

• April 16 at Target

• April 17 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• April 17 at JCPenney Optical

• April 17 at Rosedale Center

• April 18 at Wal-Mart

• April 18 at Kohl’s

• April 18 at JCPenney Optical

• April 20 at Wal-Mart




Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• April 16 at Highway 36 and Cleveland Avenue

• April 17 at Dale Street and Highway 36

• April 17 in the 600 block of County Road D

• Arpil 18 in the 2300 block of Fairview Avenue


Disorderly Conduct


Disorderly conduct was reported:

• April 14 at Roseville City Hall

• April 14 at Super 8 Motel

• April 16 at Wal-Mart

• April 18 at Motel 6

• April 18 at Rosedale Commons

• April 20 at Har Mar Mall

• April 20 at Best Buy


Property Damage


Criminal damage to property was reported:

• April 16 in the 200 block of Larpenteur Avenue

• April 18 at Fantasy Flight Games Center

• April 20 in the 1800 block of Chatsworth Street North




Robbery was reported:

• April 15 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

• April 15 at Motel 6


Shots Fired


Shots were reportedly fired:

• April 18 in the 1700 block of Larpenteur Avenue



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