Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published July 2, 2017

Arden Hills

Burglary

Someone broke into a storage shed in the 1200 block of Amble Road June 25. It’s unclear if anything was taken.


 

Easy pickings

A 45-year-old woman parked her 2014 Ford Escape outside her home the night of June 22, leaving her keys in the cupholder; her driver’s license, checkbook and debit card were also inside it. The next day, she realized her SUV had been stolen. Police found it June 27 in Minneapolis.


 

Nice try

A 32-year-old man had put an ad on Craigslist to sell a cabinet. Someone reached out wanting to buy it, but when he received a check for $1,300 instead of the $300 he was asking for, the man knew immediately that it was a worthless check, that the buyer wanted him to send back $1,000 and that the whole thing was a scam. He called the police June 22 to report the attempted fraud.


 

Theft

A couple guys boosted some tools and irrigation equipment off the back of a University of Northwestern service truck on campus June 26, as seen on security footage, making off with upwards of $1,000 worth of stuff. The camera also caught them attempting to break into a maintenance building, but they didn’t get in.


 

Yanked kayaks

A 70-year-old woman told police someone stole three kayaks off her trailer as it was parked in her driveway in the 3200 block of Johanna Boulevard June 27. She’s out $800 for the boats, for which she didn’t have serial or registration numbers.


 

Falcon Heights

 

Arrest

Police arrested a 49-year-old man June 18 during a traffic stop at Snelling Drive and Roselawn Avenue for an outstanding Hennepin County warrant for theft. He was booked at the Hennepin County Jail.


 

Burglary

A 39-year-old man who lives in the 1600 block of Hollywood Court told police June 17 that someone broke into his house and stole his laptop, iPad, prescription medicine and a duffle bag.


 

City council meeting disturbance

The June 14 Falcon Heights City Council meeting got so tense during public comment that, to quote the police report, “One speaker was threatened and left in fear.” Police came but nobody involved with the disturbance was still there.

 

Small amounts of marijuana

Two 25-year-old men were stopped June 15 at Larpenteur and Hamline avenues and each were cited for petty misdemeanor possession of small amounts of marijuana. The driver was also cited for speeding and an illegal window-tint job.

 

 

Stolen bottle

Someone walked out of Merwin Liquors in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue June 21 with a bottle of booze that they hadn’t paid for, a loss of $35.

 

Lauderdale

 

Arrest

A 32-year-old man stopped June 14 at Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280 was arrested and cited for driving with a revoked license and for not having proof of insurance. A passenger in the car, a 37-year-old man, was arrested for fifth-degree possession of controlled substances — methamphetamine, marijuana and pills — and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.


A 39-year-old man stopped at Highway 280 and Como Avenue June 15 was arrested for felony possession of meth and driving with a cancelled license. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.


 

Curfew violation

A couple kids were out past curfew June 12 in the area of Como Avenue and Eustis Street. The cops took them home.


 

Little Canada

 

Assault

Someone punched a guy who works at the gas station in the 2600 block of Rice Street in the face, as reported June 26. The guy told police puncher was the boyfriend of a coworker. Police don’t know why the guy swung.


 

Punching through walls

A 22-year-old man called police June 26 from his apartment complex in the 300 block of Labore Road to report that someone left their garage open, that someone entered it and then punched through the wall to get into his garage unit. A $100 speaker and $120 amplifier were stolen. Management is looking at security footage. 


 

Rage in old age

A couple senior citizens assaulted a 33-year-old man at a popular watering hole in the 2500 block of Rice Street just before 7 p.m. June 24. A 67-year-old Maplewood man came into the bar and was refused service because he was already blotto; he and his companion, a 65-year-old woman, proceeded to harass customers, including the 33-year-old, resulting in the assault. The older man was cited for disorderly conduct and so was the woman, who was also cited for obstructing the legal process — she’d gotten up in the face of a responding deputy. The two were taken to the Ramsey County Jail and 86’d from the bar.


 

Theft

A 23-year-old man who was moving stuff from his car to his apartment in the 100 block of County Road B2 June 24 is out his Xbox, its games and some clothing, after someone got into his unlocked car while he was gone.


 

Vandalism

Someone rummaged through seven work trucks parked at On Site Sanitation in the 100 block of Woodlynn Avenue as reported June 26 — some of the vehicles had smashed windows and a dash camera was stolen out of one of them.


 

Mounds View

 

BB gunning

A kid shooting a BB gun at the fire alarm at apartments in the 2600 block of Scotland Court June 26 managed to set the alarm off with a direct hit.


 

Burglary

A 38-year-old woman told police June 28 someone broke into her house in the 5700 block of Cornell Drive and stole about $908 worth of stuff, including an Xbox, games and cash.


 

Burglary/gas leak

Some scrappers broke into a house in the 2100 block of Oakwood Drive going after copper piping. In the process, the burglars cut a gas line causing a gas leak, to which officers responded June 27.

 

IRS scam

A 74-year-old woman told police June 28 she was out $500, having fallen victim to an IRS scam. Let it be known: the Internal Revenue Service will not call you if you owe it money, but will contact you via mail.


 

Rummaging through cars

A prowler got into a car in the 5500 block of Saint Stephen Street as reported June 26 but didn’t seem to steal anything. A 35-year-old woman told police that same day someone stole change from her car after rummaging through it — the car was parked in the 2200 block of Pinewood Drive.


 

Stealthy gas and go

A car sporting stolen license plates gassed up with $42.46 worth of petrol at the Holiday in the 2700 block of Mounds View Boulevard June 22 and then left without paying.


 

New Brighton

 

Broken door

“I did it, I broke the door trying to get in,” the 35-year-old man reportedly told police June 24 at apartments in the 2600 block of Rice Creek Road after officers were dispatched on a report of a man trying to break a door. The man caused about $500 of damage smashing a glass window on the door.


 

Burglary

Someone broke into a garage in the 1900 block of County Road E as reported June 26 and got into a car that was parked inside. The 52-year-old woman who reported the burglary told police the prowler made off with $100 cash and her checkbook, which had been in her car, which had been locked, along with the garage.


 

Change fiend

Someone hit up a number of cars in the 100 block of 19th Avenue SW as reported June 25. A 61-year-old man told police someone got into his car and stole some quarters and an old cell phone. A 35-year-old woman reported the theft of $80 sunglasses and $10 worth of change from her car, while a 40-year-old man told police someone rummaged through his car, too, but nothing seemed to have been taken.


 

DWI

Police pulled over a 45-year-old woman who’d made some poor driving moves June 29 at Old Highway 8 and County Road D. Finding she was intoxicated, she was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for DWI.


Police got a noise complaint from the area of Sunnyside Terrace and Sunbow Lane June 28 and responded, encountering a drunk 43-year-old man on a motorcycle. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for DWI.


 

No known enemies, but ...

A 23-year-old woman called police June 29 from the 1400 block of Piper Drive because she thought she’d heard gunfire, but when police arrived they found her car had been pelted with rocks. Several windows were broken or damaged — including her windshield — and both her side mirrors were damaged. She told police she doesn’t have any known enemies though she did say someone, two weeks back, had put a dead rat in her mailbox.


 

Package theft

A 52-year-old woman reported a missing package June 21 that had been delivered to her place in the 2700 block of Lindsey Court. It was marked as delivered in the tracking, but she never saw it at her door or in her mailbox. 


 

Stolen slots

A 57-year-old man told police June 22 that someone had broken into his house in the 1200 block of 12th Avenue NW and stolen two non-functioning slot machines and a wet/dry vac out of his basement, leaving behind two functioning slot machines. Police have some evidence and figure the stolen slots might show up at a pawn shop.


 

Shoreview

 

Almost fraud

A 17-year-old girl posted a babysitting ad online and got a job. She spoke to her “client” on the phone and was sent a $3,500 check as pre-payment for an upcoming job. She was told, “Oops, I overpaid you,” and she was instructed to keep $800 and send the rest of the overpayment back as cash. She went to do as she was told, and only the bank, realizing the whole thing was a setup, was able to save her from being out $1,700.


 

Assault?

Someone called police June 26 to report a couple guys assaulting another man at Royal Oaks Drive and Sherwood Road. Police came and everybody was gone, including the caller.


 

Don’t ‘buy’ stuff with gift cards

An 18-year-old man was browsing Craigslist and found a motorcycle for sale. He contacted the owner and ended up getting two $500 eBay gift cards as instructed to pay for the motorcycle. He paid June 16 and was supposed to get the cycle on June 18. It never came. He was out $1000 and reported the scam June 21.


 

Graffiti

When some graffiti and scattered shipping boxes were found outside Deluxe Corporation in the 3600 block of Victoria Street June 27, a look back at security footage showed a suspicious van parked in its lot the night before.


 

Stolen Kawasaki

Somone stole a Kawasaki motorcycle from the 1500 block of Hall Street as reported June 26. Police have its VIN number and will keep an eye out for it.


 

Theft

A 32-year-old Woodbury woman told police June 27 she’d been visiting her boyfriend in the 400 block of Harriet Circle, with her car parked there for only about two hours, and when she returned to it someone had messed with it. The door was open, her windshield had been damaged and a rearview mirror had been broken off. Worse yet, her purse had been stolen — it contained her bank card and ID — as well as $400 worth of jewelry.


 

St. Anthony

 

Counterfeits

Employees at the Walgreens in the 3700 block of Silver Lake Road told police June 14 that the previous day two people paid for items with counterfeit bills. In the first instance, a person paid for a purchase with three counterfeit $100 bills. Immediately after, a second person made a purchase with a fake $50 bill. The two people were then seen leaving in the same car; police are investigating.


 

Full-cart discount

Someone almost made off with $399.94 worth of groceries as they walked out of the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road June 16 with a full cart. Employees confronted the person and they ditched the soon-to-be stolen goods and hopped into a waiting car. Police were given the getaway car’s license plate number.


Two men, ages 29 and 24, stole $18 worth of stuff from Cub and ran off June 18, but police were able to track them down after checking the area. They were both arrested and released with citations for misdemeanor theft.


 

Lock the car

An 18-year-old man told police someone stole his wallet out of his unlocked car as it was parked in the 4000 block of Shamrock Drive June 16. He’s out some cash and his ID.


 

Scrapper

Police saw a suspicious person lurking around the Lowry Grove trailer park in the 2500 block of Lowry Avenue June 13. When he left the park, police stopped the person, identifying him as a 31-year-old man. The man told officers he was taking scrap metal from vacant trailers. The Lowry Grove manager signed a citizen’s arrest against the man and he was written a citation for misdemeanor theft.


 

Stolen bike

A 60-year-old woman who lives in the 3000 block of Armour Terrace told police June 14 she’d closed her garage door the night before, but then that morning it was open, and her $850 bike was gone.


 

Yelling at cops

While officers were out on patrol June 16 in the area of Silver Lake Road and St. Anthony Boulevard, someone in a passing car threw a small item at their squad car. The person, identified as a 15-year-old boy, then leaned out the car window and cursed and yelled at the officers. The boy was arrested and cited for disorderly conduct, was taken to the police department and then released to his mother.


 

Roseville 

 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• June 21 in the 200 block of North McCarrons Boulevard

• June 21 at Fireside Hearth & Home

• June 21 in the 2600 block of Mackubin Street


 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• June 21 in the 2800 block of Fairview Avenue

• June 21 at Rosedale Commons

• June 21 at Shell Gas


 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• June 21 Norwood Inn & Suites


 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• June 21 in the 1200 block of Ryan Avenue


 

Shoplifting was reported:

• June 21 at Har Mar Mall


 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• June 21 at Motel 6


 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• June 21 in the 2700 block of Virginia Avenue

• June 21 in the 2800 block of Rice Street


 

Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• June 21 in the 1800 block of Alameda Street

• June 21 in the 1900 block of Victoria Street


 

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