Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published October 30, 2017

Arden Hills

Broken windows

Someone broke into five vehicles parked in a number of parking lots in the 3900 block of Bethel Drive overnight into Oct. 18. All the victims were ages 19 and 20, presumably college students. The prowler or prowlers smashed windows on all the cars and took anything that might prove valuable, including clothing, a first aid kit, a pellet gun and a box of blank “thank you” cards.

False fire

Someone took a fire extinguisher from the Cummings Park pavilion located in the 1200 block of Cummings Park Drive and sprayed it all over the interior of the pavilion, as discovered Oct. 20. Police will check the extinquisher for prints and it’s unclear how much it’ll cost to clean everything.

Suspicous activity

Someone called in a suspicious vehicle in the early morning hours of Oct. 21 in the area of Amble Road and Dellwood Street. Deputies arrived and found a 25-year-old man and a 15-year-old girl in the vehicle. The girl initially lied about who she was but police figured it out and took her home. As her parents came to the door, the girl tried to run off, but eventually she was taken into her house.

Squatter

A 19-year-old man who’d been banned from the apartment complex in the first block of Pine Tree Drive took to squatting in the building’s recreation room anyway. The police came to evict him Oct. 24, and after a brief foot chase, they arrested him and he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for trespassing, obstructing the legal process and fleeing an officer on foot.

Things you can’t do

A man and woman were seen videotaping the comings and goings of employees at the National Guard facility at Hamline Avenue and Highway 96 the morning of Oct. 19. When deputies arrived the couple was gone, though they were given the license plate number of the vehicle they were in, and it was registered to a 49-year-old St. Paul woman.


 

Falcon Heights

DWI

Police arrested a 29-year-old St. Paul woman Oct. 13 at Simpson Street and Garden Avenue for second-degree DWI — she blew a .18 blood alchohol concentration. She was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Hot chips

Employees at the freaky fast sandwich shop in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue told police about an Oct. 13 encounter with a chronic potato chip thief. On previous occasions, the young man came into the shop, grabbed a bag of chips and then left without paying for him. On Oct. 13, an employee followed the man out after his chip heist to confront him. The man swung at the employee and missed, then ran off to a bus. The chips were not recovered.

Instant karma

A car without a handicap placard was parked in a handicap space at apartments in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue Oct. 11, so police checked it out. The driver, a 20-year-old man, had a revoked license and a fifth-degree drugs warrant out of Scott County, so he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.


 

Lauderdale

Counterfeit

Someone used a fake $20 bill at the Super USA convenience store in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue as discovered Oct. 14. Police were given the counterfeit bank note and a description of the person who used it.

Harassment

A 40-year-old man called police from the 1700 block of Malvern Street Oct. 9 to report his neighbor, a 53-year-old man, was yelling at him, in violation of a restraining order. The older man denied the allegation and the case was turned over to investigations.


 

Little Canada

Arrest

Deputies figured they’d check out a house Oct. 20 on Twin Lake Boulevard where a 27-year-old man who was wanted on a felony warrant for possession of burglary tools was known to hang out. He was there, so he was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Domestic assault

The coworker of a 38-year-old woman called police on her behalf Oct. 18 because the woman had texted the person for help. Deputies checked things out and the woman had been assaulted by a 45-year-old Minneapolis man against whom the woman has an order of protection. The man was arrested and police are investigating.

Fraud

A 63-year-old man told police Oct. 23 he’s out $391 after discovering someone fraudulently used his credit card information in California.

Lost and found

A 1999 Honda Civic went missing overnight into Oct. 19 from the 200 block of County Road B2 but shortly thereafter was found, at 11:30 a.m., parked in the first block of Jessica Court, about a mile away.

Stolen lights

Someone stole two LED lights off trailers parked in the 2900 block of Yorkton Boulevard, as reported Oct. 18. It’s a loss of $1,500.

Theft from auto

A 40-year-old man told police Oct. 24 that someone had broken into his car as it was parked in the 100 block of Yorkton Ridge and stolen some cash he keeps in there to pay for parking, but did not steal the jacket or golf equipment that was also in the car.


 

Mounds View

Arrest

Officers were called to the 5300 block of Edgewood Drive on a report of a 14-year-old boy trespassing at a property, and ended up arrested the kid for misdemeanor trespassing.

Burglary

Someone broke into a home in the 5400 block of Jackson Drive Oct. 17. The burglary was during the day while no one was home.

Someone broke into a garage in the 2600 block of Scotland Court as reported Oct. 18, though it’s unclear when the burglary actually happened.

Curfew bust

A group of 13,14 and 15-year-olds were busted for curfew violations at 11:02 p.m. Oct. 16 in the 8100 block of Groveland Road. One of the 15-year-olds found themself in even more trouble, and was arrested for fourth-degree criminal damage to property.

DWI

Police arrested a 35-year-old driver the morning of Oct. 17 who’d been weaving in traffic and unable to stay in his lane in the area of County Road H and Mounds View Boulevard for third-degree DWI, improper lane change, having a cracked windshield and no proof of insurance.

Hit biker(s)

A driver and a cyclist got into an accident in the 5100 block of Edgewood Drive Oct. 16. Police checked things out and there were no injuries — it’s unclear whose fault it was.

Officers responded to a bicyclist/driver accident at County Road H and Mounds View Boulevard just after noon Oct. 19. The bicyclist, described in the police report as a juvenile male, was taken to the hospital.

Loose dog

Police responded to the 5300 block of Quincy Street the evening of Oct. 16 on a report of a loose dog and issued a citation to the 63-year-old man who owns the canine.

Tobacco bust

Police carried out a tobacco compliance check at a convenience store in the 2400 block of County Road I Oct. 19 and ended up arresting and citing a 31-year-old clerk of selling tobacco to a minor.

Slow ride

A 28-year-old man was arrested for fourth-degree DWI Oct 22 at County Road 10 and Woodale Drive after he was spotted driving 20 miles per hour below the speed limit and weaving from side to side. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.


 

New Brighton

Arson

Police and firefighters arrived at a home in the 300 block of Third Avenue SE the evening of Oct. 17 on a report of a fire and found dark smoke billowing from a garage. They talked to two young men who lived at the home with a third roommate, a 28-year-old man. The two said the third roommate had been acting strangely and they thought he was inside the house. He was actually gone, but officers found evidence he’d set the garage on fire. He was later tracked down and charged with first-degree arson, and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Campaign sign thefts

A 75-year-old man reported Oct. 20 the theft of candidate yard signs, supporting Gina Bauman, Sharon Doffing and Susan Erickson, from outside his home in the 2000 block of 29th Avenue NW; a 63-year-old woman reported the same thing from the same block the same day.

DWI

Police stopped a 57-year-old driver at Old Highway 8 and Mounds Avenue the night of Oct. 20 because he made a bad lane change. He smelled like alcohol and seemd impaired — after field sobriety tests he was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for DWI. Police also found a baggie of what they thought was cocaine in the man’s shirt pocket.

Stolen Hondas

A 60-year-old man told police his 1998 Honda Civic was stolen from his driveway in the 700 block of McCallum Drive overnight into Oct. 23. It turned up later in St. Anthony in the 3700 block of Foss Road. The man checked it out and reported a small amount of damage to the car’s interior.

A 53-year-old man told police his 2000 Honda CR-V had been stolen from his apartment parking lot in the 300 block of Old Highway 8 overnight into Oct. 23. The car had been locked and he still had the keys.

Stolen Toyota 

A 79-year-old man told police someone stole his green, 1994 Toyota Camry from the 1100 block of County Road D overnight into Oct. 22. It was later found in Roseville.

Theft

Someone stole construction equipment from a site in the 100 block of 14th Street NW overnight into Oct. 23 — a $70,000 Bobcat and a $5,000 Wacker plate compactor had been taken.


 

Shoreview

Arrest

Police tracked down a 39-year-old Shoreview man who was wanted for malicious punishment of a child, a gross misdemeanor, Oct. 22 at Lexington Avenue and Victoria Street. He was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Bad check

A woman, as identified by security, passed off a fraudulent check for $300 at Kowalski’s Market as reported Oct. 18.

Grandson scam

An 83-year-old woman fell victim to the “grandson in jail” scam and is out $2,000 because of it. Someone called her claiming to be her grandson, who’d been arrested for DWI. She paid the $2,000 using Walmart gift cards in an effort to help him out. None of it was true and the gift cards were cashed out in Canada. Always check with a third party if a family member calls for help, and never ever transfer large sums of money using gift cards — scammers ask for gift cards because they’re nearly impossible to trace.

Hit and runs ...

A 60-year-old man from Blaine rear-ended another car the morning of Oct. 20 at Lexington Avenue and County Road J. The man drove off. Blaine police caught up to him at a Blaine strip mall. He told them he had a chiropractor appointment and that he was going to report the accident afterwards. Police noticed the man was acting strangelly so they called him an ambulance, concerned for his health. The man said he had a “muscle infection” and he was taken to the hospital. Per the man’s insurance company, the man died four days later while at the hospital.

A 42-year-old woman told police Oct. 21 she thought her car was possibly hit while parked at Walmart in Vadnais Heights but she wasn’t sure.

Keyed

A woman told police Oct. 21 her car had been keyed while at Kowalski’s Market in the 400 block of Highway 96. She thought she’d seen the man who did it, and followed him in her car for a short while.

Stolen phones

A thief nabbed three phones, including a Samsung Galaxy and an iPhone 6, from beside basketball courts at the Shoreview Community Center in the 4500 block of Victoria Street as reported by the phones’ teen-aged owners Oct. 20.


 

St. Anthony

Cord cutter

An employee at the cell phone store in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue told police that someone came into the shop Oct. 14 and, while the clerk was distracted, cut the security cord on an iPad and an iPad Mini, stealing both. The store’s out $1,500 for the loss of the tablets.

Detox

A 61-year-old man was found sleeping in the entryway of apartments in the 2500 block of 38th Avenue Oct. 14 — someone called it in since he doesn’t live there. Police came and took the man to detox, since he had a .262 blood alchohol concentration.

Do not call

A 63-year-old man reported receiving several threatening phone calls from an unknown man Oct. 15. Police left a message with the unwanted caller telling him to stop.

Food heist

A man ordered three meals worth a total of $31.19 from Leeann Chin in the 2600 block of 39th Avenue Oct. 15, and took the food without paying for it. Police were given a description of the man.

Please, lock your car

Between Oct. 9 and 15, at least 27 unlocked vehicles were rummaged through in St. Anthony, with many of the reports coming from the neighborhoods between Stinson Boulevard and Silver Lake Road. On some occasions, only change was stolen from the cars; in other instances, items like a $900 laptop computer were lost. In other instances, the prowler used garage door openers found in the unlocked cars to steal items from garages. On Oct. 15, a prowler entered an unlocked 2016 Chevrolet worth $24,000 and, finding a spare car key kept in its glove compartment, stole the car. Lock your vehicle overnight and remove valuables from inside it.

Stolen car

A 54-year-old woman told police Oct. 10 that someone stole her car, worth $3,000, from her apartment building parking lot in the 3200 block of Diamond Eight Terrace.

Stolen snowblower

A 70-year-old man told police Oct. 9 that someone had forced their way into his garage in the 4000 block of Foss Road and stolen his $150 snowblower. The burglar also caused $30 worth of damage to a door handle.

Subway robbery

Someone robbed the sandwich shop in the 2900 block of Pentagon Drive Oct. 10 — a person entered the business, displayed a handgun and demanded cash. Employees handed over an unlisted amount of money and the robber fled. Police checked the area but didn’t find anyone. Police have security footage of the robbery and are investigating.


 

Roseville 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Oct. 24 in the 1600 block of Highway 36

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Oct. 23 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 24 in the 2800 block of Hamline Avenue

• Oct. 24 at Parkview Center School

• Oct. 25 in the 800 block of Lovell Avenue

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Oct. 23 at Country Inn & Suites

• Oct. 23 at Walmart

• Oct. 24 in the 2400 block of Fairview Avenue

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Oct. 23 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 24 in the 1600 block of Highway 36

• Oct. 24 at Target

• Oct. 25 in the 1600 block of Highway 36

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Oct. 23 at Walmart

• Oct. 23 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 24 at Rosedale Commons

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Oct. 23 at Lane Bryant

• Oct. 24 at Motel 6

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Oct. 25 in the 2800 block of Rice Street

 

Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• Oct. 23 in the 1800 block of Shady Beach Avenue 

• Oct. 23 at Cohansey boulevard and County Road B

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