Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published November 5, 2017

Arden Hills

 

Attempted rent theft

Someone tried unsuccessfully to break into the rent drop box at the mobile home park in the 4600 block of Prior Avenue as discovered Oct. 25. Nothing was missing.

 

Pedestrian killed

A 54-year-old St. Paul man was hit and killed by a 60-year-old Arden Hills man, who was exiting Highway 51 near County Road E the rainy night of Oct. 26. The St. Paul man was possibly trying to cross the road. The Arden Hills man was found to be not impaired and has not been charged with a crime. Police are investigating.

 

Sticking it to the man

A disgruntled former employee showed up at a business in the 1200 block of Red Fox Road at noon on Oct. 31. He grabbed a laptop from inside the business and ran off. The man had previously been banned from the place; police are investigating.

 

The company you keep ...

Police spotted a man known as a “prolific burglar” early in the morning of Oct. 25 driving in the area of West Round Lake Road and Highway 96 so they pulled him over. A passenger in the car, a 29-year-old Arden Hills woman, ended up being arrested, because she had a warrant out for her arrest for misdemeanor theft. The man was sent on his way.


 

Falcon Heights

Counterfeits

A patron of the pub in the 1600 block of Larpenteur Avenue paid his or her tab with three counterfeit $20 bills Oct. 19 — staff only realized it once the person was gone. Police took the fake money as evidence.

 

Leave the car, take the sneakers

Someone reported a hit-and-run accident at Snelling and Roselawn avenues Oct. 21 with literal running — people hopped out of one of the cars involved in the crash and ran off carrying tennis shoes, as noted in the police report. Police were given descriptions of the people and are investigating.

 

Lock the car,

take the keys

A 69-year-old man told police Oct. 21 he’d parked his 2016 Chrysler in the 1800 block of Holton Street and left it unlocked with the keys inside it. He came back and the car, worth $28,000, was gone. Later, police were told that the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run accident and St. Paul officers eventually found the Chrysler after it had been abandoned.

 

Property damage

A 60-year-old woman told police Oct. 19 that a tree was cut down in her yard without her permission in the 2200 block of Folwell Avenue. Police have some suspects, but thus far, they’ve been unsuccessful in contacting them.

Staff at the United Church of Christ in the 1700 block of Holton Street reported damage to a handrail at the church — it looked like someone had hit it with a car, causing $400 worth of damage.

 

Psyche out

Police ran a check on a car Oct. 21 in the area of Larpenteur Avenue and Pascal Street. The registered owner of the vehicle had a Washington County drug warrant out for their arrest, so officers pulled the car over. It turned out the driver wasn’t the registered owner of the vehicle, so the person was sent on their way.

 

Stolen package

A 51-year-old woman told police Oct. 17 that someone stole a package worth $55 from her home in the 2100 block of Folwell Avenue.


 

Lauderdale

 

Lock the car

A 26-year-old woman told police that she left her purse in her unlocked car while at the dog park in the 2300 block of Roselawn Avenue Oct. 20, and that someone took the purse. Her friend was also missing some credit cards from her purse, too. By the time the woman reported the theft, some of her credit cards had already been used.

 

Traffic arrests

Police arrested and cited eight people, men and women, ages 21 to 53 for various violations, including driving with a revoked license, having no proof of insurance or expired registration, in the Larpenteur Avenue corridor Oct. 16-22. In one instance, a 28-year-old man who was stopped Oct. 17 at Larpenteur and Eustis Street was arrested for driving with a cancelled license, no proof of insurance, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and having too darkly tinted windows. He was sent on his way and told to expect citations in the mail.


 

Little Canada

 

Assault

A 30-year-old woman from Buffalo was drunk at a sports bar in the 2500 block of Rice Street the night of Oct. 28 and tried to fight a bouncer and use a Taser on him. The woman also attempted to hurt herself. She was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation and may face charges of ineligible possession of a weapon.

 

Broken window

Someone broke the passenger window on a 21-year-old St. Paul woman’s car as it was parked outside the Hookah Hideout in the first block of Little Canada Road the morning of Oct. 26. The woman’s stuff was rummaged through, though nothing seemed to have been taken. A security camera caught a woman doing the deed.

 

Detox

An extremely intoxicated Minneapolis man was found passed out in an apartment building entryway the evening of Oct. 27 in the 2800 block of Market Place Drive. He was taken to Ramsey County detox.

 

Domestic assault

A couple teenage sisters are facing charges of disorderly conduct, terroristic threats and misdemeanor domestic assault after getting into a fight Oct. 27 over the accusation that one of the girls’ boyfriends threatened the other sister. The two 18-year-old boyfriends may be involved in gang activity and a recent shooting in St. Paul; police are investigating.

 

Very suspicious activity

A concerned citizen, knowing there’d been a string of thefts in the area, called the police from the 300 block of Labore Road the morning of Oct. 25, having seen a man and a woman in separate cars driving suspiciously through the neighborhood. Deputies came and tracked them down. The person’s intuition proved correct. The man, a 44-year-old from St. Paul, was driving a stolen Honda Accord and was charged with felony possession of burglary tools — he’d been taking tires off cars with jacks and other equipment. The woman, a 32-year-old, was in a car full of stolen property and was charged accordingly; she also had a Ramsey County warrant out for misdemeanor and felony theft. Based on what was found between the two, police figured they’d been stealing out of cars in apartment building garages.

 

Walk-thru

A drunk guy was trying to get food from the McDonald’s drive thru in the 2500 block of Rice Street by walking through the drive thru, just before midnight Oct. 31. Police came but the man had walked off.


 

Mounds View

 

Do not call

Someone called police to report obscene or harassing phone calls Oct. 23 — the police report says the “case was exceptionally cleared.”

 

Drunk and carrying

Officers stopped a speeding car in the 2300 block of County Road H2 early the morning of Oct. 23 and arrested the 38-year-old Mounds View man driving the car for third-degree DWI, refusing the breath test and carrying a pistol while under the influence of alcohol. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Gas and gotcha

A 30-year-old Coon Rapids man was tracked down and cited for misdemeanor theft after he filled up his tank at the gas station in the 2700 block of Mounds View Boulevard and left without paying Oct. 24.

 

Hungry birds

Someone who lives in the 5200 block of Irondale Road told police Oct. 27 their $150 bird feeder had been stolen.

 

Vandalism

Someone caused more than $500 worth of damage to a vehicle parked in the 2200 block of Mounds View Boulevard overnight into Oct. 28.


 

New Brighton

 

Arrest

Police ran the plates on a car parked outside the LA Fitness in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road Oct. 30 and discovered the car’s owner had a misdemeanor theft warrant out of Hennepin County. The 31-year-old man was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Chemical lotion assault

A 22-year-old Mounds View woman contacted police Oct. 24 after she was treated at the hospital for an allergic reaction to some skin lotion she said a female coworker had tampered with in order to harm her. The 22-year-old said the lotion had a chemical smell when she put it on. Another employee at the pizza place told police they saw the coworker in question, a 27-year-old woman from Crystal, put strong cleaning chemicals into the lotion, but she denied doing so. Police are investigating.

 

DUI

An officer stopped to check on a 32-year-old man who had a flat tire and was attempting to fix it overnight into Oct. 28 in the 500 block of Queens Gate. The cop figured out the man, who’d been driving, was impaired, and the man was arrested for DUI after he failed field sobriety tests.

 

Lock the car

A man told police he’d left his wallet in his unlocked car parked in the 900 block of County Road D. Someone stole it sometime between Oct. 23 and 25. The man is out $100 cash, his driver’s license and bank cards.

 

Marijuana

Police stopped a 31-year-old woman the evening of Oct. 27 at Interstate 694 and Long Lake Road after the woman was seen having a hard time staying in her lane. The woman was impaired and in possession of marijuana, weed and meth pipes, as well as stolen license plates. The woman, who has prior DWI convictions, was booked at the Ramsey county Jail for DWI and drug and paraphernalia possession.

 

Stolen paint sprayers

A 39-year-old man told police Nov. 11 someone opened the tailgate on his Ford F150 while it was parked in the 500 block of True Street NW and stole three paint sprayers, worth an estimated $3,000.

 

Stolen soundsystem

A 37-year-old man told police Nov. 1 someone had smashed the back window of his 2007 GMC Yukon and stolen his amp and speakers from the SUV while it was parked overnight in the 800 block of County Road D.

A 24-year-old woman told police Oct. 30 someone had broken into her car as it was parked in the 1100 block of County Road D overnight into Oct. 29 and stolen her Alpine radio.

 

Stolen yard signs

DFL-supporting yard signs were stolen out of a yard in the 2300 block of Brighton Lane as reported Oct. 29.

 

Two men were spotted stealing DFL-related yard signs from the 2000 block of 29th Avenue NW overnight into Oct. 28. A 74-year-old man and a 63-year-old women both reported seeing the men, or the theft of signs.

 

Theft

A trailer full of tools was stolen from a construction business in the first block of Second Avenue SE as reported Oct. 27. The business is out $6,965 worth of tools.


 

Shoreview

 

Burglary

A homeowner who lives in the 800 block of Lakeview Drive told police she returned home the evening of Oct. 25 and found her front door open, along with open cabinets in the kitchen. She got out of there and called police, who came and searched the area with a police dog. They didn’t find anybody, and nothing seemed to have been broken or stolen in the house.

 

Meth

Deputies responded to an animal hospital in the 1000 block of Highway 96 the morning of Oct. 27 and arrested a 28-year-old Forest Lake man who’d been found sleeping on the floor inside the business. He said he’d been doing methamphetamine for a couple of days and didn’t know how he’d gotten there. Nothing was missing from the business; the man was arrested for trespassing.

 

Scanner scammer

Police cited a 24-year-old St. Paul man for misdemeanor theft at the Target in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue Oct. 27 after he tried to pull a fast one in the self check-out lane by fake-scanning $65 worth of stuff — jackets, frozen chicken and some cabbages.

 

Sneaker fiends

A man told police Oct. 30 his credit cards had been stolen out of his gym bag while he was at the YMCA in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue. A group of people used the cards to buy $3,200 worth of footwear, each person using an individual card each time. Police are investigating.

 

Stolen checks

A person who lives in the 5800 block of Turtle Lake Road told police Oct. 30 that someone had stolen checks out of their mailbox and then used them.


 

St. Anthony

Arrest

Police arrested and cited a 21-year-old man Oct. 22 at St. Anthony Boulevard and Silver Lake Road for driving with a revoked license and “prohibited use of an electronic device while driving.”

 

‘Freaking out’

Police responded to a report of a man “freaking out” in a parked car at the SuperAmerica in the 3200 block of Stinson Boulevard Oct. 19. The man told police he’d been using drugs and an ambulance came and took him to the hospital. Police found stolen property in the man’s car and told Burnsville police about what they’d recovered.

 

From the company truck

A 22-year-old man reported the theft of his jacket, containing his wallet and cash, from a company vehicle parked in the 2900 block of Rankin Road Oct. 16. Another jacket, a gas card and chemicals that belong to the company he works for were also stolen, all said a loss of $650.

 

Game Stop, thief!

A man ran off with a game controller and six video games Oct. 20 from the gaming store in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue without paying for the stuff. He’d said he was going to purchase it, and also asked an employee to grab a game console for purchase, too. When the employee ducked away to grab the console, the man grabbed everything and ran. It’s a $250 loss.

 

Gas and go, to pay later

Someone pumped then never paid for $25.72 worth of gas at the SuperAmerica in the 3200 block of Stinson Boulevard Oct. 18. Based on a license plate number, police were able to track down the gas thief, who paid what was owed to the gas station. The station owner declined to press criminal charges.

 

Hit and run

A hit-and-run accident happened in the 3200 block of Rankin Road Oct. 18, and a witness gave police the license plate number of the car that fled. Police determined the driver of the car was a 17-year-old girl. The person she hit didn’t want to pursue further police action, so the two people exchanged insurance information.

 

Lock the car, redux

A week after some 25 unlocked vehicles were rummaged through overnight in St. Anthony, there were only four reports of the same thing happening between Oct. 16 and 22. All four reports came Oct. 16, and were from the 3100 block of 32nd Avenue, the 3300 block of Croft Drive, the 2600 block of St. Anthony Boulevard and the 2700 block of 32nd Avenue. In only one instance was anything reported lost or stolen; a 22-year-old man told police he was out $150 worth of Frisbee golf discs. Three other people reported their cars rummaged through that same day, though it’s unclear if the cars were locked, or not.

 

Motorcycle fraud

A 50-year-old man told police Oct. 17 he’d bought a motorcycle on eBay and sent off the asking price of $2,200, only to find out the whole thing was a scam.

 

Stolen car

An 80-year-old man told police Oct. 16 someone stole his 2006 Volkswagen from the 3000 block of Old Highway 8 after finding the keys to the car in a different vehicle nearby. The car was worth $1,000.

 

Stolen propane

An employee at the Walgreens in the 3700 block of Silver Lake Road told police Oct. 16 someone had cut the lock on the propane tank cabinet and stolen seven tanks, a loss of $55.

 

Train versus bike

A 44-year-old man told police Oct. 18 that his bike was stolen out of an apartment entryway in the 3800 block of Macalaster Drive. He went looking for it and found parts of it — the $350 bike had evidently been put on train tracks and repeatedly hit by trains.


 

Roseville

 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• Oct. 26 at Roseville Area High School

 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Oct. 26 in the 1800 block of Oxford Street

• Oct. 27 in the 1800 block of Oxford Street

• Oct. 31 in the 2700 block of Woodbridge Street

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Oct. 26 in the 500 block of Sandhurst Drive

• Oct. 27 at Roseville Area High School

• Oct. 27 in the 2500 block of Charlotte Street

• Oct. 27 at Walmart

• Oct. 28 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 28 in the 1700 block of Fernwood Avenue

• Oct. 29 at Country Inn & Suites

• Oct. 29 at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Rice Street

• Oct. 30 at Roseville Area High School

• Oct. 31 at Kohl’s

• Oct. 31 at Rosedale Commons

• Oct. 31 at Rosedale Center

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Oct. 26 in the 100 block of Larpenteur Avenue

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Oct. 26 in the 1900 block of Oakcrest Avenue

• Oct. 28 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 29 in the 2700 block of Rice Street

• Oct. 30 in the 3000 block of Oxford Street

• Oct. 31 in the 2600 block of Snelling Curve

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Oct. 26 at Har Mar Mall

• Oct. 27 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 28 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 30 at Walmart

• Oct. 30 at Kohl’s

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Oct. 26 at Key Inn & Suites

• Oct. 30 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 31 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Oct. 29 at Har Mar Mall

• Oct. 30 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

 

Robbery

Robbery was reported:

• Oct. 31 at Har Mar Mall

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