Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published November 12, 2017

Arden Hills

 

Stolen car

A 27-year-old woman told police Nov. 7 that sometime that same day her car, a 2016 Ford Festiva, was stolen from the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue.


 

Falcon Heights

Arrest

A 28-year-old man blew through a couple of stop signs in the area of Snelling and Crawford avenues Oct. 23, so police pulled him over. He was arrested and cited for the moving violations and for driving on a suspended license.

A 24-year-old man stopped Oct. 28 at Cleveland and Folwell avenues was arrested for gross misdemeanor no proof of insurance, based on his two previous no proof of insurance convictions, along with driving with a cancelled license and speeding. He was released and promised he would be formally charged at a later date.

 

Lock your car

A 42-year-old woman told police Oct. 26 that someone had rummaged through her unlocked car as it was parked in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue. Nothing seems to have been taken.

 

Stolen catalytic converter

Someone went under a van and stole its catalytic converter while it was parked in the 1500 block of Crawford Avenue as reported by the 57-year-old man who owns the van Oct. 24.


 

Lauderdale

Arrest

Police stopped a car at Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280 Oct. 29 and arrested and cited its driver, a 26-year-old woman, for driving with a suspended license and having no insurance. A passenger in the car, a 22-year-old man, was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for an outstanding Ramsey County warrant for obstruction.

 

Broken window

A 22-year-old man told police Oct. 29 someone smashed a window on his car while it was parked in the underground garage at apartments in the 1600 block of Pleasant Street and stole his gym bag, inside of which were running shoes and workout clothing, a loss of $200.

 

Dog park prowler

A 51-year-old man told police Oct. 28 someone had rummaged through his car while it was parked at the dog park at Community Park in the 1800 block of Roselawn Avenue. He told police another woman had said someone had gotten into her car, but she left before officers arrived. Roseville police arrested a possible suspect, a 26-year-old man.


 

Little Canada

A fateful meal

A 43-year-old man skipped out on his court date, accused of having stolen $4,000 from a White Bear Lake woman, and must have thought he was in the clear when he went to have breakfast at the McDonald’s in the 2200 block of Rice Street at about 7:30 a.m. Nov. 3. However, the same woman who accused him of theft saw him eating at the fast food joint, told the police where he was, and he was arrested that morning on his Hennepin County warrant for failing to appear in court.

 

So-called friends

A 58-year-old man told police Nov. 7 that he suspects a friend of his daughter’s, a Little Canada woman, who’d stayed at their place two days prior, of stealing various items from the house in the 100 block of Big Circle Drive. The man said he first noticed a Samsung Note 3 cell phone, worth $500, was missing. A day later, he noticed more things, worth about $250, including prescription drugs, a coffee maker and agate rocks, were missing. He told police he thinks the woman might have stolen a house key, too, so he had the locks changed. Police are investigating.

 

Stolen, or lost, wallet

A 24-year-old St. Croix woman filled up at the BP in the 300 block of Little Canada Road Nov. 1 and left, realizing a bit after that she was missing her wallet. She went back to the station to see if the billfold had turned up, seeing receipts of hers near the pump she’d used, but the wallet was gone. She told deputies about the incident Nov. 5, and admitted she doesn’t know if the wallet was lost or stolen. She cancelled her debit card and there was no attempted fraudulent activity on the card.

 

Stolen school supplies

A teeenage boy told police Nov. 4 that someone had stolen a backpack from his car as it was parked in the 400 block of Labore Road. The kid is out $400 worth of stuff, including a laptop, battery pack and school supplies; he told deputies he figures the thief got in through his car door that doesn’t lock.


 

Mounds View

Car versus deer

Details are few, though police took a report of a car versus deer accident Nov. 5 around 11 a.m. in the 7500 block of Silver Lake Road.

 

Grandkid in jail scam

A resident told police Oct. 31 they were out $6,000 after falling victim to a “grandchild in jail” scam. In such scams, ne’er-do-wells call elderly people claiming to be a younger relative who’s been locked up and needs help. In this instance, the scammer requested bail, or lawyer’s fees, to be paid in Target gift cards. If someone calls you out of the blue claiming to be a family member in need of help, verify it with a third party family member. And if anyone ever wishes to recieve payment for anything in the form of gift cards, it’s a scam. Criminals ask for gift card payment because such cards, like cash, are nearly impossible to trace.

 

Hit and run

A resident called police to report their mailbox had been hit by a vehicle and damaged Oct. 31 in the 2800 block of Sherwood Drive. The person told police they saw an older, small silver SUV fleeing the area.

 

Sweepstakes scam

A resident told police Oct. 31 they were out $6,600 after falling victim to a sweepstakes scam. A word to the wise — if someone comes out of the blue and tells you they have a large sum of money for you, but first you have to pay them a relatively smaller sum of cash in order to get it, judge it too good to be true and walk away.

 

Tool theft

Someone broke into a work trailer parked in the 2400 block of Mounds View Boulevard as reported Nov. 3, stealing more than $13,500 worth of construction equipment.


 

New Brighton

Broken window

An officer came across a Toyota Highlander parked on the wrong side of the road in the 1000 block of County Road D the morning of Nov. 6 with its passenger side window shattered. The officer notified the registered owner, a 40-year-old New Brighton woman, and told her about the window. The woman later told police an empty jewelry box and the vehicle’s registration papers were stolen.

A 36-year-old New Brighton woman told police someone broke into her 1997 Jeep Cherokee as it was parked in the 2500 block of Rice Creek Road and stole a black pouch containing various items. The thief broke a rear window to get in; the pouch and whatever it held were worth $85.

 

Gas/go

A man filled up with $45.30 worth of gas at the Exxon station in the 200 block of County Road E2 the morning of Nov. 4 and drove off in a black car with dealer plates, without paying.

 

Hit and run

Someone hit the sign promoting Atonement Lutheran’s holiday event as discovered at the church located in the 1900 block of Silver Lake Road Nov. 2. Police could tell a driver jumped the curb and hit the sign, pulling its posts out of the ground. There were tire tracks in the grass and small car parts, showing the suspect vehicle was red, strewn on the sidewalk and yard. Police have no leads.

 

Secure everything at the gym

A 44-year-old New Brighton man told police Nov. 6 someone stole his 2014 Prius after lifting his car keys from his gym bag in an unlocked gym locker at the LA Fitness in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road. The car contained a MacBook Pro laptop computer as well as the man’s credit cards. The man contacted his bank and found someone had fraudulently used the card to make a $550 purchase at a sporting goods store in St. Paul, and another $550 charge on another card at a St. Paul shoe store. Police have no suspects.

A 34-year-old New Brighton man told police Nov. 5 he’d left his wallet in his jeans in an unlocked gym locker at the LA Fitness in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road and someone had stolen the wallet. The thief went on to use the man’s debit card for a $574.05 purchase at a Minneapolis Target. 


 

St. Anthony

Burglary

Police headed to the SuperAmerica in the 3200 block of Stinson Boulevard Oct. 23 responding to an alarm call. They found a 51-year-old man crawling out of the gas station’s front door, so they arrested and searched him. The man was in possession of cash, several ID cards, gift cards, rewards cards and other papers. Officers called an ambulence to check the man out, and he was cleared. He was booked at the Hennepin County Jail for second-degree burglary and for an outstanding Anoka County warrant for escaping from custody. The gas station reported pry marks on the door and that its glass had been broken. The man nearly made off with $113 worth of cash and $1602.66 worth of cigarettes.

 

Forged prescription

A 20-year-old man ran out of the Walgreens in the 3700 block of Silver Lake Road Oct. 27 after employees figured out he was trying to pass off a forged prescription for drugs. Investigators tracked the man down since he’d left identifying information at the store and questioned him, and he may be facing charges of fifth-degree controlled substance violation.

 

Fraud

A 28-year-old woman told police Oct. 23 that a loan she hadn’t taken out had been approved using her Social Security number.

 

No such thing as a free lunch ...

Employees at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road saw several people eating deli food and then putting merchandise in bags, who left without paying. The staffers jotted down the license plate of the car the people left in; the grocery store is out about $200 worth of food.

 

Racist graffiti

A 25-year-old man told police Oct. 24 that someone had written a racist statement in marker on the door of his apartment building, located in the 2500 block of 38th Avenue. Management washed it off at a reported cost of $100; police have information about a possible suspect.

 

Vandalism

An 80-year-old man told police Oct. 25 someone had used a marker to draw lines on his car as it was parked at apartments in the 2500 block of 38th Avenue. The line-drawer caused some $300 worth of damage.

 

Recovered car

Police out on patrol found an unoccupied car listed as stolen out of New Brighton in the 3700 block of Foss Road Oct. 24. New Brighton PD came and towed it away.


 

Shoreview

Bottle service

A man with a beard wearing a black jacket stole four bottles of alcohol from Kowalski’s Market in the 400 block of Highway 96 as reported Nov. 7.

 

Burglary

A 30-year-old woman told police someone had broken into her garage in the 4100 block of Lexingotn Avenue sometime over the weekend of Nov. 4.

 

Burglary and threats

A 21-year-old Shoreview woman sold a Playstation 3 game console, controllers and games to a 19-year-old St. Paul man. The evening of Nov. 5, the man went to the woman’s house and forced his way in, demanding his money back claiming the console was defective. The man had arrived at the home in a blue van and an 18-year-old St. Paul man had come with him and stayed in the vehicle — the older man threatened the woman, telling her his friend might have to go get a weapon. The 19-year-old then left the house and got into the van — the woman and neighbors later told officers they then heard a gunshot. Deputies came and searched for the men, finding the video gaming items in a bag on the ground. They tracked down the men, finding the 19-year-old with a live round on his lap, but they didn’t find a gun, neither in the van nor discarded in the surrounding area. The 19-year-old was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for burglary and terroristic threats; deputies brought the other man to his St. Paul home.

 

Gas and go

A Chevrolet with Wisconsin plates filled up and then left without paying at a gas station in the 5900 block of Rice Creek Parkway Nov. 5 — police checked but the plates weren’t on the correct vehicle.

 

Theft from auto

A 31-year-old Shoreview man told police Nov. 5 that someone had gotten into his vehicle as it was parked in the 4100 block of Sylvia lane sometime overnight the day before or that same day. The prowler stole unknown items.


 

Roseville 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• Nov. 1 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street

• Nov. 4 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 5 at Har Mar Mall

• Nov. 6 at Har Mar Mall

• Nov. 6 in the 2000 block of Rice Street

 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Nov. 1 in the 1100 block of Dionne Street

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Nov. 1 in the 2700 block of Victoria Street

• Nov. 1 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 1 at Kohl’s

• Nov. 2 at Walmart

• Nov. 2 in the 1600 block of Terrace Drive

• Nov. 2 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 3 at Kohl’s

• Nov. 3 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 3 at Target

• Nov. 4 at Walmart

• Nov. 4 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 4 at Sprint Store

• Nov. 5 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 5 at Target

• Nov. 5 at Walmart

• Nov. 7 at Motel 6

• Nov. 7 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 7 at Ulta Beauty 

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Nov. 3 at Walmart

• Nov. 3 in the 1600 block of County Road B

• Nov. 4 at LA Fitness

• Nov. 5 at Har Mar Mall

• Nov. 7 in the 1800 block of Highway 36 Service Drive

• Nov. 7 in the 600 block of Highway 36

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Nov. 6 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 7 at Chili’s

• Nov. 7 at Red Lobster

• Nov. 7 at Brimhall Elementary School

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Nov. 1 at Har Mar Mall

• Nov. 1 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• Nov. 3 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 4 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 4 at Walmart 

• Nov. 5 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue 

• Nov. 5 at Walmart

• Nov. 6 at Best Buy

• Nov. 6 at Kohl’s

• Nov. 7 at Rosedale Center

 

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• Nov. 4 at Victoria Street and Hoyt Avenue

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Nov. 1 at Motel 6

• Nov. 1 at Har Mar Mall

• Nov. 2 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• Nov. 3 at McDonald’s on Snelling Avenue

• Nov. 3 at Radisson Hotel

• Nov. 3 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 3 at Joe Senser’s Sports Theater

• Nov. 4 at Motel 6

• Nov. 4 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Nov. 5 at Shell Gas

• Nov. 6 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

• Nov. 7 at Key Inn & Suites

• Nov. 7 at Motel 6

• Nov. 7 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Nov. 7 at Rosedale Center

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Nov. 1 in the 2200 block of Victoria Street

• Nov. 2 in the 600 block of Shryer Avenue

• Nov. 3 in the 1800 block of Alameda Street

• Nov. 3 at Walmart

• Nov. 4 in the 1700 block of Marion Street

• Nov. 4 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 6 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

• Nov. 7 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

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