Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published December 17, 2017

Arden Hills

Burglary

A 59-year-old woman told police her business, Pot o’ Gold bingo hall in the 700 block of Connelly Avenue, was burglarized Dec. 10. The prowler got in and managed to pop open a pop machine, stealing $380 in coins and small bills.


 

Falcon Heights

Grocery getter

A 33-year-old woman told police Dec. 3 she’d unloaded her groceries at her apartment in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue and gone to move her car; when she returned, her groceries were gone. Apartment management wasn’t around to look at security footage; the woman is out $30.

 

Package theft

A neighbor witnessed the theft of a package from a neighbor’s home in the 1400 block of Idaho Avenue as reported Nov. 29. The 63-year-old man whose package was stolen told police he was unsure of the value of the items that were taken. The witness gave police a description of the thief and a partial license plate number.

 

Stolen wallet

A 30-year-old woman told police someone stole her wallet from her car while it was parked in an underground garage at her apartment building in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue as reported Nov. 29. She didn’t know the wallet had been stolen until she saw unauthorized charges on her bank account; the loss of her wallet, cash and cards comes out to about $26.

 

Van tagger

A 37-year-old man told police Nov. 29 someone had spray painted on his company van while it was parked in the 1900 block of Autumn Street.


 

Lauderdale

Silent nights

It was a relatively quiet week Nov. 27 to Dec. 2 in Lauderdale. Beyond the usual tickets for driving with bad licenses in the Highway 280 corridor, an intoxicated 18-year-old man who blew a .19 blood alcohol concentration was cited for underage consumption after he was stopped as a passenger in a car at 280 and Larpenteur Avenue Dec. 2.


 

Little Canada

All was quiet in Little Canada.


 

Mounds View

Police reports from Mounds View were not available this week.


 

New Brighton

A couple Dews, all don’ts

A couple of thieves showed up at the Circle K in the 200 block of County Road E2 the afternoon of Dec. 6. One man, who was driving the car they came in, got out and pumped $62.49 worth of gas into the vehicle and a gas cannister. Another man, a passenger in the car, went into the store and grabbed two 20 oz. bottles of Mountain Dew; he ducked into the bathroom with the sodas and pocketed them. Heading towards the door, the man grabbed four bottles of brake fluid and pocketed those too. The men left in the car without paying for anything and the gas station is out $74.45, all said.

 

Theft

A 48-year-old man told police Dec. 9 that $620 worth of stuff had been stolen out of his locked locker at the LA Fitness in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road. The theft happened within a two-hour timeframe and even though the man reported it immediately, his credit cards had already been used at Walmart and Best Buy.


 

Shoreview

Card fraud

A 43-year-old woman told police Dec. 7 she’d noticed $900 worth of fraudulent charges on her credit card.

 

Deer down

Someone called police to report an injured deer in wetlands near the 5900 block of Ridge Creek the morning of Dec. 11, though the police report did not include what happened next.

 

Grandchild scam

A 74-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man are out $2,200 after falling victim to the “grandchild in jail scam,” as reported to police Dec. 11. In such a scam, a crook claims to be a loved one in jail in need of cash for bail or other help. In this case, the loving grandparents wired off the cash, which is an untraceable way to transfer money, preferred by criminals. If someone calls out of the blue and needs your help — as in money — verify the situation with a known, third party.

 

Lock the car, always

An opportunistic prowler got into an unlocked truck belonging to men ages 43 and 45 at a construction site in the 300 block of Harbor Lane Dec. 8 and stole two iPhones worth $1,000 each, as well as a $700 9mm handgun. Police have no suspects.


 

St. Anthony

Attempted cell phone heist

Officers responded to a hold up alarm at a cell phone store in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue Nov. 30. An employee told police four men entered the store and while two of them distracted the clerk, two others went into the back room of the business and exited with boxes full of phones. The employee told the men to leave the phones or that the employee would call police; the two distracting the clerk then took the clerk’s phone and iPad. 

The four left the store. Officers checked the area and found the four men, identifying them as two 21-year-olds, a 20-year-old and a 19-year-old. Officers figured out the car they were driving was stolen out of Eden Prairie, and that property inside the car had been stolen from Mendota Heights and Woodbury. The clerk’s phone and iPad were returned, as well as the 18 other stolen phones, which had a value of more than $15,000. All four men were booked at the Ramsey County Jail for felony motor vehicle theft and felony burglary.

 

Eggs

A 54-year-old woman told police her home in the 3200 block of 32nd Avenue was egged as reported Dec. 3, and after cleaning up she’d noticed some damage to her siding. Beyond reporting the incident, the woman requested no futher police action.

 

Car surfer

As told to police Nov. 27 by an employee at the plumbing supply business in the 3900 block of Foss Road: An employee saw a car enter the business parking lot and load copper piping into the vehicle — copper is a favorite of scrappers and thieves for its resale value. The car began to drive backwards out of the lot. The employee who saw the car enter jumped on its hood and the people inside the car threw the copper out of the vehicle. The employee hopped off the hood of the car and it drove off. Police have security footage of the attempted theft and the Hennepin County Crime Lab processed the scene. Police sent out the license plate number of the car that nearly stole some $1,100 worth of copper to other metro law enforcement agencies.

 

Theft

An employee at a business in the 2800 block of Anthony Lane reported the theft of a skid pallet from behind the business Nov. 28, a loss of $50.

Police cited a 16-year-old boy for misdemeanor theft Nov. 28 after he was caught attempting to steal $39.99 worth of merchandise from the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road. Since his parents couldn’t be reached, he was released to his adult brother.

Police cited a 51-year-old woman for misdemeanor theft Dec. 1 after she was caught attempting to steal $74.49 worth of mechandise from the Cub Foods on Silver Lake Road.


 

Roseville 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Dec. 12 in the 2700 block of Rice Street

• Dec. 13 in the 1900 block of County Road C

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Dec. 11 in the 2400 block of Fairview Avenue

• Dec. 11 at Har Mar Mall

• Dec. 11 at Roseville Area High School

• Dec. 12 in the 1900 block of County Road B2

• Dec. 12 at Rosedale Center

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Dec. 12 at Arby’s on Snelling Avenue

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Dec. 11 at LA Fitness

• Dec. 11 in the 1900 block of County Road C2

• Dec. 11 at Rosedale Center

• Dec. 12 in the 2800 block of Pascal Street

• Dec. 13 at Target

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Dec. 11 at Rosedale Center

• Dec. 11 at Walmart 

• Dec. 13 at Walmart

• Dec. 13 at Rosedale Center

 

DWI

• Dec. 11 at Larpenteur and Lexington avenues

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Dec. 11 at Maximus Nutrition

• Dec. 12 at Crossroads Mall

• Dec. 13 at Target

• Dec. 13 at Roseville Area High School

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Dec. 11 in the 2700 block of Rice Street

• Dec. 11 in the 2800 block of Hamline Avenue

 

Robbery

Robbery was reported:

• Dec. 11 at County Road C2 and Old Highway 8

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