Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published December 11, 2018

Arden Hills

Bobbed cat

While snow removal was going on Nov. 28 near Boston Scientific in the first block of Innovation Way, a group of people in a black truck pulled up and took one of the Bobcat skid steers being used to move the snow, as seen by an employee who watched it all go down.

 

Meat lover

A 46-year-old St. Paul man entered the Cub Foods in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue Nov. 25 and grabbed 30 pounds of snow crab legs, worth $359.70, along with 24 packs of red meat, worth $201.60, and stuck it all in a black garbage bag. The man then left the store without trying to pay. Police eventually caught up with him and charged him with theft, though the meat, its fate unknown, was not recovered.

 

Opossum, opossum

A 39-year-old woman called the sheriff’s office the evening of Dec. 3 from the 1500 block of Glenhill Road to report an opossum that had invaded her garage and was refusing to leave. An animal control officer gave her a live trap with which to catch the animal.

 

Stolen purse

A 20-year-old Eden Prairie woman told police Dec. 2 that as her car was parked at North Heights Lutheran Church in the 1700 block of Highway 96 someone entered her car and stole her purse.

 

Falcon Heights

‘Tis the season

A 65-year-old man who lives in the 1700 block of Tatum Street told the police on Dec. 2 that someone on the previous afternoon had stolen a package containing a $193 digital thermostat off his front doorstep. The Post Office confirmed the delivery. During the holiday season, law enforcement recommends intercepting packages at your home or having them delivered to your place of work, or to a trusted neighbor’s home, in order to prevent theft.

 

Lauderdale

Traffic stops

Police were busy patrolling the Highway 280/Larpenteur Avenue area the week of Nov. 19-25, ticketing men and women ages 20-48 for a number of violations. Perhaps the most interesting, a low bar to be sure, was the Nov. 20 traffic stop on Larpenteur at Malvern Street in which a 20-year-old woman was arrested, cited and released for an instructional permit violation, displaying expired registration and no insurance.

 

Burglary

A 26-year-old woman who lives in an apartment in the 1600 block of Pleasant Street told police Nov. 23 that someone entered her garage and stole a pair of figure skates, some downhill skis and boots, and an air compressor, all said a loss of $270.

 

Little Canada

Burglary

A 22-year-old man told police the afternoon of Dec. 3 that unknown people had just entered his home in the 400 block of Viking Drive East while he wasn’t there — there were footprints in the snow that didn’t belong to him. The intruders stole a number of things from the man’s bedroom, including a 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, ammunition, an HP laptop, a MacBook laptop, his wallet and several coins, all said a loss of nearly $3,600.

 

Graffiti

A 35-year-old caller who lives in the 200 block of Demont Avenue told police Dec. 18 that someone had painted graffiti on his apartment. Deputies checked it out and found a tag painted on his front window, front door and two sliding doors, most of it illegible.

 

Stolen truck

Deputies headed to the first block of Maple Lane the morning of Nov. 30 on a report of a stolen truck. The owner, a 58-year-old man, said he’d parked his blue Ford F250 in a parking lot there the night before and it was gone; he found his backpack, which had been inside, discarded nearby, as well as glass on the ground, indicating the thief broke a window to get inside.

 

 

Mounds View

Lock it up

A caller who lives in the 5100 block of Long Lake Road told police the morning of Dec. 1 that someone had entered their unlocked, detached garage and rummaged around, though nothing appeared to have been taken.

 

Riding dirty

Police stopped a stolen car Nov. 30 just before noon on County Road I at Greenwood Drive. The driver and passenger were both arrested and suspected drugs were found in the vehicle — both people were booked for possession of stolen property and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

 

 

New Brighton

Dispatch from the opioid epidemic

Police headed to the Mobil gas station in the first block of Silver Lake Road just before 5 p.m. Nov. 27 on reports of theft, drug use and a weapons complaint. There they found a 28-year-old Minneapolis woman who was said to have been doing heroin in the gas station bathroom — she was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. A 28-year-old Eagle Lake woman was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and theft, since she’d allegedly stolen some Silly Putty. Police also found a 34-year-old Plymouth man, who was said to be walking around the parking lot with a knife and a stolen can of Mountain Dew — he was cited for theft.

 

Fire, man in window well

A man called the police the morning of Dec. 1 from his home in the 100 block of Wexford Heights Drive to report an unknown person who’d camped out in one of house’s window wells. The man became aware of the apparently homeless person when his wife saw smoke outside — the person had started a fire in the window well. The man videotaped the person in the window well who was dressed for winter and had a backpack and shopping basket, and showed it to police. The person decamped from the window well when he heard police and fire sirens — firefighters used a fire extinguisher to put out the small fire. Police caught up with the person nearby at the entrance to Silverwood Park, and identified him as a 37-year-old from Minneapolis. They searched him and found heroin paraphernalia and small baggies of white powder. He was cited for disorderly conduct, fire code violations and possession of drug paraphernalia and given a ride out of town — police dropped the man off at the corner of Central and 37th avenues, the border between Minneapolis and Columbia Heights.

 

Theft

Loss prevention at the Cub Foods in the 2600 block of Rice Creek Road stopped a 47-year-old woman in the store’s parking lot Dec. 5 and found she was trying to make off with 46 items worth a total of $257.66. She was cited for theft and sent on her way.

 

 

Shoreview

Keys in the mail mystery

A 25-year-old man called the police the morning of Nov. 30 from the 3500 block of Owasso Street to report the theft of his 2010 Jeep Liberty, which was stolen sometime overnight from an outdoor parking lot. The man told deputies that he’d recently ordered spare keys to the Jeep, which had been mailed to him, but he never received the package. Later that same day the Minnesota State Patrol and the Department of Natural Resources recovered the vehicle.

 

Not a pressing issue

A 49-year-old man called the police Nov. 27 from the 100 block of Dennison Avenue to report the theft of his blue 2008 Dodge Caravan. The man told police he woke up the morning of Oct. 17 and realized the van was missing.

 

Pill pilferer

A 35-year-old man walked into the patrol station in the 4800 block of Hodgson Connection the evening of Dec. 3 to report his suspicion that his roommate had stolen his Adderall medication the week prior. The man didn’t want an investigation, but only for the incident to be documented.

 

 

St. Anthony

Breaking for the break room

A man entered the beauty supply store in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue Nov. 19 and went straight for the employee break room, as told to police by two staffers. The man took a backpack that belonged to a 19-year-old employee, who told police it contained clothing, her cell phone and keys to the business. The second employee, an 18-year-old woman, told police the man took her cell phone and its case. All said the two are out roughly $940 worth of stuff. Police checked the area for the man but he didn’t turn up.

 

Burglary

A 38-year-old mother told police on Nov. 19 she heard glass shattering at her Belden Drive home, so with her children she took shelter in a locked bathroom and called 911. From inside the bathroom she heard a woman screaming and pounding on the bedroom door. Police arrived and found the woman, a 26-year-old, who was, per the police report, “dealing with a crisis.” The woman was taken to the hospital; the other woman and her children were not hurt during the burglary, though their home was damaged.

 

Domestic assault

Officers got a call for a possible assault Nov. 25 and arrived at apartments to find a 20-year-old woman who said she’d been physically assaulted by her boyfriend. She said he’d held a knife to her throat and knocked her unconscious. The boyfriend was identified as a 23-year-old man, who, following questioning about the assault, was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. The woman was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

 

Misdemeanor 

embezzlement

Management at the Cub Foods let police know Nov. 22 about a 23-year-old employee, a woman from New Brighton, who’d been caught stealing $250 cash from a money order. Police arrested, cited and released her with a citation for misdemeanor embezzlement.

 

Misdirection

Employees at the Walgreens in the 3700 block of Silver Lake Road told police that two people came into the store Nov. 20. One asked for help, distracting an employee, while the other person went behind the counter and stole cigarettes, packing them into a tote bag. The two people then fled together.

 

Stealing from Grandma

A 61-year-old woman told police Nov. 22 that she was missing a rebate check from inside her home. She said the prime suspect was her 18-year-old grandson. It was unclear if the check was cashed, and police were unable to get in contact with the young man, but they took Grandma’s word for it and mailed the kid a citation for misdemeanor theft.

 

 

Roseville 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• Dec. 2 at Ol’ Mexico

• Dec. 3 in the 1600 block of Rice Street

• Dec. 4 in the 1100 block of Sherren Street

• Dec. 5 at Dunkin’ Donuts

 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Dec. 4 in the 2600 block of Lexington Avenue

• Dec. 4 in the 2800 block of Dellwood Street

• Dec. 5 in the 100 block of Larpenteur Avenue

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Nov. 30 in the 2200 block of Pascal Street

• Nov. 30 in the 1800 block of West Perimeter Drive

• Nov. 30 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• Nov. 30 at Har Mar Mall

• Dec. 1 in the 100 block of North McCarrons Boulevard

• Dec. 1 at Har Mar Mall

• Dec. 1 at Rosedale Center

• Dec. 1 in the 2400 block of Fairview Avenue

• Dec. 2 at LA Fitness

• Dec. 2 at Target

• Dec. 3 at Motel 6 (two reports)

• Dec. 3 at Har Mar Mall (two reports)

• Dec. 4 at Walmart

• Dec. 4 at Rosedale Center

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Dec. 5 at Von Maur

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Dec. 2 in the 2800 block of Lakeview Avenue

• Dec. 3 in the 1800 block of Shady Beach Avenue

• Dec. 4 in the 1200 block of Garden Avenue

• Dec. 4 at Target

• Dec. 4 at Best Buy

• Dec. 4 in the 2400 block of Fairview Avenue

• Dec. 5 at Goodwill

• Dec. 5 at Rosedale Center

Shoplifting was reported:

• Nov. 30 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• Nov. 30 at JCPenney

• Dec. 1 at Rosedale Center

• Dec. 2 at Rosedale Center (three reports)

• Dec. 2 at Von Maur

• Dec. 3 at Rosedale Center (three reports)

• Dec. 3 at Walmart

• Dec. 3 at Kohl’s

• Dec. 3 at Von Maur

• Dec. 4 at Rosedale Center

• Dec. 5 at Har Mar Mall

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Nov. 30 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street

• Dec. 1 at Rosedale Center

• Dec. 1 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Dec. 2 at Taco Bell on Larpenteur Avenue

• Dec. 2 at Rosedale Center

• Dec. 2 at Norwood Inn & Suites

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Dec. 5 in the 300 block of South McCarrons Boulevard

 

Robbery

Robbery was reported:

• Dec. 1 in the 2500 block of Rice Street

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