Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published December 19, 2018

Arden Hills

Bingo burglary

Deputies headed to the Pot O’ Gold bingo hall in the 3700 block of Connelly Avenue the morning of Dec. 9 to respond to an alarm. Once there, they found the front door had been pried open. They went into the bingo hall to clear it, finding nobody inside and no indications of damage or loss. The door was damaged in the half hour prior to the arrival of police; it’ll cost $1,500 to fix.

 

Hungry counterfeiters

Deputies headed to the pizza joint in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue to take a report of counterfeit money. Two delivery drivers, one on Nov. 27 and the other on Dec. 5, had taken back fake $50 bills for pizza pies, for a loss of $153. Police are investigating.

 

Recovered trucks

A deputy on patrol the morning of Dec. 5 came across a Ford F250 that came up as stolen out of Anoka parked and unoccupied in the 2000 block of Todd Drive. Anoka PD was given the heads up and the truck was towed. While patrolling the 1900 block of Highway 96 in the early morning hours of Dec. 7, a deputy found an empty Chevy Silverado that had been reported as stolen out of Minneapolis. That truck was towed off to impound, too.

 

 

Falcon Heights

Whose car is it anyway?

Police headed to the 1600 block of Snelling Avenue North the morning of Dec. 17 on a report of a dispute between two people over ownership of a car. As it turned out, both people were registered owners of the vehicle, so deputies bowed out of the situation.

 

 

Lauderdale

Cash in unlocked car

A 31-year-old man told police Nov. 28 someone entered his unlocked car as it was parked in the 1800 block of Carl Street and stole $150 cash, some papers and some change.

 

DWI

A 22-year-old St. Paul woman stopped on Highway 280 at Larpenteur Avenue Nov. 30 was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fourth-degree DWI after she blew a .09 blood alcohol concentration.

 

Shop ‘til you unlock

A 40-year-old woman told police someone entered her unlocked vehicle parked in the 1800 block of Eustis Street on Nov. 28 and took a bag that contained $65 worth of merchandise. Lucky for her, the stuff was later found and returned.

 

Taggers

An employee at the print shop in the 3300 block of Como Avenue told police Nov. 28 that sometime the previous night someone had spray painted graffiti on the side of the business’s building.

 

 

Little Canada

Assault

A 31-year-old man called police to the 100 block of Demont Avenue just before noon on Dec. 6 to report that he’d been assaulted by two male friends. The three had been hanging out in his apartment when they got into an argument over a broken TV — one of the friends punched the man in the head, the other attempted to stab him with a butter knife. Both were gone by the time deputies arrived.

 

Burglary

Police headed to the 200 block of South Owasso Boulevard just after midnight on Dec. 10 on a report of a car being broken into. Once on the scene, a witness told them he checked outside after hearing the sound of glass breaking. He said he saw two people in a nearby business parking lot run from the business and get into a vehicle and leave. Police contacted the owner of the business, who said a safe containing $2,000 had been stolen from inside it; everybody also noticed that a window at the business had been broken.

 

Domestic assault

Deputies arrested a 32-year-old man the morning of Dec. 9 for fifth-degree domestic assault after he allegedly hit his wife in the face after she attempted to stop him from hitting their child. He was booked for disorderly conduct, along with assault, at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Driving on meth

Police stopped a 51-year-old Vadnais Heights man just before 8 a.m. at Little Canada Road and Edgerton Street because he’d been driving fast and erratically. The man seemed to be under the influence, and admitted he’d been using methamphetamine the past day or two. He was arrested for third-degree DWI and taken to the hospital to have blood drawn to prove the drug use, then was onto the Ramsey County Jail.

 

DWI

Police responded to a two-car crash just after 6 p.m. Dec. 7 on Rice Street at South Owasso Boulevard — one car had rear-ended another. The driver of the offending car, a 58-year-old Shoreview woman, whose airbags had deployed, smelled of alcohol, had slurred speech and was having trouble understanding questions. Deputies had to keep her steady and she failed field sobriety tests, eventually blowing a .20 blood alcohol concentration. She was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fourth-degree DWI.

 

Fraud begets fraud?

A 27-year-old woman told police Dec. 5 that she’d recently puzzled over a suspicious iTunes charge on her bank statement. She did an internet search for an iTunes customer service phone number, but the number ended up being fake and the person on the other end of the line convinced her to give up $1,865 worth of gift card numbers to them. As a rule of thumb, if anyone requests payment for a service or property using untraceable methods of payment such as a gift card or wire transfer, it’s likely fraud.

 

 

Mounds View

Brass knuckles

Officers stopped a speeding car the night of Dec. 2 in the 2700 block of Mounds View Boulevard and recovered brass knuckles, drug paraphernalia and stolen property from inside it. The man driving the car was cited for driving with a revoked license, no proof of insurance and possession of a dangerous weapon.

 

Mail boxing

A caller the afternoon of Dec. 3 from the 2700 block of County Road H2 told police they saw a driver hit two mailboxes and then take off.

 

Stop for the school bus!

A 28-year-old New Brighton woman was cited for failing to stop for a school bus the afternoon of Dec. 4 at the intersection of Silver Lake Road and County Road I. For what it’s worth, she was also driving with a revoked license.

 

 

New Brighton

Arrest

Officers on patrol stopped a van just after midnight Dec. 11 for equipment violations and because the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt on Silver Lake Road at 14th Street NW. The driver had a suspended license and no insurance while the passenger, a 24-year-old Mounds View woman, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, which was found in her wallet and the glove box, as well as possession of marijuana, and was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Package thefts

A person who lives in the 200 block of Wyndham Circle W. told police that a package delivered to their home Nov. 30 was stolen from the front steps. A camera at the door captured a man taking the box, which contained $50 worth of table legs, around 5:45 p.m. that evening. Police were given a photo of the man.

 

A 36-year-old man who lives in the 1300 block of Seventh Street NW told police a package delivered Dec. 6 at his home was stolen. It contained three pairs of boots, though the loss amount was not listed.

 

A 42-year-old woman who lives in the 300 block of Wyndham Circle told police Dec. 7 that someone had stolen a package off her front steps that same day around noon, roughly a $100 loss. Not long after the woman noticed the package was missing, a neighbor found it emptied of its contents in a cul-de-sac in the Wexford Heights area. To prevent package thefts, law enforcement recommends that you have packages delivered to your place of work, that you intercept them at home or have them delivered to a trusted neighbor’s house.

 

 

Shoreview

Assault

A deputy reported being hit in the head by a 16-year-old girl the morning of Dec. 6 while in the 3400 block of Lexington Avenue. The girl was arrested for fourth degree assault and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. The deputy got checked out at the hospital because the girl had given the law enforcement official a visible injury.

 

Hitching gone wrong

A 27-year-old Warroad man told police that in the early morning hours of Dec. 6 he was riding in a car driven by a man he didn’t know on Highway 96 near Chatsworth Street. The driver pulled the car over and the man got out — the driver then sped off with the 27-year-old’s belongings still in the car, including his backpack and phone. A deputy gave the Warroad man a ride to the light rail station.

 

Home invasion

An 18-year-old man called deputies to a home in the 5700 block of Turtle Lake Road around 11:30 p.m. Dec. 7 to report that his grandfather had been confronted by two unknown men there prior to the arrival of police. The man said the two intruders held his grandfather to the floor and implied a weapon, though the older man was not injured. The men went through a closet and took an unknown amount of cash and jewelry. Police are investigating.

 

Rabbit!

A woman who lives in the 1000 block of Island Lake Avenue called the sheriff’s office Dec. 7 to report a domestic rabbit that had been living in her yard for the past month, which, apparently, had outstayed its welcome. Per the report, “Rabbit was picked up and transported to the Saint Paul Animal Control Center.”

 

 

St. Anthony

Burglary

A 39-year-old man told police Dec. 1 that over the past couple of days someone had forced their way into his apartment garage in the 2500 block of Silver Lane and stolen some $1,500 worth of stuff, including a tool box, bicycle and tackle box.

 

‘Car prowler’

Police received a call Dec. 2 about a possible “car prowler” in the area of the 3400 block of Croft Drive and tracked the person down, identified as a 26-year-old man. Charges could be pending following additional investigation.

 

Cashed out

Management at the burger joint in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road told police Nov. 26 that someone had stolen $581 cash out of the business’s safe during business hours. Employees were questioned and management plans to determine who the last person was to open the safe on the day in question.

 

More brass knuckles

An 18-year-old man stopped Dec. 1 at 37th Avenue and Chandler Drive was cited for misdemeanor possession of brass knuckles and for driving without a driver’s license.

 

Punched mirror

A 35-year-old man told police Nov. 30 that an unknown man punched the mirror on his car while he was on St. Anthony Boulevard at Roosevelt Street — the punch knocked the mirror from its mount. The man turned over a photo of the puncher to police.

 

Secret camera

Police responded Nov. 28 to a report of a secret camera in the women’s bathroom at a business located in the 2800 block of Anthony Lane. They found one, and the Hennepin County Crime Lab came and processed the camera for fingerprints and DNA; investigators also got a warrant to search the SD card in the camera. Officers spoke to the female employees at the company about what had happened, and police identified a suspect as a 42-year-old man who worked there. The man was questioned by police, arrested and booked at the Hennepin County Jail for gross misdemeanor interference with privacy and for a felony probation violation warrant out of Ramsey County for fifth-degree controlled substance possession.

 

 

Roseville 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• Dec. 6 at Roseville Area High School

• Dec. 6 at Rosedale Center

• Dec. 11 a City Hall

• Dec. 11 at Rosedale Center

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Dec. 6 at Renewal by Andersen

• Dec. 6 at Har Mar Mall

• Dec. 6 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• Dec. 6 at DICK’S Sporting Goods

• Dec. 7 in the 1000 block of Lovell Avenue

• Dec, 7 in the 1700 block of South Highway 36 Service Drive

• Dec. 7 at Kohl’s

• Dec. 7 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• Dec. 8 at Har Mar Mall

• Dec. 8 at Xperience Fitness

• Dec. 9 at Best Buy

• Dec. 9 at Har Mar Mall

• Dec. 9 at Walmart

• Dec. 10 in the 2200 block of Lexington Avenue

• Dec. 11 in the 1200 block of Roma Avenue

• Dec. 11 at Har Mar Mall (two reports)

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Dec. 9 at LA Fitness

• Dec. 9 at Har Mar Mall

• Dec. 11 at Days Inn

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Dec. 6 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• Dec. 6 at Kohl’s

• Dec. 6 at Von Maur

• Dec. 7 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• Dec. 7 at Best Buy

• Dec. 7 at Target

• Dec. 8 at Von Maur

• Dec. 8 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• Dec. 8 at JCPenney

• Dec. 8 at Macy’s

• Dec. 9 at Har Mar Mall

• Dec. 10 at JCPenney

• Dec. 10 at Rosedale Center

• Dec. 11 at Von Maur

• Dec. 11 at JCPenney

 

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• Dec. 6 in the 1900 block of County Road B2

• Dec. 9 at Cleveland Avenue and County Road B

• Dec. 11 at County Road D and Mount Ridge Road

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Dec. 6 at Walmart

• Dec. 6 at Days Inn

• Dec. 6 at Perkins

• Dec. 8 at Burger King on County Road C

• Dec. 9 at Motel 6

• Dec. 10 at JCPenney

• Dec. 10 at Radisson Hotel

• Dec. 11 at Radisson Hotel

 

Robbery

Robbery was reported:

• Dec. 6 at T-Mobile Store on Lexington Avenue

 

Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• Dec. 7 in the 3000 block of Wheeler Street

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