South-West Review police reports published January 28, 2019

Inver Grove Heights

Double trouble

On Jan. 17, officers saw suspicious activity near the 9100 block of Cahill Avenue. A 29-year-old woman was arrested for providing false information to police and outstanding warrants.

 

An ordinance violation was investigated Jan. 18 in the 1400 block of Mendota Road. A woman was arrested for providing false information to police as well as a felony warrant. She was taken to Dakota County Jail.

 

DWI

Officers conducted a traffic stop Jan. 17 near the intersection of Cahill Avenue and Cafferty Court. A 38-year-old man was arrested for second degree DWI.

 

That’s not me

A woman reported Jan. 18 that someone used her name and Social Security number to open an account with Sprint. She learned of the account when she was contacted by a collection agency.

 

Please separate

On Jan. 19, officers were dispatched to the 5400 block of Audobon Avenue for a verbal domestic. Both parties agreed to separate for the night.

 

Theft

Officers responded to the 1400 block of Mendota Road Jan. 19, on a report of a theft in progress. After investigation, a 19-year-old man was arrested for theft and transported to jail.

 

Drunk in public

On Jan. 19, police responded to the 3800 block of 66th Street on a report of an intoxicated person. A man was located and taken to Ramsey County Detox.

 

Warrant arrest

Officers conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Concord Boulevard and Cooper Path Jan. 22. A 49-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

 

 

Mendota Heights

All good?

On Jan. 11, an officer saw an occupied vehicle parked in the police department parking lot early in the morning and stopped to see if everything was O.K. The officer spoke with the driver who said she parked there and was waiting for a ride because her car was not working. The driver attempted to show the officer how the vehicle was not working property, but the vehicle was running fine. While speaking with the driver, the officer could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle and the driver’s eyes were bloodshot and watery. The driver admitted to having two glasses of wine at a friend’s house. She blew a .306 and was arrested for third degree gross misdemeanor DWI.

 

Family scam

An officer responded to a home on Mohican Lane Jan. 13 concerning theft by swindle. The swindler contacted the victim posing as a family member in a bad situation requesting money to help them. Three transactions were completed for nearly $20,000 in cash loss.

 

Social media to the rescue

A resident in the 600 block of Callahan place reported finding a lost dog in their yard Jan. 12. The dog did not have a microchip or identification tags and was taken to the South St. Paul Animal Hospital. The owner saw a post on social media and called to claim the dog. The owner did not have a city dog license and was advised to get one.

 

Please put clothes on

Officers responded to the 1000 block of Trail Road Jan. 13 on the report of a nude man attempted to break into a residence. Upon arrival, the man was seen striking a patio door. He was told to stop and comply, but he refused to cooperate and came rushing at the officer. The suspect struck the officer in the head during the incident before being tased and taken into custody.

Not the bikes

Bikes were reported stolen from the 1000 block of Riverside Lane Jan. 13. The bikes were locked to a bike rack and residents nearby had seen the bikes the day prior. 

 

Warrant arrest

While on patrol in the 2000 block of Pilot Knob Road Jan. 13, officers saw a vehicle in a park after hours. Officers identified the driver and passenger, who had an active warrant out of Burnett County, Wisconsin. The passenger was arrested and transported to Dakota County Jail.

 

Run away

An officer responded to the 700 block of South Plaza Drive Jan. 14 on the report of theft from a motor vehicle in progress. The reporting party confronted a man who was inside her vehicle. The man and a woman ran when confronted by the reporting party, but not before the man took a wallet containing $600.

 

Fleeing

On Jan. 16, an officer saw a vehicle traveling northbound on Delaware Avenue from Marie Avenue with license plates that did not match the vehicle. The officer initiated a traffic stop at Wentworth and Smith avenues but the vehicle refused to pull over and fled. The officer discontinued the pursuit and notified West St. Paul of the last known location. West St. Paul reinitiated the pursuit before ending it on Highway 62 and Highway 13. 

 

Anyone home?

An apartment manager for a building in the 700 block of South Plaza Drive called Jan. 16 to report the smell of marijuana coming from an apartment. Officers went to the apartment in an attempt to make contact, but no one came to the door. 

 

South St. Paul

Lock the cars

Sometime during the overnight hours leading into Jan. 18, someone entered a woman’s car — which was parked in the 1300 block of Thompson Avenue — and stole a variety of items. The vehicle had been parked in a garage but was left unlocked. 

 

Chopped up

An officer was dispatched to the intersection of Dale Street and Third Avenue Jan. 19 after a call came in about a vehicle that was missing doors and didn’t have a rear bumper. The vehicle was also missing its interior seats and doors. The vehicle came back as stolen out of Roseville.

 

Stolen tips

A man reported Jan. 19 that when he woke up, he found his tip money from work was missing. The man believed the money, an estimated $1,000, was taken from his home in the 500 block of 10th Avenue. The only other person in the home with him at that time was a woman he has known for four years after meeting online through a dating platform. Police attempted to contact the woman from a number the man gave them but there was no answer. 

 

DWI

While on routine patrol Jan. 19 in the 600 block of Concord Street, an officer saw a vehicle turn out of parking lot without having its headlights or taillights on. The officer tried to pull the vehicle over after it swerved out of its lane of traffic and crossed the centerline. The vehicle eventually stopped and when the officer spoke with the man driving, he could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having two beers, and the officer placed him under arrest. The driver blew a .18 at the station. He has previously lost driving privileges and they had not yet been reinstated. 

 

Just rude

A vandalism complaint came in Jan. 20 from the 900 block of Ninth Avenue. A man reported he heard loud banging outside his house and when he looked to investigate, he saw the front of his house had been egged. He told police he saw three teenage males running north and into a parked vehicle. 

 

West St. Paul

Bad renter

 A woman came into the police department Jan. 18 to report the theft of ladders and other items. She said she believed her tenants took the items. The woman told police she rented out her place and the tenant had not paid rent. She reported she used to have some ladders in the warehouse portion of the property and that the tenant must have taken them. The renter was also allowed to store items in the warehouse. The woman was unable to show proof of ownership of the ladders, as they were old.

 

Stolen packages

On Jan. 18, police received a call from a man who said he had packages reported as delivered Jan. 15 and Jan. 17 that he never received. The packages contained medical supplies. He needed documentation to have them replaced.

 

Rude

A resident who was moving out in the 1800 block of Oakdale Avenue was allegedly being rude Jan. 18 according to another woman. The woman moving out drove a U-Haul onto the grass and was refusing to move it. The truck was eventually moved off the grass onto asphalt.

 

Candy thief

An employee of a business in the 1400 block of Robert Street called police Jan. 18 to report a man left the store with a bag of unpaid-for candy. He ran across to the Menards parking lot, and the caller believed he was hiding in between cars or had gone into Menards. Officers could not find the man.

 

Not number one

On Jan. 19, police received a call from an assistant manager of a business in the 1300 block of Robert Street after a woman had been in the restroom for over 50 minutes. The employee suspected drug use. Turns out the woman was “taking a No.2 in the bathroom.” 

 

Stolen plates

A man called police Jan. 19 after both plates were stolen from his vehicle parked in the 1700 block of Oakdale Avenue.

 

That’s my spot

On Jan. 19, a man called police to inform them he was going to contact a tow for a vehicle parked in his spot in the 2000 block of Christensen Avenue. The man requested that an officer standby during the tow. An officer told the man he didn’t have the authority to tow the vehicle and that police had no authority to tow it from private property unless it was involved in a crime. The officer said it was up to the management of the complex to tow it. 

 

Boxes thrown

An employee of a business in the 1000 block of Smith Avenue called police Jan. 20 because another employee was being aggressive. The caller said the man was upset because another employee tried asking him to move out of their way — when the manager asked him to leave he started yelling. The man got into an argument and threw a pizza box. Police had the man leave and requested he contact the corporate office about the issue in the morning.

 

Is my dog in there?

A call came in Jan. 21 from the 100 block of Muriel Boulevard because of some suspicious activity. According to the caller, a man said he was looking for his dog but then went over to a neighbor’s house and was looking through the window. The situation was figured out and the dog was found.

 

Cold

A man called police Jan. 22 to tell police he broke into Chipotle because he was cold. He rammed a Goodwill cart through the window after his fingers started to turn black.

 

You saw what?

A call came in Jan. 22 from the 1300 block of Oakdale Avenue after someone saw kids having sex in a hallway the day before. The caller said two teenagers were in the stairwell with their clothes partially off. The caller said he knew one of the kid’s mother. The officer asked for the mother’s phone number so he could speak with her.

 

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