South-West Review police reports published July 1st, 2019

Inver Grove Heights

Helping hand

Officers assisted the South St. Paul Police Department June 18; one man was arrested and taken to Dakota County Jail.



A 31-year-old man was arrested for DWI after a driving complaint came in from the 6600 block of Concord Boulevard June 19.


Not yours

On June 19, officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Robert Trail for a woman attempting to fraudulently obtain prescription medication.


A 25-year-old man was arrested for possession of stolen property June 21 after a call came in about a suspicious vehicle in the 7100 block of River Road.



An alcohol compliance check was conducted June 20 in the 6500 block of Concord Boulevard — one woman was charged with illegal alcohol sales. Another woman was charged with illegal alcohol sales the same night in the 5800 block of Blaine Avenue.


Warrant arrest

A 57-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding warrant June 20 in the 3100 block of 65th Street.


On June 21, police were called to investigate a traffic accident near the intersection of 70th Street and Highway 52. One of the drivers fled the scene on foot but was found a few blocks away. The driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant, traffic violations and giving false information to police.


Don’t run

Officers pulled a vehicle over June 22 in the 7800 block of Concord Boulevard. The driver fled but was stopped again in the 4400 block of Denton Way – a man was arrested  as result.



A suspicious vehicle in the 6600 block of Cahill Avenue June 25 was found to be stolen and was towed.


Precious metal

A woman reported June 26 that someone had cut a section of pipe leading from the engine to the muffler on her car, before the catalytic converter, and stole it. A neighbor reported seeing three men messing around with the vehicle late the night before.


Mendota Heights

DWI and a bonus

An officer stopped a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Dakota Drive June 14. The driver was found to be intoxicated and arrested for DWI. The passenger refused to exit the vehicle and was arrested for obstruction of the legal process and assaulting an officer.


All over the road

On June 14, a call came in from the intersection of Dodd Road and Highway 62 about a vehicle swerving while driving. Officers found the vehicle parked in the 800 block of Marie Avenue. While an officer interviewed the driver, the driver swallowed a baggie of suspected narcotics — the driver was transported to a hospital.


More DWI

Officers responded to a two-vehicle accident near Victoria and Diane roads June 15. It was determined one driver was intoxicated and arrested for DWI. The driver was taken to the police department where he began to show signs of a possible injury from the crash. He was taken to a nearby hospital.


While on routine patrol, an officer saw a vehicle speeding in the area of Highway 13 and Interstate 35E. The driver showed signs of impairment when stopped and was arrested for fourth-degree DWI.


Multiple kinds of candy

A report came in June 16 from the 900 block of Sibley Memorial Highway about a theft of candy bars. The suspect was located but wouldn’t identify herself. Once at Dakota County Jail, the woman was identified and a small bag of suspected narcotics was found on her. She was booked for fifth-degree drug possesion and theft.


Mail theft

A resident on Winston Circle reported seven outgoing checks stolen from their mailbox June 17. The checks were placed in the box and the flag raised, but a couple hours later, the door was open and the checks were gone. Payment was stopped on the checks.


Nothing missing

Officers responded to the 2200 block of Ocala Court June 20 on a report that a car had been entered overnight. A garage door remote was taken but later found in a neighbor’s yard. The garage was empty due to remodeling and the door to the house was locked.


South St. Paul


On June 20, an officer on routine patrol in the 500 block of Second Avenue saw a man, who he knew to have an active warrant, exit a vehicle. The officer placed the man under arrest and found a plastic bag with a white crystal substance in his pants pocket. The substance tested positive for methamphetamine.




West St. Paul

Another busy night

On June 19, a woman left a store in the 1600 block of Robert Street without paying for meat and other merchandise. Two other women failed to scan a number of items at the self-checkout lane. Both had previously been cited for theft — the pair are now banned from the store. A customer approached the same officer and said a man was asking people for money. The man had previously been cited for soliciting — he was again cited for soliciting and trespassing.


All OK

A man was laying on a bench in the 1000 block of Charlton Street June 20 with newspaper taped all around him with a large group gathering near him — turns out it was a scavenger hunt for a youth soccer team.


Shots fired

Someone drove by the 300 block of Annapolis Street and shot a gun in the air June 20 before pulling into the cemetery. One witness told police he saw a vehicle drive by and noticed someone shooting a firearm from inside. Shell casings were found in the street.


No neighborly love

A caller told police June 21 that a neighbor was harassing them by sitting at their door and eavesdropping on their conversation and screaming at the door. The neighbor also allegedly stole a package. 


Dropped a what?

On June 21, a man called police about an argument over a dropped onion. He said his girlfriend had dropped an onion out of her car window and the manager of a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street said he would call the police over it. 



A woman told police June 23 that her brother had received several text pictures of decapitated people. The person sending them was asking for money. The brother’s texting app, “What’s App” had been hacked, and the harassing number was blocked and the app uninstalled.


Stolen airsoft guns

On June 24, a man reported his vehicle had been broken into the night before as it was parked in the 1400 block of Valley View Court. The thief stole $400 worth of airsoft guns, which look like real guns.



A man refused to leave a store in the 1000 block of Robert Street June 24 after urinating on the floor.


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