South-West Review police reports published August 18th, 2019

Inver Grove Heights

Officers responded to a call about suspicious activity in the 3600 block of 84th Street Aug. 6. An 18-year-old man was arrested for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance as a result.

Need to stop
On Aug. 7, officers responded to an accident with injuries at the intersection of Buckley Court and Cahill Avenue. After investigation, a 19-year-old man was cited for failure to yield.

Warrant arrest
Officers were dispatched to help public works remove a person who was living in the woods in the 5000 block of Babcock Trail Aug. 8 — a 32-year-old woman was arrested for a warrant during the call.

A 25-year-old man was arrested for multiple warrants and giving false information after being pulled over Aug. 13 in the area of Upper 55th Street and Bishop Avenue.

All the thievery
On Aug. 10, officers received an after-the-fact theft report from the 7800 block of Amana Trail. A 33-year-old man was identified as the suspect and was charged for felony possession of theft tools and misdemeanor theft.

A suspected intoxicated driver was reported near the intersection of Highway 52 and 117th Street Aug. 9. The man was found nearby by police and arrested for DWI.

A 48-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct after officers responded to a fight in the 6600 block of River Road Aug. 14.


Mendota Heights

Dangerous dog
An officer responded to a dog fight call July 31 in the 600 block of Cheyenne Lane. The owner of the aggressive dog was mailed a citation after talking with police and the dog was found to have had a previous similar incident. 

A swerving vehicle was pulled over Aug. 3 on Highway 62. An officer spoke with the driver who showed signs of impairment consistent with the use of a controlled substance. Drug paraphernalia was found inside the vehicle. The driver was arrested, booked and released from Dakota County Jail. Charges are pending results of blood tests.

Assaulting an officer
An officer saw several vehicles in the lot of a closed business in the 1000 block of Mendota Heights Road Aug. 4. While trying to find the owners of the vehicles, one of the vehicles took off toward the officer. The officer had to jump out of the way, and the vehicle ran over their foot. The driver of the vehicle fled from the scene, but was later found and arrested at his residence.

Missing key
A customer dropped off a vehicle key at a business in the 2000 block of Dodd Road Aug. 6 and the manager of the business discovered the duplicate key was missing. Video showed a man entering the store and stealing the key off the manager’s desk. The vehicle was moved off site so it could not be stolen.

Shouldn’t be driving
On Aug. 6, an officer saw a vehicle in the area of interstates 35E and 494 with expired registration tabs. The officer stopped the vehicle and the driver said she didn’t have a license. The officer conducted a search of her driving record and found the woman had a long history of not responding to citations — she was arrested and transported to jail.


South St. Paul

In plain sight
Officers were conducting an extra patrol near the South St. Paul Gun Club Aug. 8 when they found a vehicle with two men who said they were employed there. As the officers were talking with the occupants, one of them noticed a plastic bag tied in a knot in the center counsel cup holder that — based off his training — is common with possession of narcotics. There was also a mostly consumed bottle of alcohol on the passenger floorboard. A search of the vehicle revealed a small amount of a green leafy substance, which looked like marijuana, a broken glass pipe with marijuana residue and a digital scale.  The items were confiscated and the men were given verbal warnings.

Stolen motorcycle
A man reported his 2004 Harley-Davidson, which been parked between his two trailers next to his garage in the 400 block of Fifth Avenue, stolen Aug 8. The motorcycle had custom parts.

False name
On Aug. 9, officers responded to a report of a disturbance. Officers learned the disturbance was between a man and his cousin loudly arguing in the back yard. The men gave false names to the officers, which they were arrested for. Officers found identification for the men and learned the men had active warrants. 

Careless driving
On officer on routine patrol Aug. 10 saw a vehicle speeding in the area of Concord Street and Bryant Avenue as well as swerving back and forth multiple times. The officer pulled the vehicle over and could smell alcohol from the vehicle when talking with the driver. The driver said he had one shot and three beers thirty minutes prior. The man blew a .255 and was arrested.

Shouldn’t be here
On Aug. 12, officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Wentworth Avenue. There, they found a woman in an SUV who had been banned from the property. The woman did not go quietly as she was screaming and thrashing around. On the trip to jail, the woman continued to scream and kick inside the squad car. 


West St. Paul

A call was made to 911 Aug. 9 from Winslow Avenue and dispatch heard a man and woman in the background talking. The phone kept breaking up and another call came in shortly after the first. Turns out, a little girl accidently sat on the phone. An adult had the children say hi and apologize for dialing 911.

Just want my stuff
On Aug. 9, a woman called police because her mom was chasing her with a baseball bat. The caller wanted to grab a bag but her mom was not letting her. The woman was able to retrieve some of her property and left.

Don’t come back
A woman was upset Aug. 9 for not being able to return an item at a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street. The woman caused a scene at customer service and was asking the manager what time she got off work. The woman was told to leave the store and not return.

Throwing paint
On Aug. 10, a man called police after his car was vandalized in the 1600 block of Robert Street. The man was cleaning up what looked like blue paint on his car when an officer arrived. The man said his ex-girlfriend threw paint on his car, which also cracked his windshield. He told police he just wanted information on how to get a restraining order.

Put it down
An officer pulled up next to a vehicle in the area of Robert Street and Lothenbach Avenue. The driver of the vehicle appeared to be doing something on his phone, so the officer advised him of the new hands-free law that went into affect Aug. 1.

No pizza for you
Police received a call from a man in California Aug. 11 because his credit card information had been stolen and used to order pizza in West St. Paul. The order was for pickup and he wanted an officer to stop out to see who picked it up. Employees were aware to hold the order when the customer came in. The suspect arrived but was denied the order and left — an employee got their license plate information.

Stolen tools
A man reported Aug. 12 that his trailer had been broken into as it was parked in the 1600 block of Marthaler Lane. All the tools inside were taken.

Home loan
On Aug. 12, a man called police because he received an email approving him for a loan for a house. The email didn’t seem legitimate, so the officer told the man it was a possible scam trying to get money or information from him.

Drunk brother
A call came in Aug. 13 from the 400 block of Arion Street from a woman who said her brother was an alcoholic and drunk and being disruptive. Police offered the man medical/detox but he refused.

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