Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review Police reports Apr. 3, 2013

Property damage

Tires slashed: A man reported someone slashed the tires of his vehicle while it was parked in a driveway on the 4600 block of Hayward Road March 23. There are no suspects.

Windows smashed: Police were called to a residence on the 1000 block of Glenbrook Avenue March 21 after an anonymous caller reported seeing a woman running with a tire iron. Police found three windows had been broken, but were unable to locate the woman. Several pedestrians reported they had not witnessed anything, and no one answered the door to the home that was vandalized.

Thefts

Camera/DVR kit stolen: Police were called to Menards March 23 after a store employee reported a male left the store without paying for a camera/DVR kit valued at $480. The suspected shoplifter drove off in a green Ford Taurus. Woodbury police later pulled over a green Taurus, and the driver matched the description of the thief. A woman was also in the vehicle, and a police investigation is pending.

Baseball equipment taken: A man reported someone entered his 2006 black Volkswagen Jetta parked in a driveway on the 4200 block of Hallmark Avenue on March 22 or 23 and stole a baseball bag containing $813 worth of equipment. There was no damage to the vehicle, and there are no suspects in the theft.

Mail theft: On March 22, a resident reported someone had stolen a bill payment out of his mailbox on the 6500 block of 40th Street. The envelope contained one of the victim’s checks, which had been written to HealthEast for $102. An unknown man attempted to cash the check at a Maplewood TCF bank for $1,102. The victim said the theft occurred sometime on March 21 or 22.

Identity theft: On March 22, an Oakdale man reported someone had hacked his email and Facebook accounts and posted electronic receipts of his online purchases on his Facebook page. Police documented the information, and there are no suspects.

Theft reported, drugs found: Police responded to Mills Fleet Farm March 21 after a theft was reported. Two men reportedly placed a $329 drill in a case for a $79 drill and then paid only the $79 for it. Both men denied any wrongdoing when interviewed by police. When police searched the men, they found a small black case containing needles and 1.6 grams of methamphetamine on one of the suspects. He was taken to Washington County Jail. The other suspect was issued a citation for theft and released.

Credit card fraud: An Oakdale man reported someone had obtained his credit card and check card account numbers and made eight unauthorized purchases between March 13 and 20 for $1,000. The victim did not know how his information could have been obtained. There are no suspects in the theft.

Burglary: On March 25, a man reported he’d found the door to his daughter’s home on the 700 block of Henslow Avenue N. had been pried open and a 42-inch LCD TV valued at $1,000 had been stolen. The man said he’d been watching the home for his daughter, and had checked the home the day before and everything had been fine. Two fingerprints were located in the home and were collected as evidence. An investigation is pending.
Propane tanks stolen: On March 25, a man reported someone had stolen nine propane tanks from a storage locker outside Twin City Hardware. The tanks were valued at $180 each, and had just been refilled three days earlier. Police photographed the scene.

Nail polish thief: A woman reportedly stole 100 bottles of Essie nail polish, valued at $1,236, from Walgreens March 26. Police obtained surveillance footage of the incident. Similar thefts have been reported at Walgreens in St. Paul.

Check forgery: On March 26, a woman reported someone cashed a computer-generated forged check for $30 from her bank account. The victim did not know how her account information was obtained. There are no suspects.

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