Tires, rims stolen off vehicle; power tools taken

Property damage

Fence cut, boat damaged: Police were called to Tanners Lake Sport-N- Center June 5 after the owner of the center reported a fence had been cut and someone had entered three boats by ripping the boat’s winter covers. The caller did not believe anything was missing from the boats, but the seat of one boat had been damaged. The damage to the fence was estimated at $200 and the damage to the boat was estimated at $200. There are no suspects.

Vehicle keyed: A woman reported someone used a key to scratch her vehicle while it was parked in the Walgreens parking lot June 13. The damage to the driver’s side door was estimated at $250.


Garage burglarized: A man on the 6100 block of 48th Street N. reported June 5 that a prowler entered his attached garage and stole two tool boxes sometime during the overnight hours.

Electronics stolen: One June 9, a man reported someone broke into his residence on the 5500 block of Golfview Avenue N. through the front door and stole $2,900 worth of items including an Apple Macbook, a 46-inch Samsung TV, a Playstation 3, a dozen Playstation games, and a jar containing about $300 in change. There are no suspects in the burglary.

Tires, rims stripped: The president of Allied Electrical reported that sometime between June 11 and 12, someone stole all four 17-inch tires and rims off a company truck parked in the business’ parking lot. The thief left the truck standing on landscape blocks.

Gas siphoned: A man came to the Oakdale Police Department June 12 to report that someone had siphoned about 20 gallons of gas from two of his vehicles that were parked in his driveway on the 7800 block of Upper 26th Street N.

Shoplifting spree?: A manager at Menards reported that on June 10, two men walked out of the store with $817 worth of Hitachi power tools without paying for them. The suspects left in a gold minivan that had pulled up in front of the store to pick them up. The unidentified men are suspected of stealing merchandize from multiple Menards stores in the days prior to the Oakdale theft.

Not off the hook: A 25-year-old man was cited for misdemeanor theft after he was caught stealing fishing lures worth $24 from Mills Fleet Farm June 13. The man declined to speak in a police interview and was released after being issued the citation.


Marijuana found: Police pulled over a vehicle on Henslow Avenue N. June 8 because the driver’s side headlight was out. The 19-year-old driver said he was aware of the burned-out headlight, and police smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted he’d smoked earlier that evening and said there was a container of the substance in the vehicle. Officers searched the passenger area of the car, and found drug paraphernalia and less than one gram of marijuana. The man was issued a citation and released.

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