“Stroller bimbo” arrested in Shoreview

Bulletin Area police reports week of Dec. 18, 2013 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

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Arden Hills


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Mounds View

Officers responded to a 911 call Nov. 27 where a 20-year-old woman said her boyfriend grabbed her by the face and threw her to their trailer floor before he fled the scene. The boyfriend, also 20, was mailed a citation for domestic assault.

Police, on the hunt for a local man wanted on five warrants for his arrest, saw him through the window of his girlfriend’s Ardmore Avenue place on Dec. 3. The 42-year-old was booked at the Ramsey County Jail. The girlfriend, 51, admitted to the charge of aiding or harboring an offender and was also booked at the jail.

A man waved a knife around Nov. 30, then used the cutlery on himself after his girlfriend called 911. The 26-year-old was arrested for domestic assault enhanced to a felony because the man caused fear in the victim and also had a record of two prior domestic assault charges. He was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

Criminal damage to property
A jogger on Long Lake Road was attacked by a dog mid-day Nov. 24 as she ran by the dog’s residence in the 8000 block. The woman was not injured but her jogging pants were shredded. The owner of the dog was cited for criminal damage to property.

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New Brighton

A Maple Grove man, driving on tires as slick as a greased pig, left the road the afternoon of Dec. 7, knocking down the stop sign at Eighth Avenue and Tenth Street N.W. A deputy said the man’s tires had “absolutely no tread” left on them. The 25-year-old, who was cited for going through the stop sign, said he was on his way to get new tires. Road conditions were icy at the time.

Off her meds
Prescription meds were stolen off a kitchen table Dec. 8 at a Sixth Street apartment complex. The victim was anxious to get a copy of the police report so she could get prescriptions for Celexa, Lyrica, Oxycodone and Klonopin, for relief of pain, anxiety, depression and a nerve-related condition, refilled. No suspects were identified. “There were a lot of people in and out of here [that day]”, she told a deputy.
A security camera was stolen sometime in the first week of December outside the New Brighton Historical Society Museum in Long Lake Regional Park. A society volunteer who reported the incident did not know the value of the device. The equipment was not hooked up so there is no video recording of the theft.

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North Oaks


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St. Anthony

A 29-year-old man was arrested Nov. 25 in the 2200 block of St. Anthony Boulevard for the unsettling combination of speeding and no insurance.

A 22-year-old woman was pulled over Nov. 26 at 37th Avenue N.E. and Highcrest Road for running a red light, a burnt-out headlight, no proof of insurance and driving after license revocation.

Feng Shui?
Items were moved and energy possibly rebalanced in a garage at an apartment complex Nov. 29 in the 2500 block of Silver Lane. The intruder apparently left empty-handed.

Inside job?
A wallet containing a driver’s license, credit cards and $100 in cash went missing from a locked vehicle Nov. 28 in the 3800 block of Macalaster Drive. No forced entry was found.

When the 18-year-old Lowry Avenue victim learned Nov. 25 that she had been issued Social Security checks for the past several months, she wondered why she had never seen them. Mom, 35, is under investigation regarding the missing $6,390.

Fun-loving prowlers made off with a PlayStation machine, a PlayStation game, even a pair of coffee mugs from a 48-year-old woman’s garaged vehicle Nov. 28 in the 2500 block of Silver Lane. No suspects.

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An 18-year-old charmer was arrested the afternoon of Nov. 29 after she hit and kicked her mom for reasons unclear. The 35-year-old local woman was treated for facial injuries and the St. Paul teen was cited for domestic assault.

A male peeper “in his 20’s” looking in windows in the 4400 block of Arden Court made tracks in the pre-dawn darkness when confronted by a homeowner. No suspects.

“Stroller bimbo”
“Stroller bimbo” is a loss-prevention department term for a woman and her unwitting accomplice who, in this case, were leaving a business with items tucked away in the stroller: items the woman had not paid for. The 27-year-old was greeted by asset protection employees outside a discount store in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue the afternoon of Dec. 5. Her innocent daughter was released to a family friend and the suspect was booked at the jail for shoplifting $544 worth of diapers, adult clothes and household items that were found squirreled away in the stroller. The White Bear Lake woman was charged with gross-misdemeanor theft.

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Vadnais Heights

A late morning fight with her 57-year-old boyfriend turned serious Dec. 6 when the 55-year-old woman’s son joined the fray. The 31-year-old worked the boyfriend over with a ball bat, leaving him bruised and bloodied, with a fractured arm. The suspect fled the scene but later turned himself in. He was booked at the jail on a felony second-degree charge of assault with a deadly weapon

An unlocked vehicle was left running outside a bar in he 700 block of County Road F to warm up in the wee hours of Dec. 8. The thief no doubted appreciated that before driving off.

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