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Frosting in her hair and a dead mouse on the table
Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Area police reports Apr. 29, 2014
An officer may have been diagnosed with Scrivener’s Palsy, also known as writer’s cramp, after he was finished citing this guy. A 22-year-old was written up April 8 in the 1300 block of Iowa Avenue for speeding, careless driving, driving after license suspension, possession of pot, possession of drug paraphernalia, an unnamed equipment violation and failure to change his address on his driver’s license.
A 37-year-old man was stopped at Snelling and Garden avenues on April 12 and cited for operating an uninsured vehicle, driving after license revocation, providing a fake insurance card and displaying revoked license plates. We’ll see you in court.
You can be arrested and your vehicle can be towed if you’re caught driving without insurance. Do it again, and your license can be suspended and you’ll be invited to appear in court on now-elevated gross misdemeanor charges. It happened to a 32-year-old man pulled over April 7 at Pascal Street and Larpenteur Avenue.
Hiding behind an illegal window tint, a driver was stopped at Hwy. 280 and Broadway Street N.E. April 13. The 19-year-old was cited for the tint, open bottle, failure to transfer title and expired license plate tabs. A 21-year-old male passenger was also taken into custody on an outstanding Anoka County warrant for his arrest. Other obnoxious passengers–the aforementioned man and a female, age 21, as well as the driver–were given verbal warnings for disorderly conduct.
Insurance agent alert
Three Jeff Gordon wanabees, hell-bent for leather, were pulled over by a single officer, who’s not too bad behind the wheel himself, April 13 on Hwy. 280 at Larpenteur Avenue. Two men, ages 28 and 30, and a 16-year-old boy were tagged for reckless driving and racing.
Pull me over
A 32-year-old man driving down Como Avenue at Hwy. 280 with a revoked DL was arrested April 7. His “hey, look-at-me” vehicle that had no front or rear license plates was towed to the impound lot.
A cracked windshield attracts the attention of law enforcers because it’s illegal, but also because they may be curious about the status of the driver’s insurance, since nearly all auto policies cover the repair or replacement of cracked windshields. A 44-year-old woman was stopped April 7 at Como Avenue and Hwy. 280 and cited for driving after license suspension, no insurance and the cracked windshield.
Desperate thieves ripped out two cash machines at an apartment complex in the 1600 block of Pleasant Street April 8. Total value of both machines along with an estimate of the repair needed to the area was estimated at $9,000. The total amount of the cash inside the machines was undetermined.
A van driving over the fog line, the center line, the fog line and so on was pulled over at Centerville and Little Canada roads in the wee hours of April 19. A 38-year-old local woman who tested .15 percent on the Datamaster was booked at the jail on a fourth-degree DWI charge.
A woman walking through the parking lot of a bar in the 2500 block of Rice Street, a place where you want to keep your wits about you, was assaulted by an ex-boyfriend in the early morning hours of April 10. The 25-year-old St. Paul suspect took the 27-year-old’s phone and keys and pulled her out of her vehicle, while punching and kicking her, according to a deputy’s report. The suspect dragged the woman, pushing her into the back of her SUV, drove to North Minneapolis and dropped her off. The victim made it to a hospital later, learning that she had an “orbital fracture of her right eye socket.” The victim is “not cooperative” and the case is on hold until that changes, according to the report.
Returning home April 20 from a weekend away, the Vanderbie Street homeowners found an open service door to their garage and their front door forced open. When they saw items strewn about inside, they retreated to their vehicle in the driveway and called 911. An investigation found that four televisions valued at total of $5,350, an iMac computer worth $1,800, a pair of monitors and three Xbox gaming systems priced at a total of $3,200, and an 8” x 10” autographed photo of Joe Mauer, minimal value, had gone missing. Credit cards were also taken and one has been used. The Ramsey County Crime Lab processed the scene and an investigation continues. The total loss to date is $10,000.
Deputies answering a request to “take my husband to detox,” arrived at the mobile home to find the wife more intoxicated than her husband. The 48-year-old grandma had “cupcake frosting” in her hair and on her legs as well as on the carpet. She demanded that the deputies clean it up and clean the rest of the home while they were at it. Declining that request, the deputies did offer to take care of a dead mouse that was on a table in the living room, but two young grandkids said it was their pet. Not comfortable leaving the pair of kids with the mouse, or grandma for that matter, a deputy tracked down their dad who arrived on the scene. A report was written for documentation.
Burglaries were reported:
• April 18 in the 2700 block of Dellwood Street
• April 18 in the 1700 block of Dunlap Street
• April 19 in the 500 block of Owasso Hills Drive
• April 19 in the 2500 block of Fernwood Street
• April 20 in the 2800 block of Rice Street
• April 20 in the 2100 block of Victoria Street North
Thefts were reported:
• April 17 at Shell Gas Station
• April 17 at Best Buy
• April 18 in the 300 block of Minnesota Avenue
• April 18 in the 2500 block of Cleveland Avenue North
• April 19 in the 2500 block of Cleveland Avenue North
• April 19 at Har Mar Mall
• April 20 at Shell Gas Station
• April 20 in the 1900 block of Twin Lakes Parkway West
• April 20 at Chili’s Grill & Bar
• April 22 in the 2100 block of Dale Street North
Thefts from auto were reported:
• April 18 in the 2700 block of Griggs Street North
• April 19 in the 1900 block of County Road B2 West
• April 19 at Corpus Christi Church
• April 20 in the 2900 block of Manson Street
• April 21 in the 2800 block of Rice Street
• April 21 in the 2700 block of Interstate-35W
• April 21 at Central Park West
• April 21 in the 1800 block of Shryer Avenue West
• April 21 at Rosedale Center
• April 21 in the 2700 block of Rice Street
• April 22 at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Shoplifting was reported:
• April 17 at Rosedale Center
• April 18 in the 1900 block of Twin Lakes Parkway
• April 18 at Source Comics & Games
• April 19 at Rosedale Center
• April 19 at Kohl’s
• April 20 in the 1900 block of Twin Lakes Parkway
• April 21 at Target
• April 21 at Rosedale Center
• April 22 at Kohl’s
• April 22 in the 2700 block of Snelling Avenue North
Driving while intoxicated was reported:
• April 18 near the intersection of County Road B2 West and Snelling Avenue North
• April 19 near the County Road B West and Snelling Avenue North
• April 20 at McDonald’s
Shots were reportedly fired:
• April 17 in the 1700 block of Marion Street
• April 20 in the 1900 block of Alta Vista Drive
Criminal Property Damage
Criminal damage to property was reported:
• April 17 in the 2600 block of Pascal Street North
Disorderly conduct was reported:
• April 18 in the 400 block of Owasso Hills Drive
• April 18 in the 500 block of Sandhurst Drive West
• April 18 in the 1400 block of Centennial Drive West
• April 19 at Rosedale Center
• April 21 in the 2100 block of Snelling Avenue North