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Blind woman loses $2,800
Bulletin Area police reports week of July 2, 2014 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights
When the homeowner awoke June 16 in the 3400 block of Lake Johanna Boulevard and looked out at his boat tied to the dock, he realized his ‘96 Mercury outboard motor, valued at $650, was gone.
A homeowner in the 3400 block of Lake Johanna Boulevard reported the loss of his Minn Kota Endura motor and his Hummingbird fish finder, the evening of June 21. The two pieces of gear valued at a total of $450, were no longer in his boat tied to the dock.
Illegal activity in the normally quiet, low-crime trailer park on Dickens Lane increased in mid-June resulting in the arrest of a 18-year-old local man for underage consumption; the arrest of a 21-year-old Blaine man for criminal damage to property following a hit-and-run; the arrest of two 19-year-old female witnesses to the hit-and-run for underage consumption of alcohol and possession of pot and drug paraphernalia; and the arrest of three women, two age 18 and one 20, also for underage consumption and possession of pot and drug paraphernalia.
A 70-year-old man reported the loss of $5,000 in the re-occurring “IRS agent” phone scam on June 14. In the scam, the victim is threatened by the caller who says the victim owes back taxes and needs to pay them immediately by purchasing Green Dot money cards and turning the card numbers over to the scammer. Once that’s done, the money is gone. Readers are reminded that if the IRS wants to contact you, it will be by mail, not the telephone.
Not very smart
Smartphones now only a memory include a $600 Samsung Galaxy left in a locked vehicle with the window down June 9; a $700 iPhone 5S left in a bowling alley June 12 and a $300 Samsung Galaxy left in a nightclub June 15.
Twizzlers and a Pepsi
A male “in his 20’s” ran out of a convenience store in the 2600 block of County Road I June 7 with a stolen package of Twizzlers and a can of Pepsi. Creating a criminal record: for a few Twizzlers and a Pepsi?
A male in his 20’s beat it out the door of a business in the 2300 block of County Hwy. 10 on June 13, and with the thief went two At-Home drug test kits, commonly used to detect illegal drug use by employees or children. The loss totaled $58.
An already boring summer
Bored park goers piled wood chips on the merry-go-round in Silver View Park June 9 and lit the pile, watching it as it went round and round. Officers put the fire out. No damage. No suspects.
It was quite the shopping list for the thieves who made off with a Diamondback bicycle, three fishing rods, two Igloo coolers, and a vehicle floor jack from a garage in the 2400 block of County Road I. The loss was estimated at $800.
Police investigated a report of two drivers in the lot of a fast food restaurant in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road June 19 leaning on their horns, with one driver waving a large butcher knife out his car window. When asked why he was waving the weapon, the St. Paul man said because the other driver, no longer on the scene, “had been honking at him.” The 27-year-old was arrested for disorderly conduct and driving after license revocation.
Blind woman loses $2,800
A New Brighton resident was dropped off at her apartment building by Metro Mobility June 23, not realizing that her wallet containing $2,800 was no longer in her purse. The 46-year-old, who is blind, didn’t report the loss to police for six days because she did not have a reason ‘til then to use her wallet. The victim did not say why she was carrying such a substantial amount of cash. Metro Mobility is investigating.
A man was spotted slumped on a bench about 8 a.m. June 24 in Meadowwood Park in the 500 block of 10th Avenue N.W. The man, identified as a 29-year-old local, had a cigarette butt in his right ear. Not behind his ear, in his ear. (He did have a cigarette behind his left ear.) The man, who said he was groggy from walking around all night, produced a one-hitter but said his “go to” drug was heroin. He was jailed on an Anoka County warrant for his arrest for possession of stolen property.
A girl left her purple seven-speed Schwinn Frontier unlocked in the rack June 23 in the 2200 block of Silver Lake Road. When the 15-year-old came out, the $400 bike was gone.
Peace reigned throughout the land last week with no reports of stealing, fighting, excessive drinking or off-road driving that would interest our readers.
A man was pulled over June 13 at 37th Avenue N.E. and Macalaster Drive for the usual signs and arrested for second degree DWI and driving without insurance. The 27-year-old’s BAC was tested at .20 percent, he was booked at the Hennepin County Jail and his vehicle was impounded for forfeiture.
Cell phone cases, whether they’re silicone, gel or hard cover make up a new market for thieves. Two female suspects were confronted outside of an electronics store June 9 in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue N.E. The pair threw two cell phone cases at an employee before fleeing the scene. The loss totaled seven cases valued at $570.
A thief smashed a car window in a garage June 10 in the 2500 block of Silver Lane, making off with three pairs of shoes. The shoes were valued at $80. The window was valued at $400.
An employee at a sandwich shop in the 5900 block of Rice Creek Parkway left his blue Ripper BMX secured with a cable lock to a pole behind the shop the afternoon of June 18. At the end of his shift, his $250 bicycle was gone.
A motor scooter, left in the yard of a residence in the 1500 block of Hall Street the afternoon of June 23, was donated to a passing thief. The 26-year-old scooter owner told deputies that her unlocked 2009 Roketa-50 was valued at $1,000.
Arrested for stealing an air freshener and several pair of shorts at the big-box store June 19 in the 800 block of County Road E, the 45-year-old St. Paul man’s temporary fate was sealed at the jail by three Ramsey County warrants that had been issued for his arrest,
A 27-year-old Vadnais Heights woman woke up at 7 a.m. June 21 to the sounds of her husband and his dad going at it in the bedroom amidst a dozen empty beer cans. The woman called 911. The 28-year-old and 52-year-old battlers were cuffed, arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail on domestic assault charges.
An argument set the husband off the night of June 24, and the first item in the trailer to be destroyed was the flat screen TV. The shattered fish tank was next. The wife, 43, by then in fear of the 29-year-old husband who was showing the usual signs of alcohol use, called 911. The suspect was booked at the jail on a misdemeanor assault charge.