Falcon Heights partners in crime

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Review police reports April 7, 2015.

Falcon Heights

Police checking the plates on a vehicle March 19 at Snelling and Hoyt avenues learned that the plates had been stolen in Minneapolis. A further check revealed that the vehicle itself had been stolen in Wisconsin. A 47-year-old man was booked at the jail for felony motor vehicle theft.

When a vehicle was stopped March 22 at Snelling and Larpenteur avenues for snow-covered windows, an officer found the 25-year-old male driver on the phone with the vehicle’s female owner. That phone conversation resulted in the man’s arrest for violating the order for protection the owner had against the driver. He was also cited for driving after license suspension, no proof of insurance and booked at the jail for a Washington County warrant for his arrest for fifth-degree assault.

Partners in crime
A 27-year-old man was arrested for running a red light on St. Patrick’s Day at Larpenteur Avenue and Arona Street and for driving without a license. The owner, a 24-year-old woman, was arrested for allowing the illegal operation of a motor vehicle, displaying revoked license plates, no proof of insurance, failure to transfer vehicle title and failure to obtain a Minnesota driver’s license within 60 days of residency.

No turn signal was only the beginning
A 22-year-old man stopped March 18 for failing to signal a lane change was also cited for pot possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, no valid DL and no proof of insurance.


A 50-year-old man was arrested March 19 at Hwy. 280 and Como Avenue for no license and insurance to match.

Calling attention to himself March 20 at Hwy. 280 and Como Avenue, the 34-year-old man with one license plate was also arrested for driving with no insurance.

She made it all the way from Chaska before running the red light in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue on March 21 and refusing to submit to a breath test. The 33-year-old was booked at the jail on charges of gross misdemeanor, second-degree DWI test refusal, gross misdemeanor 3rd-degree DWI and running the red light.

Birds of a feather
Police chased and finally stopped a vehicle March 19 in the 1600 block of Eustis Street, arresting the 25-year-old female driver for obstructing the legal process and fleeing police, which is a felony. Her passenger, a 31-year-old man, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were jailed on warrants issued for their arrests: the woman for a felony fifth-degree drug violation and the man for misdemeanor contempt of court.

The 51-year-old Malvern Street resident had a 38-year-old female acquaintance that had a key to his front door. He also was the owner of a television. When the Malvern Street man got home on St. Patrick’s Day, both the woman and the television were gone.

Little Canada

Death wish?
A thief, possibly with a death wish, crawled under a van on March 26, armed with a power drill and a bucket and took on the van’s gas tank, draining all 30 gallons, some into the bucket, but most of it running all over the lot in the 2900 block of Country Drive. Somehow, any resulting sparks did not ignite the fuel as no bodies were found. The overnight incident on March 16 occurred in the parking lot of an auto repair shop. That may be convenient, since the gas tank will probably need to be replaced, making the theft and damage to property incident a felony.

A break-in was discovered March 18 at an unattached garage in the 400 block of Labore Road. Thieves, or a single thief making several trips, made off with fishing poles, reels, tackle boxes and waders valued at $4,800. The tenant said he had not been in the garage since November.


Burglaries were reported:

• March 29 in the 1200 block of Josephine Road

Thefts were reported:

• March 26 at Rosedale Center
• March 26 at Rosedale Commons
• March 27 at Roseville Skating Center
• March 29 at Rosedale Commons
• March 29 at Target
• March 30 at Rosedale Center
• March 30 at Dick’s Sporting Goods
• March 31 at Best Buy
• March 31 at Rosedale Center
• April 1 at Rosedale Center

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:
• March 26 in the 1700 block of Highway 36 West
• March 29 in the 100 block of Larpenteur Avenue

Thefts from auto were reported:
• March 26 at Caribou Coffee on Snelling Avenue
• March 26 at Caribou Coffee on Lincoln Drive
• March 26 in the 2800 block of Pascal Street
• March 27 at Byerly’s
• March 27 at Caribou Coffee on Snelling Avenue
• March 31 in the 2400 block of Victoria Street North
• April 1 in the 2800 block of Rice Street
• April 1 at Joe Senser’s Sports Theater

Shoplifting was reported:
• March 26 at Wal-Mart
• March 26 at Rosedale Commons
• March 27 at Best Buy
• March 27 at Rosedale Center
• March 28 at Wal-Mart
• March 28 at Rosedale Center
• March 29 at Best Buy
• March 29 at Rosedale Center
• March 31 at Kohl’s
• March 31 at Rosedale Center
• March 31 at Wal-Mart
• April 1 at Wal-Mart

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• March 28 near the intersection of Rice Street North and County Road B West
• March 31 near the intersection of Fernwood Street North and Roselawn Avenue
• March 31 in the 2700 block of Snelling Avenue

Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly conduct was reported:

• March 26 in the 1000 block of Lovell Avenue
• March 27 in the 2400 block of Dale Street
• March 27 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street
• March 30 at Super 8 Motel
• March 30 at SuperAmerica on County Road D
• March 30 at Rosedale Center
• March 30 at Best Buy
• March 31 in the 2500 block of Cleveland Avenue
• March 31 at Rosedale Center
• April 1 in the 2100 block of Snelling Avenue
• April 1 at Wal-Mart
• April 1 in the 2300 block of Woodbridge Street
• April 1 in the 2600 block of Cleveland Avenue

Property Damage
Criminal damage to property was reported:

• March 29 at Target
• March 30 at Super 8 Motel
• March 30 in the 2800 block of Snelling Avenue
• March 30 in the 2000 block of Samuel Street
• March 31 in the 900 block of Sherren Street


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