Flat tires and flying salsa in Little Canada

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Review police reports February 14, 2017

Falcon Heights


All bases covered

A 22-year-old man was stopped at Arona Street and Larpenteur Avenue Jan. 23 and arrested and cited for misdemeanor possession — he had both synthetic and actual marijuana on him. Beyond that, he was driving with a revoked license, was in possession of drug paraphernalia and had an illegal window-tint job.



A 58-year-old woman told police someone got into her unlocked garage some time before Jan. 24 in the 1700 block of Lindig Street. The prowler rummaged through her vehicle but didn’t seem to take anything from the car or garage.


Gaffling gas

Stealing gas from the SuperAmerica in the 1300 block of Larpenteur Avenue was evidently the thing to do in late January. On Jan. 26 one person stole $26.73 worth of fuel and that same day, someone drove off with $26.16 worth of unpaid petrol. The next day, Jan. 27, someone stole $40.17 worth of gas. In all three instances gas station employees gave police the vehicles’ license plate numbers.


Invest in new friends

A 24-year-old man told police Jan. 27 he gave an acquaintance $1,100 for an investment, but instead the acquaintance used the money for online gambling.


Trouble at Toppers

Police helped remove an unruly man from Topper’s Pizza in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue Jan. 24. He’d been entering the business over and over, harassing customers and employees, and cursing. Once police stepped in he left the area.


Two steps back

A 23-year-old woman stopped in the 2100 block of Larpenteur Avenue Jan. 24 was arrested and cited for driving on a revoked license as well as a violation of her learner’s permit. She was also cited for no proof of insurance and driving an uninsured vehicle.





Police stopped a 55-year-old man at Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280 Jan. 28 and arrested and cited him for driving with a revoked license and having no proof of insurance. The owner of the car, a 38-year-old woman, was cited for allowing the illegal use of her vehicle and for no proof of insurance.

That same day and on the same stretch of road, police arrested a 50-year-old man for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, driving with a cancelled license and displaying impounded license plates. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.


Caught in the act

A 34-year-old woman must have been pretty sure she’d gotten away with backing into a parked car in the 1500 block of Eustis Street Jan. 26, since she’d driven off. No dice. A police officer who’d witnessed the hit and run pulled her over and told the woman she’d be in line for a citation for misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident. Her vehicle also had expired plates with suspended registration, and she received tickets for those violations. Police tracked down the owner of the car she’d hit and let that person know about the crash.


Eggs over Malvern

An egg-toting vandal moved through the 1700 block of Malvern Street overnight into Jan. 28. Women aged 27 and 29 told police the egg-tossing person hit their cars — a third roommate had video of the incident but it’s not possible to identify the suspect in the footage — and another resident reported his garage was egged, too. The man told police he suspected his neighbor was the culprit; police attempts to contact that neighbor were unsuccessful.


Little Canada


Flat tires and flying salsa

A 27-year-old woman called police late on Feb. 5 to report someone had let the air out of her car’s tires as it was parked in the 100 block of Little Canada Road. She said she thought she knew who did it, too. The prime suspect is the 27-year-old’s boyfrend’s ex-girlfriend, a 26-year-old who apparently drove down from North Dakota and is suspected of tossing a glass jar of salsa through the boyfriend’s apartment window, that same day. Police are investigating.


Get out so I can punch you

A 27-year-old man told police he’d been tailgated and harassed by his girlfriend’s 25-year-old brother-in-law Feb. 7 in the trailer park in the first block of Little Circle Drive. The older man drove to the Ramsey County Water Patrol Station on South Owasso Boulevard to seek refuge, but the younger man followed him. As the 27-year-old sat in his car, the brother-in-law approached him and told him to get out of the car so he could be punched. Instead, the 27-year-old drove off. The brother-in-law was cited for fifth-degree assault.


Ghosts or squatters?

The building manager of apartments in the 300 block of Labore Road called police Feb. 7 to report his suspicions that someone had burglarized an apartment that was supposed to be vacant. He told police he heard talking inside the unit, and saw one of its windows had been opened. Police found no signs of anyone having been in the apartment, though the window was, indeed, open.


Late night ‘cleaners’

A 33-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were seen by police peeking into a closed business just before midnight Feb. 5 in the 100 block of County Road C. When approached, the two claimed they worked for a cleaning service that cleaned the business, for which they had keys, though they wouldn’t say which cleaning service they worked for. The woman called her mother to the scene, who backed up the cleaning service story, to an extent. The mother told police her daughter does work for a cleaning service, though the man she was with was not a coworker, but her boyfriend. Another police officer who typically parks his car in the area says he’d never seen anyone at the business that late at night. Police are investigating.




‘Quasi-carjacking’ update

A day after a man had his car stolen from the 2200 block of Lexington Avenue while he warmed it up in his driveway by an apparent gun-toting thief, Oak Park Heights police stopped an SUV Feb. 2 in the Stillwater area that was involved in the incident.

Roseville police impounded the Toyota Highlander and inside they found items that belong to the Roseville man, as well as a timing gun, an automotive tool used on engines, which police say could easily be mistaken for a semi-automatic pistol. 

Police have yet to locate the Roseville man’s stolen car, a 1998 Honda Accord with a manual transmission.




Assaults were reported:

• Feb. 3 at Holiday Inn Express

• Feb. 6 in the first block of County Road B2



Burglaries were reported:

• Feb. 2 in the 1700 block of Marion Street

• Feb. 2 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

• Feb. 6 in the 2400 block of Oxford Street

• Feb. 7 in the 2600 block of Snelling Curve

• Feb. 8 in the 2800 block of Pascal Street



Thefts were reported:

• Feb. 1 at Chili’s

• Feb. 2 at Verizon Wireless

• Feb. 2 in the 2800 block of Snelling Avenue

• Feb. 3 at Plato’s Closet

• Feb. 5 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 5 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street

• Feb. 6 at Chianti Grill

• Feb. 6 at Kohl’s

• Feb. 6 in the 2600 block of Snelling Avenue

• Feb. 7 at Applebee’s

• Feb. 7 in the 1900 block of Oakcrest Avenue

• Feb. 7 in the 2400 block of Fairview Avenue


• Feb. 7 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 8 at Rosedale Center


Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Feb. 2 in the 1700 block of Shryer Avenue

• Feb. 2 at Fantasy Flight Games Center

• Feb. 2 at SuperAmerica on County Road D

• Feb. 4 in the 2200 block of Ferris Lane

• Feb. 5 in the 2200 block of South Rosewood Lane

• Feb. 7 at La Casita

• Feb. 8 in the 1700 block of Marion Street

• Feb. 8 at Roseville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM


Thefts from auto were reported:

• Feb. 1 at Grumpy’s Bar and Grill

• Feb. 2 in the 2800 block of Cleveland Avenue

• Feb. 7 in the 1700 block of Highway 36

• Feb. 7 at Buffalo Wild Wings

• Feb. 8 in the 1800 block of County Road C

• Feb. 8 in the 1700 block of Fernwood Avenue

• Feb. 8 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 8 at Wal-Mart


Shoplifting was reported:

• Feb. 1 at Kohl’s

• Feb. 3 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 3 at Wal-Mart

• Feb. 4 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 7 at Target

• Feb. 7 at Kohl’s

• Feb. 7 at Har Mar Mall


Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Feb. 1 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 4 at Motel 6

• Feb. 4 at BP on Fairview Avenue

• Feb. 4 at KFC on Snelling Avenue

• Feb. 5 at Har Mar Mall

• Feb. 5 at Motel 6

• Feb. 5 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 7 at Suburban Animal Hospital

• Feb. 8 at Radisson Hotel


Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Feb. 8 at Rosedale Center



Robbery was reported:

• Feb. 2 in the 2200 block of Lexington Avenue

• Feb. 5 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street


Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• Feb. 3 in the 800 block of Cope Avenue

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