South-West Review police reports published August 14, 2017

South-West Review police reports published August 14, 2017 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Inver Grove Heights 


A man was taken down by a police K9 Aug. 5, after he kicked in the door of an occupied house in the 3800 block of 63rd Street, assaulted someone inside, then fled on foot, and kept fleeing even as officers commanded him to stop. Eventually officers set the dog on the man and he was apprehended and transported to the Dakota County Jail on numerous charges. 

On Aug. 8, officers responded to the first block of Orleans Avenue on a burglary and assault report. After investigation, police were able to identify the 19-year-old man who committed the crimes. Police are searching for the man. 


Officers were dispatched to the 9100 block of Cahill Avenue on the report of a theft Aug. 3, but as they arrived the suspect fled in a vehicle. Officers pursued the suspect’s car in a chase, but the driver eventually crashed. Police arrested the 17-year-old female behind the wheel and a 22-year-old man who was with her; he had a warrant out for his arrest. 


Police received a report of a stolen camper trailer in the 5500 block of Bishop Avenue Aug. 4 Police are investigating the theft. 

On Aug. 2, a resident in the 7500 block of River Road told police that mail had been stolen from their mailbox. 

A man called police from the 6100 block of Bacon Avenue to report that his vehicle, which had been parked in his driveway, was entered and his laptop was stolen from it Aug. 3. 

A 17-year-old male was cited after he was caught stealing something in the 9000 block of Buchannon Trail Aug. 7. 

A theft was reported in the 4400 block of 66th Street Aug. 6.


A resident in the 2800 block of 70th Street reported that a vehicle had been damaged by a man Aug. 1. 

Warrant arrests

An Inver Grover Heights officer assisted a South St. Paul officer in arresting a 19-year-old male wanted on a warrant Aug. 2. He was located in the 100 block of Third Avenue, and was transported to the Dakota County Jail. 

Police arrested a man in the 6800 block of Craig Court Aug. 4. The man had a warrant. 

On Aug. 4, officers arrested two men, ages 28 and 53, for outstanding warrants, in the 4800 block of Brent Avenue. 

A 25-year-old woman wanted on a warrant was located in the 2500 block of 76th Street Aug. 8. She was arrested and transported to the Dakota County Jail. 

Mendota Heights 

Almost cooperative 

A motorist fled the scene of a two-car accident at Highway 55 and Northland Drive July 28. At first, the two drivers got out of their vehicles and talked, but when one wanted to involve insurance companies, the other did not, so he jumped back into his car and zoomed off. The driver left behind called the cops.


Police received a burglary report from a business in the 700 block of Highway 110. A staff member arrived to work July 30 to find a window had been smashed out by a large rock. The business was rifled through and only a small amount of change was stolen. Police are investigating. 

Impaired in the car

Investigating the wafting smell of marijuana, officers found the odor coming from a car occupied by two individuals in the 1400 block of Highway 13 July 26. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle. Charges are pending an investigation by the Dakota County Drug Task Force, according to the police report.  

Police responded to an accident in the 1100 block of Centre Pointe Curve July 29. When they arrived they found that a female driver involved in the accident was intoxicated. She was arrested for DWI and transported to the Dakota County Jail. 

Porta-potty ablaze

Police responded to the 1500 block of Highway 13 on the report of a porta-potty on fire just after 9 p.m. Mendota Heights firefighters also responded and put out the flames. Police are investigating the cause of the fire, but believe it was arson. 

Theft by letter-writer

Police received a call from someone in the 500 block of Pond View Drive July 29, reporting that a theft had occurred and that — presumably — the same suspect had left a threatening letter at the house. Police are investigating. 

Theft from auto

A resident in the 1900 block of Victoria Road called police to report that his wallet was stolen from his car overnight into July 30. 

That same day, a resident in the same block told police that his wallet was also stolen from his vehicle. He said his wallet contained some cash and his credit cards. He said no fraud had yet occurred, that he knew of. 

South St. Paul


A man being arrested on an outstanding warrant added a new charge to his repertoire when he obstructed a legal process in the 200 block of 15th Avenue July 24.

Police arrested two people in the 1000 block of Syndicate Avenue July 24. Both individuals had warrants out for their arrests.

Police received a report regarding a woman suspiciously looking into parked cars in the area of 21st Avenue and Bromley Street July 25. Officers responded to the scene and discovered the woman had two active warrants out for her arrest. 


Police responded to the area of 16th Avenue and Bryant Avenue after a man said he was witnessing an assault in progress Aug. 1. By the time police arrived the suspect was gone, but officers found the female victim. She said she’d been pushed to the ground by a man. She said she owed the man money but didn’t have it at the time so he became upset. 


A couple in the 1500 block of Willis Avenue reported that “numerous electronics were hacked in their home,” and that they saw “blue laser lights” shine into their window in the evening Aug. 4. 


Police received a report from someone in the 2100 block of Fifth Street July 31 regarding a bad check that they’d received that day. 

Someone in the 700 block of Concord Street reported a case of credit card fraud Aug. 2. 

An employee of a business in the 1200 block of Southview Boulevard called police after realizing that a customer had used multiple counterfeit $20 bills Aug. 2.

Gas and go

Staff at a gas station in the 1100 block of Concord Street reported the theft of gasoline Aug. 4. 

Man threatens man

According to a July 28 police report, a man in the 100 block of Hardman Avenue threatened another man, saying that he would “beat his ass” and then revealing a firearm in his waistband. Police are looking into the matter. 


A man called police from the 200 block of Grand Avenue July 24, reporting that his license plates had been stolen. 

A woman called police after tools and other items were stolen from the bed of her truck in the 1200 block of Sixth Avenue July 27. She said the suspect also took the truck bed cover. She added that she suspects the thief also tampered with her truck’s anti-theft mechanism. 

Several pieces of property were reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 300 block of Eighth Avenue July 31.

On Aug. 4, a woman in the 600 block of Eighth Avenue reported the “theft and illegal use of her cell phone number.”

A resident in the 500 block of Annapolis Street reported mail theft Aug. 6. 


A resident in the 100 block of 10th Avenue told police that someone punctured their car’s back tire Aug. 3. 

Vehicle theft 

A resident in the 300 block of Second Avenue called police July 30 to report a stolen vehicle. The next day, another resident in the same block reported his car stolen as well. 

Police received a report from a resident in the 1500 block of Willis Avenue Aug. 6. The caller reported the theft of a car. 

West St. Paul


Two males, approximately 15 years of age, were reported to have assaulted a third boy with special needs in the 1600 block of Robert Street Aug. 7. The third-party caller talked to the victim and told police he was “really beaten.” The caller informed officers that the suspects might have run into Walmart, but wasn’t sure. Police checked, but couldn’t find the two boys, neither could they find video evidence of the reported assault. 

Family in the woods

A homeowner in the 300 block of Hurley Street told police that a family was living in nearby woods Aug. 7. According to the caller, the family had set up a camp — with a tent, sleeping bags, pillows, so on — out of sight, on private property. Police are investigating the situation. 

Fast food fraud

A man called police after discovering that someone used his credit card to buy a burger at a fast food joint in the 1000 block of Robert Street Aug. 7. As it turned out, his card had been stolen earlier that day in Eagan. 


A woman called police Aug. 4 on behalf of another woman to report that an unknown man would not stop calling her. According to the report, the suspect had originally acquired the victim’s phone number at a park, and wouldn’t stop calling. Police are investigating the matter. 

Officer assaulted

Police were called to the 300 block of Marie Avenue Aug. 7, where a man — who’d been banned from the property — showed up and was causing a disturbance. Officers located the 25-year-old man and one officer was assaulted by him. The officer required medical attention. Eventually, they were able to arrest the combative man and transport him to the Dakota County Jail. 


Staff at the Menards in the 1400 block of Robert Street called police after spotting a man leave the store without paying for some merchandise Aug. 3. The stolen items were recovered when the man was confronted in the parking lot, but he then fled before police could arrive. 

Police received a report concerning a shoplifting incident from staff at the Walgreens in the 1100 block of Robert Street Aug. 5. According to staff, a man had concealed items and then left without paying for them. Police were able to locate the 34-year-old suspect. He agreed to give back the stolen merchandise and was banned from the store. 


A man called police from the area of Smith and Moreland avenues to report two license plates that were stolen off a parked truck Aug. 5. 

Vehicle theft 

A woman called police from the 100 block of Moreland Avenue to report her car stolen overnight into Aug. 4. She said the keys for the now-missing vehicle had been left in a second, unlocked vehicle next to it.


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