Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published September 4, 2017

Arden Hills

Boosters

An employee at the Walgreens in the 3500 block of Lexington Avenue called police Aug. 23 to report three women — known shoplifters — had boosted about $30 worth of merchandise from the store.

Burglary

Police responded to the 1500 block of Dawn Circle early in the morning of Aug. 27 on a burglary report. A resident told deputies they heard footsteps and a door close in their basement, but police didn’t find anything or anyone.

Intervention?

The parents of a 33-year-old woman who were attempting to get her to go to drug rehab — apparently by pinning her to the floor Aug. 26 — ended up calling the cops on the daughter because she was disorderly. Deputies found she had outstanding warrants so she was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Plausible deniability?

Employees at the Walgreens in the 3500 block of Lexington Avenue called police Aug. 29 to report someone had passed off a counterfeit $50 bill. Deputies were able to track that someone down, pulling over the man who’d allegedly done the deed. The man told police he was unaware the bill was counterfeit and claimed to have gotten it at Treasure Island Resort and Casino. He said he would return to the store and return the change he’d been given, redoing the transaction with real money.

Post-fair DWI

Police responded to a spin-out accident at Highway 51 and Interstate 694 the evening of Aug. 28 and found a damaged car facing the wrong way on the highway. The driver, a 28-year-old Coon Rapids woman, told deputies she’d been distracted by her phone and had driven into the barrier. The woman seemed off-balance and had watery eyes; after failing field sobriety tests she admitted to having had a couple beers at the Minnesota State Fair earlier that day. She was booked at the jail for third-degree DWI.

Theft string

A string of thefts and suspicious activity were reported Aug. 28 in the 1500 blocks of Oak Avenue, Arden Place and the 1600 block of Oak Avenue. A 22-year-old Lino Lakes woman told police someone broke into her car while she was at a friend’s house; her wallet, containing her passport and debit card, was stolen. The card had been used twice. Someone broke into a garage and stole a man’s wallet from a car, taking cash and cards and leaving the billfold in the bushes. Three men were seen checking cars in a cul-de-sac, and a 32-year-old woman told police someone stole a BB rifle and a locked safe out of her possibly unlocked car. The safe contained her social security card and birth certificate.


 

Falcon Heights

Arrest

An 81-year-old man stopped at Larpenteur and Snelling avenues Aug. 17 was arrested and cited for driving without a driver’s license.

DWI

Police arrested a 28-year-old Minneapolis woman for DWI after a stop in the 2000 block of Hoyt Avenue Aug. 16. She refused a breath test so police got a warrant for a blood test. She was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Stolen wheels

A 19-year-old man told police Aug. 14 that someone had stolen a couple tire rims he’d stashed under a trailer in the 1900 block of Autumn Street. He’s out $200.

Welfare check

Police checked on a woman who has an alcohol problem Aug. 17. She took a breathalyzer test and registered a .26 blood alcohol concentration, so she asked to be taken to the hospital.


 

Lauderdale

Arrest

Police arrested and cited an 18-year-old man Aug. 16 at Larpenteur Avenue and Eustis Street for driving with a revoked license, having no proof of insurance and an illegal window-tint job.

Police arrested a 47-year-old woman Aug. 17 from the 1700 block of Pleasant Street for misdemeanor prostitution and disorderly conduct. She was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Beats going to impound

Officers doing a routine check of an unoccupied vehicle Aug. 15 in the 1600 block of Carl Street had the car come up as stolen out of New Brighton. New Brighton police called the owner of the car, who came and picked it up.


 

Little Canada

Burglary

Someone broke into a roofing company in the 3100 block of Country Drive, getting in through a smashed window, as reported Aug. 25. The prowler stole checks from an office and left a crowbar behind. The company’s accounts were frozen after the burglar attempted to cash the checks.

A 67-year-old man told police Aug. 29 that two men attempted to break into his house in the 2600 block of Lakeshore Avenue while he was home. He saw them outside and called the police; he went outside and while one man ran, the other ran towards the man and punched him, before running off.

DWI

A deputy patrolling the 2500 block of Rice Street Aug. 26 at bar close found a car in the ditch in front of a well-known watering hole and arrested the 24-year-old Minneapolis man who was behind the wheel. The man was booked at the jail for fourth-degree DWI and careless driving.

Gun?

Someone called police at 9 a.m. from the 300 block of Labore Road to report someone playing with a gun at an apartment building. Police came but didn’t find anything.

Known burglar

A woman who works at the Public Storage in the first block of County Road B told police Aug. 29 she found three storage units had been broken into; she encountered a man, but he refused to talk to her and left in a car. The woman said she saw likely stolen items in the car and managed to get the license plate number. The car came up as stolen out of Roseville. The man was arrested in Maplewood, and is linked to other burglaries in Little Canada and North St. Paul.

Stolen car

A 27-year-old woman told police Aug. 26 that her 1998 Honda Civic had been stolen from her apartment parking lot in the 300 block of Labore Road. Some four days later she called the police back to report her car had been found in St. Paul. When she got it out of impound, she found a bunch of stuff that wasn’t hers, so she turned it over to the sheriff’s office. She told deputies she never keeps anything valuable in her car, so none of her stuff was missing.


 

Mounds View

Arrest

Police arrested a 38-year-old man in the 2600 block of Mounds View Boulevard for an outstanding Ohio parole violation warrant Aug. 26.

Bummer

A couple kids, ages 16 and 14, reported the theft of a $100 Schwinn bike and a $50 pair of inline skates Aug. 27 from the 2400 block of Mounds View Boulevard.

Drug theft

Someone stole $140 worth of Adderall from the 5200 block of Red Oak Drive as reported by a 31-year-old woman Aug. 26.

DWI

Police arrested a 60-year-old man for fourth-degree DWI after an Aug. 22 stop at Highway 10 and Interstate 35W. The man blew a .09 blood alcohol concentration, .01 over the legal limit.

Police arrested a 53-year-old man after he crashed his car in the 2500 block of Mounds View Boulevard Aug. 26. The man was intoxicated, and booked for second-degree DWI test refusal and third-degree DWI.

Gun

Police arrested a 23-year-old man who’d been reported to have a gun Aug. 21 in the 2800 block of County Road H2. He did not have a license to carry it.

Theft

A 56-year-old man told police Aug. 24 that someone had broken into his van as it was parked in the 2600 block of Clearview Avenue and had stolen a cordless drill and a laser measurement tool, a loss of $600.

A 30-year-old woman told police Aug. 25 that someone had stolen a $120 air conditioner and a $350 stroller from the 7600 block of Greenfield Avenue.


 

New Brighton

Arrest

A 30-year-old woman was pulled over early in the morning of Aug. 30 at Silver Lake Road and Seventh Street NW after a routine license plate check. She ended up being booked at the Ramsey County Jail for giving false information to police and for an outstanding warrant. The woman, who had a suspended driver’s license, tried to use someone else’s name.

Attempted burglary

A 61-year-old woman told police Aug. 29 that someone had tried to break into her apartment in the 2200 block of Silver Lake Lane. She told police the screws on her door lock had been loosened. The woman may be able to provide photos or video of the culprit.

Easy DWI

Police headed an apartment building on Eighth Street NW the night of Aug. 28 on report of a car in the lot constantly honking its horn. A 28-year-old man inside the vehicle was intoxicated, and ended up being arrested for third-degree DWI. Police also found marijuana and magic mushrooms in the car.

Gas and go all over

A car that was possibly stolen out of California fueled up with $34 worth of gas Aug. 29 at the Exxon in the 200 block of county Road E2 and then drove off without paying. 

Lock your car

A 38-year-old woman told police Aug. 28 someone rummaged through her unlocked car overnight as it was parked in her driveway in the 2100 block of Violet Lane. The prowler stole three gift cards to Cafe Latte in St. Paul, a loss of $75.

Theft

A 22-year-old man told police that between Aug. 24 and 26 his 1996 Honda Accord had been stolen from his apartment parking lot in the 1400 block of 10th Street NW. 

A 41-year-old man told police Aug. 27 that someone might have broken into his car — it could have been unlocked, too — as it was parked overnight in the 1400 block of Mississippi Street. The prowler stole his wallet and credit card, a $3,000 gold ring and his cigarette roller. The thief used the credit card at a gas station in Circle Pines.

A 68-year-old man told police Aug. 28 that someone broke into his van through its back window as it was parked overnight in the 2100 block of Mississippi Circle and stole a toolbox, his debit card and checkbook.


 

Shoreview

Burglary

A couple, both 64 years old, reported their home in the 200 block of Dennison Avenue had been burglarized Aug. 23. The prowler got in through an unlocked patio door and stole $1,400 worth of electronics — a laptop, tablet and phones — along with a visiting relative’s purse, which contained a wallet, cash and credit cards.

Someone broke into a garage in the 200 block of Dennison Avenue and rummaged through a car, apparently without taking anything, as reported Aug. 23 by a 63-year-old woman.

A 42-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman told police Aug. 23 someone broke into their home in the 5900 block of Scenic Place, coming in through a window; the screen had been removed. The man’s car was rummaged through — apparently in an attached garage — and the two reported a backpack and a purse had been stolen. Both were found, on the driveway and one down the block, and neither were missing anything.

Crash and hide

A man called police the evening of Aug. 27 from the 5900 block of Royal Oaks Drive to report someone had driven over his mailbox and into his yard, leaving tracks on the grass before driving off. Police checked the area and found the car, complete with front-end damage and two flat tires, parked and partially hidden in the woods. The car was likely being driven by a 50-year-old man who’d just gotten out of the Anoka County Jail following a four-day stint for driving without insurance. Police are trying to track him down.

Netted goose

Someone called police Aug. 25 from the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue to report a Canada goose with netting wrapped around its neck. The animal control officer said he was unable to do anything about it — he’d need three people to control the bird to help it — but the animal was mobile and able to eat, drink and breath.

Lying gas thief

Police tracked down a 34-year-old St. Paul woman who’d stolen $37 worth of gas from a service station in the 5900 block of Hodgson Road. At first she claimed she’d driven off without paying because she’d been informed her child had been injured at daycare and she was rushing to the ER, but that wasn’t true. She eventually admitted to the theft and was issued a citation.

Mailbox prowler

Someone called police just before midnight Aug. 25 from the 1000 block of Glenhill Road to report a man walking through the neighborhood with a flashlight looking in mailboxes. Deputies responded but didn’t find him.

Shots fired?

Someone called police from the 3300 block of Kent Street Aug. 25 to report hearing two gunshots, but deputies checked it out and found nothing.

Hopping the turnstyle

A group of five teenage boys boosted $52.92 worth of footlongs and other food from the Subway in the 1000 block of Highway 96 Aug. 27, taking off in a white Honda SUV.


St. Anthony

Attempted burglaries

A 75-year-old woman told police Aug. 20 that she woke up early that morning to the sounds of someone trying to force open her patio door at her residence in the 3400 block of Silver Lane. She turned on the light and the person fled. Police came and searched the area but didn’t find anyone.

A 22-year-old man told police Aug. 20 he thought someone had tried to get into his place in the 4000 block of Silver Lake Road. His car had been rummaged through and his wallet was stolen — it contained a little bit of cash and some credit cards.

A man told police Aug. 20 that someone had opened his screen door as if trying to get into his house in the 4000 block of Foss Road, though the sliding glass door was locked and the person couldn’t get in. The man said his neighbor’s house was vacant and unlocked, and the prowler apparently got in there, but nothing seemed to have been taken or damaged.

Detox

A very intoxicated 61-year-old man was taken to detox after he fell in the area of 39th Avenue and Silver Lake Road Aug. 14. He had a blood alcohol concentration of .312, nearly four times the legal limit for drivers.

Ghost ride

A 25-year-old woman told police Aug. 17 that she’d left her car unlocked with the keys in it parked at her apartment in the 3800 block of Macalaster Drive as she went out of town, and when she came back it had been in a car accident — the front end of it was heavily damaged. Police checked with the Minnesota State Patrol, which said the car really had been in an accident, and it fled the scene. The State Patrol managed to track it down afterwards, and identified the people inside the car as a 26-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man. The 25-year-old woman knows both of them; police are investigating.

Watch out

A 28-year-old woman who lives in the 3500 block of Roosevelt Court told police Aug. 18 that someone stole the garage door openers out of her cars. In situations such as these, the thief comes back for the contents of the garage.

Theft

Employees at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road detained a woman who they’d caught trying to steal $32.58 worth of merchandise. Police came and gave her a theft citation and she was sent on her way.=


 

Roseville 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• Aug. 25 at Rosedale Center

• Aug. 26 at County Road D and Prior Circle

• Aug. 28 at Walgreens on Rice Street

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Aug. 23 in the 2500 block of Herschel Street

• Aug. 24 in the 2900 block of Highcrest Road

• Aug. 27 in the 1600 block of Rose Place

• Aug. 27 in the 900 block of Grandview Place

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Aug. 23 in the 600 block of Highway 36

• Aug. 24 at Holiday on County Road C

• Aug. 24 in the 500 block of Lovell Avenue

• Aug. 25 at Har Mar Mall

• Aug. 25 in the 1700 block of Dunlap Street

• Aug. 25 at Rosedale Center

• Aug. 25 at Walmart

• Aug. 26 in the 1800 block of West Perimeter Drive

• Aug. 26 in the 1100 block of Autumn Street

• Aug. 26 at AT&T Store on Lincoln Drive

• Aug. 27 at Perkins on County Road D

• Aug. 27 at MGM Wine & Spirits

• Aug. 27 in the 500 block of Shryer Avenue

• Aug. 28 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• Aug. 28 at Rosedale Center

• Aug. 28 at Walmart

• Aug. 29 at Har Mar Mall

• Aug. 29 at Walmart

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Aug. 23 at  Roseville Chrysler Jeep Dodge RAM

• Aug. 26 in the 1700 block of Marion Street

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Aug. 23 at Motel 6

• Aug. 23 in the 1700 block of Marion Street

• Aug. 23 in the 3200 block of Old Highway 8

• Aug. 24 in the 2700 block of Rice Street

• Aug. 24 at Walmart

• Aug. 25 in the 1300 block of Eldridge Avenue

• Aug. 25 in the 2700 block of Rice Street

• Aug. 26 at Premier Bank Roseville

• Aug. 26 in the 2800 block of Rice Street

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Aug. 26 at Rosedale Commons

• Aug. 26 at Rosedale Center

• Aug. 27 at Walmart

• Aug. 28 at Rosedale Center

• Aug. 29 at Rosedale Center

• Aug. 29 at Walgreens on Lincoln Drive

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• Aug. 24 at Highway 36 and Dale Street

• Aug. 26 at Cleveland Avenue and County Road C

• Aug. 27 at County Road C and Interstate 35W

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Aug. 23 at Har Mar Mall

• Aug. 23 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• Aug. 23 at Walgreens on Rice Street

• Aug. 23 at Brimhall Elementary School

• Aug. 23 at Rosedale Center

• Aug. 24 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street

• Aug. 24 at Suburban Ace Hardware

• Aug. 24 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• Aug. 25 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street

• Aug. 25 at Rosedale Center

• Aug. 25 at Rosedale Commons

• Aug. 26 at Walgreens on Rice Street

• Aug. 27 at Joe Senser’s Sports Theater

• Aug. 27 at Har Mar Mall

• Aug. 28 at Target

• Aug. 28 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Aug. 24 in the 2700 block of Rice Street

• Aug. 25 at Dig It Dog Grooming

• Aug. 25 at Roselawn Avenue and Tatum Street

• Aug. 27 at DICK’S Sporting Goods

• Aug. 28 in the 2700 block of Cleveland Avenue

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