South-West Review police reports published September 10, 2017

South-West Review police reports published September 10, 2017 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul


Inver Grove Heights 

Fleeing police

On Aug. 29, an officer attempted to stop a car on Highway 52 near Wentworth Avenue, but the driver didn’t pull over. Instead, the car sped up but eventually crashed near Butler Avenue. The male driver jumped out of the car and fled on foot but was soon apprehended. Police arrested the 27-year-old man and transported him to the Dakota County Jail. 

Hit and run 

Officers responded to the 8000 block of Claymore Avenue on the report of a hit and run accident Aug. 30. Police caught up to the suspect vehicle, occupied by a 52-year-old woman and a 51-year-old man, and cited both of them for fleeing the scene.  

A hit and run took place Sept. 3 in the 8600 block of Asiatic Avenue. 

Impaired driving

A 39-year-old woman was pulled over at the intersection of Robert Trail and Cliff Road Sept. 1 and was arrested for drunk driving. 

Police arrested a 45-year-old man in the area of Concord Boulevard and Highway 52 after determining that he was driving while intoxicated Sept. 4. 
Shoplifting

A man stole about $20 worth of food from the Cub Foods in the 7800 block of Cahill Avenue Aug. 31. The man was confronted and fled, dropping all the items he’d stolen. While the food was recovered, the man was not. He was gone by the time police arrived. 

An odd case of theft occurred at a business in the 1400 block of Mendota Road Sept. 5. A 51-year-old woman attempted to return stolen goods, but not to right her wrong. She was trying to get money back for the stolen items, using a fake receipt. The woman was cited and banned from the store. 

Theft 

Police are following up on a theft that took place in the 5400 block of Audobon Avenue Aug. 28. A 17-year-old boy is a possible suspect. 

Someone reported a theft in the 6200 block of Concord Boulevard Aug. 30. Police are investigating. 
A vehicle parked in the 3500 block of 78th Street was broken into and items were stolen from it Aug. 30. 

A theft was reported in the 11600 block of Courthouse Boulevard Aug. 30. 

Police responded to the 5700 block of Bishop Avenue Aug. 30 on the report of a theft. 

Police took a theft report from someone in the 9000 block of Buchanan Trail; about $250 had been stolen Sept. 1.

Police are investigating a mail theft incident that took place Sept. 1 in the 1400 block of 70th Street. 

Warrant arrests 

A 30-year-old man was arrested on a warrant in the 1300 block of 50th Street Sept. 1. 

Police arrested a man in the 3100 block of 80th Street after a resident called in suspicious activity in the area Sept. 3. It turned out that the man had an outstanding warrant. 


 

Mendota Heights 

Disturbance

Police responded to the 1100 block of Dodd Road Aug. 29, where a man was reportedly causing a disturbance at his mother’s house. He’d been asked to leave, but then later returned, sparking a 911 call for assistance. Police transported the man to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. 

Fraud 

A man called police from the 700 block of Highway 110 after he realized someone had made unauthorized transactions using his credit card Aug. 25. Earlier that day, he’d called Minneapolis police after his wallet was stolen in that city. The two incidents are very likely linked. 

Harassment 

On Aug. 26, a couple in the 900 block of Adeline Court reported they received harassing messages from an unknown man. The man was apparently “associated” with their son’s ex-girlfriend and was looking for their son. 

Theft 

Someone reported a theft from a trailer parked in the 1200 block of Centre Pointe Curve Aug. 25. The suspect or suspects stole hundred of dollars worth of stuff. 

A resident called police from the 2400 block of Visitation Drive reporting a “large bag containing personal items” was stolen from a vehicle Aug. 26. 

Police responded to the 2000 block of Dodd Road after someone reported a theft incident Aug. 28. The incident was caught on surveillance cameras, but it was hard to determine a suspect, according to police. 

Vandalism 

A man called police from the 700 block of Mohican Lane Aug. 29 after he found scratches on his vehicle, which he suspected someone did purposefully. 

South St. Paul

Assault 

A man was taken to the Dakota County Jail after he punched another man in the face, unprovoked, in the 1200 block of Southview Boulevard Sept. 3.

Disturbance

Police responded to a business Sept. 4, where a man was harassing customers, asking for both money and cigarettes. The situation got more out of hand when the man purposefully flooded the business’s toilet. Officers cited the man.

Domestic assault

Police received a report of domestic assault Sept. 4.

Fraud 

A man called police from the 2200 block of Southview Boulevard Aug. 28, reporting that someone had tried — multiple times — to take out loans in his name, using his personal information.

Shooting

Police are investigating an incident in the 900 block of Warner Avenue Aug. 28, where two people were struck by gunfire. 

Theft 

Staff at a gas station in the 1100 block of Concord Street reported a gas drive-off Sept. 4. 

A phone went missing after its owner set it down briefly on the sidewalk in the 400 block of 12th Avenue Sept. 4. According to the caller, someone walking by likely took the phone. 

A package delivered to an address in the 1600 block of Southview was reported stolen after it was dropped off Sept. 3. 

Police received a report of a stolen license plate from a car parked in the 1500 block of Concord Street Sept. 3. 

Warrant arrest

When an officer spotted a man known to have warrants in the 500 block of Third Avenue Sept. 2 and turned his squad car around to make contact with the man, the man began to flee on foot. After a foot chase and then a K9 search, the suspect was taken into custody and transported to the Dakota County Jail. 


 

West St. Paul 

Assault

Police received a call from someone in the area of Robert Street and Moreland Avenue Sept. 4, reporting that a man was assaulting another man, “banging the older man’s head against a bench,” the caller said, according to the police report, then adding that the suspect then began choking the older man. Police received a call from another passerby reporting the same thing. Officers arrived and arrested the 38-year-old suspect. 

Gunshots?

A man in the area of Charlton Street and Wentworth Avenue called police after he heard five to six gunshots around 9 p.m. Sept. 3. Police responded and checked the area, but didn’t find anything suspicious. 

Harassment 

A woman called police Sept. 4 to report that she’s been receiving harassing text messages from her ex-husband. Police told her how to file for an order for protection. 

Rocks on Robert

Police received a call from a driver who reported landscaping rocks in the middle of the road in the 1500 block of Robert Street around 7 a.m., Sept. 2. Police arrived and found not only softball-sized rocks, but also broken glass on the pavement. A few employees of a nearby business helped officers clean up the mess. Police think the rocks and glass bottles were thrown in the street from the side of the road, purposefully. 

Shoplifting

Two off-duty police responded to the Target in the 1700 block of Robert Street Sept. 4, where staff had an uncooperative shoplifter in custody. According to the police report, the suspect fainted and medics were called. The 40-year-old man was determined to be fine and was handed a citation for theft. 

Staff at the Walmart in the 1600 block of Robert Street called police after spotting someone sneak out of the store without paying for merchandise Sept. 4. 

A man jumped the counter of a business in the 1400 block of Robert Street Sept. 4 and stole an iPad. Though the man fled and got away before officers arrived, police have a possible suspect. 

Theft 

A woman in the 1300 block of Oakdale Avenue called police after some things went missing from her apartment Aug. 29. Electronics and jewelry were stolen, she said, and she gave police information on a possible suspect. 

A man in the 1200 block of Oakdale Avenue reported that his car was stolen Aug. 30. He said the car had been parked on his street for a couple of weeks.

Police received a report from a man in the 100 block of Haskell Street after his truck, which had broken down days earlier, went missing Aug. 31.


 

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