Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published September 11, 2017

Arden Hills

Bilked out of a car

A 50-year-old man told police Sept. 2 he’d sold his car on Craigslist the week prior and had been paid via bank wire transfer, but in the days since — with the vehicle long gone — the transfer had been reversed. On top of all that, the “buyer’s” phone number no longer works. The value of the car is unknown.

Super hard lemonade

Some teens, two girls and a boy, went into the Cub Foods in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue Aug. 31 at 1:30 a.m. and went straight for the liquor aisle. They tried to buy some hard lemonade, but were turned down by the clerk because they looked way too young and because it was too late to buy booze. The kids said they’d put it back on the shelf. The clerk believed them but then saw them stick the rotgut inside the purse of one the girls. As the trio left, the clerk warned that the cops were being called, “but they didn’t seem to mind,” according to the report. Police are looking into this.

Misplaced car

A 56-year-old man reported his car stolen from outside his work in the 3800 block of Dunlap Street after a hard day’s slog Aug. 30, only to call the police back later that evening to say he’d forgotten he’d parked his car across the street from work. He said he’d had a lot on his mind that day.

Picked pocket

A 67-year-old Plymouth man showed up at the Walgreens in the 3500 block of Lexington Avenue Sept. 2 because someone had used his bank card, which was in his wallet when it was stolen at the Minnesota State Fair earlier that day, to fraudulently buy $1,800 worth of stuff at the drugstore. He called police from the store; there might be security footage of the pick pocket.

Probably fireworks

Multiple calls came from the 1300 block of Nursery Hill Lane the night of Sept. 2 to report gunshots, but a deputy in the area recognized the sounds to be fireworks. He checked things out anyway, and found neither evidence of shots fired or fires worked.

Stolen trailer

An empty trailer worth $3,000 was stolen from a driveway in the 3200 block of Hamline Avenue Sept. 1.


 

Falcon Heights

Lock your car

A 55-year-old man told police Aug. 23 that someone rummaged through his unlocked car as it was parked in the 1700 block of Pascal Street. The prowler stole some loose change.

State Fair parking!

Through the first handful of days of the Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 24-27, police attended to some 50 parking-related incidents, issuing citations for folks parked in no-parking zones, responding to parking complaints and reminding at least one resident about the ordinance against parking cars on the lawn.

Stolen silverware

An 88-year-old man told police Aug. 21 that he was missing $3,233.72 worth of silverware from his home in the 1700 block of Maple Court. He told officers multiple people had access to his home during the time the cutlery went missing.

Strange stop

A car stopped Aug. 22 at Snelling and Roselawn avenues contained a motley crew. The driver was warned for driving without headlights and one passenger was given a citation for possession of a small amount of marijuana. Another passenger, a 20-year-old man, was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for an outstanding Sherburne County gross misdemeanor warrant for tax evasion.


 

Lauderdale

Arrest

Officers working the Highway 280/Como Avenue/Larpenteur Avenue area Aug. 21-27 arrested and cited men and women ages 20 to 56 for driving with revoked licenses and/or other moving violations. One man, the 56-year-old, was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for an outstanding Ramsey County no proof of insurance warrant.


 

Little Canada

Early DWI

Deputies headed out Sept. 3 to a liquor store in the 100 block of County Road C just before noon on a report of attempted shoplifting, but instead found a 57-year-old Little Canada man who was drunk and driving. The man said he’d had a couple of rum and cokes that morning — he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI.

Knife to a fist fight

Some people were hanging out in front of an apartment building in the 400 block of Labore Road around midnight Sept. 3, and a fight broke out between the seven or so loiterers when some were asked to leave. The fracas spilled into the parking lot and someone called the cops when one of the brawlers brandished a knife. The guy who brought a knife to the fist fight, a 24-year-old from New York, was arrested and booked at the jail.

Random hero

A customer at the BP in the 300 block of Little Canada Road saw a guy smash a window on a car at the gas station and steal stuff from it around 10 p.m. Sept. 1, so the he chased after the thief. The random hero caught the guy, and got back the stuff, including a wallet, iPhone box and clothing, giving it to BP staff, who called the police.

Shots fired

Deputies responded to a report of shots fired Sept. 4 in the 100 block of County Road B2 but didn’t find anything suspicious.

Unwanted party

Police broke up a party in the 100 block of Concetta Way Aug. 9, booting a group of some 70 teens who had broken into and taken over the house while its owners were away. Come Aug. 31, the homeowners called the cops to report the theft during the unwanted party of a $1,000 laptop, an Xbox and games, golfballs, cash, TV remotes and earphones. The homeowners also said that blueberries had been smeared into the carpet and gum had been stuck on the stairs. Other damage included broken hockey sticks and trophies, and spills on the furniture.

When to lock your car

A 31-year-old man told police Sept. 1 that someone had taken a folder containing his Social Security card and birth certificate from his unlocked car as it was parked in the 400 block of Labore Road.


 

Mounds View

Arrest

Officers arrested a 21-year-old man on an outstanding third-degree DWI warrant Sept. 1 after someone called the police to report a suspicious man lurking in the area of the 2700 block of Mounds View Boulevard.

DWI

Police stopped a 22-year-old man Aug. 31 at County Road H and Long Lake Road for speeding — he’d been drinking, so he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fourth-degree DWI.

A 45-year-old man blew threw the intersection of Mounds View Boulevard and Silver Lake Road Sept. 2 and was stopped — he then blew a .20 blood alcohol concentration and he was booked at the jail for third-degree DWI.

Fraud

A 35-year-old man told police Aug. 31 his Google Play account had been hacked and a fraudster managed to use that to make $500 worth of charges on the man’s bank account.

Gas and go

A 38-year-old man is the prime suspect in a gas and go case that netted the thief $15 worth of stolen petrol Aug. 30 from the Holiday station in the 2700 block of Mounds View Boulevard. Same day, same station, a 19-year-old woman is the suspect in a $46.60 gas and go.

On the hunt

A 36-year-old man told police Sept. 4 that someone had stolen a bunch of outdoor equipment from his yard in the 2400 block of Clearview Avenue. He’s out a Minnkota trolling motor, two totes of duck hunting equipment and other clothing, a loss of $2,000.

Stolen bike

A 46-year-old woman reported the theft of a $100 red Mongoose bike from the 5200 block of Rainbow Drive Sept. 1.


 

New Brighton

Bumbling burglar(s)

An intruder or intruders cut a screen and opened a window to get into investment offices in the 2100 block of Silver Lake Road overnight into Aug. 31, rummaging through the place but apparently not taking anything. The prowler got locked in a hallway adjacent to the offices and damaged a door trying to get back into them, before finding another way out. Police are investigating.

Burglary

A 44-year-old man told police someone must have gotten into his house in the 1500 block of Silver Lake Road through an unlocked patio door while he was out during the day on Sept. 6. The prowler took two pairs of tennis shoes and a PlayStation 4.

DWI

Police arrested a 34-year-old man for fourth-degree DWI Sept. 4 after he was seen making several driving errors in the area of Rice Creek Road and Stinson Boulevard.

Keyed car

A 23-year-old man told police Sept. 6 someone keyed his car while it was parked in the 1300 block of Pike Lake Court causing anywhere from $1,800 to $2,200 worth of damage.

Screenshots

A woman called police Sept. 5 to report a female family member had violated an order of protection by sending threatening text messages, which were screenshot, and handed over to police. When confronted with the texts over the phone, the family member denied doing anything, but police said everything was recorded. The woman got angry and hung up, only to be picked up later by Brooklyn Park police, he brought her to New Brighton, where she was arrested for violating the order.

Stolen amp

A man told police someone broke into his car overnight into Sept. 6 as it was parked in the 800 block of County Road D by smashing a window. The person slashed the car’s seats and stole an $800 amplifier out of the trunk.

Unlocked bikes were stolen

A 56-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman reported their unlocked bikes as stolen from the 1000 block of Piper Drive Aug. 31. Lucky for them, both bikes turned up a bit later at a nearby gas station, and they got them back.

Up on blocks

A gold Acura stolen overnight Sept. 3 from the 700 block of Fifth Street SW as reported by the 27-year-old man who owns it, turned up in Brooklyn Center in “a random driveway with no wheels or tires,” as stated in the police report. 


 

Shoreview

Domestic assault

A 51-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman headed to the man’s ex-wife’s place Sept. 4 looking for money, and when they were rebuffed, the man started threatening people at the house, women ages 25, 30 and 51, and a 26-year-old man, with a baseball bat. Deputies showed up as the duo were pulling out of the driveway; the woman got out of the car and ran off. The man was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for driving with a revoked license, no insurance, two counts of disorderly conduct and charges of felony domestic assault are pending, along with potential drug charges, since drugs and needles were found in the car. Police found the woman hiding in some bushes. She initially lied about her identity, with police eventually finding out she had multiple felony warrants out for her arrest. She was booked at the jail for lying to police and the warrants, and has drug charges pending, as well.

Dog attacks dog

It took half a dozen people to break up a brawl between a Jack Russell terrier-pointer and the leashed dog it attacked after bounding out of a garage in the 3300 block of Richmond Avenue Aug. 30. The 34-year-old man who owns the terrier mix was issued a warning for his dog’s actions, and said he understands there’s a problem.

Moving day blues

A 20-year-old woman reported the theft of her father’s trailer from an apartment building parking lot in the 500 block of Harriet Avenue overnight into Aug. 31. Dad can’t remember the trailer’s license plate number; nothing was on it.

‘Plethora of stolen property’

Police arrested a 27-year-old Oakdale man Aug. 30 who’d been prowling Harriet Avenue, Victoria Street and Cardigan Road, peeking in houses and looking into cars. The man, described by many as wearing a Timberwolves jersey, was spotted getting into a car as deputies arrived in the area, and stopped a bit later. According to the police report, upon stopping the man a “plethora of stolen property was recovered inside his vehicle.” The man was arrested for felony possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. On Sept. 1, police had some 30 people come look at the plethora to check for their property, with many returning home with their stolen items.


 

St. Anthony

Arrest

A car stopped Aug. 21 at 37th Avenue and Silver Lake Road came up as having several felony drug warrants. At the time of the stop, the driver refused to identify himself; he was eventually taken to the Hennepin County Jail, where he was identified as a 42-year-old. He was booked at the jail on a Hennepin County felony disorderly conduct warrant and a first-degree felony drug making warrant.

Domestic assault

A 35-year-old woman told police Aug. 27 that she’d been assaulted by her boyfriend. She’d tried to call 911 but the boyfriend, a 44-year-old, had broken her phone. He’d fled the area before police could actually be called. The woman declined medical attention and officers took photos of her injuries. Police are investigating.

DWI

Officers responded to Silver Lane and Silver Lake Road Aug. 21 on a report of a hit and run accident involving two cars. Police tracked down the vehicle that ran — it was driven by a 56-year-old New Brighton man, who was apparently drunk. He refused the breathalyzer and was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI, misdemeanor test refusal and misdemeanor criminal vehicular operation.

Golf game ruined

A 32-year-old man told police Aug. 22 that someone stole the entirety of his golf gear out of the back of his truck as it was parked in the 3100 block of 36th Avenue. Gone are the man’s clubs, bag, yardage finder and his Bluetooth speaker, a loss of $1,350.

Skimming at Leeann Chin

Management at the Asian food restaurant in the 2600 block of 39th Avenue told police Aug. 21 that an employee, identified as a 35-year-old woman, admitted to stealing some $12,000 from the restaurant over the last year. Management thinks it was more like $20,000; the corporate finance department is going to look things over and police will follow up.

Theft

Employees at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road stopped a 49-year-old woman Aug. 21 in the act of stealing $99.42 worth of merchandise from the store. She was cited for theft and released. On Aug. 27, four people barged out of the grocery store with stolen items, but they weren’t slowed by staff and got in a car and drove off.

 

Watch those garage openers

An 85-year-old man called police Aug. 21 to report a theft from his car from the 2900 block of Townview Avenue. When officers arrived they figured out the thief had taken the man’s garage door opener from the car, intending to use it to get into the man’s garage, enter other cars and to possibly enter the man’s house. In the end, all was well — police found the garage door opener in the garage and nothing else seemed to have been taken.


 

Roseville

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Sept. 5 at Walmart

• Sept. 5 in the 2500 block of Hamline Avenue

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Sept. 4 at Denny’s

• Sept. 4 in the 600 block of Lovell Avenue

• Sept. 4 at City Hall

• Sept. 4 at Crossroads Mall

• Sept. 4 in the 2900 block of Fairview Avenue

• Sept. 5 at Har Mar Mall

• Sept. 5 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 6 in the 2600 block of Oxford Street

• Sept. 6 in the 3000 block of Woodbridge Street

• Sept. 6 at Rosedale Center

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Sept. 6 in the 1800 block of North Gluek Lane

Shoplifting was reported:

• Sept. 4 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 5 at Best Buy

• Sept. 6 at Rosedale Center

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Sept. 4 at Roseville Area High School

• Sept. 4 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church

• Sept. 6 at Har Mar Mall

• Sept. 6 at McDonald’s on Snelling Avenue

• Sept. 6 at LA Fitness

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Sept. 4 in the 200 block of Larpenteur Avenue

• Sept. 4 at UPS Store

• Sept. 4 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 5 in the 2700 block of Asbury Street


 

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