Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published September 24, 2017

Arden Hills

Arrest

Police headed to the 3700 block of Cleveland Avenue Sept. 14 on a report of suspicious people hanging out in a parking lot. They checked things out and found a 33-year-old Columbia Heights woman there who had a felony warrant out for her arrest, so she was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

DWI

A deputy made an investigative stop in the 1200 block of County Road E Sept. 16, and ended up arresting the driver for DWI. He was booked at the jail.

Harassment

A deputy making a proactive police visit in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue Sept. 14 was stopped by a passerby in order to take a report of harassment.

Hit and run

Deputies responded to a report of a hit and run on Old Highway 8 Sept. 16 and found a truck with minor damage — it had been rear-ended. Police got information about the offending vehicle and mailed its owner a citation.

Someone called police to report a hit and run accident in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue Sept. 15 though when deputies arrived there was no evidence multiple cars were involved in the accident, so they determined it was a single-vehicle crash.

Theft

Two vehicles were broken into as reported Sept. 13 in the 2400 block of Fairview Avenue. Unknown items were stolen. A deputy making a proactive police visit to the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue an hour after the first theft report came in was told someone had their car broken into as it was parked there just five minutes before the deputy’s arrival.


 

Falcon Heights

DWI

A 26-year-old Minneapolis man stopped Sept. 4 at Larpenteur Avenue and Underwood Street was arrested for gross misdemeanor DWI — he blew a .25 blood alcohol concentration, three times the legal limit. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for DWI, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

State Fair parking FIN

To close out the Minnesota State Fair on Sept. 4, police issued 18 parking-related citations near the fairgrounds.

Stolen and found

A 38-year-old woman told police Sept. 4 her 2011 Nissan was stolen as it was parked on the street in the 1500 block of Iowa Avenue. At the time of the theft, the Nissan had a set of golf clubs inside it — all said it was a $15,500 loss. The vehicle turned up in St. Paul Sept. 6., though there was no word on the golf clubs in the police report.

Stolen bike trailer

A 21-year-old woman told police Sept. 6 somone stole a bike trailer she’d stashed next to her garage in the 1800 block of Roselawn Avenue, a loss of $400.


 

Lauderdale

Lonely police report

The lone police report out of Lauderdale between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10 regards a 29-year-old woman stopped Sept. 7 at Larpenteur Avenue and Fulham Street. She was cited for no brake lights, driving with a suspended license and no proof of insurance.


 

Little Canada

Arrest

Police were called to the 300 block of Labore Road Sept. 14 on a report of a fight and arrested an adult on multiple felony warrants. The person was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Deputies patrolling the area of Gervais Beach Park in the 2400 block of Edgerton Street saw a suspicious vehicle parked in the park. They arrested a man who was inside the car for three outstanding felony warrants and for giving false information to the police. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Assault

A student at Roseville Area Middle School was assaulted Sept. 18 while at school — criminal charges against the suspect are pending.

Burglary

Someone burglarized a house in the 100 block of Little Canada Road as reported Sept. 19.

Dog bites man

Police went to the 2800 block of Rice Street Sept. 14, where a 65-year-old man from Roseville told them he’d been bitten by a dog while in the 2700 block of  Rustic Place.

Dope

A deputy checking out a suspicious vehicle in the 2500 block of Rice Street Sept. 18 cited three adults for possession of a small amount of marijuana and arrested a fourth for possession of narcotics.

Harassment

A teenage girl told police Sept. 15 she was followed by two men while she walked in the 2400 block of Rice Street. The girl wasn’t harmed and she was unable to give police a description of the men.

Turn the lights on

Police stopped a car at interstates 694 and 35E Sept. 16 because it was driving without headlights. The driver, a 44-year-old man, was arrested for driving without a license, having no proof of insurance and for having expired registration.


 

Mounds View

Burglary

A 35-year-old man reported his home in the 2600 block of Ardan Avenue had been broken into during the day of Sept. 12. The burglar stole $8,000 worth of jewelry and a $100 Springfield .45 caliber gun.

Chase and crash

Officers attempted to stop a car in the area of Mounds View Boulevard and Groveland Road early in the morning of Sept. 13. The driver took off, and officers chased the car for about a mile before it crashed — all three occupants were taken to the hospital. The driver, a 57-year-old man, was cited for fleeing police, two counts of criminal vehicular operation-substantial bodily harm, driving with a cancelled license, no proof of insurance and for having a headlight out. The crash also injured a 53-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman.

Craigslist scam

A 43-year-old woman told police Sept. 19 she was out $3,200 after falling victim to a rental property scam. She’d responded to an ad on Craigslist.

Gas and go

Someone made off with $74.53 worth of stolen gas Sept. 13 after filling up at the Holiday station in the 2700 block of Mounds View Boulevard and driving away without paying.

Hackers

A 32-year-old employee of a medical company located in the 8400 block of Coral Sea Street called police Sept. 18 to report their computers had been hacked and a third party was demanding money to unlock the computers.

Pilfered passport

A 40-year-old man told police Sept. 14 that someone stole his passport while he was at the Days Inn in the 2100 block of Program Avenue.

Screen-cutter

Someone cut a screen on a window at Bridges School in the 2400 block of Mounds View Boulevard as reported Sept. 12. Any apparent nefarious activity stopped there.

Smashed windows

Three people, ages 65, 79 and 56 reported Sept. 14 the back windows of their cars had been smashed as they were parked in the 7600 block of Greenfield Avenue. It’ll cost roughly $1,000 to fix each window.

Stolen sign

Someone made off with a $200 street sign formerly located at the intersection of Bronson Drive and Raymond Avenue as discovered Sept. 18. The city will have to replace it.

Sweepstakes scam

A 57-year-old man told police Sept. 20 he’s out $400 after falling victim to a sweepstakes scam. He was tipped off that something fishy was going on after the scammers requested an additional $2,500.

Take chains off

A 26-year-old man’s $800 gold cain was stolen from the 2100 block of Program Avenue as reported Sept. 18.

Theft

A 59-year-old man reported the theft of tools, a knife and video game controller — an estimated loss of $865 — from his place in the 5300 block of Raymond Avenue Sept. 14. The prime suspect is a 23-year-old man.


 

New Brighton

Arrest

Police stopped a car because it had a burnt-out headlight Sept. 18 at Silver Lake Road and Third Street NW. The driver, a 38-year-old woman, was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for a Hennepin County driving with a suspended license warrant.

Bike mystery

A 44-year-old woman called police Sept. 20 to tell them her son’s bike was stolen from their shed in the 800 block of Cessna Drive. Police found a person in possession of a bike fitting the missing bike’s description, but the person was able to prove he’d bought the bike for $89 from Walmart by showing officers the receipt.

A woman reported the theft of her daughter’s $180 purple BMX bike Sept. 14 — it’d had been locked to a bike rack in the 300 block of Old Highway 8.

Burglary

Someone broke into a home in the 1500 block of Silver Lake Road as reported Sept. 12 and stole a credit card, collector shoes, a gold watch, video games and a jug of change. The 44-year-old man who reported the burglary also told police the prowler had eaten ice cream sandwiches that had been in the home’s freezer, leaving the wrappers behind. Police are investigating.

DWI in the dark

Police stopped a car that was driving with no headlights Sept. 19 at 14th Street and 23rd Avenue. The driver, a 24-year-old, admitted he’d been drinking, failed field sobriety tests and was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI.

Police stopped a car Sept. 17 in the 700 block of Fifth Street SW because one of its turn signals didn’t work and arrested its 24-year-old driver for fourth-degree DWI. He was booked at the jail.

Gas/go

A woman driving a red Pontiac Sunfire with no license plates pumped $30 of gas into the car at 7 a.m. Sept. 14 at the gas station in the first block of Silver Lake Road and then drove off without paying.

Property damage

The manager of an apartment building in the 1000 block of County Road D called police Sept. 14 to tell them someone had pried open a security door to the pool area and had damaged a soda machine, perhaps while stealing an unknown amount of cash from it.

Underage drinkers

Police stopped a car Sept. 15 near Meadow Wood Park. It’s occupants, two 20-year-old men, smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. The driver said he was driving his drunk friend home — the friend was cited for underage consumption. The driver, who wasn’t necessarily intoxicated but had been drinking, was cited for the same thing. They told officers they’d been drinking with friends at the park, which is located in the 2000 block of 29th Avenue NW.

Weed nap

Officers came across a 31-year-old man sleeping behind the wheel of his running car as it was parked at Cub Foods in the 2600 block of Rice Creek Road the night of Sept. 15. A bag of marijuana was in plain view — the man failed sobriety tests so he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI.


 

Shoreview

Armed robbery arrests

Police arrested two people allegedly involved in an armed robbery of the Exxon gas station located in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue Sept. 18.

Disorderly conduct

Police headed to the 4300 block of Victoria Street Sept. 16 on a report of disorderly conduct, arresting and citing two people who were booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Dispute resolution

Deputies headed to the 3600 block of Rustic Place Sept. 13 to help resolve a dispute between neighbors.

Lock the car

Someone called police from the 1800 block of Bluestream Lane Sept. 17 to report that someone had stolen a small pocket knife from their unlocked car.

Recovered car

A car stolen out of Minneapolis was found parked at the Target in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue Sept. 17.

Strange critter

Someone called the police from a Cottage Place address Sept. 17 to request police investigate a strange animal that had been seen in the neighborhood all summer. “Caller advised the critter was in his yard this morning as well as 2 nights ago,” the police report said.

Stolen car

Someone stole a car from the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue as reported Sept. 16.


 

St. Anthony

Burglary

A 54-year-old woman told police Sept. 4 that someone had entered her father’s home in the 2600 block of St. Anthony Boulevard and stolen her purse, a loss of $500.

Known shoplifter

A 40-year-old man seen at the Freedom Valu Center gas station in the 3800 block of Silver Lake Road Sept. 10 was identified as having stolen two drinks, worth $6.38, on a prior date, so employees called the cops. Officers came and after watching security footage of the previous theft, arrested and cited the man for misdemeanor theft.

Robbery

A 20-year-old woman told police that when she was at the SuperAmerica in the 3200 block of Stinson Boulevard Sept. 5, she was approached by a male acquaintance while inside the gas station. The two exchanged words, then the man, later identified as a 31-year-old, slapped the woman’s purse and phone out of her hands, pushed her, and left with the phone and purse. Outside, the man took $130 from the purse; the woman had followed him, and he threw the items at the woman, striking her in the head with the phone. Police have looked over security footage of the robbery and attempted to locate the man. He could be charged with felony robbery and felony terroristic threats.

Shot up over the weekend

An employee at a transportation business in the 3000 block of Old Highway 8 told police Sept. 6 that someone had shot two bullets through a window at the business sometime during the long Labor Day weekend, causing $900 worth of damage. The Hennepin County Crime Lab came and recovered two bullets. Police are investigating. 

Stolen iPad

A 56-year-old woman told police Sept. 8 that someone had stolen an iPad out of her car as it was parked in the 2800 block of Anthony Lane, an estimated loss of $200.

Theft at Cub

Security at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road caught a 74-year-old man trying to steal $27.04 worth of stuff Sept. 7, holding him until police could come and give him a theft citation. He was sent on his way.

Weed at school

School administrators at St. Anthony Village High School called the police Sept. 6 because they’d caught a 16-year-old student with some marijuana. Officers came and questioned her; she was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and turned back over to school officials, who said they’d let her parents know about the incident.

Nearly the same exact scenario played out at SAVHS on Sept. 8, except the student was a 16-year-old boy and he was only cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, since he was not caught with any drugs.


 

Roseville 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• Sept. 14 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

• Sept. 14 in the 1300 block of Sandhurst Drive

• Sept. 18 in the 1000 block of Roselawn Avenue

Burglary

Attempted burglaries were reported:

• Sept. 15 in the 3000 block of Lexington Avenue

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Sept. 14 at Target

• Sept. 14 at Har Mar Mall

• Sept. 14 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 14 at Walgreens on Lincoln Drive

• Sept. 15 at Shell Gas

• Sept. 16 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 16 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• Sept. 16 at Walmart

• Sept. 16 in the 1000 block of Lovell Avenue

• Sept. 17 at Walmart

• Sept. 17 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 18 in the 100 block of North McCarrons Boulevard

• Sept. 18 at Holiday Inn Express

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Sept. 16 in the 600 block of Larpenteur Avenue

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Sept. 14 at Keys Cafe

• Sept. 16 in the 2900 block of Centre Pointe Drive

• Sept. 16 in the 2000 block of Brenner Avenue

• Sept. 17 in the 2700 block of Rice Street

Shoplifting was reported:

• Sept. 14 at REI

• Sept. 14 at Kohl’s

• Sept. 17 at Walmart

• Sept. 18 at Walmart

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Sept. 14 at Days Inn

• Sept. 14 at Tires Plus

• Sept. 14 at Denny’s

• Sept. 15 at Walmart

• Sept. 15 at Denny’s

• Sept. 15 at D’Amico & Sons

• Sept. 15 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 16 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street

• Sept. 16 at Keys Cafe

• Sept. 16 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 16 at City Hall

• Sept. 17 at Walmart

• Sept. 17 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Sept. 14 in the 2800 block of Snelling Avenue

• Sept. 17 in the 1300 block of Skillman Avenue

Robbery

Robbery was reported:

• Sept. 16 in the 2400 block of Fairview Avenue

Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• Sept. 17 in the 300 block of Brooks Avenue



 

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