Roseville police seek information about deliberate hit-and-run

Mike Munzenrider • Roseville police are seeking information about an apparently deliberate hit-and-run, which left a woman in critical condition, outside the Uber office in the 2000 block of Rice Street Nov. 6.

Woman critically injured. 

The Roseville Police Department is seeking information about an apparently deliberate hit-and-run that left a woman in critical condition a month ago.

A Dec. 6 press release from Roseville police said the woman, a 22-year-old from St. Paul, was struck by a man driving an SUV or minivan outside the Uber ride share office in the 2000 block of Rice Street around 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 6.

Lt. Erika Scheider said investigators had pieced together what happened based on witness interviews and surveillance footage, as well as by speaking to the victim, who has undergone multiple surgeries and was not able to be immediately interviewed.

Police said the woman, an Uber employee, had a brief conversation with the man who was sitting in his vehicle in the office parking lot. As the woman walked away towards the building, the man quickly accelerated towards her, and as stated in the release, “intentionally ran her over.”

The man then fled the scene heading south on Rice Street.

The woman was taken to Regions Hospital, where she’s still recovering from her injuries, police said.

Scheider said detectives followed a number of leads before turning to the public for help. The man’s vehicle was described to police as a smaller, gold SUV or minivan from the mid-2000s.

Scheider said the woman told police she didn’t know the man or why he hit her. 

“There’s a lot of unanswered questions,” Scheider said when asked whether investigators were treating the case as an attempted murder. “Based on the witness accounts it looks like this person deliberately ran the victim over.”

“We’re following up on any possible leads,” she added. “The big thing for us is maybe someone knows something.”

Roseville police are seeking help in identifying the vehicle or the man driving it, and would also like to speak to anyone who was traveling in the area of Rice Street, just south of Highway 36, on Monday, Nov. 6, in case they saw something related to the hit-and-run.

You can call the police department directly at 651-792-7008, or call in an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Tips can also be submitted at

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the man.


—Mike Munzenrider

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