South-West Review police reports published January 7, 2018

South-West Review police reports published January 7, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul


Inver Grove Heights


Recovered property

On Dec. 22, officers received a report of recovered stolen property in the 5300 block of Robert Street.


Damage to property

On Dec. 26, officers were called to the 3400 block of 67th Street for a report of damage to property. Upon investigation, two, 31-year-old men and one, 44-year-old man were cited for multiple charges.


Warrant arrest

A 27-year-old woman was arrested Dec. 27 for an outstanding warrant and for providing false information to police near the intersection of Eighth Avenue and Poplar Street.

On Dec. 29, officers conducted a warrant check at the intersection of 77th Street and Dickman Trail. A 27-year-old man was arrested as a result.


Found car

Officers located a stolen vehicle on Dale Street and Eighth Avenue South Dec. 28. A juvenile man will be charged with possession of stolen property. 


Identity theft

Police took an identity theft report from a resident Dec. 29. The total loss was $605.27.



On Dec. 29, an officer responded to a theft in progress in the 7800 block of Amana Trail. Upon arrival, the suspect was leaving the scene in a vehicle. A pursuit ensued. The 52-year-old man will be charged by formal complaint.



Officers were dispatched Dec. 29 to a report of a drunk driver. A 28-year-old woman was arrested as a result. 

On Jan. 1, officers on patrol pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation. They found the 29-year-old man who was driving to be drunk.


Mendota Heights


Officers received  multiple reports from homeowners in the 2000 block of Whitfield Drive Dec. 15 who found four men on or in their property. A vehicle was located and the occupants were identified. Two men and two teens were arrested and charged with first degree burglary.


Car tampering

Multiple residents in the 2000 block of Stockbridge Road reported someone had entered unlock vehicles sometime overnight and rummaged through them. In two cases nothing was taken. In a third case, the suspect did steal items, but the stolen property was later recovered.


Through a house

Someone reported to police Dec. 16 that an unknown vehicle struck a residence in the 700 block of First Avenue. The vehicle appeared to have been going at a high rate of speed, failed to make the turn in the roadway and went straight into the driveway of the residence before sliding into the garage. As the driver tried to leave they struck a tree in the process then fled the scene. 


Mail theft

Officers returned mail turned into the police department, which was stolen from the 600 block of Pond View Drive. The victim also reported a package was missing.

A homeowner in the 800 block of Hilltop Road reported mail theft Dec. 18. The resident had ordered an item on Dec. 3 that was shipped to the residence Dec. 7 but was never received. Tracking information showed the package was delivered, not signed for, and put in the mailbox. 


Stolen trailer

A business in the 900 block of Highway 13 had a trailer stolen from the parking lot sometime during the night of Dec. 14.


Warrant arrest

A vehicle pulled over for speeding Dec. 19 led to the arrest of the driver who was found to have an active warrant. The driver was taken into custody and transferred into the custody of the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. 


South St. Paul

Stolen vehicle

A vehicle was stolen from the 600 block of First Avenue Dec. 26 while it as warming up with the keys in the vehicle.


Sticky fingers

A woman reported her daughter took an item of furniture that wasn’t hers when moving out.


West St. Paul

Taken advantage

A woman came to the department with her vulnerable adult son after someone got him to open multiple phone accounts  at Walmart, where he works. 


Package theft

A man called police Dec. 24 after he was supposed to receive a package Dec. 20 but it never showed. He had not made contact with UPS. The officer advised him contact UPS and contact the officer once he retrieves necessary information to file a repot. 


Caught on camera

A man picked up a wallet in the Talecris parking lot Dec. 23 but denied taking it. The victim discovered his wallet was missing and went looking for it. Staff checked video and saw the suspect pick it up.


Unhappy guest

Police were called to the 1200 block of Robert Street South Dec. 22 due to a woman in the lobby causing a disturbance. An employee told the woman they were calling police but she said she didn’t care. According to the report the woman was upset because she was asked by employees to calm down. 

The woman said the employee was calling police because she was black. Staff requested she leave, which she eventually did. 


You don’t work here

A woman was refusing to leave a business in the 1700 block of Robert Street South after being fired. She was aware police were en-route and left as officers arrived.


Stolen items

A man left his sweatshirt in a fitting room Dec. 22 and when he came back for it, it was with an employee. However, $400 to $500 was missing from it along with his car keys. Video was checked but the dressing room area was not clearly visible. 


Stolen mail 

A man came into the police department with video from an infrared doorbell showing a paper deliveryman taking mail from their mailbox. The man was advised to contact the post office and report this as well, in case it was not an isolated incident. An officer advised if it was an isolated incident, local charges could be pursued. 

Wanna fight?

A man called police after he was assaulted at a gas station in the 1000 block of Dodd Road. Another man thought the caller was cutting in line to use the air hose and got upset. He allegedly asked the caller if he wanted to fight and shoved him. The caller was scared and got in his vehicle and left right away. He just wanted to talk to officers about the altercation. 


Change to spare?

A man in a dark Dodge SUV was going from house to house in the area of Felix Street and Arion Street East Dec. 28 asking people for money. The suspect went up to each house asking for Christmas money. 


Suspicious person

A man called police after going outside and seeing a man digging through garbage Jan. 1. He thought the man may have been trying to break into garages. 


Don’t want to leave

A bartender at a business in the 1200 block of Robert Street South called police Jan. 1 after a woman refused to leave after she was asked to by staff. The caller thought she may have been on drugs “because she was talking to herself.” The woman was trying to start fights with other patrons. She had been kicked out before. She was given a ride home and told the restaurant did not want her back.

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