Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published February 25, 2018

Arden Hills

Once again, no news is good news.


 

Falcon Heights

Lock the car

A father called the police on behalf of his child to report the teen’s unlocked car had been rummaged through overnight into Feb. 14 as it was parked in the 1300 block of Iowa Avenue. Nothing seemed to have been stolen.

 

Mail tampering

A 57-year-old woman told police Feb. 19 that someone had opened her locked mailbox, which is located in the 1900 block of Tatum Street. Nothing was missing from the mailbox.


 

Lauderdale

Arrest

A 44-year-old man stopped at Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280 Feb. 9 was arrested and cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and an equipment violation.

 

Gas and go

A person filled up a car with $37.04 worth of gasoline Feb. 5 at the BP gas station in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue and then left without paying. Employees turned over the car’s license plate number to police, who are investigating.

 

Fraudsters found

Officers stopped a car Feb. 11 at Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280 and the driver and passenger were less than helpful in identifiying themselves. Neither had an ID card and the driver had to be identified by his fingerprints; the passenger gave police his name. Police searched the car and found a check that belonged to neither person that was partially filled out for $1,778; they also found two wallets containing credit cards with several different names; and a backpack that contained false passports, ID cards and credit cards bearing several names. The driver, a 21-year-old man, was arrested and booked for felony identity theft and felony financial transaction card fraud and for possession of fake IDs and credit cards. The passenger, a 30-year-old man, was arrested for giving false information to police and, once the two had arrived at the Ramsey County Jail, the passenger was also hit for gross misdemeanor introduction of contraband into the jail.


 

Little Canada

Card fraud

A woman told police her debit card was stolen and used for a $400 purchase on Feb. 12; she reported it three days later.

 

Missing plow

Someone reported their pickup plow truck as stolen late on Feb. 14 from the 500 block of Owasso Boulevard South; it turned up about an hour later.

 

Stolen plates

A 62-year-old man who lives in the first block of Little Canada Road reported his license plates were stolen off his car Feb. 20.


 

Mounds View

Police reports out of Mounds View were not available this week.


 

New Brighton

Armed robbery

The Family Video shop in the 2000 block of Silver Lake Road was robbed the night of Feb. 22 by a man wearing all black and a ski mask who pointed a handgun at a female clerk and demanded money. The woman put $533.53 from the till into a Family Video bag; the man demanded a basketball video game but the clerk told him they were all out. The man frisked the clerk and took her $80 LG cell phone. He also rifled through drawers while not wearing gloves but didn’t take anything additional. The man then left, leaving possible footprints in the snow and DNA evidence in the store. Police are investigating.

 

Theft

A 25-year-old man reported the theft of his $200 Apple Watch, a $45 duffel bag and his wallet from his locked gym locker at the LA Fitness in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road the afternoon of Feb. 15.

 

An officer was dispatched to 23rd Avenue just after midnight Feb. 19 on a report of three teenage boys walking around looking into vehicles. In the 2200 block of Heritage Lane the officer came upon a damaged car that belongs to a 20-year-old man. The officer contacted the man who said his passport and gold vape pen had been stolen from his car.


 

Shoreview

Scary

A man called the police Feb. 20 to report an unknown person had entered his unlocked home in the 1000 block of Churchill Court two days prior and walked around the place while the man’s wife was there.

 

Wheels of steal

A 40-year-old man told police he found his truck left on blocks the morning of Feb. 15 after someone stole the wheels and tires off of it sometime overnight as it was parked in the 5800 block of David Court. The man is out $5,000 for the 18-inch rims and tires.


 

St. Anthony

Assault

A 33-year-old man who works at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road told police Feb. 7 he attempted to stop a man who was trying to steal merchandise, but the man started yelling and attempted to punch the employee as he was leaving the store. As the 33-year-old called 911, the thief returned and punched the man twice and spit on him. The assailant then left again. Police interviewed the employee who said he did not wish to press charges against the man if he’s arrested.

 

Burrito bash

Police headed to the Chipotle in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue Feb. 7 because of an unruly customer who was yelling at employees over a transaction dispute. Police helped settle the dispute and the angry customer is banned from the restaurant.

 

Cut cover

A 54-year-old man who lives in the 2600 block of St. Anthony Boulevard told police Feb. 5 someone had cut the cover on his truck, causing $1,000 worth of damage.

 

Robbery

A 25-year-old woman told police she was visiting someone at an apartment in the 2500 block of 38th Avenue Feb. 10 when a man took $200 out of her wallet. The woman confronted him and the man pushed her and threw the wallet and purse. The woman fled the apartment and called 911; nobody answered the apartment door when officers showed up and they were unable to identifiy the man but they have some information about him. The case is pending further investigation.

 

Stolen car, and more?

A 44-year-old man told police Feb. 7 that his 19-year-old daugher had taken off with his 2003 Mazda without his permission. The daughter was with two men as well. The young woman’s mother reported her as missing and police put out a metro-wide notice on her; the 19-year-old returned to her father, but without the car nor the men, who apparently still had the Mazda. The car was entered into the computer as stolen, only to turn up in Minneapolis at the scene of a homicide.

 

Take pity on the man

Police headed to the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road Feb. 11 on a report of a drunk man harassing a customer. The customer in question was gone by the time officers arrived but the intoxicated 65-year-old was still there; police gave him a ride home.

 

Theft

A 26-year-old man who lives at apartments in the 3600 block of 37th Avenue reported the loss of a blender and TV from his unlocked garage Feb. 11.

 

Thief drops phone in unlocked car

A 24-year-old woman told police Feb. 7 that someone got into her unlocked car as it was parked at the clinic in the 3700 block of Foss Road. The person stole her wallet, which contained her ID and credit cards, but the thief apparently dropped his or her phone while in the woman’s vehicle; police now have the phone.

 

Underage alcohol consumption

Police saw an 18-year-old man stumbling down Silver Lake Road at Silver Lane Feb. 10. The man blew a .20 blood alcohol concentration so he was arrested and cited for underage consumption of alcohol; in lieu of a trip to detox he was released to his sister.


 

Roseville

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Feb. 14 in the 3000 block of Old Highway 8

• Feb. 14 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 15 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 15 at Kohl’s

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Feb. 14 at Roseville Skating Center

 

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• Feb. 14 in the 1300 block of Larpenteur Avenue

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Feb. 14 at Target

• Feb. 14 at Motel 6

• Feb. 15 at Motel 6

• Feb. 15 at Target

• Feb. 15 at Walmart

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Feb. 14 at Rosedale Center

• Feb. 15 in the 1000 block of Larpenteur Avenue

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