South-West Review police reports published April 1, 2018

South-West Review police reports published April 1, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul


Inver Grove Heights


On March 21, officers were dispatched to the 9100 block of Cahill Avenue for a theft in progress. Two men were arrested.


A would-be shoplifter

Officers were dispatched to the 7800 block of Cahill Avenue March 21 for a shoplifter in custody. The 49-year-old woman stole about $45 worth of merchandise. She was cited and released.


Mail theft

A mail theft report was taken March 22 from the 9100 block of River Road.


Deportation warrant

On March 23, a 33-year-old man was pulled over for driving over the centerline into oncoming traffic in the 6300 block of Robert Trail. The man was found to have a deportation warrant. Immigration and Customs Enforcement responded to the traffic stop and took the man into custody. The man was also cited for using an electronic device while driving and for driving after having his license revoked.


Paul Bunyan?

An unknown man walked out of a business in the 5300 block of South Robert Rail with two saws. 


Attempted stabbing

On March 23, officers, with assistance from both West St. Paul and South St. Paul, responded to a weapons complaint from the 5900 block of Burke Trail. It was reported that one party attempted to stab another. Officers located a vehicle and one juvenile boy was arrested for second-degree assault and other charges.



Officers were dispatched to a car accident in the 9500 block of Courthouse Boulevard March 26. Officers eventually found a vehicle suspected of being involved. The 58-year-old man driving was arrested for driving while impaired. The 42-year-old man who was a passenger was found to have an active warrant and was arrested.



Someone reported a theft and assault on March 26 in the 9000 block of Cahill Avenue. The suspects fled the scene in a silver sedan, which was later found traveling on Highway 52. The vehicle was stopped and five juvenile boys were detained. All were interviewed and released by the department.


Mendota Heights

Tax evasion

Officers pulled a driver over March 17 in the 1500 block of Highway 55 for expired registration. It was found the driver had placed tabs on the license plates that did not belong to their vehicle. Officers arrested the driver for gross misdemeanor tax evasion. 



Someone called March 18, to report that their vehicle was broken into and a purse stolen overnight in the 500 block of Fremont Street.

Someone called March 18 to report that their debit card had been stolen from a locker in the 1800 block of Delaware Avenue. The caller also reported a series of fraudulent charges. 


For Fido

Someone called to report a shouting match between a husband and wife in the 2100 block of Aztec Lane on March 19. Police spoke with both individuals and found the argument was over ordering dog food. The man agreed to leave for the day and go to a neighbors’ house. 


‘Not in our city’

On March 12, officers responded to the 1800 block of Delaware Avenue and assisted West St. Paul police in investigating a report of threats that were received on social media. Subsequent investigation showed no link to the threat being carried out in the city.



Someone called March 21 to say they had received letters from collection agencies for fraudulent charges. The caller said someone had stolen her information.


South St. Paul

Warrant arrest

A traffic stop on March 19 in the 400 block of Concord Exchange resulted in the passenger of the vehicle being arrested on an active Ramsey County warrant. 

A woman was arrested in the 100 block of Richmond Street March 20 for an active warrant.


Drug overdose

A woman overdosed on heroin March 20 but was revived by paramedics. Numerous used needles, drugs and paraphernalia were taken as evidence. 



A car was stolen in the 200 block of Spruce Street March 21 after it was left unlocked and running in a driveway.


West St. Paul

Stolen iPhones

An employee of a store in the 1700 block of Robert Street South called police March 21 after someone clipped the security cables and stole 3 iPhones, totaling around $3,000. The man ran out of the store and headed toward the bus stop at Robert Street and Lothenbach Avenue. The manager emailed photos of the suspect to police.  


Grab and run

A group of men came into a business in the 1800 block of Robert Street South March 26, ripped a phone out and ran off. One of the men dropped their personal cellphone, which the employee now had. 


Heated game

A call came in March 26 from the 1600 block of Robert Street South about a heated basketball game in which someone was tackled. While police were trying to explain to the victim the process of speaking with the other party involved to get their side of the story, the victim go upset. The victim got angry that the officer would not take his side of the story and arrest the other man. 

Scam call

A woman called police March 23 to let them know she had received a voicemail from an out-of-state number saying she would be arrested if she didn’t pay up. It was an electronic voice on the message. She was advised it was a scam and there was no danger. There was no monetary loss or information given out by the woman. 


Your little dog

On March 25, police received a call from a woman who had left her dog with a friend while she was out of town for three days. The problem was that the friend didn’t want to give the dog back.


Was someone in my car?

Someone called police March 27 from the 1900 block of Christensen Avenue because they believed someone had broken into her sister’s car and tried to take the stereo. An officer met with the caller and vehicle owner who said nothing had been taken. The caller was concerned that someone may have broken into the vehicle because there was a minor scratch above the heat control cluster in the dash. Both women stated the vehicle was locked, and there is only one key. After looking at the scratch, it appeared to be normal wear and tear. The caller said she was also concerned because she saw a blue Malibu drive through the lot the day before, which she felt was suspicious.

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