South-West Review police reports published April 15, 2018

South-West Review police reports published April 15, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul


 

Inver Grove Heights

Drug possession

On April 4, officers responded to the 3300 block of 78th Street East for drug activity. An 18-year-old and 19-year-old were cited for possession of paraphernalia and marijuana.

 

Warrant arrest

Officers pulled a driver over near the intersection of westbound Interstate 494 and Robert Trail April 5. A 26-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

 

Off-roading

On April 6, officers were dispatched to the intersection of Cliff Road and Rich Valley Boulevard for a vehicle that went off the road. Upon arrival, officers determined the 26-year-old woman driver was under the influence of alcohol. She was arrested and cited for second degree DWI.

 

Slew of charges

On April 7, a theft was reported in the 9200 block of Cafferty Court. A 23-year-old woman was arrested for drugs, warrants, false information and possessing a dangerous weapon. A 36-year-old man was arrested for theft and possession of ammunition by a prohibited individual.

 

Theft by swindle

Someone came into the police department April 9 to report theft by swindle. The incident occurred in the 1800 block of 80th Street. Upon investigation, it was determined no crime was committed.

 

Disorderly conduct

A report came in April 6 from the 9000 block of Buchanan Trail regarding disorderly conduct. Two people were transported to the hospital.

 

Assault

On April 6, officers responded to the 4500 block of Robert Trail for a welfare check. Upon arrival, a crime was found to have been committed, and a 39-year-old woman was arrested for multiple charges.


 

Mendota Heights

Smashed mailboxes

A homeowner in the 1000 block of Marie Avenue reported his and three other mailboxes were damaged overnight into March 30. A few of the mailboxes had the red flags bent while another was pulled out of the ground. The area was checked and no other damaged mailboxes were found.

 

Identity theft

Someone came into the police department lobby March 30 to report possible identity theft. The victim was contacted online about Internet security. The suspect attempted to gather personal information from the victim’s computer—the victim disconnected before incurring any monetary loss. 

 

Drug paraphernalia

A vehicle was found parked in the 2000 block of Pilot Knob Road March 30 during the evening. The driver admitted she had smoked some marijuana and she surrendered her paraphernalia. A citation was issued to the driver and the paraphernalia was seized as evidence.

 

Slip sliding

While on routine patrol in the area of Highway 13 and Interstate 35E March 31, an officer saw a car leaving a local business in a careless manner, sliding sideways through heavy traffic, causing other drivers to have to avoid him. The officer stopped the vehicle and talked with the driver. A citation for careless driving was issued. 

 

Pick a name

During a traffic stop for speeding on Interstate 35E near I-494 April 1, a driver gave an officer a false name. When questioned, the driver admitted to having a suspended license. The driver was issued a citation for the offenses and released.

 

Fake check

A business in the 1000 block of Northland Drive reported a fraudulent check April 3.

 

Over ironing…really?

Someone in the 2300 block of Lexington Avenue reported a disturbance April 3. After speaking with the occupants in the apartment, officers learned there was an argument over ironing shirts for school. The occupants were advised to try to keep the noise down.

 

Theft and use

On April 4, someone called to report a theft from a motor vehicle in the 1000 block of Dodd Road. Someone broke the window of the vehicle and stole a purse containing a cellphone. Credit cards from the theft were later used at different locations. Images from the transactions were obtained and identification of the suspect is pending.


 

South St. Paul

Side-swiped

A man called police April 3 after his pickup truck, which had been parked in his driveway overnight in the 1300 block of Eldridge Avenue adjacent to his garage, had been damaged. He said an unknown vehicle either backed into or side-swiped the pickup, causing the running board to separate from the vehicle. A small dent was also visible in the driver’s side door above the running board. 

 

Dog on the loose

A woman called from the 300 block of Ninth Avenue South to report a dog bite April 5. The woman told police she had gone for a walk with her dog when she passed a house on Eighth Avenue South and saw a pit bull outside barking at them. While walking back in the alley between Ninth and Eighth avenues, she heard another woman yell for the pit bull. The pit-bull came charging at the woman and dog and attacked her dog. The woman told the owner she was going to call the police. The injured dog had a bloody tint around the eyeball. The officer went to the home on Eighth Avenue South and attempted to speak with the owner. This was not the first time this dog had attacked another one. 


 

West St. Paul

Smashed windows

A property manager for a building in the 1000 block of Waterloo Avenue called police April 5 after finding a vehicle in the parking lot with smashed windows. She didn’t know if the vehicle belonged at the property or not. 

 

Wait, what?

Someone called police from the 1500 block of April 5 after discovering someone came into her apartment and relieved themselves on her blanket and sofa while she was gone. She had no suspects in mind but put the blanket in a plastic bag.

 

They’ll be back

An employee of a gas station in the 1000 block of Dodd Road found what she believed to be meth and pills in the parking lot by the gas pump April 4. She believed the vehicle just left but thought they’d return to look for it because it was a large amount.

 

Hacked

A man called police April 9 after finding his credit card was used without his permission. His Walmart and PayPal accounts appeared to have been hacked as well.

 

Possible scam

Someone in the 2100 block of Charlton Road called police April 10 to report a possible scam. After withdrawing $6,000 from their bank, they were informed by the bank it was a scam. A bank employee informed the man they were probably the victim of  the notorious “family-member-in-jail” scam. 

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