South-West Review police reports published May 6, 2018

South-West Review police reports published May 6, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul


 

Inver Grove Heights

Identity theft

On April 26, someone called police about possible identity theft. There was no loss to the complainant.

 

Found bike

A call came in from the 6400 block of Cahill Avenue April 26 about a recovered stolen bike. It has since been returned to its owner.

 

Bag of mail

On April 26, a suspicious vehicle was reported in the 3200 block of Cloman Way. A bag of stolen mail was found as a result of the call. 

 

Mail theft

There were several reports of stolen mail from Cheney Trail, Delaney Avenue, Delano Way and Old Concord Boulevard on April 26.

 

Warrant arrest

A driver was pulled over at the intersection of Upper 55th Street and Ninth Avenue April 27. A 26-year-old man was arrested on a warrant.

 

Recovered vehicle

A call about a suspicious vehicle April 27 turned into the recovery of a stolen vehicle. A 29-year-old man was arrested and taken to jail.

 

Family bond

Officers were called to the 8200 block of Cloman way April 27 on a disturbance call, which ended up being about an argument between a mother and her adult son. The son left when asked to by officers.

 

Fraud

Someone called from 9300 block of Avalon Path April 28 to report fraud.

 

Unrestrained dogs

On May 1, two dogs attacked another dog and its owner in the 2800 block of 60th Street East. The two dogs ran off, and the owner of the suspected dogs was looking for them. The owner of the two dogs, a 66-year-old woman, was cited for unrestrained dogs.

 

DWI

A driver was pulled over in the area of Argenta Trail and Upper 85th Street West April 27. After investigating, the 54-year-old woman driving was arrested for DWI.

 

Mendota Heights

Party time

Police were called to the 1300 block of Lower D Street April 22 on a call of a party that was loud and getting physical. One man was placed under arrest and ultimately transported to the hospital. 

 

Burglary

A man called April 23 to report a burglary in the 2300 block of Lemay Lake. He said his house and been gone through and his front door was open when he arrived home. 

 

Kicking in

A neighbor called police April 23 to report a suspicious person kicking the front door of her neighbor’s house in the 1100 block of Ivy Hill. The vehicle left and the suspects have not been identified. A neighboring agency is following up to try and find the vehicle.

 

DUI

Three teens were seen by staff at a local gas station in the 1000 block of Highway 110 April 23 acting strange and appeared to be under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. The vehicle the teens were in, as described by the gas station staff, was found and stopped in the parking lot of the station. The driver was arrested for DWI and released to his mother after providing a blood sample for testing. The two passengers were also released to their parents with citations. 

 

You shouldn’t have that

A teen in the 1800 block of Delaware Avenue was cited for possession of marijuana, alcohol and tobacco and was eventually turned over to their parents.  

 

South St. Paul

DWI

On April 23, an officer on routine patrol saw a vehicle speeding on Concord Street going 46 mph in a 35-mph zone. After pulling the driver over, the officer could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle, and the driver’s eyes were droopy and their speech was slurred. The driver admitted to having a couple cocktails at a local bar. He failed a field sobriety test.

 

Come again?

A community service officer reported seeing a man squatting with his pants down in some bushes in front of a building in the 2200 block of Caroline Way. It appeared that the man was defecating in the bushes. An officer came by and talked with two men, one who admitted to defecating in the yard. The man said he could no longer hold it and went to the bushes to “use the facilities. “When checking the identity of the man, it was discovered he had two warrants out of Ramsey County for misdemeanor damage to property. The man was arrested for his warrants. 

 

Bye officer

On April 24, an officer saw a motorcycle traveling northbound on Concord Boulevard going 50 mph in a 35-mph zone. The officer began to pursue the motorcyclist, but the driver the sped up. When the officer turned on their lights, the motorcycle sped up more.

As the motorcycle continued on northbound Concord Street it reached speeds of 80 to 85 mph. The pursuit ended when the motorcycle traveled into St. Paul.    

 

Things that go boom

Someone called from the 400 block of Eighth Avenue South to report fireworks April 26. A man believed another man had set off fireworks in his backyard. At the same time, officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Seventh Avenue South regarding a fire in the alley. The fireworks had caused a small pile of brush to set on fire. 

 

Time to move

Officers went to the 200 block of Fourth Avenue North April 28 after a 911 call had disconnected. Police found a man and woman arguing in a garage in the 200 block of Grande Avenue West arguing. The parties were separated, and the woman told an officer she told the man she didn’t want him living with her anymore and a verbal argument ensued. She told police that when the man got upset, he pushed open the apartment door, overcoming the door jam she had in place because he was upset she didn’t want him to live with her anymore. The woman said she wasn’t afraid of him. The man eventually took his belongings and left. 

 

Witness a theft

A woman in the 600 block of Second Avenue South said on April 29 she saw three juveniles walk up then pick up a large speaker that had been along the south side of someone’s home, near the back door. The group then walked to a newer car and left. 

 

West St. Paul

Just a little nap

An employee of a business in the 1100 block of Robert Street South called police April 25 about a man who was sleeping in the store by the fireplace. She said she had asked him to leave a few days prior. The woman said the man has not officially been banned.

 

Stolen identity scam

A woman called police April 26 after getting off the phone with someone claiming to be with the U.S. Marshall service in Texas. The caller told her that her identity had been stolen and they wanted her to get cash for them. 

 

What’s going on

On April 26, police received a call from someone who thought there was possible drug activity in the 200 block of Westview Drive. The woman, who said she keeps track of traffic from the apartment, was complaining about the high traffic from one of the apartments and thought it was possible drug activity. Several people were attempting to get into the apartment building that day and were confronted by her. 

 

Random car

A woman called police April 27 about a vehicle that had been parked in the 1100 block of Seminole Avenue at night the last couple weeks. The vehicle was unoccupied but full of trash. The caller works for the church at this location and said the vehicle was not there when she arrived around the morning. She had seen the vehicle before but had never seen a driver.

 

Just a drill

A call came in from the 900 block of Felix Street April 30 after some suspicious activity. A man parked in front of a home, got out and went into the woods across the street. He retrieved what looked like a drill then put what appeared to be a sock in the drill. There’s the chance the sock was a drug pocket. The caller thought it was suspicious because the man went into the woods with nothing, then went straight to the spot where he picked up the drill. Officers requested the caller call back if she sees the man again.

 

Picture taking

An employee of Garlough Elementary School called police May 1 after seeing a man outside at recess with a camera and tripod. Police spoke with the man, who was out taking nature shots along the path that leads to Dodge Nature Center. They checked the camera footage and everything was okay.

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