South-West Review police reports published May 20, 2018

South-West Review police reports published May 20, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul


Inver Grove Heights

Stolen sunglasses

Sometime during the night of May 8 and early morning of May 9, someone entered an unlocked vehicle in the 5900 block of Blackberry Trail, ransacked it and stole a pair of sunglasses.



A complaint came in May 9 regarding fraud in which someone lost $1,000.


Identity theft

A case of identity theft was reported May 9. There was a loss of over $3,000 associated with it.



Someone reported a theft, to the tune of $2,000, in the 5900 block of Bradbury Court May 10. 

On May 14, a theft from the 7300 block of Concord Boulevard was reported. The total loss was $5,700.


You shouldn’t be driving

Police pulled a driver over near the intersection of 65th Street and Borden Way May 11. A 39-year-old man was cited for traffic offenses and the vehicle was towed.



On May 11, someone in the area of Cahill Avenue reported a possible drunk driver traveling southbound from the 6100 block of that area. Police arrested a 33-year-old man for driving while impaired. 


Wait for the bus

A 31-year-old woman drove through a school bus stop arm when children were outside the bus May 9 at the intersection of Dawn Avenue and Dawn Court.


Friend me

On May 1, a 13-year-old girl was befriended on social media and through her email after she gave out her personal information. Her parents deleted her accounts and filed a report.


Warrant arrest

A driver was pulled over in the 5700 block of Cahill Avenue May 12. A 21-year-old passenger was arrested for an outstanding warrant and jailed at Dakota County Jail. 


Mendota Heights

24 beers on the wall

An officer saw someone walking near the intersection of Concord Way and Heritage Drive May 6 carrying a 24-pack of beer. The person turned out to be a juvenile, who was transferred to the care of his guardian and issued a citation for minor consumption, minor possession of alcohol and curfew violation.


Warrant arrest

On May 6, an officer saw a vehicle in the area of Interstate 35E and Highway 13 with a burnt-out headlight. When the driver was pulled over, the officer discovered they had a misdemeanor warrant and was placed under arrest. 


Disturbing the peace

Officers were called to the 1000 block of Second Street due to a man yelling and disturbing the peace May 8. Once on scene, officers found the man with two women. A knife was recovered along with narcotics. A vehicle related to the incident was towed, and the man was arrested for disorderly conduct. One of the women was charged with fifth-degree possession. 



On May 9, someone reported a credit card had been opened in their name without their permission.


Not cool

On May 9, a staff member from a business in the 1000 block of Highway 110 told police that a man had stolen the charity donation jar that sat on the counter and fled in an unknown direction. Cameras were unable to get the license plates of the suspect vehicle. 


South St. Paul

Dog bite

A man called police May 7 from the 1900 block of Eva Lane to report a neighbor’s dog had bitten his. He said that afternoon he let his yorkie-maltese out into the backyard and noticed a short time later his dog was injured and bleeding from its nose. The man told police the neighbor’s dog will dig under the fence and must have bitten his dog while it was running along the fence. 

The owner of the other dog told police that one of his dogs bit the yorkie. He said he would be willing to pay for the vet costs. 


Warrant arrest

An officer on routine patrol May 9 ran a license plate check on a vehicle that drove past him in the area of Concord Street North and Annapolis Street. The search showed an active warrant for the owner of the vehicle, who also had a revoke license. A passenger in the car matched the person with the warrant. The man was placed under arrest for a misdemeanor warrant and was transported to Dakota County Jail.


Back it up

On May 9 a driver backed into a gas pump at the Quick Stop gas station on Thompson Avenue and damaged it. The manager said there was no fuel leaking. A police officer spoke with the driver, who said he was backing up his car when he collided with the pump. The driver didn’t have insurance for the car. The manager wanted a police report to document the damage and for possible civil proceedings in the future. The driver was told not to drive his vehicle on public roads until he got insurance. 


Just an altercation

Officers responded to the 100 block of Fourth Avenue South May 13 for a disturbance regarding multiple people arguing and fighting. Upon arrival, officers made contact with one man and two women, who were yelling back and forth at each other for various issues — refusing to leave an apartment, alleged drug use and assault. It was determined the man had multiple warrants and was taken into custody. 


West St. Paul

Do you live here?

Someone called police May 10 from the 300 block of Marie Avenue to report two men, who the caller had never seen before, trying to get into the building the caller lived in. When the caller was walking in, she told police she heard one of the men say “hurry and get in with her.” She hurried and shut the door before the men could get in.



On May 11, a woman called the police because she believed her phone had been hacked, and whoever did it had taken all of her pictures and information from her cell and home phone. Turns out she had an app malfunction on her phone, which deleted all her photos.


Anyone home

An intoxicated man climbed a patio in the 1500 block of Allen Avenue May 13 and started banging on someone’s door, which he ended up breaking. 


Nice shoes

On May 12, an employee of a business in the 1800 block of Robert Street called police to report someone had stolen a pair of Nike shoes valued at $65. The employee took a picture of the vehicle.


Missing register 

An employee from a business in the 300 block of Bernard Street West called police May 14 after finding the cash register gone.


Customer is not always right

A customer and an employee at a business in the 1200 block of Robert Street were fighting May 14. The customer had become upset with the employee, went behind the counter and punched the employee.  It was unclear what upset the customer. 

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