South-West Review police reports published June 3, 2018

South-West Review police reports published June 3, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul


Inver Grove Heights

Warrant arrest

A 25-year-old man was arrested in the 4600 block of Babcock Trail May 23 for an active warrant.

On May 27, officers were sent to the 7700 block of Dickman Trail for a possible juvenile runaway. Officers found the 16-year-old boy who also happened to have an active warrant. He was transported to Dakota County Juvenile Services Center.



On May 23, officers responded to the 11000 block of Courthouse Boulevard for a trespass complaint.


Suspicious phone call

A person reported a suspicious phone call requesting money May 25.


All about the money

A call came in from the 2500 block of 76th Street May 25 for a dispute regarding payment of rent. There was also the mention of threats being made. Police determined no crime was committed.


Tax evasion

On May 27, officers pulled a vehicle over in the area of 117th Street East and Highway 52. A 61-year-old man was charged with intent to escape tax.


Theft from car

Between the evening of May 27 and early morning hours of May 28, someone stole two bags, identification and credit cards out of a vehicle in the 5400 block of Bristol Path.


Identity theft

Someone called a man between May 24 and May 29 and obtained debit card numbers and personal information. The suspected caller or callers then manufactured a clone card and used it to make various purchase in Inver Grove Heights, St. Paul, Eagan and on Netflix.


Leaving the scene

On May 29 at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Upper 55th Street, a large Ford pickup truck crashed into a Honda CRV. The 25-year-old man driving the truck fled the scene. 



On May 27, a vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Babcock Trail and Mendota Road. The 19-year-old woman driving was arrested for third-degree DWI.


South St. Paul

A little intoxication

On May 21, an officer was dispatched to Buggs Bar for a welfare check. A man at the bar was slumped forward and swayed as he sat up. The officer asked the man if he wanted to go to detox, which he did, and was subsequently taken to Ramsey County Detox.


Turning myself in

A woman entered the South St. Paul Police Department lobby May 22 to turn herself in on an active warrant. A check revealed she had four warrants. She was transported to Dakota County Jail.


West St. Paul


Someone with St. Croix Lutheran Academy called police May 22 after a neighbor kept hitting golf balls onto the church property. He had already tried talking to the neighbor before calling police. 



A bus driver called police May 23 from the intersection of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue South after seeing a man wearing a blue shirt and green skirt with black pants under his skirt, and red and white mittens. He thought it was suspicious because of the man’s unusual clothing attire.


Unlocked car

On May 23, a woman reported her car had been broken into the day before. She had left her unlocked Toyota parked in the lot near Dakota Lodge May 22 while she went on a bus day tour. She discovered May 23 that her insurance card and husband’s death certificate were missing from the glove box. She was given information on identity theft.



Multiple offices in a building in the 1700 block of Livingston Avenue were reported broken into May 25. There was heavy damage to drawers and other items on the property.


Toy gun

A call came in May 26 from the 1100 block of Robert Street after a man saw a gray four-door driving down Robert Street shooting a toy gun out of the window. He thought it was a BB gun. The caller was hit in the arm but didn’t want medics.  


Cover up

A man on the second floor of an apartment on Westview Drive was masturbating by his apartment window May 26. The woman who called it in was in the pool area and saw it. There were numerous kids are the pool. 


Taped shut

Vandalism was reported May 26 at a car wash in the 1400 block of Robert Street. The caller had fixed three coin-drops on vacuums that had been opened by someone then had tape over the coin drop, so the coins could not fall into the bucket. 


Where’s my cart?

A man called police May 27 from a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street. He had left his shopping cart unattended briefly while he got a sandwich at Subway. During this time, someone took his shopping cart that contained his groceries of skim milk, yogurt and peanut butter worth $8.98. His groceries were replaced.


Dude, where’s my car?

Someone reported their car stolen from the 900 block of Stryker Avenue May 29. Their Ford Mustang was stolen from the garage. The keys were in a key box in the garage.


Watching you

On May 29, an officer stopped at Walmart on a follow-up for another case when he saw asset protection conducting surveillance on two women who were loading a shopping cart with clothing without looking at price tags. One of the women had a large bag she started putting clothes in. The officer did a walk by at the request of the employee to make his presence known. The women pushed the shopping cart down a check-out lane but left it behind and exited the store.


Agitated customer

A man, who was extremely intoxicated at a restaurant in the 1400 block of Robert Street May 30 kept calling everyone derogatory names, and the woman with him wanted to leave. The caller was a server and felt uncomfortable — she wanted an officer to “casually come in and chill for a bit” to make sure nothing happened. The man and woman were arguing, and the woman said they were both fine. The party was told to leave per request of the employee. 

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