South-West Review police reports published June 17, 2018

South-West Review police reports published June 17, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul


Inver Grove Heights

Bad luck

Between the evening hours of June 2 and early morning of June 3, a driver’s side mirror was smashed on a vehicle in the 7000 block of Dawn Avenue. 



A 26-year-old man was issued a citation for texting while driving, possession of a dangerous weapon and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop June 6 in the 4900 block of Babcock Trail.


Warrant arrest

On June 7, a vehicle was pulled over at the intersection of Mendota Road and Babcock Trail. A 39-year-old woman was arrested on a warrant.

Officers were checking on the park in the 7700 block of River Road June 10 when they saw several people in the park after hours. A 25-year-old man was found to have an active warrant and was arrested. 


Shouldn’t have that

Officers were called to the 10800 block of Rich Valley Boulevard June 9 for a disturbance. They found a vehicle involved in the incident, and a 62-year-old man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance.


Don’t break it

On June 11, officers were dispatched to Grenoble Avenue in Skyline Village because of a group of kids attempting to break into a mailbox.



A vehicle was pulled over on westbound Interstate 494 near Argenta Trail June 9. The driver, a 27-year-old man, was arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to Dakota County Jail.


Mendota Heights

Can’t do that

Officers responded to the 2000 block of Swan Drive June 1 on a report of an adult being held hostage in a home. It was determined the party was not being held and was upset at someone else in the home. The adult admitted to misusing the 911 emergency line.


Package theft

A business in the 1000 block of Northland Drive reported a package theft June 1. They received a notification the package was delivered, but there was no package there.


Why’d the turkey cross the road?

Officers were dispatched to the area of Lilydale Road and Highway 13 June 4 to a two-vehicle property damage accident. It was determined that one driver stopped their vehicle to wait for a turkey to cross the road when they were struck from behind causing a small amount of damage to the bumper.


Lock the car

On June 5, a man reported their unlocked car had been rummaged through in the 1000 block of Somerset Court and his wallet had been stolen. He notified his bank, which said his card had already been used twice at an SuperAmerica gas station and Walmart.


Path less traveled 

Officers responded to a 911 hang-up that escalated into a physical altercation in the 1000 block of Windy Ridge Place June 6. There was an argument over which path the construction trucks should take. No injures were reported and neither party wished to file charges.


South St. Paul

Don’t leave it unlocked

Someone reported their unlocked car had been rummaged through June 1-2 in the 400 block of 15th Avenue. 


Warrant arrest

A man approached an officer in the police department parking lot June 5 and turned himself in on an outstanding felony warrant.


Damaged garage

On June 5, an officer responded to a burglary report in the 1600 block of Concord Street. A woman told the officer that when she had taken the trash out she noticed damage to the overhead garage door handle — she was unsure when the damage may have occurred. She had also found one of her windows open the other day but didn’t notice anything missing from inside the house. 


No mail for you

A man reported constant problems with his ex-roommate June 6. He told an officer that he noticed a letter to him ripped up and in the front yard in at an apartment complex in the 200 block of Fourth Avenue. He told police he believed the former roommate obtained a letter from the mailbox to his old apartment — the caller had just moved to another unit. The man said he was working to get mail sent to his new apartment and staff would make sure his mail wasn’t in the old mailbox.


Drug possession

On June 7, officers pulled a driver over after seeing them drive erratically. The driver’s hands were shaking, and he would not make eye contact with the officer. An officer also saw a clear, plastic bag in the driver’s door compartment. The driver was patted down, and an officer found a glass bubble pipe, which is commonly used to smoke methamphetamine, in his pants pocket. A search of the passenger’s purse revealed another glass bubble pipe.


House theft

An officer was dispatched to the 1000 block of Eight Avenue after a woman reported someone had entered her home and stole items. She said she and her child were at a neighbor’s house, and the children had run home to grab a movie. The child left the front door unlocked and garage door open. She told police that while they were watching the movie, someone stole several items including a Wii controller, Nintendo Wii console and some games. As the officer was taking pictures, he noticed a flat screen TV was tipped over and damaged in the son’s room. 


West St. Paul

Stay on your side

On June 6, someone came to a resident’s door in the 190 block of Arion Street. They asked the resident if they were honest and if they wanted to take a survey for free for Febreeze. The door-knocker turned out to be a representative of a company that was selling in St. Paul and was unaware he had crossed over to West St. Paul. 


Stop that

A man drove by a business multiple times in the 1900 block of Robert Street June 7 honking his horn and giving the middle finger. Police talked to the man and told him he needed to stop or he would be cited.


No fishing 

On June 9, a woman called police after two men on the side of the road in the 5900 block of Zehnder Road stopped her as she was leaving. The men wanted to fish on Horseshoe Lake, but her husband told them they couldn’t use the property to do so. The caller wanted the area checked for them and for the men to be removed from the property if they decided to use it.


Midnight swim

Two men were trespassing at the pool on Bellows Street after hours. They jumped the fence and ran away.


Yard work

A call came in June 10 from Kraft Road about the constant noise from a lawnmower. The caller said they were having ongoing issues with a neighbor using outside tools that were too noisy. The caller told police they had problems with neighbors cutting grass or doing yard work two times a week, adding that the neighbor used an electric hedge trimmer, and the caller believed they should be doing it by hand. The caller said the neighbor’s yard work was interfering with her family time. Police advised the woman this was not a police issue and suggested she talk with the neighbor to find specific times she didn’t want them taking care of their property. 


Nap time

A car horn kept going off in the 300 block of Marie Avenue June 13. The caller thought it was coming from a parking lot. Police found a man sleeping in his car with his head on the horn, causing it to go off. He told police his sister lived close by and he fell asleep listening to the radio.

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