Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published July 1, 2018

Citizen sleuth in St. Anthony


 

Arden Hills

Lent or stolen?

A 60-year-old man told police June 20 that he’d lent his car to a friend two days prior and that it had yet to be returned. St. Paul police found the car in St. Paul on June 25 — police are investigating.

 

Missing kayaks

A 51-year-old man reported June 25 the theft of two kayaks from his property in the 1500 block of Edgewater Avenue.

 

Stolen phones

A man ran into the T-Mobile Store in the 3600 block of Lexington Avenue June 26 and ripped a couple display phones off the wall and ran out with them. The phones, an iPhone X and iPhone 8, which can be locked remotely by the store if stolen, were worth $1,800 total.

 

Turtle in trouble

A caller to the sheriff’s office during rush hour on June 24 said a turtle was propped up against a wall at the Snelling Avenue exit on Interstate 694 and appeared to be in trouble, though the person called back later to say the reptile was safe.

 

Falcon Heights

Falcon Heights saw multiple small sprees of people rifling through cars left unlocked overnight. CLICK HERE for the story.

 

Lauderdale

Arrest

Officers on patrol saw a suspicious van parked outside a closed business in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue June 12. They found a man sleeping in the van and another man, a 28-year-old, who was behind the business. The man who’d been asleep was transported to a place of his choice while the other man was arrested on an outstanding Ramsey County theft warrant and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Domestic assault

A 30-year-old woman told police June 14, she was assaulted by a 40-year-old male acquaintance. Police interviewed both people; the woman was injured but refused medical attention. The man was arrested and cited for fifth-degree domestic assault and released.

 

Found bikes, stolen car

While officers were in the 1700 block of Fulham Street June 13 taking a report of an abandoned bike, a 36-year-old man approached them and said someone had stolen his 2015 Hyundai, an estimated loss of $13,000. As for the bike, police found a total of three bikes, which were determined to have been stolen then ditched following a burglary in Roseville.

 

Print fraud

An employee in the purchasing department of a print company in the 3300 block of Como Avenue processed a purchase order via email that turned out to be fraudulent, as reported to police June 12. While the business is attempting to reverse the order, it’s out $2,500.

 

Theft

A 68-year-old woman told police she left her car unlocked overnight into June 13 as it was parked in the 1700 block of Fulham Street, and that someone entered the car and stole her GPS, a $40 loss.

 

Little Canada

Broken window

A 51-year-old Eagan woman told deputies someone smashed a window on her car that was parked in the 200 block of Little Canada Road the night of June 26 and stolen a tote bag containing mail and bills.

 

Computer heist/costly burglary

A business in the 3200 block of County Drive reported June 26 that overnight someone had smashed its front windows and stolen two computers worth $3,000, while causing $4,400 worth of damage.

 

Mounds View

Broken window

Officers headed to the 5200 block of Red Oak Drive on a report of suspicious people messing with parked vehicles just before noon June 19 and found a car that had had its window broken.

 

Drugs and a warrant

Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute June 18 and ended up arresting a 29-year-old man for heroin possession and an outstanding warrant.

 

New Brighton

Ditched out on fare

A man dropped off by a taxi around 1 p.m. June 26 in the 700 block of First Avenue NW ditched out on his $35 fare as reported by the 47-year-old male cabby.

 

Easy pickings

A 21-year-old woman told police June 26 she’d parked her car overnight in the 200 block of Mehigan Street and left her keys in it. The car was stolen.

That same day a woman told police her car was rifled through on the same block of Mehigan Street, and a 59-year-old man who lives in the 100 block of Morris Street NW told police June 27 his unlocked car had been rummaged through. In both cases nothing was stolen from the vehicles.

 

Stolen jet skis

A 56-year-old man told police June 21 that someone had stolen his trailer, which held two jet skis, from his driveway in the 1400 block of 10th Street NW. The theft occurred sometime in the two days prior — the trailer had been locked down with a chain.

 

Shoreview

Lock the cars

A 51-year-old man told police June 24 that two of his unlocked cars parked in the 4200 block of Nancy Place were rummaged through overnight; he’s out an auxiliary cord

 

Stolen wallet, purse

A 34-year-old Becker man told police June 24 that someone had stolen his wallet out of a locker at the YMCA in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue. He’s unsure if he locker was indeed locked; the thief used his credit card at a gas station and fast food joint to the tune of $60.

A 24-year-old woman told police someone took her purse June 24 from her unlocked car that was parked in the 3100 block of West Owasso Boulevard and used her credit cards at gas stations to the tune of $100.

 

St. Anthony

Caught stealing

Security at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road had a 14-year-old girl in custody June 13 because she’d been caught stealing $10 worth of merchandise. The store didn’t want to press charges, and her father came and picked her up.

 

Citizen sleuth

A 48-year-old man told police June 16 someone had stolen a ladder from his home in the 3000 block of 29th Avenue overnight. The man had security footage of the theft and was able to make out the thief and vehicle involved. The next day the man called police to say he’d tracked down said vehicle. Officers showed up at the location, and the vehicle’s driver, a 45-year-old man, admitted to the theft, was cited for misdemeanor theft and released. A passenger in the vehicle, a 40-year-old woman, was booked at the Hennepin County Jail for an outstanding Dakota County warrant for third-degree burglary.

 

Dispatch from the opioid epidemic

Officers headed to a business in the 3700 block of Macalaster Drive June 15 for a welfare check of a man on the building’s roof. Police checked the roof and found the man had damaged air conditioning units and vents. The man was searched and officers found an empty hypodermic needle on him as well as a driver’s license that was not his. According to the police report, the man, a 30-year-old, was obviously under the influence of a narcotic, so officers called him an ambulance. Once the man was out of the hospital, he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for first-degree criminal property damage, trespassing, a Hennepin County drug possession warrant, a Dakota County felony warrant for stolen or counterfeit checks, three Hennepin County theft warrants and another Hennepin County warrant for trespassing.

 

Domestic assault

Police were called to apartments June 14 on a report of domestic assault — a 46-year-old woman had been assaulted and minorly injured by her 46-year-old boyfriend. The man was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fifth-degree domestic assault.

 

Counterfeit bill

A manager at the Chipotle in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue told police June 11 the store’d received a fake $20 bill. St. Anthony PD turned the bill and the case over to the U.S. Secret Service.

 

Road rage report

A 37-year-old man told police June 11 he’d gotten into a “driver altercation” with another man in the area of Highway 88 and St. Anthony Boulevard, and the other driver had hit him in the face. The 37-year-old only wanted the incident documented and did not want to press charges.

 

Roseville

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• June 21 at Lunds & Byerly’s

• June 21 at Marathon Gas

• June 21 a Rosedale Center

• June 21 at Kohl’s

• June 22 at Kohl’s

• June 23 in the 700 block of Terrace Drive

• June 23 at Kohl’s

• June 23 at Autozone on Larpenteur Avenue

• June 24 at Rosedale Center

• June 24 in the 2700 block of Irene Circle

• June 24 at Kohl’s

• June 27 at Rosedale Center

• June 27 at Kohl’s

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• June 21 in the 800 block of Transit Avenue

• June 24 in the 1700 block of Woodbridge Court

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• June 21 at Roselawn Avenue and Fernwood Street

• June 21 in the 1800 block of Fernwood Street

• June 21 in the 2700 block of Dale Street

• June 21 in the 2800 block of Lexington Avenue

• June 22 in the 1900 block of Huron Avenue

• June 27 in the 500 block of Sandhurst Drive

• June 27 in the 2000 block of Brenner Avenue

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• June 21 at Lunds & Byerly’s

• June 21 at Walmart

• June 22 at Walmart

• June 27 at Kohl’s

 

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• June 22 in the 2100 block of Har Mar Mall

• June 24 at Hamline Avenue and Josephine Road

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• June 21 at Target

• June 21 at Rosedale Center

• June 21 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street

• June 21 at Burger King on Snelling Avenue

• June 23 at Har Mar Mall

• June 24 at Setzer Pharmacy

• June 27 at U.S. Post Office

• June 27 at Lunds & Byerly’s

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• June 21 in the 2100 block of Ferris Lane

• June 22 in the 1700 block of County Road C

• June 27 in the 500 block of Sandhurst Drive

• June 27 in the 2200 block of Nancy Place

 

Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• June 22 in the 400 block of Brooks Avenue

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