South-West Review police reports published September 16, 2018

South-West Review police reports published September 16, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Inver Grove Heights

Shouldn’t have that

On Sept. 5, officers located stolen property at the intersection of 70th Street and Robert Trail. A 41-year-old man was arrested for receiving stolen property, fifth degree drugs and felon in possession of ammunition. A 26-year-old woman was arrested for false information and warrants.



Officers responded to a call about a questionable driver in the 6500 block of Cahill Avenue Sept. 5. A 62-year-old woman was arrested for fourth degree DWI.


No love connection

A woman reported Sept. 6 that a man she met through an online dating website stole her cell phone and eye glasses.


Stolen card

A man used a stolen credit card Sept. 8 to purchase items, which he then returned in order to steal items from a store in the 3200 block of 57th Street.



On Sept. 8, a man reported that various household items were left on his front yard. There was information about the suspect left with the property. Officers contacted the suspect, who claimed her friend had taken the property from the residence because she was moving.


Smash and run

A 33-year-old man tried to burglarize a house in the 2000 block of 68th Street Sept. 8 by smashing a window and pushing the front door open.



Officers responded to the 6500 block of Concord Boulevard Sept. 9 on the report of a fight in progress. A 30-year-old man was arrested for assault, and a 43-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct.


Helping hand

Inver Grove Heights police assisted West St. Paul police in locating a shoplifting suspect Sept. 11. The suspect was located in the backyard of a residence near Clean n’ Press.


Lock the door

A woman reported someone entered her unlocked vehicle and stole $45 while it was parked in the 8300 block of Bravo Way Sept. 12.


Mendota Heights

Looking through cars

Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Apache Lane Aug. 31 on a report of multiple people going through a car. The homeowner was able to scare the group off before anything was stolen.

On Sept. 1, officers were called to the 1300 block of Sibley Memorial Highway on the report of a vehicle that had a window smashed out. The owner found that a purse, which had nothing inside it, had been taken from the back seat.



Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding in the 900 block of Sibley Memorial Highway Sept. 1. The driver acted like they were under the influence of alcohol. The driver was arrested for gross misdemeanor DWI.



On Sept. 9, officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Mendota Heights Road to investigate an assault in progress. One party received minor injuries as a result of the altercation. Witnesses were unwilling to cooperate to give the name of the other party involved. 


Double team

While directing traffic and assisting a Minnesota State Patrol with a road hazard on Highway 13 near Sylvandale Road on Sept. 2, an officer saw a silver pickup truck nearly hit a Department of Transportation vehicle and his squad car and keep driving toward the officer. The officer was able to get out of the way and notified the trooper working the incident. The driver was stopped and arrested.


Warrant arrest

After making an illegal U-turn and temporarily blacking out, a vehicle pulled into a private drive in the area of Victoria Road and Lexington Avenue Sept. 3. Officers stopped the driver and found the driver to have a revoked license, felony warrant and had provided false information. The passenger and vehicle owner were charged with possession of narcotics. 



Officers responded to the 1300 block of Delaware Avenue Sept. 4 on a report of vandalism. The dispatch updated officers that the suspects returned and the reporting party shot at the suspects. Officers arrived on scene and determined there was no vandalism and no suspects. The reporting party was transported to the hospital.


South St. Paul


An officer was flagged down in the alley behind the 600 block of First Avenue Sept. 3. A man wanted to report vandalism that had occurred sometime between Aug. 31 and Saturday morning. Several words had been spray-painted on the man’s house and garage. The man believed it was his sister-in law due to a family dispute over her being left out of his wife’s estate. 


Warrant turn in

An officer spoke with a woman Sept. 5 on the phone who was wondering if there was a warrant for her arrest. A search showed she had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. The woman gave officers her addresses and requested to be picked up. She was taken into custody.


Party time over

On Sept. 9, and officer were dispatched to a noise complaint in the 1300 block of Eldridge Avenue. A woman who was standing outside nearby told the officer “all we want is some rest” and said the neighbors were being loud again. The officer contacted  six people outside the loud property. Most appeared to be intoxicated and talking in loud voices. When the officer spoke with the homeowner, she began loudly yelling the neighbors needed to mind their own business. The officer went back later to talk to the homeowner when she was “hopefully sober.” The woman was uncooperative and when given a business card as requested she told the officer to “have a good [expletive] night.” A citation was issued and mailed to the homeowner. 


West St. Paul

Down the hole

A woman called police Sept. 5 from the area of Allen Avenue and Annapolis Street after seeing a man standing over an open man hole. The man was not wearing reflective clothing, and the caller did not think he was supposed to be accessing the storm sewer. The man also had a ladder. Turns out the man was with a utility company and had been checking a line from a nearby house. 


Drug deal

On Sept. 8, a call came in from the 1600 block of Robert Street. The caller told police they saw a man hand something to another man. The caller didn’t know what was handed off. The car drove off as an officer arrived. 



A Target employee stole three items worth $220 on Sept. 9.


Drunken man

An intoxicated man was swinging at people in the 1200 block of Robert Street. The man got into a camper and laid down. He fell on his face a couple times. 


Just a warning

An officer pulled a car over in the area of Dodd Road and Smith Avenue after driving through a stop sign. The tabs on the car were also expired and the driver did not have a valid license.


Chair throwing

A group of two women and one man were fighting near Subway Sept. 10. Both were throwing chairs and the two women were hitting the man. The manager was trying to calm the group down.


Cut screen

A woman called police from the 100 block of Annapolis Street Sept. 10 after she realized her house had been gone through while she was away for the day. The screen was ripped like someone had cut it to get into the house.



Two men were fighting in a store in the 1200 block of Robert Street South Sept. 11 and made a mess. The employee who called didn’t think they stole anything before running off. 

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