South-West Review police reports published October 22, 2018

Inver Grove Heights


On Oct. 9, police responded to the 1400 block of Mendota Road for the report of a theft. There is video of the incident.


Don’t come back

On Oct. 11, an officer was provided a trespass notice from the 2900 block of 80th Street — a 13-year-old was served the notice via mail.


A 42-year-old man was banned from a bank in the 6500 block of Cahill Avenue after causing a disturbance Oct. 16.


Stolen card in use

A woman reported her debit card, which had been stolen from her vehicle in North St. Paul, was used to make two unauthorized purchases at Walmart.


Warrant arrest

Police responded to the 5700 block of Cahill Avenue for the report of a runaway juvenile at the location Oct. 12. The juvenile was located and arrested for an outstanding warrant.


Love triangle

On Oct. 15, a man and woman reported being assaulted by the woman’s ex-boyfriend in the parking lot of a business in the 5500 block of Blaine Avenue. The suspect broke a window on a vehicle belonging to a friend of the ex-girlfriend and pushed him. The suspect will be charged with disorderly conduct and damage to property.


Identity theft

A 33-year-old man told police Oct. 16 that his 28-year-old ex-girlfriend opened credit card accounts in his name using his social security number. 


Mendota Heights


On Oct. 5, officers found an occupied vehicle parked in the 1000 block of Lilydale Road late at night. Contact was made with the driver, who immediately said he and his passenger were smoking marijuana. The marijuana and paraphernalia were sized, and the driver was issued a citation for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Joy riding teen

An officer pulled a driver over for speeding in the area of Sylvandale Road and Woodridge Drive Oct. 6. The driver was a juvenile who admitted to not having a driver’s license.  He told the officer he was on his way to a friend’s house who owned the vehicle. The officer escorted the driver to the vehicle owner’s address and spoke with the parents. The parents said the driver was suppose to be sleeping over for the night and didn’t know he left the residence or took the vehicle. The teen driver was issued a citation for driving with no license and curfew violation.


You look familiar

On Oct. 6, an officer was inside a local business on Highway 62 when he saw a customer walk in that looked familiar. The officer believed the person had an active misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. The customer left in a vehicle and the officer followed and pulled them over. The occupants were identified, and the person in question was the party believed to have a warrant. The person was arrested and transported to Dakota County Jail.



An officer was dispatched Oct. 7 to the area of Highway 13 and Windy Ridge to assist a state patrol officer with a vehicle that was stalled and blocking the road near Highway 13 and Lexington Avenue. A passerby believed the driver to be intoxicated. The officer located the vehicle, and after investigation the driver was found to be intoxicated and placed under arrest for DWI.


Opened window

A homeowner in the 1000 block of London Road discovered a rear window open Oct. 8 on his pickup truck topper. He noticed his Rubbermaid storage bin missing, which contained bungee cords and tie downs. The owner noticed the window leading to the cab of the truck was leaking and also damaged.

Multiple thefts

Between Oct. 8 and Oct. 9, officers responded to several thefts from vehicles in the 1000 block of Sibley Memorial Highway. Windows were broken out of some vehicles and various items were stolen. Some items from the vehicles were recovered in different areas.


South St. Paul

Drug possession

On Oct. 10, officers were called to a report of a vehicle fire at a gas station in 500 block of Farwell Avenue. The officers had been told the occupants of the vehicle appeared to have ash on their hands and were acting delusional. Contact was made with the occupants, a man and woman, who said they were sleeping in the vehicle when they were woken up by fire in the back seat. An officer noticed while talking with the pair that the man was unkempt, fidgeting, unable to focus on a single spot and had bloodshot and watery eyes. When asked to step outside of the gas station, the man went into the bathroom took something out of his pocket and threw it in the toilet. Before he could flush it, the officer retrieved a small purple container that had a crystal substance in a bag. A test showed the substance was methamphetamine. 



Slashed tires

A woman reported Oct. 14 that tires on three cars were slashed while parked in the 200 block of 18th Avenue. 


Stolen backpack

On Oct. 14, a man reported someone had broken into his car that was parked in the 500 block of Seventh Avenue. He told police his mom let him know early that morning that his driver’s door was ajar. After checking the vehicle, the man discovered his school backpack missing, which contained an electric multi-meter and college textbooks. The man told police he believed he locked his vehicle, but there were no signs of forced entry and the driver’s door lock had previously been damaged and possibly compromised.


 West St. Paul

Nap time

On Oct. 11, an officer was called to a business in the 1800 block of Robert Street for a man sleeping inside the store. The employee who called it in said she thought the man may have been possibly sniffing drugs earlier. Police talked with the man, who was awake when they arrived, and told them his cousin had dropped him off some time ago and he had fallen asleep — he said he’d been outside all day and was cold. He told police his mom was on her way to pick him up — store management said they were fine with the man staying until his mom arrived.

Temper tantrum

A call came in from a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street Oct. 12 about a customer causing problems. The man was randomly going up to people and yelling at them, threatening that he was going to beat them up. The man was gone before police arrived.


When I steal tequila

A woman, who had taken a bottle of tequila from a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street previously, was back in the store Oct. 12. The woman tried to take a bottle that day but was stopped. The caller, who worked at the store, was holding on to the suspect’s purse. 


Not cool

Someone tried to steal a Boy Scout troop’s trailer out of a parking lot in the 1500 block of Charleston St. Oct. 13. The lock was damaged but the would-be thief couldn’t get the trailer out of the lot due to a tire block on one of the wheels.


Swords and shields

A group of six to seven teenagers were using the tops of city trash cans as shields and were hitting/beating on each other as reported by someone in the 1000 block of Gorman Avenue Oct. 13. The teens were using large sticks and swinging them around — one was swinging a skateboard. An officer spoke with the teens about sword fighting in a public park.

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