South-West Review police reports published November 14, 2018

Inver Grove Heights

Hit and run

On Nov. 1, officers responded to the 6300 block of Concord Boulevard on the report of an accident. The driver at fault fled the scene prior to officers arriving.

 

Obstruction

Officers responded to a domestic disturbance Nov. 3 in the 5400 block of Blackberry Trail. A 32-year-old man was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstruction.

 

Ex problems

A 45-year-old man reported Nov. 3 that he believed his 38-year-old ex-girlfriend damaged his vehicle and stole items from his residence in the 5400 block of Brewer Lane.

 

Big time theft

On Nov. 4, someone reported their vehicle stolen from the 1200 block of 60th Street West. The estimated value of the theft was more than $20,000.

 

Long distance warrant

Police received a request from Green County, Wisconsin Nov. 6 to help serve a warrant. Later that day, a 39-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant.

 

Funny money

An officer responded Nov. 6 to the 7500 block of Concord Boulevard on a report of people attempting to use counterfeit currency. One woman was arrested for an outstanding warrant, and one man was arrested for giving false information to police.

 

Stolen car

A vehicle was stopped Nov. 6 in the 3000 block of 80th Street for an obstructed license plate. At the time of the stop, the vehicle was not listed as stolen but later found to be stolen. 

 

Mendota Heights

Online scam

Someone came into the police department Oct. 26 to report falling victim to an online scam to process money orders. The victim cashed a check from an online business, accepted pay and sent the rest to an out-of-state address on three money orders.

 

Broken window

Officers were called to the 1300 block of Sibley Memorial Highway Oct. 26 on a report of theft from a vehicle. The back window of a car had been broken out and a briefcase was stolen.

Several other reports of windows being broken on vehicles and items stolen were reported in the same area.

 

Drugs

A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle for a traffic violation Oct. 26 near the intersection of Highway 62 and Interstate 35E. The occupants were removed for suspected drug activity. One occupant had a large amount of marijuana on him and was arrested. His parents were called to pick him up from the police department.

 

Fight

Officers were dispatched to a fight in progress in the 700 block of Main Street Oct. 28. The reporting party told police a customer and employee were physically fighting. When officers arrived, the pair had already separated.

 

Trailer break-in

A report came in Oct. 29 from the intersection of Dodd Road and Ivy Falls. A construction trailer had been broken into and several items were taken. 

 

DWI

A state patrol officer shared over the radio that there was a suspicious driver traveling eastbound on Highway 62 near Highway 5 Oct. 29. The patrol said a 911 caller reported a female driver who looked to be falling asleep behind the wheel. A Mendota Heights officer found a vehicle that matched the description given and saw the driver swerving out of their lane. The driver was pulled over at Highway 62 and Delaware. The officer could smell alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. The driver admitted to drinking prior to driving and blew a .097. She was arrested for third-degree DWI and booked into Dakota County Jail.

 

Grab and run

A woman reported Nov. 1 that a man took her laptop off the table she was sitting at and ran out of a store in the 700 block of Main Street. 

 

South St. Paul

Attempted steal

On Oct. 29, a woman reported that sometime in the past 24 hours, someone opened a rear window on her vehicle and tried to steal it from the 200 block of Concord Exchange. 

 

 

Tweaking

A man called police numerous times Oct. 31 throughout the day because he believed he was being followed and his life was in danger. The man’s countless stories did not make sense to the officers and he came across extremely antsy and fidgety when they visited him in person. The man admitted to using methamphetamine — he was transferred to a hospital for evaluation. 

 

Drug possession

On Nov. 1, officers received a report of two people rummaging through vehicles throughout the city. Officers located two women, who admitted they were the ones the reporting party was talking about but denied stealing anything. The search of one of their backpacks reveled a syringe, metal spoon and glass bubble pipe. The pipe tested positive for methamphetamine. The woman was charged with fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.

 

Egging

A woman reported Nov. 1 that someone egged her car in the 300 block of 11th Avenue. She had gone to leave for work that morning and found that four eggs had struck her vehicle. She washed the eggs of but there was paint damage.

 

West St. Paul

Not your prescription

A woman called Nov. 1 to tell police she needed an officer to look at a video with her to see if her friend picked up a prescription. The officer told the woman the friend would know if she picked up the prescription and he wasn’t going to look up the video if she wasn’t reporting a crime. The officer told the woman multiple times he could not help with her request because it was not her prescription. 

 

Shouldn’t be driving

On Nov. 1, a call came from the 1000 block of Dodd Road about an intoxicated man who left a local business. The caller said the man was asleep behind the wheel in his vehicle for about two hours. The man woke up and attempted to leave out of the entrance that was blocked by a construction sign, which he hit.

 

Rental scam

Someone came into the department lobby Nov. 2 to report having paid someone a down payment for a rental only for the rental to be a fake posting.

 

Forgotten pin

A call came Nov. 2 from the 1400 block of Robert Street from a man who saw a car that kept driving around an ATM. An officer spoke with the driver who had entered the wrong pin while making a deposit and noticed another vehicle waiting for the ATM. He circled around to let the other vehicle use it while searching for the right pin.

 

Size does matter

On Nov. 3, an employee of a business in the 1200 block of Robert Street called police after a man started screaming and harassing people. The man, who appeared intoxicated and homeless, was complaining about how small the plate was that his taco was served on. The man was given a to-go bag and left without incident.

 

Fill them up

A call came in at 9:22 p.m. from the 1400 block of Bidwell Street. It was a noise complaint about someone working on their vehicle for the past hour. An officer spoke with the person working on this car — someone let out the air in the tires and he was using an air compressor to inflate them. 

 

A locked door

A woman called police Nov. 5 after coming home to the 300 block of Crowley Circle from work to find the door from the garage to house locked, which was unusual. The woman told police when her husband left the door was not locked. The house was searched, and no one was found inside. There as no damage and nothing appeared out of the ordinary.

 

Issues at the poll

A call came in Nov. 6 from a polling place in the 1200 block of Oakdale Avenue from someone reporting an out-of-control voter. The voter was not listening to the head election judge and was raising his voice — the voter thought the head judge was trying to obstruct his right to vote. The caller spoke with the man who said he refused to sign the consent portion and started getting louder. The man left before officers arrived.

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