Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published July 17th, 2019

Arden Hills

Beaver, dam

A caller told police about an injured beaver spotted the morning of July 3 at County Road E2 and Snelling Avenue. Upon law enforcement’s arrival, the beaver was dead, so it was moved the side of the road by the lake.

 

Harassment

A caller told police the afternoon of July 4 that they’d just seen their daughter’s ex-boyfriend drive by their residence; the man had just assaulted the caller’s daughter the day prior at a home in Maplewood. Deputies couldn’t track down the man and Maplewood police were notified.

 

High in the grass

Deputies responded the evening of July 5 to the 4000 block of Lexington Avenue on a report of suspicious man laying in the grass. They found a 35-year-old Fairbault man on the ground, who admitted to being high on narcotics. He had a warrant out of Dakota County and was taken to Regions Hospital on his way to jail.

 

Stolen mail, stolen bankcard

A 35-year-old man who lives in the 1800 block of Nobles Road reported July 6 the theft of mail that contained a new debit card from his mailbox. The card was fraudulently used.

 

 

Falcon Heights

Driver hits man

A driver hit a pedestrian the evening of July 5 as he made a left turn from westbound Larpenteur Avenue to southbound Snelling Avenue. According to police, the driver had a green turn arrow and it’s unknown if he was distracted. The crash involved a 52-year-old Washington state man and a 38-year-old man from Falcon Heights; one of them was hospitalized as a result of being hit.

Lock your car

A 29-year-old Shoreview man reported the afternoon of July 6 the theft of a backpack containing a laptop, cell phone, chargers and some text books from his unlocked car that he’d parked just before noon at Community Park in the 2000 block of Roselawn Avenue.

 

 

Lauderdale

Gut punch

A 77-year-old man who lives in the 2300 block of Larpenteur Avenue told police June 26 that as he was watching to make sure his neighbor didn’t back his car into his garage the 51-year-old neighbor got out of the car and punched the older man in the stomach and walked away. The man said his neighbor appeared intoxicated. Police gave the man information about obtaining a restraining order.

 

History of drug use

Police arrested a 45-year-old man June 25 in the 1800 block of Walnut Street for fifth-degree drug possession — methamphetamine — and booked him at the Ramsey County Jail on that charge and for three outstanding warrants. The warrants, all for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, were out of Anoka, Ramsey and Washington counties.

 

Theft spree

Reports came in from a number of blocks on June 27 about overnight thefts and break-ins of cars. In the 1800 block of Eustis Street, a man told police someone entered his garage and vehicle, stealing a $250 traveler’s check, along with power tools and a duffle bag full of Army equipment. In all, it was a loss of $1,500. On the same block police found a door to a 41-year-old woman’s car open; she reported the theft of sunglasses and her kid’s lacrosse equipment from the car. In the 1800 block of Carl Street, a 51-year-old woman told police her car had been broken into; she’s out prescription medication, cash, a jacket and phone charger. In the 1900 block of Malvern Street, a 64-year-old woman told police her garage and vehicle inside it had been rummaged through, with a GPS and the garage door opener being stolen. And back on the 1800 block of Eustis Street, a 62-year-old man found his garage door open and that his $100 chainsaw was gone. Officers found the chainsaw down the alley while taking a report on one of the other theft cases. 

 

 

Little Canada

Assault and then threats

A woman told police she was assaulted July 4 by a 28-year-old St. Paul man who punched her in the face twice as they argued about the man wanting to be in a relationship with the woman. She managed to get out of the car the two were sitting in outside her Little Canada residence. The man later sent a threatening text message to her. He was charged with three counts of third-degree assault.

 

Phone starts car on fire

A 51-year-old Vadnais Heights man told police he was driving in the first block of Twin Lake Boulevard the afternoon of July 3 with his phone plugged into a charger in the center console when the phone started sparking — he pulled over and got out of the vehicle. When deputies arrived the vehicle was on fire, and the Little Canada Fire Department was there to put out the blaze.

 

 

Robbery

A 30-year-old man told police from a bed at Regions Hospital about how he was robbed just before midnight in the 2600 block of Ruth Street. He said he’d been walking down the street when somebody pulled him partially into a vehicle’s window, with the car then driving a short distance. The man’s cash was stolen and he was thrown to the ground. The robbers were gone when police arrived at the scene.

 

Take my Jeep, please

A 24-year-old man told police the morning of July 5 that someone stole his 2008 Jeep, which had been unlocked with the keys inside, overnight as it was parked in a lot in the 300 block of Labore Road. The vehicle turned up two days later in the 1000 block of Bush Avenue in St. Paul.

 

Theft from auto

A 44-year-old man told police the morning of July 3 that someone had stolen some $500 worth of tools from his vehicle overnight as it was parked in the 2300 block of McMenemy Street.

 

 

New Brighton

Bitten nails

A woman in her early 20s walked out on a $70, 50-minute nail job the afternoon of July 7 at Lexi Spa Nails in the 2100 block of Silver Lake Road without paying. She told salon staff that she’d forgotten her wallet in the car; she’d been accompanied by a man with a blonde buzz cut who she told to go wait outside. The two left in a black SUV, a Yukon or Tahoe.

 

Halfway crooks

A clerk at the BP gas station in the 1200 block of Silver Lake Road told police the night of July 5 that two men entered the station and one of them went to the back of the store and grabbed a frozen pocket sandwich and put it in his jacket pocket. The man came to the register and bought a number of tobacco wraps, while his companion bought items as well. The clerk asked the companion to make his buddy pay for the frozen food, and the two men ran out and fled in a gold sedan. The grub was worth $3.26.

 

Knife pulled in grocery store

A 36-year-old man told police the night of July 6 that while in the bagging area of the Cub Foods in the 2600 block of Rice Creek Road another man pulled a knife on him and asked for money and then walked off when the 36-year-old said he didn’t have any. Police described the man as nonchalant about having a knife pulled on him, but he still wished if the other man were found that police would press charges against him.

 

In plain view

A 30-year-old woman told police the afternoon of July 6 that earlier that day she’d parked her car in the 800 block of Park Drive at the Long Lake Park Pavilion with her Ralph Lauren tote bag on the vehicle’s front seat. She came back and found the passenger-side window smashed and the bag, which contained credit cards, her ID, insurance cards, $42 cash and a $50 Trader Joe’s gift car, stolen. One of the credit cards was later used for a $327 purchase at a Walgreens in Roseville.

On/off camera

Employees at Rainbow International Restoration located in the 100 block of First Street SE the morning of July 5 reported the theft of tools, an act that played out partially on security camera. Somebody moved and pointed one of the business’s cameras toward the sky; another camera then captured a silver vehicle pull into the parking lot. Somebody got out of the car, cut a lock on a trailer and stole hand tools, along with a small propane grill.

 

Scrappers?

A 38-year-old man reported the theft of a metal bird bath from his front yard in the 700 block of Seventh Avenue NW July 10. He said he’d been on vacation and his parents had been watching the house. The bird bath was worth $170.

 

 

Shoreview

Bat signal

A caller who lives in the 900 block of Harriet Avenue sought help from the sheriff’s department with a dead bat that was stuck between the screen and a window on the exterior of their house.

 

Gun

Police are investigating a report of a man with a gun that came in the evening of June 30 regarding people arguing in a parking lot in the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue.

 

Kitty rescue

Neighbors who live in the 4900 block of Turtle Lane East helped an animal control officer follow up on cats sounding distressed in a sewer. They said the fire department at retrieved two kittens out of the pipe on July 4 and another on July 5. Per police, “Mother cat escaped sewer, but is still at large (feral).”

 

Wipeout

A 30-year-old Roseville man was taken to the hospital the afternoon of July 1 after he drove a personal watercraft out of Snail Lake through 20 feet of grass and into a retaining wall in the 4400 block of Harbor Drive. Police assumed he’d been drinking and got a search warrant for a blood test; charges of third-degree DWI are pending against him.

 

 

St. Anthony

Card fraud

A 57-year-old man told police June 24 that an acquaintance, an 18-year-old woman, had stolen his bankcard and withdrawn $300, and used the card for $25.18 worth of gas. The man cancelled the card and police have ID’d the woman.

 

Dispatch from the opioid crisis

Police headed to the parking lot at the Mexican restaurant in the 2500 block of Kenzie Terrace on a report of a possible drug overdose. Police found two people, a 28-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, with a vehicle, which a search of turned up heroin and hypodermic needles. Both admitted to using heroin but declined medical attention. Police took the drugs and needles and both were told they’d be charged with drug and paraphernalia possession.

 

Lock, lock, lock the car

A 50-year-old woman who lives in the 2900 block of Armour Terrace told police June 29 that someone overnight had entered her unlocked car and stolen loose change along with two sets of wireless headphones worth $250 each.

 

 

Roseville 

Rockets red glare

For a city with a population of some 36,000 people, Roseville saw relatively few fireworks complaints through the Fourth of July holiday. The first three calls rolled in just before midnight on July 3, and then continued into the holiday itself with a 1 a.m. call from Dale Street and Roselawn Avenue. An 11 a.m. call from the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue picked things up for July 4, with the calls continuing through the night. The early morning of July 5 accounted for two more calls, with eight more rolling in through the weekend. Roseville PD received the 19th and final call complaining about fireworks the night of Sunday, July 7, from the 1500 block of County Road C2.

 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• July 6 at Rosedale Center

• July 8 in the 3000 block of Mount Ridge Road

• July 10 at Norwood Inn & Suites

 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• July 5 in the 2800 block of Western Avenue

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• July 3 at LA Fitness

• July 3 at Total Wine

• July 3 at Buffalo Wild Wings

• July 4 at Top Ten Liquors

• July 5 at Denny’s

• July 5 at Walgreens on Rice Street

• July 5 at Ulta Beauty

• July 6 at Guitar Center

• July 6 at Von Maur

• July 7 at Party City

• July 8 in the 900 block of Brenner Avenue

• July 8 in the 1200 block of Roselawn Avenue

• July 9 in the 2500 block of Fairview Avenue

• July 9 at DICK’S Sporting Goods

• July 10 at Pawn America

• July 10 at Rosedale Center

• July 10 at Har Mar Mall (two reports)

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• July 5 in the 2800 block of Lexington Avenue

• July 7 in the 2100 block of Snelling Avenue

• July 8 in the 2300 block of Rice Street

• July 8 in the 3000 block of Old Highway 8 (two reports)

• July 8 in the 600 block of County Road B

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• July 3 at Target

• July 3 at Walmart

• July 4 at Macy’s

• July 6 at Walmart

• July 8 at Walmart (four reports)

• July 8 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• July 8 at Macy’s

• July 9 at Rosedale Center

• July 10 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

 

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• July 5 at Lexington Avenue and County Road B

• July 6 in the 1200 block of Larpenteur Avenue

• July 10 in the 2100 block of Snelling Avenue

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• July 4 at Perkins

• July 4 at Norwood Inn & Suites (two reports)

• July 4 at Walmart

• July 5 at Bakers Square

• July 5 at Walmart

• July 6 at Target

• July 6 at Rosedale Center

• July 7 at Lunds & Byerlys

• July 8 at Total Wine

• July 8 at Rosedale Center

• July 9 at Rosedale Center

• July 9 at Bakers Square

• July 10 at Motel 6 (two reports)

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• July 5 in the 2200 block of Snelling Avenue

• July 6 in the 200 block of County Road C2

• July 7 in the 2800 block of Snelling Avenue

 

Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• July 3 in the 2300 block of Woodbridge Street

• July 10 in the 2700 block of Dale Street

 

Reports our of Mounds View were unavailable this week.

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