Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published July 24th, 2019

Arden Hills

Burglary

A 49-year-old woman told police the afternoon of July 7 that a burglary happened in the 4300 block of Arden View Court. It was unclear if anything had been taken, though the woman reported no property damage.

 

Stolen wallet

Deputies headed to the 3200 block of Lake Johanna Boulevard the afternoon of July 11 to take a report of a stolen wallet from a 90-year-old woman. The wallet evidently turned up but missing cash, and the sheriff’s office is conducting an internal investigation of what happened to the money.

 

 

Falcon Heights

Power shutoff scam

A 51-year-old woman told police July 13 that she’d fallen victim to a phone scam. A caller claiming to be from Xcel Energy told her her power was going to be shut off unless she paid up. In the end she lost $206 via MoneyPak, a type of pre-paid bank debit card. Beware: the power company won’t call you out of the blue about a power shutoff, but will have contacted you by mail, creating a paper trail. Also: utilities and other official institutions will not require immediate payment in odd forms, be it MoneyPak, gift cards or a wire transfer. Such demands mean someone’s trying to scam you.

 

Stolen, found car

A 33-year-old woman told police July 8 that her vehicle had been stolen from the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue sometime in the past couple of days while she was out of town. Evidently, the deputy had somehow noted the car had been spotted the day prior being driven in the area. The woman ended up using a phone app, Sprint Drive, to find the car just a couple blocks away. The deputy noted some damage to the vehicle.

 

Theft from auto

A 34-year-old man told police the afternoon of July 7 that someone had stolen his wallet out of a backpack that he left on the front seat of his unlocked car as it was parked at Community Park in the 2000 block of Roselawn Avenue. He said he had a possible picture of the thief and their car, though police did not find the vehicle when looking for it at the address of the registered owner.

 

 

Lauderdale

DWI

Police arrested a 37-year-old Fridley man July 4 on Highway 280 at Larpenteur Avenue for driving while intoxicated. The man blew a .23 blood alcohol level, nearly three times the legal limit, and was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI.

 

Garage burglary

A 56-year-old woman told police July 2 that her garage at apartments in the 1600 block of Carl Street had been broken into. Someone had rummaged through her vehicle but nothing was missing.

 

 

Little Canada

Assault?

Deputies headed the afternoon of July 8 to the 100 block of Little Canada Road on a report of an assault, though due to conflicting statements between the parties and no evidence, no arrests were made.

 

Assault ... arrest

Deputies headed to the 400 block of Labore Road the evening of July 11 on a report of an assault. A 35-year-old man told police his 36-year-old friend punched him and threatened him. The 35-year-old ultimately decided not to cooperate; deputies arrested a 23-year-old Vadnais Heights woman who was at the scene for outstanding Dakota and Hennepin county warrants.

 

Cut catalytic

A 37-year-old man called the police July 10 to report the attempted theft overnight of the catalytic converter from his car as it was parked in the 100 block of Little Canada Road. The exhaust part had been cut but not taken.

 

Missing motorcycle

Someone stole a motorcycle and a license plate off another from an unlocked garage in the 200 block of County Road B2, as reported July 9 by the 24-year-old man who owns the bike and the 22-year-old woman who owns the plate.

 

More power fraud

A caller purporting to be from NSP — the Northern States Power Company, a current subsidiary of Xcel Energy — swindled a 64-year-old woman out of $900 as reported to police July 12. The woman paid her “bill” with three $300 cards, two MoneyPaks and one Go Bank. See the entry titled “Power shutoff scam” for more guidance on this type of fraud.

 

Sick raccoon

A caller from the 2500 block of Morrison Avenue told police July 9 there was a sick juvenile raccoon leaning against their home. It was taken to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota.

 

 

Mounds View

Arrest

Police stopped a driver in the early hours of July 12 for careless driving in the 5500 block of Quincy Street and ended up arresting the man, a 53-year-old from Mounds View, for careless driving and an alcohol abstinence restriction violation.

 

Lock ‘em up

Someone who lives in the 8400 block of Red Oak Drive told police July 9 that their unlocked car had been entered and “ransacked,” though nothing appeared to have been taken.

 

 

New Brighton

Act natural

An officer on patrol in the area of Campus Drive and Old Highway 8 the night of July 13 said he saw two men biking away from a closed business so he kept an eye on them. As he followed, one of the men, ID’d as a 32-year-old from Minneapolis, appeared to take out a baggy containing something white and toss it behind himself. As the officer got out of his car and told the men to get on the ground, the same man appeared to be trying to toss something down a drain. That something was a bag containing methamphetamine — the 32-year-old was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fifth-degree drug possession. The other man was sent on his way.

 

Assault

A 24-year-old man told police just before midnight on July 16 that he was assaulted by two men outside the BP in the 1200 block of Silver Lake Road while running to the gas station to buy something while out drinking at the nearby cowboy bar. He said a couple guys drove by him and stopped, asking him if he had any weed; he said he didn’t. The men then apparently got out of the car and assaulted him; he fell to the ground and was kicked in the face, breaking off one of his molars. The man was taken to North Memorial Hospital after talking to police.

 

Beware the flag

A 65-year-old man told police the morning of July 12 that outgoing mail had been stolen out of his mailbox in the 600 block of 12th Avenue. He said he’d placed a package containing a $60 flash drive, as well as a bill and a check to pay it, in the mailbox and put up the red flag so the mail carrier would take the items. He said he came home and the mailbox was open and the items were gone but the post office said nothing had been picked up nor delivered at the home on that date.

 

Or best offer

A 36-year-old woman told police she’d put a set of iron chairs out on her front lawn in the 200 block of Cleveland Avenue in an effort to sell them beginning July 11, advertising with a sign that said “$300 or best offer.” The evening of July 14 she told police she’d come out and the chairs were gone.

 

 

Shoreview

Cooped up

A caller who lives in the 1700 block of Pinewood Drive called the sheriff’s department the morning of July 11 because a small bird had gotten into their home and they were worried about a small baby reacting to it. An animal control officer showed up and shooed the bird through a patio door. It flew away.

 

Gun

Deputies responded to a “gun pointing incident” in the 5900 block of Rice Creek Parkway the night of July 13 and arrested a 26-year-old Mounds View man for second-degree assault. The man was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

No comment

Deputies responded around 6:15 a.m. July 12 to a home in the 5500 block of Turtle Lake Road following a report of a man who’d driven into the caller’s backyard and was throwing items from the car. The man, ID’d as a 33-year-old with no permanent address, had also lit something on fire. Police arrived as the man was driving off; he said he was at a family member’s place to give them a cup. Police tracked down the owner of the car the man was driving; the owner said the car and its spare key had gone missing overnight from their St. Paul residence. A large amount of stolen property was found in the vehicle; the man was charged with motor vehicle theft. The man declined to make a statement to police.

 

That darn dog

Someone reported July 8 a pesky Jack Russell terrier that seems to always be running around Turtle Lake Park. The caller told police they tried to return the dog to its address but no one answered; when a squad car showed up at the residence, someone came out to retrieve the dog.

 

 

St. Anthony

Adventures in house sitting

A man told police July 5 that he was house sitting his parents’ home in the 3100 block of Croft Drive when he heard the garage door opening, so he went and investigated what was going on. He said he saw a woman approaching the garage who ran off when she saw him. The man deduced that the woman had rummaged through his parents’ car and taken a garage door opener, which was used to open the door. 

 

Littering to assault

A 41-year-old man who confronted a teenage boy over littering from his car July 2 in the parking lot of the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road ended up being slashed in the back and shoulder by a box cutter wielded by the 17-year-old after the two got into a physical confrontation. Witnesses tried to break it up. The teen was gone by the time police arrived but came back while they were there and was arrested without incident. The boy was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for felony second-degree assault.

 

Mom’s away ...

A 57-year-old woman told police July 3 three that after her daughter threw a party at their home while Mom was out of town the woman’s checkbook went missing. A couple days later, someone withdrew $2,500 cash from the woman’s account. In the end, the bank returned the woman’s funds.

Passed out at the wheel

Police were alerted to someone slumped over in the driver’s seat of a car July 2 at 29th Avenue and Anthony Lane. The driver came to and was identified as a 25-year-old South St. Paul man, who blew a .29 blood alcohol concentration, more than three times the legal limit. He was booked at the Hennepin County Jail for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI.

 

Robbery ruse 

to steal an Uber

A 23-year-old Uber car share driver told police July 5 that he picked up a customer and then was chased by another car. The person the man had just picked up said the pursuing parties had guns and told the driver to pull into the Cub Foods parking lot on the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road, park the car and run. The 23-year-old did so, and the passenger then went ahead and drove off in his vehicle. Another police agency later stopped the car with the passenger, a 28-year-old man, still driving it; he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for felony motor vehicle theft.

 

Suspicious loitering

Officers noticed two men the night of July 6 in the area of Stinson Boulevard and 37th Avenue riding around on bikes with no lights while carrying multiple backpacks, so they stopped them to see what was going on. One of them, a 48-year-old, had an outstanding warrant out of St. Louis County for failing to appear in court so he was booked at the Hennepin County Jail.

 

 

Roseville 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• July 11 in the 2700 block of Fernwood Street

• July 12 in the 700 block of Sextant Avenue

• July 12 at Motel 6

 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• July 11 in the 2300 block of Dale Street

• July 11 in the 2400 block of County Road C2

• July 11 in the 2800 block of Asubry Street

• July 13 in the 700 block of Lovell Avenue

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• July 11 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• July 11 in the 2000 block of Rice Street

 

• July 11 at Har Mar Mall

• July 11 at Speedway on Rice Street

• July 12 at Rosedale Commons

• July 12 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• July 12 in the 1000 block of Lovell Avenue

• July 13 at Rosedale Center

• July 13 at Shell Gas

• July 13 at JCPenney

• July 13 in the 1600 block of County Road B

• July 14 at Macy’s

• July 15 in the 1900 block of Snelling Avenue

• July 15 in the 1000 block of Lovell Avenue

• July 15 in the 1700 block of Highway 36

• July 15 in the 2900 block of Centre Pointe Drive

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• July 11 in the 2800 block of Pascal Street

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• July 11 in the 2500 block of Cleveland Avenue

• July 11 in the 1300 block of Terrace Drive

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• July 11 at Rosedale Center

• July 11 at Walmart (two reports)

• July 12 at Har Mar Mall (two reports)

• July 14 at Har Mar Mall

• July 15 at Rosedale Center (three reports)

• July 15 at Walmart

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• July 12 at Key Inn & Suites

• July 12 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• July 13 at Motel 6

• July 13 at Speedway on Rice Street

• July 13 at Honest-1 Auto Care

• July 13 at Target

• July 14 at Rosedale Center

• July 14 at Kohl’s

• July 15 at Walmart

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• July 12 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

• July 12 at Roseville Skating Center

• July 13 in the 2800 block of Rice Street

• July 14 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

 

Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• July 14 on County Road B2

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