Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published August 6th, 2019

Arden Hills

A kayak a long way from home

Deputies headed to the 3000 block of Snelling Avenue the morning of July 22 on a report of a kayak found in the woods on the campus of the University of Northwestern. It had previously been stolen, and its owner, a 65-year-old Brainerd man, was notified that it had been found.

Dog outdoors

A caller from the 1900 block of Banyan Street told police the morning of July 21 that a German shepherd was tied up crying all night in their neighbor’s yard. A deputy came and found the dog, still outside, doing well, but was unable to contact its owners. The caller was told to contact the sheriff’s office again if the dog was still out; an animal control officer followed up and the situation is under investigation.

 

Falcon Heights

Linen dumpster fire

Deputies responded to a dumpster fire around 6 a.m. at a bar and grill in the 1600 block of Larpenteur Avenue July 24. The Falcon Heights Fire Department came and put out the burning bin of linens, which was a total loss. A nearby building was only slightly damaged — there’s a big burn mark on the paint of its exterior cement blocks.

Stolen Civic

A 20-year-old man told police July 26 that someone had stolen his purple 1989 Honda Civic from outside his place in the 1700 block of Snelling Avenue some time between 6 a.m. and noon that day. The car was found the morning of July 31 by St. Paul PD.

 

Lauderdale

A new kind of check fraud

An 18-year-old woman told police July 18 that she found a job and was hired through an online posting. She was tasked with cashing a check and then sending the cash to a specific location — after all was said and done, the bank told her the check had bounced and that she was overdrafted by $2,495. Police are investigating.

DWI

Police stopped a St. Anthony man July 21 on Highway 280 and Larpenteur Avenue and he was arrested for DWI. He blew a .12 blood alcohol concentration and was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI.

 

Little Canada

Burglary

Deputies headed to the area of Viking Drive and Minnesota Street the morning of July 27 to investigate suspicious activity and ended up arresting two juveniles for burglary. The apparent victim was a 58-year-old man. Roseville PD said they’d had a report of another burglary in the area with a similar description of the people thought to be involved. The case was handed over to the county attorney for charges.

Domestic assault

A woman called the police the morning of July 27 reporting that her ex-boyfriend was attempting to break into her residence through a window and that she feared for her safety. The man, a 34-year-old from Landfall, was arrested for misdemeanor domestic assault-cause fear. A 52-year-old Maplewood man who was with the younger man was arrested for drug possession. The case was turned over to St. Paul PD, which is investigating a prior assault involving the same people.

Noise complaint to arrest

A deputy headed to the 100 block of Little Canada Road in the early morning hours of July 22 on a noise complaint and found a man sitting in a car playing music. The deputy asked the man his name and he refused to say it, because he wasn’t in his own car. The man called another man out of a nearby house, and the second man, a 22-year-old, asked the deputy, “What are you doing to my brother?” Asked his brother’s name, the 22-year-old said he didn’t know it. The man then tried to walk around the deputy who’d told the 22-year-old to leave. The two got into a small scuffle and the 22-year-old, with the help of other deputies, was arrested and charged with obstructing the legal process with force.

Pet in a blanket?

A caller from an apartment building in the 300 block of Labore Road told police July 26 that she thought someone threw a domestic animal wrapped in a blanket inside a portable wire kennel into the dumpster behind her home. An animal control officer went and checked things out but only found an empty blanket.

 

Mounds View

Pedestrian, 2-car crash

Medics responded along with police to the scene of a two-car crash that also involved a pedestrian during rush hour on July 23 at the intersection of Long Lake Road and County Road H. In the end, nobody needed to be taken to the hospital.

 

New Brighton

DWI

The State Patrol clued New Brighton PD to a possible accident the night of July 29, based on a report of a man seen limping away from a vehicle. An officer found a red Lexus SUV parked on the exit ramp of southbound Interstate 35W to County Road E2. Police caught up with the man at the nearby Exxon station. Identified as a 59-year-old, the man appeared intoxicated and said he’d been on his way home from work when the “propeller” on his car broke. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for felony first-degree DWI.

Mysterious rock

A 65-year-old man reported July 25 that one of the basement windows on his home in the 700 block of Oakwood Drive had been broken that day or the day prior. His wife found broken glass and a large rock, a type of rock which does not appear in the couple’s yard, on the basement floor.

Stolen car

A 23-year-old woman told police the morning of July 27 that her car had been stolen overnight from the 2200 block of Silver Lane. She said the car, which has custom wheels, was locked but she keeps a spare key in the glove box.

Stolen seating

An employee at Brightondale Senior Housing in the 2700 block of Rice Creek Road told police July 26 that someone had stolen a table and four benches from the property sometime overnight. The benches had been screwed into the cement and were worth $300 each, while the table’s worth $150.

 

Shoreview

Burglaries

A 60-year-old woman and a 58-year-old man who live in the 4400 block of Churchill Street North told police the morning of July 24 that someone entered their home using a garage door opener found in an unlocked car and stole a wallet, phone and purse. Police are investigating.

 

Someone broke into a detached garage located in the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue as reported July 27 by a 49-year-old man. The burglar stole $280 worth of stuff.

 

Gun threat over $14

The overnight clerk at a hotel in the 5900 block of Rice Creek Parkway told deputies around 7 a.m. July 26 that a guest had threatened him with a gun earlier that morning over a disputed charge of $14. The clerk at first told the man over the phone that he couldn’t verify the charge because his computer was down; the man later came to the desk and appeared to be under the influence. The clerk was worried the man might attack him so he displayed a can of mace. The man, identified as a 41-year-old from Columbus, Indiana, came back again, this time with a handgun in a black holster worn on his waist. He told the clerk his gun would cause more damage than pepper spray. Security footage backed up the clerk’s account; the man was gone when deputies arrived and his whereabouts are unknown.

Neutral meeting place

A man and a woman from Shoreview going through a bad breakup met at the sheriff department’s parking lot July 26 so the woman could return some of the man’s property.

 

St. Anthony

Domestic assault

A 69-year-old man told police July 20 he’d been assaulted by his 68-year-old wife. Police took photos of the man’s wounds but he didn’t ask for medical help. The woman was booked at the Hennepin County Jail for fifth-degree assault.

Drunk at the Cub

Employees at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road called police July 16, a Tuesday, because three apparently intoxicated women refused to stop riding the store’s handicap scooters and knocking merchandise off the shelf and to leave the store. Police showed up and found the women, who cursed out employees and officers as they finally left.

Mortgage payment fraud

An 84-year-old woman told police July 19 that she received a letter in the mail telling her to mail her mortgage payment to a different location, so she did, and then learned the letter was fraudulent. Police alerted her bank and mortgage holder to what’d happened.

Sleeping in the entryway

Police headed to an apartment complex in the 2500 block of 38th Avenue July 17 to root out a 22-year-old man they’d dealt with multiple times for sleeping in the building’s entryway. The man was told he was trespassed from the building but refused to sign the trespass form. Police were alerted to the man’s return to the building the next day, se he was arrested, cited and released for trespassing.

Trashcan fireworks

A city employee told police July 19 that someone had damaged a trashcan in Emerald Park in the 3900 block of Macalester Drive by lighting off fireworks inside it, causing $500 worth of damage.

Wallet watch

Police contacted a 57-year-old woman July 21 who’d lost her wallet at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road because the billfold had turned up. She said $20 cash was missing from it. Police checked security footage, which showed the 39-year-old man who’d found it removing the cash. Asked if he’d taken the money, the man admitted to it and returned it to the woman, who declined to pursue charges against the man.

 

Roseville 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• July 30 at Country Inn & Suites

 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• July 30 in the 1800 block of Lexington Avenue

• July 30 in the 3000 block of West Owasso Boulevard

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• July 25 at Rosedale Center

• July 25 at Walmart

• July 30 in the 3100 block of Old Highway 8

• July 31 at Walmart (two reports)

• July 31 at Har Mar Mall

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• July 25 in the 1100

• July 25 in the 1900 block of Herschel Street

• July 30 at Penske Truck Rental

• July 30 at Total Wine

• July 30 in the 2300 block of County Road C

• July 31 in the 2200 block of Snelling Avenue

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• July 25 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• July 25 at Rosedale Center

• July 25 at Walmart (two reports)

• July 30 at Rosedale Center

• July 30 at Joe Senser’s Kitchen & Bar

• July 30 at Holiday on County Road C

• July 30 at Walmart

• July 31 at Motel 6

• July 31 at Rosedale Center

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• July 30 in the 2600 block of Oxford Street

• July 31 in the 100 block of Larpenteur Avenue

• July 31 at Denny’s

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