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Criminal damage to property
— A woman on the 3000 block of Hamline Avenue reported at 1:10 p.m. May 4 that there were unknown scuff marks and chips on her passenger door. She stated she did not know when the damage occurred, but that her insurance company advised her to obtain a police report.
— A woman on the 2200 block of Marion Road reported that between April 30 and May 1 someone egged her home.
— A home on the 1800 block of Northwestern was egged between 10 p.m. May 6 and 7 a.m. May 7.
Down the street, also on the 1800 block of Northwestern, another house was egged, and the windows on a car were marked up using a magic marker.
— Four exterior lights were damaged on the 1200 block of Belmont between 9 p.m. May 9 and 6:50 a.m. May 10.
— Police believe someone targeted and vandalized a car on the 1400 block of Centennial between 9 p.m. May 8 and noon May 9. The owner reported the vandalism, and police investigated. Police said they believe the vehicle was targeted due to "extensive damage beyond normal vandalism" and because no other vehicles in the garage were vandalized even though there were more expensive vehicles inside.
— An unknown suspect vandalized a pick-up truck on the 300 block of Burke between 9 p.m. May 9 and 7 a.m. May 10.
— Two men in a Volkswagon Jetta threw an unknown object at another car on the 2300 block of Cleveland Avenue between 8:11 and 8:15 p.m. May 9.
— A room in the Motel 6, 2300 Cleveland Ave., had "substantial damage" to it after its occupant checked out May 8. Police took pictures of the room and recommended that the manager get an estimate on the cost to repair the room.
— A 36-year-old woman at the Super 8, 2401 Prior Ave., was allegedly assault by a 57-year-old friend after he stopped by to pick up his wallet. He left it in the room, but could not find it when he returned for it at 12:53 p.m. May 4.
The woman said the man punched and strangled her. She waited 10 minutes after he left and called police, who mailed the man a citation for fifth-degree assault.
— A medication shipment was short $500 in non-narcotics medication when it was delivered to the 1200 block of Rose Vista Court between May 2 and 4. The 60-year-old man who ordered the medication told police he wanted to file an informational report on the missing medication.
— Marshall Fields loss prevention arrested a Vadnais Heights girl, 16, at 5:51 p.m. May 4 for the theft of $360 in clothing from the Rosedale Mall store. An Arden Hills girl, 17, was also arrested for the theft of $326 in clothing.
— A Ford van was stolen from the 2600 block of Cleveland Avenue between May 3 and 4. The 30-year-old owner reported that the thief also took woodworking power tools, belt sanders, drill guns and table saws.
— An amber flash rotating warning light was stolen from a Minnesota Department of Transportation vehicle between 4:30 p.m. May 3 and 7:20 a.m. May 4 on the 1500 block of W. County Road B2.
— A man on the 1500 block of Highway 36 reported that a Honda Civic was stolen May 6.
— A car was stolen from Crossroads, 1655 W. Co. Rd. B2, between 9:30 p.m. May 6 and 12:15 a.m. May 7.
The investigating officer learned the man who reported the car missing had recently paid $3,400 in cash for the vehicle and never transferred the title. He claimed the title is in the glove box.
— Marshall Fields loss prevention arrested a 22-year-old woman for the theft of $478 worth of clothing at 3:23 p.m. May 8.
Loss prevention also arrested two women, 18 and 28, in theft cases at 5:18 p.m. May 8. The women stole $299 and $268 worth of merchandise respectively.
— After meeting two men in a chat room on the Internet, an 18-year-old woman invited them both to her apartment and had sex with one of them. Both men left the apartment, located on the 200 block of Grandview, at about 8:30 p.m. May 7.
Later, it was discovered that a digital camera and 12 DVDs, a PlayStation and jewelry were missing.
— A woman reported that her children had a party while the parents were out of town on the 2000 block of Dale Street between 8 p.m. May 6 and midnight May 7.
When the parents returned, they realized that 20 DVDs, a PlayStation, four sweatshirts, a subwoofer, two DVD players and six PlayStation games were missing. The loss is valued at $1,200 and police have no suspects.
Counterfeit money orders
— Four postal money orders totaling $900 were deemed counterfeit after a 27-year-old man on the 1000 block of Roselawn Avenue called police and asked them to verify the authenticity of the money orders.
The man said he got them on March 16 and believed them to be fake. The case and the money orders were forwarded to the U.S. Postal Inspector.
— Fake bills were used to pay for meals at Timberlodge Steakhouse, 1655 W. Co. Rd. B2, May 9. One bill was a phony $50 and a fake $20 was also used.
— Three men were arrested and booked at the law enforcement center May 5 for disorderly conduct and failing to obey a lawful order.
The group went into Perkins, 2194 Snelling Ave., at 1:36 a.m. May 6 and began using profanities. A police officer warned them to watch their language, and the group was seated.
The group’s actions and language "became disorderly" and the police officer told them to leave the business. Once outside, the group "became disorderly and disruptive" so the police officer called on-duty officers for assistance.
The men arrested included two 26-year-olds and a 25-year-old man. A St. Paul boy, 17, was also arrested, but he was released to a family member.
— Two women, 41 and 34, were arrested by Marshall Fields loss prevention after forging checks and stealing $2,700 worth of product from the Rosedale Mall store. They were arrested at 4:25 p.m. May 5.
— Two unknown suspects broke into Dairy Queen, 3070 Lexington Ave., and stole a 10-inch ice cream cake valued at $23.94 May 6.
— Someone broke into Green Mill Growers, 2582 Long Lake Road, and stole $200 in hanging plants between 5:30 p.m. May 6 and 7:10 a.m. May 7.
— A man in Ohio reported May 6 that he bought $1,070 worth of jewelry online from a woman on the 2000 block of Dale Street. He said the jewelry was never delivered.
— A 22-year-old woman reported May 6 someone used her check card online to buy $667.60 worth of merchandise.
— A man, 60, on the 2700 block of Dale Street reported that his mother bought a $40 book from two women who were going door-to-door. Police advised him to stop payment on the check.