Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published August 13th, 2019

Arden Hills


A 34-year-old Minneapolis man was cited July 30 for fifth-degree assault after he went to a 25-year-old South St. Paul man’s place of work in the 4200 block of Lexington Avenue, injuring him enough to force the younger man to go to the emergency room at Region’s Hospital.


Fatal crash

The Minnesota State Patrol is trying to piece together what led to a 22-year-old Blooming Prairie man crashing his car the night of July 29 at Snelling Avenue and County Road E2. The man was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.


Flee at high speed

A deputy attempted to stop a motorcyclist, a man aged between 20 and 40, the afternoon of Aug. 1 on Lake Johanna Boulevard near Lake Avenue after the man was clocked going 60 mph in a 30 mile-per-hour zone. The biker initially stopped for police and then sped off — the deputy pursued for all of 30 seconds before losing sight of the man.



Falcon Heights

Stolen plate

A 25-year-old woman who lives in the 1600 block of Fry Street told police July 28 that someone had stolen the back license plate off her car sometime overnight.


Trapped feral kitten

Someone who lives at apartments in the 1700 block of Larpenteur Avenue trapped a feral kitten Aug. 3 and then brought it to their leasing office; an animal control officer came and took the kitty to the St. Paul Animal Control Center.




Uber problems

A 42-year-old man told police July 22 about an issue with his Uber car share account. Someone had used it without his knowledge to rack up $1,579.94 worth of travel charges for which he’s on the hook for.



Little Canada

Crazy coincidence

A 46-year-old Maplewood woman told police the afternoon of July 31 that someone had entered her unlocked car as it was parked in the first block of Little Canada Road and stolen $20,000 worth of cash and jewelry earlier that day. Police are investigating.



A caller in the 3000 block of Edgerton Street called the police just after noon July 28 to report a defensive stray springer spaniel on their front porch. The dog was gone before deputies arrived.


Hit and Run

A 31-year-old man who lives in the 100 block of Bluwood Avenue told police the afternoon of Aug. 2 that someone had hit his car and fled in the past 24 hours or so, damaging the driver’s side door and tire.


Kicked car

A deputy headed to the sports bar in the 2500 block of Rice Street just after midnight July 29 to help work out a dispute between two women from St. Paul, both aged 23. One woman was arguing with the other about her driving; one woman kicked the other’s car, a deputy saw it and she could be charged with misdemeanor criminal damage to property.



A resident who’d wished to press charges after someone on July 28 slashed their tires and stole their phone withdrew the charges after the thief and vandal returned the phone and replaced the tires.


Stolen check

A 52-year-old man who lives in the 200 block of Viking Drive East told police July 30 that someone apparently stole an outgoing check from his mailbox and attempted to cash it but was denied by the bank.


Stuck cat

A caller from a business in the 2300 block of Rice Street told police the afternoon of Aug. 3 there was a cat with its head stuck in the store’s dumpster.


Stuck raccoon

A caller from St. John’s Catholic Church in the 300 block of Little Canada Road told the sheriff’s office the morning of Aug. 2 there was a raccoon stuck in the dumpster behind the church. Someone put a cardboard box in the bin and the animal climbed right out. 



New Brighton


A 35-year-old man lingered at the Speedway in the 2000 block of Silver Lake Road the night of July 30 because he was unable to pay for $21.01 worth of gas he’d pumped into his car. He’d been there for an hour telling employees that a friend was coming to pay; eventually he and a clerk made an agreement he’d come back and pay. After he left, the store called the situation in as a theft, and police came to sort things out. The man made an agreement to pay, again, so police didn’t cite him for theft, though he had a warrant out for his arrest so he was booked at the jail.


Friends without benefits

A 22-year-old man was fired from his job at the Speedway in the 2000 block of Silver Lake Road and cited for theft Aug. 1 after he admitted to giving four cartons of Newport cigarettes to a friend who didn’t pay for them on two separate occasions. The smokes were worth $347 in all. The man said he’d given the cartons to a person who’d been hanging around the store threatening to hurt the clerk if not given the cigarettes, though the two knew each other. It was all on tape.


Gotta try harder than that

A man with face tattoos in his late-20s tried to pass off counterfeit money to pay for his breakfast at the McDonald’s in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road the morning of Aug. 5, but he wasn’t fooling the teen-aged employee — the fake $100 bill was obviously on printer paper. The girl at the window stalled and told the man to wait; he drove off in an older silver sedan.


Mean, dumb young people

A tow truck driver flagged down an officer in the early morning hours of Aug. 2 in the 700 block of First Avenue to report a group of teens in a parked car were harassing his girlfriend — the man had asked them to leave her alone but they persisted. Police checked out the car, which smelled of marijuana and booze. After some field sobriety tests and finding two open bottles of liquor in the car, its 22-year-old driver was cited for an open bottle in a vehicle violation.


Needing a Mulligan

A 58-year-old man told police the morning of Aug. 3 that he left his golf clubs in his unlocked Jeep parked in his driveway in the 500 block of Old Town Drive and overnight someone stole the clubs, worth $1,000.




Attempted theft?

A 26-year-old Minneapolis woman flagged down a deputy Aug. 3 to report that someone had smashed the back window on her car as it was parked at Island Lake Park that afternoon. She’d left her purse in back seat and the driver’s side window was shattered; the purse remained and nothing appeared to have been taken.

Birthday crime spree

The day before his 45th birthday a St. Paul man biked to Shoreview and burglarized a home in the 200 block of Jansa Drive the night of Aug. 1. He entered through a window and stole a number of items, including jewelry, a gym bag and a bottle of juice among other things. The man walked into a bedroom where he encountered a woman who lives there — he left, but also left a backpack containing his ID in the home’s backyard. 

By the early morning of Aug. 2, the man had stolen a man’s gold 2000 Lexus from his Rice Street restaurant — the man had left a door open and fallen asleep and the thief took his car keys, wallet and phone. St. Paul police an hour later stopped the Lexus on Edgerton Street in St. Paul after the thief, driving it, rolled through a stop sign. 

He at first denied the string of crimes, though officers found the aforementioned property in the car. The man then admitted to burglarizing the house but continued to deny stealing the car. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for first-degree felony burglary and motor vehicle theft, also a felony.


Citizen busts up illegal dumping

Shoreview park maintenance told police July 29 that they’d received photos from an anonymous person showing a man placing trash illegally in a dumpster a week prior at Rice Creek Fields in the 5800 block of Rice Creek Parkway.



A deputy stopped a 29-year-old St. Paul man just before midnight Aug. 1 at Lake Beach Drive and Lexington Avenue after he was reportedly driving all over the road and on sidewalks. The man blew a .209 blood alcohol level and was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI.


‘Forepaw digit’

An animal control officer helped get a squirrel that had caught a “forepaw digit” in a bird feeder in the 400 block of West Shore Court unstuck the morning of July 31. The animal ran off.


Stuck in the mud

A 26-year-old Isanti man drove into the ditch in the 5800 block of Sherwood Road and got stuck in the mud the morning of July 29; he arranged for a private tow.



St. Anthony


Police picked up a 60-year-old man July 25 at 37th Avenue and Foss Road who was wanted on a Ramsey County DWI warrant. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.


Open door

Officers came upon a van with an open door July 28 at an auto shop located in the 2800 block of Kenzie Terrace. The door’s lock was missing and the vehicle’s owner, who was out of town at the time, was told to call the cops when he got back in order to let them know if anything was stolen.


‘This is OnStar’

OnStar called St. Anthony PD July 25 to alert law enforcement that a rental truck that had been reported as stolen had turned up in the 2500 block of Kenzie Terrace. Minneapolis PD was clued into the situation and a possible theft suspect was seen around the vehicle, which was impounded.


Unlocked cars

A 47-year-old woman told police July 24 that someone prowling her underground garage at apartments in the 2500 block of 38th Avenue entered her unlocked car and stole about $20 worth of change and her phone charger.


A 20-year-old woman told police July 27 that someone entered her unlocked vehicle as it was parked in the 3600 block of 37th Avenue and stole a bag containing a camera and other equipment, a loss of $1,000.





Assaults were reported:

• Aug. 5 at Motel 6

• Aug. 6 in the 3000 block of Mount Ridge Road

• Aug. 7 in the 2800 block of Rice Street



Burglaries were reported:

• Aug. 2 in the 1800 block of West Perimeter Drive

• Aug. 5 in the 1200 block of Rose Vista Court

• Aug. 5 in the 200 block of Burke Avenue

• Aug. 6 in the 1800 block of Lexington Avenue



Thefts were reported:

• Aug. 2 at Har Mar Mall

• Aug. 2 at Kohl’s (two reports)

• Aug. 3 at Har Mar Mall

• Aug. 3 in the 1700 block of Highway 36

• Aug. 3 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Aug. 3 at Rosedale Center

• Aug. 4 at Walmart (two reports)

• Aug. 5 at Walmart

• Aug. 6 in the 1900 block of Rice Street

• Aug. 6 at JCPenney

• Aug. 6 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• Aug. 7 at Har Mar Mall (two reports)

• Aug. 7 in the 2900 block of Woodbridge Street


Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Aug. 4 in the 300 block of Minnesota Avenue

• Aug. 7 in the 2300 block of Auerbach Avenue


Thefts from auto were reported:

• Aug. 2 in the 200 block of Roma Avenue

• Aug. 2 in the 2700 block of Snelling Avenue (two reports)

• Aug. 3 in the 2200 block of Dale Street

• Aug. 3 at Central Park-Lexington

• Aug. 3 in the 1700 block of Highway 36

• Aug. 5 in the 700 block of County Road B

• Aug. 6 in the 3000 block of Hamline Avenue (two reports)

• Aug. 6 at Goodwill on County Road B


Shoplifting was reported:

• Aug. 2 at Har Mar Mall

• Aug. 3 at Har Mar Mall

• Aug. 4 at Walmart

• Aug. 5 at JCPenney

• Aug. 6 at Walmart

• Aug. 6 at Rosedale Center (five reports)

• Aug. 6 at JCPenney

• Aug. 7 at JCPenney

• Aug. 7 at Har Mar Mall


Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Aug. 3 at Motel 6 (two reports)

• Aug. 3 at Country Inn & Suites

• Aug. 4 at Target

• Aug. 4 at Speedway on Rice Street

• Aug. 5 at Walmart

• Aug. 6 at Kohl’s

• Aug. 7 at Norwood Inn & Suites


Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Aug. 2 at Country Inn & Suites

• Aug. 6 in the 2000 block of Dale Street

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