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Gas getaway foiled in N.B.
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Gas getaway foiled in N.B.
A thief with a full tank of pilfered petrol accelerated out of a New Brighton station in the busy 900 block of County Road D Feb. 12, hit a pickup truck, left the road and rolled down a snowy embankment. Both drivers were injured and the 18-year-old gas thief was arrested. It was the fifth time her license plate has been recorded this year following a gas drive off and, after treatment for minor injuries, the 18-year-old woman from Blaine was booked at the jail on charges of theft and criminal vehicular injury.
• The unpleasantness between a husband and wife began Feb. 17 in a North St. Paul bar and continued all the way to a grocery store in Arden Hills where an employee called 911. The 34-year-old said she was afraid of her 35-year-old husband who had hit her in the head and chest. Deputies are looking for the 35-year-old man.
There goes another Honda
• A ’97 green Honda Accord disappeared the evening of Feb. 18 from the parking lot of an assisted living facility in the 3200 block of Lake Johanna Boulevard.
• A man, who kicked in a door then passed out in the hallway at Scotland Court, was booked at the Ramsey County Jail Feb. 10. The 27-year-old from Brooklyn Center faces criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct charges.
• Girl teens behaved badly on the school bus in the area of Bronson Drive and Greenfield Avenue Feb. 11 and the driver called police. The officer reported the incident to the school and parents. Bus privileges for the pair of toughs, ages 15 and 17, were suspended.
• A El Camino utility vehicle, originally designed at the request of a Australian farm wife who asked Chevrolet to come up with a vehicle that could go to church on Sunday but also carry pigs to market on Monday, was reported stolen Feb. 10 from the parking lot of an apartment building in the 7600 block of Greenfield Avenue. The 1981 model, considered a classic, was valued by the owner at $2,500.
• When the cab arrived at the apartment building in the 2600 block of County Road H2 the night of Feb. 9 the passenger looked at the meter which read $40, gave the cabbie $20, and said “that’s all I have.” The cabbie followed the passenger inside, got the apartment number and called police. An officer arrived and arrested the 31-year-old local man for theft.
• Thieves on a mission removed a glass door and window combination from a Bobcat skid loader parked in the lot of an industrial building in the 2200 block of Woodale Drive the afternoon of Feb. 12, gave the slip to an employee chasing them, and got away. No suspects.
• It seemed like a 10-rounder on Feb. 15, with the 27-year-old Anoka woman hurling f-bombs and deadly threats at the 23-year-old tenant for nearly 30 minutes, and then refusing to leave the victim’s apartment until police arrived. At that point things really got going, with the suspect repeatedly banging her head on the sliding glass door, threatening to kill an officer as well as his entire family, and cut off one of his body parts. The suspect was cuffed then booked at the Ramsey County Jail on disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process charges.
• Fed Ex rang the bell and left a package at the front door of a residence in the first block of Meadowlark Lane the morning of Feb. 16, but the thief got to the package before the homeowner could. The lady of the house described the thief as white, in his 20’s with brown hair and a medium build. He left the neighborhood driving a white convertible. The package of books was valued at $30.
Coming up empty
• Thieves rummaged through vehicles parked in garages on Harding and Coolidge streets Feb. 7, but left empty-handed. The thieves entered the garages through unlocked service doors.
• A woman was caught red-handed Feb. 4 at a bank in the 2400 block of Lowry Avenue forging a check. The 34-year-old was booked at the Hennepin County Jail on the felony charge.
• Someone is no doubt amusing himself with the Xbox controller and the three games that the victim left in a friend’s — now an ex-friend’s — trailer Feb. 6 and never saw again. The loss was estimated at $200.
• A 1978 Ford tow truck was stolen Feb. 5 from a service station in the 2700 block of Kenzie Terrace. The truck was valued at $18,000.
Criminal damage to property
• A thief smashed the glass front door of a County Road E restaurant to smithereens in the early morning hours of Feb. 13, threw the cash register on the floor, and left with nothing but chump change.