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Pot found in underpants after beer “explodes”
Bulletin Area police reports week of June 11, 2014 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights
Workers at a construction site at Hwy. 96 and Round Lake Boulevard thought they had secured the S-175 Bobcat skid loader at the end of the workday May 20 by wedging the $25,000-30,000 orange-and-white machine between a storage trailer and a truck. No luck. In the morning, the Bobcat was gone.
A woman found passed out on the shoulder of County Hwy. 10 just after 10 p.m. May 27 was cited for disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process before she was on her way to Ramsey County Detox. The intoxicated 33-year-old, found in the 2700 block of the busy highway, told officers if she wanted to take a nap on the road that was her business. The Brooklyn Park woman fought with officers before being removed from the side of the highway.
After repeated visits to a local residence in response to several 911 call hang-ups, and again hearing that nothing untoward was going to happen, officers made sure by bringing the 46-year-old screaming man along and booking him at the Ramsey County Jail on a disorderly conduct charge.
Window peeping in late May was reported in the 3500 block of Roosevelt Street and in the 3000 block of Silver Lake Road. The peeper is perhaps young, short or young and short as lawn furniture had been “moved closer to windows to facilitate the peeping” according to St. Anthony Police. Close your blinds, folks.
USPS delivered a package of “home care” supplies valued at $250 and ordered by a resident of an assisted living complex May 20 in the 2600 block of County Road I. A thief picked it up.
Police interrupted flashlight-armed youths checking car interiors for anything interesting in the wee hours of May 28 in the area of Bona and Hillside roads. The two youths, ages 16 and 17, were not found to have stolen property in their possession, but were cited for a curfew violation.
Pot found in underpants after beer “explodes”
Maybe it was the need for a fast food fix June 1 that caused the local woman to cut in front of another vehicle and head for the parking lot of the restaurant at Long Lake Road and Old Hwy. 8. The vehicles collided. Arriving police determined that the 34-year-old lane changer was responsible for the crash and when they asked for her insurance information, she replied, “I didn’t know I needed insurance.” At that point, a witness approached police and told them that the woman had “shoved something down her pants,” before the officers had arrived. Police called for a female officer to come to the scene to conduct a search and in the meantime, quizzed the suspect on the strong smell of bubbly brew in her vehicle. She denied drinking a beer as the crash occurred and said a bottle of beer in her purse “must have exploded on impact.” When a passenger in the suspect’s vehicle was asked if the suspect was drinking a beer at the time of the crash, he replied, “I’m not saying anything.” The female officer then searched the woman and that inspection turned up a plastic baggie containing a small amount of marijuana and a pair of one-hitter smoking devices in her underpants. She was cited for driving without insurance and possession of a small amount of the wacky weed.
A Stump-Jumper competitive bicycle valued at $1,500 was taken from a garage left open overnight June 2 in the 1300 block of Pike Lake Drive.
A man left his wallet next to an ATM the night of May 19 in a gas station in the 2000 block of Silver Lake Road. It was turned in with the man’s ID intact, but the $960 in cash was gone.
A residence on Knoll Road was burgled over the weekend of May 30. A large screwdriver found at the scene matched pry marks on the front door.
The only room that investigators found that had been entered contained a “large collection” of jewelry, which was taken. The residents, both 70, had been gone for the weekend. The residence had a security alarm, but it had not been turned on. The female homeowner told deputies that two “suspicious” men in “an old gray car” stopped by May 29. It was unclear what they wanted, she said. They had left a business card, but she was unable to get her hands on it while deputies were taking her report. She described the first man as tall with blonde hair and “good looking.” The second man, she said, was shorter with dark hair, and “also good looking.”
Police ended a 23-year-old woman’s adventure behind the wheel May 23 at 29th Avenue N.E. and Stinson Boulevard, letting her know insurance is required, a license is required and registration is required. Once she takes care of those details, she can have her car back.
If there are plans to make a “Scary Movie 6,” this might be a good location. At the never-a-dull moment trailer park in the 2500 block of Lowry Avenue, a resident saw a woman’s face appear up close and personal in the window of her unit the night of May 8. The scary woman then begin pounding away, damaging the screen. An investigation continues.
Not fast enough
While a man was inside ordering at a fast food restaurant in the 4000 block of Silver Lake Road May 21, a thief rode off on the 47-year-old’s motorcycle. The loss was estimated at $1,500.
Thieves took advantage of a dirty-haired woman May 22 at a 39th Avenue beauty parlor. While the 74-year-old was having her hair washed, someone made off with her wallet, which contained credit cards, her social security card, and identification that had been left at an unattended stylist’s station. Descriptions of two suspicious females inside the business were given to police.
A 33-year-old woman slapped her 8-year-old nephew in the face May 18. Bad idea. She was arrested on a domestic assault charge and booked at the Hennepin County Jail.
Backyard chefs are once again warned about BBQ grills on their wooden decks — not a good combination. A renter on Pinewood Drive had just lit the grill to let a chicken have it the evening of May 28 when the LP tank began leaking and caught fire. She called 911 as flames up to six feet began shooting out of the tank. Flames hot enough to melt siding on the structure, which was only two feet away, quickly engulfed the grill, but the house did not catch fire. The Lake Johanna Fire Department arrived and quickly got things under control. No injuries.
Three wise men?
More like the three stooges. A boy trio stood on the roof of the Community Park warming house the morning of May 23 in the 600 block of County Road F, throwing rocks. One connected, breaking a window valued by park employees at $1,000. No suspects, unless a witness comes forward.