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Punched in the face in Shoreview
Bulletin Area police reports week of June 25, 2014 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights
All was quiet in the village of Arden Hills last week with no hair-raising reports of stealing, drinking, fighting or off-road driving that would interest our readers.
Responding to a report of a youth stumbling down Pinewood Drive at Quincy Street the afternoon of June 7, officers tested the 15-year-old, finding a blood-alcohol level of 15 percent. The boy was cited for underage consumption and given a ride home.
Property valued at $2,770 was taken from a garage overnight June 3 in the 5500 block of Landmark Circle. It was unclear how the thief or thieves got access to the Lowrance navigational GPS, Minn-kota trolling motor, CB radio and fishing gear.
Fists flew between inebriated tenants at a building June 8 in the 7100 block of Silver Lake Road following their discussion regarding a third resident. The women, ages 26 and 28, were cited for disorderly conduct.
A Montclair Avenue mobile home resident saw her 16-year-old vehicle being driven away by a thief the morning of May 30 and called police. A local 14-year-old male was quickly in cuffs and later petitioned into Ramsey County Juvenile Court on a felony auto theft charge.
A mechanic drove all the way from Port Charlotte, Florida, to have his driveshaft stripped from his 2007 GMC Sierra overnight June 8 in the 2400 block of Hillview Road. It didn’t take the driver, a mechanic by trade, long to recognize the reason for the lurching, banging and fluid leaking from the bottom of his vehicle as he drove away. The loss was estimated at $1,500.
This mongoose didn’t live up to its reputation June 10 outside a sandwich shop in the 2400 block of County Hwy. 10. When its preteen owner left the bicycle unlocked while she went into the shop to buy a sandwich, the $120 bike was mounted and ridden away by a thief.
At first it seemed ridiculous to shoplift toilet bowl cleaner, but when you think about it, it makes sense. The thief also made off with candy and a T-shirt from the dollar store the morning of June 8 in the 2500 block of County Hwy. 10. The loss totaled $30. No suspects.
Lock those bikes
An 11-year-old lad left his BMX orange-and-gray Thrusher, valued at $100, unlocked while he attended vacation bible school June 16 in the 1900 block of Seventh Street N.W. When school let out for the day, his bike was gone.
A 13-year-old girl left her unlocked, purple-and-green “possibly a Trek” road bike, valued at $200 in a rack near the football fields while she attended basketball camp June 17 at Irondale High School. When camp was over for the day, her bike was gone.
They’ll steal anything dept.
Employees at a salon and spa in the 2000 block of New Brighton Road placed a sandwich board outside the business on June 11 that read, “We do men, $14.95.” In the morning the board was gone.
Criminal damage to property
The fourth hole at the country club continues to be unsettling for perhaps golfers and vandals alike; certainly for golf course management. An unknown substance was sprayed on a large portion of the green the night of June 11. If the rain doesn’t take care of it, replacing the sod will run about $1,200.
A 30-year-old man was arrested June 2 at 37th Avenue N.E. and Harding Street for driving without a license and insurance to match.
Two 14-year-old girls were arrested June 3 at SAVHS for possession of e-cigarettes and charged with “possession of tobacco by a minor.” Parents are involved.
An 18-year-old called 911 June 8 reporting that her 17-year-old boyfriend was physically assaulting her. The boyfriend fled the scene before police arrived and an investigation continues.
Bad hair day?
A customer fled a beauty supply business in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue N.E. on June 5 with $124 worth of hair products. An investigation continues.
A fun-loving burglar kicked in the door to a residence June 3 in the 2900 block of Old Hwy. 8. The only loss was a PlayStation 3 game valued at $150.
A roll of stamps and $30 in cash at a business in the 3000 block of Old Hwy. 8 disappeared over the long weekend of May 23. When employees showed up on May 27, the door was secure and there was no sign of forced entry. The total loss was $49.
‘Lay Lady Lay’
A 55-year-old woman staggered, and then went down June 5 in the 2900 block of the St. Anthony Shopping Center. Her blood-alcohol content was tested at a whopping .30 percent and she was transported to a local hospital. No sign of Bob Dylan in the area.
An artist-in-residence uglied up playground equipment, picnic tables and the sports courts with spray paint at Central Park overnight June 5. Tagging is thought to have begun in the U.S. with the phrase and drawing, “Kilroy was here,” during WWII.
A man went for a five-hour bike ride after driving to Turtle Lake Park the morning of June 14. When he returned he was greeted by broken glass and the realization that his iPod and laptop computer, both which had been uncovered and in full view on the front seat, had been donated to a passing thief. Deputies again made the oft-ignored observation that removing valuables from sight is an effective deterrence to theft.
Accusations of “drinking too much” from the nephew June 13 didn’t sit well with the uncle who is an experienced drinker with a variety of alcohol-related offenses to show for it. Further unpleasantness toward the 22-year-old developed, deputies arrived just before midnight and the 53-year-old uncle was booked at the jail on charges of domestic assault, fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
Went for a walk
A resident walking in his own neighborhood at Nancy Place and County Road F heard female voices between 1 and 2 a.m. June 13, turned around, and was punched in the face by a “big white guy.” The victim, who declined medical attention, said the suspect was heavy-set and between six-foot two and six-foot four inches tall. No suspects.
No news is good news.