Fun at the Fair? in Falcon Heights

Arrests, Thefts and more around Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, Little Canada, and Roseville - Roseville Review police reports September 20, 2016.



Falcon Heights



A 56-year-old homeowner who lives in the 1800 block of Moore Street told police he accidentally left his garage door open overnight into Aug. 31 and someone cashed in on his mistake, walking off with a $230 saw that was housed in the garage.



Police arrested a 33-year-old man from St. Paul Aug. 29 at Larpenteur and Hamline avenues for driving while intoxicated — he blew a .16 alcohol concentration on the breathalyzer. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for second-degree DWI.


Police arrested a 22-year-old man from Mahtomedi Aug. 30 at Larpenteur Avenue and Coffman Street for driving while intoxicated — he blew a .21 alcohol concentration on the breathalyzer. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI.


Police arrested and released a 20-year-old man who was pulled over Aug. 31 at Larpenteur and Gortner avenues, citing him for lack of a license plate light, illegal window tint, underage possession of alcohol and for underage drinking and driving — the man blew a .05 alcohol concentration on the breathalyzer. His passenger, another 20-year-old man who owned the car, was cited for allowing the illegal operation of his vehicle, allowing an open bottle in the car and underage possession of alcohol.


Fun at the Fair

The misadventures of two men, ages 30 and 37, were detailed in two police reports from Sept. 1. In the first report, the men, described as intoxicated by the people who called the police, were seen walking in traffic in the area of Snelling and Hoyt avenues near the State Fair. 

Later, the men were reported to police to be fighting in the area of the 1300 block of Iowa Avenue, four blocks east of where they were first seen getting into trouble. As the two fought, the younger man kicked in the door of a home and went inside; the older man immediately pulled him back out. 

When officers arrived, the 30-year-old blew a .243 blood-alcohol concentration, was charged with disorderly conduct and was taken to detox. The 37-year-old, who had smoothed things over with the owner of the house about the damaged door that had been kicked in (the homeowner told police there was no need to press charges over the door), was cited for disorderly conduct and booked at the Ramsey County Jail on an outstanding Washington County warrant for “crimes against justice.”


Lock your doors

A 34-year-old man who lives in the 1800 block of Lindig Street told police someone got into his unlocked car on or around Aug. 30 and stole two sets of headphones, a Leatherman tool, loose change and what the police report called “identification.” All said, the prowler stole about $100 worth of stuff.


Made off with manicures

Two women got their nails done and then left without paying for the work Sept. 1 at a spa in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue. They reportedly refused to stop for employees as they walked out and got into a car and sped away. Spa staff managed to jot down their license plate number and give it to police.


Motorcycle mania

Police spotted a motorcycle heading down Snelling Avenue near Nebraska Avenue Aug. 31 going about 70 mph. Officers turned around and attempted to stop the rider, who then sped up to an estimated 100 mph as the cycle approached the State Fair. Police called off the pursuit over concerns of dangerous driving on the busy street.


Protest damage

Following brief protests against the police killing of Philando Castile that stopped traffic at Snelling and Larpenteur avenues Aug. 29, an 18-year-old woman, who was stopped by the protest, told police that her car was damaged during it. Though no estimates of the cost to fix the damage were available, the car was scratched and a door was dented.


Unpaid-for at the pump

A driver pumped $46 worth of gas at the BP in the 1600 block of Snelling Avenue Sept. 4 and left the gas station without paying, though police have the person’s license plate number.





A 30-year-old woman was jumped by two people as she left a party in the area of Walnut Street and Roselawn Avenue Sept. 3. An unknown couple smashed out the window of a the car she had just gotten into; a man pulled her out of the vehicle and then he and a woman punched the victim. The 30-year-old declined medical attention and because she was intoxicated, police took her home. The cost to fix the window of the car was undetermined and police attempts to contact the victim following the incident were unsuccessful.



Someone jimmied the door open to a house in the 1900 block of Carl Street Aug. 30 and rummaged through the place, stealing an undetermined number of pieces of jewelry. The person who lives there, a 51-year-old woman, told police she’d locked the door, though when police tested it, the door opened easily.


Little Canada


Acquaintances like these ...

A 20-year-old women told police she woke up Sept. 9 to find that her acquaintance who’d stayed the night had made off with her $150 cell phone.



Police arrested a 34-year-old St. Paul man at the intersection of Keller Parkway and County Road C, stopping him because he fit the description of a suspect who’d broken into cars and stolen things. It turned out the man was wanted on a misdemeanor warrant for criminal property damage, and he was taken to the Ramsey County Jail.


Dine and ditch

Police tracked down a 27-year-old man from St. Paul who skipped out on his $22.50 Flameburger tab early in the morning of Sept. 5. Staff at the restaurant gave police the man’s license plate number and deputies gave the man a citation for theft.



Someone broke into three trailers at a work site in the 3300 block of Rice Street overnight into Sept. 13 and stole $3,200 worth of equipment, tools and copper wire. Police have no suspects.


The 43-year-old man and 46-year-old woman who live in a house in the first block of Big Circle Drive were gone for all of 45 minutes Sept. 13 when someone broke into their house in the middle of the afternoon. The burglar stole cash and jewelry, and got in by breaking a window.


Doggie daze

Police were called to the 3100 block of Labore Road Aug. 31 on another complaint of a barking dog. The “owner” of the dog had been previously warned about lacking a dog license and still did not have one, explaining that the animal was just visiting.


Police were called to the Aldi grocery store in the 2300 block of Rice Street early on Sept. 13 about a distressed dog locked in its owner’s car at the grocery store, though when deputies arrived the car was gone.



A 29-year-old woman from Maplewood was arrested for DWI Sept. 3 after police found her sleeping in her car parked at the Caribou Coffee in the 3300 block of Rice Street.



Someone broke the handles off three garage door locks in the 300 block of Labore Road as reported Sept. 5, though it didn’t appear that anyone had gotten into the garage, whose owner was effectively locked out of it, prompting the call to police.



Someone reported their cell phone stolen from the 2200 block of Rice Street Sept. 7 and police have not one but two possible suspects for the theft.





Burglaries were reported:

• Sept. 12 in the 700 block of County Road B

• Sept. 14 at Motel 6




Thefts were reported:

• Sept. 12 in the 2700 block of Victoria Street

• Sept. 12 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 12 in the 2100 block of Hamline Avenue

• Sept. 13 at Har Mar Mall

• Sept. 13 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 14 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 14 at LA Fitness

• Sept. 14 in the 2900 block of Lincoln Drive


Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Sept. 12 in the 1400 block of Centennial Drive

• Sept. 13 in the 2500 block of Snelling Avenue


Thefts from auto were reported:

• Sept. 13 at Wal-Mart


Shoplifting was reported:

• Sept. 12 at Wal-Mart

• Sept. 12 at Target

• Sept. 13 at Har Mar Mall

• Sept. 13 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 14 at Rosedale Center


Disorderly Conduct


Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Sept. 12 at Keys Cafe & Bakery

• Sept. 12 at the Original Pancake House

• Sept. 12 at Super 8 Motel

• Sept. 13 at Central Park Elementary School

• Sept. 13 at Marathon Gas

• Sept. 14 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 14 at O’Reilly Auto Parts on Rice Street


Correction: An entry in the Sept. 6 Roseville police reports headlined “Driving in the dark in Lauderdale” stated a man was arrested and cited during a tobacco compliance check at a gas station for selling cigarettes to a minor. The man says he was not arrested.

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