South-West Review police reports published July 15, 2018

South-West Review police reports published July 15, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul


Inver Grove Heights

Not yours

On June 28, officers were investigating a suspicious man in the area of 52nd Street and Bryce Avenue. The man was arrested for possession of stolen property.


Warrant arrest

Officers were sent to the 1900 block of 52nd Street June 28 for two suspicious individuals working on a vehicle without license plates. The individuals were located, and a 25-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant.


Don’t get hit

A man was found in the 6500 block of Concord Boulevard June 30 walking down the middle of the street and appeared to be making an effort to get hit by vehicles. The man was transported to Ramsey County Detox Center.


Wallet thief

On June 30, a woman reported her husband’s wallet was stolen from her vehicle while parked outside a Pawn America. Video of the theft was obtained and it was found the suspect had pawned an item after stealing the wallet. He was identified by the transaction and would be mailed a citation.


Multiple charges

A domestic assault was reported July 2. A suspect was arrested for the assault, strangulation and terroristic threats and was brought to Dakota County Jail.


Slashed tires

Police responded to the 5300 block of Greystone Drive July 4 on a report of damage to property. A tire was slashed on a vehicle sometime overnight, causing damage in the amount of $96.50.



A vehicle was pulled over near the intersection of Carleda Way and Cahill Avenue July 7. A 19-year-old man in the car was cited for possession of marijuana.



Officers saw a motorcycle speeding near the intersection of 70th  Street East and Concord Boulevard July 10. The 45-year-old man driving was arrested for DWI.


Mendota Heights

Smash and grab

An officer was sent to the 1000 block of Sibley Memorial Highway June 29 after a report came in about a theft from a vehicle. The rear driver’s side window was smashed and a bag with miscellaneous items were stolen. 



While on routine patrol, an officer saw a suspicious vehicle at the scenic overlook in the 1000 Highway 13 on June 29. The man in the driver’s seat was found to be intoxicated and placed under arrest for DWI.


Got ya

Two vehicles in the parking lot of a closed business in the 1000 block of Highway 110 drew the attention of an officer July 1. After the people in the cars were identified, it came back that one had a warrant out of Wisconsin. He was transported to Dakota County Jail.


Not my blood

Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Mendota Heights road July 1 to check on the welfare of a woman who drove up to a store and entered wearing bloody clothes and limping. It was determined the limp was from a pre-existing condition, but the blood was her boyfriend’s, who she got into a fight with earlier that night. Officers could smell alcohol coming from her breath — she was placed under arrest for DWI. 



A vehicle was pulled over for unsafe driving behavior in the area of Interstate 35E and Wagon Wheel Trail July 1. As an officer approached the car, the driver fled in the vehicle. Residents told officers where the vehicle was last seen and it was found along some rail road tracks. The passenger was released, but the driver was arrested on a felony warrant and for fleeing a police officer. 


Hit with what?

Officers responded to the 300 block of E Street July 3 about a report of an assault. A suspect struck an employee of a business with a TV and caused damage to the TV and glass. There were no signs of injury. The suspect was arrest for fifth-degree assault and transported to Dakota County Jail.


South St. Paul

Fender bender

A woman told police July 2 that the night before when she returned to her car after shopping at Knowlans Market she discovered a large scratch on the fender above her tire on the driver’s side, as well as damage to her front, passenger-side tire. 


Go to work

A call came in July 2 from the 600 block of Second Avenue South from a man who was arguing with his grandson. An officer spoke with both parties, and the grandson said his grandfather became upset when he told him he had taken the day off from work. The grandfather told the officer he was upset because his grandson did not contribute to the bills or cleaning of the house. The grandson left the house for the evening.  


Who’s there?

On July 3, officers were dispatched to the 600 block of 10th Avenue North on a report of a burglary in process. The homeowner said he came home that morning and throughout the day heard scratching on his closet door and also heard voices. He said he was making his bed when he looked up and saw an unidentified man looking at him. He yelled at the unknown man and ran upstairs to call police. The homeowner said nothing was stolen or broken.


West St. Paul

Stolen jewels

A woman called police from the 1800 block of Duck Pond Drive July 3 to report someone had broken into her home through her basement window and all of her jewelry was missing. The house had been unoccupied overnight, and when she came home the next morning at 10 a.m., the front door was wide open. 



Multiple reports about fireworks were made around the Fourth of July holiday.


A little help

A mom called police July 4 after her 17-year-old son locked himself in his room because he was upset she punished him. He was in his room screaming and throwing things. The mom thought he would cooperate with officers as he had in the past. The son allowed an officer into his room to talk. 


Snack break

On July 6, a call came in from a loss prevention employee in a business in the 2000 block of Robert Street after a man ate food inside the business and didn’t pay for it. The man said a woman had paid for his food. 


Just pasta

A man called police from the 300 block of Marie Avenue July 6 because he thought some tenants were cooking meth there, again. Officers knocked on the door multiple times but no one came to the door. The only odor they smelled was pasta.


Crying wolf

A woman approached the front desk of a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street July 7 claiming another customer had run over her kids with a shopping cart. The other party said the woman started yelling at her when her cart wheel got stuck. Store security said the woman who reported the incident had a similar one with a different customer the other day where she claimed to be assaulted — the incident was found to be exaggerated by the woman.


Take my money

On July 9, police received a call from the 2000 block of Oakdale Avenue from a man after his landlord threatened to throw him out and would not accept rent from him. The person in the office said they did not take the man’s rent because he had already paid. However, the man said he had documentation stating he had not paid. The person in the office decided to take the check and said they would hold onto a photocopy he gave them to make him feel better.



A call came in from the 1200 block of Oakdale Avenue July 10 about a woman sleeping on some baseball bleachers. The woman told the officer she fell asleep eating her McDonalds and watching the stars.



A woman called police July 10 after discovering her debit card was lost or stolen. It was used to purchase $301 worth of merchandise at the West St. Paul Walmart.

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