Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published September 2, 2018

Coin capers in Little Canada

 

Arden Hills

Lock it up

A 61-year-old woman told police the morning of Aug. 26 that someone had entered her unlocked garage located in the 1100 block of Pleasant Circle and stolen her SUV. Inside the truck was the woman’s purse, which contained credit cards and $200 cash.

A 32-year-old man told police the morning of Aug. 27 that two of his unlocked cars, both parked in the 1200 block of Wynridge Drive, were entered overnight. He’s out a computer and $100 cash.

 

Stolen bikes

A 52-year-old man who lives in the 1800 block of Stowe Avenue told police Aug. 27 that he’s missing two bikes from his garage.

 

Falcon Heights

Dropped — then stolen — wallet

A 40-year-old man told police Aug. 21 he suspects he dropped his wallet sometime in the previous week — maybe at a Vadnais Heights gas station — and that it had yet to turn up. However, one of his credit cards had been used for an unauthorized purchse. He’s also out $100 that was inside the billfold.

 

Lauderdale

Thefts from auto

A number of residents reported thefts from their cars — vehicles that were both locked and unlocked — Aug. 15 to 19. In one instance, a 28-year-old man who lives in the 1700 block of Pleasant Street told police Aug. 18 that someone entered his vehicle and stole his $1,000 laptop. In a positive turn of events, the laptop was found nearby and returned to him. Other reports of cars being entered came from the 1500 block of Eustis Street, the 1600 block of Fulham Street, the 1700 block of Carl Street and the 1700 block of Fulham Street.

 

Warrants

Police observed suspicious activity at a home in the 1800 block of Walnut Street and checked things out Aug. 15. Officers ended up arresting a 30-year-old woman for giving false information to them — evidently she didn’t want them to know about her Anoka County warrant for transaction fraud or her Scott County and Ramsey County warrants for theft; she was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for lying and the warrants.

 

Little Canada

Armed robbery

On Aug. 21 in broad daylight — the reported time was 1:21 p.m. — a 65-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint for $161 in the first block of County Road B.

 

Coin capers

The property manager of apartments located in the first block of County Road C told police Aug. 22 he has security of footage of two people stealing change from coin-operated washing machines in the building’s laundry room — the duo came up on an estimated $194 worth of coinage. The deed was done Aug. 14.

A 27-year-old man told police Aug. 25 that a couple days prior his vending machine, located in the first block of Demont Avenue, had been damaged and about $10 worth of coins were stolen from it — it’ll cost $200 to repair it.

 

Pat down

A deputy searching a bar patron in the 2500 block of Rice Street at bar-close time Aug. 25 found on that person a baggy of a powdery white substance.

 

Scrappers

A 32-year-old man told police Aug. 21 that sometime earlier that month someone stole the catalytic converter from his vehicle as it was parked in a lot in the 200 block of County Road B2. It’s a $1,000 job to fix it; scrappers sell the exhaust system part, which contains valuable metals, to unscrupulous scrap metal buyers.

 

Theft

A business in the 600 block of County Road E called the police Aug. 23 to report the theft of $1,255 in cash and checks — an employee is the prime suspect.

 

Mounds View

Arrest

Officers stopped a man in the area of Mounds View Boulevard and Woodale Drive Aug. 22 who lied about his identity because he had an outstanding felony warrant. Police eventually identified him as a 22-year-old Minneapolis man, and he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for the warrant as well as for giving false information to police.

 

New Brighton

Police reports out of New Brighton were not available this week.

 

Shoreview

Burglary

A 40-year-old man told police Aug. 22 that someone in the past couple of days had broken the lock on his detached garage located in the 3500 block of Owasso Street and stolen two cricket kits, which are worth a total of $1,500.

As reported by a 40-year-old woman Aug. 26, sometime overnight people entered two cars in her driveway at her home in the 900 block of Boardwalk Court. The prowlers then likely used a garage door opener to get into her garage, from which they stole an Xbox One game console.

 

Pizza pilferer

A 46-year-old pizza delivery man reported the afternoon of Aug. 27 that a woman who lives in the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue refused to pay for pizzas she’d ordered. She was identified and police assured the man the woman would be cited for theft.

 

Push the lock

An 18-year-old man told police Aug. 26 that his sunglasses and a set of keys were missing from his “possibly” unlocked car that was parked in the 1000 block of Westcliff Curve.

 

Stolen plates

A 49-year-old woman who lives in the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue reported the theft of her vehicle’s license plates Aug. 22.

 

St. Anthony

Arrests

Police saw a suspicious car in the Cub Foods parking lot in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road so they checked things out, performing a traffic stop. A man in the car was identified as a 24-year-old who had a felony drug warrant out of Wright County, while a 30-year-old woman in the car was found to have a misdemeanor theft warrant out of Anoka County. Both were booked at the Hennepin County Jail for their warrants; the driver of the car was given a warning for expired tabs, driving without registration and no proof of insurance.

 

Fleeing the scene

Passing officers noticed a vehicle that had been involved in an accident Aug. 16 in the 3600 block of Silver Lake Road. It was stuck where it was and unoccupied — the car that’d hit it had lost its licence plate and it was found at the scene. Police tracked down the driver of the car that had fled, a 34-year-old Minnetonka man, and eventually arrested him for fourth-degree driving while intoxicated-controlled substance, based on a blood test. He was booked at the Hennepin County Jail for the DWI as well as leaving the scene of an accident.

 

Robbery and kidnapping

A 15-year-old boy told police he contacted a person on social media and agreed to meet in order to buy $400 worth of merchandise — the police report is unclear on what. The “sellers,” two 20-year-old men, showed up at the boy’s house Aug. 13. The boy got into the men’s vehicle, at which point they demanded the $400; one of the men had a gun. The two then drove the boy to an ATM at his bank and demanded that he withdraw $800 and hand that over to them too. They then dropped off the boy near his home. Investigators were able to identify both men and Crystal PD arrested them shortly thereafter. They were questioned and then booked at the Hennepin County jail for first-degree felony aggravated robbery and felony kidnapping; one of the men was also booked for felony possession of a controlled substance.

 

Roseville

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Aug. 24 at Dollar Tree on Larpenteur Avenue

• Aug. 26 in the 2100 block of Rice Street

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Aug. 25 at Rosedale Center

• Aug. 25 at Kitchens Made Simple

• Aug. 25 at Luther Cadillac

• Aug. 25 at Walmart

• Aug. 25 at Target

• Aug. 26 in the 2700 block of Fairview Avenue

• Aug. 26 at Walmart

• Aug. 26 at Lunds & Byerlys

• Aug. 28 in the 1600 block of Eldridge Avenue

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Aug. 25 in the 1000 block of Larpenteur Avenue

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Aug. 24 in the 2800 block of Aglen Avenue

• Aug. 25 in the 1700 block of County Road C

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Aug. 24 at Walmart

• Aug. 25 at Walmart

• Aug. 26 at Rosedale Center

 

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• Aug. 26 in the 2100 block of Lexington Avenue

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Aug. 24 at Har Mar Mall

• Aug. 25 at Boost Mobile on Snelling Avenue

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Aug. 26 in the 2400 block of County Road C2

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