Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published September 9, 2018

Bathroom burglar in New Brighton

Arden Hills

Arson?

A 64-year-old man called the police just before midnight Aug. 1 to report a shed that was on fire in Hazelnut Park in the 3300 block of New Brighton Road. The Lake Johanna Fire Department put out the small blaze, and police are investigating it as an arson.

 

Busted

A 37-year-old Arden Hills man was caught taking $51 worth of merchandise from the Cub Foods in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue on Aug. 31. He was cited for theft and banned from the store.

 

Falcon Heights

Already in Crystal

A 72-year-old man told police Sept. 3 around 12:30 p.m. that his car had been stolen from near Snelling and Como avenues about an hour and a half earlier. He was tracking it on his smart phone, and it was driving around in Crystal.

 

Tequila heist

Sometime overnight into Aug. 30 a thirsty thief stole $400 worth of Patrón tequila from a store room at the liquor store in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue.

 

Lauderdale

Off on a technicality

Officers saw a 63-year-old man Aug. 21 who’d been previously banned from Lauderdale Community Park, which is located in the 1800 block of Fulham Street, standing on the sidewalk beside the park screaming at parkgoers. Police talked to both the man and people at the park. Officers told the man he’d be mailed a citation for disorderly conduct, though they couldn’t get him for trespassing since they didn’t see him on park property.

 

Little Canada

No news is good news.

 

Mounds View

Dogs!

A dog found just before noon Aug. 30 in the area of Ardan Avenue and Greenwood Drive was returned to its owner at a nearby home. On Sept. 1 a person called the police from the 2900 block of Mounds View Boulevard to report someone had been bitten by a dog.

 

Who’s that creeping ...

Someone called the police the evening of Aug. 29 to report a suspicious man in the woods near the 2200 block of Knoll Drive.

 

New Brighton

Bathroom burglar

A man who lives in the 2700 block of Innsbruck Drive called the cops Aug. 26 just after 4 p.m. when a 47-year-old Anoka woman walked into his house and asked to use the bathroom. Officers showed up just as she tried to leave after grabbing a handful of stuff — random papers, floppy disks and a check — and she was arrested for burglary.

 

Burglary to car theft

A 45-year-old man who lives in the 2100 block of Rockstone Lane told police the morning of Aug. 29 that someone had opened his front door, took his wife’s car keys from just inside off a hook and stolen her car from the driveway sometime overnight.

 

Lock it

An opportunistic prowler opened an unlocked car that was parked overnight in the 3200 block of Pecks Wood Turn and stole a laptop and headphones — $720 worth of stuff — as reported by the car’s owner, a 31-year-old man, the morning of Aug. 26.

 

Theft

As reported the afternoon of Aug. 27, someone stole a $150 battery from a truck parked at a business in the 100 block of Fifth Avenue W.

 

Shoreview

Bad news

A 31-year-old man learned his debit card had been deactivated because of suspicious activity — $360 worth of strange charges — so he called the police Sept. 2 to report the fraudulent activity.

 

Caught red-handed

Shortly after two motorized scooters were reported as missing from the Target in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue on Aug. 29, police caught up with two juveniles riding said scooters in the area. Possible theft charges are pending for the kids.

 

St. Anthony

Bad Samaritan

A 25-year-old man told police Aug. 24 he’d dropped his wallet somewhere between the SuperAmerica on Stinson Boulevard and his home. When he checked later, someone had used his credit card to make fraudulent charges.

 

Ditch the car!

Officers driving in the area of Stinson Boulevard and 33rd Avenue the night of Aug. 21 saw a car that had been reported as stolen out of Minneapolis so they turned their squad car around in an attempt to stop it; the car fled. They tracked it down abandoned in Minneapolis and searched the area with the help of a Minneapolis PD K9 officer. To quote the police report, “The search result was negative,” though officers did come across a suspicious 16-year-old boy from South Minneapolis, though they couldn’t connect him to the stolen car. The kid was taken home to his parents and given a curfew violation citation; the car was impounded.

 

Domestic assault

Officers were called to a domestic assault Aug. 23. When they arrived, they found a 39-year-old woman who’d been injured after she was pushed to the ground. The man who’d pushed her, a 33-year-old, had fled the scene. The man was eventually found and arrested; based on previous convictions, he was booked at the Hennepin County Jail for felony domestic assault.

 

Leave no valuables

 in the car

A 44-year-old woman told police Aug. 22 that someone smashed a window on her vehicle overnight as it was parked at apartments in the 2500 block of Silver Lane, stealing a bag that contained about $430 worth of nursing items. The window is going to cost $300 to fix.

 

Sketchy driver

A 47-year-old woman stopped Aug. 21 at 37th Avenue and Silver Lake Road was arrested, cited and released for driving with a revoked license, having an unregistered vehicle, no proof of insurance and for texting while driving.

 

Strange burglary

A 36-year-old woman who lives at apartments in the 2800 block of Silver Lane told police Aug. 23 that someone damaged the lock on her garage and got inside it. The prowler evidently only took an empty box.

 

Trouble at Smashburger

A man knocked on the back door of the burger joint in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road Aug. 23, and when an employee opened it, he pushed her back into the business and then implied he had a gun. He demanded and was given money; he fled the restaurant and St. Anthony police, along with a Roseville police dog, searched the area to no avail. On Aug. 26, a manager at the restaurant called the police to report the theft of $184 cash from the business. The prime suspect is a 23-year-old woman who works there.

 

Roseville

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Sept. 4 in the 1900 block of County Road B2

• Sept. 4 in the 1400 block of Shryer Avenue

• Sept. 5 in the 1700 block of Dunlap Street

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Sept. 4 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 4 at Medifast Weight Control Center

• Sept. 5 in the 2700 block of Matilda Street

• Sept. 5 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 5 in the 1000 block of Lovell Avenue

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Sept. 5 in the 1600 block of Rice Street

• Sept. 5 in the 1900 block of West Perimeter Drive

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Sept. 5 at Motel 6

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Sept. 4 at DICK’S Sporting Goods

• Sept. 4 at Macy’s

• Sept. 4 at Walmart

• Sept. 5 at Kohl’s

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Sept. 4 at Acorn Mini Storage

• Sept. 5 at Walgreens on County Road C

 

Robbery

Robbery was reported:

• Sept. 4 at Norwood Inn & Suites

 

Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• Sept. 4 in he 2400 block of Fairview Avenue

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