Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published June 19, 2019

Arden Hills

Campus lurker

Deputies arrested a 36-year-old Richfield man the evening of June 3 at Bethel University for disorderly conduct after he was reported to be aggressively approaching students and trying to get into secured buildings. Per police, he had no reason to be on the campus.

 

 

Falcon Heights

Garage burglary

A 35-year-old man who lives in the 1800 block of Simpson Street told police the morning of June 8 that someone had rummaged through one of his cars and then used the garage door opener inside it to get into the garage. The prowler stole a bicycle from inside the garage.

 

On the prowl

A person who lives in the 1700 block of Albert Street told police the morning of June 8 they had video of someone attempting to enter their car; a different resident told police that their car on the block had been rummaged through. A deputy on the scene followed the prowler’s path out of frame in the footage around to the back of a neighboring home and found a window that appeared to have been tampered with, though that homeowner said nobody had gotten inside. Another resident on that same block, a 41-year-old man, told police that morning their unlocked car had been entered and that an iPad had been stolen from it. Financial information on the tablet was then used to make unauthorized purchases.

 

 

Lauderdale

Catalytic converter

A 27-year-old woman told police June 1 that someone did an estimated $1,000 worth of damage to her car as it was parked at apartments in the 1500 block of Eustis Street after cutting the catalytic converter out of its exhaust system. Scrappers sell the part, which contains valuable metals, like platinum, to unscrupulous scrap dealers.

 

Change and a computer

A 61-year-old woman told the police May 30 that someone entered her unlocked car as it was parked in the 1800 block of Malvern Street overnight and stole $3 in quarters from it. That same day, a 35-year-old told police that someone rummaged through his car overnight as it was parked in the 1900 block of Walnut Street. The prowler had broken the lock on his glove compartment and stolen the case for his sunglasses. He was also out a backpack that contained his laptop and some financial papers. All said, he’s out $550 worth of stuff.

 

Domestic assault

A 72-year-old woman told police June 1 she was hit and threatened by her partner, a 62-year-old man. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for misdemeanor domestic assault and issued a citation.

 

 

Little Canada

BP burglary

Deputies headed to the BP gas station in the 300 block of Little Canada Drive in the early morning hours of June 4 to check out a sounding alarm. They found the front door had been pried open and one of the cash registers was missing. Ownership said it was a $150 loss, and there was damage to the doorframe and lock. Police are investigating.

 

Broken window

A 72-year-old Blaine woman told police the evening of June 6 that someone smashed the back window of her car as it was parked at Porterhouse Restaurant in the 200 block of Little Canada Road and stole her purse, which contained gift cards.

 

Brush fire

A deputy helped out the Little Canada Fire Department in putting out brush fire near McMenemy Street and Viking Drive the night of June 3. It as burning in a wooded area near a small building; there was no damage to the structure.

 

Obvious DWI

A deputy patrolling on Interstate 694 at Rice Street in the early morning hours of June 2 clocked a car going 80 in the 60 mph zone while failing to stay in its lane on both the right and left sides. Once the car was stopped, its driver, a 24-year-old White Bear Lake man, was apparently intoxicated, and the .183 blood alcohol content he blew bore out that fact. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI.

 

Running and ready

Police came upon a parked truck running but empty, the morning of June 2 at Nadeau Avenue and Country Drive. It’d been reported as stolen out of Chisago City May 31; its driver was not found.

 

Serial loose dog

A deputy picked up a husky running loose in the 100 block of Viking Drive East the morning of June 4 and took it to St. Paul Animal Control. It’s owner, a 43-year-old Roseville man, picked it up on June 7. This was the third time the dog had been picked up by the police so the man was issued a citation for dog running at large.

 

Stolen trailer and more

Men ages 74 and 66 told police in the early morning hours of June 7 that someone had stolen an enclosed trailer containing a Harley Davidson motorcycle, tools and other things form a front yard in the 100 block of Twin Lake Boulevard.

 

You can call these in

A deputy cited a 2006 silver Chevy Cobalt that was parked in a handicap space in the 100 block of Little Canada Road June 8 after someone called it in. The car had neither a tag nor handicap plates.

Mounds View

 

Burglary

Police investigated a burglary report that came in the night of May 31 out of the 7600 block of Greenfield Avenue.

 

Man in stolen vehicle

Officers on patrol in the 8300 block of Groveland Court checked out a suspicious vehicle with a man sitting inside in the early morning hours of May 27. The car came up as stolen and the man, a 21-year-old from Princeton, had multiple warrants out for his arrest so he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for the warrants and receiving stolen property.

 

 

New Brighton

Caught in the act

A 37-year-old man told police he was leaving LA Fitness in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road the night of June 6 when he came upon two young men who’d gotten into his car and had broken into the car parked next to it. They fled the scene in a purple sedan, which the man said had front-end damage, missing hubcaps and no license plates. The man told police he was out $40 cash and a bottle of Adderall; the duo had pried his windows open. The owner of the other car, a 27-year-old man, said his window had been broken and he was out $100 cash and his credit card, which was used to buy $97 worth of stuff at a Fridley liquor store, $54 worth at a Holiday in the same city and $618 worth at a Lino Lakes Target. Police will look at security footage from the stores in hopes of IDing the thieves.

 

Soda jerk

An officer was flagged down the night of June 7 at the Minnoco gas station in the 500 block of Old Highway 8 to deal with a 48-year-old man who’d thrown a full beverage at the store’s clerk following a work-related argument. The man was cited for disorderly conduct and was trespassed from the store.

 

Stolen bike

A 32-year-old father told police June 7 that someone had stolen his son’s bike from a bike rack at the north end of the swimming beach at Long Lake Regional Park. Security cameras at the beach house don’t cover the bike rack, but they did capture a young man wearing all white riding a similar bike around the time of the theft.

 

Whole case

An employee at the Exxon in the 200 block of County Road E2 told police that the night of June 11 three teens walked into the store. The clerk said he told them they all couldn’t be in there at the same time, and they became angry, grabbed a display case off the counter and then left in a white Toyota RAV4, taking off east on County Road E2. Security footage backed up the clerk’s account.

 

 

Shoreview

BB gun trouble

Police cited a 19-year-old man who lives at a group home in the 3900 block of Virginia Circle for disorderly conduct June 8 after he and his girlfriend shot people with a BB gun both accidentally and on purpose.

 

Flower heist?

A deputy took a burglary report the morning of June 8 at the Flower Mart Green House in the 1000 block of Highway 96. Someone got into the locked garden center overnight and took $1,200 worth of stuff.

 

‘Giant’ turtle

A caller in the 4000 block of Wilshire Circle told police June 5 there was a “giant” snapping turtle hiding under a bench on the front porch. The sheriff’s office doesn’t remove wild animals from private property, so the caller managed to get the snapper into a tub and then took it to a nearby pond.

 

Stolen Amazon delivery

A 31-year-old woman told police June 7 that someone had stolen a package delivered to her place in the 3500 block of Owasso Street that same day.

 

 

St. Anthony

DWI

Police arrested a 34-year-old man May 31 in the 3400 block of Silver Lane for felony possession of methamphetamine, fourth-degree DWI and motor vehicle hit and run. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Sucker punch

A 49-year-old man told police June 1 that an unknown person punched him as he got out of his vehicle at the Holiday gas station in the 3800 block of Silver Lake Road. A witness was able to give police the puncher’s license plate number.

 

Tool thieves

A man reported May 30 that someone broke into his company van by smashing a window and then stole thousands of dollars worth of tools from it as it was parked in the 2900 block of Crestview Drive. He said the thief nicked a pair of headphones too. That same day, a 36-year-old man told police someone had gotten into his garage in the 3000 block of Rankin Road overnight and stolen $2,700 worth of tools. There was no damage to the garage door.

 

Turned himself in

Police attempted to chase a man on a motorcycle June 1 starting at the intersection of Stinson Boulevard and 37th Avenue but he got away. Officers identified the man as an 18-year-old, who later turned himself in to Columbia Heights PD. St. Anthony officers went and arrested him to be booked at the Ramsey County Jail for fleeing police, do license and no proof of insurance.

 

Working the parking lot at Gross

An employee at Gross Golf Course told police May 31 that he’d found a vehicle in the parking lot with a broken window — the employee left a note for the owner to call the cops. The owner did, reporting that their backpack containing a business laptop and tablet had been stolen out of the car. On June 2, a 31-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman told police that they’d left their car parked unlocked at the golf course and a thief had no trouble taking from their car $2,700 worth of stuff, including three backpacks, a purse, a laptop, two iPads, wireless headphones, IDs and clothing.

 

 

Roseville 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• June 5 in the 1800 block of Brenner Avenue

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• June 5 at Har Mar Mall

• June 5 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• June 11 at JCPenney

• June 12 at LA Fitness

• June 12 at Rosedale Center (three reports)

• June 12 at Kohl’s

• June 12 in the 100 block of North McCarrons Boulevard

 

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• June 5 at Rosedale Center

Thefts from auto were reported:

• June 5 in the 2000 block of Fulham Street

Shoplifting was reported:

• June 11 at Von Maur

 

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• June 5 in the 2000 block of County Road C

• June 5 in the 2400 block of Fairview Avenue

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• June 5 at Wells Fargo Bank on Fairview Avenue

• June 5 at Dollar Tree on Larpenteur Avenue

• June 5 at Har Mar Mall

• June 11 at TCF bank on County Road B

• June 12 at Radisson Hotel

• June 12 at Rosedale Center

• June 12 at Norwood Inn & Suites

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• June 11 at Roseville Lutheran Church

 

Robbery

Robbery was reported: 

• June 11 in the 200 block of County Road C2

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