Scrapper in the woodpile

Scrapper in the woodpile

The scrapper hiding in the woodpile behind the former Home of the Good Shepherd in the 5100 block of Hodgson Road in North Oaks should thank his lucky stars that Reggie, the K-9 partner, couldn’t quite get to him. After Reggie pinpointed the suspect who had buried himself under the logs, the 53-year-old Anoka man was taken into custody on a felony burglary charge.

 


Arden Hills Mounds View New Brighton North Oaks St. Anthony Shoreview Vadnais Heights

Arden Hills

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Mounds View

Arrests
• A shoplifter loaded her cart with makeup valued at about $130 April 23 and beat it out of a store in the 2300 block of County Hwy. 10. Her license plate proved her undoing and the 38-year-old registered owner of the vehicle, who failed to respond to a police inquiry about the identity of the driver, may have been too busy prettying herself up for her hot date. The woman was mailed a citation for misdemeanor theft. The cosmetics were not recovered.
• “It was a fight over stupid property stuff,” the 19-year-old victim said as her 21-year-old live-in boyfriend was transported to the Ramsey County Jail April 25 on charges of domestic assault and gross-misdemeanor interference with a 911 call.
• A 15-year-old-boy was flushed out of the shrubbery in front of a coffee shop in the 2500 block of County Hwy. 10 at 3 a.m. May 1 and cited for a curfew violation.

Chip off the old block
• A teen being taken into custody at the Community Center on Edgewood Drive the afternoon of April 28 called Dad who arrived at high speed, driving right at officers. Dad was tased and charged with careless driving, reckless driving and obstruction of the legal process. A Faribault County felony warrant for the son’s arrest for assault on a correctional officer earned the 18-year-old a trip to the Ramsey County Jail.

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New Brighton

Criminal damage to property
• According to her ex-boyfriend, a 23-year-old Minneapolis woman took a tire iron to the windshield and front and rear side windows of a vehicle belonging to the boyfriend’s current girlfriend. The incident occurred in an apartment parking lot in the 2000 block of 14th Street N.W. on May 4. When the suspect failed to answer a police inquiry, she was mailed a citation for criminal damage to property.

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North Oaks

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St. Anthony

Arrests
• If you’re driving with no front plate, no rear plate and a cracked windshield, you have no chance. The 23-year-old also had no insurance when he was cited and given a ride home from 29th Avenue N.E. and Stinson Boulevard on April 22. The vehicle was impounded.
• The temptation proved too much for the pair of employees at the big-box store April 26 in the 3800 block of Silver Lake Road. They were caught boosting merchandise valued at $118.
• Police observed a vehicle traveling in the center left turn lane for an extended period of time April 27 in the 3300 block of Silver Lake Road. When the 21-year-old woman didn’t turn left, she was arrested.

Burglary
• A prowler, realizing the days will be getting shorter next month as winter approaches, made off with a snowmobile helmet from a garage in the 2800 block of Silver Lane April 26. The prowler also grabbed a fishing rod and reel for that brief period of time before needing the helmet. The loss totaled $325.

In God we trust, others, we’re not so sure
• A mom reported her son’s bike was stolen while he attended an event April 26 at Elmwood Church in the 3600 block of Chelmsford Road.

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Shoreview

Arrest
• Deputies responded to a domestic assault report on County Road F May 4 and learned that the 46-year-old Minneapolis man had punched his 49-year-girlfriend in the head. Because of the man’s extensive criminal history, he was charged with felony domestic assault and booked at the jail.

Burglary
• A woman in the 4000 block of Churchill Street sold two girls’ bicycles and a charcoal grill to a neighbor for $250 a year ago. Now she wanted them back. The 42-year-old had her hands full removing the items from the new owner’s garage April 29 and enlisted the help of two neighborhood teens. The teens smelled a rat and reported the incident. The victim called 911 and an investigation is underway.   

Toilet torcher
• The Porta-Potty fire season opener occurred the afternoon of May 2 at Wilson Park on County Road F. Deputies were able to extinguish the blaze and estimated the damage at $100.

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Vadnais Heights

Arrests
• If you’re liquored up, you really shouldn’t be driving, but if you are, don’t pass a squad car. The 38-year-old man blew past the squad at Centerville Road and Greenhaven Drive just before midnight May 4, drifting back and forth erratically. After testing .21 percent BAC, more than twice the legal limit, the Shoreview man was booked at the jail on a gross-misdemeanor DWI charge.
• A shoplifter loaded up a tote with more than $500 worth of kids and adult clothes, diapers, health and beauty products, and food for his dog and ferret May 4, snapped on the lid, paid for the tote and walked out. He didn’t get far. The 18-year-old St. Cloud man then offered $100 to bring the charge below the gross misdemeanor level so he wouldn’t have to go to jail.  He was booked at the jail for gross-misdemeanor theft.
• Surprise! The owner at his sheet metal shop on the first  Sunday in May in the 3200 block of Fanum Road looked out the window and saw the two men next to his “No trespassing sign,” loading scrap from his dumpster into a pickup truck. Arriving deputies booked the 43-year-old out of Maplewood and the 44-year-old out of St. Paul, both with extensive criminal histories, at the jail May 5 on felony possession of burglary tool charges.
• When the deputy looked across the I-35E median May 5, he did a double take. The deputy was traveling northbound but so was the driver in the southbound lanes. Luckily it was 3 a.m. and traffic was light. The intoxicated wrong-way driver, a 24-year-old River Falls, Wis. man, was pulled over and arrested. His BAC was tested at .18 percent and he was booked at the jail.

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