Drunks find snow banks in Arden Hills, Vadnais Heights


Bulletin Area police reports week of Feb. 4, 2014 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

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Arden Hills

Drunk in snow bank
A vehicle stuck in a snow bank at Lake Johanna Boulevard and Stowe Avenue was found the night of Jan. 26. The driver, a 45-year-old local man with a .22 percent BAC, was jailed on a third-degree DWI charge.

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Mounds View

Dine and dash
A couple in their 20’s left a supper club in the 2400 block of County Hwy. 10 in a hurry Jan. 12, stiffing employees with the $80 tab. The theft was not reported right away, so our couple, he’s 25, she’s 28, thought they’d try it again a few days later at an entertainment complex in the 2200 block of County Hwy. 10, just down the road. This time the theft was $58. Meanwhile the first theft was reported, authorities put two and two together and the couple was identified and mailed citations for two counts of theft.

Garage burglaries
A snow blower went missing after garages were broken into in the 2600 block of County Hwy. 10 over the weekend of Jan. 11. Four garage padlocks were compromised and found missing. Value of the machine is unknown.

A toolbox, jack and miscellaneous hardware disappeared Jan. 12 after burglars broke through a wall separating garages in the 2600 block of Scotland Court. Value of the missing equipment was estimated at $300.

An iPod Touch, left on a desk  at Edgewood Middle School while the student was out of the classroom Jan. 17, was stolen. The unit was valued at $170.

The theft of over 20 containers of refrigerant, a compound substance valued at an estimated total of $5,000, was reported Jan. 21. The date the refrigerant went missing from a heating, refrigeration and air conditioning controls company in the 4700 block of Old Hwy. 8 N.W. is unknown.

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New Brighton

A break-in overnight Jan. 25 at a club in the 400 block of Old Hwy. 8 resulted in the loss of a hard drive for the surveillance equipment, a stereo receiver, two JBL speakers, and 2-3 bottles of liquor. Three safes were also rifled and $200 in cash and a passport went missing.

Monkey business
In an odd sequence of continuing events a large stuffed monkey sitting on the porch of a townhouse in the 1400 block of Champion Drive was roughed up. The plush pink toy was stabbed several times in the Jan. 23 overnight attack and one of the monkey’s large ears was cut off. This is the third time the cuddly companion has been molested in the past few years, a 63-year-old resident said. “To get at the monkey, someone would have to jump over the locked gate to the patio,” she noted. The big-eared figure is valued at $25.

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North Oaks


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St. Anthony

A backpack containing headphones, an iPhone and textbooks valued at a total of $1,383 was stolen Jan. 17 from an unlocked vehicle at a service station in the 3800 block of Stinson Boulevard. Police have not been able to locate a 37-year-old suspect, however they were able to pick up his 30-year-old girlfriend and book her on an outstanding theft warrant.

Attempted theft
Unskilled shoplifters botched a couple of thefts Jan. 19 at the big-box store in the 3800 block of Silver Lake Road. A male cut a security wire to an electronic device, setting off an alarm. He abandoned the item and fled to a vehicle. A female attempted to walk out with headphones and another alarm went off. She also fled to the vehicle. License plate information was obtained and an investigation continues.

Forgetful shoplifter
A shoplifter confronted as she left the big-box store Jan. 17, abandoned $400 in stolen merchandise and fled the scene. Unfortunately for the 23-year-old, she left her purse in the cart, was positively identified by two employees, and mailed a citation for theft.

A shed next to a business in the 4000 block of Stinson Boulevard was broken into Jan. 19 and a snow blower went missing.  On the off chance that winter may not last forever; the thief took the opportunity to also grab two weed trimmers. The total loss was estimated at $930.

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Vadnais Heights

A 26-year-old man was arrested Jan. 26 on charges of punching his 23-year-old girlfriend and bloodying her nose, grabbing her by the throat, and hitting her with a dresser drawer, according to the victim and a juvenile witness. The suspect was arrested and booked on a felony domestic assault charge.

Drunk in ditch
A 56-year-old local man was arrested and booked for fourth degree DWI the night of Jan. 23 after deputies found his pickup truck in a ditch at Edgerton Street and Belland Avenue. The man’s BAC was tested at .19 percent.

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