Bulletin Area police reports Feb. 12, 2014

 


Bulletin Area police reports week of Feb. 12, 2014 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

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

Arden Hills

Felony criminal damage to property
A thief threw a metal box through the window of a liquor store in the 100 block of County Road E Jan. 29, making off with an empty cash register and a bottle of spirits. Cost to replace the window is estimated at $1,000. The cash register  is valued at $800. No word on the price of the spirits.

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Mounds View

 

This week’s police reports will appear in the Bulletin Feb. 19.

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New Brighton

Chip lover victimized
A grandma and two young grandsons stopped at a fast-food restaurant in the 700 block of Long Lake Road for a quick bite the afternoon of Jan. 31. Twenty minutes later, grandma found her car window smashed and her checkbook, driver’s license and a bag containing $15 worth of potato chips missing.

Drinking makes you hungry
A driver slurred his order at the fast-food drive-thru in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road the night of Jan. 31, so the passenger gave it a try. “He was incoherent,” the employee said after she called police.  The driver, a 33-year-old Fridley man, failed FSTs and blew a .21 percent BAC on the Data Master. His vehicle was impounded for forfeiture, his license plates were destroyed and he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail on a gross-misdemeanor third-degree DWI  charge.

Scam
A woman about 35, calling herself “Alena,” came into a club in the 500 block of Old Hwy. 8 the night of Feb. 1, crying, saying her car had broken down. The bartender let her go into a backroom to use the phone. The woman then  went to the restroom and left. The bartender checked her purse which was in the backroom, finding it rifled and her wallet containing $250 missing. The empty wallet was later found in the restroom trash.

There goes another Honda
A ‘97 Honda Civic went missing from the staff lot at Highview Middle School on Feb. 5. There was no sign of forced entry and the use of a “shaved key” is suspected.

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North Oaks

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St. Anthony

 

Arrests
After she was stopped on Silver Lake Road for driving with a suspended license Jan. 21, she was asked to provide proof of insurance. Strike two. But the big one was the felony warrant out of Anoka County for theft. The 34-year-old  was booked at the Hennepin County Jail.

Although he has insurance, the 29-year-old man was again charged for failure to provide proof of insurance. It’s really a matter of keeping the little card that comes with your policy in your glove box. The charge, written up at 37th Avenue and Belden Drive on Jan. 22, was upgraded to a gross-misdemeanor for repetition.

Theft
A package was delivered to a residence in the 2800 block of 36th Avenue N.E. Jan. 23 and left on the front doorstep. A thief picked it up.

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Shoreview

“Screams and a bump”
Neighbors, hearing screams and a bump in a Lexington Avenue apartment building the morning of Jan. 31, called 911. A 41-year-old wife, who said she and her husband had been arguing over a casino PlayStation game, also said she was  afraid of the 46-year-old Minneapolis man, who was on the scene. The two are married but separated. The husband was charged with domestic assault based on his wife expressing fear and his record of  previous domestic assault calls.
On his way to jail the suspect told a deputy that he had had “30 to 40 contacts with the police regarding domestic assault.”

A 17-year-old girl who attends a therapeutic support program at a family services facility on Lexington Avenue was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property Feb. 3 after she slammed a door so hard it broke  while screaming profanity. The Maplewood teen was petitioned into Ramsey County Juvenile Court on the two charges.

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Vadnais Heights

Brass knuckles
The driver had a history of arrests and apparently didn’t want another, so the chase was on Jan. 26 after a deputy attempted to pull him over on northbound Rice Street for not wearing a seatbelt. Three miles later and boxed in on Witt Court, the 23-year-old Minneapolis man was collared and charged with felony fleeing police, gross-misdemeanor possession of brass knuckles and, oh yes, the seat belt violation.

Domestic assault
A dad went to a County Road E pizza parlor Feb. 1, to settle differences with his son who works there. Unpleasantness developed and the 18-year-old threatened dad, whacking the 42-year-old in the forearm with a large flashlight, before fleeing the scene. The teen was mailed citations for domestic assault, fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Felony domestic assault
The boyfriend shoved his girlfriend at a local trailer park on Feb. 1, and fled the scene before deputies arrived. The 27-year-old woman, who was admitted to a hospital for examination, is reportedly nine-months pregnant with the 22-year-old man’s child. If the fetus is affected by the incident, the boyfriend could face a charge of “assault on an unborn child,” in addition to the charge of felony domestic assault on the mother. Deputies are looking for the man.

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