A salt deficiency in Mounds View

Bulletin Area police reports week of Jan. 14, 2015, for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights

Arden Hills

 
Assault
A "mumbling" son, 25, yelled at Mom, 47, Dec. 16 and slapped her silly after Mom threatens Sonny and told him not to wake "the baby." Mom called 911 and Sonny went to the Ramsey County Jail on a gross misdemeanor charge of domestic assault, pending approval of the county attorney. It wasn't clear where the baby, who is unidentified, fits into the picture.
 
Felony assault
Following a Dec. 22 argument over money, the boyfriend choked the victim for a time, grabbed his deer rifle and headed for Mom's place. The 44-year-old man was arrested on a felony domestic assault charge and booked at the jail.
 
Theft
A 20-year-old Bethel University student from Eau Claire reported the theft of a flute from her locker at the school between Dec. 12 and the 16th. The flute, in a wooden case, was valued at $2,500. No forced entry was found.
 
 

Mounds View

 
Arrests
An 18-year-old man racked up a whole series of charges Dec. 10 following a traffic stop at County Road H and Old Hwy. 8. The suspect, out of Fridley, was booked at the jail for felony possession of methamphetamine and cited for driving after license suspension, no proof of insurance, underage possession of alcohol and possession of pot and drug paraphernalia.
 
Salt deficiency
A driver reported an adult female lying on County Hwy. 10 the morning of Dec. 11, licking salt off the road. Police responded, booking the woman at the jail for felony possession of methamphetamine, a fifth degree controlled substance.
 
Theft
A 50-inch flat screen television valued at $700 and an HP computer valued at $1,000 went missing overnight from an office building in the 2700 block of County Road I. No forced entry was found.
 
 

New Brighton

 
Knit happens
A prowler may be learning to knit. The front passenger window of a vehicle parked in the lot of a restaurant in the 600 block of County Road D was broken the evening of Dec. 22 and a brown leather bag containing yarn and a pair of knitting needles was taken. The center console in the 2010 Chevrolet Impala was opened, but the Garmin GPS unit inside was ignored.
 
Theft
A mom couldn't wait to see her daughter, home from school for the holidays, and forgot to lock her vehicle in the 500 block of Old Hwy. 8 S.W. She also left her Christmas shopping money inside. Later, her dogs barked in the night and the 61-year-old rushed to a window in time to see a man dressed in black jump her fence and run away from her vehicle with $4,200 in cash. No suspects.
 
A spearfishing shack on Long Lake was broken into just after midnight Dec. 21 and equipment, including a Mr. Buddy heater, a propane tank and five fish decoys were taken. The total loss was estimated at $220.
 
 

North Oaks

 
Theft
A homeowner on Mallard Road was trimming his bushes the afternoon of Dec. 14 when he set is chainsaw down "just for a minute" and ran inside. When the 61-year-old returned, the Poulan saw, valued at $100, was gone.
 
 

St. Anthony

 
Arrests
A 20-year-old male -- the one who was driving the car -- was jailed for felony possession of a fifth-degree controlled substance following a Christmas Eve traffic stop at Silver Lake Road and Silver Lane. A 19-year-old male -- the one who owns the car -- was arrested for allowing the operation of an uninsured vehicle, an illegal window tint, a loud muffler, possession of drug paraphernalia and underage consumption of alcohol. A second male passenger was cited for possession of an open bottle, pot and drug paraphernalia.
 
Dine and (slowly) dash
The two slower members of a dine-and-dash trio running on a full stomach were collared by arriving officers Dec. 16 after finishing their meal at the Mexican restaurant in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue N.E., then bailing on the bill. The two 20-year-old females were charged with theft and fleeing the officers. One was jailed on a Dakota County warrant issued earlier for her arrest for lying to police.
 
Gas pain relief
Now that it's cheaper than bottled water, gas thieves are a vanishing breed, except for possibly the prowler that made off with two five-gallon cans filled with the cheap stuff from a storage area at Chandler Place, Dec. 16.
 
Theft
A two-bit thief lugged away 40 quarters from an unlocked vehicle Dec. 15 that was parked in the lot of an apartment complex in the 3200 block of Townview Avenue.
 
A female senior was approached by an unknown man in the parking lot of a drugstore in the 3700 block of Silver Lake Road Dec. 26, who said there was something wrong under her vehicle. When the 81-year-old looked up, the man was gone and so was her wallet.
 
 

Shoreview

 
Assault with a deadly weapon
Following a Dec. 14 morning argument at the grocery store, Mom allegedly tried to run Dad over at Lexington Avenue and Red Fox Road. She missed, but nailed a bag of groceries. The 23-year-old then drove up on the sidewalk and took another pass at the 34-year-old man, but missed again. The woman finally got out of her vehicle and took a swing at Dad with a DeWalt handsaw. This time she didn't miss. An arriving deputy said the children, ages 8, 5 and 3, "did not appear to have been restrained" in belts or car seats. The Fridley mom was booked at the jail on a second-degree felony assault charge. Child endangerment charges are pending.
 
Christmas catfight
Deputies were called to a residence on Christmas Day to find a 44-year-old mom and her pregnant daughter physically fighting on the ground. The untoward activity began when the daughter's 26-year-old boyfriend began flirting with younger family members, according to witnesses. Both women were charged with gross misdemeanor domestic assault, fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct and booked at the jail. A charge of "harm to an unborn child" depends on the results of a Regions Hospital exam of the 22-year-old daughter, who is expecting in April.
 
 

Vadnais Heights

 
Theft
A man left a restaurant in the 900 block of County Road E Dec. 19 to find the tailgate which had been on his 2012 Ford before dinner, no longer on the truck. The model name and number of the silver vehicle was not released.
 
Felony theft
A homeowner in the 200 block of Twin Lakes Boulevard returned home following a two-week vacation to find a pair of cement lions that had been in her yard, no longer there. The lions were valued at a total of $1,600. "They're very heavy," she added.
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