Petrol pirates back in action

Arden Hills

A new camera was installed at an office building on the first block of Pine Tree Drive Feb. 20 and immediately nailed a thief with her hand in the till. This theft was only for $6, which was quickly returned, but $350 had gone missing during the past several months. A 56-year-old employee was terminated and is scheduled to receive a citation for theft in the mail.

Mounds View

Police were called to a bar in the 2400 block of County Hwy. 10 the afternoon of Feb. 15 when a 37-year-old disruptive local man refused to leave. The barfly was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and obstructing police with force, both misdemeanors. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Felony theft
Tools and construction materials were stolen overnight Feb. 15 from a locked trailer at a construction site in the 2300 block of County Hwy. 10. The lock was cut and the loss was estimated at $1,400.

Bad luck
A wallet containing $75 went missing on Friday the 13th from a fitness club in the 2200 block of Woodale Drive. No forced entry was found.

Wrong address?
Most seniors involved in house and garage egging are in high school, not on Social Security. Nitwits pelted a 78-year-old man's house and garage early in the morning on Valentine's Day. No suspects or witnesses.

New Brighton

Burglars broke through a door from the deck of a home in the 700 block of 11th Avenue N.W. during the day Feb. 19, making off with a Samsung 60-inch plasma TV, Nikon and Canon digital cameras, and an HP laptop computer. The loss was estimated at $2,100.

Gas prices are the lowest in four years, but that doesn't stop the petrol pirates -- fill and flees occurred Feb. 21 in the 900 block of County Road D resulting in the arrest of a 48-year-old Stillwater man for theft of gas worth $43; Feb. 23 in the 1200 block of Silver Lake Road, but that driver was off in a cloud of monoxide and remains anonymous; and on Feb. 24 in the 200 block of Fifth Street. N.W. to the tune of $40. In that one, a South St. Paul grandma says her grandson was using the car. An investigation continues.

North Oaks

An angry resident went off the deep end Feb. 22, verbally abusing family members, throwing things and generally acting out over family issues. The wife felt threatened, called 911 and was visibly upset when deputies arrived. The 47-year-old man was jailed on charges of domestic assault, fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

St. Anthony

Stopped at Stinson Boulevard and 37th Avenue N.E. Feb. 9 for the usual "pull me over" offense, the cracked windshield, the 50-year-old man was also cited for driving without a license or proof of insurance.

A 26-year-old woman was pulled over in the 3500 block of Stinson Boulevard for speeding Feb. 10. She was also cited for driving after license cancellation, no proof of insurance and failing to change her address on the cancelled license.

Lasting effects
The relationship is over and the girlfriend's gone, but her mother keeps harassing and threatening the ex by phone, the 38-year-old man told police, Feb. 9. The case involving the 54-year-old woman is under investigation.

More bad luck
Possession of a fifth-degree controlled substance as well as stolen property, both felonies, got the 18-year-old man a ride to the Ramsey County Jail on Friday, Feb. 13.

A truck belonging to a veteran home on leave was stolen overnight Feb. 10 from an apartment building parking lot in the 3800 block of Foss Road. The vehicle was recovered without some personal and military property that had been inside. A suspect has been arrested. The case was turned over to a federal agency.

Who are you?
Returning home to the 3700 block of Foss Road Feb. 12, a 66-year-old tenant opened his garage to find an intruder inside. After words were exchanged, the suspect fled the scene. The tenant was not missing any property; on the contrary, the suspect had left some of his property behind.


Two girls from St. Paul passed each other in the hallway near the lockers at a special needs academy the morning of Feb. 19 and a 17-year-old head slapped a 15-year-old. "It's ongoing," said a staffer at the alternative learning school. The older teen was cited for fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

Vadnais Heights

No news is good news.


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