Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published October 16, 2017

Arden Hills

Arrest

Police picked up a 20-year-old Shoreview woman for a Ramsey County theft warrant after a deputy ran her license plate number while she was parked in the back of the lot at the Cub Foods in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue Oct. 10. She was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Concerned citizen

A man in his 30s was seen yelling at likely his own 7-year-old child in the area of Crystal and Fairview avenues Oct. 4, picking up the kid’s bike and throwing it into a back of a truck. They then left. Deputies checked the area but didn’t find them.

 

Dude, there’s the car

A man called police from apartments in the 1700 block of Parkshore Drive Oct. 9 to report his car stolen because he couldn’t see it in the parking lot from the apartment lobby. On second look and during a call back to the cops, he said his car was just out of sight, and not actually stolen.

 

Phone scam

A 66-year-old woman told police Oct. 10 that someone used her AT&T account to order new cell phones, and then had them sent to the daycare center down the road from where the woman lives. Neither the woman nor the daycare have a clue how it happened; police are investigating.

A 48-year-old parent told police Oct. 10 their 14-year-old son received an explicit photo sent over Facebook Messenger by an unknown person.

 

School threat

One student at Mounds View High School sent a photo of a gun and a threat to bring the gun to school to another student Oct. 7. The student who received the text message alerted police; the student who sent the message could be facing charges from the Ramsey County Attorney.

 

Theft

An 80-year-old woman reported her purse as stolen from the Cub Foods in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue Oct. 7, a couple of days after it was likely stolen out of her shopping cart, because she figured she’d just misplaced it and someone would track her down and give it back to her. Her credit cards had been used at Cub for $13, and at Target for an unknown amount. Police are investigating.

 

Too much weed

Police arrested a 23-year-old Ramsey man who was shakey and had slurred speech after he’d been reportedly acting suspicious in a parking lot at Highway 96 and Old Highway 8 the morning of Oct. 9. The man said he’d smoked marijuana; he was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI.


 

Falcon Heights

Burglary

Someone broke into a home in the 1800 block of Snelling Avenue Sept. 28. Police responded because the house’s alarm was going off and a neighbor was also there to check things out when officers arrived; officers checked the house and it was clear of intruders. The homeowners arrived home and said that drawers had been rummaged through but there was apparently no loss.

 

Clean getaway

An employee at Warners’ Stellian in the 1700 block of Snelling Avenue told police Sept. 25 that someone walked into the store then left with a $1,049 vacuum without paying for it. The person drove off in a car with no license plates, though the employee gave police a description of the car.

 

Parking lot passion

Police received a report of “inappropriate behavior” going on in a parked car in a parking lot in the 1800 block of Holton Street Sept. 30. Officers found and identified a teenage girl and boy; both kids were “strongly advised” and officers called their parents.

 

Street racing

People were street racing in the area of Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues Sept. 30. Police checked the scene and issued a citation, and stuck around to patrol the area.

 

Stolen bike

A 64-year-old man told police Oct. 1 that someone had stolen his $2,000 motorcycle from his apartment parking lot in the 1400 block of Larpenteur Avenue.

 

Stolen lockbox

Someone stole the lockbox from the entry way of apartments in the 1700 block of Larpenteur Avenue as reported by management to police Sept. 27. The box is a $150 loss; police have information about a possible suspect.


 

Lauderdale

Arrest

Police stopped a 22-year-old man Oct. 1 at Highway 280 and Larpenteur Avenue and booked him at the Ramsey County Jail for misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.

 

Theft

A person who lives in the 1600 block of Carl Street reported the theft of a catalytic converter from their car Sept. 25, a $400 loss.


 

Little Canada

Assault

A 32-year-old man called police Oct. 10, four days after he said he was assaulted by a bouncer at a popular sports bar in the 2500 block of Rice Street. The man said around 1 a.m. Oct. 7 he and a friend got into a verbal argument. He said a bouncer grabbed him and dragged him out of the bar and slammed him to the ground. He said he didn’t remember anything else until he woke up in the hospital. The man thinks he suffered a traumatic brain injury. Police are investigating and there’s surveillance footage to check. Police were called to the bar to help a medical agency get the man to the hospital.

 

Burglary

A 46-year-old woman called police Oct. 5 to report that someone cut the lock on her apartment garage unit in the 300 block of Labore Road the day prior, stealing household items, tools and other items, including three Coach purses, four jackets and 48 pairs of shoes — $4,000 worth of stuff all said.

 

Computer crimes

A 48-year-old man told police Oct. 4 he’s out $149 in a Microsoft scam. Someone called the man and, unbeknownst to him, told him he had computer troubles. So the man gave the caller the money and access to his computer. At that point he realized the scam was on, so he and a friend quickly unplugged the computer. Police think the bank will give the man back his money.

 

DWI

A 58-year-old St. Paul man was spotted weaving through lanes without signaling and going 67 in a 55 miles per hour zone near Little Canada Road on Interstate 35E the night of Oct. 5. He was pulled over, arrested for fourth-degree DWI and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

Police came upon a 34-year-old St. Paul man whose truck had broken down at Little Canada Road and I-35E around 2:30 a.m. Oct. 10. He’d just broken up with his girlfriend that day but his trouble didn’t end there: police found he was intoxicated, so he was booked for third-degree DWI at the jail.

 

Gun

Someone called police Oct. 10 to report that someone might have had a gun inside the Anytime Fitness in the 2600 block of Rice Street but when deputies arrived they didn’t find anyone with a weapon.

 

Keys in the ignition

A 20-year-old man told police Oct. 10 someone broke into his car overnight and stole the keys out of its ignition, since the keys had been left in the car’s ignition overnight as it was parked in the 200 block of Rose Lane.

 

Inside job

A 61-year-old woman told police someone stole her $500 HP laptop after she let her 31-year-old son, who does not live with her, use it. The son is a “person of interest.”

 

Nice try

A 19-year-old woman photo-copied her McDonald’s paycheck and tried to cash the copy a couple months after she cashed the original. The restaurant, located in the 2500 block of Rice Street, figured it out and the woman might be facing misdemeanor forgery charges.

 

Theft

Some employees from a lawn care company told police Oct. 6 that someone stole a $100 weedwacker and $160 backpack leaf blower off their trailer as they ate lunch at Flameburger in the 2500 block of Rice Street. Police will check security footage, if it exists.


 

Mounds View

Mounds View police reports were not available this week.


 

New Brighton

Burglary

A 62-year-old maintenance worker at apartments in the 900 block of Ninth Avenue NW told police Oct. 7 that a tenant had seen two people wandering around the complex earlier that day. He checked the area, and found an exterior door to a garage that had been pried open, and found brass fittings to fire suppression pipes that were missing and presumed stolen. Police are investigating.

 

DWI

Police pulled over a 29-year-old Circle Pines man Oct. 11 for speeding in the area of Interstate 35W and Highway 96. The man ended up being intoxicated, had a felony warrant and no insurance, so he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

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A 20-year-old man was seen stuffing his pants with merchandise at the gas staion in the 200 block of Fifth Street NW at 2:30 a.m. Oct. 8. He hopped into the passenger side of a red car and the car drove off before he could be stopped. Gas station employees called the cops. While police were taking their report, the red car returned; the driver said he’d kicked his thieving friend out of his car because he was upset about what he’d done. The 20-year-old then showed back up at the station; he smelled of alcohol and police arrested him. He’d stolen $8 worth of stuff, including Fiji water, an energy shot and a snack. He was cited for misdemeanor theft and taken to his grandma’s house in New Hope.

 

Gas and go

A Pontiac with plates stolen off an SUV registered out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, driven by a woman in her 30s, drove off after filling up with unpaid-for gas Oct. 8 from the BP in the 1200 block of Silver Lake Road.

 

Stolen car

A man told police Oct. 11 he’d set his phone and car keys on the floor of his car and ducked into a business in the 2000 block of Silver Lake Road. When he came back out, the car was gone. He’s out the car, his $500 phone as well as $500 worth of brick-laying tools.

 

Highway robbery

A 26-year-old man told police Oct. 10 that he’d gotten a flat tire while driving on Interstate 694 at Long Lake Road, so he left the car on the side of the highway with plans to return. He came back later that night to change the tire and saw two men jump out of his car and flee in a green SUV — he managed to grab a photo of the truck’s license plate, which he turned over to police. The men were stealing stuff from the car, and the man’s out a pair of $200 Nike Air Jordans; the men also smashed the back window of the car.


 

Shoreview

Fraud 

A 36-year-old woman told police Oct. 10 she was out $1,900 after someone made five fraudulent ATM withdrawls using her bank information. She cancelled the card and police are investigating.

 

Harassment

Police cited a 30-year-old man Oct. 5 for violating a protection order — he’d been calling and harassing his ex-wife all day.

 

Punk kids

A couple juvenile boys went into a restaurant in the 3600 block of Lexington Avenue during the lunch hour Oct. 10 and helped themselves to $9 out of the tip jar. They were stopped by a deputy and started acting rowdy; the deputy brought the kids to one of their parents and they could face county charges.

 

Shots fired

Someone reported shots fired in the 200 block of Snail Lake Road the morning of Oct. 7 though deputies checked it out and didn’t find anything.

 

Stolen unis

A 30-year-old man is out $1,100 worth of jerseys and sweatshirts he’d bought for the softball team after the gear was delivered to his apartment building in the 700 block of County Road F and then stolen before he could receive it. He reported the package theft Oct. 10.

 

Theft

Police cited a 38-year-old woman for misdemeanor theft at the Target in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue Oct. 5 after she was caught trying to cart $136 worth of merchandise out of the store without paying.

A 31-year-old woman told police Oct. 5 someone stole all four of her hubcaps from her car as it was parked in the 3400 block of Lexington Avenue.

 

Vandalism

Police arrested a 50-year-old Shoreview man Oct. 7 in the 5800 block of Royal Oaks Drive for criminal property damage and he was booked at the Ramsey County Jail. He’d been damaging mailboxes in the area — three homes had their mailboxes destroyed. He was given a citation and taken home earlier that day for disturbing the peace and disorderly conduct while in the 900 block of Scenic Drive. He’d urinated in a neighbor’s yard, was swearing at passersby and had knocked over a mailbox. 

 

Winter parking restrictions!

Between Oct. 4 and 10 deputies issued some 83 parking citations throughout Shoreview because winter parking restrictions had gone into effect.


 

St. Anthony

Counterfeit bill

Someone used a fake $100 bill for a purchase at the auto shop in the 3500 block of 39th Avenue as reported Sept. 26; the employee who accepted the bill only realized it was a counterfeit once the person left. Police checked the area for the person but did not track them down; police seized the fake bill as evidence.

 

Theft

A 19-year-old man told police Sept. 25 his car had been parked at a phone store in the 2800 block of Kenzie Terrace for a couple of days and in that time, someone had rummaged through it, stealing papers, change and a fancy shifter knob. The guy says he’s out $75 worth of stuff.

 

Too-dark tint

An 18-year-old man was arrested and cited at 37th Avenue and Stinson Boulevard Sept. 29 because his window-tint job was too dark and because he didn’t have a valid Minnesota driver’s license.


 

Roseville 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• Oct. 5 at Norwood Inn & Suites

 

Burglary

Attempted burglaries were reported:

• Oct. 10 in the 1400 block of Terrace Drive

 

Burglaries were reported:

• Oct. 5 in the 2800 block of Marion Street

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Oct. 5 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• Oct. 6 in the 1400 block of County Road C

• Oct. 7 at Rosedale Commons

• Oct. 7 in the 800 block of Parker Avenue

• Oct. 7 at Central Park-Lexington

• Oct. 7 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 8 at Papa John’s Pizza on Larpenteur Avenue

• Oct. 8 in the 1700 block of Chatsworth Street

• Oct. 8 at Kohl’s

• Oct. 8 at Dollar Tree

• Oct. 8 at Walmart

• Oct. 9 at Walmart

• Oct. 9 at Days Inn

• Oct. 9 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 10 at Shell Gas

• Oct. 10 at Rosedale Center

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Oct. 6 at Fairview Community Center

• Oct. 7 in the 300 block of Topping Street

• Oct. 9 in the 3000 block of Cleveland Avenue

• Oct. 10 at Norwood Inn & Suites

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Oct. 5 at Holiday Inn Express

• Oct. 5 at Goodwill

• Oct. 5 at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home

• Oct. 5 in the 2700 block of Rice Street

• Oct. 8 at Roseville Bingo

• Oct. 9 in the 2800 block of Aglen Street

• Oct. 9 at Radisson Hotel

• Oct. 9 at Grace Church Roseville

• Oct. 10 at Lincoln Drive and County Road C2

• Oct. 10 at Roseville Area High School

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Oct. 5 at Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue

• Oct. 6 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 8 at Kohl’s

• Oct. 8 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 8 at Walmart

• Oct. 8 at Target

• Oct. 9 at Target

 

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• Oct. 9 at County Road C2 and Hamline Avenue

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Oct. 5 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 8 at Rosedale Commons

• Oct. 6 at Papa John’s Pizza on Larpenteur Avenue

• Oct. 7 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Oct. 7 at Papa John’s Pizza on Larpenteur Avenue

• Oct. 8 at Rosedale Commons

• Oct. 7 at Motel 6

• Oct. 8 at Motel 6

• Oct. 9 at Roseville Area High School

• Oct. 9 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Oct. 9 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 10 at Motel 6

• Oct. 10 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 10 at Central Park-Dale West

• Oct. 10 at FedEx Office

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Oct. 5 in the 2000 block of Woodbridge Street

• Oct. 6 at Har Mar Mall

• Oct. 7 in the 900 block of Lovell Avenue

 

Robbery

Robbery was reported:

• Oct. 5 at Rosedale Center

 

Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• Oct. 7 in the 1200 block of Laurie Road

• Oct. 7 in the 2200 block of Dellwood Street

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