South-West Review police reports published November 5, 2017

South-West Review police reports published November 5, 2017 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Inver Grove Heights


Underage drinking

Officers were dispatched to the 6000 block of River Road Oct. 25 for three young men who were underage, intoxicated and trying to gain access to a nightclub. The 19-year-old and the 20-year-old were cited for underage consumption. The 19-year-old was also transported to the Ramsey County Detoxification Center. 



A resident in the 10000 block of Barnes Trail called Oct. 24 to report a theft that occurred overnight from his vehicle.

Sometime between Oct. 22 and Oct. 23, unknown suspects stole cordless drills, copper wiring and sprinkler heads in the 8100 block of Courthouse Boulevard. 


Attempted theft

An employee of R and R Construction reported an attempted theft of a hydraulic power unit from a work truck parking in the parking lot of an AmericInn hotel Oct. 25. 


Warrant arrest

On Oct. 25 around 9 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop near the area of Interstate 494 and Blaine Avenue. A 28-year-old man at the scene had a warrant out for his arrest and was subsequently arrested. 

Officers located a suspicious person in the 6300 block of Carmen Avenue Oct. 29. A 46-year-old man was found to have an active Dakota County warrant and was arrested before being transported to Dakota County Jail. 


Identity theft

On Oct. 27 someone from the 8400 block of Copperfield Way reported identity theft.


Damage to property

Officers responded Oct. 27 to an accident in the 9100 block of Cahill Avenue. A 54-year-old male from Inver Grove Heights was arrested for DWI.  



On Oct. 30, officers took a fraud report coming from the 7200 block of Clay Avenue.


You can run…

Officers located a stolen vehicle Oct. 30 in the 7100 block of Dickman Trail. A pursuit occurred and a 35-year-old male and a 28-year-old female were taken into custody. 


Hit and run

On Oct. 31, officers took a report of a hit-and run from the 6500 block of Cahill Avenue. The suspected vehicle that fled the scene is a blue minivan with passenger side damage. 



A 42-year-old male was banned from the Bridgewood apartment complex via personal service of a letter Oct. 31. 


Mendota Heights


Officers responded to a home in the 1000 block of Cherry Hill Oct. 26 on a burglary report. The victim said some tools were missing from the garage and that the theft occurred while the garage door was open and the resident was inside the house.



A resident called police from the 200 block of Stonebridge Road to report observing an accident Oct. 25. Officers responded and found that one of the drivers was intoxicated. The driver was arrested and booked at the Dakota County Jail for DWI.


Fake ID

A resident found a driver’s license in the street and called police Oct. 21. When an officer arrived to the 1000 block of Highway 110 to pick it up, the officer determined it was a fake.



A fight broke out between adults in the 800 block of Sibley Highway Oct. 21. Police responded and found a man with a possible broken leg, an injury which occurred during the fight. He was transported to the hospital. 

Order for protection

An officer responded to the 1000 block of Highway 110 Oct. 23 after someone violated an order for protection.

Safe in the woods

While on routine patrol, an officer noticed a brown cardboard box 50 feet into the woods in the area of Acacia Boulevard and Valencour Circle Oct. 25. The officer found a damaged safe that appeared to have been stolen and broken into.


A man called police Oct. 23 from the 2000 block of Swan Drive to report a license plate stolen off of his vehicle. The man wasn’t exactly sure when the plate had been removed. 

A woman talked to police about possible mail theft in the 1000 block of Lexington Avenue Oct. 21. The woman told police she got into her car and followed who she thought were the suspects, though she wasn’t certain they’d stolen anything. Police got a description of the vehicle and the license plate number and are investigating whether anything was stolen or not. 

Staff at a senior living facility in the 700 block of Plaza Drive called police Oct. 21 reporting the theft of narcotics. The business will investigate the reason for the shortage in inventory. 


South St. Paul

Hit and run

A woman called police from the 300 block of Eighth Avenue after realizing her car had been struck by another car within the 10 minutes she was away from it Oct. 29. 



A resident in the 800 block of Southview Boulevard called police to report being the victim of fraud Oct. 23. 

Police received a call from a resident in the 1500 block of Elrose Court reporting that someone opened a credit card in their name Oct. 27. 



A car was stolen from a resident in the 900 block of Concord Street Oct. 24. 
A vehicle was stolen off a parking lot in the 1000 block of Ninth Avenue Oct. 27. The victim said the keys may have been left inside the vehicle. 

A utility trailer was stolen from the 1700 block of Bromley Street overnight into Oct. 29. 


A resident in the 400 block of Camber Avenue told police a window on his house had been broken Oct. 28. 

Vehicles belonging to a business in the 500 block of Hardman Avenue were damaged overnight into Oct. 28. 

Warrant arrest 

A woman wanted on a warrant was located in the 1400 block of Third Street after a resident in the area called police reporting suspicious activity Oct. 23. Police found her and arrested her. She was also charged with felony possession of ammunition.

A person with an active warrant was located and arrested in the 100 block of Ninth Avenue Oct. 27. 


West St. Paul


Suspicious activity

On Oct. 25, officers responded to an Anytime Fitness in the 1200 block of Robert Street on a report of a suspicious male. His van was in the back lot but it was unknown if it was occupied. Staff was told to call back if he returned so he could be arrested for trespassing. 


Police received a call Oct. 26 regarding a “disturbed person” at the bus stop in the 940 block of Stryker Ave. The man was yelling profanities and talking to himself. The caller was concerned for people’s safety if he got on a bus. When officers arrived the man was not there.



A student was at Raising Canes and walked towards Lowes when he was jumped Oct. 26. His mom picked him up and didn’t want to report it. Officers spoke with school administration who advised that the student was assaulted between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m., that day. Two cars pulled up to him and one person got out and assaulted him. 

School administration wanted to bring it to the attention of police. An officer spoke with the mom who said the student was fine and didn’t not want to file a report. 


Phone scam

A woman told police Oct. 25 she received a call by a person going by the name of John Cooper who stated he works for Western Publishing. He informed the woman she won $1 million and all she needed to do was go to Walmart and get a money order for $300 and sent it to him. The woman refused and lost no money. She was advised to not respond.



Officers responded to the 1500 block of Bellows Street Oct. 25 around 9 a.m., on a call of theft from a vehicle. According to the report, the vehicle was not working and left open. The only things stolen were an older blue vacuum, blue caddy with spray cleaners and a blue bucket. The theft occurred between 4 p.m. Oct. 24 and 8:15 a.m. Oct. 25. 



A homeowner in the 280 block of Bernard Street called police Oct. 25 after hearing noises and running going out the door and the door shutting. A TV was left by the door and cash was missing. 



A man called police Oct. 26 to report unauthorized charges on his credit card. The charges were created in England and Belgium. The caller was advised to bring documentation confirming the charges to the police department.  


Running through yards

Officers received a call Oct. 28 around 10:12 p.m., on a report of approximately 100 kids cutting through yards on White Oak Drive at the end of a cul-de-sac. According to the report, alcohol bottles were being thrown. Responding officers advised the kids to not run up the dark roads with dark clothes on. Officers did not smell alcohol.


A “thrifty” Halloween

An employee of a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street called police Oct. 29 after two females ran out of the store when the employee asked to see a receipt. While the employee didn’t see them take anything another customer saw the two women, one in the 40s and one in her 30s, take a Wonder Woman costumer and put in in a bag.

The two women took off running northbound on Robert Street passing Arby’s. Officers responded and found one of the women by Noodles & Company. A total of four costume pieces were collected and returned to the business. Citations will be issued and mailed to confirmed addresses. 


Finders keepers

An adult male reported Oct. 30 that he was dropped off in the 1800 block of Robert Street South by a female “virtually unknown to him” and left his laptop in her car. She was not giving the laptop back. 

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