South-West Review police reports published December 3, 2017

South-West Review police reports published December 3, 2017 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Mendota Heights reports were not available this week. Look for them in the next issue. 

Inver Grove Heights

Identity theft

On Nov. 22, a 50-year-old man reported that his ex-girlfriend attempted to steal unemployment funds using his login information. The suspect lives in St. Paul, which is where she tried to log in to his account. The case has been forwarded to St. Paul for prosecution.



An officer took a report of theft Nov. 22 in the 7800 block of Amana Trail. The estimated loss was $1,200 to $1,300.

Officers responded to the 5500 block of Bishop Avenue on the report of theft Nov. 23. 

On Nov. 25, officers were called and told of a theft in progress in the 11900 block of Rich Valley Boulevard. One suspect, a woman, was located and a man suspected in the case is still at large. 


Found vehicle

Officers located a stolen vehicle Nov. 28. The four occupants were located after a short search. Three men and one teen boy were arrested on various charges. 


Not-so-peaceful dinner

On Nov. 23, officers responded to the 11000 block of Rich Valley Boulevard on a report of two women arguing. They both calmed down and ate dinner.



A 27-year-old man was arrested for DWI and transported to Dakota County Jail on Nov. 25 in the 6600 block of River Road. 


Driving with no license and DUI

On Nov. 15, officers responded to the intersection of 50th and Boyd for a report of a vehicle parked in the intersection. Upon arrival, the vehicle was located in the 4900 block of Bongard Way. The driver, a 38-year-old man, was transported to the hospital pending charges of DUI, fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and driving after having their license revoked.


Warrant arrest

Officers conducted a traffic stop on Highway 52 near Wentworth Avenue Nov. 17. The 23-year old driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant. He provided bail and was released on scene. 


Stolen heater

A man reported a heater stolen from the construction shelter along the county bike path in the 11000 block of Courthouse Boulevard Nov. 17. 



Two women were arrested for shoplifting Nov. 17 in the 1300 block of Mendota Road. They were issued citations and released at the scene. The stolen property was recovered and released to the victim. 


Disorderly conduct

Officers responded to the 5500 block of Bishop Avenue Nov. 19 for a disturbance. One 32-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct and taken to detox. 


South St. Paul


A complaint came in Nov. 20 from the 500 block of 12th Avenue regarding the theft of prescription medication. 


Warrant arrests

While assisting another officer on a disturbance call in the 500 block of 12th Avenue, an officer identified an unrelated man who had an active warrant for burglary out of Ramsey County. The man was arrested and transported to Ramsey County Jail.

A suspect in the 1000 block of Syndicate Avenue was arrested on an active warrant out of Mille Lacs County.

Officers responded to the 1800 block of Fourth Street South Nov. 22 for a man with a warrant. Upon arrival, they located a man in the driveway of the residence who was arrested for a felony third degree assault warrant. He was transported to Dakota County jail.


Slashed tires

The driver’s side front tire of a van parked in the 300 block of Grand Avenue was slashed overnight Nov. 21 into Nov. 22.


Roommate feud

Police responded to the 200 block of Buron Lane Nov. 21 after a man was assaulted by his roommate. A resident got into an argument with his wife over missing money and stepped outside to smoke a cigarette. When he came back inside, he told his roommate that he needed to get out of the house. 

A few minutes later, the roommate came upstairs and assaulted the other man by punching him. He stated his wife and her mother had to pull the roommate off of him. The roommate told police he acted in self-defense when the other man attacked him. He admitted to punching the man once but could not remember where he struck him.



A woman was arrested at the corner of Concord Street North and Homer Street Nov. 26 for suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol. 


West St. Paul

Package theft

A man called police Nov. 20 after noticing a package had been stolen from his doorstep the week prior.


Attempted theft

Police received a call Nov. 20 of a man trying to cut tags off items in a business in the 1700 block of Robert Street South. While the man hadn’t taken anything yet, he had taken items earlier that week. The caller said she would call back with updates if he takes anything. 


That’s not my name

A man called police after sending a money gram through a local CVS and the employee put the wrong name in. The employee then allegedly wouldn’t give the caller any kind of receipt. Because it is under the wrong name, the caller’s name is frozen. When calling police Nov. 20, the man wanted an officer to come out. 

According to the report, the man was “upset [the] business wouldn’t issue a refund.” The business dealt with Money Gram on the phone, and the issue was solved with the caller getting a full refund in front of an officer.


Found mail

A man came in to the police lobby Nov. 21 with a bag of recovered stolen mail he found. An officer contacted the woman whose mail was in the bag; she was advised to come back if any credit cards had been taken out in her name.



Police received a call Nov. 21 regarding fraud on an EBT card. The caller didn’t have any detailed information regarding the loss. The officer gave him his card and advised him to reach back out once he got the needed information. 



A woman called police Nov. 23 after noticing $3,000 worth of checks, money and medication was taken from her vehicle. The car was parked in an underground parking garage where there were cameras. 


Black Friday shopping

A man tried getting three flat-paneled TVs out of a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street Nov. 24. He claimed he was going out to his car to get his other debit card, but declined the officer’s offer to walk him out to the car to get the card. The report states that “lucky for the man, the TVs were only price at $158 each” making the theft a misdemeanor. 


Suspicious activity

A group of people were seen walking around the 1800 block of Oakdale Avenue with flashlights looking into vehicles Nov. 27. 

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