South-West Review police reports published December 10, 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

Possession of stolen property

Police were called to the 3200 block of 57th Street Nov. 29 for a theft. The suspect’s vehicle was located nearby and one man was arrested.


Recovered vehicle

Someone reported a suspicious vehicle in the 5400 block of Cenex Drive Nov. 30. The vehicle was reported stolen out of St. Paul.


Damage to property

Damage to property in the 9700 block of South Robert Trail was reported Nov. 30. 


Motor vehicle theft

Police were called to the 7000 block of Concord Boulevard for a motor vehicle theft report Nov. 30.  The case is still under investigation. 


Warrant arrest

Police conducted a traffic stop in the 5000 block of Robert Trail Dec. 1. A 55-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding warrant. 



A 21-year-old man was cited for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run that occurred Dec. 1 in the 8100 block of Cooper Way.



Police were called to the 7800 block of Cahill Avenue Dec. 1 on a driving complaint. Upon investigation, a 19-year-old man was arrested for driving while impaired and possession of a controlled substance.


Loud cat

A cat turned up the volume to a radio, disturbing the peace of the 1800 block of 52nd Street Dec. 3. The residence was entered by the landlord, and the radio was turned off. There are no charges pending due to lack of intent by the renter. 


Hit by Scrooge

Police were called to the 8100 block of Claymore Avenue Dec. 3 on a report of damage to holiday lights.


Broken window

On Dec. 3, an officer was notified of a stalled vehicle in the intersection of 8000 Barnes Avenue with a smashed window. No items were taken. 


Bar fight

Officers responded to Jerseys Bar and Grill Dec. 2 for a fight. One man was arrested for disorderly conduct. 


Mendota Heights

Stolen vehicle

Officers responded to the 600 block of Winston Court Nov. 26 concerning a motor vehicle theft that occurred sometime throughout the early morning hours. The vehicle was taken from the driveway, with several items of value inside including two firearms. A safety alert was sent to area agencies along with information about the stolen vehicle. The neighborhood was canvassed, and police found several other vehicles in the area that were tampered with or had items stolen.


Damage to property

A call came in Nov. 27 regarding damage to property. Officers found one of the windows of a business in the 700 block of Highway 110 had two large holes with a large rock sitting outside. 


Identity theft

A resident called to report fraudulent activity on a cell phone account occurring in two separate states.

A resident received a letter from the Social Security Administration informing him an unknown person used his social security number to claim retirement benefits. The claim was denied, and the process was stopped. The administration suggested the victim contact his local police department. 


Abandoned and towed

An officer conducted a random license plate check at the intersection of Marie and Delaware Nov. 28. The registered owner’s license showed it was suspended. The officer made a U-turn but lost sight of the vehicle before observing taillights in a driveway as he drove past.

The officer found the vehicle unoccupied in the driveway. Officers checked in with the homeowner, who did not know who owned the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was towed as it was blocking the homeowner’s driveway. 


Warrant arrest

On Nov. 30, two people appeared to be fighting in a vehicle parked in the lot at the scenic overlook. Contact was made with the passenger and driver, who claimed they were stopped there because the woman was having a panic attack. Police checked the IDs of both parties. The woman’s check came back fine, but the man, who was the driver, came back as having a revoked license. Once advised he was under arrest, he provided a MN ID that was his and associated with a felony warrant. The woman was released, but the man was arrested for false information and the felony warrant. 



Officers responded Nov. 30 to a business that had several orders placed with fraudulent credit cards from multiple names. 


South St. Paul

Found gun

A man found a bag in his yard in the 200 block of 14th Avenue Nov. 28 containing a handgun. He figured it was dumped there sometime within the past week. The gun came back as stolen out of West St. Paul.


Missing gold

A complaint came in Nov. 29 from a man who reported his gold necklace was taken by a HealthEast medic and was never returned to him upon his release from the hospital.


Use of stolen goods

Police received a report that during branch hours on Nov. 29, a suspect presented her expired driver’s license and de-activated debit card at an Associated Bank branch. She was allowed to withdraw $2,500 in cash. The items were previously reported stolen in April 2017. It was reported to the West St. Paul police.


Warrant arrest

On Nov. 27, an officer observed a vehicle traveling westbound on Southview Boulevard. The driver’s side rear break light was not working properly, and the officer performed a traffic stop for the violation. A routine check on the driver’s license revealed an outstanding warrant issued by Washington County. The driver was taken into custody and transported to Dakota County Jail.


Package theft

A report of a theft of a package came in Nov. 27 from the 150 block of 11th Avenue South. The homeowner stated he ordered a 15-foot trampoline with a ladder and was notified by UPS it was delivered at his residence earlier that day.

The owner came home from work and the package was gone. He said he mentioned the theft on the South St. Paul Facebook chat page and wanted to file a report. He also said he tried to tell UPS to deliver the package on his deck, but they put it in his front yard. The homeowner didn’t have any suspects that came to mind. 


Damaged garage door

A woman reported damage to her detached garage door Nov. 29. She noted that morning that her side garage door was ajar. The damage consisted of an apparent attempt to pry of the lock and lock jam. She checked the garage interior and didn’t notice anything missing.  


West St. Paul

Keyed car

A man reported his vehicle was keyed when it was parked on Orme Street East Nov. 28. He also thought something was put in his gas tank.



A pair of shoes were stolen from a business in the 1200 block of Robert Street South Nov. 29. The suspect took off running towards Butler Avenue. The shoes were valued at $185.


Round and round we go

A white jeep was continuously circling a roundabout at Wentworth Avenue East and Oakdale Avenue Nov. 29. The vehicle appeared to be occupied by a group of juveniles that thought it was funny.


Missing car

A woman reported her Ford Explorer as stolen Nov. 29. The vehicle broke down in a parking lot in the 1500 block of Robert Street South and was gone the next day. She had not called the business to find out if they towed it.


Upset over wings

On Nov. 30, a customer at Kentucky Fried Chicken started a verbal disturbance but left when the manager said he was going to call police. The manager said the suspect was angry over chicken wings.


Wrong place

Officers could hear yelling and items moving around while walking on the first floor of an apartment complex in the 1800 block of Oakdale Avenue Dec. 3 that was clearly coming from a second-floor apartment. Officers stood in the hallway and could year yelling and items moving. A woman initially refused to open the door before opening it and stating she was asleep. The only other occupant was a 14-year-old girl. Both denied any argument or issues and stated the officer was at the wrong apartment. The woman was uncooperative and was not identified.


Hot topic

A caller reported three kids in the park in the 1600 block of Oakdale Avenue having a flamethrower. It is unknown if they were burning anything or what they were doing. The kids denied having a flamethrower, but the officer advised them of the complaint and told them to move along. 


Grandson scam

A man called police Dec. 4 after stating someone on the phone claimed to be an officer. The caller advised the man to get $9,000 out of his account to pay to get his grandson released from jail. The actual police advised the man to not get money out to pay the person on the phone and not engage in conversation with them. 


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