South-West Review police reports published December 17, 2017

South-West Review police reports published December 17, 2017 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul


Inver Grove Heights

Relationship trouble

A 35-year-old woman and a 32-year-old man were arguing over their relationship Dec. 5. The man left the residence. According to the complaint, there was no criminal activity afoot.


Warrant arrest

Officers conducted a warrant check near the 7800 block of Dickson Circle Dec. 7. A 53-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding warrant. 

A traffic stop was conducted Dec. 10 in the area of Highway 52 and Upper 55th Street. After investigating, a 21-year-old woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant and a 41-year-old man was cited for driving after revocation.


Found bikes

Two bicycles were found on South Robert Street and impounded at the police department Dec. 7.


Identity theft

Police took an identity theft report Dec. 7. The loss was valued at $386.



Unknown suspects broke into a garage in the 6000 block of Cahill Avenue Dec. 7 and tampered with vehicles. 

Officers responded to the 10800 block of Andes Circle for the report of a burglary Dec. 9. The garage of the residence was entered and a laptop was stolen.


Stolen electricity

An officer was dispatched to the 6100 block of Cahill Avenue Dec. 8 on a report of theft. The reporting party stated a neighbor was stealing her electricity via an extension cord running from her house to his. 


Mail theft

Someone called police Dec. 8 regarding opened mail and missing items. A box was opened Nov. 29 and a Christmas ornament was taken. A Christmas card was opened but left at the scene.


Brotherly love

Officers responded Dec. 12 to a domestic issue between brothers. Upon investigation, it was determined no crime occurred. 



A trailer was stolen from a property in the 5000 block of Babcock Trail Dec. 12. 


Mendota Heights


A man tried to use his credit card only for it to be declined. He found multiple PayPal transactions that were not authorized. His financial institution is reimbursing him for those transactions.


Missing shoes

A resident in the 2000 block of Alice Lane received a text Dec. 2 that his $400 shoes had been delivered. When he arrived home, there was no package to be found. He was able to track down the delivery driver who verified the package was indeed delivered.



An officer responded to the 1000 block of Mendota Heights Road Dec. 4 concerning a theft. Sometime that weekend, two green wagons were stolen from the exterior of a company trailer after the chain securing it was cut. The suspects attempted to cut the lock on the trailer but were unsuccessful.



Someone’s Christmas display was lacking after items were stolen from it. Officers responded to the 600 block of Arcadia Drive Dec. 4 on a report of theft. The victim had a lighted reindeer and sleigh stolen from his yard sometime throughout the daytime.


Follow the footprints

On Dec. 5, an officer responded to the 1000 block of Cherry Hill on suspicious footprints in the snow. While tracing footprints, the officer located property belonging to a party who resides near the location who had her vehicle gone through overnight.


Pump and go

A vehicle pumped $70.25 of gas before driving off without paying Dec. 5. An employee was able to gather a vehicle description and a license plate number; however, the plate came back and did not match.


Warrant arrest

A traffic stop for a blinker violation turned into the discovery of drug paraphernalia and an active warrant Dec. 5. The driver was arrested and transported to Dakota County Jail.


Mail theft

On Dec. 6, officers returned mail turned into the police, which was stolen from mailboxes on Pond View Drive.


South St. Paul


Someone reported the possible theft of a wallet and its contents on Dec. 4.


Warrant Arrest

On Dec. 4, officers responded to the 400 block of Camber Avenue for a warrant check on a man who had an active felony warrant for first-degree aggravated robbery. Officers made contact with a woman who called the man to the door where he was detained. He was transported to the Dakota County Jail where he was booked and held on the warrant.

An officer responded Dec. 11 to the South St. Paul Police Department on report of a walk-in warrant arrest. A man came in stating he wanted to turn himself in on an outstanding Dakota County warrant. The warrant was confirmed and he was transported to Dakota County Jail.


Package theft

A woman reported a package theft from her building in the 100 block of Fourth Avenue North Dec. 4. She said she was supposed to receive a package from QVC on Nov. 30, delivered via USPS. When she did not receive the package, she contacted the post office, which confirmed the delivery. However, because of the size of the box, it was left in the vestibule by the mailboxes, making it accessible to many people. 


Missing light

Someone requested a report be written regarding the theft of a yard light projection system on Dec. 4. The light had been located in the front yard of a home in the 600 block of 12th Avenue North. It had last been seen the night before. 


Loss of control

A man reported losing control of his vehicle Dec. 5 driving down 10th Avenue North due to bad weather. The vehicle hopped a curb and ran into the edge of a building. There was minor damage to the building and moderate front end damage to the vehicle.


Family feud

A woman and her boyfriend’s juvenile sister were in an altercation Dec. 9 requiring their separation for the day.  


Stolen speaker

Fury Motors reported Dec. 9 that a vehicle in their lot had been broken into overnight. Someone broke the rear driver window and stole an Alpine stereo deck from the dashboard valued at $600.


West St. Paul

Stolen scraper

A woman in the 200 block of Wentworth Avenue West told police her neighbor took a car key off her key ring and also took her ice scraper. She said she gave her neighbor the key to her car, as he had offered to scrap off her vehicle of ice and snow the day before, but never returned the key or scraper. 

When officers spoke with the man, he told the police he put the scraper back on the front seat and gave her back the key. They walked out to the car and found the scraper where the man said it would be. Police advised the two it may be best to keep their distance from each other. 


Stolen liquor

A man grabbed a few bottles of alcohol and ran out of a business in the 1000 block of Robert Street South Dec. 6. He took a bottle of Jameson and a bottle of Buchanan Scotch Whiskey. The value of the loss is about $120. The employee calling did have the theft on video. 


Bad influence

A woman ordered a drink for an underage man Dec. 10 and then refused to leave when staff at the business asked her to. She eventually left the business in the 800 block of Stryker Avenue. Staff said they would call back if she returned. 


Theft from car

A car was broken into Dec. 9 in the 1600 block of Robert Street South. A purse and lunch bag were stolen after the window was smashed in.


Am I in trouble?

A woman bought a movie last year and now believes it may have been pirated. She didn’t want to get in trouble if the movie was indeed somehow pirated. She was advised she couldn’t get into trouble and to contact the officer again if she was able to find out what website she bought it on last year. 


Dine and dash

Two men ran out on a $15 tab from a business in the 1700 block of Robert Street South Dec. 11. The bill and tip ended up being paid for by the father of one of the two men, who said he would handle the situation. 



Staff at a local school reported they had an intruder, who is believed to be homeless, in the school for a few hours Dec. 12. The woman was in the staff bathroom for roughly two and a half hours. She ran out while no was one looking, and staff tried yelling at her as she ran off. The trashcan in the bathroom was full of something, but it was unknown was it was. 

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