Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published October 8, 2018

Arden Hills


Two men fled the scene Sept. 27 at a cell phone store in the 3600 block of Lexington Avenue after they were seen cutting the security cables on two iPhones, which they then stole, a $2,000 loss.


Protein fiends

Employees at the Cub Foods in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue told police Sept. 25 that two women stole $105 worth of meat that they stuck in their purses.


Technically a robbery

A man shoplifting $24.99 worth of merchandise from the Cub Foods in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue Sept. 25 threw a rock at a person trying to stop him. Luckily, the thief was a bad aim; unluckily, he got away.



Falcon Heights

No news is good news.





Officers attempted to stop a vehicle going nearly 50 miles per hour on Larpenteur Avenue Sept. 17, but it got onto Highway 280 and sped off, reaching speeds near 90 miles per hour and police stopped their pursuit. The car exited at University Avenue and was later found to have crashed, but no one was with it. 


The wrong way, fast

An officer saw a motorcycle speed past him Sept. 17 at Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280 at 107 miles per hour — the bike was headed north in the southbound lanes and while the officer tried to stop it, the motorcyclist sped off and the officer gave up the chase. Police contacted the owner of the motorcycle who said that a 37-year-year old had been driving the bike. That man was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for felony fleeing police in a motor vehicle.



Little Canada

With family like this ...

A 62-year-old woman told police Sept. 25 that two family members had been raiding her Australian Avenue home over the past month or so, stealing and then pawning stereo equipment, tools and rifles to the tune of a $3,300 loss, though it seems assured the pawn stars reaped barely that much cash for all their work.


Stolen plates  

A 29-year-old man told police Sept. 29 that someone stole the license plates off his vehicle as it was parked in the 2900 block of Rice Street sometime overnight.



Mounds View

Altered plate

An officer on patrol the night of Sept. 28 saw a suspicious occupied vehicle in the 2200 block of Mounds View Boulevard, suspicious because its front plate didn’t match its back plate. After sorting things out, the officer figured out the front plate had been altered.



New Brighton

Couldn’t resist

The woman who snatched a pile of $20 bills from the open register at the aptly named On the Run Gas Station in the 200 block of County Road E2 in the early morning hours of Oct. 2 as the clerk was in back was mailed a citation for theft because surveillance video caught her license plate number as she sped off.


Hungry counterfeiter

A man was busted Sept. 30 at the McDonald’s in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road after attempting to pay for his order with a counterfeit $50 bill.


Stolen bike

A 22-year-old man told police Sept. 26 that his motorcycle had been stolen overnight from his driveway in the 500 block of 10th Avenue SW.




Open garage door

A 56-year-old man told police the morning of Oct. 1 he was out a number of items after he left the garage door open overnight at his home in the 5800 block of Hamline Avenue.


Stolen car

A 43-year-old woman told police Oct. 1 that her car was stolen sometime in the hours prior to 9:30 p.m. from the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue. Inside the car was her purse and credit cards.



St. Anthony

Accurate suspicions

While on patrol officers saw a suspicious vehicle Sept. 18 parked in a business lot in the 2500 block of 39th Avenue, so they checked it out. It turned out the vehicle had been stolen out of Minneapolis and the driver, a  47-year-old man, was arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for felony possession of stolen property, driving with a cancelled license and two outstanding Hennepin County warrants for felony escape from custody and drug possession. The car’s passenger was taken to their chosen destination and released; the vehicle was impounded by Minneapolis PD.


Bike theft

A 27-year-old man who lives at apartments in the 2500 block of Silver Lane told police Sept. 23 that his garage lock had been damaged and that he was missing a bike, which was worth $989.


Booze and cigarettes

Officers headed to the Freedom Gas Station in the 3800 block of Silver Lake Road Sept. 17 — someone had just stolen three packs of cigarettes — and as they showed up, they saw the suspect’s vehicle speeding off. Police tried to pursue the vehicle but broke off the chase for safety concerns. A bit later, the car involved in the gas station theft had crashed into two parked vehicles at 29th Avenue and McKinley Street in Minneapolis. At the scene, the 22-year-old driver of the car was arrested for felony fleeing police in a motor vehicle, obstructing the legal process and third-degree DWI; he was taken to HCMC for a blood test for suspected opioid use, prior to going to jail. A passenger in the car, a 28-year-old woman, was cited for misdemeanor theft for stealing $29.22 worth of smokes. A second passenger was released at the scene.



Police received a report Sept. 18 about a former employee at the Lowry Grove trailer park embezzling some $629,000 from a 73-year-old man who’d hired the employee, a 68-year-old man, to handle his finances and business operations for a number of years. Financial documents were turned over to the police department and the case is pending further investigation.


Ride share problems

A 27-year-old woman called the police Sept. 20 to report a ride share driver — think Uber or Lyft — for “inappropriate conduct.” Police identified the driver as a 27-year-old man, who was contacted and questioned about the incident. The case is pending further investigation.


Snatch and grab at Starbucks

A 30-year-old man told police Sept. 21 that while he was working at a table inside the coffee shop located in the 3700 block of Silver Lake Road, three people approached his table and one of them grabbed his laptop. The trio then ran to a waiting getaway car. Store management said there was security footage of the theft; the computer was worth $2,500.


Take the 

records and go

An employee at a senior community located in the 2500 block of 38th Avenue called police Sept. 21 because another employee had stopped showing up to work, and on that second employee’s last day said person apparently took medical and activity records. Police attempts to contact the person in question were unsuccessful.



Quite drunk

Police arrested a 53-year-old St. Anthony man for third-degree DWI after pulling him over Sept. 22 in the 2800 block of Stinson Boulevard. He blew a .33 blood alcohol concentration — that’s more than four times over the legal limit — and was booked at the Hennepin County Jail.





Assaults were reported:

• Oct. 2 at the Cub Foods on Larpenteur Avenue



Burglaries were reported:

• Oct. 2 at Dollar Tree

• Oct. 2 in the 3000 block of Old Highway 8

• Oct. 3 at Target



Thefts were reported:

• Oct. 1 at LA Fitness

• Oct. 1 in the 100 block of North McCarrons Boulevard

• Oct. 1 in the 1700 block of Highway 36

• Oct. 1 at Walmart

• Oct. 2 in the 500 block of Sandhurst Drive

• Oct. 2 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 2 in the 1400 block of Terrace Drive

• Oct. 3 in the 1700 block of Highway 36

• Oct. 3 in the 2900 block of Snelling Avenue

• Oct. 3 at Rosedale Center

• Oct. 3 at LA Fitness


Thefts from auto were reported:

• Oct. 2 in the 1700 block of County Road C


Shoplifting was reported:

• Oct. 2 at Rosedale Center


Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Oct. 1 at Motel 6

• Oct. 1 at TLC Home Care

• Oct. 2 at Rosedale Commons

• Oct. 2 at Har Mar Mall

• Oct. 2 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Oct. 3 at Dunkin’ Donuts


Shots Fired

Shots were reportedly fired:

• Oct. 1 in the 2700 block of Virginia Avenue

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