Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published November 20, 2018

Arden Hills

Bethel heist

Security footage from Bethel University brought to police attention the evening of Nov. 7 showed two men aged 20 to 30 break into the communications department at the school and steal more than $100,000 worth of electronics, including cameras and Apple laptops. The thieves left in a late-90s silver sedan. Minneapolis police recovered several of the laptops from Minneapolis pawnshops. Police are investigating.


Lifted plates

A 39-year-old South St. Paul man called the cops Nov. 12 from the 3700 block of Dunlap Street to report that someone had stolen both his license plates off his car, sometime in the three or four days prior.


Lost/stolen wallet

A 78-year-old woman called the police the night of Nov. 10 from the bingo hall in the 3700 block of Connelly Avenue to report the theft of her wallet. She said she’d left it in the bathroom and it was gone. It contained $400 to $500 cash, credit cards and other documents.


What was that?!

Someone called the police just before 7 a.m. on Nov. 9 from the area of Lexington Avenue and Interstate 694 to report either a dog or a wild animal giving birth on the sidewalk. The caller said it looked to be in distress.



Falcon Heights

A quiet week.



Dog park creep

A 22-year-old woman called the police to report a suspicious man taking photos of people at the dog park at Lauderdale Community Park in the 1800 block of Fulham Street on Nov. 1. Police showed up and confronted the 63-year-old, who was confrontational. He was told to leave the area.



A 38-year-old St. Paul man was stopped Nov. 2 at Larpenteur Avenue and Highway 280 for suspected driving while intoxicated. Due to a medical condition the man was taken to the hospital, where blood was taken for a blood alcohol concentration test. The case was referred to the county attorney’s office for charges of gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI and driving with a revoked license.


2 cars, 1 thief

The same man pumped gas then drove off without paying for it twice at Lauderdale Certified Auto Repair in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue on Oct. 31 — the first time he took off with $34.09 worth of gas put into a car that came up as stolen out of St. Paul. He returned, as confirmed on security footage, in a different car that was also stolen out of St. Paul, and pumped $46.07 into that vehicle and then left again without paying.



Little Canada

Teenage kicks

Police checked out a suspicious vehicle the night of Nov. 7 at County Road D and Little Canada Road — it ended up having been reported as stolen. Officers arrested four teenage boys, ages 17, 15, 14 and 14, for possession of stolen property.



Mounds View

4-vehicle accident

An officer headed to a report of a four-vehicle crash Nov. 7 just before 7:45 a.m. at the intersection of Quincy Street and Lambert Avenue. One of the people involved in the crash complained they were in pain but declined medical attention, while the driver of one of the vehicles involved was cited for failure to use due care.



New Brighton

Coming up empty

As reported the morning of Nov. 14, sometime overnight at Simply Self Storage in the 200 block of Fifth Street NW, a prowler cut the locks or pried open five empty storage lockers, and then pried open a metal wall into a sixth empty locker. 


Doughnut duty

Right at noon on Nov. 2, a man was seen stealing three sleeves of doughnuts from the SuperAmerica in the 2000 block of Silver Lake Road; he walked off with the snacks, worth a total of $8.99. Shortly thereafter, police stopped the man, who was still walking, issued him a citation for theft and then returned the doughnuts to SA.



A man stole $83.72 worth of motorized toothbrush heads Oct. 30 from the Cub Foods in the 2600 block of Rice Creek Road.


Sometime the morning of Nov. 4 someone broke into three storage closets at apartments in the 300 block of Oakwood Drive and ended up stealing a vacuum cleaner.




‘Call 911!’

On the afternoon of Nov. 7 an apparently flustered caller who lives in the 200 block of Dennison Avenue called the police to come help deal with a squirrel trapped in the fireplace. Deputies showed up and per the police report, “Resources provided.”



A teller at the bank in the 1000 block of Highway 96 called the police Nov. 8 because she suspected a man was attempting to cash a forged check for $1,900. Police agreed with the teller’s assessment and arrested the 43-year-old Shoreview man with the check, and booked him at the Ramsey County Jail for check fraud.


Lost wallet/stolen wallet

A 25-year-old Cottage Grove woman told police Nov. 10 she was gassing up at the SuperAmerica in the 3500 block of Lexington Avenue that same day and left her wallet on her car, then drove off. She went to find the billfold but it was gone, and she said the credit cards held within it were used at various stores.


St. Anthony


A 32-year-old Minneapolis woman wanted for a felony assault warrant was arrested  Nov. 2 at the Smashburger in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road and booked at the Hennepin County Jail.



A witness reported what looked like a burglary at apartments in the 2800 block of Silver Lane on Nov. 4; later, a 19-year-old woman reported the theft of a $280 TV from her apartment and officers identified a possible suspect. That same day at the same apartment complex, an apparently different 19-year-old woman reported the loss of her Social Security card and birth certificate. She said she knew of two people who had access to them.


An 85-year-old man told police Nov. 3 that an acquaintance had been at this St. Anthony Boulevard home that day, and at one point, the woman “excused herself.” When it was evident the woman had left the home, the man noticed that she’d taken his wallet, which contained his ID, credit cards and $170 cash. The man was later notified that the woman had used one of his credit cards.


Lock clippers

A 19-year-old woman told police Oct. 30 she’d locked her bike up outside the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road that same day, and when she returned the lock had been cut and the $30 bike was gone.




Assaults were reported:

• Nov. 8 at Target

• Nov. 13 at Walmart

• Nov. 14 at Central Park Elementary School



Burglaries were reported:

• Nov. 14 in the 1300 block of Terrace Drive




Thefts were reported:

• Nov. 8 at Nuss Trucks

• Nov. 8 at Marathon Gas

• Nov. 13 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 13 at Walmart

• Nov. 14 in the 1600 block of Terrace Drive

• Nov. 14 at Macy’s

• Nov. 14 at King of Kings Church


Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Nov. 8 in the 2900 block of Partridge Road

• Nov. 14 in the 1700 block of Woodbridge Court


Thefts from auto were reported:

• Nov. 8 in the 2700 block of Dale Street

• Nov. 14 in the 1300 block of Terrace Drive (six reports)

• Nov. 14 in the 2700 block of Victoria Street


Shoplifting was reported:

• Nov. 8 at Macy’s

• Nov. 8 at Von Maur

• Nov. 13 at Von Maur

• Nov. 13 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 14 at Har Mar Mall 

• Nov. 14 at Kohl’s


Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Nov. 8 at Roseville Library

• Nov. 8 at Har Mar Mall

• Nov. 13 at Rosedale Center

• Nov. 14 at Key Inn & Suites


Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Nov. 8 in the 2600 block of Snelling Curve

• Nov. 14 in the 1300 block of Terrace Drive (five reports)

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