Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published March 12, 2019

Arden Hills

Grandson, stealing squatter

After Grandma was moved to an assisted living facility and despite his uncles never giving him permission to be there, a 26-year-old Mounds View man got into his grandmother’s Glen Paul Avenue home and stayed there, stealing and selling her stuff to support a meth habit. The uncles had apparently encountered the man and another at the home stealing tools; the structure’s wires had been stripped as well. Deputies went to the home the afternoon of Feb. 28 and found the man coming out of the home with a box; he’d broken in through the back door. In a running car in the driveway they found a 36-year-old White Bear Lake woman; in her purse were pearl necklaces belonging to the grandmother. Both were arrested. The man said he was picking things up for his grandparents but didn’t know where they lived; the woman said she’d been given the necklaces. The man was charged with felony second-degree burglary.

 

 

Falcon Heights

Apartment burglary

A resident at apartments in the 1800 block of Larpenteur Avenue called the police the night of March 3 because their neighbor’s apartment door appeared to have been forced open. Deputies cleared the scene and nothing appeared to have been stolen; the renters weren’t there so building maintenance secured the apartment door.

 

Pry marks

A 51-year-old man who lives in the 1500 block of Burton Street called the sheriff’s office the evening of Feb. 26 after finding fresh pry marks on his back door. 

 

Lauderdale

Catalytic converter

A 66-year-old man told police Feb. 19 that someone stole the catalytic converter from his vehicle as it was parked in the 1700 block of Pleasant Street, an estimated loss of $1,500. Scrappers will steal the exhaust system part because it contains various valuable metals; unscrupulous scrap metal buyers pay cash for the parts.

 

Theft

An employee at Lauderdale Certified Auto Repair in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue told police Feb. 18 that two women entered the store, gathered merchandise and then left without paying. A check of security tapes showed that they made up with $100 worth of stuff; the store turned the women’s license plate number over to police.

 

Theft from auto

A 23-year-old told police Feb. 24 that someone broke into his truck overnight as it was parked in the 1500 block of Eustis Street and stole tools from inside it, a loss of $1,925.

 

 

Little Canada

2-for-1s

Deputies working a DWI detail in the early morning hours of March 3 in the 2500 block of Rice Street stopped and arrested a man for DWI; another man inside the car was booked for fifth-degree drug possession and having a firearm without a permit.

 

Recovered car

A 31-year-old Minneapolis woman is getting her car back after her once-stolen vehicle turned up March 4 in a business parking lot in the first block of Minnesota Avenue. The business gave police security footage of a possible thief leaving the car at the scene.

Mounds View

 

Medical assistance

Police responded to the 1000 block of Montcliar Avenue in the early morning hours of Feb. 25 on a report of a suspicious person and ended up taking a man to the hospital for treatment.

 

 

New Brighton

DWI

An officer stopped a green Dodge Caravan just after bar close time on March 1, after he saw the driver not wearing a seatbelt and driving poorly on Silver Lake Road. The driver, a 21-year-old New Brighton man, smelled of alcohol and tried to give the officer his entire wallet when asked for his license. The man submitted to field sobriety tests and blew a .218 blood alcohol concentration, nearly three times the legal limit. The man was arrested for second-degree DWI and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Narcotics

An officer in the area of 10th and Ninth streets in the early morning hours of March 5 saw a Chevy Tahoe driving strangely with all its windows frosted over save a small patch on the windshield, so he stopped the car. The driver was a 37-year-old man, and in the back seat was a 38-year-old woman, both from Minneapolis. The man was driving with a revoked license and had no proof of insurance, and officers found methamphetamine in the vehicle. On the woman, an officer found a bag of heroin. The man was arrested for driving with a revoked license, no proof of insurance and possible DWI; the woman had given a false name to police and it was found she had multiple warrants out for her arrest; both were booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Inside man

Employees at the Dollar Store in the 2100 block of Silver Lake Road told police the night of March 1 that a man hiding out in the store’s restroom until closing time had robbed the store. The man, described as 25 to 35 years old, came out of the bathroom with a gun after everyone had left the store, except two female employees. He had them open the stores safe and empty cash from within it into a bag; he also had them take cash from registers. The man had the women carry the cash bags to the back door of the store, where he went to a waiting vehicle — he’d apparently spoken to its  driver over a Bluetooth headset during the robbery. When the women handed him the cash bags, he said “Thank you.” In all, the man made off with more than $1,900. Police are investigating.

 

 

Shoreview

Assault

Deputies headed to a care facility March 2 to investigate a 93-year-old man who assaulted an 81-year-old man. Both live in the memory care unit at the facility.

 

DWI

Deputies arrested a 24-year-old St. Paul woman for DWI March 3 just after 11 a.m. at the Speedway in the 3500 block of Lexington Avenue. Police had headed to the gas station because the woman had crashed into the building after mistaking her gas pedal for the brake.

 

Robbery

A man identified as a 23-year-old from Rush City shoved employees and stole four iPhones from the T-Mobile Store in the 3600 block of Lexington Avenue March 3 as told to deputies, who are working to track him down.

 

Snake in a home

A caller from the 1300 block of Knoll Drive the morning of Feb. 27 was helped over the phone because they’d found a snake in their house.

 

 

St. Anthony

Cool it down

Police cited a 44-year-old man Feb. 21 for failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk at Silver Lake Road and 34th Avenue.

 

Shoplifter, dropper

Employees at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road told police Feb. 23 that they saw someone hiding merchandise in their clothing and then leave without attempting to pay for the stuff. Confronted by employees outside, the shoplifter dropped the stuff and ran.

 

Walk of destiny

On Feb. 20, police out on patrol in the 3100 block of 31st Avenue saw a 30-year-old man out walking, recognizing him as having multiple warrants out for his arrest. He was arrested for a felony drug warrant and a DWI warrant out of Hennepin County, as well as a warrant for driving with a canceled license out of Ramsey County; he was booked at the Hennepin County Jail.

 

 

Roseville 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• March 1 at Radisson Hotel

• March 2 in the 2200 block of Midland Grove Road

• March 3 at Perkins

• March 5 in the 600 block of Lovell Avenue

• March 5 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• March 5 at City Hall

• March 5 at Domino’s Pizza on Rice Street

• March 5 at Red Lobster

• March 6 at Kohl’s

• March 6 at Rosedale Center

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• March 1 in the 1000 block of Larpenteur Avenue

• March 3 in the 3000 block of Old Highway 8

• March 6 at Har Mar Mall

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• March 1 at Von Maur

• March 1 at Rosedale Center

• March 1 at Kohl’s 

• March 2 at Kohl’s (two reports)

• March 2 at Walmart

• March 3 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• March 3 at Von Maur

• March 3 Walmart

• March 6 at Rosedale Center (four reports)

• March 6 at Kohl’s (two reports)

• March 6 at Target

 

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• March 3 at Merrill Street and County Road C2

• March 5 at County Road C and Snelling Avenue

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• March 2 at KFC

• March 2 at Mobil Gas on Rice Street

• March 2 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• March 2 at Har Mar Mall

• March 5 at Radisson Hotel

• March 5 at Walmart

• March 6 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• March 6 at Kohl’s

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• March 3 at Country Inn & Suites

• March 5 in the 200 block of Larpenteur Avenue

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