Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published March 19, 2019

Arden Hills

Burglary, stolen cars

A 67-year-old man and a 66-year-old woman told police March 8 that their home in the 3400 block of Snelling Avenue had been burglarized some time in the preceding three days. Multiple items were missing from the home, including two cars, which were stolen from their garage. One of the cars turned up March 12 in St. Paul. Police are investigating.

 

Construction caper

A 33-year-old man told police March 8 that a $1,500 siding machine had been stolen overnight from a property in the 4600 block of Prior Circle that’s being redone.

 

Drugs

Police stopped a car the evening of March 7 at the Holiday in the 1900 block of Highway 96 and arrested two Minneapolis men, ages 55 and 42, for possession of narcotics — police searched their car and found suspected methamphetamine and a glass pipe. Both men also had revoked driver’s licenses.

 

Find my phone

A deputy helped a 64-year-old Columbia Heights man look for his missing cellphone in the 4600 block of Prior Avenue the morning of March 9. They were working off the last time the phone “pinged” using the “Find My Phone” app and had the device’s possible location narrowed down to a home, but they couldn’t get ahold of the homeowner to see if it was there.

 

Suffering raccoon

Deputies attempted to free a raccoon stuck in razor wire the afternoon of March 7 in the area of County Road I and Hamline Avenue but couldn’t get to the animal due to the waist-deep snow blocking the way. They also noted they couldn’t “dispatch” the animal because of a poor location. The raccoon was previously seen on a Shoreview home’s deck, foaming at the mouth, apparently sick.

 

 

Lauderdale

One thing after another

Police received a report of a dog left in a car Feb. 25 in the 1600 block of Carl Street and checked it out, finding the animal inside a vehicle that was cold to the touch. The car and dog’s owner arrived, a 29-year-old man, who was “agitated” that the officer was there, per the report. The man let the dog out and put it on a leash, and it immediately lunged at the officer and bit him. The man tried to leave after his dog bit the cop — he was arrested for animal endangerment, obstructing the legal process and disorderly conduct and was booked at the Ramsey County Jail. 

 

 

Terroristic threats

A 31-year-old woman called the police Feb. 27 because her 35-year-old boyfriend was chasing her and threatening to beat her up. Officers met the woman and interviewed her; the man was eventually arrested by a neighboring police department and was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for felony terroristic threats.

 

 

Little Canada

Crash, DWI

Deputies responded to a bar parking lot in the 2500 block of Rice Street about a half hour after bar close March 9 on a report of a crash. They arrested a 31-year-old St. Paul man for fourth-degree DWI.

 

Revenge porn

Deputies met March 6 with a Little Canada man who told them pornographic images of him were given to other people without his consent. Police have a suspect and are investigating.

 

 

Mounds View

Second try’s a charm

Police headed to the 2300 block of County Road I in the early morning hours of March 4 on a report of a disorderly man, but couldn’t find him. The officers returned a short while later after another call, this time finding the man in question and arresting him for disorderly conduct and a misdemeanor warrant.

 

Unlicensed dog

An officer headed to the 7800 block of Sunnyside Road the afternoon of March 7 because a dog had bit someone. It turned out the dog was unlicensed, so its owner was ticketed for not getting it a license.

 

 

New Brighton

Burglary

A person in dark clothing with a hood covering their face broke into the Dairy Queen in the 2200 block of Silver Lake Road just after 5 a.m. March 9, as seen on security footage. Officers responded to the business’s alarm sounding, finding the front door’s glass had been broken. The burglar stole about $80 from two cash registers and the store’s safe had been stolen; it likely contained $3,000. A DQ manager said he didn’t suspect any employees in the burglary, and said that the restaurant had been burglarized in the past, noting that someone had apparently attempted to break in a couple weeks prior.

 

Catalytic converter

A man told police March 12 that someone had stolen the catalytic converter and exhaust pipe from his company vehicle back in January as it was parked in the 500 block of Cleveland Avenue. The man said he’d been busy and that’s why he was just then reporting the theft. Scrappers steal the exhaust parts, which can contain valuable metals, to sell to scrap dealers.

 

DWIs

Police came upon a 28-year-old Minneapolis man passed out or snoozing in his running car around 11:30 p.m. in the 700 block of First Avenue NW. He smelled of alcohol and said he’d just shown up and was waiting for his girlfriend. An officer did field sobriety tests with the man, who went on to blow a .156 blood alcohol concentration. The man was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for third-degree DWI.

 

Police stopped a 28-year-old Circle Pines man March 13 on Silver Lake Road at Interstate 694 for an illegal U-turn and expired tabs. The man seemed intoxicated and smelled like alcohol, initially agreeing to take part in field sobriety tests but then stopping, saying the officer should just take him to the police department for a breath test. There, the man blew a .14 blood concentration, and was taken to the Ramsey County Jail to be booked for fourth-degree DWI.

 

Framed for DWI by his brother

A 22-year-old Columbia Heights man showed up at the police station the afternoon of March 6 to report that he’d been incorrectly charged with DWI after the man’s brother gave police his name during a recent traffic stop. The man said his driver’s license had been revoked, and that he needed police help to make things right. The man’s brother was arrested Feb. 15 in New Brighton for DWI; they have similar names, and the brother used the man’s name for booking. Police pulled up the brother’s mugshot, and coupled with the man and his identification, determined that the brother had indeed lied to police about his identity and caused the man to be charged incorrectly. Officers contacted the city attorney to drop the DWI charge against the man and to make it against the brother; police say the brother should also be charged with giving false information to police.

 

 

Shoreview

Weapons

Police stopped a 33-year-old St. Paul man the morning of March 7 in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue. The man was arrested for possession of a stun gun or BB gun by a convicted felon, and was booked at the Ramsey County Jail. Police towed his car.

 

 

St. Anthony

Boosted booze

An employee at the municipal liquor store in the 2700 block of Highway 88 told police Feb. 26 that a person went to buy two bottles of liquor, presenting an ID and a Visa gift card, then bolted with one bottle while ripping the other out of the employee’s hands. It was a loss of $149.98, and the ID presented didn’t appear to belong to the person in question. 

 

Criminal sexual conduct

A 53-year-old man told police Feb. 25 that when he was 12 he’d been sexually assaulted multiple times by a coach. Police investigated and found that the coach has been dead for a number of years. 

 

Meth

Police arrested a 34-year-old man Feb. 26 at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road for fifth-degree drug possession — he had methamphetamine. The man was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

Taken tobacco

A man in the process of buying $356 worth of tobacco Feb. 26 at the Walgreens in the 3700 block of Silver Lake Road was told by the employee helping him that she needed approval to make the sale. The man grabbed everything and ran out of the building without paying for it.

 

Very intoxicated

An officer at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road on Feb. 25 saw a 27-year-old man who was unsteady on his feet. The man said he’d give a breath sample, and blew a .274 blood alcohol concentration, meaning he was quite drunk. The officer took the man to Ramsey County Detox for the evening to sober up.

 

 

Roseville 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• March 9 at Jimmy John’s on County Road C

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• March 7 in the 500 block of Ryan Avenue

• March 8 at Walmart

• March 8 at Rosedale Center

• March 8 at Kohl’s

• March 9 at Cub Foods on Lexington Avenue

• March 9 at Rosedale Center

• March 10 at Walmart

• March 12 at Kohl’s

• March 13 at Har Mar Mall (two reports)

• March 13 at Buffalo Wild Wings

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• March 8 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

• March 9 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

• March 12 in the 2800 block of Snelling Avenue

• March 13 at Motel 6

• March 13 at Radisson Hotel

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• March 7 at U.S. Naval Recruiting Station

• March 7 at Rosedale Center

• March 8 in the 1200 block of Rose Vista Court

• March 8 at Walmart

• March 9 in the 1900 block of County Road D

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• March 7 at Rosedale Center

• March 7 at City Hall

• March 8 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• March 8 at Har Mar Mall

• March 9 at Target

• March 9 at Har Mar Mall

• March 9 at Walmart (two reports)

• March 10 at Rosedale Center

• March 12 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• March 12 at Har Mar Mall

• March 13 at Rosedale Center (two reports)

• March 13 at Kohl’s

 

DWI

Driving while intoxicated was reported:

• March 8 in the 1600 block of County Road C

• March 9 at Larpenteur and Cleveland avenues

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• March 8 at Walmart

• March 8 at Denny’s

• March 9 at Goodwill on County Road B

• March 9 at Har Mar Mall

• March 9 at Rosedale Center (three reports)

• March 9 at Sprint Store on Snelling Avenue

• March 10 at Speedway on Rice Street

• March 10 at Rosedale Center

• March 13 at Caribou Coffee on Larpenteur Avenue

• March 13 at Walmart

 

Robbery

Robbery was reported:

• March 13 at Great Southern Bank

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