South-West Review police reports published June 3rd, 2019

Inver Grove Heights


Officers were called to the 6600 block of River Road for an assault in progress on May 22; a 24-year-old man was arrested as a result.



On May 22, officers responded to the 5400 block of Babcock Trail for a call about suspicious activity. A 40-year-old man was arrested for DWI after investigation.


 A 35-year-old man was arrested for DWI May 23 in the 6000 block of Babcock Trail.


Multiple whoops

A 30-year-old woman was arrested for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and an outstanding warrant May 24 near the 6600 block of Carmen Avenue.



Officers responded to the 7800 block of Amana Trail for a theft in progress May 24 and arrested a 19-year-old man.


Double trouble

A traffic stop was conducted May 27 at the intersection of South Robert Trail and Cliff Road. A 39-year-old man was cited for driving after revocation, and a 29-year-old woman was arrested for multiple warrants along with giving false information to police.


Shouldn’t have that

A 23-year-old man was arrested for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance May 28 after being pulled over for a traffic stop near the intersection of Carmen Avenue and 65th Street.


Mendota Heights

Smashed out window

An officer responded to a call about a theft from a motor vehicle May 10 in the 1000 block of Sibley Memorial Highway. The reporting party said his window had been smashed and items were missing.



On May 11, officers responded to the 1000 block of Ridgewood Drive on a call of a vehicle off the road and someone trying to push it out. The driver was suspected to be under the influence of alcohol and had a misdemeanor warrant; they were arrested.



A woman near the 2000 block of Heritage Drive called police May 11 to report her van as stolen. Initially there was no tow record, but a few days later it came up as having been towed. The woman who owned it told police she found it at a tow yard in Minneapolis. The vehicle had been towed at the request of a property management company.


Angry drunk

Officers were dispatched to the 1000 block of Northland Drive for a report of an intoxicated woman who was throwing things May 11. The woman was arrested for second-degree assault.



On May 12, officers got a call about a large number of guns found by a hiker near the 1000 block of Sibley Memorial Highway. Officers located and collected the weapons — one was found to be stolen out of Inver Grove Heights.


So not cool

It was reported May 13 that a vase had been stolen from a gravesite in the 2000 block of Lexington Avenue. 


Damaged mirror 

A man had thrown a watering can at a passing vehicle May 15 because he believed it to be speeding, causing damage to a side mirror. The parties agreed to a civil arrangement for repair.


Lucky break

On May 17, officers responded to a burglary alarm in the 2000 block of Dodd Road. The officers found marks on a door but did not locate anyone.


Warrant arrest

A traffic stop was conducted near the 800 block of Highway 13 May 17 for an equipment violation. The driver had an active warrant and was taken into custody.


South St. Paul

Poor driving

On May 22, an officer clocked a vehicle going 51 mph in a 35 mph zone on Concord Street near Butler Avenue. The officer pulled the vehicle over and could smell alcohol from inside it. The woman who was driving said she was trying to get to her boyfriend’s house and denied drinking. Another officer arrived and saw a four-pack of beer with three missing in the back seat. Field sobriety tests were performed and the driver blew a .213. The woman was placed under arrest.


Don’t come back

Officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Sixth Street May 23 for a trespassing complaint. Officers made contact with the property manager and found a man who had been banned from the property the previous day hiding in a closet in one of the units. 


Sticky fingers

A call came in May 24 from a business on Hardman Avenue about an employee who had allegedly stolen some phones. The employee had gotten into an argument with a manager and while being escorted out of the business, took cell phones from two other employees. The theft was caught on camera. The man was cited for misdemeanor theft.


Warrant arrest

While on routine patrol, an officer saw a vehicle make a turn from Southview Boulevard onto 15th Avenue without signaling May 26. The officer pulled the vehicle over, and after talking with the driver about failing to signal, was walking back to his vehicle when he saw a woman hiding under some clothes in the back of the vehicle. She had an active warrant and was placed under arrest.


Another bad employee

An assistant manager for a business on Grand Avenue called police May 27 after a woman, who was an employee, refused to leave and broke his phone. The assistant manager told police the woman had allegedly been standing around and he told her she needed to start working or she’d be sent home. He clocked her out, but she clocked back in and refused to leave. The woman became upset when she was told to leave and began throwing food on the floor and knocked his phone out of his hands twice, breaking it. Turns out, the woman had an active felony warrant and was mailed a citation for disorderly conduct and misdemeanor damage to property.


Slashed tired

A woman told police May 27 that sometime overnight, all four of her tires were slashed on her vehicle parked in the 700 block of 19th Avenue.



An officer pulled a vehicle over on Concord Street May 27 after noticing a variety of equipment violations. The driver was found to have an active warrant and was arrested. The passenger also had an active warrant and was arrested. Besides the warrants, a search of the vehicle revealed three glass pipes with suspected narcotics residue. A backpack belonging to the driver had two bags of suspected marijuana, numerous pen tubes, several pieces of aluminum foil and a bag of suspected heroin. Another bag belonging to the driver contained pills, and more glass pipes were found in a third bag.


West St. Paul

Count to 100

A robbery occurred May 21 in the 1500 block of Robert Street. The suspect threatened employees with a gun and told them to count to 100 before calling. 



A man called police May 21 after he thought his vehicle was missing from a lot on Marie Avenue. There was no tow record for the vehicle. An officer drove around the apartment building and located the vehicle in a lot at the building behind the caller’s. The man told police a friend had driven the car last and must have parked in the wrong lot.


Don’t do it again

An officer saw a man drive past a Do Not Enter sign and then travel against traffic on Thompson and Oakdale avenues May 23. The driver was on their way to work and had not encountered the recent construction sign at the intersection before. 


Little late

A man was out mowing his lawn around 11 p.m., May 23 on Deppe Street. A woman who called police said she told him he couldn’t do it that late at night. He said he’d been cited by the city for unmown grass and yelled at her to call the police. An officer advised the man to not mow so late at night.



On May 26, a man reported that someone with a knife broke into his garage on Westview Drive. The man told police that the person was inside the garage when he came to get some tools and ran off with a roofing nailer after trying to stab the man and pushing him into a pile of roof vents.  



A woman hid a portable cell phone charger and cord in her purse and walked past all the check-outs and exited a store in the 1600 block of Robert Street without paying for them May 26 — she was issued a trespass notice and cited for theft.



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