South-West Review police reports published June 10th, 2019

Inver Grove Heights

Warrant arrest

Officers saw suspicious activity near the 5400 block of Robert Trail May 29 and a 19-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding warrant.


On May 30, officers located a man with an active warrant on Holman Avenue and the 25-year-old was arrested.


A woman was arrested for an outstanding warrant May 31 in the 6100 block of Carmen Avenue.



A driving complaint came in May 29 from the 6600 block of River Road and a man was arrested for DWI after being pulled over.


Stolen drugs

A man reported that some of his Oxycontin was stolen from his apartment May 29. He knew of no suspects but needed a police report to get a refill.


Run away

Officers responded to a warrant check on Holman Avenue May 29 — one man fled on foot.


Too young

Two 19-year-olds and a 20-year-old were cited for underage consumption of alcohol May 30 after officers were called to the 6900 block of Claude Avenue.



Officers were dispatched May 31 to the 5500 block of Bishop Avenue on a report of theft.


Multiple charges

On May 31, officers were dispatched to an accident with injures, and a 58-year-old man was arrested for criminal vehicular operation and DWI.



A 21-year-old woman was arrested for domestic assault June 2.


Active burglary

Officers responded to the 7500 block of Concord Boulevard on a report of suspicious activity, which ended up being an active burglary.


Too much to drink

A 42-year-old was transported to an area hospital June 3 after officers were called to the 3600 block of 73rd Court for an intoxicated man.



A traffic stop was conducted at the intersection of Robert Trail and Mendota Road and a 38-year-old man was arrested for fifth-degree drug possession.


Not your cars

On June 5, officers located two stolen vehicles in the 5000 block of Babcock Trail — a 25-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman were arrested. 


Mendota Heights

Still don’t get it

An officer responded to the 2200 block of Bent Tree Lane May 24 on a report of a burglary. Sometime overnight, someone went through an unlocked car in the driveway and opened the garage — the owner believed the only thing stolen was the garage door opener.


Not allowed

On May 24, an officer conducted a traffic stop for equipment violation in the 2000 block of Dodd Road. The officer could smell marijuana from the vehicle and discovered marijuana and marijuana oil after a search.


Lots of thieves

A number of people riding a bus stole from a business May 24 in the 1200 block of Mendota Heights Road. The bus left but was stopped by officers, however, they were unable to confirm the suspects identification and the reporting party was unable to determine what had been stolen.



A vehicle was pulled over May 25 at Highway 62 and Hiawatha Avenue for speeding and swerving. The officer could smell alcohol on the driver’s breath and conducted a field sobriety test. The driver was arrested for DWI and booked for felony DWI test refusal.


An officer checked for injuries following a crash on northbound Interstate 35E at Highway 13 May 25. One vehicle had crashed into a median wall and the driver appeared to be impaired. The officer conducted a field sobriety test and arrested the driver for DWI.


That’s not you

A customer at a business in the 1300 block of Highway 13 attempted to use a credit card that was declined May 26. It was later found the credit card may have not belonged to her.


Reason to run

On May 26, an officer saw a vehicle on Highway 13 and Watchler Avenue where one of the occupants wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. The vehicle displayed a 21-day temporary sticker in the back window. The driver attempted to evade the officer but stopped. There were suspected narcotics and stolen property located in the vehicle.



On May 27, four men robbed another man at gun point and stole his wallet in the 2000 block of Dodd Road.



Officers were called to the 900 block of Sibley Memorial Highway May 29 for a reported fire burning near the railroad tracks. Someone had set the fire and left before officers arrived, but the person who called it in wrote down their license plate number.


Not very nice

A woman told police May 29 she lost her phone in the 1100 block of Highway 13. It was found by another person, but that person wouldn’t return it to the woman without a reward.


Double dip

An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Delaware Avenue May 29 for having no license plate, swerving and speeding. The officer could smell alcohol coming from the vehicle and conducted a field sobriety test. The driver was arrested for DWI and also had a warrant out of Ramsey County for DWI.


Not cheap

A man told police May 30 that someone vandalized his truck overnight as it was parked in the 1400 block of Clement Street — the truck had an estimated $8,000 worth of damage.


South St. Paul

Helping hand

On May 30, South St. Paul police were dispatched to the 1000 block of Concord Street to assist the Brooklyn Center Police Department in looking for a man. South St. Paul officers did locate the man in question and he was arrested and turned over to Brooklyn Center PD.


Stolen camera

The owner of an apartment building on Park Street called police May 30 to report a theft. She said two people somehow entered the building and stole tools and a spray gun, as well as her new security camera.


Warrant arrest

On June 1, an officer conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Hardman Avenue and Interstate 494. The woman who was driving told the officer she didn’t have current insurance. A search of her name showed a revoked driver’s license and a misdemeanor warrant out of Ramsey County for which she was arrested.


Let problems float away

An officer responded to the South St. Paul boat launch June 1 to check on the welfare of a man floating on a log out in the water. The man didn’t appear to be in any distress and agreed to swim back to shore. The officer recognized the man — he had a warrant out for his arrest — so he was taken into custody.


Smash and grab

A woman reported June 4 that a window had been broken on her vehicle as it was parked at Kaposia Landing. She told officers she parked her car, went for a walk and when she returned, the passenger window was broken. Her bag, containing a calendar, spare house key and possibly some mail, was stolen. 


West St. Paul

Not stolen but found

A woman found mail discarded in a parking lot on Oakdale Avenue May 29. The mail will be resent to the proper people — one package was open but its contents were still inside it.


Multiple calls again

Multiple calls came May 29 from a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street. The first was a customer who reported a fight in the parking lot. A second came when an employee believed a man in the bathroom was possibly shoplifting, because he was going through things in the stall. A third call involved a 60-year-old man who passed all points of sale and exited the store with an airbed for which he didn’t pay. He was arrested for two outstanding warrants and theft.


I live here

A woman called police May 30 after seeing someone climb in the window of an apartment on Ottawa Avenue. An officer spoke with the man who’d climbed in. He said he forgot his keys and climbed in the window when he was locked out — the man did live in the unit.


Where’s my car?

On May 31, a man called police after discovering his car, which had been parked on Haskell Street right off Robert, was missing. An officer told the man his car was towed because it was blocking the driveway of another resident.


Friendly visit

An officer showed his squad car to numerous children and spoke with parents who were at a park on Gorman Avenue June 1.


Rescued fox

An injured fox was stuck in a backyard in the 1300 block of Cherokee Avenue June 3. An officer left a message with the woman who reported it with the number of wildlife resources. The fox was captured and transported to a rehab center.


Chill pill

A customer wouldn’t leave a drive-thru on Robert Street June 3 and was swearing at an employee, who called police. The driver told police he was upset at the manager, because his order was taking too long. He was advised to go somewhere else.


What’s suspicious here?

Late June 3, a call came from the 1000 block of Humboldt Avenue from someone who saw two people and a homeowner unloading items out of a large truck. The homeowner had been unloading furniture out of the truck earlier that morning. The anonymous caller thought it was odd the two people and homeowner were unloading the truck. According to the report, there was no crime, but the caller was upset officers didn’t respond. An officer did talk with the homeowner about the truck obstructing traffic and it was moved.



A customer pulled a knife on a bartender at a drinking hole on Stryker Avenue June 4. The customer was possibly intoxicated and was upset because he thought the bartender took his keys. The bartender was holding the man down and customers were trying to help when police arrived.


Armed robbery 

Two men robbed an auto shop on Smith Avenue June 4. The caller, who was the owner, said the men, one of which had a gun, left on foot. The robbers told the owner and three customers inside they would kill them if the police were called. Police set up a perimeter but did not find the men.


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