South-West Review police reports published July 8th, 2019

Mendota Heights

DWI 

Officers responded to a driving complaint near the intersection of Highway 62 and Lexington Avenue June 21. The driver showed signs of being under the influence of narcotics. 

 

A man was arrested for DWI after being pulled over June 22 near the intersection of Wachtler Avenue and Riverside Lane.

 

Oh boy

Police were dispatched to a home June 23 on the report of a juvenile male who was out of control and breaking things inside the home. The juvenile, who fled on foot prior to officer’s arrival, was upset over losing Xbox privileges – the juvenile was cited for damage to property.

 

Switcharoo

On June 24, officers responded to a single vehicle accident at the intersection of Delaware Avenue and Salem Church Road. While en route, officers learned the driver had ran. Upon arrival, a different man claimed to be the driver and provided false information about the man who had left. Officers found the real driver nearby, who was cited for driving without a license, and the other man was cited for obstruction.

 

Eggs

A report came in June 25 from the 500 block of Miriam Street about a house that had been egged.

 

That wasn’t me

A woman received a notice from her bank June 26 that someone was attempting to open credit cards in her name, which were denied. She later found out that her entire identity had been stolen, including her phone number.

 

Inside job

On June 26 a woman called police to report an employee had been stealing money from her.

 

West St. Paul

Stolen tire

A call came in from a business June 26 to report that after moving cars to a lot in the 1700 block of Oakdale Avenue, someone stole a tire off a car.

 

Possible fraud

A woman told police June 27 she believed her identity had been stolen. She called a company using Google and spoke with staff who said they couldn’t help her because their computers were down. She believed she provided her Social Security number, but when she called the same number later the staff reported no record of her call. The woman believed her first call may have been intercepted.

 

Adult time 

The lights on a property in the 1500 block of Oakdale Avenue were on early in the morning July 27. Police found a vehicle with occupants having “adult time” away from their apartments. They agreed to find a more suitable indoor area to continue.

 

Throwing fireworks

A woman called police June 27 to report someone was throwing fireworks from their vehicle at people as they were parked in the 1700 block of Robert Street.

 

Just so ya know

On June 28, a man reported someone jacked up his car and cut something off the muffler as the vehicle was parked in the 1500 block of Bellows Street. He didn’t want to file a theft report but wanted officers aware of what happened.

 

Fight

Two men got into a fight June 28 at a business on the 1100 block of Robert Street. The manager was trying to break up the fight as a customer called police. One man told police the other party said something disrespectful about his girlfriend. They got into an argument and when the man swung at him the pair got into a fight. 

 

For the metal

Someone stole a catalytic converter – which is often stolen and sold for the metals inside it — from a vehicle parked in the 1400 block of Bidwell Street as reported June 29. 

 

Jumping fences

A black lab jumped out of a fenced back yard in the 1200 block of Bidwell street July 30 and was sitting in the front yard. The dog lives there but the owners were not home, so someone called fearing it may run away. Officers found the dog and put it back into its yard.

 

Closed

An officer was monitoring the intersection of Charlton Street and Wentworth Avenue June 30 for traffic driving around construction barriers. The officer talked with a handful of drivers about driving around and through construction zones.

 

That time of year

With the Fourth of July holiday, there were several reports of illegal fireworks.

 

 

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