Love and car theft in Arden Hills Truck damage in Little Canada

Arrests, Thefts and more 

Arden Hills

 

Love and car theft

The couple was fresh out of jail and they needed some wheels, so the 27-year-old woman and her boyfriend decided to steal a car idling outside a Firehouse Subs in St. Cloud and go. Later that same night of April 26, police caught up with the man and woman in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue — St. Cloud PD had sent out an alert about the stolen car. The woman claimed the owner of the car, who’d ducked in the sandwhich shop for a to-go sub, had let her and the boyfriend borrow the car, but that wasn’t true. The woman, who was behind the wheel, was arrested and held on $10,000 bail; the boyfriend didn’t talk so he walked.

 

Missing card

A couple weeks after his Visa debit card went missing from his desk at Boston Scientific, the 27-year-old cardholder called police to report the theft. The April 26 report happened only after the man noticed 33 fraudulent charges on his account worth $649.81; the thief seemed to be going about his or her business in the Coon Rapids area, getting gas, eating fast food and getting a manicure. Police are investigating.

 

 

 

Falcon Heights

 

DWI accident

Police received a report of a car accident at Larpenteur Avenue and Coffman Street April 21. After officers took the accident report, they arrested one of the drivers, a 48-year-old man from St. Paul, for third-degree DWI. The man had blown a .21 blood alcohol concentration and was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

 

 

Lauderdale

 

Domestic assault

Police responded April 21 to a welfare check and found a 47-year-old woman who told officers she had been physically assaulted by her 55-year-old boyfriend. The police report states the woman was visibly injured; police called an ambulance for the woman but she refused to go to the hospital. The boyfriend had left the scene before officers arrived and an “attempt to locate” message was sent to metro area police.

 

 

Little Canada

 

Bloody mess

Someone broke into a company car as it was parked at a business in the 2900 block of Rice Street sometime before April 29. The suspected disgruntled former employee had made a mess of everything inside the car, leaving paper towels smeared with blood inside it. The vengeful soul also hit the car’s engine compartment, stealing the fuses.

 

Broken coffee pot

An employee at a staffing business in the 2500 block of Rice Street came in early May 2 and found a side door to the business was open. Inside, someone had thrown things around and rummaged through drawers, though nothing was missing or damaged, except for a coffee pot.

 

Burglarus interruptus

A burglar or burglars were stopped in their tracks early in the morning of April 29 by a security alarm as they went about their nefarious business at a construction company in the 3300 block of Rice Street. Police responded to the alarm and headed over, finding the building’s doors and windows unlocked and footprints on the inside and constuction equipment outside, as if someone were planning to come and take it. Nobody from the company wanted to come and secure things so police moved everything inside and called it a night.

 

Truck damage

Police responded to a report of the sound of breaking glass in a parking lot in the 2700 block of Rustic Place in the early hours of April 29. They found a 21-year-old St. Paul man who told deputies he’d just, to paraphrase, messed up the truck. The truck was indeed messed up — it was significantly damaged. The man told police the truck belonged to his girlfriend, or his ex-girlfriend, or the man with whom his girlfriend was cheating — it was never clear — and he was arrested. He was held for 48 hours and released, because no one actually wanted to press charges against him. The next day, a deputy returned to the parking lot where another significantly damaged car was parked. It was unclear what happened to the other car.

 

 

Mounds View

 

‘Car stuff’

A 27-year-old woman’s car was broken into May 3 as it was parked in the 2400 block of County Road I. The prowler made off with a CD player, amp, some fishing gear and other “car stuff,” as stated in the report, a loss of $600.

 

DWI

Police stopped a 32-year-old man for speeding April 29 at Long Lake Road and Ridge Lane and found he was doing more than just going too fast. The man blew over the blood alcohol legal limit so he was arrested for third-degree DWI, no proof of insurance and the speeding.

 

Facebook fraud

A 66-year-old man told police April 28 he was out $4,800 after a Facebook “friend” convinced him to turn over the cash as part of some sort of $50,000 grant scam.

 

Felony warrant

A 49-year-old woman who called police May 1 from the 2900 block of Mounds View Boulevard to report a burglary apparently was also wanted on a felony DWI warrant. While there are no details about the nature of the burglary, the woman was arrested for the warrant, at the request of another police agency.

 

Sears fraud

Scammers used a 64-year-old woman’s Social Security number to open two Sears accounts, racking up $5,900 worth of fraudulent charges. The fraud was reported May 1.

 

Stolen bike for sale

The 14-year-old kid must have been surprised May 2 when he saw a “for sale” ad for his orange, $125 BMX bike, which had been stolen from him six or seven months prior, posted at the Cub Foods in the 7600 block of Edgewood Drive. Police are investigating.

 

 

New Brighton

 

Burglary

Nearly $10,000 worth of jewelry, including a $7,262 wedding ring, was stolen from a residence in the 1300 block of Old Highway 8 following a burglary, according to the couple who lives in the home. Someone forced their way in through the front door during the day of April 24; nothing else seemed to be stolen.

 

Furniture heist

Someone broke into an auto body storage space in the 500 block of County Road D early in the morning of May 1 and stole a mattress, bed frame and chairs. Other items were arrayed outside the space as if the person was planning to come back for a pickup. 

 

Scrapping confusion

A 63-year-old man and his 42-year-old buddy were cited for misdemeanor theft April 19 after they stole about $500 worth of stuff, including a folding table and a motor, from outside an apartment building in the 400 block of Old Highway 8. They were caught on video doing the deed and exiting in a red pickup truck — they said they thought the items had been scrapped because they were sitting beside a dumpster.

 

Technical foul

A couple of basketball players got into it on a court at the LA Fitness in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road May 2. A 29-year-old New Brighton man, who was cited for fifth-degree assault, first threw a ball at a Fridley man’s head, then threw a punch at him, all over a disagreement over a call during a pick-up game. Police showed up and the Fridley man’s face was swollen and red; the 29-year-old man was still hooping when the cops came. He told police he was just defending himself.

 

 

Shoreview

 

Burglary

A couple sleeping the early morning of May 2 at their home in the 4400 block of Snail Lake Boulevard woke to their dog barking and realized someone was in the house. Their daughter looked out the window and saw a man running off; they checked the house and found items from the kitchen had been stolen: a wallet, credit cards, phones and change.

Items from their attached garage were also missing and they figured the prowler had gotten in through its unlocked door. While police were responding to the family’s burglary report, another call came in about a burglary in the area with a matching suspect. In the course of their investigation, police found the wallet of a 39-year-old man and he’s now the prime suspect for both burglaries. He’s yet to be arrested, but police know who they’re looking for.

 

Dog bites manager

A 32-year-old woman, the assistant manager of a housing complex in the 500 block of Harriet Avenue, got bit in the leg by a 22-year-old female resident’s dog while out on a walk May 1. The dog is now sentenced to the woman’s apartment, quarantined for 10 days. The animal control officer is checking up on the dog every other day. 

 

Fraud

A couple in their late-20s reported two unauthorized charges on one of their bank cards April 25 — one for $888 and another for $749. The scammer had ordered expensive electronics from Apple and had them shipped to the couple’s home, apparently with the intent to then nab them off the doorstep, though in both cases, the fraudster failed to intercept the deliveries.

 

Stray ferret bites man

A 25-year-old man called police April 26 to report he’d been bitten by what he thought was a weasel, while in the 2600 block of Hall Street. He killed the animal after it bit him, and the body was turned over to the University of Minnesota to check it for rabies, but not before an animal control officer determined it was a stray ferret.

 

 

St. Anthony

 

Carted out of Cub

Someone managed to leave the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road April 22 with a cart full of stolen food April 22. Store staff managed to give police a description of the thief’s car.

 

DWI

A 33-year-old Minneapolis man blew through a stop sign at 34th Avenue and Silver Lake Road April 23 so police pulled him over. They found he was intoxicated, blowing a .18 blood alchohol concentration. The man was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for second-degree DWI, driving with a revoked license, speeding and for failing to stop at the stop sign.

 

Habitual barking

Someone called police April 17 to report dogs barking all night in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road. Police investigated and heard the dogs bark for 10-minutes straight — the 59-year-old owner of the dogs wasn’t home, though, so police mailed her a citaiton for “habitual barking.” The same scenario also played out April 23, earning the dog owner another habitual barking ticket.

 

Hit and run

A 64-year-old man dipped out on an accident in which he was involved April 20; the other party in the accident, a 45-year-old man, called police to report the hit and run that took place in the 2900 block of 37th Avenue. The younger man had photos of the older man and his car. Police mailed the 64-year-old citations for driving with a cancelled license and misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident.

 

Lock your car

A 52-year-old man told police April 22 unknown people had rummaged through two of his cars while they were parked in the 3500 block of Coolidge. Neither car was locked. Nothing appeared to have been stolen.

 

Neglected purse

While perusing the thrift store in the 2900 block of Pentagon Drive April 21, a 65-year-old woman set her purse down and forgot about it. When she went to retrieve it, the purse was gone. Missing along with the handbag is $340 cash, the woman’s credit and ID cards and her keys.

 

Slashed tires

A 33-year-old man told police someone slashed tires on two of his cars as they were parked in a lot in the 2500 block of Silver Lane overnight into April 17. The damage to the three tires is estimated at $300.

 

Stolen hair

A person identified as a 33-year-old woman swiped a hair extension valued at $19.99 from the beauty supply store in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue April 18. Police looked around the area and found the woman, who denied the theft. Police are investigating.

 

 

Roseville 

 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• April 26 at SuperAmerica on Lexington Avenue

• April 28 at Rosedale Center

• April 28 at Caribou Coffee on Snelling Avenue

• May 1 in the 2300 block of Woodbridge Street

• May 2 at Walgreens on Rice Street

 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• April 26 in the 2900 block of Cleveland Avenue

• April 29 in the 3000 block of Sandy Hook Drive

• May 1 in the 2900 block of Fairview Avenue

• May 2 in the 4400 block of Snail Lake Boulevard

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• April 26 in the 1800 block of North Gluek Lane

• April 26 at Har Mar Mall

• April 26 at Rosedale Center

• April 26 in the 1000 block of Lovell Avenue

• April 26 in the 2400 block of Prior Avenue

• April 26 at Key Inn

• April 26 at Jimmy John’s on County Road C

• April 27 in the 1700 block of Fernwood Avenue

• April 27 at City Hall

• April 27 at KFC on Snelling Avenue

• April 27 at Rosedale Center

• April 27 in the 1100 block of Ryan Avenue

• April 28 in the 500 block of County Road B

• April 28 at Rosedale Center

• April 28 at Juut Salonspa

• April 28 at Target

• April 28 at Kohl’s

• April 28 at TCF Bank on County Road B

• April 29 at Kohl’s

• April 29 at Target

• May 1 in the 2800 block of Snelling Avenue

• May 1 at Rosedale Center

• May 1 in the 2000 block of Iona Lane

• May 2 in the 2800 block of Snelling Avenue

• May 2 at Juut Salonspa

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• April 27 in the 2800 block of Asbury Street

• April 27 in the 1300 block of Terrace Drive

• April 27 in the 2700 block of Fairview Avenue

• April 27 in the 2600 block of Marion Street

• April 28 at Rosedale Center

• April 29 in the 3100 block of Old Highway 8

• April 29 in the 1900 block of County Road D

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• April 29 in the 200 block of County Road C2

• April 29 in the 3000 block of Sandy Hook Drive

• April 29 in the 3000 block of Farrington Court

• April 29 in the 400 block of South McCarrons Boulevard

• April 29 at Rosedale Center

• May 1 at Oxford Street and County Road C

• May 1 at Red Lobster

• May 1 at Rosedale Center

• May 2 at Chili’s

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• April 26 at Kohl’s

• April 27 at Har Mar Mall

• April 27 at Target

• April 29 at Rosedale Center

• April 29 at Target

• May 1 at Rosedale Center

• May 1 at Target

• May 2 at Rosedale Center

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• April 26 at Rosedale Center

• April 28 at Rosedale Center

• April 29 at SuperAmerica on Rice Street

• April 29 at Rosedale Center

• April 29 at Roselawn Cemetery

• April 30 at Perkins on County Road B

• May 1 at Radisson Hotel

• May 1 at Motel 6

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• April 27 at Rosedale Center

• April 29 in the 1100 block of Skillman Avenue

• May 1 in the 1300 block of Terrace Drive

• May 1 in the 1000 block of Larpenteur Avenue

 

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