South-West Review police reports published September 9, 2018

South-West Review police reports published September 9, 2018 for Inver Grove Heights, Mendota Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul


Inver Grove Heights

Warrant arrest

Police responded to the 6000 block of Bacon Avenue Aug. 23 on the report of a suspicious man. A 41-year-old man was arrested for outstanding warrant. 



On Aug. 24, officers conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of Upper 55th Street and Cahill Avenue. The driver, a 50-year-old woman, was found to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested for DWI.


Stabby stabby

Officers responded to an Allina Clinic Aug. 26 on the report of a man with a stab wound to his leg. The man reported being stabbed during an altercation with two men in the area of the 1800 block of 55th Street. The man was brought to Regions Hospital.


Hit and run

On Aug. 27, officers were dispatched to the 3200 block of 70th Street for a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle, which fled the scene. The vehicle was not located and the man who had been hit was taken to Regions Hospital with minor injuries.  


Card fraud

The department received information from the Rosemount Police Department Aug. 28 regarding financial card transaction fraud that occurred in Inver Grove Heights. The Rosemount police had identified a suspect. 


Stolen radiators

A business owner reported Aug. 29 seeing a man driving a white Chevrolet Avalanche that had stolen two radiators from behind his business. Rosemount police checked the address of the registered owner but no one was home. The vehicle had a yellow temp tag on the back, so it is likely the registered owner no longer owns the vehicle the registered owner did not match the description of the suspect.


Joy ride

Officers found a stolen vehicle Aug. 29 at the intersection of Dawn Way and 61st Street. After a short pursuit, the vehicle stopped and juvenile passengers fled from the vehicle. The passengers were eventually located and the juvenile driver was identified. Charges are pending. 


No driving for you

A traffic stop was conducted in the 7000 block of Cahill Avenue Aug. 31. The 27-year-old man driving had a revoked driver’s license and a small amount of marijuana. He was issued a citation and released from the scene.


Foul play or ghost?

A woman in the 5800 block of Carmen Avenue reported Aug. 31 finding her computer moved when she returned home from being gone for the day.


Stolen shoes

A call came in Sept. 1 from the 4800 block of Bissett Lane from a woman who reported her car had been entered overnight and a pair of shoes was stolen.


Multiple charges

Officers found stolen property at the intersection of 70th Street and Robert Trail Sept. 5. A 41-year-old man was arrested for receiving stolen property, fifth-degree drug possession and for possessing ammunition while being a felon. A 26-year-old woman was arrested for false information and warrants. 


Mendota Heights


On Aug. 25, a vehicle was pulled over in the area of Lexington and Cullen avenues that was driving on the shoulder. The driver failed sobriety field testing and was placed under arrest for DWI. The driver was arrested and transported to Dakota County Jail for DWI and for having an open bottle in the vehicle. 


Warrant arrest

An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of Highway 62 and Lexington Avenue Aug. 26, because the vehicle’s registered owner showed to have a warrant. Officers arrested the passenger, who was the owner, as well as the driver, who was driving without a driver’s license and violating an order for protection against the passenger.


Wrestling match

Officers responded Aug. 28 for a fight between an intoxicated son and his father. Once on scene, police found the father and son were walking back to the house after having wrestled in the street. Officers detained the son who was eventually arrested for domestic assault, under 21 liquor consumption and violation of an order for protection.


Stolen letters

On Aug. 29, a woman reported that her daughter placed personal letters in a mailbox of a home in the 2000 block of Theresa Street. The woman saw a suspicious vehicle near the mail box and then later the letters were missing.


Scared away

Officers were dispatched to the 700 block of Apache Lane on a report of multiple people going through a car Aug. 30. The homeowner was able to scare the individuals off before anything was stolen. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate any of the suspects.  


South St. Paul

Stolen bike

A kid reported his bike stolen from a friend’s house in the 300 block of Park Lane Aug. 27. He told an officer he parked his bike next to a tree in the front yard like he had many times before. While the kids were at another neighbor’s house, the bike disappeared. 


Scam call

A woman received a message on her phone telling her to call a number back, which was left by a woman, She called the number back and spoke with a man, who had a foreign accent. The man said a vehicle in her name had been in an accident near the Mexican border near El Paso, Texas and blood and drugs were found in the car. The caller recited personal information, including the woman’s correct social security number. The woman answered several questions before she realized it was most likely a scam. Police told the woman to contact the Social Security Administration to report the apparent identity theft. 


West St. Paul

Move along

A customer was refusing to leave and being verbally abusive Aug. 29 in a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street South. The assistant manger, who called police, thought the woman may have been on drugs, as she was talking about killing people and not making sense. Officers arrived on scene and told the woman to move along. 


Didn’t order that

A woman reported Aug. 30 having issues with her mail and receiving bills for someone buying an iPhone under her name. She was also receiving strange packages. The caller had already contacted the post office and FedEx. 


Primal instincts

On Aug. 31, police received a call from a woman in the area of Stryker and Logan avenues who said her neighbor’s cats kept being let out and killing animals in the backyard.


Fight or party?

A call came in Sept. 1 about people outside an apartment complex in the 2000 block of Christensen Avenue fighting. The caller said they heard something about a gun and shooting someone. When officers arrived, the group was still arguing but no weapons were found. Upon arrival, another group of six to eight people were on the balcony of an apartment who were being loud and appeared to be partying. An officer advised them to keep the noise down.


Not here

A woman called police Sept. 4 after people kept coming onto her property in the 800 block of Smith Avenue looking for BIRD Scooters, a type of scooter ride-share program. She said her neighbor had a business renting scooters, but the app shows they are on her property. She told police people look to turn in BIRD Scooters and creep around her property because that is where the app says they are. She was told to call the police if people are suspicious and to call the company to see what can be done about fixing the issue.

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