Clinics burgled in St. Anthony

Clinics burgled in St. Anthony

Three laptop computers a video recorder, three tablets, a camera and an undetermined amount of cash are now in unknown hands following break-ins at sports physical therapy and medical specialty clinics April 29 in the 2600 block of 39th Avenue N.E.

Arden Hills Mounds View New Brighton North Oaks St. Anthony Shoreview Vadnais Heights

Arden Hills


Street robbery
• A man looking for deal on a cell phone found one May 11 on Craigslist and took part of the advice commonly given — meet in a public place — but he ignored the other part “bring a friend.” While the 43-year-old victim was inspecting a pair of Samsung phones — one in each hand — one of the two sellers he was meeting in the parking lot of a Snelling Avenue steakhouse slugged him in the face. The victim ran onto Old Hwy. 10 where the suspects assaulted him again and grabbed his wallet. A resident saw the pair running through a backyard and saw at least one of them enter a house, so he called 911. Three occupants were brought to a “show-up” and one was positively identified. The 19-year-old Arden Hills man was booked at the jail on a felony aggravated robbery charge.

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Mounds View


• One guy couldn’t wait until he got to the bar and started drinking in the parking lot. The other guy couldn’t wait until he was 21. Both Mahtomedi men, ages 21 and 20, were arrested outside the hotel and nightclub in the 2200 block of County Hwy. 10 just after midnight May 3 on a variety of liquor violations including consumption of alcohol in public, a minor in possession of alcohol and consumption of alcohol by a minor.
• A South St. Paul woman was arrested just after midnight May 4 at Clifton Drive and Hwy. Avenue for felony DWI based on her previous offenses. The 43-year-old was booked at the jail where she awaits the results of a urine test; integral to helping determine the amount of time she will spend behind bars.

• It sounds redundant, really, but two couches and two televisions went missing from a single apartment May 3 in the 5400 block of Jackson Drive.
• A burglar smashed in the basement window of a residence in the 2300 block of Hillview Road May 4, scooping up $600 worth of earrings, a bracelet and a necklace, once inside. Pawnshops have been alerted.

Illegal dumping
• Officers tracked down the dumpers who dumped the mattress, television and TV stand in the dumpster behind the apartment building May 7 in the 7600 block of Woodlawn Drive. As long as the dumpers removed the items from the dumpster, they would not be charged with illegal dumping, an officer told them. The dumpers then removed the dumped items from the dumpster and sure enough, were not charged with illegal dumping.

Forces of darkness
• A thief succumbed to the forces of darkness by sneaking into a Bronson Drive backyard overnight May 3 and stealing a kid’s playhouse. “And I want it returned,” the homeowner told an officer. She had picked up the plastic structure at a garage sale a while back for $10.


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New Brighton


Dog in hot water
• Police were called the afternoon of May 1 concerning a white dog on Thorndale Avenue that “almost attacked a pregnant lady and is now chasing an elderly lady down the street,” according to the police report. The dog was confronted by a third resident who poured hot water on the animal. At that point the dog threw in the towel and was last seen heading back to its yard on Thorndale near Pike Lake Drive. The owner was cited for “dog at large.”

That’s a relief
• A solicitor for a cable company watering the shrubbery in full view of a residential neighborhood, not to mention Bel Air Elementary School, was cited for disorderly conduct the afternoon of May 9, after a resident called police. “I don’t have a car and needed to pee,” the solicitor told an officer, understandably not wanting to knock on a door. He was cited for disorderly conduct.

• A tree service hired by a Heritage Lane resident dropped a tree into power lines May 13 bringing the lines down, breaking one pole in half and damaging another. Xcel Energy was called. The tree service was not licensed by the city nor was it registered as a business in the state. Police documented a variety of commercial vehicle violations regarding the tree service truck and forwarded the list to the Minnesota State Patrol. The truck driver was cited for no proof of insurance. Residents needing tree work are advised to use the New Brighton website to access a list of tree contractors licensed by the city.

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North Oaks


There goes Bailey
• Old Bailey wasn’t ready for this one. He was peacefully residing inside his wire crate in the back of a pickup truck April 29 when the truck T-boned a car in the intersection of County Hwy. 96 and Hodgson Road. A lad, age 5, in a car seat, was injured as well as the truck driver. The teenage miniature dachshund went airborne, with the crate, doing a 360-degree flip along with the pickup truck. All are recovering. No tags were issued.

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St. Anthony


• She’s just 20 but is already racking up a long sheet. Misdemeanor arrest warrants out of Blue Earth and Scott counties as well as new charges of expired vehicle registration and providing a fake driver’s license after she was pulled over at St. Anthony Boulevard and Silver Lake Road sealed the woman’s fate May 2 at the Hennepin County Jail.

• A large amount of electrical wiring went missing April 29 from a construction site in the 2500 block of Kenzie Terrace. A word to the thief: you could visit other construction sites and attempt to sell the wire, creating the likelihood of it being reported and you going to jail on a felony possession of stolen property charge, or, you could strip the insulation off the hundreds of feet of wire, chop it up and take it to a scrap metal dealer, cashing it in for around a dollar a pound, or, you could get a job.

• A shaky-handed suspect forged a prescription for a fifth-degree controlled substance May 4 and attempted to pass it at a drugstore in the 3700 block of Silver Lake Road. He was caught, arrested and booked at the Ramsey County Jail on a felony narcotics charge.

Fully kroizoned
• The unwelcome mat was out for a well-oiled woman May 4 outside a trailer in the 2500 block of Lowry Avenue. Officers responding to a possible domestic incident learned that the 36-year-old was so furschnickered she was not welcome inside. After testing .20 percent BAC, the drunk was transported to a hospital to get right.

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Nocturnal vehicle rummaging
• A fussy prowler rummaged through two unlocked vehicles in the driveway of a residence in the 4300 block of Snail Lake Boulevard overnight May 12, but didn’t take anything.

Only the beginning?
• Given the recent headlines, this may be a harbinger. A guest at a hotel in the 1000 block of Gramsie Road went to dinner May 8, stopped at a station to fill up her tank and returned to the hotel for the night. In the morning she noticed her gas tank door open and the cap gone, along with $70 worth of fuel.

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Vadnais Heights


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