Bank robber is asked for I.D. in St. Anthony

Bank robber is asked for I.D. in St. Anthony

Do you feel like you get asked for your I.D. a lot? This guy probably does. When the would-be robber at the bank in the 3800 block of Silver Lake Road handed the teller a note demanding money on May 9, she told him that would be a “transaction” and that she needed to see identification for a transaction. The suspect grabbed the note and left the bank. The FBI is investigating.

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Arden Hills

Incident at Shamrock Park
• The pair of intoxicated 24-year-olds drove away from the bar May 9 while continuing to argue over a woman who was not on the scene, until the driver put the vehicle in the ditch at County Road I and Hamline Avenue. Then they walked a half-dozen blocks to Shamrock Park at Snelling Avenue and Oakwood Terrace and continued the confrontation until a deputy happened upon the scene. Meanwhile, another deputy found the vehicle in the ditch, and the two, putting two and two together, checked the vehicle owner and driver who tested .22 percent BAC on the PBT. The Gem Lake man, who had a previous DWI conviction, was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for second-degree DWI. The vehicle in the ditch was impounded for forfeiture and the passenger from Shoreview was taken to Ramsey County Detox.

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Mounds View

• Police responded to a report of suspicious doings in the wee hours of May 12 in the 5400 block of Landmark Circle. Youths scrambled when they saw the lights. Three locals — two boys age 16, and a 14-year-old girl — and a 16-year-old boy out of St. Paul were cited for fleeing police and curfew violations. Parents were called.
• The Rule of Three applies to citations, as well. A 17-year-old local girl was cited at 2 a.m. May 15 in the 2700 block of County Hwy. 10 for driving without a license, underage possession of tobacco and a curfew violation.
• A man in a truck who ran down his pregnant girlfriend in the parking lot of a nightclub in the 2200 block of County Hwy. 10 May 15, was arrested the next day. The 25-year-old Coon Rapids man was jailed on felony charges of first-and second-degree assault. The victim, 18, is recovering from a fractured skull. The fetus, “appears healthy,” according to a police report.

• When the frivolities ended and the visitors exited the apartment in the 5400 block of Jackson Drive just after midnight May 10, a bottle of Concerta went missing. The ADHD stimulant will be a difficult one to abuse: Concerta is an “extended,” or slow release drug. The prescription medication is valued at $30.

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New Brighton

“Really dumb”
• This pair came all the way from North Dakota to be arrested for stealing greeting cards at a convenience store May 8 in the 200 block of Fifth Street N.W.  “I feel really dumb,” the 32-year-old Fargo female told the officer who was called to the scene by the store manager who observed the untoward activity. She was in no condition to drive, according to the police report, and her West Fargo partner in crime, a 33-year-old man, had a suspended license, so a friend picked them up. The cards, valued at $26.95, were recovered.

• The pair of earrings she left in her vehicle in plain sight cost $8 but the new window will be $300. The incident happened the evening of May 16 in the parking lot of a fitness club in the 1100 block of Silver Lake Road.
• The raised red flag on your curbside mailbox alerts both the mail thieves and the mail clerks that there is outgoing mail to be picked up, it’s just a matter of who gets there first. On May 16 it was the thief that arrived first, otherwise we wouldn’t be writing about it. A 75-year-old mom was sending the checks she received from her children on Mothers’ Day to the bank. One $75 check was altered to read $800 before it was cashed. Residents are advised to use secure mailboxes when mailing anything to do with your personal financial information.

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North Oaks


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St. Anthony

• A thief ran out of a grocery store in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road April 29 carrying an undetermined amount of merchandise and jumped in his vehicle while the security camera recorded his license plate information. The registered owner was mailed a citation for misdemeanor theft.

Nocturnal vehicle rummaging
• Now this is something the prowler can use — a flashlight. It went missing from the glove box of an unlocked vehicle overnight May 6 in the 2700 block of Pahl Avenue. The loss was estimated at $5.

• Officers responded to an alarm following a forced entry burglary May 8 of a garage in the 3000 block of Townview Avenue.  A computer and a jar of change were taken. Hmm, jar of change, in the garage.

Unhappy customer?
• Or maybe just off his meds. A man was in the parking lot of a business May 7, screaming and threatening employees. the 39-year-old was trespassed from the business and told not to return.

• A man was found laying in the parking lot of an apartment complex May 8 in the 3200 block of Diamond Lake Terrace. The 32-year-old, who tested .28 percent BAC, was scraped up and transported to Ramsey County Detox.

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• Responding to a report of erratic driving, a deputy pulled the suspect over the morning of May 17 at I-694 and Rice Street. The erratic driving was caused by the 18-year-old Brooklyn Center man punching out his little sister in the back seat while he was driving. Big brother was booked at the jail on charges of domestic assault, fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct. His 13-year-old sister was turned over to mom.

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Vadnais Heights

• Deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity May 19 at a gas station in the 3400 block of Rice Street where a man and his young daughter had been “walking around for hours.” The eight-year-old told deputies they could remove two baggies that were protruding from her pockets. Her 27-year-old Eau Claire, Wis. father told deputies that he had asked his daughter to carry the baggies containing meth and ecstasy to better hide them. The suspect was booked at the jail on charges of felony possession of meth with intent to sell and child endangerment. The girl was placed with relatives.

• Ignoring an iPad tablet, camera equipment and a laptop computer after breaking into two vehicles parked at Vadnais Commons on County Road F during a May 10 wedding reception, the prowler took two purses instead and immediately put the stolen credit cards to work. Investigators are looking at video footage starring the prowler for identity clues.

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