Vandalism in Shoreview

Vandalism in Shoreview

A White Bear Lake man visiting a friend in Shoreview, heard a thumping sound just after midnight June 9, looked out of a window on Bridge Street and saw a boy standing on top of his car, smashing out the windows with a lead pipe. Another boy appeared to be serving as a lookout. The victim ran outside and collared the suspect with the lead pipe, holding the youth until deputies arrived. The second suspect was also quickly identified and arrested. The 13-year-old from Andover and 12-year-old from Arden Hills were transported to the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center and face pending charges of felony criminal damage to property.


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Arden Hills


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Mounds View

• An “extremely intoxicated” man walking in the area of County Road I and Silver Lake Road was picked up by police June 2 and transported to Ramsey County Detox where the 32-year-old decided he’d rather fight than sober up. After squaring off against the officer, the Minneapolis man’s destination was changed from the county detox to the county jail where he was booked for obstructing the legal process.

• A pair of drinkers was arrested as they drove away from a reported disturbance June 5 in the 4800 block of Old Highway 8. The 31-year-old Stanley, N.D., man was booked at the jail for fourth-degree DWI, and the 18-year-old Coon Rapids woman was cited for underage consumption of alcohol.

• Police were summoned to a County Road I apartment building after many residents reported hearing screaming and yelling the night of June 5. A 23-year-old woman was found with a bruised and bloody face, and her 32-year-old ex-boyfriend was arrested for domestic assault and booked at the jail.

In the lockup
•  A 22-year-old local man is now behind bars after he was sentenced in May to 60-months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility following his first-degree aggravated robbery conviction for the January 5 armed stickup of two men on Greenfield Avenue.

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New Brighton

• A man leaving the grocery store in the 2600 block of Rice Creek Road June 2 said he was so interested in the flowers offered for sale outside, he forgot to unload everything from his cart at the register. The 39-year-old man, who had paid for $5 worth of merchandise but not the additional $80 worth in his cart, was cited for shoplifting, no driver’s license and was “trespassed” from the store. His wife’s vehicle, which he drove to the store, was impounded and he was told he could get it back when he came up with a driver’s license.

•  Burglars gained access to a home on Driftwood Road the night of June 7 by using the garage door opener in a vehicle in the driveway. They left with a Vizio 47-inch TV, a Sony Blu-ray player, a laptop computer, a digital camera and two purses. Pawnshops were alerted to the $2,500 in missing merchandise.
• The front door of a house on Morris Street, unoccupied at the time, was kicked in June 7, the kitchen trashed, pillows sliced open and a light fixture pulled down. A pair of TVs, a PS3 gaming system and 200 DVDs went missing. The total loss was estimated at $3,400.

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North Oaks


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St. Anthony

Toilet torching
• It’s curious as to what motivates people to burn down porta-potties. A possibly anal-retentive pyromaniac burned up a biffy May 30 in Greenfield Park. The fire spread to a fence before it was extinguished by officers armed with fire extinguishers. Total damage was estimated at $800.

• Police flushed seven underage drinkers out of a house party May 31 in the 3300 block of Wendhurst Avenue. The five men and two women, ages 18-20, all tested between .08 and.13 percent BAC. The seven were cited for underage consumption.

Good Samaritan?
• The victim is hoping. A prowler rummaged through the woman’s unlocked vehicle in the 2800 block of 32nd Avenue the night of May 28, making off with only an unpaid utility bill.

Nocturnal rummaging
• Prowlers entered nearly a dozen more unlocked vehicles the night of May 28th on Coolidge and Roosevelt streets and Townview Avenue. The losses added up only to small change.

Inadequate potty training
• A 50-year-old man urinating on the bushes outside a business in the 2500 block of Highway 88 May 31 was cited for disorderly conduct.

Like mother, like daughter?
• Mom and daughter traded knuckle sandwiches at a 38th Avenue apartment complex on May 28. Mom, age 41, tested .27 percent blood-alcohol content and was transported via ambulance to a hospital for her injuries. Her daughter, age 20, was treated by EMTs at the scene. Both were advised to expect charges of misdemeanor assault via formal complaint.

Underage drinking
• Gee, it was fun ‘til you starting tossing your cookies. The 19-year-old man who vomited in the parking lot in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road June 1 was cited for underage consumption of alcohol after testing .17 percent BAC. His friend who helped clean up the mess was stone cold sober.

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• Deputies knew exactly how to get to the location of a disturbance May 19 in the city - they had been there many times before. An intoxicated 59-year-old man who was yelling at his wife was arrested on a pending charge of felony domestic assault, based on previous convictions. He was transported to Ramsey County Detox - for the 27th time.

• Authorities said a distraught man poured gasoline on his car inside his garage the afternoon of June 10, lit a match and then went into the house. He was found with self-inflicted knife wounds and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. The 44-year-old is facing pending charges of felony first- and second-degree felony arson. The car was destroyed.

• A 25-year-old Forest Lake man is facing charges of felony theft after relieving his dad of his properly prescribed prescriptions of morphine and oxycodone. The theft of the Schedule 2 narcotics occurred May 21 at dad’s place in Shoreview.

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Vadnais Heights

Sore thumb
• Thieves took a trailer the afternoon of June 1, which should be easily spotted and quickly recovered. The large, wood-sided, bright red trailer, valued at $1,800, went missing from the parking lot of a barbeque restaurant in the 700 block of County Road D.

That’s impossible
•A21-year-old Shoreview woman, who applied for and received 22 Ramsey County Library cards in children’s names, used the cards May 5 to check out 44 video games from the Shoreview branch. When the games had not been returned a month later, the incident was reported to the authorities. Pawnshops have been alerted regarding the missing discs valued at a total of $2,500.

A warrant for the arrest of a man who showed false identification at a big-box retailer to get his hands on a refilled prescription of Vicodin was issued May 25. The 32-year-old from Woodbury is currently in the Ramsey County Jail on an unrelated charge.

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