Intruders make themselves at home in North Oaks

Intruders make themselves at home in North Oaks

Homeowners returned to their place on Pleasant Lake Road Aug. 11 after a weekend away to find that someone else had been living there. The suspect, or suspects, had entered the home through an unlocked sliding glass door. They fixed meals, did the dishes, even took out the trash during their weekend stay. An investigation continues.


Bulletin Area police reports week of Aug. 28, 2013

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

Arden Hills

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Mounds View

Fire
A nine-year-old boy playing with a lighter set himself on fire in his apartment on Jackson Drive March 28, but the young lad was composed enough to jump in the shower and douse the flames. The youth was treated for his injuries and sentenced to attend a fire prevention class.

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New Brighton

Arrest
• The man was out for a midnight bike ride, southbound on Old Hwy. 8, white headlight in front and flashing red light in the rear when a vehicle driven by a woman, who failed to see him because she was looking down at her GPS unit, she said, hit the cyclist hard enough to knock the side mirror off her vehicle and send him to the hospital on his 49th birthday with a back injury. The 20-year-old from St. Anthony was cited for inattentive driving.   

Bad boy, bad boy
• "Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?‚" Well, what can you do? The ‚"Harley-Davidson "Bad Boy‚" model with yellow striping was in a secured garage in the 500 block of Cleveland Avenue S.E. and the ignition key was in the owner's pocket. It still went missing on Aug. 17. The bike was valued at $15,000.

Lock your doors, folks
• The woman was in the basement of her home in the first block of 32nd Avenue N.W. with her dog, listening to music, and her husband was asleep upstairs the afternoon of Aug. 16. That's when the burglar entered through the unlocked patio door and made off with a $499 iPad. The victims are working with the manufacturer to disable the machine.

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North Oaks

Criminal sexual conduct
• It was a fool's errand, but apparently he was the man for the job. A man who appeared to be in his 60s met a North Oaks woman in her early 20s through an online dating service the afternoon of Aug. 7 and was invited over to her place. At that point the woman said the man asked if she would mind trying on some outfits he had brought along. He inappropriately touched her, exposed himself, and even asked her if he could brush her hair. All of that sent the victim, who had a .32 percent BAC, running up to the roof where she promptly fell off, suffering minor injuries. Deputies were called, the man left and an investigation continues.

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St. Anthony

Arrests
• A man was pulled over in a trailer park Aug. 10 in the 2500 block of Lowry Avenue for an equipment violation and cited for driving after license revocation, open bottle, gross-misdemeanor false proof of insurance and an expired driver's license.

• A Minneapolis woman with a .17 percent BAC, more than twice the legal limit, was arrested Aug. 11 at 27th Avenue N.E. and Roosevelt Street, and also charged with driving after license revocation. Due to her driving record, the 26-year-old was booked at the Hennepin County Jail for gross misdemeanor second-degree DWI.

Attempted burglary
• When the homeowner in the 3200 block of Edwards Street N.E. saw several shadowy figures removing his window screens Aug. 6, He yelled and the suspects fled. Police set up a perimeter and five persons-of-interest were detained and identified. An investigation continues.

Theft
• A suspect loaded a backpack with an undetermined amount of merchandise at the big-box store in the 3800 block of Silver Lake Road Aug. 5 and was off to the races. Not organized, structured races but just spur-of-the-moment races like three or four fat kids chasing an ice cream truck. He got away.

• A woman who pocketed $13.34 worth of goods was arrested Aug. 6 at the big-box store. The 31-year-old was also charged with felony possession of stolen checks. A 23-year-old male companion was nabbed for fleeing police and obstructing the legal process.Both Bonnie and Clyde were booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

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Shoreview

Arrest
• A friend of the family described as a "bodybuilder‚" was acting out of sorts Aug. 19, reportedly "destroying a tree‚" in the friend's yard in the 700 block of Seventh Avenue N.W.  When the man ignored police commands, a confrontation occurred and he was tased. The 22-year-old Burnsville man, with a bloodied face at this point, was equipped with a spit hood, and taken to jail on charges of disorderly conduct, obstructing the legal process and fleeing police on foot.

Dog attack
• Somehow the dog got the rabbit cage open in the Turtle Lane backyard the evening of Aug. 18 and the resulting meet-and-greet was not promising. The initial count was one dead, one injured and one missing. The injured rabbit was taken to the vet, but did not survive. The missing thumper later appeared in the dog's mouth and the suspect dropped the rabbit. The victim promptly ran away. Wouldn't you? In a deputy's report, the tail-wagging brown-and-white husky was described as "extremely friendly:‚" what a salesman. He was quarantined at Hillcrest Animal Hospital while an investigation continues.  

Casper the unfriendly dog
• A woman rollerblading on Hodgson Road the evening of Aug. 15 stopped to speak to a man she knew. The man was holding a leash attached to a white German shepherd named "Casper." Casper responded to the greeting by sinking his teeth into the 22-year-old woman's thigh. The victim was treated at a nearby clinic and Casper was reported to animal control.
 

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Vadnais Heights

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