Down on her luck in Shoreview

Down on her luck in Shoreview

Deputies responded to the plight of a woman found shivering on a bench outside a Shoreview grocery store in the 1000 block of Hwy. 96 the night of Sept. 16. The woman, who had no money, had recently been “trespassed” from her home following a foreclosure action. Deputies give the 42-year-old a ride to a friend’s place after making sure the friend was home.

Bulletin Area police reports week of Sept. 25, 2013

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

Arden Hills

Fowl play
• September is National Chicken Month and in an ironic twist of fate, deputies responded to a Sept. 11 complaint about folks cleaning chickens in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 3600 block of Lexington Avenue.  Plastic was spread in the lot and guts from eight-10 chickens were in evidence. A vehicle trunk was open and 20-30 additional raw birds were spotted inside. One man said they had just purchased the fowl at a Hmong market In St. Paul. Members of the group were told by deputies to clean up the mess and the incident was reported to the city health inspector.

•Unpleasantness resulted Sept. 11 after the couple drank beer. The boyfriend, who admitted to drinking 10 beers, was tossed out of his girlfriend’s trailer. He did promise to stop drinking the next day and was let back in. But when the girlfriend began opening more PBR Tallboys and pouring the brew down the drain, the 34-year-old, with beer in hand, let fly with a full can, hitting the victim in the left eye. The couple retired for the night but the battle soon resumed with the boyfriend smashing the girlfriend’s head into the bathroom mirror. She called 911 and he was booked at the jail on charges of domestic assault, fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.

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Mounds View

• A man came all the way from Utah to be charged with “terroristic assault” after holding a knife against his girlfriend’s neck and telling her he was going to kill her, her family and her friends. The 49-year-old was booked at the Ramsey County Jail on the felony charge.

• Police responded to a Sept. 9 report of loud music at a Montclair Avenue trailer park. A 22-year-old male was told to turn down the tunes and go back inside. He did, but kept reappearing like a bad penny, screaming, yelling, flashing gang signs and causing further disturbance. Finally officers said “enough of this,” and arrested the local man on a disorderly conduct charge. When he refused to get in the squad car for his trip to jail, and had to be shoehorned in, a charge of obstructing the legal process was added to his booking sheet. 

• Four local 16-year-olds were in custody at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center following a Sept. 9 trailer park burglary in the 4000 block of Glenhaven Lane. The boys were charged with stealing a PlayStation machine, three Xbox 360 controllers and a Kindle Fire valued at a total of $1,00l after forcing their way into the trailer through a window.

• In a novel approach to harassment, the harasser called police and requested a welfare check on the victims, thinking that would really harass them. Instead, the police, together with the victims, figured out who was behind the attempt. The suspect was contacted and told if he did it again charges would be filed.

• Fake granddaughter: “Grandma, I’ve been arrested for DWI. They want $700 or I’ll have to spend the week in a Las Vegas jail until my court date.”
Response to fake granddaughter: I’ll call PayPal right away; don’t fret, my dear.”
Alternative response to use when a criminal calls: “I told you not to drink and drive, you little nitwit. This is a good lesson; be glad you didn’t hit and kill someone.”
Unfortunately, Grandma fell victim to this classic swindle Sept. 4, only to learn later that she had been scammed and is out the money. Check with your family to learn if your grandchild is actually out of town, and unreachable, before going along.

• While workers were on the roof of a fast food restaurant in the 2200 block of County Hwy. 10 Sept. 5, installing lights and a sign, scrappers were busy unloading 11 rolls of wire from their unlocked van. The wire was valued at a total of $911.

• A 12 ga. Beretta shotgun was reported missing Sept. 6 from a residence in the 5100 block of Irondale Road. A suspect in the theft of the $1,200 long gun is under investigation.

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New Brighton

• The puzzled owner of a business in the 1400 block of First Avenue N.W. couldn’t understand out how his truck had used so much gas. Figuring something was awry; he reported it as a possible theft. An officer checked the surveillance video and saw a man get out of a small truck with identifying marks and approach the victim’s truck with a hose. Busted. The suspect told police he only took $15 worth and offered to pay it back, but unfortunately in the act of siphoning, he damaged the “fuel fill vapor trap flap,” to the tune of $819. The 45-year-old was cited for gross misdemeanor criminal damage to property and theft.

• The driver of a removal and recovery firm’s tow truck was arrested the afternoon of Sept. 16 at Palmer Drive and Silver Lake Road after he made an illegal U-turn. The 31-year-old man also had a suspended driver’s license. The man, out of Minneapolis, was told to park his truck and wait for another driver to be brought to the scene.

Drink & dash
• A drinker got up and left the bar at a Palmer Drive restaurant Sept. 16 without paying his $21.93 tab. No word on a tip.

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North Oaks


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St. Anthony

• A vehicle with the usual “pull me over” sign of no insurance — the cracked windshield — was pulled over Sept. 1 in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road and the 22-year-old male driver arrested for driving with a cracked windshield and no insurance.

• If you have synthetic drugs, drug paraphernalia and an open bottle in your possession, you probably don’t want to be riding around with a driver who has some pot, junk hanging from his rear view mirror obstructing his vision and a cracked windshield or loud muffler. But it happened Sept. 3, and both the 20-year-old driver and 22-year-old passenger were arrested at the stop at Lowry Avenue and Stinson Boulevard.

• It was a rude introduction for two fellows driving in opposite directions on Lowry Avenue Sept. 3. After the crash, a 19-year-old was arrested for driving after license revocation. The second, an 18-year-old, passed out while he was being arrested for DWI, gross-misdemeanor DWI test refusal and driving after license suspension. He was booked at the Hennepin County Jail.

• A 28-year-old man was arrested Sept. 6 in the 3300 block of Stinson Boulevard for possession of hypodermic syringes with intent to distribute.

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Bomb threat
• A debtor left a voice mail at a collection agency in the 400 block of Hwy. 96 Sept. 16, announcing that he had “placed a bomb at the front door.” No bomb was found. Earlier in the month, the same man, who lives in New Hampshire, left a voice mail saying he was going to “fly a plane into their building.” Many debtors have complained about the techniques used by the collection agency, a sheriff’s department spokesperson said. An investigation continues into the bomb threat.

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Vadnais Heights



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