South-West Review police reports published May 20th, 2019

Inver Grove Heights

Fight

On April 23, a fight between several young adults was reported in the 2900 block of 80th Street. Ultimately, five young men were cited for disorderly conduct as reported May 10.

 

Theft

Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of 52nd Street for a report of theft May 8.

 

Little bit of education

Police responded May 10 to the 2400 block of 65th Street for an ordinance violation. Police spoke with a woman about the violation.

 

Warrant arrest

On May 10, officers were called to help with a child custody dispute. A 19-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant when they arrived.

 

DWI

A 41-year-old man was arrested for DWI May 11 after he was pulled over near Southview Boulevard and 19th Avenue.

 

On May 14, officers were dispatched to a driving complaint near the 6600 block of Concord Boulevard. A 43-year-old man was arrested for fourth-degree DWI.

 

Just stop

Police got a call about a driver not stopping for a stopped school bus near the intersection of Capital Drive and Harper Street May 10.

 

Refusal

A driving complaint came in from the 6600 block of River Road May 11, which resulted in a 47-year-old man being arrested for DUI refusal.

 

Multiple whoops

On May 15, officers conducted a warrant check near the 5400 block of Robert Trail. A 38-year-old woman was arrested for an outstanding warrant and felony drug charges.

 

Mendota Heights

Love lost

Officers were dispatched May 4 to help with an escalating argument between two ex-boyfriends.

Fraud and identity theft

On May 4, officers took a report of fraudulent activity on an account from one individual, and later that day there was a report of identity theft and fraud from another person.

 

DWI

While working a DWI sweep May 4, an officer pulled a vehicle over near Oakdale Avenue and Holiday Road in West St. Paul. While speaking with the driver, the officer could smell alcohol from inside the vehicle. The driver was arrested for DWI.

 

Found car

On May 4, an officer checked a license plate on a vehicle in the 1000 block of Mendota Heights Road. The vehicle came back stolen, but the man driving turned out to be the registered owner.

 

Warrant arrest

An anonymous tip came in May 6 that a man with a felony warrant was at a residence in the 1000 block of Winston Court. Police arrived and spoke with a family member who denied knowing the man was there, but was told by another family member that the man police were looking for was sleeping inside. Officers were led inside and found the man, who was arrested and taken to Dakota County Jail.

 

Not cool

Someone reported May 6 the theft of a bronze vase from their spouse’s gave over the winter, which was estimated to cost over $1,000 to replace.

 

 Stolen bike

An officer was flagged down by a woman on the sidewalk at Market and Main streets May 6. The woman said her bicycle was recently stolen from the intersection. Officers searched the area the suspected thieves were last seen and found them. The young thieves admitted to taking the bicycle and told the officers where it was. The bike was recovered and returned to the owner — the kid who stole it was cited for misdemeanor theft and released to his parent.

 

Smash and grab

A vehicle was parked in a lot in the 1300 block of Sibley Memorial Highway in the evening of May 9 when its rear window was smashed. The owner noticed some electronics had been stolen from it. Another report of a window being smashed and items stolen came in the early morning hours May 10 from the same area.

 

South St. Paul

Found car

On May 9, an officer was dispatched to Douglas Street for a parking complaint about a truck that had a broken window. The vehicle was unoccupied, unlocked, and the keys were in the ignition.  It had no plates, a torn interior, media player removed and missing multiple panels and a rear seat section.  A search of the VIN number showed the car was stolen.

 

Over the shower?

Cleaning staff at a hotel on Concord Street called police May 9 after hearing yelling from one of the rooms. When officers arrived, they could also hear a man and woman yelling. The pair told officers they got into an argument over using the shower. A search of their names revealed the man had an outstanding warrant, so he was placed under arrest. 

 

Attempted theft

On May 10, a man called police to report that someone had cut off the trailer jack on his aluminum trailer, which he just purchased. It appeared someone had tried to hook a vehicle to the trailer but was unable to pull it. No entry was gained into the trailer.

 

Not the juice

A man told police May 10 that a package had been stolen from his residence on Spruce Street. He had ordered two cases of V-8 juice several weeks prior, which had reportedly been delivered May 5. 

 

Out of chances

Officers received a call from the 200 block of Fifth Avenue about a woman yelling at a man near Fifth Avenue and Third Street. When police arrived, the woman said she would keep it down. Later that night, police were called to Southview Boulevard about the same woman yelling. Again, later that night in a different part of town, police were called about the same woman yelling at the same guy. Because of the three incidents, the woman was issued a summons for disorderly conduct.

 

Slashed tires

On May 12, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Richmond Street about a large gathering of women in the street, possibly fighting. When police arrived, the driver of a car in the area told police she was trying to get her cousin into the vehicle so they could leave. Later, an officer was in the same area and heard the sound of a tire being popped. He saw the cousin from the earlier incident jab something into a tire. The woman was placed under arrested for criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and tampering with a motor vehicle.

 

That’s not your name

Officers attempted to find a woman May 13 in the 500 block of Second Street who had a warrant. Police made contact with a man who allowed them inside a residence and told them there were two women inside. One woman came back clear of warrants, but the other woman gave officers a fake name. Once the woman was properly identified, she was placed under arrest. 

 

West St. Paul

Angry man

An employee at a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street May 8 called police about a man who appeared to be under the influence of something and was arguing with staff. 

 

Not getting along

A woman called police April 8 from Dodd Road to report damage to her vehicle, which she believed was caused by a neighbor she was not getting along with. The woman told police she parked on the road the night before and came out to her car that day to find a dent on the front left wheel well. The officer said they would check for damage on the neighbor’s vehicle.

 

Switcharoo

Two women were allegedly switching price tags May 8 at a store in the 1700 block of Robert Street. The caller thought the women were switching price tags in the dressing room, but couldn’t prove it. The store wanted the women to leave, which they did without incident.

 

Come back later

A man was rummaging through tires at the 1000 block of Robert Street. Police spoke with the man who said his friend told him he could take a tire from the pile. The man was advised to come back during normal business hours to speak with his friend to get a tire.

 

Creepy

On May 10, a man in a vehicle was parked in the 1000 block of Humboldt Avenue near the toddler playground watching children. Staff spoke with the man who said he was trying to say hi before speeding off.

 

 Not a good situation

A group of high school-aged kids were hanging around outside a middle school on Butler Avenue May 10. The caller didn’t think it looked like a good situation. The group was last seen walking toward Harmon Park, which had some softball games going on.

 

Bang

A call came in about some people in the 1300 block of Hall Avenue who were shooting off fireworks May 11. Upon arrival, an officer could see fireworks going up in the air. The officer talked with a group of people in a backyard, who were also having a bonfire, and could see a number of exploded fireworks on ground. The officer asked them to be done with the fireworks for the night.

 

Something smells

An employee of a business in the 1200 block of Robert Street called May 12 to report that a group of kids had put a stink bomb in the bathroom. The same group allegedly did the same thing in a nearby coffee shop. 

 

Throwing bricks

A woman called police May 13 from the 1000 block of Charlton Street after a brick was thrown through her bedroom window. The woman said she had no idea who would have done it.

 

Scam

On May 13, a woman told police she had cashed a check from a person in Florida and had to wire $880 back to the party. The woman kept $300 for a table she was selling on Craigslist. The woman kept her table and chair, but was out money because the check had bounced. 

 

Not the car

A man called police May 14 from a gas station in the 1500 block of Robert Street to report finding his girlfriend’s stolen car there. The man told police it was a different color, but that there were parts on it that he thought he remembered adding to it. The license plate and VIN number matched on the vehicle, and the paint was scuffed and rusted, not fresh; it didn’t appear stolen. An officer tried to explain to the man it was not the stolen vehicle he was looking for. He still wanted the officer to pop the hood, which the officer said he could not do.

 

Stolen metal

A compressor and generator were taken from a garage after it was broken into May 14 on Crusader Avenue.

 

Not nice

A woman called police May 14 from Marie Avenue to report a man playing basketball alone. The man, who did not live in the complex, said his aunt lived there and was visiting. There were no signs posted prohibiting anyone who was not a resident from playing basketball there. The woman was mad because she said the man allegedly was not nice to her when she questioned him about playing there. Police told the woman to have a discussion with building management if she thought there needed to be a policy about nonresidents using the basketball court. 

 

Just playing

A suspicious activity call that came in May 14 in the 1400 block of Robert Street turned out to be two men in a vehicle playing Pokémon.

 

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