Roseville/Bulletin police reports • Published September 15, 2019

Arden Hills

Drugs
Someone called police the afternoon of Sept. 2 from the 3300 block of Lake Johanna Boulevard to report suspicious activity. Police found two men who met the description offered by the caller who were walking into garages and peeking in cars. They arrested one of them, a 22-year-old Roseville man, after finding suspected narcotics in his backpack.

Mail forcibly stolen
A 54-year-old man told police the afternoon of Sept. 8 that someone had damaged his locked mailbox in the 4000 block of Lisa Court and stolen mail sometime in the preceding four days.

Stolen bikes
A 67-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman reported the evening of Sept. 6 the theft of their bikes from an underground parking garage in the 1700 block of Parkshore Drive.

Falcon Heights

Damaging harassment
A 29-year-old man from St. Paul called the police Sept. 5 to report damage to his car as it was parked in the 1500 block of Larpenteur Avenue — the man said the damage was tied to harassment.

Found bike
A deputy found a bike missing its seat in the grass in front of a business in the 1600 block of Larpenteur Avenue in the early morning hours of Sept. 5

Lauderdale

Arrest
A 57-year-old man was arrested Aug. 28 at Como Avenue and Eustis Street and booked at the Ramsey County Jail for a number of offenses, including possession of methamphetamine, bringing contraband into jail, driving with a revoked license and operating an uninsured vehicle.

Brass knuckles
Police stopped and arrested a 25-year-old man Aug. 31 on Larpenteur Avenue at Eustis Street, and though he was sent on his way, he was told to expect citations for driving with a revoked license, no proof of insurance, driving an uninsured vehicle, possession of synthetic contraband and possession of brass knuckles.

Serious DWI
A 37-year-old Coon Rapids man stopped on Highway 280 at Broadway Street Aug. 31 was arrested for driving very intoxicated; the man blew a .299 blood alcohol concentration, nearly four times the legal limit. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail for second-degree DWI.

Little Canada

Burglary
Deputies headed to the 100 block of Big Circle Drive the night of Sept. 1 on a report of a burglary in which suspects were seen inside the home. The intruders fled prior to the arrival of police, who found no signs of forced entry nor nothing missing. A K9 officer attempted to track them with no success.

Contractor con
An 84-year-old told police Sept. 2 that he was being defrauded by a contractor, saying the cost of a repair increased from the estimate, his check was cashed anyway and the work remains incomplete. Police are investigating.

Inside check-washing job
Management at an apartment building in the 100 block of Little Canada Road told police the morning of Sept. 9 someone had broken into the complex’s rent collection drop box sometime during the weekend prior. The prime suspect is an employee who’s believed to be washing and reissuing rent checks in his name. Police are investigating.

Re-delivered mail
The morning of Sept. 4 a deputy found mail in the 500 block of County Road D that likely had been stolen and re-delivered it to a home in the 2900 block of Vanderbie Street.

Road rage
Two men — a 60-year-old from Vadnais Heights and a 22-year-old from Brainerd — got into it the evening of Sept. 5 on North Owasso Boulevard near Rice Street. One of the men cut the other off on the interstate, and the angry driver confronted the other from inside his car using profanity. Both were told to relax.

Take the car for its plates
A 19-year-old Green Bay, Wisconsin, man told police the night of Sept. 2 that someone stole his 2000 Honda Civic from a restaurant parking lot in the 2200 block of Rice Street. The man had the car’s keys in his possession. The Civic showed up Sept. 5 in West St. Paul without license plates; Mendota Heights PD recovered one of the plates Sept. 8.

 

Police reports out of Mounds View were not available this week.

 

New Brighton

Bad behavior, bad luck
A 53-year-old Minneapolis man stopped the evening of Sept. 6 at a home near Long Lake Road and Pike Lake Circle to ask for directions — little did he know that he’d stopped at an off-duty cop’s home. The police officer observed the man was likely drunk and radio’d New Brighton PD to let them know. Police arrested the man for an outstanding warrant and second-degree DWI, finding a half-drunk bottle of vodka under his driver’s seat, along with a can of beer.

Counterfeit for tacos
Employees at the Taco John’s in the 2000 block of Silver Lake Road told police Sept. 6 that a man tried to pass off a counterfeit $50 bill for a drive-thru order; they tried to stall him, refusing to give him food, but he drove off before police arrived.

Easy call
Police arrested and cited a rowdy 26-year-old man from Albequerque, New Mexico, just before 7 p.m. Sept. 5 near the Cowboy Jack’s bar at Silver Lake Road and Interstate 694 for disorderly conduct, obstructing the legal process and fifth-degree assault for kicking and attempting to spit on an officer. It all started when an officer saw the man leaning out of a car, obviously not seatbelted, yelling in the direction of the bar. The officer stopped the car and asked the man how intoxicated he was. “100%, man,” he replied. An officer was conducting a field sobriety test when he saw the 26-year-old punch another passenger in the face. Police arrested the man, who struggled and was verbally abusive. Police let the rest of the car go with warnings about seatbelt use.

The strange case of a stolen car
A 59-year-old woman the morning of Sept. 6 reported her 1997 Buick LeSabre as stolen from the Cowboy Jack’s parking lot in the 2300 block of Palmer Drive. She said it was taken sometime in the past 10 days — she explained she actually keeps the car there permanently, and a friend’s daughter will move it around to make it look like what’s the case isn’t the case. Bar management told police they don’t tow from the lot, and both the woman and the friend’s daughter said the car is kept locked without the keys inside.

Shoreview

Directly deposited elsewhere
A 57-year-old man told police Sept. 3 that someone had hacked his email account and changed his direct deposit information so cash would deposit into an unknown account.

Lock it up
A 46-year-old man told police the morning of Sept. 3 that someone had entered his unlocked car as it was parked overnight in the 1400 block of Knoll Drive and stole CDs, a GPS and his cell phone charger.

A 50-year-old man told police the morning of Sept. 6 that someone had entered his unlocked car as it was parked overnight in the 600 block of Cedar View Court and stole his wallet, containing his ID and credit cards, his checkbook, keys and iPhone. One of the credit cards was used before the man could cancel it.

Pilfered petrol
A 50-year-old woman told police the morning of Sept. 2 that someone had stolen overnight from her unlocked detached garage in the 200 block of Owasso Lane East a full can containing five gallons of gas.

Raptor in need
A caller from the 4200 block of Bristol Run told police the afternoon of Sept. 6 there was an injured hawk behind their home looking to be in pretty rough shape. An animal control officer took the sharp-skinned hawk to the University of Minnesota Raptor Center.

St. Anthony

Bank robbery
Officers arrived at the Wells Fargo bank in the 2700 block of 39th Avenue Aug. 26 just after it was robbed. The robber gave a teller a note demanding money and implied he had a gun; he took the money and fled. Police checked the area but could not locate the man. The FBI and Hennepin County Crime Lab responded to the bank, and the robbery is under investigation.

DWI
Police received a report of a drunk driver Sept. 1 at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road and located and arrested a 39-year-old from Colorado. She refused a breath test and then became manic, talking about suicide. She was taken by an ambulance to the hospital and was told she should expect to be charged with DWI via a formal complaint.

Stolen garage door opener
A 69-year-old woman who lives in the 3200 block of Edward Street reported the theft of her garage door opener from her unlocked vehicle overnight into Aug. 26.

Thwarted grocery theft
An employee at the Cub Foods in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road on Aug. 27 noticed a man attempting to push a cart full of groceries out of the store without paying for it. The man got outside but the employee managed to take the cart from him. He drove off in a car, and the employee turned its license plate number over to police.

Thwarted prowler
A 36-year-old man told police Sept. 1 he noticed someone rummaging through his unlocked car as it was parked in the 3600 block of Stinson Boulevard. The prowler ran off when noticed. Police checked the area but did not find the person in question.

Roseville 

Assault

Assaults were reported:

• Sept. 7 at Grumpy’s Bar & Grill

• Sept. 10 in the 1000 block of Lovell Avenue

 

Burglary

Burglaries were reported:

• Sept. 6 at New Life Presbyterian Church

• Sept. 8 in the 300 block of South McCarrons Boulevard

• Sept. 8 in the 1800 block of Western Avenue

• Sept. 10 in the 1700 block of Marion Street

 

Theft

Thefts were reported:

• Sept. 6 at La Tapatia

• Sept. 6 in the 1600 block of County Road B

• Sept. 6 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 6 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Sept. 6 at DICK’S Sporting Goods

• Sept. 7 at Rosedale Commons

• Sept. 7 at LA Fitness

• Sept. 8 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Sept. 8 at BP on Cleveland Avenue

• Sept. 9 at Rosedale Center

• Sept. 9 at Days Inn (two reports)

• Sept. 9 in the 1800 block of Rice Street

• Sept. 10 at Kohl’s

• Sept. 11 at Macy’s

• Sept. 11 in the 2000 block of Iona Lane

• Sept. 11 at Guitar Center

• Sept. 11 at Walmart

• Sept. 11 in the 1900 block of Prior Avenue

• Sept. 11 at Target

• Sept. 11 at Rosedale Commons

 

Motor vehicle thefts were reported:

• Sept. 8 in the 2500 block of Lexington Avenue

• Sept. 9 in the 2000 block of Giesmann Street North (three reports)

• Sept. 11 at Motel 6

 

Thefts from auto were reported:

• Sept. 6 at Central Park Victoria West

• Sept. 9 in the 2200 block of Dellwood Street

 

Shoplifting was reported:

• Sept. 11 at Target

 

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly conduct was reported:

• Sept. 6 at JCPenney

• Sept. 7 at Motel 6

• Sept. 7 at Days Inn

• Sept. 8 at Setzer Pharmacy

• Sept. 8 at Lunds & Byerlys

• Sept. 8 at Motel 6

• Sept. 8 at Norwood Inn & Suites

• Sept. 9 in the 2000 block of Giesmann Street

• Sept. 9 at Kohl’s

• Sept. 9 at Crossroads Mall

• Sept. 9 at Har Mar Mall

• Sept. 9 at Chili’s

• Sept. 9 at Denny’s

• Sept. 10 at Motel 6

• Sept. 10 at ALDI

• Sept. 10 at The Joint Chiropractic

• Sept. 11 at Roseville Family Dental Care

 

Property Damage

Criminal damage to property was reported:

• Sept. 6 at Central Park Lexington 

 

Robbery

Robbery was reported: 

• Sept. 7 in the 1200 block of Rose Vista Court

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