Archive for the ‘Crime reports’ Category

Go directly to jail

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Fraser man jailed for assault during Monopoly game

When Newark criminals go to the Midwest…

Monday, July 20th, 2009

A 50-year-old woman arriving home in the 2900 block of Little Canada’s Labore Road the afternoon of June 25 went out back to fill the deer feeders. While back there she noticed a broken window and a man walking away with a black duffel bag. Not knowing what was in the bag, but figuring whatever it was it belonged to her, she gave chase, recruiting neighbors along the way. The posse-style group caught up with the man, knocked him down and held him until deputies arrived. The 38-year-old Newark, N.J. man, with a record “as long as your arm,” was jailed on a second degree forced-entry burglary charge.

Things got tense when a woman and her new boyfriend ran into her old boyfriend in Gervais Park June 20.  The pair shoved and hit the old boyfriend in the face for dumping the girlfriend.  What’s puzzling is that the new boyfriend would not be in the picture if the old boyfriend had not dumped the girlfriend.  The old boyfriend declined to press charges.

Not a police report

Thursday, June 25th, 2009


All was quiet in the city of Falcon Heights last week with no hair-raising reports of stealing, drinking, fighting or off-road driving adventures that would interest our readers.


Thursday, April 9th, 2009

All hell broke loose March 22 in a Labore Road laundry room when a woman found another woman’s panties in her laundry basket.  The 40-year-old went ballistic and begin throwing things while her 38-year-old boyfriend laid low.  Deputies referred the matter to the county attorney for review.

Feng shui

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

A residence in the 1700 block of Snelling Avenue was broken into the evening of Feb. 10.  Furniture was rearranged but nothing was taken.

Police reports

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

Best of 2008

It was reported March 24 that pounding and the sounds of a woman screaming were coming from a home in West St. Paul. Police responded and found that a television was turned up to full volume because the 68-year-old man at the residence was hard of hearing. He had gotten excited while watching “Deal or No Deal” and began jumping up and down when the contestant lost $1 million. Police advised him on getting too excited over the game show.

Police responded about 12:20 a.m. June 9 to a complaint of loud music coming from a home in Inver Grove Heights. Police could hear the music from more than a block away. Police asked the owner, a 54-year-old man, why the music was so loud. He said he had turned it up to annoy his neighbors, who constantly call the police on him for noise complaints. Police cited him on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

A woman called 911 June 12 to have a turtle removed from her yard in Eagan. She was concerned the turtle would hurt her dog. Police took the turtle to a nearby lake.

Police responded about 7 p.m. July 22 to a noise complaint at a home in Eagan. A man was sitting on a balcony with speakers directing music out the door. He said he was playing religious music loudly because he wanted everyone to know that Jesus saved him. Police advised him to turn it down.

Assorted police reports

Friday, July 13th, 2007

This is what happens to creative writing majors. They end up writing up the police reports for local newspapers.

At 5 a.m., a driver honking her horn, stopping the vehicle, getting out and chasing a pedestrian should attract attention. It did June 15 and the people in the vehicle were arrested – the 19-year-old female driver for underage drinking and driving and pot possession and her passengers, a 17-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man, for underage consumption of alcohol.

An officer may have suffered writer’s cramp after stopping a motorcyclist for speeding at Edgewood and Laport drives on June 17, because the speeding ticket was just the beginning. The 35-year-old man was also tagged for no helmet, no proof of insurance, no motorcycle endorsement on his license, carrying a passenger without the license endorsement and running a stop sign.

A firebug ended the useful life of a Shamrock Park dumpster the night of June 15, burning up the $150 receptacle in the 5600 block of Snelling Avenue.

Officers noticed a vehicle pull over in the 2100 block of Roselawn Avenue in the wee hours June 20, and a passenger got out and began watering the shrubbery.

Unpleasantness occurred around 8 a.m. June 20 between two men in the 1400 block of County Road E. The drivers pulled over and got out – one armed with a baseball bat and the other with a can of pepper spray. The guy with the pepper spray let the guy with the bat have it, and the confrontation was over. The men parted company, promising to see each other again soon.

You cannot be serious

Thursday, July 12th, 2007

“A street named St. Michael seems an unlikely location for an assault, but it happened to a woman the evening of June 18. Police are investigating.”

Not learning by viewing

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

From the Roseville-Little Canada Review

CO Brad Schultz, Center City, noted a very erratic set of vehicle tracks on road. A short time later the officer encountered a vehicle stopped in the middle of the road. As the officer approached the vehicle, the driver got out, nearly falling into the ditch. Officer noted a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on the driver’s breath. A deputy was called and the driver was arrested for DWI, subsequent breath test of .31 BAC. As driver was being placed in squad he commented, “I know how this works. I watch COPS all the time.”