South-West Review police reports published November 2, 2018

Inver Grove Heights

Return it or else

On Oct. 24, officers were dispatched to the 5300 block of Greystone Drive where a 42-year-old woman and another woman had a dispute over property. One woman admitted the property belonged to the 42-year-old — she was ordered to return the property or be charged with theft.


Warrant arrest

Officers responded to a suspicious call near the 5800 block of Blaine Avenue Oct. 25. A 24-year-old man was arrested for an outstanding warrant as a result.


Get out of my yard

A woman reported her neighbor’s dog was in her yard Oct. 25. The woman said this was not the first time, and officers had, on a previous date, identified the dog’s owner. An officer attempted to contact the owner but he was not home. A citation was mailed for ordinance violation.


Sleep it off

On Oct. 28, officers were dispatched to a drunk customer in the 6400 block of Concord Boulevard. A 52-year-old woman was taken to Ramsey County Detox.


Theft and arrest

A theft was reported Oct. 28 from the 7800 block of Amana Trail. Two adults were arrested with warrants and a woman was charged with theft.


Lock the car

Unknown suspects stole a Bluetooth speaker out of an unlocked truck in the 6800 block of Blaine Avenue between Oct. 28 and Oct. 29.


Shouldn’t have that

A traffic stop was conducted at 78th Street and Dawn Avenue Oct. 30, and a 33-year-old man was found to be in possession of a controlled substance.


Identity theft

Sometime between Oct. 15 and Oct. 30, someone used a 37-year-old man’s information to open a checking account. The account was closed immediately and the bank conducted an investigation. 


Mendota Heights

Found vehicle

An officer was dispatched to a suspicious vehicle Oct. 19 parked in front of a house in the 2300 block of Field Stone Court. The vehicle was found to have been stolen out of St. Paul — that department was notified and the vehicle was towed.



On Oct. 20, an officer saw a vehicle commit several driving violations in the 900 block of Highway 13 and pulled the driver over. The officer could smell alcohol from inside the vehicle. The driver admitted to drinking prior to driving. After conducting field sobriety tests, the driver blew a .134 and was arrested for DWI. He was taken to Dakota County Jail.


Lost key in use

A report of a burglary came in Oct. 21 from the 2400 block of Livingston Avenue. A resident returned home to find the TV missing and there was no forced entry. The resident lost their key at a bar the previous night.



Officers were called to the 900 block of Williams Court for a suspicious vehicle Oct. 22. On arrival, there was probable cause for a vehicle search and narcotics and paraphernalia were found. The driver was arrested for fifth degree possession of a controlled substance and booked into Dakota County Jail.


Catalytic theft

Catalytic converters were reported Oct. 23 as stolen from business vehicles in the 900 block of Highway 13. 


South St. Paul

Pump and run

On Oct. 26, an officer was dispatched to a gas station in the 1100 block of Concord Boulevard. An employee reported that a man pumped gas after indicating he’d pay inside and left after getting almost $30 worth of fuel. The man’s father said he would pay for the gas.



A mom called police Oct. 16 after her daughter received a Snapchat message that asked the daughter to send her banking information. In exchange, the daughter was promised money. The daughter sent her information. The mother and daughter have a joint checking account and after that day, the daughter got a call from her bank’s fraud account that there had been suspicious activity. The account was frozen and the pair didn’t lose any money.


West St. Paul 

Broken lock

On Oct. 24, a man reported he went inside a business in the 1200 block of Robert Street and when he came out the backpack on his passenger seat was gone. The backpack contained pain medicine and $60 in cash. The man told officers the locks on his vehicle don’t always work.



A call came from Marie Avenue Oct. 25 from someone who said a group of people was outside the house wanting to fight. The group was throwing rocks at the window. An officer checked the area and did not locate a group of people. He went to speak with the caller and even though she could be heard on the other side of the door she refused to answer.


‘Stupid’ argument

A call came in about a couple arguing loudly in the 1300 block of Delaware Avenue Oct. 27. It was a husband and wife who were arguing about the husband letting a friend borrow the wife’s car. The pair calmed down and agreed it was a “stupid” argument. 



An anonymous report came Oct. 27 from the 900 block of Smith Avenue about two men parked in front of a liquor store across the street. The pair were screaming and yelling. One of the men got out and urinated in the alley.


Card in use

A woman called police Oct. 29 to report her debit card had been used at Walmart for two charges adding up to about $500. The woman lost her wallet the previous week but didn’t know for sure where.


Winner, winner

On Oct. 30, a man went into the bank after receiving a check as a prize. The man told police he was recently at a conference and signed up for several raffles and promotional deals. He received a check and thought he won something. The check came via FedEx to his South St. Paul home. The bank told him it was fraudulent. 


Dropping ‘goodies’

A call came Oct. 30 from the 300 block of Butler Avenue from a man who said people kept going in and out of the park. They would get out of their vehicles, walk into the park and walk away — he thought they were dropping “goodies.” An officer had the caller show where he thought the people were going and didn’t find anything when the area was searched.


Angry employee

On Oct. 31, a report came in from the 1800 block of Robert Street that a manager tried to fight the caller. The manager was an employee but quit that day. The caller said the former manager may know where she lived. The caller told police the former manager got in her face but the pair was separated by the current manager.


Minnie thief

A woman came into a store in the 1800 block of Robert Street Oct. 31 dressed up as Minnie Mouse and stole some black, Converse high tops.


Candy van

On Oct. 31, a call came in from the area of Smith Avenue and Dodd Road about a woman in a red van luring kids to the van yelling “come on kids, I have candy.” An officer checked the area and no one reported anything suspicious.




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