South-West Review police reports published November 18, 2018

Inver Grove Heights

Stolen wallet

A woman reported that she had left her wallet in a bathroom in the 5500 block of Bishop Avenue Nov. 5. When she went back to retrieve it, someone had taken it.


No fighting today

On Nov. 7, a female juvenile was located in the 2900 block of 80th Street where she was waiting to fight other other kids. She was verbally banned and later issued a notice.


Warrant arrest

Officers performed a traffic stop Nov. 7 in the area of 65th Street and Carmen Avenue. A 24-year-old woman was arrested on an outstanding warrant.


 A little bit of disorder

On Nov. 8, officers responded to the 3200 block of 105th Street for an assault report. After investigation, an 86-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct. 


Something’s up

An officer responded to the 5400 block of Blackberry Trail Nov. 10 on the report of suspicious activity. An 11-year-old girl reported receiving messages from a man who wanted her to send pictures to him.


Mutual combatants

On Nov. 12, officers responded to the 6100 block of Carmen Avenue on the report of a 36-year-old man and a 24-year-old man fighting. The younger  left there are no charges pending as they men were “mutual combatants.”



In the 5800 block of Blaine Avenue Nov. 13, drugs most likely cocaine and marijuana — were found in the night stand of one of the rooms.


Squirrel hunting

On Nov. 13, a complaint came in about a 78-year-old man who rented a live trap to catch squirrels in the 7300 block of Bolton Way.


Please move

On the corner of 78th Street and Blaine Avenue Nov. 13, a vehicle was cited for overtime parking. The 20-year-old owner of the vehicle was notified that if it was not moved within 48 hours, it would be towed.



On Nov. 14, officers on patrol in the 7700 block of Dickman Trail saw a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol. The 41-year-old man driving was arrested for DWI.


Mendota Heights


Officers were dispatched to a physical domestic assault Nov. 2 in a vehicle near Highway 62 and Lexington Avenue. The vehicle was located in the 900 block of Highway 13. After investigating, it was determined that an assault had not occurred, but the driver was under the influence of drugs. The driver was arrested and transported to jail.


Pay attention

On Nov. 3, an officer saw a vehicle driving on the shoulder in the 1000 block of Highway 13. The driver was pulled over and the officer could smell alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. A field sobriety test was conducted and the driver blew a .07 — the driver was issued a citation for careless driving and released. 


Starting young

Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Mendakota Park Nov. 3 on a report of someone banging on the caller’s front door. Officers arrived on scene and spoke with the individual banging on the door. The person was under the age of 21 and intoxicated. They said they were at a party and were trying to get into their friend’s house where they were spending the night. The officer spoke with the caller who said they didn’t know the person and no one by the friend’s name lived there. The minor blew a .13 and was given a citation for minor liquor consumption and taken to their home where they were released to their parent.



On Nov. 3, officers checked out a vehicle that was parked after hours in a park in the 1300 block of Sibley Memorial Highway. While speaking with the driver, the officer saw drug paraphernalia in plain sight. A search of the vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia and controlled substances. The driver was arrested and transported to Dakota County Jail for a warrant out of Washington County.



A report came from the 700 block of Main Street Nov. 4 about a possible burglary. An earlier alarm was set off and turned off via a phone call from an employee. It was later found the main door was forced open and cash was taken.


A little bling

Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1800 block of Valley Curve Nov. 6 on a report of identity theft. Someone had obtained the victim’s personal information to obtain a jewelry store credit card.


That’s not your name

On Nov. 6, an officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Interstate 35E and Shepard Road. The driver claimed to not have a driver’s license and the officer thought they could smell suspected narcotics inside the vehicle. The passenger provided the officer with the name of his brother and was detained and later released. A vehicle searched found no narcotics. 


South St. Paul

Stolen cigs

On Nov. 5, an officer responded to a gas station in the 1200 block of Southview Boulevard on the report of a theft. The manager showed police surveillance video that showed a man go to the cashier and request two packages of cigarettes. When they were placed on the counter, the man grabbed them and left the store without paying for them. 


Scrap rims

The manager of a tire service business on Hardman Avenue called police Nov. 5 regarding a theft and partial return of scrap truck rims. The manager said on Oct. 31, a white van was seen driving by the business. A check later that day revealed roughly 16 to 24 scrap tire rims had been taken from behind the building. On Nov. 1, the same van was seen traveling behind the building, and roughly eight to 10 scrap rims were found in a pile behind the business. These were the same rims stolen the day before. 



On Nov. 6, a woman told police she was checking her emails and noticed an email from a company located in Texas. The email was sent to her email address but the purchases were made with a MasterCard not owned by her or her husband. 



A call came Nov. 6 from the 1800 block of Bromley Street from a man who said he parked his vehicle in the lot at a church and came back to it a short time later to find it damaged. He said there was damage to the driver’s side rear corner fender and was most likely caused by another vehicle sideswiping it. The offending vehicle did not leave any identifying information. 


West St. Paul


A man walked into a business in the 1600 block of Livingston Avenue Nov. 9 wearing a Spiderman costume and carrying a guitar case. An employee said they called police because he was making people uncomfortable. Staff said there no was no need for the officer to make contact with the man.


Reset attitude

On Nov. 9, an employee from a business in the 1200 block of Robert Street called police after a customer refused to leave the store. The customer thought someone was hacking his phone and wouldn’t let the employee touch his phone. The officer spoke with the man who refused to identify himself. He told police he was frustrated with the phone company because they wouldn’t help him with his Google account.


Sip and drive

A call came in Nov. 11 from the 1700 block of Robert Street from someone who saw a man in a vehicle pouring Svedka vodka into a cup and then driving off.


Hangry customer

On Nov. 11, a man was reported to be upset with employees at a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street. The man, who was in the deli at the business, was upset because he had been waiting for service for a long time. The man and an employee were shouting and screaming at each other when an officer arrived. The employee accused the man of calling him a racial slur. A supervisor came over and served the man who eventually left.


Honest thief

A female shoplifter at a business in the 1600 block of Robert Street Nov. 11 was apprehended as she was leaving the front door. The woman paid for some items but had others concealed. When officers arrived, the woman went into the bathroom to get rid of the items. The officers spoke with her and she eventually gave all the items back to loss prevention. They did not proceed with any charges because she gave the items back.


Belligerent customer

A bartender of a business in the 1200 block of Robert Street called police Nov. 14 after a customer wouldn’t leave. Police were told the customer was pushing the bartender and was drunk before going to the parking lot but wouldn’t leave. The bartender told police the man was initially following directions but that the other customers were agitated with the man so he was asked to leave. Instead he argued but argued with other customers. The man was brought home by his girlfriend.


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