South-West Review police reports published August 26th, 2019

Inver Grove Heights

Warrant arrest

A 30-year-old man was arrested Aug. 13 after being pulled over in the area of Mendota Road and Highway 62.

 

On Aug. 154, officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of Highway 52 and 65th Street, and a 23-year-old man was arrested for an active warrant.

 

Fight

A 48-year-old man was cited for disorderly conduct after police responded to a fight in the 6600 block of River Road.

 

Drugs

Officers found a suspicious vehicle in the 6500 block of Cahill Avenue Aug. 16 — a 28-year-old man was charged with fifth-degree drugs.

 

A driver was cited Aug. 16 after he was pulled over in the area of Concord Boulevard and Concord Court after police found a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia in his vehicle.

 

On Aug. 20, officers were dispatched to the 11600 block of Courthouse Boulevard for a man that was passed out in his vehicle. Officers searched the man and found methamphetamine — the man was released at the scene pending investigation.

 

 

Up in flames

Officers were dispatched to the 11300 block of Courthouse Boulevard Aug. 20 for a vehicle fire, which was put out by the Inver Grove Heights Fire Department.

 

Broken window

A 50-year-old man was causing a disturbance in the 7200 block of Dawn Avenue Aug. 20 and banging on a door of a residence. He had broken the front window and was cited for damage to property.

 

Mendota Heights

Warrant arrest

An officer ran a license plate of a vehicle while on routine patrol duties Aug. 9 in the area of Lexington Avenue and Highway 62. The search showed the registered owner had an active warrant. The officer pulled the vehicle over and the driver was the owner, so they were arrested and booked into Dakota County Jail.

 

A woman was pulled over Aug. 11 in the area of Acacia Drive and Highway 13. Turns out she had an active felony arrest warrant and was taken into custody. Officers then found a controlled substance and paraphernalia in her possession.

 

That wasn’t me

A resident told police Aug. 10 she was the victim of identity theft. She found out after being called by Verizon to verify a purchase of electronics that she did not make. Verizon told the woman the items were to be shipped to an address in Cottage Grove, but they would not provide a name or address.

 

For the safety of others

Officers were called to check the welfare of two people slumped over in a car Aug. 11 in the 1000 block of Sibley Memorial Highway. When the officers arrived, the vehicle sped away and was endangering other motorists, so the officers stopped pursuing it. The license plate on the car belonged to another car, so the investigators were working to identify the driver.

 

DWI

Officers responded to reports of a man who was acting strangely in a business in the 700 block of South Plaza Drive. Upon arrival, officers found the man in a nearby parking lot, who showed signs of impairment. Field sobriety tests were conducted, and the man was placed under arrest.

 

Motorcycle vs. dog

On Aug. 14, officers responded to a report of a motorcyclist accident. The original report said there were injuries, but when officers arrived to the scene, which was near the intersection of Pilot Knob Road and Acacia Drive, the driver said he was not injured. The driver said the crash was caused by a off-leash dog that ran onto the street. The dog got in front of the motorcycle, so the driver sopped and the cycle tipped. A second dog ran up and bit the driver. The dogs’ owner was issued a citation.

 

Car vs tree

An officer responded to an accident Aug. 15 involving one vehicle and a tree limb that had broken off and fallen onto her car while traveling on Dodd Road near Beebe Avenue. There was minor damage to the windshield and the Mendota Heights Fire Department cleared the tree, as it was blocking the road.

 

South St. Paul

All kinds of trouble

On Aug. 15, an officer responded to the 900 block of Seventh Avenue on a report of a woman who entered a residence after following three young children. An officer spoke with the father of the kids who said a woman followed his children into the residence, asked for a cigarette and then began yelling racial slurs at him and his girlfriend. Police found the woman at her home. She resisted arrest but was ultimately restrained and arrested.

 

Stolen cans

A man came into the police department Aug. 17 to report two antique boat fuel cans had gone missing from his boat. He told an officer that over the last couple weeks, someone had entered his covered boat parked off the alley in the 400 block of Third Avenue near his vehicles and took two red antique Mercury Marine metal fuel cans, which could hold up to five gallons and were worth $30 each.

 

Crashed my car

A vehicle ran into a building on Concord Exchange Aug. 17. When an officer arrived, he saw several people point at a man running across the parking lot. When the officer caught up the man and asked him why he was running he said, “Because I crashed my car drunk.” The man blew a .19 and admitted to drinking four or five Captain Coke cocktails at a friend’s wedding. He said he’d been assaulted by three men and when he followed them in his vehicle, he crashed it. When he saw the red and blue police lights he ran. He was arrested for DWI.

 

 West St. Paul

 Find a different spot

An officer saw a vehicle pulled over on the shoulder on Oakdale Avenue near Lothenbach Avenue Aug. 17. The driver was outside his vehicle smoking because as a LYFT driver, he can’t smoke inside the vehicle. The officer advised him to pull over in a parking lot or side street next time.

 

Good deeds

On Aug. 17, an officer conducting a premise check at a business in the 2000 block of Robert Street spoke with an elderly woman outside the entrance of the vehicle. She said she’d been waiting for a cab for more than two hours and her phone was dead. The officer loaded the groceries into the squad and drove her home.

 

Free rocks?

A call came in Aug. 17 about a woman taking down the inside layer of the retaining wall facing Butler Avenue at Signal Hills Court. The woman said the rocks were just sitting there and thought they were free.

 

Hot spot

An officer spoke with two men Aug. 18 who were playing Pokémon Go on their phones at a sports complex. The officer told them the park was closed but the pair said they were just about to leave anyway.

 

Extra patrol

Someone called in who wanted information about an ongoing problem with people loitering in front of his residence in the 900 block of Smith Avenue from the barbershop nearby. He said there were five men Aug. 20 making a lot of noise and drinking. The caller didn’t like them loitering or the noise caused by it because of his small children. The officer he spoke with said he would do some extra patrols in the area.

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