Police reports: Abduction attempt allegation, bank protesters, bike shop scam, more ...
A worker at Penn Cycle, 6415 Lake Road Terrace, reported an employee theft incident March 26. A person came into the bike shop to report that his friend had pawned several bikes from the store while the friend worked there. Penn Cycle officials looked into the allegations and learned that the suspect, a Woodbury man, had pawned bikes at pawn shops.
An East Ridge High School student reported March 27 that while he was on break and visiting Holiday Station, 2030 Eagle Creek Lane, he was approached by a man attempting to sell speakers from his vehicle. The suspect sped off after the student declined the offer. Follow-up investigation revealed the suspect was meeting someone through Craigslist who was going to buy the speakers.
Police were called March 27 to Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, for a shoplifting report. Two juvenile females were stopped by loss prevention after stealing $15 worth of merchandise. The suspects, both Woodbury residents, attempted to pay for the merchandise and were released to their parents without charges. They were referred to the Youth Service Bureau.
Workers at US Bank, 8575 Valley Creek Road, reported March 30 that protesters were handing out flyers outside of the business. The protesters were gone when police arrived. Police learned the group was handing out flyers to customers that read "US Bank lobbyist taking money from education."
A resident in the 1000 block of Sprucewood Drive reported March 31 that an opossum was in a window well at a residence. An officer found the animal, removed it and took it to Carver Lake Park, where it was released.
Police were called March 31 to Red Roof Inn, 1806 Wooddale Drive, for unwanted customers. Motel workers said unregistered people were in a room and refused to leave. Police were allowed to enter the room, where four people were issued underage drinking tickets.
A Woodbury woman reported March 31 that someone attempted to kidnap her daughter near the corner of Castleford Drive and Leyland Trail. The complainant said her daughter came home crying and said a male had tried abducting her. The girl told police a white van approached the intersection and a male gestured for her to come toward her. The male had his window up and didn't say anything to the girl. The officer asked the girl if it was possible the man was gesturing for her to cross the street, but the girl was convinced he was motioning for her to approach him. The family was told to call police if they witnessed the man again.
Officers responded April 1 to Woodbury Middle School, 1425 School Drive, for a report of a student in possession of a BB handgun. School authorities seized the gun; police searched the student and found two cigarette lighters.
A resident in the 10000 block of Pond Curve reported April 1 that her attached garage was burglarized. Golf clubs valued at $500 were taken. Suspects were identified.