Police reports: Subway food freak-out, underage party busted, vehicle break-in, more ...
A Woodbury man reported March 12 that his garage on Collingwood Lane was burglarized. Carpentry equipment and a gardening tool, estimated at a total value of $870, were taken from the detached garage, which is an open space accessible through multiple doors. Police found an unlocked door that may have been the entry point.
Workers at Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, reported March 12 that a St. Paul woman was caught attempting to push out a cart loaded with $335 in merchandise. The woman, who was accompanied by two others, left without them in a vehicle after being confronted by an employee. Police attempted to call the suspect, though her phone was turned off.
Police were called March 13 to JC Penney, 8348 Tamarack Village, for a theft report. Two males and a female left with assorted jeans, jean jackets and T-shirts valued at $300. The suspects ran out of the building to a Chevy Impala. Police didn't locate the suspects.
An anonymous caller reported an underage drinking party on March 14 on Fawn Trail Circle. Police located three underage drinkers, all Woodbury residents, and issued tickets accordingly. One of the underage suspects was arrested on suspicion of fleeing on foot.
Workers at Subway, 8470 City Centre Drive, on March 14 reported an irate customer at the restaurant. An employee said the suspect, a Hudson man, became upset with the handling of his wife's sandwich. The man thought he saw an employee spit on the food, so he threw sandwich on the floor. The man and his wife were cooperative with officers, though Subway requested the two be trespassed from the restaurant.
Police were called March 15 for a suspicious man with a ponytail in the 10000 block of CityWalk Drive. A resident at the building reported that the man had identified himself as a newspaper carrier and wanted access to an apartment in keeping with a request to have a paper delivered to a resident's door. The resident said she didn't subscribe to the paper and turned the man away. Police confirmed the man was a paper carrier and that he was given an incorrect delivery address.
Officers responded March 15 to Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, for a shoplifting report. Workers there said a male and a female teamed to up conceal a CD player in the woman's purse. The couple bought some low-valued merchandise, then attempted to leave with the CD player. The woman was not charged, though police learned the man had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Ramsey County. He was taken to Washington County jail.
A Woodbury resident on March 16 reported a suspicious person near Tahoe Road and Alpine Drive after locating footprints near various vehicles in the area. One theft victim reported a missing GPS unit and an iPod. Police located the suspect, who was patted down and found in possession of "multiple items commonly stolen from motor vehicles." He was taken to a center for adolescents in Hastings.
A resident in the 300 block of Bluebird Lane reported March 16 that her vehicle was broken into while parked in her driveway. Missing items from the vehicle, driven by the woman's son, contained high school textbooks, cologne and headphones. A window was smashed to gain access.
Workers at Target, 7200 Valley Creek Plaza, reported March 17 that a male was spotted urinating in between vehicles in the parking lot. Police learned the male was autistic and waiting for his mother while she shopped.