Police reports: Loose dog alerts neighbor to burglarized home, more ...Woodbury police reports from Feb. 3 to Feb. 9.
Police and firefighters responded Feb. 2 to Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place, for a report of people stuck in an elevator. The two people, who had been trapped for about 20 minutes, were freed. There were no injuries.
A Cottage Grove ninth grader reported Feb. 3 that his wallet was taken from an unlocked gym locker room at East Ridge High School. The youth said the wallet contained $10. A possible suspect denied involvement.
Police were called Feb. 3 for a shoplifting complaint at Super Target, 449 Commerce Drive. Loss prevention staff reported that an Xbox console was noticed missing, so they reviewed surveillance video. Footage revealed a man placing the device and four Nintendo DS video game systems in a bag that was placed in a baby carrier that was covered with a blanket. Police identified the suspect as a Minneapolis man suspected in other thefts at Target stores. Loss: $800.
Officers were called Feb. 3 East Ridge High School for crowd control after receiving a report of disturbances and fights following a basketball game between East Ridge and Woodbury high schools. Police did not observe any trouble, but school officials said disturbances had been handled by staff.
A Woodbury man reported Feb. 4 that his vehicle had been stolen from outside his residence in the 6900 block of Ashwood Road. The vehicle, a 1999 Acura Integra, was valued at $2,500.
A resident in the 400 block of Lake View Drive reported Feb. 4 that her daily newspaper had been stolen. The paper was heard colliding with the pavement around 5 a.m., but was gone when the woman went to retrieve it later.
A Cottage Grove 10th grader was apprehended by police Feb. 4 at East Ridge High School. An officer noticed the girl appeared under the influence and submitted to a Breathalyzer test that revealed a .20 blood-alcohol content. The girl admitting to drinking shots of alcohol while inside a car. The girl, who was turned over to her father, was given an underage drinking ticket.
Police were called Feb. 4 to the area of Pioneer Park for two males suspected of smoking marijuana. One of the two teens, a Math and Science Academy senior, admitted to possessing marijuana and a pipe. The case was sent to county prosecutor for possible charges.
A resident in the 3300 block of Churchill Drive reported Feb. 5 that items had been taken from his unlocked vehicle parked outside his residence. Missing items included an iPod, a checkbook and a multi-tool.
Employees at Famous Footwear, 7150 Valley Creek Road, reported Feb. 5 that a woman stole two pairs of shoes from the store. A worker attempted to stop the woman, but she got away and left in a vehicle. The vehicle’s license plates came back to a vehicle stolen out of Watonwan County. Loss: $90.
A resident in the 2300 block of Sumac Way reported Feb. 5 that her vehicle appeared to have been entered. A steak knife and a wallet were found inside her unlocked vehicle. The wallet belonged to a Courtly Road man, who said his vehicle had been tampered with. The wallet contained credit cards, but $25 was reportedly missing. Nothing was missing from the woman’s vehicle.
A resident in the 2200 block of Sycamore Trail reported suspicious activity Feb. 5 at his neighbor’s house. The man reported seeing the neighbor’s dog running loose. When he went to bring the dog to the house, he found the front door kicked in. Police arrived and conducted a search of the house. A laptop computer and two televisions were reported stolen.
Police were called to a burglary report Feb. 6 at a house in the 500 block of Esther Lane. The woman said someone entered her unlocked garage and rifled through vehicles parked inside. Loose change was missing.
A resident in the 10300 block of City Walk Drive reported her lock box was missing from her apartment. There were no signs of forced entry or suspects.
Police were called for an emergency psychological commitment Feb. 7 at Woodbury High School. A female student there had attempted to harm herself with a butcher knife. She was not seriously injured, but was taken by police to an undisclosed facility for care.
Two vehicles were broken into Feb. 9 outside New Life Academy, 6758 Bailey Road. A purse was taken and found later in a ditch along Valley Creek Road. A debit card was among the missing items from the purse.