Police reports: Chocolate diamonds disappear, evasive motorcyclist, drugs at WHSWoodbury police reports for Feb. 9 to Feb. 14
Police executing a routine K-9 drug sniff Feb. 9 at Woodbury High School became suspicious of a car after the dog alerted police to it. Officers searched the vehicle after receiving permission from the owner. The vehicle, which had been operated by a female student, was found to contain substances that tested positive for marijuana. The student admitted the pot and drug paraphernalia were hers. The student’s case could go before the Peer COR program.
Police were called Feb. 9 to The Buckle, 9000 Hudson Road, for a shoplifting report. A worker reported a woman took jeans from the store and ran out. The worker took down a license plate, though it appeared to be falsified and made of paper. Loss: $200.
Officers responded to a complaint of a dirt-bike rider driving around the area of Interlachen Parkway. An officer located the rider and activated his squad’s lights. The officer gave pursuit, but the rider took off into a nearby park. The rider eventually entered the path of another police cruiser and surrendered. The Woodbury man was arrested and jailed. He later told police that though he had observed the emergency lights, he didn’t stop because “he was almost home.”
A vehicle driven by a Cottage Grove woman rearended a vehicle driven by a River Falls, Wis., woman at 6:32 p.m. Feb. 9 on Radio Drive near Hudson Road. The River Falls woman was transported to a medical facility with injuries. The other driver was not injured. She was cited for inattentive driving.
A juvenile female was cited for theft after being caught stealing Feb. 9 at Kohl’s, 7100 Valley Creek Plaza. The girl, a Tartan High School sophomore, was witnessed pocketing $160 worth of jewelry.
Woodbury emergency workers were dispatched Feb. 10 to New Directions, 1321 Fallbrook Lane, for a carbon monoxide alarm. A woman there noticed a gas stove had been left on and was feeling light-headed. Parties were evacuated. Xcel Energy was notified.
Woodbury emergency workers were called Feb. 11 to a residence in the 7800 block of Penny Lane for a possible fire. The caller said the home’s gas fireplace was not lighting and gas was blowing out. Firefighters responded and took command of the scene.
A Woodbury man reported Feb. 11 that his vehicle was broken into while parked at Lake Middle School, 3133 Pioneer Drive. A rear window was broken out. A smartphone ($400) was stolen, as well as a $3,500 laptop computer.
Police were called Feb. 11 to a residence in the 2500 block of Cornelia Trail for a theft report. A woman there reported her ring, which included “chocolate” diamonds, was stolen from the house. She said she delayed reporting because she first wanted to thoroughly search the house. A homeless person who had access to the house is a possible suspect. Loss: $1,900.
An officer on patrol Feb. 12 on Conifer Pass discovered graffiti written on an electrical box. The word “anon” was painted on the box.
Police were called Feb. 13 to Woodbury Middle School, 1425 School Drive, for a theft report. A seventh grade male reportedly stole an iPod from a classmate and sold it for $30. The student was referred to the Peer Cor program.
Workers at Radio Shack, 7060 Valley Creek Plaza, reported Feb. 13 that a male entered the store and stole a $650 smartphone. The suspect was not located.
Police witnessed a suspicious vehicle driving past businesses at 1:54 a.m. Feb. 14. The vehicle was spotted driving up to storefronts slowly, stopping, then moving on to the next. After the vehicle stopped near Short Stop Liquors, an officer confronted the driver, a Woodbury man. The man told the officer he was checking to see if the stores were selling cigarettes. The officer said the man had circumstances “which may have contributed to his confusion in locating an open business.” The man, who was not deemed dangerous, was released from police custody.
Police were requested Feb. 14 to conduct a K-9 drug sniff of a vehicle parked in the junior lot at Woodbury High School. The dog seized on a vehicle, which was searched. Officers located marijuana residue on the vehicle’s seat. There was no information listed as to who owned the vehicle and if any citations were issued.