Police report: Drunk student, minor injury accident, vandalism, more ...Police were called March 1 to Woodbury High School for an underage drinking report. Staff had suspected a student may be under the influence of alcohol due to the way she was acting. The student said she was not drinking but showed a 0.14 blood alcohol level.
NOTE: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
--Police were called March 1 to Woodbury High School for an underage drinking report. Staff had suspected a student may be under the influence of alcohol due to the way she was acting. The student said she was not drinking but showed a 0.14 blood alcohol level. Later she admitted to drinking vodka from an ice tea bottle during lunch. The student’s mother picked her up from school.
--A Woodbury woman called police March 1 for a theft of a postal package that contained an inflatable chair and six packages of Chinese herbal diet pills valued at $70. The woman confirmed with the postal service that the packages were delivered but she never received them. Neighbors said they didn’t see anything suspicious.
--Police were called to City Centre Drive and Valley Creek Road March 2 for an accident with minor injuries. The driver was going westbound on Valley Creek Road when he made an abrupt turn to northbound City Centre Drive at about 40 mph. His vehicle slid on the ice over the center median striking a large rock and a tree. The rock was launched on to the traffic lanes of southbound City Centre Drive. The driver sustained minor injuries and was cited for careless driving.
--A Woodbury man reported March 2 that his credit card was used in New Jersey without his approval. The transactions appeared to be at liquor wholesalers. He said he was at the Fine Line Music Café in Minneapolis and Puerto Vallarto, Mexico. He said he wasn’t sure if either of those locations were where his card was compromised. The man still had his card in his possession.
--A Woodbury driver was cited for causing a two-vehicle accident with personal injuries March 2 at Dale Road and Woodbury Drive. Five people were hospitalized when the driver ran a stop sign at westbound Dale Road. Two vehicles were towed and the driver was mailed a citation. Washington County Public Works put a temporary stop sign on the southwest corner of the intersection.
--While on routine patrol March 3, Woodbury police noticed an electrical box at Woodlane Drive and Montrose Road was spray painted with blue paint with the word “anon.” The word was also underlined with a “swoosh style underline.” The city’s public works department was called to clean up the damage.
--A Cottage Grove male was pulled over and searched by police after being observed driving at a high rate of speed on Woodbury Drive south of Dale Road March 3. Police found a marijuana pipe in the center console of the car. The driver was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.
--Police were called to the 10000 block of Grand Forest Lane March 3 after flames were seen coming out of a water heater chimney at a house in the area. The fire was out by the time firefighters arrived, but gas odor was detected.
--A Woodbury woman called police March 4 complaining that the residence was shaking, the kitchen outlets were coming out and she was concerned something electrical was happening. Police spoke with the homeowner who said she heard a knocking noise coming from the house. Police found a knocking noise from exposed water pipes in the basement and advised the homeowner to contact a plumber.
--Police were called March 4 to a park behind a residential area at the 1300 block of Parkwood Drive for an injured deer. The complainant was concerned about the deer being in the park where several people and kids were present. As an officer approached, the deer ran off.
--A two-vehicle accident at Settlers Ridge Parkway and Eagle View Boulevard March 5 resulted in injury. A driver turned left in front of another that was traveling north on Settlers Ridge and swerved to avoid the accident but collided. The driver who swerved was complaining of neck pain and was transported to the hospital.
--A Woodbury man reported March 5 he received two pieces of mail in his mailbox that told him to pick up his dog’s feces and that if he didn’t, the person who wrote the message would call the association. The complainant said his dog defecated in his neighbor’s yard at least once. He was advised about the ordinance and to make a better attempt to eliminate the problem.
--A complainant reported March 5 that a sixth grader was texting another student that she wanted to kill herself. Police contacted the girl, who said she didn’t mean the texts and that she was no longer interested in hurting herself. Police advised the family to keep an eye on the girl and to let school counselors know of the situation.
--A Woodbury woman reported a possibly injured bald eagle in the Eagle Valley neighborhood March 6. The eagle was sitting on the ice when police arrived and flew away but appeared to have an injured foot.
--A Chevrolet truck was on fire March 6 on Woodbury Drive going southbound north of Hudson Road. Woodbury firefighters arrived and conducted the investigation. No injuries reported.
--A Woodbury woman was arrested for third degree DWI March 7 at Valley Creek Road and Parkwood Drive. The woman was going east on Valley Creek Road when she appeared to be driving at a high rate of speed. She showed signs of alcohol impairment and registered a blood alcohol level of 0.16 when she was arrested.