Police reports: Juvenile booze cruise, Old Country Buffet trashed, burglary, more ...Woodbury police reports for March 22-27
A resident in the 7000 block of Thames Road reported March 22 that her dryer had burned up. Police and firefighters determined a “flash fire” had occurred near the dryer.
Police were called March 22 to Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, for a shoplifting report. The store’s loss prevention officer reported that man stole 17 cans of baby formula, totaling $244. The employee said two women accompanying the suspect created a distraction, allowing the man to leave with the merchandise. The man is suspected in other formula thefts from the Woodbury Walmart and a the West St. Paul location.
Police were called March 23 to Woodbury High School for a stolen property report. A foster mother of a student there went to the school, along with his social worker in attempt to recover the foster mother’s cell phone charger. He was found in possession of earphones and a mini-speaker that turned out to be stolen from local stores. The boy was issued a juvenile citation for possession of stolen property.
Police on patrol conducted traffic stop a vehicle March 25 at Valley Creek Road and City Centre Drive. The officer observed an open beer near a passenger’s feet. People in the vehicle admitted to drinking in the vehicle. The registered owner, a Glenwood City, Wis., man, allowed the people to drink in the vehicle. The passengers – all juveniles – received a verbal warning.
Officers on patrol located suspicious activity March 25 in the 11000 block of Redwood Curve. Police had been searching for people who fled an underage drinking party. People were found in an unoccupied new home. A juvenile female was cited for underage consumption. A juvenile female from Woodbury was cited for trespassing. An adult Woodbury male was cited for underage consumption and trespassing.
Police were called March 25 to a home on Fieldstone Curve for an out-of-control male. A 17-year-old at the home was reportedly kicking furniture and threatening his mother. The male told police he was being emotionally abused because he had been grounded.
A Newport woman reported a theft March 26 from Simply Self Storage, 881 Weir Drive. The woman told police she went to the storage facility and found her unit locked, but suspected numerous belongings had been stolen. She suspected a neighbor had stolen the belongings and told police she moved the items to storage in response to alleged burglaries. It was later learned the woman was mentally ill and unable to file an accurate report.
A St. Paul woman reported March 26 that her vehicle was stolen while parked at Savers, 8401 Tamarack Road. The vehicle, a 2007 Saturn Ion, had been left unlocked with a spare key placed in a cupholder. Loss: $12,000.
Police responded at 12:06 a.m. March 27 t o a silent burglary alarm at Old Country Buffet, 7433 Currell Blvd. Officers found an unsecured front door and entered to find the restaurant in disarray: food was on the floor, paper towels were left in toilets and water was left running. No damage was found. Police noted that the front door had been left unsecured on numerous previous alarms.
A resident in the 6100 block of Poplar Drive reported March 27 that her residence had been burglarized. It appeared someone entered the home’s garage through an unlocked service door. Items were reported missing from vehicles. A light bulb to the service door was missing.
Police investigated a dog-on-dog attack March 27 that took place at the Woodbury dog park on Dale Road. A Coon Rapids woman said she had been dog-sitting for a red Labrador retriever and took the dog to the park, where a Woodbury man’s English bulldog attacked it. The retriever was taken to a veterinarian with injuries. The Woodbury man was advised of the potentially dangerous dog procedure.
A Plymouth man reported March 27 that his wallet was stolen at Life Time Fitness, 675 Commons Drive. The theft occurred in the locker room.
Police and firefighters responded March 27 to an injury accident at Interlachen Drive and Rainier Alcove. A vehicle driven by a Leyland Bay resident collided with a vehicle driven by a Quarry Ridge Lane resident. One of the victims requested medics after complaining of head pain and dizziness.