Police reports: Disgruntled worker threat, busted brush burner, lightning strikeWoodbury police reports from March 29-April 3
Police were called March 29 to the 6100 block of Upper Afton Road for a theft report. The complainant reported someone entered her garage and stole her daughter’s $100 bicycle.
Woodbury High School officials reported to police March 29 that a student was acting abnormally in class. The student, a female, was observed laughing uncontrollably during a first-hour class. The girl later admitted to smoking marijuana prior to school. The student received school consequences.
Police responded March 29 to a theft and property damage report at Kwik Trip, 8477 City Centre Drive. Staff there reported the change box on a vacuum machine outside the store had been pried open. Loss: $60.
A resident in the 9400 block of Wedgewood Drive reported March 29 that people in a black sedan were driving through the neighborhood placing mail in mailboxes. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
A Woodbury woman reported March 29 that her daughter’s eyeglasses were stolen from her vehicle while parked at Family Achievement Center, 8320 City Centre Drive. The woman and her daughter were inside the center and returned to the vehicle to find the glasses missing.
Police and firefighters were called March 29 to a Jeep on fire at 755 Bielenberg Drive. A person was injured during the incident and was transported to Regions Hospital.
A Woodbury woman reported March 30 that her daughter had been struck while riding her bicycle near Hudson Road and Radio Drive. The girl sustained pain and minor bike damage. The driver reportedly stopped and offered the girl a ride home or to the hospital. The girl refused. The girl had been riding westbound on a sidewalk on the south side of Hudson Road at the entrance of Tamarack Village, which police said was in violation of law.
A resident in the 8300 block of Ashford Road reported hearing gunshots March 31. Police found spent fireworks in the area.
Police responded March 31 to the Red Roof Inn, 1806 Wooddale Drive, for an assault report. Officers located the suspect walking down Woodlane Drive. The man told police he was a war veteran dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder and had recently been evicted from the house where had and his wife lived. After being informed by the complainant that no assault had occurred, the suspect requested to be hospitalized for help with his problems.
A resident in the 400 block of Woodduck Place reported March 31 that a laptop computer had been stolen from the residence. An Oakdale suspect was identified.
A manager at AT&T, 9020 Hudson Road, reported a phone theft March 31. After discovering a display phone missing, staff reviewed surveillance video, which revealed a male remove the phone from the display. The suspect pocketed the phone, browsed other displays, then left. The back casing of the phone remained attached to the display. Loss: $650.
Staff at Dollar Tree, 7150 Valley Creek Plaza, reported receiving phone threats March 31. A former employee who had been fired reportedly called the store and left profane threats, including, “I know how you do money there. I’ll get mines. Don’t worry – I gots you.” Store staff took security precautions in response to threat.
Police reported April 1 that a suspect inflicted damage to a squad car during an arrest. The suspect damaged a side-view mirror during the incident.
Police were called April 2 to Woodbury Middle School, 1425 School Drive, for a child abuse assist. A female suspect was arrested and jailed on suspicion of malicious punishment of a child and domestic assault. Formal charges were pending.
An anonymous caller reported April 2 that a resident in the 6000 block of Oakwood Road had been burning a large amount of brush over the past few days and that it was currently producing heavy smoke. Police located the fire and made contact with the homeowner who had been burning a large pile of grass and yard waste in his yard. The man was given a verbal warning.
Officers and firefighters responded April 3 to a lightning strike at a home in the 10000 block of Bridgewater Circle. No smoke or flames were reported, though timber reportedly shot through the roof. Officers determined the lightning strike sent a splintered two-by-four to shoot through the ceiling of the house.
Police responded to a third-party report April 3 of a burglary in progress in the 6200 block of Tahoe Road. Two teenagers were reportedly seen kicking in the back window of a residence there. Police responded and took two juveniles out of the home at gunpoint. The males were identified. One was the homeowner’s child; the other was a friend. The homeowner confirmed it was OK for the juveniles to be there.