Police reports: Underage drinking, child abuse report, surly would-be shoplifter, more ...Woodbury police reports for April 25 to May 2
Police responded April 25 to City Center Professional Building, 1625 Radio Drive, for a report of a car striking a building. The driver, a St. Paul woman, told police she arrived in the parking stall and accidentally hit the accelerator instead of the brake, causing her car to jump the curb and strike the building. There was minimal damage to the building and the vehicle.
Genz-Ryan Plumbing and Heating, Burnsville, reported April 26 that construction materials were stolen from a site in the 11000 block of Sand Castle Drive. The complainant reported a furnace, an air conditioning coil and an air conditioning connector were taken from a basement of a townhouse under construction. Loss: $1,066.
Police assisted the Minnesota State Patrol April 26 for a traffic stop at Bielenberg Drive and Tamarack Road. The stop involved a vehicle with 13 passengers. One person in the vehicle was determined to have a warrant for assault and was arrested.
Firefighters and police responded April 26 to a home in the 1600 block of Regatta Driver for a possible carbon monoxide leak. The resident, his girlfriend and a 7-month-old child were all feeling sick, weak and tired.
Workers at Dickey’s Barbecue Pit reported April 27 that ducklings were stuck in a drainage ditch in the front parking lot. Officers located the ducklings in a storm sewer. Storm grates were removed and officers, with the help of a Dickey’s worker, were able to remove eight ducklings.
A caller reported April 27 that children were hanging items out the back of a bus with a fishing line near Seasons Parkway and Radio Drive. Police were unable to locate the bus.
A resident in the 7200 block of Guider Drive reported April 27 that two bicycles were stolen from an underground parking garage there. The unsecured bikes had a total value of $430.
Police were called April 28 for reports of a fight at Red Roof Inn, 1806 Wooddale Drive. While officers were en route to the call, people were fleeing the hotel on foot. Several juveniles were located, many of whom showed signs of being drunk. Seven citations were issued for underage consumption to students from White Bear Lake Alternative Learning Center, White Bear Lake High School and Mahtomedi Senior High.
A Woodbury man reported April 29 that credit cards from his wallet were stolen from a locked locker at the YMCA, 2175 Radio Drive. It was unclear how the suspect gained access to the locker. The complainant said his bank told him the cards had been used fraudulently in Oakdale and Maplewood. A suspect was seen on surveillance video. Police were working with YMCA officials to determine if the same suspect was at the facility.
Workers at Green Mill, 6025 Hudson Road, called to report that a man was seen punching a juvenile in a vehicle. The witness said she saw the suspect push a teenage boy into his vehicle. The man reportedly punched the boy three time with a closed fist. The witness confronted the suspect and threatened to call police. The suspect left the in the vehicle. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.
Police were called April 30 to Lake Middle School for a theft report. There had been multiple reports of thefts from the boys locker room. Video surveillance showed three male students enter the locker room at the time of the crime. Three eighth-grade boys were located and interviewed by police. All items were recovered and returned to the owners.
A resident in the 2100 block of Parkview Lane reported May 1 that someone entered his unlocked vehicle and stole a bag of trail mix and audio books. A GPS unit and iPod, left in plain view, were not disturbed.
Police responded May 1 to Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, for a threats report. Loss prevention staff reported spotting suspects from a theft the prior week and began following the suspects as they pushed a loaded cart of merchandise through the store. The suspects realized they were being watched and confronted loss prevention staff. A male suspect threatened to punch the worker and cocked back his fist. The three suspects left before police arrived.
Walmart workers reported a theft May 2 after a woman was observed leaving the store with concealed merchandise. The woman got away in a vehicle driven by another woman. Loss was estimated to be at least $200.