Police reports: Boy evades suspicious motorist, Ojibway Park sucker punch, more ...Woodbury police reports for Aug. 23-28.
A Woodbury woman reported Aug. 23 that her son was followed by a male motorist on Glen Road near Crackleberry Trail. The boy changed directions as the driver approached him. The vehicle drove in reverse to follow the boy, who took off running. No suspect description was given.
A worker at Wooddale Fun Zone, 2122 Wooddale Drive, reported vandalism Aug. 24. Seven areas on the building had been spray-painted with graffiti. There was also evidence of someone attempting to pry open a door there. Damage: $300.
Police were called Aug. 24 to Tahoe Place and Tahoe Road for a vandalism report. The words “Crip gang” had been spray-painted on plexiglass at a bus stop.
A resident in the 9000 block of Pinehurst Road reported the theft of political signs from her yard on Aug. 24. Loss: $10.
A Woodbury man reported Aug. 24 that his son was at East Ridge High School orientation when his iPhone was stolen. An app used to search for the phone revealed that it ended up in Minneapolis.
Police were called to the 1700 block of Century Circle for a report of a stuck elevator. A woman’s foot was caught in the door. Firefighters and police responded. The woman was able to pull her foot out of the door.
A resident in the 6200 block of Courtly Place reported Aug. 26 that $1,800 cash and an ATM card left in her unlocked vehicle. There is a possible suspect.
A resident in the 1100 block of Schooner Way reported Aug. 25 that three campaign signs had been taken from her yard. The woman suspected that someone had taken her signs and placed them elsewhere in the neighborhood.
Police were called Aug. 25 to a home in the 3800 block of Homestead Drive, where a woman reported that someone had just rung her doorbell. She said the doorbell has been rung each night around 9 p.m. Police classified the call as “ding-dong-ditch” incident.
A St. Paul man reported Aug. 26 that items had been stolen from his booth at Woodbury Days. The stolen items – animal hats, wool jackets and cotton bags – were valued at $500.
A Woodbury man reported Aug. 26 that a washing machine had been stolen form the clubhouse at 1707 Century Circle.
A resident in the 3400 block of Oxford Circle reported Aug. 26 that someone had attempted to break into her home. Pry marks were found on a sliding glass door. There is a possible suspect.
Police were called Aug. 27 to Llewellyn Worldwide, 2143 Wooddale Drive, for found narcotics. A worker there showed police what appeared to be three tabs of oxycodone in a baggie. The drugs had been stuffed in a toilet paper roll tube. Police disposed of the drugs.
A Woodbury woman reported Aug. 27 that a Landfall woman had assaulted her daughter and took her state-issued identification card, money and perfume. Police spoke with the suspect, who said the entire incident was fabricated and that she was not in Woodbury at the time. Officers detected inconsistencies with the complainant’s story and possible deception. When they interviewed the complainant’s daughter, she admitted to fabricating the story because she had spent the $5 her mother had given her on food and left her ID in a friend’s car. Police warned her of the possible consequences of filing a false report.
Police were called Aug. 27 to Ojibway Park for a fight near the bathrooms. A Woodbury man, whose face was red and swollen on one side, reported he had been “sucker punched” by a juvenile male from Woodbury. The incident appeared to have been provoked by Facebook post made by the Woodbury man. Police did not locate the suspect.
An officer on bike patrol Aug. 27 noticed two suspicious people at a building in the 6000 block of Hudson Road. The officer found the two men smoking a marijuana joint the size of a pencil eraser. The men told the officer they had been on a bike ride and stopped off “to smoke a quick joint.” The men, who were described as respectful and honest, were allowed to go without charges.
Police executed a search warrant Aug. 28 at a residence in the 7200 block of Guider Drive for a resident there wanted for felony drug possession. When an officer knocked on the door, he heard people scrambling around inside, though no one answered the door. Police made phone contact with the suspect, who said he wasn’t at the apartment. Officers eventually made contact with the man’s girlfriend, who said she couldn’t open the door because she was naked. Police got a key from the rental office, made entry, and found the suspect and the girlfriend hiding in a bedroom. The man was arrested on the warrant; the girlfriend was arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice and harboring a fugitive.