Police reports: Window peeper, drunken students, birthday prank, more ...Woodbury police reports from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5.
Police were called Aug. 30 to a suspicious activity report at a home in the 900 block of Autumn Drive. A woman reported finding a noted taped to her son’s window that read “We’re watching you! Daily.” The woman was concerned due to recent thefts.
A resident in the 8900 block of Highland Circle reported Aug. 30 that a male in his 20s rang her doorbell. When she answered, the man looked surprised, so she asked him what he wanted. Eventually, the man said, “I have your paper,” and pulled at the exterior door. The woman grabbed the door and pulled it shut while the man continued to yank on it. The woman told the man to leave, which he did. The man got in a vehicle and sat in it for several minutes before leaving. Police checked the area, but could not find the suspect.
A resident in the 900 block of Moonlight Drive reported Aug. 30 that two political yards signs were stolen from his property.
Police responded Aug. 30 to a vehicle theft report at a home in the 1700 block of Lamplight Drive. A spare key had been left in the ashtray of the vehicle, a 1993 Jeep Cherokee. The locks did not work, the complainant stated. Loss: $500.
A Woodbury man looking to rent a property reported suspicious activity Aug. 30. He said after leaving his contact information on a voice mail, someone – likely an 8- to 10-year-old boy – called back harassing him. The caller referred to himself as a “bandit” at one point. The complainant responded to one call by answering as St. Paul police. The caller then hung up on him. The Woodbury man later received text messages addressing him with derogatory terms for police. Officers gave the man information on how block the number.
Police were called Aug. 30 to a Woodcrest Drive residence for a disturbance report. A teenager at the home had become upset because his Xbox had been taken away. The boy reportedly told his parents he would slash their tires and to “sleep with one eye open.” A crisis team responded.
A Woodbury juvenile reported Aug. 31 that he was assaulted while walking near Valley Creek Road and I-494. Two people got out of a car, questioned the boy about a drug deal, then pushed him to the ground. The suspects were gone when police arrived.
Woodbury police and firefighters responded to a car fire Aug. 31 in the 8400 block of Tamarack village outside Petsmart.
A resident in the 8300 block of Afton Road reported Aug. 31 that money stolen from his vehicle. Cash was stolen from a wallet inside the vehicle. Loss: $350.
A resident in the 1200 block of Silverwood Court reported Aug. 31 that political yard signs opposing the marriage amendment were stolen from her property.
Police responded to a report of a drunken high school student on Aug. 31 at the Woodbury High School football game. The girl, a Stillwater High School senior, was witnessed stumbling and slurring her words. She told police she had been drinking from a bottle that was being passed around by students. She was issued an underage drinking ticket.
Officers responded Aug. 31 to Woodbury High School for a report of two possibly drunken female students in a bathroom stall. One of the girls recorded a 0.09 blood-alcohol reading. Charges were pending against the Woodbury girl.
A resident in the 9300 block of Duckwood Trail reported Sept. 2 political lawn signs were stolen from her property.
A resident in the 700 block of Interlachen Draw reported Sept. 2 political lawn signs were stolen from his property.
A resident in the 1200 block of Silverwood Road reported Sept. 2 that a political lawn sign was stolen from his property.
A resident in the 9000 block of Pinehurst Road reported Sept. 2 that two political lawn signs were stolen from his yard.
Police responded Sept. 3 to a suspicious activity report in the 6200 block of Tahoe Road. The complainant, a retired Washington County deputy, watched a middle-aged women talking with a girl operating a lemonade stand on the corner. The retired deputy confronted the woman and told her to leave. The man said the woman was known to be recruiting children to sell 50-state quarter displays.
A resident in the 2500 block of Sandstone Drive reported Sept. 3 that bicycles had been taken from his garage. Loss: $400.
An officer on patrol at 1:18 a.m. Sept. 4 located a man walking through a closed business area at Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road. The officer stopped the man, who reached for a black item protruding from his waistband. The officer pulled his gun on the man, who produced a hat that had been rolled up. The suspect first gave the officer a fictitious name and appeared nervous. Another officer responded as was able to identify the man through fingerprint technology. It was learned the man, from Mankato, Minn., had multiple warrants for his arrest. He was taken to Washington County jail.
Workers at Holiday Inn Express, 9840 Norma Lane, reported Sept. 4 that a television was stolen from a maintenance room. No suspects.
A resident in the 8200 block of Enclave Road reported seeing someone looking inside his house with a flashlight on Sept. 4. Police arrived and discovered that what the man was seeing was actually an inflatable dog tied to the deck. After finding his trees and bushes covered in toilet paper, the complainant determined he had been pranked by friends as part of his upcoming birthday.
Police arrested a man found running past Sam’s Club, 9925 Hudson Road, at 12:29 a.m., Sept. 5. The Woodbury man was identified by police, who also discovered a narcotics-related warrant for his arrest. The man pulled away from the officer during the arrest. It turned out the man was concealing three bags of marijuana in his underwear. A crack pipe was also discovered in his front pocket. He was taken to Washington County jail.