Police reports: Picketer problems, Red Roof customer fleeced, more ...Woodbury police reports for Sept. 6-9.
A resident in the 6900 block of Collingwood Lane reported Sept. 6 that her residence was burglarized. A television and lawn ornaments were taken. It appeared entry was made through an overhead garage door. Loss: $400.
Police were called Sept. 6 to the 3100 block of Pioneer Drive for a juvenile mischief report. A woman said a portable toilet near Lake Middle School had been tipped over multiple times. No suspects.
A Richfield woman reported Sept. 6 that her storage locker at Simply Self Storage, 881 Weir Drive, had been burglarized. A 20-gallon storage tub with unknown items was missing. It appeared entry was first made by cutting a hole in a chain link fence at the property. The storage unit’s lock had been cut as well. No suspects.
A resident in the 6900 block of Ashwood Road reported Sept. 6 that her unlocked garage had been burglarized. A charcoal grill and a children’s stroller were stolen. No suspects.
Police were called Sept. 7 to Hohenstein’s Inc., 2330 Ventura Drive, for a disturbance report. The company reported union Teamsters on strike were blocking traffic and not allowing trucks to enter the property. The picketers, who had allegedly told a driver that “no deliveries are taking place today,” were warned about the conduct.
A resident in the 9100 block of Pinehurst Road reported Sept. 7 that political signs were stolen from his yard.
A juvenile female reported Sept. 7 that a group of about 20 males was protesting at Valley Creek Road and Radio Drive. The complainant admitted the group did not impede her activities or disrupt traffic – she just didn’t like their message. The group was rallying around the issue of gay marriage and police told the complainant they had the right to do so. The girl hung up on the officer.
A resident in the 10000 block of Grand Oaks Trail reported Sept. 8 that a female knocked on her door and rang her doorbell. Police checked the area, but didn’t find the female.
Police responded Sept. 8 to a vandalism and theft report at Woodland Pointe Apartments, 6850 Ashwood Lane. A man there said he opened up the clubhouse, where his son’s birthday party was to be held when he noticed items were missing. A video projector, a CD changer, a projector screen, a cable box, two bags of M&Ms and two bags of potato chips were taken. It was not clear how access was gained, but police learned keys to the room were missing.
A resident in the 11000 block of Oak Grove Circle reported Sept. 8 that her vehicle had been stolen. It was later learned the vehicle, which had been parked in violation of association rules, had been towed.
Police were called Sept. 8 to Wild Bill’s, 546 Commons Drive, for a disturbance report. A customer reported a bouncer at the bar was harassing him. Police talked with the bouncer, who said he had talked with the customer – a Maplewood man – about his level of intoxication. The Maplewood man did not appreciate the extra level of attention, police said, so he left with another man. As they were leaving, the Maplewood man confronted the bouncer. Witnesses said the Maplewood man grabbed the bouncer’s shirt. The bouncer pushed him away. The Maplewood man and his girlfriend claimed the bouncer took his shirt off and threatened them – an allegation that others refuted.
Workers at Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, reported suspicious activity Sept. 8. Five males in the store were witnessed loading money cards and making transaction with hundred dollar bills. They were later seen loitering near a moving truck in the parking lot with garbage bags. Police investigated and learned that the males had just been paid by their boss after a week of work and were preparing to go home to St. Louis, Mo.
Police conducting registration checks Sept. 9 at the Red Roof Inn, 1806 Wooddale Drive, learned that a person staying there had an outstanding warrant. The man was arrested by police and jailed in Stillwater.
A resident in the 6100 block of Garbe Avenue reported Sept. 9 that jewelry had been stolen from her home. A diamond necklace, a silver chain, a ruby-heart necklace, a ring and a bracelet were found missing. There is a possible suspect. Loss: $700.
A resident in the 10000 block of Ashley Lane reported Sept. 9 that a sign displaying opposition to the marriage amendment was stolen from his yard.
Police responded Sept. 9 to the 1600 block of Lamplight Drive for a disorderly neighbor report. An anonymous caller said his neighbor was drunk and yelling that he was going to kill his dogs. Police patrolled the neighborhood, but did not see any disturbances.
A Newport man reported Sept. 10 that two females stole his cash while he was at the Red Roof Inn, 1806 Wooddale Drive. The man told police he met the women while checking in at about 2:30 a.m. The women suggested they adjourn to his room to “watch some football.” Police pointed out the low likelihood that a live football game would be televised at that hour. Shortly after arriving in the room, the females took $250 cash and the man’s ATM card without force, the officer noted. The man later reported that his $75 watch and $200 ring were also missing.
A resident in the 9700 block of Wynstone Driver reported Sept. 10 that a political sign opposing the marriage amendment was stolen from his yard.