Police reports: Bad pranks draw police attention, lawn sign theft continues, more ...Woodbury police reports from Oct. 19-23.
A resident in the 1400 block of Donegal Drive reported Oct. 19 that political lawn signs were stolen from his property.
Workers at Pacific Sunwear, 9140 Hudson Road, reported Oct. 19 that a woman stole a sweatshirt from the store. A relative of the suspect who got away was stopped at the store and spoke with police.
A Woodbury woman reported Oct. 19 that she left her purse behind at Noodles & Co., 7455 Currell Blvd., and that it was gone when she went to retrieve it. No suspects.
A resident in the 9100 block of Brentwood Trail reported Oct. 19 that someone outside was banging on her back patio door. Police arrived and heard a male yelling “let me in.” It was determined the male was the woman’s husband. He told officers he was trying to scare his wife and daughter. Police said the wife reported her husband was successful in scaring them.
A resident in the 6100 block of Oakwood Road reported Oct. 20 that his “vote yes” marriage amendment sign had been taken from his yard. It was the second time a lawn sign was stolen there.
Police were called Oct. 20 to a Woodbury location for a suspicious text message that included the phrase “I hid the body.” The mother of the texter later told police that her 12-year-old daughter was trying to text a friend as a joke and accidentally sent it to the wrong number.
A resident in the 8200 block of Emerald Lane reported Oct. 20 that her hand-made “vote yes” marriage amendment lawn sign was stolen from her property.
An anonymous caller reported Oct. 21 that a suspicious male was spotted on Colby Lake Drive near Interlachen Parkway attempting to siphon gas from a vehicle using a hose and a bucket. Police searched the area and found a bucket that smelled of gasoline and a small gasoline spill on a curb, but no suspect.
Workers at AT&T Store on Hudson Road called to report the theft of an iPhone 5. A male entered the store and pulled the phone from a display case. The store was unable track the phone. Loss: $650.
Police responded Oct. 21 to a shoplifting call at Kohl’s, 7100 Valley Creek Plaza. Store security determined two males had taken clothing into changing rooms put on the clothes, then wore their street clothes over the merchandise. Police and security stopped the men – one from Maplewood, the other from St. Paul – outside the store. The men were trespassed from the store and cited for theft.
A resident in the 10000 block of Lancaster Lane reported Oct. 22 that her lawn ornaments were stolen from her property. The items – ceramic turtles and inscribed stepping stones – were valued at $100.
A resident in the 1000 block of Briar Glen Lane reported Oct. 22 that her police signs had been stolen.
A Woodbury resident reported Oct. 22 that her underground parking stall had been burglarized. Tools and motorcycle tires were missing. Loss: $1,400.
A Woodbury man reported Oct. 22 that he and house guests heard what sounded like gunshots accompanied by flashes of light. Police checked the area and located a utility crew, members of which said they were causing the noise by blowing up fuses.
A Woodbury girl reported Oct. 23 that she heard the front door handle at her house shaking, causing her dog to bark. She also reported the sound of someone attempting to use a key to get inside the door, followed by the sound of a body slamming up against the door. Scratches on the deadbolt and handle were later discovered. Police did not locate any suspects.
A Woodbury woman called Oct. 23 to compliment an officer for letting her know that her daughter had been stopped for a traffic violation.