Police reports: Woodbury gun dealer accused, pond conditions questioned, surly customer, more ...Woodbury police report for Feb. 12-18.
A Woodbury woman reported Feb. 12 that her daughter’s laptop computer was stolen at Central Park, 8595 Central Park Place. The girl had left her backpack unattended outside Central Park. She returned to find it missing. A staff member found the backpack in a bathroom, though the computer inside it was missing. Loss: $500.
Police were called Feb. 13 to Carter’s Children Wear, 8390 Tamarack Village, for an unwanted customer. Workers there told police they closely followed the two women, both St. Paul residents, since they were prior suspects in a scheme involving the return of stolen merchandise without receipts. The suspects were identified in other, similar incidents at Carter’s stores, according to an alert from the corporate office. Because they were being observed closely by employees, one of the women became loud and argumentative. Police asked the women to leave and had a store manager sign a trespass notice.
A resident on Spinaker Lane reported Feb. 14 that two people got out of a full-size and approached homes at 5:45 a.m. The suspects were later determined to be delivering newspapers.
A resident in the 6600 block of Stratford Road reported Feb. 15 that an adult and two children were sledding onto a frozen pond. The woman was concerned, saying water still flowed beneath the ice. An officer informed the woman that it was not necessary for a pond to freeze solid in order for people to be on it.
A Corning, N.Y., man reported Feb. 14 that gun parts he ordered for an AR-15 assault rifle were never delivered after being ordered in 2012 from Northern Rifleman, a business claiming to be based in Woodbury. Police said the report was not the first of its kind against the business, which had been issued a firearm dealer’s license. Calls made by police to the purported business owner, a Woodbury resident, were not answered. Police noted that Northern Rifleman’s business address lists the UPS Store in Tamarack Village.
A parent present Feb. 18 at Club Just Jump, 707 Commerce Drive, complained that business was over capacity. Police spoke with a clerk at the business, who said there were 98 people there. The maximum capacity for the business was rated at 250 people.