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Police report: Nanny questioned after pool episode, jewelry theft, more ...

A resident in the 700 block of Markgrafs Lake Draw reported June 5 that his golf clubs were stolen from his garage. The clubs, a 65-year-old set, were valued at $400.

Police were called June 5 to the 10000 block of Falling Water Lane for a jewelry theft. An engagement ring valued at $3,949 and a wedding ring valued at $2,000 were missing from the resident’s closet. No suspects.

Workers at DSW Shoes, 9200 Hudson Road, reported June 5 that two women stole purses from the store. The suspects placed the purses in a child’s stroller, then left the store without paying for them. Employees discovered the theft later during a review of surveillance video. A suspect who had been previously trespassed from Woodbury Lakes  was identified.

Police were called to a disturbance  inside of a vehicle June 5 somewhere in Woodbury, the location of which was withheld by Woodbury police. The complainant reported the argument surrounded jealousy involving a boyfriend and a girlfriend. The complainant said the involved parties left on good terms.

A River Falls, Wis., man reported June 6 that baby ducks were stuck in sewer in the 300 block of Rivertown Drive. Police removed about 10 ducklings from the sewer, who were returned to their mother.

A Woodbury man reported June 6 that his iPad was stolen from his vehicle while parked in the 10000 block of Grand Forest Lane. The vehicle was likely left unlocked.

Woodbury police on June 7 assisted Washington County deputies at Hudson Road and Neal Avenue with a high-risk stop involving suspects involved in a gun-pointing incident. Police transported one of the vehicle’s occupants to his Woodbury home.

An anonymous caller reported June 7 that a nanny had left two children unattended at the Dancing Waters community pool. The nanny told police she left the children, ages 8 and 5, alone at the pool briefly while she went back to their residence to turn off an oven. The complainant, who made the children get out of the pool while unattended,  confronted the nanny when she returned. The children’s father was not upset with the nanny’s actions but was distressed over the complainant, who he said he planned to threaten and “read her the Riot Act.” Police said he would be jailed if he pursued that action. The nanny, who was visibly upset from her mistake, was given a verbal warning.

Police were called June 8 to Home Depot, 8334 Tamarack Village, for a report of a man urinating in the parking lot. The man left in a vehicle and was not located.

Officers responded June 8 to Children’s Place at Woodbury Lakes for a shoplifting complaint. A man had attempted concealing children’s clothing and left it on a sales counter after being confronted by Woodbury Lakes security. Police caught up with the man outside Buy Buy Baby, where they detected a strong smell of alcohol coming from him. The suspect, a St. Paul man, was arrested on suspicion of theft and obstruction of justice after he attempted to pull away from officers during his arrest. Police later discovered four stolen shirts from Children’s Palace concealed in his clothing. He was taken to jail in Stillwater before being transferred to a detox facility in Hastings.

A juvenile male reported June 8 that his bicycle was stolen from a driveway in the 3300 block of Commonwealth Court. The boy told police he had parked the bike in the driveway while he went behind the house to find a friend. The bike, which had been purchased earlier that day, was gone when he returned. Loss: $400.

A man reported June 9 that the window was broken out of his vehicle and a wallet left inside it was taken while parked in the 400 block of Meadow Lane. Damage: $500; theft loss: $25.

A Woodbury woman reported June 9 that a woman came to her home in the 2100 block of Woodbury Drive with a story that she had was forced to sell magazine subscriptions for a book company against her will. The woman told the complainant -- a mandatory reporter -- that she was from Lithuania and was being held in the United States against her will. The complainant fed the woman and took her to the Red Roof Inn, where the book seller was staying with two other females, who said they were without food and money. Police made contact with the women at the Red Roof, where they said they were not being held against their will. “The subjects appeared to be healthy, in good spirits and they had grocery bags full of food in the hotel room,” the report states.

Police transported a woman to Regions Hospital after she was found outside Ray J’s, 9854 Norma Lane. The woman, who had been attempting to get in a car, was found with a 0.32 blood-alcohol content.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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