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A Woodbury resident reported June 11 that a Military Road home was burglarized. Stolen items included two laptop computers ($900 total), a tablet reader, a 1973 class ring valued at $500 and a watch. There were signs of forced entry. No suspects.

A resident in the 5900 block of Fawn Trail Circle reported June 11 that a man came to her door asking about “Beesels.” The woman hadn’t heard of that name and called police.

Police were dispatched June 12 to a fight in Woodbury. A complainant reported another person’s dog was being walked in the area, entered the complainant’s yard and became combative toward her and her children. The woman said she lowered a knee on the dog to ward off an attack. During the fracas, a man emerged and someone was slugged in the face. Police were unable to determine who the primary aggressor was. A Woodbury man and a woman from Converse, Texas, were cited for fifth-degree assault. Police refused to release the location of the incident.

Police responded June 13 to a Woodbury home for a report of a woman breaking windows. The woman, who was reportedly breaking windows because she was drunk and upset because she couldn’t find her cellphone, fled the scene on Bailey Road. The woman was found at Bailey Nursery and transported to Ramsey County detox.

A Grand Oaks Trail resident reported June 13 that he caught his neighbor searching through his garbage. The complainant said the suspect, a Woodbury woman, had been caught on four occasions searching the large trash bins “to the point of digging gto the bottom and open(ing) up greeting cards looking for money.” The suspect told the officer she was from Georgia, where it was common for her to root through roadside garbage. She received a verbal warning.

Workers at Ulta Cosmetics, 8290 Tamarack Village, reported June 13 that a woman stole $312 worth of merchandise from the store.

Police made contact with a Woodbury man on June 14 after workers at Salon Elite, 8320 City Centre Drive, reported he was playing music in his car extremely loud. The man was found at his residence in his driveway playing music at a high volume – police suspected the loudest radio setting possible – and was told of the complaint. The man was issued a trespass notice from Salon Elite.

Police responded June 14 to a dog attack at Emerald Lane and Donegal Drive. A Donegal Drive resident reported his dog Trixie was attacked by an Emerald Lane man’s dog, Daisy. Trixie was not injured, though Daisy’s owner was warned that the dog could be labeled potentially dangerous if she bit again.

A Stillwater man reported a fishing complaint June 15 at Powers Lake. The complainant said a man there was removing fish from the water and “letting them flop around, then putting them back.” Police, who were familiar with the suspect from other calls involving strange behavior, made contact with the man, a Woodbury resident, who said he would not cause further problems.

A Woodbury resident whose home was being shown June 17 by a realtor reported that prescription medication was missing after a home showing. Oxycontin and Oxycodone pills were reported missing.

A Cottage Grove man reported June 17 that a $100 power cord and a $1,000 data projector were stolen from his vehicle parked at Woodbury Community Church, 2975 Pioneer Drive. No forced entry was detected.

A resident in the 2500 block of Mallard Drive reported that a man came to her door and removed a “no soliciting” sign from her house. The man had knocked on her door. The resident looked through the door’s peep hole and watched the man remove the sign and run away toward Lake Road.

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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