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Police reports: Carver Lake creep-out, parking lot friskiness, late night threats, more ...

An officer on K-9 training near Crosswinds School, 600 Weir Drive, was alerted July 9 that a male had been spotted sitting near a fire. The suspect was spotted putting a bag to his face, which he hid after being spotted by the complainant. The officer found an unattended campfire, but no suspect.

A resident in the 1300 block of Donegal Drive reported July 10 that her home had been hit with numerous paintball strikes. Neighboring homes were also struck. The case was classified as malicious mischief.

A Fawn Trail Circle resident reported July 10 that a red car and a black car were drag racing on Glen Road between Woodlane and Radio drives.

A Woodbury woman reported July 10 that a man wearing a bike helmet and “tight bicycle clothes” approached her while she was getting out of Carver Lake after a swim there. The man told the woman he liked watching her swim and that she was beautiful. He then asked to escort her home. The woman declined the offer, but the man, accompanied her anyway. The man continued to tell the complainant that though he was married, he was in love with her. He also said he would like to watch her swim again and noted that he would be back to the beach at 8 p.m. in two days. Police advised the woman not to swim there at that time and to call again if she felt uncomfortable.

A resident in the 10000 block of Kilbirnie Road reported a possible burglary on July 11. A window screen had been pried off a window, though no entry was made  to the home.

Police encountered a vehicle at 2:04 a.m. to Cowboy Jack’s that was rocking back and forth. An officer inspected closer and found two people inside having “carnal relations.” A check of the vehicle revealed impounded plates due to alcohol issues. The officer searched the vehicle and found a bottle of peach-flavored vodka inside. The plates and bottle were seized. The driver, a St. Paul man, was cited for open container and warned about lew activity in public. The other occupant, a Montrose, Minn., woman, was not cited in the incident.

A Woodbury resident in the reported July 12 that his Xbox was stolen from the basement of a home in the 9000 block of Princeton Road. A possible suspect was named. Loss: $300.

A resident in the 8300 block of Ashford Road reported July 12 that she found a family of cats living under her shed/playhouse. An officer discussed ways to keep cats out and possible solutions for removing them from the property.

A Woodbury woman reported July 13 that her iPhone was stolen while she was at Cherry Berry in Tamarack Village. She suspected it was snatched from her purse. Loss: $400.

A Woodbury man reported July 13 that his former employer, a Cottage Grove resident, phoned him at 3 a.m. looking for transportation to a Perkins restaurant. The complainant got upset and threatened to fight the man. The caller responded by threatening to shoot him, a claim that troubled the complainant, who knew the caller had access to numerous firearms. The Cottage Grove man apologized later in the day for calling while drunk. Police spoke with the man, who said he had been drunk and was looking for a cab. He said he would delete the complainant’s phone number from his phone. No charges.

A resident in the 2600 block of Eagle Valley Drive reported July 14 that the catalytic converter was stolen from her 1989 Toyota pickup truck parked at her residence. Loss; $200.

Police were called July 15 to Goodyear, 1707 Weir Drive, for a threats report. A Woodbury man was upset and threatening management over the cost of a product. The manager and suspect agreed on a price without further incident.

Police responded July 16 to a Woodbury location for an intoxicated man who was yelling and screaming. Police located the man, who said he wanted help with his alcohol problem. He provided a preliminary blood-alcohol test, which was 0.29. He was taken to detox per his request.

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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