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Police reports: House soiled, political signs stolen, jewelry taken in burglary, more ...

An Eau Claire, Wis., woman reported Oct. 2 that the license plates were stolen off her vehicle parked at Life Time Fitness, 675 Commons Drive. License plate bolts were found in the immediate area.

An officer on patrol on Settlers Ridge Parkway near Stonemill Farms Curve performed a random license check on a vehicle that turned up a warrant on the registered owner. An officer stopped the vehicle and detected the smell of marijuana smoke coming from the driver, a Woodbury man, who admitted to possessing pot. He was arrested on the warrant and on suspicion of possession of small amount of marijuana.

A resident in the 9100 block of Dartford Road reported hearing a gunshot on Oct. 3. Officers couldn’t locate the source of the sound.

A Woodbury Middle School student reported Oct. 4 that his cellphone was stolen from his backpack left inside a locker at the school. The phone was recovered and a theft suspect, a juvenile male, was identified. The suspect was cited and given in-school suspension.

Police were called Oct. 5 to a home in the 6100 block of Edgewood Avenue for a suspicious vehicle with keys left hanging in the door. Police learned the vehicle had been rented by a resident living where the SUV was parked. Police knocked on the door of the residence and got no response. Officers removed the car keys from the door, placed them inside the vehicle, locked it and left a business card. The vehicle renter later called “upset about the disposition” and refused assistance when police offered to have an officer unlock the vehicle.

Police conducted a traffic stop Oct. 7 at Tamarack Road and Tamberwood Trail for a commercial vehicle violation. The driver, a Roberts, Wis., man, gave the officer his brother’s name. Syringes and two wallets were seen in plain view inside the truck. Police searched the vehicle and found methamphetamine pipes. The driver was arrested and jailed on suspicion of fifth-degree drug possession, giving false name to police and traffic violations.

A Woodbury man reported Oct. 7 that he and his family had left for the weekend and returned to find their home littered with toilet paper and feces left on their vehicles. Witnesses reported seeing several boys in the area two nights in a row.

A Woodbury man reported Oct. 8 that he heard a loud noise involving a vehicle near Gateway Place and Settlers Ridge Parkway. Police found a heavily damaged vehicle and a motorist attempting to change a tire on the vehicle. The man, a Woodbury resident, admitted to driving to the location after drinking in St. Paul; a breath test indicated a 0.23 blood-alcohol content. He was arrested on suspicion of third-degree DWI.

A Woodbury woman reported Oct. 8 that a delivered package was stolen from outside her home. The item, a woman’s sweater, was valued at $51.

District 833 School Board candidate Susan Richardson reported Oct. 8 that six election lawn signs were stolen from outside Tavern Bar & Grill, 722 Bielenberg Drive. Loss: $30.

An officer on patrol Oct. 5 witnessed two juvenile males standing outside Royal Oaks Elementary staring at exterior security cameras. Noting that the school was closed, no lights were on in the building and no vehicle were in the parking lot, the officer approached the boys, who averted their gaze and walked off after seeing the squad car. The boys were questioned and told an officer they had been playing Frisbee, and then left after being told why their behavior was suspicious.

A resident in the 6600 block of Falstaff Road called Oct. 7 to report the accidental discharge of his firearm. The man said he was cleaning his handgun when it shot into the floor. No one was injured.

Police were called Oct. 5 to a burglary in Woodbury. A sliding glass door was broken and jewelry was stolen from inside the home, the location of which was withheld by police. 

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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