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Police reports: Bare-chested shoplifter, garage burglary, iPhone rip-off, more ...

Police responded Oct. 9 to Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, for a theft report. A man selected an iPhone, placed it on a shelf near the store’s video arcade, then returned for the phone and left in a vehicle. Loss: $800.

Officers responded Oct. 9 to Windmill Curve for a physical domestic involving a husband and a wife. The man was arrested on suspicion of fifth-degree domestic assault after slapping the woman twice in the face.

A resident in the 6200 block of Edgewood Avenue reported Oct. 10 that his garage was burglarized. A mountain bike and bike rack, valued at a combined $200, was missing.

An anonymous caller reported Oct. 11 that he wanted his ex-wife charged with a crime under Minnesota statute, alleging she had given him a sexually transmitted disease. The man, a Woodbury resident, failed to provide any information indicating he contracted the STD from his ex. The city attorney and Washington County attorney were contacted; neither would prosecute the case for numerous reasons, including no probable cause to show transmission or harm and that failure to disclose does not equate to intent to spread a disease or cause harm.

A Hudson man reported Oct. 12 that his vehicle was stolen from McDonald’s, 1759 Weir Drive, while he went in for breakfast. The man later found the car where he had originally parked it at the neighboring Valley Creek Mall.

A Woodbury woman reported her son was missing Oct. 12 from their Grey Eagle Circle home. The child, a 7-year-old, was last seen on foot going door-to-door selling lawn aeration services. The child was later found hiding and sleeping in a closet in a house.

A resident in the 1000 block of Hillcrest Drive reported Oct. 14 that his trailer had been broken into. Tools and construction gear were reported missing.

Workers at Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, reported a shoplifter fleeing the store on Oct. 14. The suspect, a Woodbury man, was witnessed ripping the electronic security tag off a pair of headphones and placing them in a shopping cart. The man filled the cart with other electronics totaling $371 and pushed it out of the store without paying. The suspect took off running through the parking lot after being confronted by staff. Along the way, he tore off his shirt, threw it in bushes near Las Margaritas and ran in the back door of Once Upon a Child, where police located and arrested him on suspicion of shoplifting. 

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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