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A worker at Spalon Montage, 8375 Seasons Parkway, reported Oct. 16 that she spotted a male stranger walk in the back door of the salon. The man turned around and left after he was spotted. He was last seen leaving in an SUV with another man.

A male driver reported Oct. 17 that while driving on Woodbury Drive, another motorist cut him off in traffic. The complainant honked his horn, prompting the suspect to slam his brakes and prevented the complainant from passing. When the complainant finally passed the offending motorist, the suspect yelled and was seen holding a metal object suspected to be a pistol. Police didn’t locate the suspect.

Police responded Oct. 18 to Kohl’s, 7100 Valley Creek Plaza, for a shoplifter. A worker there phoned in the report to an officer parked outside the building doing retail crime enforcement. A man was seen entering a fitting room with clothing and leaving without any. The man left the store and entered a vehicle that was pulled over. The suspect admitted to stealing pants, shirts and shorts valued at $192 – all of which he was wearing at the time of the arrest. The man was jailed on suspicion of theft.

An anonymous caller reported seeing two males fighting each other Oct. 18 inside a vehicle at Lake Road and Jordan Drive. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.

Police were called Oct. 18 to Bleeker Street townhomes for a disturbance. A resident said she was picking up broken glass spread between two properties when a neighbor, reportedly drunk, demanded she “get off my lawn … or I will kill you.” Police also spoke with a female babysitter who said the woman was playing music so loudly all day that it was giving the children headaches. When the babysitter asked the woman to turn down the music she was also yelled at with profanity and told to get off the lawn before charging the babysitter in a threatening manner. Police arrived and heard the music from down the block. The suspect was found intoxicated and belligerent, and attempted to take video of the officers with her phone. The suspect eventually obliged the officers’ request to turn down the music. Shortly after, she turned the music back up. Police cited her for disorderly conduct and noise ordinance violation. Friends of the woman arrived and attempted to calm her. About two hours later, police were again summoned after the woman’s friends left. The music volume was raised and the woman was pounding on a common wall shouting obscenities about the neighbor and Woodbury police. Police again heard the music from down the street and attempted to make contact with the woman. She did not come to the door.

Officers responded Oct. 18 to Woodbury Lutheran Church for an intruder report at 10:30 p.m. The suspect was determined to be a homeless woman who entered the church to charge her cellphone. The woman, described as cooperative, was put up for the night by the church at a hotel.

Police on patrol Oct. 19 at 12:25 a.m. at Wild Bill’s, 546 Commons Drive, were flagged down by a St. Louis Park man who said he had been assaulted by a Woodbury woman who was being walked out of the bar by the bar manager. The victim, a DJ at the bar, said he was slugged in the mouth while he was standing near the DJ booth. The victim said the assailant had been “flicking him off.” The suspect told police that the victim had insulted her, which prompted her to confront and punch him. The suspect, whose breath test indicated a 0.21 blood-alcohol content, was cited for fifth-degree assault and released to family. 

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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