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A Leyland Trail resident reported Oct. 23 that a male and a female were outside pounding on her front door. The couple then went to a back door, where the resident confronted them. The people said they were looking for someone unknown to the complainant. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the suspects.

Officers responded Oct. 23 to 1283 Donegal Bay, where a man reported finding his front door kicked in. Witnesses reported seeing a male and a female perpetrate the crime. A $2,000 laptop computer and a $375 television were stolen. The suspects matched the general description of the suspects in the Leyland Trail incident.

A resident in the 2900 block of Frontier Drive reported Oct. 25 that hunters were near his residence and that birdshot had struck his home. Police spoke with one of the hunters, a St. Paul man, who said he would resolve the issue.

A Military Road resident reported a trespassing complaint Oct. 25. The incident began days before when a stranger walked up to the woman while she worked in the yard. The stranger said his vehicle had broken down and he needed a ride. The woman’s fiancé gave the stranger a ride. The woman called police a few days later after the man returned to the residence. The woman asked him what he was doing there and the man replied that he wanted to thank them for the help. The woman told the man to leave. He ran down the driveway, where he was picked up by someone driving a green minivan.

A resident in the 8800 block of Pheasant Run Road reported Oct. 25 that the seat of a car had been left in her driveway and that she had accidentally backed into it with her vehicle. The woman suspected the seat had been placed there as a prank by friends of her teenage son. She planned to follow up with other parents.

Police responded Oct. 25 to the 3500 block of York Drive for an assault report. A man there was reportedly calling his wife names when she confronted him and told him to stop. The man then went into his bedroom and produced a large knife from under the bed. The wife armed herself with her own knife in self-defense. The couple then had a standoff in a hallway while yelling at each other and wielding knives. The woman retreated and exited the house. The man eventually came out of the house and was arrested without incident. He was jailed on suspicion of domestic assault.

A Woodbury man reported Oct. 25 that while driving eastbound on Interstate 94 on Oct. 25, he was cut off by a black sedan. The Woodbury man honked at the offending motorist, who slowed the vehicle to 35 mph on the highway, then followed the victim through Woodbury to the Woodbury police station. After the suspect’s vehicle pulled into the police department parking lot, it turned out and sped off down Radio Drive. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

A Highview Lane resident reported Oct. 26 that her home had been burglarized. The burglary was interrupted by the complainant’s daughter as she came home. The daughter, an adult, did not make contact with the burglars; it appeared they were hiding until she went to the upper level of the residence. That was when the burglars forced their way out of a back patio door. Jewelry was reported missing.

A Woodbury resident reported seeing yellow flames coming from an area near Dale Road and Woodbury Drive. Police investigated and found no fire – only exterior lights.

A Woodbury man reported Oct. 26 that he was robbed while walking down Harvest Path. He said a man approached him, demanded cash, which the victim turned over. The suspect then took the man’s phone. The victim ran to his roommate’s vehicle in hopes of chasing the suspect, but ran over a boulevard tree along the way. The victim then went to a neighbor’s house and tried contacting his stolen phone. In addition to the phone, the robber made off with $200 cash.

A Woodbury woman reported Oct. 27 that a group was out in the street screaming while she was attempting to sleep. Police responded to the Vining Drive location and found a man and two others in a garage. The people said they had been playing hockey and admitted they may have gotten loud. They agreed to keep it down.

A Newcastle Road resident reported Oct. 27 that he found a dead albino squirrel in his driveway and wished for police assistance. An officer told the man he could take the animal and discard it. The man was displeased that the squirrel was to be put in a Dumpster, so he said he preferred to keep the carcass. The officer helped the man place the animal in a bucket.

Police were called Oct. 27 to Subway, 9887 Norma Lane, for an aggravated robbery. Workers said a man wearing all black clothes placed his hand under his shirt to imply he had a weapon. No weapon was seen and no customers were in the restaurant at the time. Police searched the area with a K-9 unit but were unable to locate the suspect.

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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