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Police reports: Car tire sabotage attempt, vandals in the outfield, more ...

Police were called Nov. 6 to Woodbury High School for a vandalism complaint. A witness said she was on a walk when she and her husband saw a Chevrolet pickup truck spinning circles on the outfield grass of a ballfield at Ojibway Park. The incident caused significant damage to the grass, leaving deep ruts and tears.

A resident in the 11000 block of Halstead Trail reported Nov. 7 that someone stole pumpkins off his porch.

Officers responded Nov. 8 to Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, for a shoplifting report. Police and Minnesota State Patrol troopers located the suspect, a St. Paul man, in a vehicle leaving the area. The driver of the vehicle, a St. Paul woman, was arrested on suspicion of illegal drug possession and driving after suspension (inimicable to public safety). The male was arrested on suspicion of shoplifting $513 worth of merchandise.

An officer on patrol at 11:56 p.m. at Potowatomi Park spotted a male running from a port-a-potty through neighboring backyards. The officer detected the smell of fresh smoke in the portable restroom and found burn marks on toilet paper. The suspect was not located.

A Woodbury woman reported Nov. 11 that she found nails scattered behind the tires of her son’s vehicle, left parked in her driveway. The nails were placed facing toward the vehicle. The complainant suspected a neighbor who had complained about the sound of the family’s Corvette had placed the nails, noting that she had previously found broken eggs in the driveway after her husband had driven the sports car. The complainant received information on requesting a harassing-restraining order.

A Dale Road resident reported Nov. 11 that a group of hunters had been trespassing through private property to access a blind on an island near Bailey Road east of Mile Drive. The complainant said the hunters were also using an unlicensed boat to cross the waterway to the blind.

Three subcontractors reported Nov. 12 that equipment was stolen from trailers at a construction site in the 8400 block of Hudson Road. Evidence that a bolt cutter was used to gain access was discovered. More than $2,000 worth of equipment was taken.

A Woodbury woman reported Nov. 13 that a bicycle and a surround-sound speaker system were taken from her house, which is in foreclosure. Numerous people had access to the home, including mortgage servicing contractors and other agents. Loss: $250.

A resident in the 7000 block of Montrose Road reported Nov. 13 that his snowmobile trailer was stolen from his property. Loss: $5,000.

Police were called Nov. 5 to Woodbury Drive for damage and burglary to three homes there. Doors were found forced open and windows were broken. The owner of the properties said he didn’t want to press charges since the homes were to be torn down.

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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