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Police reports: Parking lot drug freak-out, school iPads stolen, crashes aplenty, more ...

An officer on patrol Nov. 25 found an occupied vehicle in Seasons Park after park hours. The officer made contact with the occupants in the vehicle and smelled marijuana. A search of the vehicle turned up 35 grams of pot, drug paraphernalia and open alcohol containers. Two passengers, which included a Woodbury woman, were cited for underage consumption.

A man reported Nov. 26 that he was assaulted by his girlfriend’s father in the 10000 block of Falling Water Lane. The complainant said he went to the house to visit his girlfriend. The father came out of the house and pushed the complainant around and called him names. The complainant said the man also punched him, though evidence did not immediately substantiate the claim. The father was mailed a ticket for disorderly conduct.

Woodbury High School staff reported Nov. 27 that two iPads were found missing from a room. No witnesses. Loss: $1,000.

Police were called Nov. 27 to Colby Lake for a report of a teenager ice skating on the surface. An officer made contact with the child, who was told to leave due to potentially dangerous ice levels.

Police and firefighters responded Nov. 28 to a chimney fire at a home in the 8900 block of Hidden Meadow Road. All occupants were evacuated.

A Woodbury man reported Nov. 29 that his wallet was stolen from his unlocked vehicle while parked at Xperience Fitness, 1555 Queens Drive. Also stolen were headrests with DVD player mounted inside, an ice scraper and house keys. Fraudulent use of credit cards from the wallet was later reported. No suspects identified.

Police assisted Oakdale officers Nov. 29 at Best Buy, 8301 Third St., for a fight. A man with a permit to carry pulled a weapon from his hip during a physical altercation.

A resident in the 8700 block of Quarry Ridge Lane reported Nov. 30 that his SUV was stolen from his driveway while he left it unattended to warm up. A Minnesota State Patrol trooper located the vehicle in Eagan. Two suspects from St. Paul were arrested.

Police were called Nov. 30 to Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, for a theft report. A Hudson man was caught by security staff at the store attempting to shoplift a $200 headphone set. The man admitted to the crime and was cited for theft.

An anonymous caller reported Nov. 30 that a juvenile male was seen running around in traffic and rolling on the ground toward oncoming cars at Woodbury Theater, 1470 Queens Drive. The boy told police he had taken psychedelic mushrooms and LSD. While being handcuffed, the boy began to fight, requiring several officers to handle him. The boy didn’t come under control until after he was Tased by police. He was transported to Regions Hospital for a medical evaluation.

A complainant at the State Farm Insurance Co. building reported Dec. 2 that people continue to enter the private property in search of a dog that had run away from Petco in Tamarack Village a week prior. The chances that the dog, listed as a Pomeranian, had lasted that long outside in the woods, are “very slim,” the officer noted.

Police responded to a crash on at 3:57 p.m. Dec. 2 at Stimson Trail and Military Road. The vehicle, driven by a Woodbury juvenile female, lost control and struck a telephone pole. The driver sustained a head injury and was transported to a hospital by her mother. The driver was cited for failure to drive with due care.

Officers responded to a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles at 4:53 p.m. Dec. 2 at Hudson Road and Spring Hill Drive. Minutes later, a fifth vehicle left the roadway and crashed into trees near the original accident site. A community service officer responding to the incident reported his vehicle was struck by another motorist who lost control of her vehicle. 

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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