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Police reports: Snowblowing complaints, $10K generator stolen, shoplifting, more ...

Police were called Dec. 3 to the 11000 block of Riverstone Trail for a theft report. A generator valued at $10,500 was reported stolen from a construction site. A GPS console mounted to the generator was likely removed and discarded near Gander Mountain on Hudson Road.

A Lakeland man reported Dec. 3 that his laptop computer was stolen from his unlocked truck while he was at Hom Furniture, 7600 Hudson Road. Loss: $500.

A man called to report an assault Dec. 3 on Newbury Alcove. He said he was moving into the residence when he and his girlfriend got into an argument over pictures discovered on the man’s computer. A mutual struggle ensued and the man left to avoid additional conflict. The woman corroborated the man’s story. No charges were pressed.

A Preserve Trail resident reported Dec. 4 that $600 in Canadian currency, a red rug and his wife’s death certificate had been stolen over the summer. The complainant suspected a former roommate had since attempted to burglarize the residence after locks had been changed. The suspect denied the theft and the attempted burglary. Police said evidence did not support the complainant’s suspicion of an attempted burglary.

A Stratford Bay resident called to complain Dec. 5 that her neighbor was running a snowblower that was blowing snow onto her house. Police made contact with the man, who said he wasn’t aware the snow was hitting the neighbor’s house. The man apologized and noted that a plow service would be handling snow removal from now on.

A Woodbury woman reported Dec. 7 that her neighbor on Victoria Road was blowing snow that was striking her house. The woman was concerned it might damage her home and wanted to know what her rights were. Police met up with the snow-blowing man, who said he hadn’t intentionally propelled the snow toward the neighbor’s house, but noted that the wind had carried some away. The man said he’d be more careful the next time.

Police were called just after midnight Dec. 8 to a report of lewd acts taking place in a car parked outside Champps’s Americana, 8418 Tamarack Village. The vehicle was gone when police arrived.

A resident in the 2900 block of Blue Ridge Drive reported Dec. 9 that her vehicle’s rear license plate had been stolen while parked outside her residence. Loss: $10.

A resident in the 3000 block of Edgewater Place reported Dec. 10 that a suspicious man was seen carrying lumber around the side of a house. Police made contact with the man, who was working on a house in the area.

Police were called Dec. 10 to Office Max, 8222 Tamarack Road, for an unwanted customer. The customer, a former employee, had left by the time police arrived. The customer, a Newport resident, had gone to the police station to report that she was harassed while she was at the store. She was issued a trespass notice.

Officers responded Dec. 10 to Rainbow Foods, 7050 Valley Creek Plaza, for a shoplifting report. A Mounds View man was stopped by store security after attempting to push out a cart loaded with $275 in unpaid merchandise. He was cited for theft.

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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