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Police were called March 18 to the 11000 block of Harbor Lane for a theft report. Copper irrigation lines valued at up to $600 were a new construction site.

A Woodbury man reported March 18 that he and his mother were victims of computer hacking. Both reported that personal information had been stolen and accessed remotely from their home computers. Bank account numbers and other personal information were reported stolen and used to open multiple fraudulent accounts.

A South Washington County Transportation worker reported March 18 that a motorist was “playing chicken” with children crossing the street at Middleton Elementary, 9105 Lake Road. A suspect was identified by a witness, but not located by police.

A Redwood Curve woman reported March 19 that her neighbor yelled at her and her daughter as they walked through the neighborhood. The complainant said she uses the suspect’s driveway to access the sidewalk and was yelled at for it. The suspect reportedly called the complainant a “hag.” Both neighbors were spoken to by police and advised to leave each other alone.

A Courtly Road resident reported March 19 that he could see two people in a Nissan possibly having sex while parked at Ojibway Park. The couple left the park before the call was dispatched.

A Woodbury resident reported March 20 that two iPods were stolen from her vehicle while parked at the city’s dog park on Dale road. A possible suspect was identified. Loss: $400.

A police investigation into theft at Walmart, 10240 Hudson Road, resulted in two traffic stops outside the store. Two people, a Woodbury woman and a Hampton, Minn., man, were arrested on suspicion of fifth-degree prescription drug possession offenses. Three other people in the vehicles were served with trespass notices barring them from all Walmart properties.

An officer on patrol March 21 at Walmart observed a vehicle park in a handicap stall. Two people got out and walked into the store, neither appearing to be handicapped. Inspection of the vehicle’s handicap placard revealed it was registered to the driver’s mother, who was not observed in the vehicle. The officer confronted the driver when returned to the vehicle. The driver, a Brooklyn Center woman, first said the placard belonged to either her mother or her brother – both of whom she said were shopping with her, but left. She later admitted they were not with her. She was cited for a parking violation; the placard was seized.

A Woodbury man reported March 22 that he was assaulted by the mother of his child after she learned he “made out” with another woman. The man filed the report after the woman threatened to bar him from seeing his child.

Police were called March 22 to Woodduck Drive for a report of a man with a gun. A resident was reported to have been assaultive with his girlfriend for the past three days. On March 22, the suspect forced his way into the home and assaulted a St. Paul man and others with a black handgun. The suspect was gone when police arrived.

A resident in the 3300 block of Crestmoor Drive reported a “bottle bomb” had been set off outside his front door. There was no damage and no one was injured. Juvenile suspects were believed to be involved.

Walmart loss prevention workers on March 24 observed female shoppers entering the store with large bags and behaving suspiciously. After leaving, a member of the group was stopped after it was observed that her bag appeared larger than when she arrived. A Baldwin, Wis., woman was stopped in a vehicle and admitted to stealing $36 worth of merchandise. She was cited for theft.

A Papa John’s delivery driver reported March 24 that his wallet was stolen from his vehicle while parked at the store. Numerous fraudulent transactions involving the man’s Visa card occurred shortly after the theft. The vehicle was running and unlocked at the time of the theft.

A Powers Lake Drive resident reported March 24 his license plate had been stolen. No suspects.

A worker at H&M, 9140 Hudson Road, reported March 24 that a man came to a changing room with a pair of pants. When he asked to try the jeans on, a security sensor fell from them. The worker asked where the sensor came from, prompting the shopper to become angry. The shopper accused the worker of racism and then demanded to return a separate pair of jeans – for which he had a receipt – but continued to deride the worker as a racist during the transaction. The shopper was requested to be trespassed if he returns.

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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