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Police report: Sprinkler floods football field, the fear of prostitution, Snapchat-related home invasion

Note: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • A Woodbury man was transported to jail by Woodbury Public Safety, which assisted Anoka County and Washington County drug task forces with a narcotics-related search warrant along Country Club Curve on July 16.
  • With garbage piling up in his room, a customer at the Red Roof Inn complained about the quality of his room July 16. His complaint about the garbage escalated to a verbal argument with hotel staff. The renter was disrespectful in this instance and had caused ongoing issues for weeks, according to staff. At 2:33 p.m., he was asked by staff and then police to check out the next day and leave the property. 
  • At 10:57 a.m. July 17, several unregistered guests were asked to leave the Red Roof Inn.
  • On July 17, the day after a deadly shooting at a military recruiting center in Chattanooga, Tenn., a caller reminded Woodbury police that there’s a recruiting center along Bielenberg Drive. While there were no specific threats, police agreed to patrol the area.
  • A Woodbury police officer witnessed a two-vehicle crash with minor injuries at 3:33 p.m. July 17 near the intersection of Interstate 494 and Valley Creek Road. Minnesota State Patrol wrote the report.
  • An Eagan man reported back pain after his vehicle was rear ended at 4:48 p.m. July 17 at the intersection of Tamarack Road and Seasons Parkway. No citations were issued.
  • At 10:37 p.m. July 17, Woodbury Public Safety was called about a public works concern — a sprinkler was stuck and flooding the football field in the 6700 block of Bailey Road.
  • At 8:46 a.m. July 18, police took a report from a woman who woke up and saw men leaving her room at the Red Roof Inn. She and her infant received a police assist in leaving the hotel, because she feared prostitution had occurred in the room overnight and wanted to leave before her two female friends returned. The complainant’s claims could not be substantiated.
  • Due to a semi-trailer tanker fire, Woodbury Public Safety assisted Newport and Cottage Grove, as well as the Minnesota State Patrol, in shutting down the intersection of Interstate 494 and Highway 61 for more than an hour, starting at 11:27 a.m. July 18. 
  • On July 18, the Minnesota Department of Corrections told Woodbury police about a felon who returned to his address along Braemar Lane. The 23-year-old is on parole for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and officers will be checking in three or four times a week.
  • Firefighters extinguished a large unattended fire at 1:06 p.m. July 19 near the intersection of Bailey Road and Dorchester Drive.
  • At 7:07 p.m. July 19, officers responded to the 9000 block of Parkside Drive for a report of suspicious behavior. Two boys allegedly entered a neighbor’s house without permission, recording a Snapchat in her entry and her bedroom while her juvenile son was in the shower. The mother did not allow police to interview the son — she wanted to first talk with her husband — and she was told to call back if she wanted police to further investigate the matter.
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