Police report: Deer comes out of pumpkin patch to cause accident, woman checks for cheating via phone records, video catches first punch
Note: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
At 11:37 a.m. Oct. 20, police were called to a road rage incident near the intersection of Lake Road and Woodlane Drive. A black four-door sedan was reportedly driving in an aggressive manner around a complainant, who wrote down the license plate.
A deer ran into the road and was hit by a Dodge Caravan at 5:33 p.m. Oct. 20, along Hudson Road, between Settlers Ridge Parkway and Manning Avenue. The deer came out of a pumpkin patch, broke the windshield, struck the passenger’s-side rear sliding door, and made one farmer of nearby land very happy. The man, from Oak Park Heights, took possession of the deer via permit. The driver, a woman from Chisago City, Minn., and two 14-year-old girls were not injured.
A lock was cut off the front door of a foreclosed home in the 8300 block of Enclave Road. Police responded at 9:59 a.m. Oct. 21 to clear the home before property management re-secured the home.
A former T-Mobile employee from North St. Paul accused her ex-boyfriend of sleeping with another woman and accessed his phone records, which showed calls to the other woman at all hours of the night. Police were contacted in regard to invasion of privacy at 12:40 p.m. Oct. 21, after she started harassing him about what she saw. She threatened that she could access the other woman’s account at any time. He returned her keys and other items. The ex-boyfriend, who is from Oakdale, was advised by T-Mobile’s fraud department that his account had been accessed on Oct. 19 from the Hudson Road store, where he said the former employee’s friend works. The ex-boyfriend requested a police report for an internal investigation at T-Mobile, and discussed with police orders for protection and harassment restraining orders.
At 2:34 p.m. Oct. 21, a Ruger 9mm was accidentally discharged at Woodlane Place Townhomes, causing no injuries but also leaving a nickel-sized hole in the wall. The resident was moving his gun from his holster to his nightstand. No one else was present in the apartment.
A man allegedly made terroristic threats, then went out to eat at the Tavern Grill. There, Woodbury police arrested him without incident at 4:23 p.m. Oct. 21, before transferring the subject into the custody of Inver Grove Heights police.
Woodbury police called a Las Vegas resident who told police her handicap parking placard had been missing for 1-1/2 to two years and she wasn’t sure who took it. A silver Ford Grand Prix had displayed the stolen placard at the Red Roof Inn in Woodbury, and police were investigating at 12:55 p.m. Oct. 22. Officers have a possible suspect, a Minneapolis woman, but the placard was not recovered due to an involved, unrelated traffic stop that began at the hotel.
An African tortoise has been on the loose in the 8300 block of Beacon Road since sometime after noon Oct. 22, when the 15-pounder with a shell measuring 1 foot in diameter got out of his cage. Police were notified at 6:51 p.m. The tortoise goes by the name of Henry.
After a two-truck accident at 11:48 a.m. Oct. 23, in the roundabout at the intersection of Bailey Road and Radio Drive, a 54-year-old man experienced minor right shoulder pain but then refused medical evaluation. An 18-year-old Cottage Grove man’s Dodge Ram pulled away from Bielenberg Sports Center, coughing out loud exhaust and sliding north on Radio Drive, according to a witness. The young man said he hit the breaks, but they didn’t work well. He tried to drive between two vehicles but hit a Chevy GMT-400, causing significant damage to the other vehicle. No tows were necessary. A yield sign was knocked down. The young man was cited for following too close.
Woodbury Public Safety responded to assist other agencies at a level 1 accident at 12:06 p.m. Oct. 24 at Nolan’s Grocery, along Geneva Avenue North in Oakdale.
A St. Paul man became intoxicated, urinated in his pants, went to an apartment complex in the 6700 block of Ashwood Road, and was buzzing the doorbell at 11:32 p.m. Oct. 24. He had left the Bierstube and was trying to get to his brother’s apartment. But he had been continuously ringing the wrong apartment, which kept his brother’s neighbors awake and caused the police call. The man’s brother took custody of the apologetic drunk. No charges are pending.
Two men and a girlfriend -- one of them with a crowbar -- in a U-Haul truck robbed a Red Roof Inn patron of the money in his wallet at 5:32 p.m. Oct. 25. It was determined there was no threatened use of the crowbar and the complainant didn’t want to provide a statement to police. Officers located the robbers’ vehicle, a 2014 Ford Econoline rented Oct. 14 in Maplewood and never returned. It contained narcotics, numerous keys, a checkbook not belonging to the occupants, and several prepaid credit cards without names on them. The license plate displayed was not for the U-Haul; it belonged to a 2002 Ford Econoline owned by Little Canada-based Flatium Floor Covering. The men were arrested, transported and released.
At 4:24 p.m. Oct. 25, juveniles were seen smoking marijuana in a black Volkswagen Jetta near the intersection of Settlers Ridge Parkway and Balsam Way. Police checked the area but were unable to locate the vehicle or get more details about its description.
Police responded for an alleged third-degree assault at 1:05 p.m. Oct. 26, along Woodlane Drive. Two juveniles were cited for disorderly conduct. One boy has a history of egging on the other. Video evidence shows the only punch of the fight. The recipient of the punch was transported by his mother to receive medical treatment for a suspected broken nose.