Police report: Empty front desk at Red Roof Inn, a girls night gone bad, and ongoing suspicious activity along Carillon Plaza, Paul Road, Rimbley and Dunmore roads
Note: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
At 9:43 a.m. Jan. 6, a law firm asked to have police document a phone call employees received from the owner of a home in foreclosure. The owner called the law firm, which represents bank, to use profanity and say that he knew where their Woodbury office is. No direct threats were made.
Police responded at 8:43 p.m. Jan. 6 to a report of a man waiting for more than an hour in the office area at Red Roof Inn. “Nobody there,” the initial complaint report said. “Thinks someone might have gotten knocked in the head.” Upon officer arrival, the front desk employee was found to have been doing laundry. She returned to the desk to take care of business. No problems were discovered.
Everything appeared to be in order and there were no signs of burglary at a home along Dunmore Road, where a resident left for two hours only to return and find the overhead garage door open, as well as the door from the garage to the house. Nothing was missing at 7:33 p.m. Jan. 8. There were no signs of forced entry. The complainant said she’d been having issues with the garage door opening and closing, and that maybe she forgot to close the other door, too.
At 8:45 p.m. Jan. 8, at the intersection of Interstate 494 and Lake Street, Woodbury Public Safety assisted the Minnesota State Patrol after an accident with injuries. A sports-utility vehicle was in the median, and one person was transported to Woodwinds Health Campus with head and neck pain.
A single vehicle slid, crashed, hit a small tree and turned sideways at 1:02 a.m. Jan. 9, near the intersection of Settlers Ridge Parkway and Conifer Pass. The driver was evaluated for a possible head injury but was not transported to the hospital. Her car was towed.
At 8:53 a.m. Jan. 9, a resident in the 7800 block of Rimbley Road requested extra patrol in the area after he found footprints around his wife’s vehicle and up to the garage service door. The incident happened overnight. No damage occurred, all doors had been locked and no loss was noted.
A boy was noted as a suspect of suspicious activity in the 7700 block of Rimbley Road. At 12:42 p.m. Jan. 9, a complainant called police to report the boy was confronted and left the area, that he never gained access to the vehicles, and that no crime was committed. Officers checked the area for a teenager clad in a blue jacket and a black hat with a red emblem, then advised police to call if the suspect returns.
At 4:17 p.m. Jan. 9, a resident in the 1200 block of Cedarwood Drive reported suspicious footprints around his residence and his neighbor’s home. They led to a nearby park. Concerned for his safety, the resident requested extra police patrol.
At 5:27 p.m. Jan. 9, police spoke with a resident in the 7500 block of Carillon Plaza about an attempted vehicle break-in. Footprints led to a woman’s car, parked in her driveway. The vehicle was locked and no entry was gained.
An Oakdale woman called the Red Roof Inn about a yellow container that was left in a room. A hotel employee found the contents of the box to be a crystal-like substance, which later tested positive for methamphetamine. Police responded at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 10, waiting for the customer to return. She did not, and officers disposed of the drugs.
Police responded at 3:07 p.m. Jan. 10 to a residence along Crestmoor Drive, where a teenager locked herself in the office upon hearing someone knock on the service door between her garage and house. Officers found nothing disturbed.
At 6:50 p.m. Jan. 11, near Target, a Woodbury man and a White Bear Lake woman exchanged insurance information after an accident that caused minor injuries. The man was traveling too fast for the snowy conditions on eastbound Hudson Road, and his vehicle spun into the westbound lane. A second car struck the first, and the driver of the second car reported head pain and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The woman’s car was towed, and the man was able to drive his vehicle.
After a call to police at 8:02 p.m. Jan. 11, an officer found footprints that led down Paul Road, up to a vehicle, back to the road, and between Leean and Bielenberg drives. The officer followed the footprints to Bielenberg Drive, where apparently a person had entered a vehicle. No additional tracks were located. The complainant told a 911 dispatcher that he thought someone was trying to get into his car.
An accident with injuries occurred at 8:40 p.m. Jan. 11, near the intersection of Interstate 94 and Woodbury Drive. Two Wisconsin residents were injured in a two-vehicle crash while heading westbound on the interstate. One driver, from Clear Lake, changed lanes. Then, the driver of another vehicle, from Fitchburg, tried to slow down but couldn’t keep from rear ending the first vehicle. He reported minor chest pain and refused an ambulance, but his backseat passenger, a Green Bay woman, reported head pain and was transported to Woodwinds Health Campus via ambulance. Both vehicles were towed.
At 1:40 a.m. Jan. 12, police responded to a call about alleged criminal sexual assault along Juniper Court. A bisexual woman drank a bottle of wine, watched “The Bachelor” for girls night, and then inappropriately touched a few other women’s breasts several times despite requests to stop the behavior. She was asked to leave before police arrived. Two victims -- emotionally upset and at one point crying -- wrote a statement form, and were given resources and referrals. They decided not to pursue charges, police spoke to the complainant and discussed the situation, and it was decided that the women needed no further police assistance.