Police report: Dangerous weapons at school, a very large Nerf war, sex in a vehicle
Note: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
• A Woodbury resident called police at 9:19 a.m. April 12 to report underage classmates posting nude photos online. The complainant couldn't confirm the age, so police advised her to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a specific website or to contact the police when she knows the victims to be younger than age 18.
• Woodbury Public Safety assisted the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office with a call involving a Keeping Our Police Safe (KOPS) alert. An armed robbery and fifth-degree assault occurred, and police were called to Carmike Cinema in Oakdale at 9:22 p.m. April 12.
• At 9:57 p.m. April 12, police were called to Wells Fargo for a report of suspicious activity. A man in a hoodie was sitting by the entrance to the bank. He was gone upon officer arrival, and nothing appeared out of place nor suspicious.
• A 36-year-old Woodbury man's former father-in-law sat in the driveway of the man's home along Bridgewater Court at 5:19 p.m. April 13, and a neighbor called the man to say the in-law was breaking into the house. The former in-law was not breaking in, but rather waiting for his daughter, who was divorced from the man. The divorcees were not on good terms, and a third party had arranged time for each homeowner to retrieve property.
• After being called at 5:50 p.m. April 13 to a home along Elan Court, officers arrested a man for alleged fifth-degree assault and jailed. A physical altercation had occurred, and a woman suffered a laceration to her face, just below the eye.
• At 7:31 a.m. April 14, a resident reported smelled marijuana at the Valley Crossing Apartments, in the 1600 block of Century Circle. Police encouraged the complainant to call while the suspicious activity is occurring.
• Lewd conduct was reported to police at 1:37 p.m. April 14 in the King of Kings Lutheran Church parking lot, in the 1500 block of Radio Drive. A man from New Brighton and a woman from St. Paul were having sex in a parked car. Police warned them about their poor behavior.
• At 5 p.m. April 14, a St. Paul man and a Hudson, Wis., woman reportedly were having sex in a vehicle, near Delmonico Dance, along Commerce Drive. The couple said they were just kissing in the front seat of the car, and they were spoken to about the location of their activities.
• A Nerf war took place at 11:58 p.m. April 15 in Ojibway Park. A complainant called police, saying that 20 to 30 cars were driving around in circles with occupants yelling at each other. When officers arrived, they found 10 or 15 cars full of kids. The park was closed, and the kids were advised to leave. They received verbal warnings for the malicious mischief.
• A man and woman fought inside and outside Kwik Trip at 2:52 a.m. April 17 along Hudson Road. Police found no crime was committed. The woman left in a taxi, and police gave the man a courtesy ride to Sun Ray Shopping Center in St. Paul.
• First-degree burglary was reported at 10:05 a.m. April 17 in the 2200 block of Kings Drive. The complainant had forgotten to shut the garage door, and $880 worth of items were stolen overnight. Missing items included a Joe Rocket black leather jacket, a Max HJC helmet, a Duo Pro Chatterbox communicator for inside the helmet, and a pair of Scorpion black gloves.
• A transformer was on fire at 10:58 p.m. April 17, near the intersection of Bielenberg and Guider drives. An officer was on routine patrol and witnessed a large spark in the air. Firefighters responded to the scene, which was cleared. There was no active fire. And Xcel Energy was notified.
• Two boys' parents were contacted by Lake Middle School administration after an incident at 10:36 a.m. April 18 involving possession of a dangerous weapon on school property, as well as property damage.
• At 12:35 p.m. April 18, a Woodbury High School senior had an e-cigarette and dangerous weapon on school property. In a search, police found lighters, two e-juice containers, an e-cigarette and a 6-inch switchblade. The 18-year-old student collects knives, didn't mean to harm or scare anyone, and didn't realize he had the switchblade in his overnight bag. Another student, a boy, also had e-juice. They both received verbal warnings and school consequences.