Police report: Water balloon wars, 60 mph on a four-wheeler, pedestrian hit by a car
Note: This is a sample of recent incidents involving the Woodbury police. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
• A girl in a silver Nissan Maxima or similar style vehicle blew past crossing guards with their flags down at 7:49 a.m. May 31, at the intersection of Queens Drive and Steepleview Road, near Royal Oaks Elementary.
• At 3:49 a.m. June 1, along Moonlight Place, a resident reported someone was trying to get into the bedroom window. Officers found the exterior of the home to be secure. No signs of a break-in were observed inside, either.
• A complainant in a maroon Chevy Cobalt reported a hit-and-run accident involving a semi-trailer at 3:35 a.m. June 3, near the intersection of interstates 94 and 494. Upon the arrival of Woodbury Public Safety, the Minnesota State Patrol was already on scene. There were no injuries.
• Firefighters put out a car fire at 11:47 a.m. June 3, near the intersection of Radio Drive and Interstate 94. The car was unoccupied.
• At 1:10 p.m. June 3, a 17-year-old complainant reported criminal damage to property that occurred at about 3:15 p.m. June 1. A dark-colored sedan drove by the intersection of Salem Drive and Bailey Road, where an object believed to be a water balloon cracked the windshield of a 2013 Volkswagen Jetta. Fragments of the spider-web crack entered the passenger's compartment. Woodbury Public Safety's initial complaint report said: "It should be noted that graduating ERHS seniors had planned a water balloon assault on underclassmen on the same date/time."
• A 19-year-old Woodbury resident received a citation for minor consumption his designated driver, a 19-year-old White Bear Lake man, was cited for possession of a small amount of marijuana at 1:38 a.m. June 4, near the intersection of Woodlane and Wooddale drives. Their car was stopped after it made a U-turn in the middle of Woodlane. The Woodbury man, a passenger, registered a 0.159 in his a preliminary breath test. The drugs in the trunk weighed more than 16 grams.
• Police were called at 3:39 p.m. June 4 to the intersection of Sherwood Road and York Bay for a report of teenagers traveling about 60 mph on four-wheelers. Officers were unable to locate the alleged careless drivers.
• At 4:09 p.m. June 4, a 53-year-old Woodbury man was seen urinating between cars in the parking lot at Cub Foods in Tamarack Village. He is autistic. A woman returned to the man's car, police advised her of the complaint, and she was apologetic.
• At 5:58 p.m. June 4, a 56-year-old driver injured a 29-year-old pedestrian outside of Marshalls in Valley Creek Plaza. The victim, from Woodbury, was walking south in the parking lot when she was hit from her left, hurting her ankle and hip. She didn't see the vehicle, and the driver, also from Woodbury, didn't see the pedestrian as the car proceeded north making a sweeping left turn into a parking space and throwing the victim to the ground. Before an ambulance took her to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, paramedics treated her for abrasions and possible internal lower-body injuries. Officers spoke with the driver, but were unable to calm the woman, who was hysterically sobbing and uncontrollably stuttering. The driver said she didn't see the victim, and admitted hitting her in the first row of parking in front of Marshalls. Family members were contacted to transport Richardson and her 9-year-old son, a passenger, from the scene. Police determined the driver was unable to care for herself, and officers were uncomfortable allowing her to drive from the scene. A family member told police she observed the driver involved in similar incidents in the past, according to Woodbury Public Safety's initial complaint report, and the driver was placed under an emergency hold and transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul. A state accident report was completed.
• Cowboy Jack's cut off a patron, who then refused to leave the restaurant. Police were called at 12:53 a.m. June 5, and after a lengthy discussion and reasoning, the patron and three friends stopped hanging around the parking lot and called a taxi.
• Officers received a report of a sick raccoon at 11 a.m. June 5. The hissing wild animal was eventually captured and brought to Woodbury Public Works to be dispatched.
• Police were called at 2:08 p.m. June 6 because of a parking dispute. A 39-year-old man knocked on the driver's-side window of a silver Dodge Journey that he said cut in line at Royal Oaks Elementary. The man yelled at the offending driver, a woman wearing a hat and glasses, and then took pictures of her vehicle. She called police, who advised both parties to respect each other and bring their parking concerns to the school.
• A Victoria's Secret customer called 911 at 2:50 p.m. June 6, after seeing two women shoplifting. Employees could not confirm a theft had occurred, and the suspects were not found by police.
• At 7:50 p.m. June 7, a complainant reported a stranger in a vehicle asked her a vulgar question at Aldi. No suspect was located by police, and when reached by phone the complainant hung up on police.
• At 9:30 p.m. June 7, a laptop was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at Prestwick Golf Course. A Woodbury woman had been playing golf from about 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., then realized her work computer, a $2,300 Macbook Air in a $100 Kate Spade bag, was missing from the front passenger seat of her unlocked 2015 Audi sedan. There was no evidence of forced entry, and police have no witnesses or suspects.