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Police report: 'The cops took all our weed last night'

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

• "The cops took all our weed last night," said one of the four juveniles reported for suspicious activity at 5:09 p.m. Oct. 18, Fairway Meadows Park, in the 2200 block of Woodcrest Drive. Officers spoke with three boys and a girl in an older, tan Buick LeSabre. At least three of them had prior issues, according to police. One was defiant and confrontational with police when questioned. They admitted to possession of an e-cigarette but also denied marijuana use. They had been approached by police Oct. 17, receiving citations for marijuana possession. The e-cigarette was confiscated and destroyed. Parents were advised.

• Firefighters responded to a report of a grill on fire at 6:37 p.m. Oct. 18, in the 8300 block of Savannah Oaks Lane. Smoke and flames were seen at the grill, which was located 5 feet away from the house.

• An accident caused minor injuries at 10:48 a.m. Oct. 19, in the Home Depot parking lot at Tamarack Village. A 20-year-old New Brighton man was cited for failure to drive with due care and other infractions after rear-ending a stationary vehicle at no more than than 20 mph. The victim signaled a left turn and reported neck pain.

• Officers cleared a house along Bleeker Street at 4:58 p.m. Oct. 19, after a resident reported a possible break-in. She had come home from work to an open garage door, while the last person to leave the house claimed the door closed behind them. Police found no forced entry and no loss.

• At 5:47 p.m. Oct. 19, a 911 caller told police about suspicious activity in the 2300 block of Cypress Drive. People were smoking marijuana in a gold Caravan, and they previously mentioned doing cocaine.

• Witnesses saw a motorcyclist lose control, get injured and leave the scene of the accident at 8:42 a.m. Oct. 20, near the intersection of Tamarack Road and Woodduck Drive. Officers located the 34-year-old motorcyclist on foot. His preliminary breath test showed blood-alcohol content of 0.25. A warrant was obtained for a blood draw, which is subject to Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension testing.

• A 911 caller told police about a suspicious situation at 11:18 a.m. Oct. 20, at Pioneer Park, in the 2600 block of Wimbledon Drive. She and her grandson found a child's sweatshirt, children's slip-on shoes with pink stockings tucked into them, and possibly subscription sunglasses. All items were recovered by officers and logged as found property.

• At 1:19 p.m. Oct. 20, a Woodbury man reported being assaulted by his wife, whom he is in the process of divorcing. Police determined evidence didn't support the claims, and charges would not be brought against his wife. The investigation is complete.

• At 1:58 p.m. Oct. 20, in the 2300 block of Cypress Drive, a 911 caller reported people smoking marijuana in a gold Caravan. Officers watched the unoccupied vehicle for more than an hour, but no one returned to it.

• Drug activity was reported to police at 4:55 p.m. Oct. 20, along Century Circle. The complainant came home from work to the smell of marijuana coming from her bathroom ceiling fan. Police noticed the smell, talked with neighbors in the apartment complex, but they couldn't find the source. No other residents complained.

• Police checked the welfare of a 67-year-old man with schizophrenia at 6:50 p.m. Oct. 20 at Key Inn and found he needed no assistance. He left a hospital, bound for La Quinta Inn & Suites, but his case worker realized the hotel wasn't open for business yet and became concerned. The man, who has no permanent address, agreed to call his case worker and his family to reassure them of his safety.

• At 7:52 p.m. Oct. 20, in the 2300 block of Cypress Drive, police cited a 29-year-old man for smoking marijuana. He admitted the drugs — less than 3 grams in a glass jar and a baggie — were his. Warnings were issued for the other occupants of a gold Caravan.

• Burglary was reported at 6:05 a.m. Oct. 21, in the 10300 block of City Walk Drive, where a car window was smashed and at least one tool — a $200 saw — was missing from an Econoline van. The incident occurred at about 4:30 a.m., when a witness saw a man get out of a crouch near the vehicle and leave the garage. The suspect was described as 6-feet tall, thin build, wearing dark pants and shirt like a security uniform, donning a baseball cap, and carrying a backpack and flashlight. He left a black ski mask, large hockey bag and backpack next to the van.

• At 2:47 p.m. Oct. 21, a 911 caller reported possible drug activity in the 2300 block of Cypress Drive as "smelling like a skunk." Subjects were gone upon officer arrival.

• The occupant of a gold Caravan told officers he's tired of the police being called on him. At 10:44 p.m. Oct. 21, suspicious activity was reported in the 2300 block of Cypress Drive. The caller said he was smoking marijuana.

• While conducting extra patrol at 5:19 a.m. Oct. 23, in the 10400 block of Grand Oaks Trail, a random and routine license plate check came back with a warrant related to alleged first-degree drug sales. Woodbury police made the arrest.

• Four juveniles, located at a park, admitted to police they had been on the roof of Woodbury Elementary School. They were verbally warned and their parents were informed after generating a call to police at 2:11 p.m. Oct. 23. Legal consequences were discussed and the juveniles were receptive.

• Firefighters and police put out a car fire at 8:02 p.m. Oct. 23, along Leyland Bay. The fully engulfed vehicle was 20 feet away from any structure and 10 feet away from other cars.

• At 10:26 a.m. Oct. 24, police were advised of a fight planned for after the school day at Crosswinds East Metro Arts and Science School. A student had gotten into a fight on the previous Friday, then received threats via social media during the weekend.

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