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Woodbury police reports: Burglary reports, phantom knocker


Woodbury police cited Brenda Lee Holmes, 42, Marcus Maurice Holmes, 22, both of White Bear Lake, with theft and fifth-degree assault after responding to call at 10:41 p.m. June 18. The two had left Cowboy Jack's restaurant, 1690 Woodlane Drive, without paying their $350 bill. Staff at the restaurant reported that they pushed and shouted at staff members who tried to confront them. Both were taken into custody and cited.

A pizza delivery worker reported at 5:36 a.m. June 20 that he believed his phone was stolen during a delivery at a Woodbury hotel on the 1800 block of Wooddale Drive. Police review of hotel surveillance tapes showed that no one entered the man's vehicle during the pizza delivery. The man agreed to notify police if the phone is re-activated.


Police responded to a call at 8:06 a.m. June 19 about a possible burglary at a Woodbury apartment complex on the 6800 block of Ashwood Road. The tenant, 19, reported that his alarm sounded and that he grabbed a shotgun, chambered a round and called for anyone in his apartment to leave. No evidence of forced entry was found, but the tenant reported finding the front door partially ajar. Locks on the apartment were immediately changed, and the tenant is discussing security camera installation with management.

At 5:30 a.m. June 20, a 53-year-old Woodbury man reported that an open window and missing screen in the kitchen of his home on Emerald Lane. The man later noticed that his wallet and his wife's purse were missing from the kitchen table, where they had been left the night before. Police took photos of the scene for evidence.

Police responded to a burglary report at a Woodbury home on Emerald Lane at 6:30 a.m. June 20. The resident, a 62-year-old man, told police he had stepped outside to grab the newspaper when he noticed the garage door he had shut the night before was open. The window of a vehicle in his driveway was smashed, and the garage door opening lay on the hood of the car. Officers took photos of the scene and advised the resident to inventory any missing property and contact the police again.


A 21-year-old Woodbury man reported to Woodbury police at 11:56 a.m June 19 that his ex-girlfriend, a 20-year-old Maplewood woman, came to his work at the 8400 block of Tamarack Road. He reported that she keyed his vehicle, slapped his face and threw a water bottle at him. Officers at the scene reported seeing large scratches on his car. The man told police that he was not scared during the incident and declined to press charges. Police advised him not to contact the woman.


Law enforcement conducting surveillance of a Woodbury hotel during an unrelated investigation June 19 reported a man involved in a short-term visit to one of the rooms. The man stayed in the room for about 20 minutes. Officers suspected prostitution and followed his vehicle before conducting a traffic stop. The man told police that he had met a friend at the hotel for sex, but no money was involved. An investigation continued at the time of the report filing.

Suspicious people/activity/vehicles

Woodbury police received a report at 3:30 p.m. June 19 from a man who said a man in his late 40s approached his children at the playground behind New Life Church on Bailey Road in a 2000's blue Dodge caravan and offered to drive them home. Police advised the man to call back if the suspect or his vehicle was seen again.

A Woodbury man reported at 10:50 p.m. June 19 that he heard a knock on his door on the 2100 block of Grand Birch Lane, but no one was there when he answered. He asked for an officer to check the area.