Woodbury police reports: Suspicious activity; thefts

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Assault

A Maplewood man reported 12:30 p.m. July 13 that he and his ex-girlfriend got into an altercation in from of the Valley Creek Plaza Applebee's three days prior. The 22-year-old man told police the altercation with the 21-year-old woman started when he took her cellphone. She reportedly grabbed him and scratched his arms. The two separated and drove off in separate cars when other Applebee's patrons heard screaming and came out of the restaurant. She told police the incident involved mutual pushing and grabbing of clothing. The man said he didn't have a good reason why he waited three days to report the incident. Charges could be filed if security footage shows an assault.

Domestic

Woodbury police responded to a call at 7:40 p.m. July 12 that a 21-year-old Woodbury man was punching holes in the walls of a home on the 9100 block of Juneau Drive. No charges were pursued, but police discussed the incident with the man, who agreed that the behavior was not appropriate.

Woodbury police responded to a call at 4:30 p.m. July 13 from a resident of a Dawn Lane group home who said that another resident tried to attack her with an unknown object. Both residents later told police that the incident had been a verbal disagreement rather than a physical altercation.


Obscenity

A 22-year-old woman reported at noon July 14 that a 47-year-old Woodbury man had secretly filmed them having sex and shared the video with several people. She told police that she saw the video and confronted the man, who apologize via text messages. Police unsuccessfully tried to contact the woman a second time to obtain a full report.

Suspicious activity

A Woodbury man reported at 8:30 a.m. July 14 that a 50-year-old man had asked for his 17-year-old daughter's phone number while she was working at Cub Foods. She gave it to him and received texts from him the next day. Her parents discussed the situation with her and she later blocked the number. Police advised her to keep her information private moving forward.

Theft

Police logged a missing gold iPad in a hot pink case as missing in a national crime database after a Woodbury woman reported July 11 that it had been stolen from her unlocked vehicle overnight. She provided a serial number for the device, which police pinged to a Cottage Grove intersection. Police were unable to locate the device at the nearest address.

An employee at CVS on Tamarack Road showed police footage at 7:30 p.m July 11 of a woman concealing an electric shaver in her purse, leaving the store and running to a vehicle that was waiting in the parking lot. Staff told police the woman had stolen from the store before. A 29-year-old Stillwater woman received a theft citation related to the incident.

Employees at Cub Foods estimated that a man and woman stole about $100 worth of cigarettes from behind the customer service counter, according to a report Woodbury received at about 2:30 p.m. July 12. Police reviewed security footage from around 6 a.m. that day, which showed the man going behind the counter and handing about a dozen packs of cigarettes to the woman. Police notified other counties in an attempt to identify the suspects.

Cub Foods management reported at 2:46 p.m. July 12 that a woman took two bags of frozen crab legs worth a total of $40 without paying for them. She was seen exiting the store and getting into a vehicle with three other women. Woodbury police sent a contact letter to the owner of the vehicle.

A St. Paul Park woman whose credit card was repeatedly declined at Lakes Tavern & Grill on Hudson Road received a theft of services citation shortly before 5 p.m July 12. The 33-year-old woman told police she did not have funds to pay her $31.57 bill and was cited without incident.

Staff at the Tamarack Village JC Penney store reported at 5:45 p.m. July 12 that a man left the store with more than $200 of unpaid merchandise. Police viewed the security footage and contacted other counties for assistance identifying the suspect.

A Woodbury woman reported at 9 a.m. July 13 that someone stole $20 in change from her vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of her Hillcrest Drive home. The remote opener for her garage door was also missing, but she said she was unsure if her garage had been accessed.

Two credit cards belonging to a Woodbury man were used in Brooklyn Park after they were stolen, along with a laptop, from the man's car while it was parked overnight on Grand Forest Lane July 12. The man reported at 2:20 p.m. July 13 he found his empty computer bag and his wallet that was missing credit cards and cash on the floor of his car while it was parked in his driveway. Police believe the incident could be connected to other thefts and advised the man to contact authorities in Brooklyn Park.

Staff at Music Go Round on Weir Drive reported a man tried to sell two instruments worth a combined $14,600. According to a report filed at 3:30 p.m. July 13, the instruments' serial numbers matched two items that were supposed to be delivered to a music store in Minneapolis. The man later told police that the instruments must have been mistakenly delivered to his place of work and that he tried to sell them to pay off credit card debt.

A Woodbury woman reported at 1 p.m. July 14 that numerous fraudulent charges were made on her credit cards, which were inside a purse stolen from her vehicle earlier that day. The woman told police she left her purse under a blanket in the front seat of her vehicle at the Radio Drive YMCA. The car had been locked until her 12-year-old son retrieved an item from the vehicle and left it unlocked.

Woodbury police cited a 31-year-old St. Paul man with theft after staff at the Radio Drive Nordstrom reported 3:20 p.m. July 14 that he had concealed merchandise in a bag and left without paying. The man was later booked and released from Washington County jail.

A Woodbury woman reported at 4:30 p.m. July 14 that two children's bikes worth a combined $135 were stolen from her patio. The bikes, a pink Disney princess bicycle and a pink Schwinn, were the only items she reported stolen.

Vehicle theft

A Woodbury woman reported at 6 a.m. July 12 that a vehicle that was left unlocked with a key in the center console was missing from a Falling Water Lane parking lot, where it had been left overnight. She said she and her childrens' father share the car, a silver 2005 Honda Odyssey, for their kids' activities. The father told police he had not given anyone permission to drive the car. The woman said her car, which had been parked next to the missing vehicle, had been rummaged through.

A Woodbury man told police he was following his stolen vehicle during his 3:30 p.m. July 12 police report. Police pulled over the vehicle in the Key Inn parking lot on Woodale Drive. The driver of the vehicle told police he had borrowed the car from someone in Minneapolis. The car was confirmed stolen and was returned to its owner. The driver was book into the Washington County jail on a possession of stolen property citation.

Vandalism

A resident of Sutherland Drive in Woodbury reported at 11 a.m. on July 13 that multiple vehicles along the street had been egged while they were parked on street due to driveway re-sealings throughout the townhome community.