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Woodbury police reports: 'golf' vandalism; suspicious bird chirping

Criminal sexual conduct

A 62-year-old Woodbury woman reported at 12:40 p.m. July 20 that her neighbor, a 51-year-old man, rubbed his genitals against her while she was gardening outside her home.

A 37-year-old Woodbury woman called police July 22 to report an attempted rape. She told police that a Woodbury cab driver sexually assaulted her. Police interviewed her, but she declined a hospital exam. She later hung up on police during a phone call for additional questions.

Suspicious activity

A burst of bird chirps and crow noises woke a Woodbury woman in her Corral Lane home in the early hours of July 16, according a report she filed around 2 a.m. that day. Police who checked her home found nothing suspicious but advised her to call back if she needed additional help.

An mysterious swap in milk brands prompted a Woodbury man to call Woodbury police at 9 a.m. July 17. The man, an Elen Court resident, told police he only buys 2 percent Cub brand milk, but found a 1 percent jug in his fridge where a jug of his usual brand had been. He believes someone criminally entered his home to swap out the milk, but nothing had set off his home's security system and no other items were missing. The man told police he would contact the security firm to review any surveillance footage from his home.

A St. Paul women staying in Woodbury after a house fire reported June 20 a man offering to rent out a room in his townhouse was preying on "desperate women." According to her report, she went to the 37-year-old man's home to look at the room he was offering. During her visit, she said he talked repeatedly about prostitution and said he didn't mind if she was involved in prostitution. When she said she wasn't he asked if she knew anyone who could come over to perform a sexual act. The man told police that conversation hadn't happened. The woman asked for no further assistance but said she wanted police to be aware of what happened.


A Woodbury man and woman were cited for theft July 16 following a report from a loss prevention employee at the Valley Creek Plaza Kohl's store filed around 2 p.m. The loss prevention officer told police that the 38-year-old woman selected two necklaces, removed the tags and handed them to the male suspect, who put them in his pocket. The two purchased other items, but left without paying for the necklaces. Both were ordered not to return. The woman told police the situation had been a "misunderstanding."

Staff at Golf Galaxy on Hudson Road reported that a man in his early 30s selected four golf clubs worth a total of $970 and inquired about the store's return policy. He then left the store without paying for the golf clubs. Employees told police the man was suspected of thefts at stores in Bloomington and Roseville.

Two people were arrested and transported to Washington County Jail after a Hudson Road Walmart employee reported at 1:48 p.m. July 19 they left the store with $656.63 worth of unpaid groceries. Police apprehended Lachanda Annette Barlow, 46, of Minneapolis, and Eugene Nelson, 47, of St. Paul. Nelson was previously accused of a similar incident at the same location in June and had been trespassed from Walmart stores in West St. Paul and Roseville.

Employees at the Hudson Road Victoria's Secret store reported at 4:38 p.m. July 19 that a woman entered the store with an empty bag and left with what appeared to be a full bag. The employees did not know how many items were taken, if any.

Staff at the Hudson Road Victoria's Secret store reported around 5 p.m. July 20 that three women entered the store, grabbed $2,000 of merchandise, and quickly left without paying.

Employees at the Hudson Road Kohl's store reported at 3 p.m. July 21 a man entered fitting rooms with merchandise and exited with none. That man is known to layer unpaid clothing under his own clothes and leave the store without paying.


A teenage boy reported around 5:30 p.m. July 15 that, while exiting the Hudson Road Goodwill, he saw a man take his Huffy bicycle worth $25.

A Woodbury woman reported at 2 a.m. July 16 that credit cards, $53 in cash and keys to her car and home were taken from her purse while she sat at the Weir Drive Bonfire bar. Police advised her to cancel her cards immediately.

An Eden Prairie man reported at 2 p.m. July 17 that about 250 pounds of tools worth a total of $1,000 were taken from the uncovered bed of his truck, which had been parked on Pinehurst Bay. The man said he did not have serial numbers for the tools. Police told him to call back if he can track down the serial or model numbers.

A Woodbury woman who reported $13,500 worth of jewelry stolen at 3:40 p.m. July 17 contacted police Sept. 11 and said that she had simply misplaced them and found them later on. In the initial police report, the woman said she was in the process of moving out of her Grand Valley Lane home and that the building's management had several inspectors coming through the house. Police contacted staff at the Eagan-based management company, who told them many of the contractors were from other states and it was impossible to track which ones had been in her home on certain days.

A coin purse containing about $5 in quarters and an older Walkman radio were reported stolen from the garage of a Lake View Drive home at 3:30 p.m. July 19. The woman who made the report said she heard the garage door open that morning. She said her car appeared to have been rummaged through overnight.

Woodbury police arrested two St. Paul residents on warrants while investigating a motorcycle theft. Officers later determined that Dakotah James Austin Blue, 24, and Jennifer Marie Boerner, 34, staged the motorcycle being unlawfully driven away from the Key Inn parking lot. Police returned to Blue and Boerner's hotel room to retrieve Boerner's purse, which officers had previously observed to contain cash and paperwork. Officers who returned to the hotel room found Key Inn employee Raqib Jalal Ahmad-Hailey cleaning the room. The cash was missing from Boerner's purse. Surveillance footage later showed Scott Raymond Fitzgerald, another Key Inn employee, entering the room. Police were requested to remain on the scene as both employees were terminated.

A resident of the 2000 block on Lamplight Circle reported 4 p.m. July 21 that spare change had been stolen from his vehicle overnight.

Two women concealed miscellaneous merchandise in a purse at the Hudson Road Walmart and fraudulently returned them for gift cards that were used to buy cigarettes, according to a report made at 5:30 p.m. July 21. A 38-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman, both of St. Paul, were booked and released after receiving theft citations.

A Woodbury woman was trespassed from the Valley Creek Plaza Kohl's store after staff reported at 6:30 p.m. July 21 she attempted to steal miscellaneous merchandise. According to the report, the 52-year-old woman returned merchandise to the store before entering the dressing rooms, removing products from their packages and placing those items in her puse. Zhang was cited after police reviewed video surveillance of the store.


Eagle Valley Golf Course staff found the word "golf" spray-painted across the side of a storage shed on the course, according to a report filed at 8 a.m. July 17. No video surveillance of the area was available, but staff told police a gazebo on a nearby property serves as a gathering spot for youth who may have been involved.