Police reports: Residential burglaries, neighbor lawn dispute, assault on juvenile
Police were called March 19 to homes in the 9000 block of Preserve Trail and the 9000 block of Starlight Drive for burglaries. The burglaries involved open garages while residents were home. An Oakdale suspect was identified in both incidents.
A resident in the 1000 block of Heather Drive reported March 20 that he was alerted by his bank that his personal check had been flagged. A $53 check placed in the mail had been altered in the amount of $1,158 to pay a Walmart account. The incident was investigated as mail theft.
Police were called March 21 to a Grand Forest Lane location for a disturbance between two neighbors arguing over dog feces in a yard. Both people accused the other being belligerent and inappropriate. Police advised the people to treat one another with respect and to act like adults. "All were advised to take care of their own dog's poo," the report states.
A resident in the 8900 block of Spring Lane reported that a UPS delivery made to his address was likely stolen while he was out of town. Loss: $60.
A Woodbury juvenile reported March 23 that he was assaulted by an adult at a home in the 7600 block of Dunmore Road. The juvenile reported that he had stolen a knife from the Dunmore Road residence and went back to apologize after the knife had been returned. The juvenile was met at the door by an adult male resident who was holding a child. The man set the child down, grabbed the juvenile by his shirt and threatened to kill him if he returned. The juvenile received a scratch on his chest during the confrontation. Police interviewed the suspect, who admitted to pushing and threatening the juvenile. The man was cited for fifth-degree assault. Officers later discovered the adult male was on federal probation. His probation officer was contacted.
Police were called March 23 to Orchard Ridge Trail for a suspicious activity report. The complainant stated seeing four strangers outside shoveling. Police learned that the shoveling was the result of a minor crash. The mother of the juvenile motorist said her daughter encountered a deer in the roadway, swerved to avoid it and crashed into a snowbank. The shoveling was an effort to get the vehicle out from the snow.
Woodbury firefighters and police responded to a small oven fire March 24. The fire was out on arrival. Woodbury police refused to release the location of the incident.