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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 weeks-long project city officials hope will slow the crumble of more than 40 miles of Woodbury roadways is slated to start Aug. 7. Woodbury City Council members passed a resolution in June to accept a $628,050 bid from Corrective Asphalt Materials, LLC for the application of reclamite, a road-sealing material Public Works Director Klayton Eckles said offers a more pliable alternative to seal-coating.
A New Hope man accused of fatally shooting a Maplewood woman at her Mendota Heights workplace is in custody after evading authorities for three days, Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said. Lucifer Vincent Nguyen, 44, was arrested late Monday, July 31, in Blaine. He faces Dakota County charges of second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary and kidnapping.
A suspected murderer who evaded authorities for three days was arrested in Blaine Monday night, authorities said. Lucifer Vincent Nguyen, 44 of New Hope, is scheduled to appear in a Dakota County court Tuesday morning. He faces charges of second-degree murder, two counts of aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary and kidnapping. Nguyen is accused of fatally shooting Maplewood resident Beverly Cory July 29 and fleeing police following an alleged robbery at a Maplewood home.
The brother of a man acquitted in the highly publicized 1992 disappearance of a 5-year-old Inver Grove Heights girl faces 18 months in prison and 15 years of probation following conviction for sex crimes involving a minor in his care. A Washington County court sentenced Jerry Guevara Jr., 53, Woodbury, Monday, July 31, on two felony third-degree criminal sexual conduct charges stemming from a nearly 15-year sexual relationship that led to the birth of six children. The mother would have been 16 when the first child was born.
A motorist crashed her car in a southeastern Cottage Grove ditch in the early hours of Sunday, July 30 after allegedly leading police in a vehicle chase with speeds exceeding 90 miles per hour. Police identified the driver as Jacqueline Mazzitello, 39 of Cottage Grove. She was booked in Washington County jail on pending charges of felony fleeing police in a vehicle, fourth-degree DWI and driving with revoked license.
About a half-dozen "NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY" signs greet beachgoers from the parking lot to the swimming beach at Carver Lake Park. Woodbury Parks and Recreation Director Bob Klatt said the signs are among the city's efforts to prevent tragedies like the death of Kendrick Jordan, Jr., the 5-year-old St. Paul Park boy who drowned in the lake July 8.
A Woodbury man will serve 90 days work release for a felony domestic assault charge after he was accused in February of forcefully entering a woman's home, beating her and sexually assaulting her. A Washington County district court on July 26 convicted Tobis Antoine Williams, 45, for the assault charge— one of three Williams faced, including first-degree burglary and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. The burglary and criminal sexual conduct charges were dismissed.
Woodbury residents could see a 3.79 percent tax levy increase for 2018 if the city council approves current administrative recommendations in December. Population increase, inflation and special levies all factored into city administration's calculations for the increase. The amount falls slightly short of the 3.83 percent increase the city approved for 2017, which adds nearly $4 million to the city's annual budget for a total of $81.3 million.
Woodbury police received at least two-dozen reports recently from local child care providers who received a threatening letter authorities believe to be a scam. According to a statement on the Woodbury Public Safety website, the letters say a child returned home from the day care with injuries that point to sexual abuse. The sender demands payments through bitcoins, a digital currency, threatening to report a crime to the police. The letters and return address appear to be real.