Cereal offender leaves breakfast bars at doorstep

Police reports published Nov. 13, 2013 in the Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review

Suspicious Vehicle

Candid camera: An officer was dispatched to the 2100 block of Hale Avenue North Oct. 28 after a resident called to report that a blue Honda Odyssey van had pulled into his driveway and the driver appeared to be taking photographs of the house. When the resident came outside, the van left. Police were unable to locate the vehicle.


Gator Aid: Police reported to Gator’s Liquor on an alarm call Oct. 28. Upon arrival, officers observed that the front door was smashed and the back door was open. The owner responded and said a cash register drawer had been taken. The police have possible suspect information from a previous incident. The amount of property damage is unknown.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend: An officer responded to a theft report on the 4000 block of Geneva Avenue Oct. 29. The resident said she noticed her gold diamond ring valued at $2,030.02 was missing Oct. 21, just two short days after two of her friends had been at the place. The woman didn’t know any further information about her friends, and when an officer tried to call one of them, the phone was not in service. The victim did not have a photo of the ring

Teacher’s pest: On Oct. 30, a caller reported a vehicle break-in at LA Fitness. The rear driver’s side window had been smashed, and a teal leather handbag ($30), two children’s library books ($10 each), a French music CD ($10), elementary school lesson plans and a thermal lunch bag ($20) had been stolen from the back seat. There are no suspects.

Suspicious Activity

Cereal offender: On the 2800 block of Hillvale Court, a caller reported that a cereal bar had shown up on his doorstep at about 6:15 a.m. Oct. 28. This has been a recurring issue, he explained. There are no suspects, but the resident said he had seen a “smaller car” in the area and requested extra police patrols.

Hacking the mainframe: An employee at the Great Rivers Pet Center called police Oct. 29 saying all the files on a computer had been deleted between Oct. 22 and Oct. 28. The employee suspects a former coworker deleted the data before leaving the company. The employee plans to check video surveillance.


Lusty moment, then trip to jail: Police noticed a vehicle parked in the rear lot at Blue Ribbon Bait & Tackle in the early hours of Oct. 31. As the officer approached, the vehicle began to drive away but then stopped. The driver told police he and the passenger had been “making out” before he dropped her off at home. Both the driver and passenger appeared intoxicated. The driver blew a preliminary breath test of .143, and after being transported to Washington County Jail blew a .11 alcohol concentration. The female passenger had a no alcohol use restrictions, but blew a .316 preliminary breath test.


Crash, splash, trash: The apartment manager at the Eastgate Apartments called police Nov. 1 to report Halloween night vandalism. Between 3:45 p.m. Oct. 31 and 8 a.m. Nov. 1, an unknown person or persons had overturned a potted plant, poured fake blood into the rent slot and written obscenities on the office door. There are no suspects.

Property Damage

Shattered window: Police reported to the 2700 block of Holly Avenue North Nov. 1 on a property damage report. The caller told the officer the driver’s side window of her vehicle had been smashed while parked in the street overnight between 8 p.m. Oct. 31 and 8:30 a.m. Nov. 1. The estimated damage is $200. There are no suspects.

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