Police Reports • Week of June 4, 2006

Arden Hills Mounds ViewNew Brighton  • North Oaks •  St. Anthony Shoreview Vadnais Heights

Arden Hills

— Deputies responding to a report of a 2 a.m., May 29 assault at Lake Johanna Beach found the victim bleeding from head wounds. The 20-year-old Roseville man said two suspects had punched him, thrown him on the ground, kicked him and threatened to rape his girlfriend, according to a deputy’s report. The victim pointed to a yard where the suspects fled. A 19-year-old St. Paul man was arrested at the residence on a felony assault charge, pending the outcome of a medical report on the victim, and booked at the Ramsey County Jail. The second suspect was identified as a 17-year-old Arden Hills boy, and is still at-large.

Mounds View
— Police responded to a 911 hang-up call May 15 and arrested the caller, a 14-year-old girl, when she became belligerent, defiant and resisted officers and her mother, according to a police report. The girl was charged with obstruction of the legal process and assaulting a police officer. After expressing suicidal thoughts, she was transported to a hospital for a psychological evaluation.
— When officers showed interest in a pickup truck May 18, the driver took off. After a short chase, the suspect crashed into the back of a garage near Quincy Street and County Road I. The 28-year-old Minneapolis man was arrested on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing police, felony criminal damage to property, driving after license revocation and reckless driving. He was also wanted on warrants for his arrest for assault on a police officer and escape from custody. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail.
— Recent incidents of unpleasantness in the city included a woman assaulted by her husband May 14; a woman who suffered a broken wrist when her husband backed into her with his vehicle, also on May 14; a woman assaulted by her boyfriend May 15; a man who was assaulted by his son on May 21; and a woman who was assaulted by her boyfriend and her brother on May 18. Five arrests were made.
— Six residents reported incidents of harassing or obscene phone calls occurring between May 9 and May 24.
— A thief took a liking to a life-size replica of a rottweiller occupying the steps of an entryway in the 4000 block of Glenhaven Lane on May 17, and lugged the 40-pound stone sculpture away.

New Brighton
Police reports were not made available to the Bulletin this week.

North Oaks
— A local golfer stopped a vehicle being driven slowly down Mallard Lane the afternoon of May 29, to see what the occupants were up to. When he noticed signs of alcohol use, he called 911. The two 18-year-old Shoreview men, who had a cooler full of beer on the back seat and a bottle of rum within reach, were arrested. The passenger was charged with underage consumption. The driver, who tested .09 percent blood-alcohol level, was charged with DWI and open bottle and booked at the Ramsey County Jail.

St. Anthony
— The arrest of a man in the wee hours May 14 at Silver Lake Road and 32nd Avenue N.E. meant one less intoxicated driver on the streets. The 30-year-old Minneapolitan, whose blood-alcohol level was tested at .18 percent, was booked at the Hennepin County Jail on a fourth degree DWI charge. 
— Police arrested a 32-year-old man at Silver Lake Road and 37th Avenue N.E. on May 17 for expired license plates and insurance to match. His vehicle was impounded.
— Men caught employing the old “five-finger discount” at a store in the 3900 block of Silver Lake Road included a 44-year-old, pinched May 18 for pilfering products priced at $6.89; and an 18-year-old, arrested May 20 for attempting to make off with merchandise marked at $19.03. The teenager was also cited for underage consumption of alcohol.
— Officers responded to the scene May 19 when a woman said she wanted her 31-year-old son taken to Detox. After officers walked the uncooperative suspect out to the street, he rammed his head into the squad car, denting it. The man was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property and taken by ambulance to HCMC for treatment.

Criminal damage to property
— It was all in a night’s work May 15 for vandals at Central Park. They ripped a men’s bathroom stall door off its hinges, broke a sink and scratched expressions on the exterior of the structure. The damage was estimated at $600.

— Thieves went into a cemetery in the 2200 block of St. Anthony Boulevard in the dead of night May 13, broke into a maintenance building and made off with a flatbed trailer, two lawn mowers, a leaf blower, a weed whip, a number of shovels and a couple of gas cans. Police are investigating.
— A woman was pumping gas May 18 at a station in the 2400 block of 37th Avenue N.E. when a man walked by, reached in the vehicle window and took her purse. The victim reported the loss of $105 in cash and four credit cards that were quickly used at several locations.
— A gas thief struck a station in the 3800 block of Silver Lake Road on May 19, pumping $46.43 worth before driving away, but not before sharp-eyed employees once again got the license plate information. Police are looking for the owner and are determining, through a photo lineup, if he is the one to get the mandatory 30-day license suspension and the misdemeanor citation for theft.

Criminal damage to property
— Lawn jobs were performed in two yards the night of May 26 — one in the 900 block of Meadow Avenue and the other in the 5800 block of Robin Street. Sod damage was estimated at $100 in each incident.

Vadnais Heights
— When an “out-of-control” 25-year-old man threw a phone at his mother May 19, she picked it up and called 911. Deputies brought a K-9 companion, and the man settled down enough to be cuffed. He was booked at the Ramsey County Jail on charges of domestic assault, fifth degree assault and disorderly conduct.

— A thief stripped a depth finder, value estimated at $1,200, out of a boat parked in front of a marine supply store in the 3000 block of Hwy. 61 on May 18.
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