Police Reports Issued Oct. 1, 2006


West St. Paul South St. Paul

WEST ST. PAUL
ARRESTS
The little angels: Two kids were cited for trespassing on the roof of St. James Lutheran Church, 460 Annapolis St. W., at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26.
Liquor thieves: A group of three women and one man were arrested after attempting to steal alcohol from MGM Liquor, 1690 Robert St. S., at 6:33 p.m. Sept. 20. The male suspect was seen putting two bottles in his jacket.
The Cottage Grove MGM Liquor was hit earlier that day by the same people, according to the report.
Where’s the money: A man was arrested for writing four fake money orders for $950 at the Money Exchange, 1318 Robert St. S., at 4:53 p.m. Sept. 21.

ASSAULTS
Break it up: Officers responded to a report of approximately 30 kids fighting near a new building on the 0-100 block of Wentworth Avenue E. at 2:51 p.m. Sept. 26.
Large scuffle: Police broke up a fight between a large group of juveniles at Butler and Oakdale avenues at 2:51 p.m. Sept. 10. Half of the combatants had left by the time police arrived.
Egging him on: A man was assaulted in the parking lot of Westside Lanes, 1616 Humboldt Ave., at 12:11 a.m. Sept. 24. The fight apparently started after a car was egged.

DISTURBANCES
Home invasion: Police responded to an armed home invasion at a residence on the 900 block of Bellows Street at 9:26 p.m. Sept. 20.
The four suspects arrived in a blue minivan, wearing hoods and carrying guns. The vehicle is described as an older model with paneling.
The female homeowner was hit in the head with one of the guns. The suspects stole the keys to the home and a vehicle, a wallet, a Playstation II and an X-Box before driving off toward Robert Street.
Car crash: A squad car was involved in an accident at 50th Street E. and Robert Trail S. at 6:31 p.m. Sept. 25.
Suspicious vehicle: Officers responded to Kaposia Park at 8:22 p.m. Sept. 25 on a report of several subjects with guns parked in a car. One person was arrested on a Ramsey County warrant for attempted simple robbery.
A tough job: According to police reports, a District 197 school bus driver got into a road rage confrontation with a MTC bus driver at Allen and Thompson avenues at 4:48 p.m. Sept. 25.
Something fishy: Someone called police at 2:43 p.m. Sept. 26 to report that the fish tanks at Wal-Mart, 1644 Robert St. S., are not being cleaned properly and that fungus is growing in the tanks and on the backs of fish.
Police alerted the store manager, who said the fish will be treated and a sign will be posted stating the fish are not for sale at this time.
Too loud: Residents complained some kids were being loud while playing basketball behind Carousel Apartments, 1335 Oakdale Ave., at 7:56 p.m. Sept. 26.
Safety first: A construction worker fell 25 feet from a building on the 900 block of Winslow Avenue at 5:53 p.m. Sept. 25. He was taken to Regions Hospital for treatment.
Unruly shopper: An intoxicated, out-of-control customer kicked an employee at Rainbow Foods, 1660 Robert St., at 11:46 p.m. Sept. 23. The customer, who was yelling and swearing at store employees, was asked to leave the premises.
Quite a night: Police took a report of a man passed out in a parking lot on the 900 block of Robert St. S. at 6:18 p.m. Sept. 25. He had a blood-alcohol level over .284 percent and had been smoking pot, according to the report.
Partners in crime: Dispatch took a report of two young men on the 1000 block of Livingston Avenue suspected of breaking into cars at 3:09 a.m. Sept. 23. They were seen running between homes in the area.
Loud party: Officers warned six to eight party-goers at a residence on the 1300 block of Oakdale Avenue at 11:35 a.m. Sept. 22 to keep their noise level down.
Unwelcome shoppers: Some teenage kids were escorted out of PetCo, 1811 Robert St., at 2:37 p.m. Sept. 23 for making threats to store staff in the past.

THEFTS
Stereo theft: A stereo was stolen from a car parked at Cub Foods, 2001 Robert St. S., at 2:08 p.m. Sept. 22.
Target shoplifter: Dispatch took a theft report at Target, 1750 Robert St. S., at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 26.
Sticky fingers: A juvenile female shoplifter was arrested at Rainbow Foods, 1660 Robert St. S., at 3:03 p.m. Sept. 24.
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SOUTH ST. PAUL
ARRESTS
Powder Puff punchout: The revelry got a big out of hand after the Powder Puff football game at South St. Paul High School on Sept. 25. A 16-year-old was punched in the face by a 17-year-old girl during an argument. The suspect, who was charged with fifth-degree assault, yelled at the younger girl and punched her for “talking behind her back,” according to the report.
— A 56-year-old man was arrested for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance and a warrant for no proof of insurance at Concord and 160th streets at 10:36 a.m. Sept. 26.
Underage imbibing: A 19-year-old woman was arrested for DWI, test refusal, a driving-permit violation and disorderly conduct on the 1900 block of Congress Avenue at 2:01 a.m. Sept. 25. A 15-year-old boy was arrested on a Ramsey County warrant for simple robbery. Police also cited two 15-year-olds for minor consumption.
In a rush: A 38-year-old female motorist was arrested for DWI, a blood-alcohol concentration over .08 percent and speeding at Southview Boulevard and 21st Avenue S. at 2:53 a.m. Sept. 22.
Finally caught: A 38-year-old man was cited for fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance, driving after revocation and providing false information to police at Concord Street S. and Interstate 494 at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 23.
He had outstanding arrest warrants for driving after revocation, providing false info to police, DWI and felony possession of dangerous drugs.
A 32-year-old woman also was cited for providing false info.
Control of the wheel: A 31-year-old woman was arrested for DWI, driving over the center line and violation of a limited driver’s license at Interstate 494 and 7th Avenue at 2:18 a.m. Sept. 13.

DISTURBANCES
Gun-pointing incident: Officers searching for a suspect on the 400 block of Camber Avenue Sept. 25 were disrupted by a man who stuck his head out an apartment window, displayed a handgun and said “Get out of here.” A moment later, a woman displayed her own handgun, though not directly at officers.
A search of the building turned up one of the guns, which police recovered.
Picky thieves: A cut bedroom-window screen was found at a home on the 600 block of 13th Avenue N. on Sept. 18. Nothing was discovered missing from the residence.
Exposer: Two girls, ages 12 and 13, were walking along 4th Avenue at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 21 when a man jumped in front of them, yelled, “Hey!” and exposed himself before running into the bushes.
The suspect is described as a white man in his mid-30s, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, wearing a navy blue baseball cap with lettering, a nondescript shirt and blue jeans.
Group flasher: A man exposed himself to some women inside a recreation room at a building on the 200 block of Marie Avenue at 8:20 p.m. Sept. 20. He is described as a young male, tall, wearing a light-colored baseball hat and a plaid shirt.
Don’t be our guests: Police responded to the South St. Paul Hotel and Convention Center, 701 Concord St. S., on a report of an underage drinking party involving about seven people that got out of hand at 8:20 a.m. Sept. 21.
One girl, 18, was found throwing up because of mixing her lithium medication with alcohol. She was charged with minor consumption and taken to Regions Hospital for treatment.
A 21-year-old woman was arrested for fourth-degree assault, disorderly conduct and property damage after she struggled with an arresting officer, kicking him several times in the groin. She had to be restrained and put in a spit mask on the ride to the police station.
Police also arrested a 21-year-old woman for disorderly conduct and causing a public nuisance.

FRAUD
Fake bill: A man who tried changing a $100 bill at Wells Lanes, 365 Concord St. N., at 10:52 p.m. Sept. 22 was surprised to learn that the bill was counterfeit.
Closed account: Six checks for $668 from a closed bank account were passed at Marathon Gas, 1180 N. Concord, between Sept. 24-26.

THEFTS
Expensive collection: Three priceless collectibles, a pre-Columbian head dress featuring a carved-dragon motif, a 1763 brown violin (made in Berlin, Germany) and a Marilyn Monroe Zippo lighter were stolen from a building on the 400 block of 3rd Avenue S. sometime between Sept. 1-9.
Locker theft: A “Zen” Creative Labs MP3 player, valued at $400, and a pair of Sony headphones were stolen from a 16-year-old student’s locker at South St. Paul High School, 700 2nd St. N., between 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19. Another student, 15, had a watch and disco ball stolen, according to the report.
Hungry thieves: Two boys, ages 15-17, fled Joe’s Bakery, 459 5th Ave. S., with $30 in donuts on Sept. 20.

VANDALISM
Double flat: An unknown suspect punctured two vehicle tires of a vehicle on the 200 block of West Park the morning of Sept. 25. Loss is estimated at $400.
Black-marker bandit: Someone drew black marker all over a garage on the 600 block of 16th Avenue N. at 6:35 p.m. Sept. 24.
Leaving their mark: Two vandals (of unknown age or sex) were caught on tape vandalizing the basketball courts at Kaposia Education Center, 1225 1st Ave. S., with spray paint at 9:08 p.m. Sept. 22.
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