East metro police blotter

  • Updated: April 22, 2008 - 6:26 PM

police report

Blaine

APRIL 5

Disturbance. A resident in the 4100 block of NE. Edgewood Road reported finding a burning bag of dog feces on her front steps.

APRIL 10

Theft. A man in the 11300 block of NE. Ulysses Street reported that the treasurer for his bowling league took $4,080 of the league's money without permission.

Maplewood

APRIL 4-10

Theft. A skid loader and a 9-foot snow plow were stolen outside Best Buy, 1795 County Road D.

APRIL 10

Burglary. Someone entered through a window of a house in the 2100 block of McAfee Street by removing an outside screen. The thief stole two laptop computers that were on the kitchen table.

APRIL 12

Burglary. A house in the 1800 block of Prosperity Road was burglarized. Entry was made through a window.

APRIL 15

Property damage. Someone damaged the men's room at Caribou Coffee by etching the paper towel dispenser and the soap dispenser. There was also writing on the walls.

APRIL 16

Theft. Two Stanley Bostitch nail guns were stolen from the back of a construction truck near Hazelwood Street and Hwy. 36.

Theft. Several strands of copper wire were cut and removed from Xcel Energy's insulator towers in the 3000 block of N. Maplewood Drive.

Oakdale

APRIL 4

Property damage. A 25-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man reported that someone smashed eight windows on their trailer in the 6400 block of N. 56th Street. Some of the windows were struck by cucumbers. The damage was $1,000.

APRIL 6

Animal complaint. A newspaper carrier flagged down an officer in the 7000 block of N. 13th Street to report a possible exotic animal sighting. The carrier observed a large "cat family" animal cross Hadley Street at 13th Street. He said he thought it was possibly a mountain lion or cougar, and was about the size of a Great Dane with a long tail.

APRIL 8

Theft. While investigating numerous thefts from vehicles along Helena Road, police observed a vehicle with an open glove box and missing its in-dash stereo. The owner of the vehicle was notified and he confirmed that a Sony stereo was missing.

St. Paul

APRIL 15

Fire. Fire personnel responded to a report of a deck fire in the 1100 block of Hague Avenue. Firefighters conducted salvage and overhaul for an extinguished fire. The fire investigator found that the occupant had discarded a cigarette into a flower pot. A short time later, flames were coming from the pot. The fire was extinguished. The estimated damage was $1,500.

Aimee Blanchette • 612-673-171

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