Theft of fish house. A fish house valued at $2,500 was taken from Forest Lake, Lake 2.
Animal concern. A possibly sick beaver was reported walking around in the 6000 block of 145th Circle. The DNR was contacted and advised that the animal’s behavior was not normal and it should be dispatched. Police removed the beaver from the area and killed it.
Public nuisance. Police were called to an address in the 900 block of Stillwater Boulevard about trash accumulating in two trailers at the edge of the property. The homeowner was advised that animals were dragging food wrappers and other debris from the trailer and leaving it in the neighborhood. The homeowner told police he’d talk to the current tenants about the problem.
Family assist. An officer located and brought back home a juvenile in the 100 block of Quinlan Avenue who had run away after arguing with her mother.
Home accident. Responding to a report of an elderly man who had fallen on a patch of ice in the 8100 block of 4th Street, an officer, with the help of a member of the Oakdale Fire Department, helped the 80-year-old man to his feet and to his apartment. The man told the officer he was not injured.
Check on welfare. Police checked on a report of a female screaming for help in the 4500 block of Hayward Road. An officer found two young children screaming and playing games behind a residence in the area. Their mother was also outside and after the officer advised her of the complaint, she took her children inside.