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Animal complaint. An officer was dispatched to the 600 block of Greenway Avenue on a report of a rooster living in the garage of a residence. The officer spoke to someone at the address, who explained they had the rooster for a religious blessing of the house and would have it there for the next couple of weeks. The resident was advised they would either need to apply for a permit or get rid of the rooster.
Animal concern. An officer removed a raccoon stuck in a fence in the 6400 block of Applewood Court. It was released in a nearby field.
Snake complaint. A resident in the 6200 block of Kalen Drive reported a bull snake living in the bushes in her yard. An officer advised her to call a pest control company or the Department of Natural Resources to remove the snake and any others living in her yard.
Shoplifter fleeing. A man who had taken a stereo from Wal-Mart, 10240 Hudson Road, and fled the store’s security officer was captured by a Woodbury police officer. Three counterfeit bills were also found in his possession. He was booked for theft and fleeing.
Public assistance. Police received a call from someone concerned that juvenile cyclists were riding too fast through the Queens Drive and Steepleview Road intersection. The caller requested additional stop signs be put up at the intersection.
John Wareham • 612-673-7759
Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime.