Washington County police blotter

  • Updated: September 28, 2013 - 4:49 PM

AFTON

AUG. 23

Suspicious activity. A resident of the 14000 block of Valley Creek Trail thought someone had shot a turkey in his back yard. He reported sitting on his back porch watching 15-20 turkeys feeding in his yard and then hearing a loud thud and seeing one turkey drop dead. An inspection of the dead bird revealed no wounds. The resident was advised to dispose of the bird.

BAYTOWN TOWNSHIP

AUG. 24

Suspicious incident. Someone in the 12000 block of 40th Street reported hearing a shot nearby. A deputy checked with a neighbor who said he was working on an old car and it backfired.

GRANT

AUG. 31

Traffic violation. A deputy stopped at the four-way stop intersection at Dellwood Road and Manning Avenue, where there is also a red light flashing above, observed a bicyclist ride through the intersection without stopping. The cyclist told the deputy he didn’t see the sign. He was given a citation.

LAKE ELMO

AUG. 24

Vehicle/canoe accident. A canoe flew off the top of a vehicle and hit another vehicle on Hwy. 36 at Keats Avenue. There were no injuries.

MAHTOMEDI

AUG. 28

Suspicious bicyclist. Someone concerned about recent vehicle break-ins by a suspect on a bicycle in the area of Birchwood Road and Jay Street reported seeing a 50-year-old cyclist with gray hair, a beard and wearing a helmet. The complainant was advised that the man didn’t match the description police had for the break-in suspect. A deputy checked the area anyway but was unable to locate the cyclist.

OAKDALE

AUG. 19

Road hazard. An officer was dispatched to the 1900 block of Helmo Avenue on a report of people blocking the road. The officer determined people had gathered for a prayer service. He asked them to move off the road and they obliged.

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