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Continued: Washington County police blotter

  • Article by: , Wire services
  • Last update: February 23, 2013 - 6:19 PM

Alarm sounding. The alarm to a home in the 23000 block of St. Croix Trail accidentally sounded while workers were checking the heat in the home.

JAN. 24

Hazardous material issue. A woman in the 23000 block of Melanie Trail called police concerned about what she should do after dropping a mercury light bulb. Police advised her she could throw the damaged bulb away.


JAN. 23

Stuck in elevator. Police responded to a report of a woman stuck in the elevator on the fourth floor of the Washington County Government Center, 14949 62nd St. By the time police arrived, the Stillwater Fire Department had rescued the woman.

JAN. 27

Fence on fire. Police were called to the 700 block of Maple Street on a report of compost that had caught fire. The homeowner extinguished the fire by the time police arrived.

Shoplifting. A man was arrested on suspicion of stealing an air duster at Target, 2021 Market Drive. He was also cited for driving after his license had been canceled.


JAN. 26

Animal concern. Police dispatched a deer that had been lying in a yard near Stagecoach Trail and 10th Street with its rear legs injured for two days.


JAN. 26

Fire lane violation. A verbal warning was issued to the driver of a vehicle parked in the fire lane in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart at 10240 Hudson Road.

JAN. 28

Littering complaint. Police received a report of man throwing a banana peel out the driver’s side window in the area of Hudson Road and Radio Drive.

Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime.

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