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Continued: West metro police blotter

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  • Last update: April 2, 2013 - 4:38 PM

FEB. 16

Check welfare. Officers responded to a home on the 5100 block of Fern Drive regarding a 911 hang-up call where a child was heard. The homeowner said kids were playing with an old cellphone and they did not realize it could still call 911.


FEB. 22

Theft. A 52-year-old Maple Plain woman was cited for stealing a two candy bars from Olson’s Market, 5249 Hwy. 12. She was also ordered to stay out of the store.


FEB. 18

Found. A bag of hypodermic needles was found on Halstead Drive. Officers disposed of them.


Fire. A possible explosion and fire were reported at a home on Whale Tail Lake. Officers found a large bonfire with several people in attendance. They were advised to extinguish the blaze.


FEB. 16

Underage drinking. One juvenile and six adults under age 21 were cited for underage drinking at a home on the 4800 block of Minnesota Lane N. Officers had gone to the home regarding a report of an ill ­person and found an underage drinking party.



Theft. An elderly woman reported that a well-dressed female carrying a package had scammed her out of $8,000. The unknown female approached her in the Rainbow Foods parking lot at 140 W. 66th St. and claimed she was a courier trying to deliver a package. She said she had a bad address and needed the woman’s assistance. She convinced the elderly woman to let her sit in her car and make a phone call to her boss. She then led the woman to a bank where she went in, supposedly to talk to her boss; she came out and said there was a problem with the package — no one would claim it because in addition to a lot of money, it contained child pornography. She convinced the woman that they could split the money — $170,000 — but first they had to raise $12,000 to pay “fees.” They drove to several banks and withdrew money from the woman’s accounts. At the last bank, the well-dressed female disappeared.


Theft. A 23-year-old man was arrested for stealing a vehicle on the 7400 block of Lyndale Avenue S.

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