West metro police blotter

  • Updated: October 21, 2008 - 5:01 PM

CHASKA

OCT. 3

Disorderly conduct. Three boys attempted to throw water balloons into the opposing team's spectator area at the Chaska High School homecoming football game. The suspects ran from police. Two were caught and taken into custody and the third suspect was located at his home a short time later. All three were charged with disorderly conduct and fleeing police.

HOPKINS

SEPT. 29

Theft. Someone went into a garage and broke the passenger-side window of a vehi- cle on the 150 block of 8th Avenue S. An iPod and a cell phone charger were missing.

OCT. 3

Theft. Halloween decorations were stolen from a deck of a home on the 1200 block of Trailwood N. The homeowner said she heard kids on her deck at approximately 10:30 p.m. She had posted a sign stating that there was video surveillance and heard the kids reading the sign aloud and then they left.

MEDINA

SEPT. 28

Suspicious person. A passerby reported a person walking around a residence that was vacant on the 4500 block of Medina Lake Drive. It was an inspector.

SEPT. 30

Animal complaint. A report was received of a dog chasing a person on a bike in the 800 block of Hamel Road. The owner was located and said she would keep a better eye on the dog.

MINNEAPOLIS

OCT. 3

Found. While monitoring an area of Broadway and Lyndale Avenue N. frequented by drunks, a transit officer discovered a cut-down .22 rifle.

OCT. 9

Robbery. A 29-year-old woman was robbed of her purse at gunpoint on the 4800 block of Dupont Avenue N. There were two suspects, age 18-25, one of whom slapped the woman when she began to cry.

Robbery. Officers were called to Emerson Food Mart, at 26th Street and Emerson Avenue N., on a robbery in progress after a man with a rifle entered the store. The clerk was struck on the head with the rifle butt, the rifle was used to smash open the cash register, and money and cigarettes were stolen.

MINNETRISTA

OCT. 1

Suspicious activity. Officers came upon a suspicious vehicle on Loring Drive. Several people ran from the scene.

OCT. 4

Property damage. A 17-year-old girl was stopped by officers on Game Farm Road after she hit a garbage can with her vehicle and left the scene. She was arrested for underage drinking and driving, possession of drug paraphernalia and having an open bottle in the vehicle.

PLYMOUTH

OCT. 4

Property damage. A yard and vehicles were damaged with flour, eggs, syrup and toilet paper on the 14300 block of 38th Avenue N.

OCT. 5

Suspicious person. A woman called to report a suspicious vehicle parked near her home on Zachary Lane and 46th Avenue. She reported that a man got out of the vehicle and urinated on her neighbor's lawn. The vehicle was located and stopped. The suspect admitted smoking marijuana, and initially stated he had not consumed alcohol. An open bottle of alcohol was found in the vehicle and his blood-alcohol content was .16.

OCT. 7

Fraud. A resident on the 15600 block of 45th Avenue N. arranged to buy two motorcycles from overseas. $2,000 was paid down for one and $3,000 for the other. Neither motorcycle was shipped.

OCT. 8

Disorderly conduct. Officers were called to a hotel on the 2900 block of Empire Lane regarding an intoxicated man causing a disturbance. The hotel manager had been grabbed by his tie, the suspect left the area, and officers could not locate him. Approximately 40 minutes later, there was a medical call at a nearby gas station. It turned out to be the man from the hotel incident. He was unconscious in the women's bathroom with a bottle of vodka. He was transported to a hospital.

Susan Hilliard • 612-673-7131 Items are selected from police reports and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime.

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