Check welfare. Officers responded to a report of a man sleeping on the front steps of a home in the 5700 block of NE. Washington Street. The 30-year-old man said he had been kicked out of the house following an argument with his girlfriend.
Missing person. Officers responded to a report of a 34-year-old man who was said to be missing in the 6300 block of NE. Pierce Street. They discovered that he had been arrested and was in the Anoka County jail.
Domestic. Officers responded to a report of a dispute between a father and his 12-year-old daughter, who had defied his rules and dyed her hair red. It was jointly decided that she would stay with her grandfather, at least for that evening, until things calmed down.
Noise complaint. Authorities received a report shortly before 8 a.m. that a resident in the 5600 block of 138th Street was making too much noise for the time of day while working on his car. The resident told a deputy that he had used a power tool to reattach the hood to his classic car.
WEEK OF JUNE 17-23
Property damage. A 26-year-old man was cited for property damage after he threw a rock through a former friend’s window, at a home in the 16000 block of Grinnell Avenue.
Theft. A 2006 Chevrolet Impala was stolen from the 7000 block of Grinnell Court W. The keys had been left in the vehicle.
Warrant. Police spotted a van in the parking lot of a closed business in the 2400 block of Larpenteur Avenue. They found one man sleeping in the vehicle and another behind the building. They transported the first man to a requested address, and arrested the second man on a Ramsey County warrant for theft.
Animal complaint. An officer responded to a report of an individual who had found a snake inside a rented vehicle in the 12800 block of 82nd Place. A conservation officer was summoned and took the snake away.
Theft. The rear light and a monitor were taken off a bicycle while its owner was in the Maplewood Library, 3025 Southlawn Dr.
Theft. A woman reported that her credit card was stolen at a business in the 3900 block of Arrowhead Drive, and that it had been used for two purchases in Buffalo, Minn. She called back later to say that she had found her card and that the purchases had been made by her husband.
Gas odor. A resident from the 3100 block of Butternut Drive reported that flames had flared while using her outdoor gas grill, causing her to turn off the gas and pull the grill away from the house. An officer checked the grill and found that the flare up had not been caused by a gas leak but by accumulated grease in the grill.
Theft. Two hammocks and a backpack were stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 2200 block of Silver Lane.
Theft. Four fish finders valued at $5,400 were stolen from a boat parked in the 2500 block of 8th Street NW.
Suspicious activity. Authorities were notified that people were cutting down trees in the Bailey School Forest Park near Century Avenue and Wild Ridge Trail. A deputy found that city employees were trimming weeds and performing maintenance around the trees.
Juvenile complaint. A group of juveniles was reported throwing rocks at windows in the area of 11th Avenue and Glen Road. The complainant told a deputy that when they had approached the juveniles, they were told to mind their own business. The juveniles said they were only throwing rocks at trees and that the complainant had scared them. The mother of one of the juveniles, informed about the situation, told the kids not to play in that area.
Animal complaint. An officer responded to a report of two baby raccoons “hugging” at the end of a driveway in the 7000 block of 181st Avenue NW. The officer gave the caller a number to call to have the raccoons removed.
Susan Hilliard • 612-673-7131
and John Wareham • 612-673-7759
An arrest or citation means police suspect a crime has occurred; they are allegations and still must go before a judge. Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime.