Theft. An unattended purse was stolen from a grocery cart at Festival Foods, 2218 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW.
Theft. A 24-year-old man was arrested for theft after he was caught shoplifting at Cub Foods, 585 Northtown Dr. NE.
Parking violation. While several officers were walking to a call in the 5800 block of East River Road NE., an angry man confronted them about shining a flashlight at his car. They detained the 27-year-old man and cited him for parking in a handicap zone.
Fraud. Officers responded to a report of a woman using a counterfeit bill at AmericInn, 13440 Hwy. 65 NE. They located the 33-year-old woman, found a printer and fake money in her garbage can and arrested her.
Illegal camping complaint. Authorities checking on a report of someone camping near a snowmobile shack in Lake Elmo Park Reserve, 1515 Keats Av., found a man wearing a large backpack at a fire. The man said that he takes daily walks in the park and was just leaving the shack area.
Neighbor complaint. About 15 to 20 dogs were reported on a property in the 500 block of Lake Elmo Avenue. A deputy responding to the complaint found three dogs in the yard, and the homeowner admitted having two more as well.
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Suspicious activity. A resident in the 1500 block of Racine Avenue reported that a man came to his door, asked if his wife lived there and then attempted to shove some papers through the door. He was unsuccessful and left.
Possible burglary. Authorities checked a vacant home in foreclosure in the 1800 block of Racine Avenue after receiving a call about a side door being open. They cleared the home and determined that the door had not been forced open.
Traffic. A 31-year-old man was arrested and cited for driving after suspension, displaying license plates from another vehicle and expired registration in the area of Idaho Avenue and Eustis Street.
Theft/Fraud. A wallet was reported stolen from an icehouse in a yard in the 2400 block of Gall Avenue. A debit card from the wallet was reported to have been used at several locations.
Disorderly conduct/Underage drinking. Police responding to a 911 call made in the 1900 block of Hwy. 96 arrested a 20-year-old man for disorderly conduct and underage consumption of alcohol.
Underage drinking and driving. A 19-year-old woman was arrested for underage drinking and driving, open bottle and possession of drug paraphernalia, following a traffic stop in the 2200 block of St. Anthony Boulevard.
John Wareham • 612-673-7759
and Susan Hilliard • 612-673-7131
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.