Theft. A 2003 Saturn Vue was stolen from 125th Avenue NE and Hastings Street NE. It was later recovered.
Theft. Two ATVs were stolen from the backyard of a home on the 600 block of 99th Lane NE.
Theft. Police stopped a 48-year-old man and recovered a bottle of liquor he had stolen from a store in the 1500 block of Snelling Avenue. He was released with a citation for theft.
Suspicious activity. Officers responded to a home on the 600 block of 67th Avenue NE. on a report of suspicious noise. Officers found a baby bunny banging into the resident’s window. The bunny was released without incident.
Panhandling. Authorities made contact with a man who was performing magic acts for drivers in the turn lane on Frenchman Avenue at Hwy. 61. He told them he was not asking for money but accepting it if people offered. The man was advised he would have to leave unless he had credentials authorizing him to perform at the intersection.
Obstructing. Police checking on a possible burglary in the area of Hunting Valley Road and Como Avenue arrested a 46-year-old man for disarming a police officer and obstructing the legal process. The suspect was walking in the area and matched the description of the owner of a vehicle parked, and still warm, near the suspected burglary. A struggled ensued after he was questioned and police attempted to handcuff him.
Animal concern. A resident in the 15000 block of Square Lake Trail reported a bear killed her goat.
Theft. Clothing, valued at $270, was stolen from a laundromat on the 2500 block of Mounds View Boulevard.
Theft. A temporary worker reportedly took $400 from an unattended backpack and fled the premises in the 500 block of 3rd Avenue.
Suspicious activity. A man carrying three trash bags full of cans was reported walking down the street in the 500 block of 2nd Avenue. A deputy determined the man was taking cans left out for curbside recycling. A resident in the area told the deputy they were aware of his behavior and leave a special bag out for him.
Suspicious activity. Officers responded to the 5400 block of Sunwood Drive NW. on a report of a piece of bread lying in the grass next to an electrical box. The believed it was placed there to poison animals. The piece of bread was disposed of.
Check welfare. Officers responded to a home on the 14000 block of Xenon Street NW. on a report of a 5-year-old boy playing outside by himself. An officer located the boy and his mother and she was advised that someone needs to be watching him if he is outside.
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.