Washington County police blotter
- August 3, 2013 - 5:05 PM
Vandalism. Engine wires were cut on a police boat at the White Bear Yacht Club, 10696 White Bear Lake. A seat was cut as well.
Suspicious item. A plastic storage bin full of bags of dead fish was found in a ditch on Hidden Glade Road north of Hwy. 96.
Neighbor issue. Police received a report about a neighbor planting trees without a permit in the 9000 block of 31st Street. An officer checked into the complaint and was unable to find any ordinance that was being violated.
Tamper with motor vehicles. Two vehicles were gone through overnight in the driveway of a residence in the 16000 block of 4th Street. Items from the unlocked vehicles, including keys that had been in one vehicle, were thrown onto the front lawn, but nothing was reported missing.
Found chickens. Someone walking on Hadley Avenue near the Gateway Trail reported being followed by two chickens and a rooster. Police advised the caller to keep walking and said the birds would eventually go back to where they came from.
Trespassing issue. While on patrol, an officer noticed a vehicle parked near the shut gate of a gravel pit in the 14000 block of 185th Street. The officer made contact with a woman, who said she had permission to be there. The owner of the property was contacted and said no one had permission to be there. The woman was asked to leave.
Suspicious activity. Police chased down and stopped a boat fleeing from them on the St. Croix River near the Mallalieu Dam. The operator was arrested for BWI and fleeing police.
Curfew violation. While on routine patrol an officer came across two juveniles — one riding a scooter in the traffic lane, the other on a bike on the bike path — at 1:45 a.m. in the area of Woodbury Drive and Valley Creek Road. Upon contact, both were disrespectful and did not want to provide information to the officer. Both were cited for violating curfew.
Possible fraud. Employees at Walgreens, 1615 Queen Drive, reported observing a red SUV-type of vehicle pull into their lot and steal receipts out of their garbage can. They were concerned the suspects will then steal merchandise on the receipt and fraudulently return it. They had no confirmed instances of theft/return, but another metro area Walgreens has.
Accident. A man on a riding lawn mower in the 4900 block of Woodlane Drive accidentally stepped on the gas instead of the brake and ran into a car driving by his home. The man was treated by paramedics for some light bleeding on his head and arm.
Handicapped parking violation. An officer observed a vehicle parked in a handicapped parking stall at Wal-Mart, 10240 Hudson Road, without a handicapped placard. The passenger in the vehicle told the officer the driver ran into the store to use the restroom. Twenty-five minutes later she came out with two bags of merchandise. She said while she was aware it was illegal to park in a handicapped spot, she was “not paying attention” when she did it.
Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime.
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