Washington County police blotter
- May 17, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Dine and dash. A male and female diner left the Sail Away Cafe, 3121 St. Croix Trail, without paying their bill. While a deputy was on scene they returned to their table outside the restaurant and explained they had decided to take a walk by the marina and had no intention of not paying. They were apologetic about the misunderstanding and paid in full.
Suspicious activity. Authorities were called about a possible intruder inside a home in the 2000 block of Neal Avenue. The complainant later discovered it was his brother messing with him by pretending to be an intruder.
Animal concern. A bird flew into a window in the 5000 block of Farnham Drive. The complainant called the Raptor Center, which sent someone to pick up the injured bird.
Noise complaint. A deputy was dispatched to the area of 4th and Dellwood Avenues on a report of loud drumming. About 20 people were there wearing costumes and playing instruments. They told the deputy they were celebrating Mexican Easter and had one more song to play.
Male drinking alcohol. An officer made contact with a man in a parked car at Century College, 3300 Century Ave., who had been reported drinking in the vehicle. The man had an open, almost full bottle of alcohol in his possession and admitted to drinking a little because he was nervous about a test. He registered a 0.01 percent on a breath test. He was advised Century College is a dry campus and to come up with an alternative coping strategy the next time he feels this way.
Noise complaint. A resident in the area of Quail and Queens Ways reported someone on a four-wheeler driving recklessly and loudly behind their property. A deputy said an extra patrol would be sent to the area to monitor the situation.
Theft. Two men attempting to take $890 worth of merchandise from HobbyTown USA, 7065 10th St., dropped the items and were chased from the store.
Snowmobile on open water. A deputy checked on a report of a snowmobile on thin ice in the 18000 block of Layton Court. All snowmobiles were on shore when he arrived.
Suspicious incident. The garage door of a residence in the 6100 block of Edgewood Avenue was reported open and a pickup truck was observed driving by multiple times at 3 a.m. The driver of the truck was identified as someone who often patrols the neighborhood overnight to deter crime. The homeowner was contacted about the door and closed it.
Animal concern. Two officers attempted to remove plastic stuck around the beak of a goose in the 9900 block of Hudson Road. The goose eluded their capture and returned to a nearby pond. Even with the plastic it was still able to open its beak.
Unsafe U-turn. The driver of a vehicle in the area of Century Avenue and Upper Afton Road was given a citation for making an illegal U-turn.
Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime.
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