Squad car towed. A Sheriff’s Department squad car became stuck in a driveway snowbank in the 13000 block of 122nd Street. A tow truck was called to get the car out of the snowbank.
Fire. A cat house in the front yard of a home in the 6000 block of Manning Avenue was reported on fire. The Stillwater Fire Department extinguished the fire; no cats were harmed. The fire was caused by wiring in a heating pad inside the structure.
LAKE ST. CROIX BEACH
Suspicious person. A man in a red floppy hat and yellow-green vest was reported going house to house in the 16000 block of 18th Street asking for access to homeowner’s attics. A deputy located the man, who was legitimately selling roof insulation.
Suspicious activity. Someone in the 700 block of Park Avenue reported footprints around their vehicle after an overnight snowfall.
Suspicious activity. Two boots sticking out of a snowbank were reported in the 100 block of Hickory Street. The caller said that if it was meant as a joke, they did not think it was funny.
MARINE ON ST. CROIX
Suspicious situation. A woman described as confused and having a hard time following easy driving directions was reported after she stopped in the Marine General Store, 101 Judd St., asking for directions.
Assist public. An officer responding to a vehicle theft in the Rainbow Foods parking lot, 7053 10th St., ended up helping the owner find the vehicle in the lot. The owner had forgotten where he had parked the vehicle.
Assist public. An officer, along with members of the Oakdale Fire Department, rescued a woman stuck in an elevator in a building in the 8100 block of 4th Street.
Suspicious activity. A man buzzing to get into a building in the 300 block of Geneva Avenue was reported as a possible disturbance. An officer located two men outside the building. One said he had dropped his keys out his window to the other but that the keys got lost in the snow.
Suspicious activity. A deputy checked on two men who had been reported sitting in a vehicle for an hour and a half in the area of Otchipwe Avenue and Stonebridge Trail. The men said they were monitoring cellphone tower signal strength for Sprint.
Traffic violation. A driver in the area of Valley Creek Road and Tower Drive was given a warning for wearing headphones while driving.
Suspicious activity. A screaming female was reported heard in the area of Kingsfield Lane. Officers determined the screams were from three juvenile girls down the block sledding and yelling loudly.
Animal concern. A resident in the 10000 block of Maple Boulevard called police because she thought her neighbor might be poisoning rabbits in their back yard. She observed blue markings in the snow she thought could be poison. After talking to an officer she decided she’d handle the matter privately with her neighbor.
Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime in a neighborhood or community.