Suspicious activity. Two men who offered to update a home security system in the 4000 block of River Road were asked to leave when they showed the resident a tablet with different systems and asked which was hers. The resident asked for extra patrol of the neighborhood.
Suspicious pontoon. A pontoon was reported tied to a dock in the 21000 block of Harrow Road without permission. The complainant said they did not know whose boat it was and, because of the weather, it was damaging the dock. Contact was made with the owner, who didn't know the pontoon had broke loose or who had secured it to the complainant's dock.
Suspicious activity. A resident in the 5000 block of Lake Elmo Avenue reported hearing someone walking across their deck at night. There were no signs of attempted break-ins. The resident was advised to call authorities when it is taking place and to get motion lights for the deck.
Suspicious activity. Three juveniles were reported on the roof of Afton-Lakeland Elementary School, 475 St. Croix Trail. A deputy detained two of the kids. Their parents were contacted and advised of the trespassing. No damage was done to the school.
Noise complaint. Someone complained about the sound of motorcycle engines in the Indian Motorcycle lot, 2967 Hudson Road
Suspicious situation. A red lunch cooler was reported left at a bus stop in the 700 block of Mahtomedi Avenue. The complainant thought it seemed to be too big for anyone to have forgotten it. A deputy checked the cooler and found it contained someone's lunch and nothing suspicious.
Check welfare. An officer checked on the whereabouts of a mail carrier whose vehicle had been parked for 45 minutes in the 8000 block of 9th Street Way. While unable to locate the mail carrier, the officer did see a mail tow truck arrive on the scene to tow the vehicle.
Animal complaint. A cat was reported in a garage in the 3600 block of Gershwin Avenue. The complainant told police it was an ongoing issue. The cat's owner came to pick up the animal and was warned about it violating an ordinance by being at large.
Theft. A juvenile was given a citation for stealing ChapStick at Fleet Farm, 5635 Hadley Av.
Found property. A broken violin in a black case was found near the Holiday Stationstore, 1025 Hadley Av. Police were unable to locate an owner.
Alarm call. A squirrel loose in the store set off two alarms overnight at Fleet Farm, 5635 Hadley Av.
Theft. Lawn lights and ornaments were reported stolen from a home in the 600 block of Glenbrook Avenue.
Animal assist. A deputy, using a fish net and broom, was able to get a bat out of a home in the 15000 block of 95th Street.
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Road hazard. Two trees were reported down and blocking both lanes in the 2000 block of Neal Avenue. Public works was notified.
Animal concern. A resident in the 7800 block of Rimbley Road reported finding a chicken in her back yard and wanted police to pick it up. An officer brought the chicken to the Humane Society.
Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime.