BAYTOWN

JAN. 2

Suspicious activity. A male in a gray trenchcoat was reported pacing back and forth in front of a home in the 4000 block of Neal Avenue. The man told a deputy he was just out for a walk.

Animal assist. A deputy responded to a report of a deer stuck in a fence in the 3000 block of Osgood Curve. The adult doe had broken one of its legs while thrashing around trying to get loose. The deputy ended up dispatching the deer.

HUGO

JAN. 9

Discharge firearm. A man accidentally hit a water line while practice shooting with his handgun in the 400 block of Victor Path. The shot hit the wall of a nearby townhouse, causing a substantial water leak and setting off a fire alarm.

LAKE ELMO

JAN. 2

Suspicious activity. A resident in the 8000 block of Hill Trail reported returning home to find his lighted deer lawn decoration in the street. He said he also noticed a dark SUV leaving the area about the same time in a manner not common to parties living in the neighborhood.

OAKDALE

DEC. 29

Theft. A nativity set was stolen from the front yard of a home in the 5300 block of Heath Avenue.

Theft. A taxi driver reported three female passengers fled his vehicle without paying their $25 fare in the 1300 block of Gentry Avenue.

DEC. 31

Leaving the scene of an accident. A man reported being hit and knocked down by a white Cadillac near the gas pumps at the Holiday Stationstore, 1025 Hadley Av. Police were able to contact the driver of the Cadillac, who told them it was a drug deal that went bad and he unintentionally knocked down the complainant while leaving the scene. The complainant did not return an officer’s calls and messages.

JAN. 1

Attempted theft. A man told police two men approached him in a parking lot in the 6000 block of 40th Street, and while one of them was telling him a joke, the other attempted to steal his wallet. They were unsuccessful.

ST. MARY’S POINT

JAN. 4

Lockout. A deputy was unsuccessful in his attempt to gain access to a vehicle in the 16000 block of Saint Mary’s Drive after being waved down by a woman who had locked herself out.

STILLWATER TOWNSHIP

JAN. 6

Chicken coop smoking. A heat lamp inside a chicken coop tipped over, damaging a wall and causing the coop to smoke in the 12000 block of 75th Street. The Fire Department was getting the situation under control when a deputy arrived.

WEST LAKELAND TOWNSHIP

JAN. 3

Trespassing complaint. Someone in the area of Neal Avenue and 10th Street called authorities concerned about the safety of neighbor children climbing on his deer stand. When presented with trail camera footage of the children on the deer stand, a male at their address told a deputy that he’d take care of it. The complainant called the Sheriff’s Department later to compliment the deputy’s work and said he should get a raise.

WOODBURY

DEC. 29

Solicitor complaint. A resident in the 9300 block of Erin Court wanted to know if someone selling meat, who ran over and damaged his yard upon leaving, had a permit to solicit in Woodbury. An officer confirmed the solicitor did not have a permit and called the meat company to advise them to cease further activity.

DEC. 30

Theft. A man ripped two smartphones off their display cords and ran out of a store in the 7400 block of Currell Avenue. The phones were valued at $1,400.

John Wareham • 612-673-7759

Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime.