DENMARK TOWNSHIP

MARCH 13

Unwanted activity. A property owner reported a pickup truck tearing through his property in the area of Neal Avenue between 90th Street and 100th Street. Contact was made with the driver of the pickup who said he got stuck while checking trail cameras. He was informed he needed permission to do that.

MARCH 13

Possible person in distress. A flare was reported shot into the air in Afton State Park, 6959 Peller Ave. Authorities were unable to locate anyone in the area.

Lake Elmo

MARCH 9

Suspicious activity. A resident in the 8000 block of Lake Jane Trail reported a man coming to his home trying to sell insurance. The man told the complainant he would return. The complainant said he would have his son and son-in-law on hand when the man returned.

Lakeland Shores

MARCH 12

Suspicious findings. Someone in the 300 block of Quinlan Avenue reported finding a box of matches in their mailbox.

MAHTOMEDI

MARCH 9

Suspicious situation. Someone shot a BB gun at the window of a vehicle parked in a driveway in the 100 block of Elm Street, according to a report. A deputy checking the report saw a hole in the window but was not certain what caused it.

MARCH 10

Suspicious items. Two duffel bags and a pair of jeans were found on the back deck of a home in the 300 block of Jesse James Lane. Authorities were able to determine the owner of the belongings and contacted his father, who said he’d take them.

MARCH 13

Juvenile complaint. Several juveniles were reported throwing snowballs at a truck on Griffin Avenue near the ice rink.

MAY TOWNSHIP

MARCH 12

Burning complaint. A deputy checked on a report of someone burning trash in their back yard in the 13000 block of Panorama Avenue. The complainant said it was an ongoing issue. The deputy found no trash or prohibitive material being burned.

OAKDALE

MARCH 2

Suspicious activity. Someone in the 6400 block of 54th Street reported seeing a drone out her window with a camera facing her. An officer checked but did not find any drones in the area.

MARCH 3

Malicious mischief. Someone reported witnessing a red Ford Taurus occupied by four people spinning in circles on the turf of the Washington Conservation District, 455 Hayward Av., potentially damaging it. A letter was mailed to the registered owner of the car about the incident.

WEST LAKELAND TOWNSHIP

MARCH 10

Dumping complaint. Excess gravel was reported falling out of a truck in the area of Stagecoach Trail and 10th Street. The driver was contacted and didn’t believe anything was falling out of his truck.

MARCH 13

Found drugs. A small measuring cup with some leafy material was found near a business in the 13000 block of 20th Street. The owner of the business thought it belonged to one of his employees and wanted it tested. He was informed authorities needed a suspect facing possible charges in order to test the substance.

WOODBURY

MARCH 2

Noise complaint. Police received a report from someone on Cochrane Drive complaining that their neighbor’s truck had a very loud muffler that woke them in the middle of the night. The owner of the truck acknowledged the muffler needed work. He said he understood the concern and would address it.

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