Domestic. Officers responded to a report of a dispute between a father and his 12-year-old son in the 200 block of Galaxy Drive. The boy was upset that his father had told him to turn off his video games and go to bed. Officers were able to mediate the situation.
Fire. Officers responded to a report of a fire in the 20100 block of County Road 10. Mice had built a nest in a generator and chewed through a wire harness, sparking a blaze when public works employees turned the generator on. The employees were able to extinguish the fire.
Theft. Officers responded to a report of a woman going through mailboxes in the area of Melody Drive NE. and Ballet Boulevard NE. They detained a 34-year-old woman, who was found to have in her possession mail from approximately 80 addresses in Fridley, Spring Lake Park and Mounds View. She also had a warrant for her arrest.
Underage consumption. Officers responded to a report of an underage drinking party in the 900 block of Mississippi Street NE. They cited several boys and girls, ranging in age from 15 to 17, for underage consumption of alcohol. Parents were notified and arrived to pick up their children.
Suspicious activity. Authorities checking on a vehicle parked at 2:15 a.m. in a church parking lot in the 5900 block of Lake Elmo Avenue allowed its occupant, a 71-year-old woman, to stay there until the church opened its doors so she could receive housing assistance.
WEEK OF NOV. 18-24
Property damage. Tires on a vehicle were slashed for the second week in a row in the 16000 block of Illinois Avenue.
WEEK OF NOV. 25-DEC. 1
Drunken driving. A 20-year-old man was arrested for drunken driving after he drove his vehicle into a ditch at Kenwood Trail and Interstate 35.
Theft. A purse was stolen from an unattended shopping cart in Home Depot, 15800 Grove Circle. The purse was recovered inside the store, but the wallet was missing and fraudulent transactions had occurred.
Theft. Several rifles and a shotgun were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in the area of Larpenteur Avenue and Hwy. 280.
Disorderly conduct. Police responding to a report of a man starting a fire in the 100 block of Wexford Heights Drive arrested a 37-year-old man for disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Theft. A garage door opener, lunch box and prescription sunglasses were stolen from a vehicle left running at Viking Liquor, 16290 Hwy. 13.
Drugs. A 19-year-old Shakopee man was cited for having an uncased firearm in a vehicle, possessing marijuana in a vehicle and operating a vehicle with expired registration following a traffic stop at Spencer Street and Hillwood Drive. Passengers in the vehicle — three girls from Shakopee, ages 14, 13 and 12, and a 13-year-old Prior Lake girl — were cited for curfew violation.
Privacy interference. Officers responded to a report of a hidden camera found in the women's restroom at Triangle Industries, 2833 Anthony Lane. After an investigation, they arrested a 42-year-old male employee for interference of privacy and on a Ramsey County warrant.
Weapon. An 18-year-old man was arrested for possession of brass knuckles at 37th Avenue and Chandler Drive.
Burning complaint. A sheriff's deputy and members of the Mahtomedi Fire Department checked on a burning complaint in the 300 block of Kimberly Road. They found that a 60-year-old man had built a small fire within the legal limits. The man said he would put out the fire so as not to further disturb the neighbors.
Suspicious activity. Authorities responded to a report of a garage door that had opened unexpectedly at a home in the 6000 block of Edgewood Avenue, and checked and cleared the home. The homeowner stated later that she might have accidentally opened the garage door herself.
Susan Hilliard • 612-673-7131
John Wareham • 612-673-7759
An arrest or citation means police suspect a crime has occurred; they are allegations and still must go before a judge. Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime.