DEC. 24

Public assistance. A deputy mediated a family dispute at a holiday gathering in the 4000 block of McDonald Drive Place. A family member agreed to leave before the situation worsened.

Neighbor complaint. A woman reported that two dogs had charged at her in the 12000 block of 53rd Street. She was advised on how to pursue legal action against the owner of the dogs.


DEC. 30

Traffic. A 56-year-old woman was arrested and cited for driving after suspension, no proof of insurance and having a loud muffler in the area of Snelling and Garden avenues.


DEC. 31

Domestic. An officer responded to a report of a domestic incident at an apartment in the 5800 block of East River Road NE. The officer determined that residents were cheering during a football game on TV.


JAN. 4

Suspicious activity. Officers responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress in the 1500 block of 68th Avenue NE. They found two males who said their mother had asked them to carry in a refrigerator from the garage.

JAN. 5

Theft. Officers responded to a report of a theft in the 500 block of Rice Creek Terrace NE. A woman told officers that tenants at her rental property had been late in paying their rent. She was told that it was a civil matter.


JAN. 10

Theft. Parts of a snowplow were stolen off a vehicle in the 1400 block of 147th Avenue NW.


DEC. 26

Suspicious activity. A resident in the 8000 block of Stillwater Boulevard reported that after being involved in a road rage incident, he found the driver of the other vehicle parked in his driveway. The driver left, but the resident was told to call police if he returned.


JAN. 10

Burglary. Cigarettes were stolen from Linwood Country Store and Pizza, 21831 Viking Blvd. NE. Entry was gained through an unsecured door.


DEC. 28

Fraud. A 26-year-old man reported buying four tickets for the Dec. 23 Vikings-Packers game at Green Bay for $600 from someone on Craigslist and then finding out they were fake when he tried to get into the game.


DEC. 30

Property damage. A driver on Interstate 694 reported that someone threw an object from the Silver Lake Road bridge that broke their windshield. The driver was not injured.


DEC. 26

Theft. Officers tried to stop a suspicious vehicle they had seen at 35th Avenue and Coolidge Street. A high-speed chase followed before the vehicle stopped a short distance away. They found that the vehicle had been stolen in Minneapolis and arrested the driver, a 16-year-old boy, for theft of a motor vehicle and fleeing police. The passengers — three boys, ages 17, 16 and 15 — were to be cited for tampering with a motor vehicle, theft and curfew violation.

DEC. 28

Driving violations. A 33-year-old woman was arrested for operating an uninsured vehicle, having no proof of insurance, giving false information to police and not having a valid driver’s license, following a traffic stop at Silver Lake Road and 29th Avenue.

John Wareham • 612-673-7759

and Susan Hilliard • 612-673-7131


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.