Suspicious activity. Residents in the 200 block of Birchwood Avenue reported that there was a tow truck in their driveway apparently ready to take their vehicle. The tow truck operator drove away when the complainant came out of the house but then returned later, backing up the driveway before leaving again. Authorities promised to send out an extra patrol for the area.
Animal complaint. Officers responded to a report of ducks living at a home in the 100 block of Canterbury Road. The homeowner was advised of the city ordinance and promised to take the necessary steps to resolve the issue.
Check welfare. Officers responded to a 17-year-old girl who said she was being held hostage by her foster mother in the 6000 block of University Avenue NE. Officers spoke to both parties and the girl agreed to obey the rules of the home.
Check welfare. A woman from the 1600 block of Innsbruck Drive NE. reported that her tap water was burning her skin. When officers arrived, she told them that she didn’t need any help.
Theft. Tools and golf clubs were stolen from an unsecured garage in the 14600 block of Taconite Street NE.
LAKE ST. CROIX BEACH
Suspicious activity. A man was reported digging in the sand at a beach in the 1900 block of Redwing Avenue. The man told a deputy he wanted sand for his Christmas luminaries. He was advised to find it somewhere else.
Property damage. Five rebar poles were reported damaged in a yard in the 1700 block of Malvern Street. The homeowner told police that his neighbor had kicked them. The incident was captured on security footage, and the case against a 52-year-old suspect was referred to the city attorney for alleged criminal damage to property.
Property damage. A 29-year-old woman in the 1700 block of Malvern Street told police her vehicle had been egged overnight and identified a possible suspect, who refused to speak with police.
Theft. Political signs were stolen from the yard of a home in the 3700 block of Centerwood Road.
Recovered property. A vehicle stolen in St. Paul was recovered, unoccupied, in the 300 block of Larpenteur Avenue.
Traffic violations. A 56-year-old woman was arrested following a traffic stop at County Road 10 and Pleasantview Drive for speeding, careless driving, possession of an open bottle of alcohol, having no proof of insurance and driving with a canceled license.
Assault. A 51-year-old woman was arrested for assault and disorderly conduct in the 2900 block of Mounds View Boulevard.
Theft. A 1995 Honda Accord and a handgun were stolen from the 2500 block of Mounds View Boulevard. The vehicle was later recovered but the handgun was not.
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.