Suspicious activity. Officers responded to a report of gunshots fired in the 1900 block of 72nd Street. They searched the area and determined it was fireworks.
Disorderly conduct. A 20-year-old St. Louis Park man was arrested for disorderly conduct at Chuck E. Cheese, 7505 France Av. S.
Disorderly conduct. A 56-year-old Excelsior man was cited for disorderly conduct at 2nd and Water streets.
Domestic. An officer responded to a report of a dispute at a home in the 200 block of Ironton Street NE. The officer mediated the dispute between a woman and her intoxicated adult daughter, and advised them of their options.
Suspicious person. Authorities responding to a report of a man looking in mailboxes in the area of 75th Street and Keats Avenue found a 58-year-old man hitchhiking and gave him a ride. The man denied looking in mailboxes, and no mail was found on him.
Theft. A catalytic converter was stolen off a vehicle in the 13300 block of Hwy. 65 NE.
Suspicious person. Authorities spoke to a man who had been reported knocking on doors at 7 a.m. in the 9000 block of Jane Road. The man explained he was looking for a friend's house. He was advised about approaching homes at appropriate times. The friend said later that the man had been to his house many times and knew exactly where he lived.
Animal complaint. The owner of a dog reported running loose in the 100 block of Dellwood Square S. told authorities that the dog's leash had broken, and promised it wouldn't happen again.
Fire. A resident reported that the turkey she was cooking had started on fire at an apartment in the 1800 block of Newport Street. She said she had put out the fire but that her apartment was full of smoke. Firefighters checked the apartment and found everything in order.
Theft. Police were called to Red Lobster, 2925 White Bear Av., after three diners drove off and left the fourth in their group with a $227 tab. The latter person told police she could not pay the bill, that her wallet was in the vehicle in which the others (including her sister) had left, and that she did not know they were going to leave. She was cited for theft of services. Police later in the evening came upon her sister — still wearing a Red Lobster bib — in an unrelated incident, and also cited her.
Theft. Someone broke into a business in the 500 block of 5th Avenue and stole $2 in change from a tip jar.
Theft. A Bobcat was stolen from the 2200 block of 208th Lane NW.
Fraud. A resident in the 6000 block of Warner Avenue reported receiving a letter from someone claiming to be from an Ontario bank and stating that a relative of his had died and left a $9.2 million estate to be claimed. The resident said he planned to throw away the letter but wanted to report the incident.
Drugs. A 32-year-old Eden Prairie woman was arrested for possession of methamphetamine, introduction of contraband in a jail and three outstanding warrants, at Little Six Casino, 2354 Sioux Trail.
Motorist assist. An officer spotted a vehicle stuck in a snowbank on Sunfish Lake Boulevard. The 37-year-old driver said she had mistaken a walking path for the parking lot entrance.
Suspicious activity. A dead squirrel was left on the doorstep of a home in the 7600 block of Nicollet Avenue S.
Susan Hilliard • 612-673-7131
and 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.