Animal concern. A turtle was reported in the roadway in the area of Jamaca Avenue and Hwy. 5. Police were unable to locate the creature.



Gas drive off. Someone pumped $30 worth of gas at the Freedom Gas Station, 1000 Wildwood Road, and left without paying.



Identity theft/check forgery. A 36-year-old woman allegedly wrote a check for $2,034.35 at Best Buy, 8301 3rd St., using the account number of an Inver Grove Heights resident. An investigator with the Inver Grove Heights Police Department requested charges of identity theft and offering a forged check.

Suspicious noise. Police responded to a report of a possible break-in in the 3800 block of Granada Lane. They found nothing out of the ordinary except a door opening and closing because of a fan.


Indecent exposure. Police received a request to check the area of 40th Street and Inwood Avenue for a naked man riding a bicycle. Police found the man in North St. Paul, but by that time he was wearing shorts. He admitted to riding naked in Lake Elmo, police said, and when asked why, he said he was from California and he was hot. The information was given to the Washington County Sheriff's Office for possible charges.



Animal concern. A pit bull was reportedly acting aggressively in the 2500 block of Hidden Valley Lane. The complainant told police that the dog attacked her dog. Police were able to get the pit bull on a leash with the help of its owner, who said had there been no attack and that the dogs were just barking at each other.


Suspicious activity. While on patrol, police observed a car alarm go off in the 400 block of Greeley Street. Police were concerned because of recent vehicle break-ins. Police contacted the owner and determined there was no break-in.



Dumping complaint. A couch, two micro- wave ovens and an air conditioner were left on the side of the road in the 13000 block of Greenwood Trail.



Animal assistance. Police responded to a report of a raccoon caught in a live trap in the backyard of a residence in the 500 block of Meadow Lane. Police took the trap to Shawnee Park and released the animal. They advised the complainant about an ordinance prohibiting the trapping of wild animals in the city.


Safety concern. Police received a call from someone concerned about a bush that they believed might obstruct drivers in the 2600 block of Horseshoe Lane. Police contacted public works to address the concern.


Suspicious activity. A woman in the 3000 block of Tanner Road reported two men walking around her neighborhood with what appeared to be a video camera. She said she saw them running away from her garage but that nothing had been taken. Police were unable to find the men.

Animal concern. Police responded to a report of a snake rattling under the deck in the backyard of a residence in the 5100 block of Woodlane Drive. The caller told police he had seen and heard what he thought was a fox snake under the deck. Police and the resident were unable to find the snake. Police gave the man contact information for Minnesota Wild Animal Management Inc.

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