Trespass complaint. Several people walked over a mile to the Belwin Conservancy, 1553 Stagecoach Tr. and climbed a barbed wire fence in an attempt to steal three kicksleds, which were found hidden nearby. The Sheriff's Department agreed to put an extra patrol in the area since this wasn't the first attempt to steal the kicksleds.
Suspicious activity. Two sets of footprints were discovered leading from the woods to the back door of a home on Glen Edge Road and back to the woods.
Suspicious activity. A resident in the 5000 block of Oneka Lake Boulevard reported finding someone's open mail in their mailbox. The resident's mail, also in the mailbox, had not been opened.
Stop arm complaint. A school bus driver flagged down a deputy to report a red car driving through his extended stop arm in the area of Saint Croix Trail and 7th Street. The deputy said the department would have an extra patrol in the area.
Suspicious activity. A deputy checked on a report of marijuana odor coming from an apartment in the 800 block of Stillwater Road. When the deputy informed the complainant he couldn't smell anything, the complainant agreed and said she probably doesn't know what marijuana smells like.
Animal concern. A woman in the 12000 block of Norell Avenue called authorities about a coyote in her yard fighting with her dog. She said she had already spoken to the DNR about the problem and was now planning to take action herself.
Suspicious activity. A female walking in the 6300 block of 11th Street at 8:10 a.m. told police a man in a red SUV pulled up and asked her if she had a boyfriend and if she wanted a boyfriend. She said he followed her and drove by several times. An officer made contact with the driver of the vehicle who said he has a paper route in the area and drives it many times. He also said he had never spoken to the complainant nor made any of the alleged remarks.
Animal complaint. The owner of a residence in the 2000 block of Gresham Avenue wanted police to take his renter's large dog away because he was not supposed to have one. An officer advised the complainant it was a civil matter and they would not remove the dog.
Theft. A refrigeration unit valued at $2,000 was stolen from behind a building in the 6600 block of Hudson Boulevard.
Suspicious activity. A woman walking her dogs in the area of Granada Avenue and Granada Court reported finding a note on the sidewalk making reference to cocaine and blood and ending with the words "time to die." The note was dirty and had holes in it. An officer threw it away.
Suspicious activity. A resident in the 5100 block of Cottage Grove Drive reported two trucks parked in his driveway. An officer spoke with the occupants, who explained they were there to provide moving services but were notified by their boss they weren't needed until the next week. They remained parked in the driveway while trying to figure out where to go. The homeowner told them they could stay until they figured out their plan.
Items are selected from reports made to police departments and are not intended to provide a comprehensive picture of crime.