JAN. 1

Shots fired. A resident in the 23200 block of Strehler Road reported hearing five or six gunshots near their home. Officers found that the noise was fireworks.


DEC. 26

Theft. A 2013 Honda Pilot was stolen from the 5800 block of Tingdale Avenue.

DEC. 29

Drugs. A 32-year-old St. Louis Park man was arrested for possession of hypodermic needles in the 6800 block of York Avenue S.

DEC. 30

Drunken driving. A 79-year-old Edina man was arrested for drunken driving, having an open bottle and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop at Ridgeview Drive and Valley Lane.

JAN. 3

Theft. Two 16-year-old boys were arrested for theft after stealing a 2013 BMW 535, valued at $60,000, from the 5700 block of Hansen Road.


DEC. 28

Drugs. A Minnetonka woman, 23, and a Savage man, 22, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance, marijuana and drug paraphernalia following a traffic stop for speeding at Hwy. 7 and Old Market Road.


DEC. 19

Drugs. An officer found a car parked with its lights on at 3 a.m. The occupant, an 18-year-old man, was cited for possession of marijuana.

DEC. 21

Theft. A snowblower was stolen from a garage in the 9200 block of Archer Lane. The garage door had been left open.

DEC. 25

Animal complaint. Officers responded to a report of three dogs locked inside a vehicle at a parking lot in the 16000 block of 92nd Avenue. The owner was advised of the city ordinance.

DEC. 31

Suspicious activity. A resident in the 8200 block of Yellowstone Lane reported that someone was trying to get into a neighbor's home. Officers located the suspect, who was watching a pet while the homeowners were out of town.


DEC. 29

Found. A person found a box of items outdoors and turned it in to the police. It was discovered that the owner had intended the box to be picked up as a donation.


JAN. 12

Suspicious activity. Officers responded to a report of suspicious activity at an apartment in the 7600 block of Penn Avenue S. A 28-year-old Richfield man was combative with officers and arrested for obstructing the legal process with force.

Theft. Medication was stolen from the Richfield Health Center, 7727 Portland Av. S.

JAN. 16

Drugs. A 33-year-old Bagley, Minn., woman and a 38-year-old North Branch man were arrested on warrants and possession of narcotics at Motel 6, 7640 Cedar Av. S.

JAN. 17

Assault. A 37-year-old woman was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon at AmericInn, 1200 E. 77th St.


DEC. 23

Suspicious activity. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle going up and down the road at Hwy. 7 and Christmas Lake Road. It was an Uber driver trying to locate an address.

DEC. 27

Civil matter. Officers mediated a situation involving a mother taking away her son's laptop computer at a home on Smithtown Road.

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.