Bikers Circle Motorist, Fast Food Nap, Stork Cat Delivery?: Woodbury Police Blotter
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Sept. 27 to Oct. 2.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports.
Police received a phone call from a resident concerned about motorists using turn lanes and shoulders to pass while traveling along Bailey Road between Radio and Woodlane drives. The caller said people also routinely roll through stop signs; he was apparently concerned about he area near Bailey Elementary.
A resident was informed that police and fire training was happening at the 3700 block of Pioneer Drive.
A resident at the 11000 block of Prospect Curve called police after a cat and litter of kittens were dropped off on her doorstep. An officer transported the four kittens and one cat to the Animal Humane Society.
SuperAmerica employees called police to say a man fueling up his car appeared to be intoxicated. Police made contact with him at his home. He was “agitated at the complaint” but showed no signs of being drunk.
A man at the 2900 block of Leyland Place called police to report that a Chicago man sent him a letter saying he owed him $2.5 million. Police learned it was a scam.
Two motorcyclists harassed a driver who accidentally merged between them on Interstate 494. They yelled at him and pulled in front of him and slammed on their brakes. The bikers then followed him to the Kohl's parking lot and began to ride in circles around him in an attempt to intimidate the man. The bikers were gone by the time police arrived.
Mail at homes at the 6100 block of Linden Road was tampered with.
More than $75 worth of gas was stolen from the Woodlane Drive SuperAmerica. An employee there had earlier received a call from her counterpart at BP saying the people in the vehicle were acting suspiciously at the other gas station.
Police spoke with boys, who said they were friends, about taking on of the boy’s skateboards. It has happened nine times in the past six months.
Police were called to the 400 block of Bluebird Lane on a report that a group of teenagers were parked there and had urinated on a lawn. Officers arrived and found them in a car eating. Police had the juveniles pick up trash they left in the street and had them move along.
A car went into a pond near Woodbury Drive and Lake Road. See:
An employee at Wendy’s who got off work at 2 a.m. couldn’t find a ride home and was sleeping on the grass near the restaurant. Police woke him up and gave him a ride to McKnight Road and Glenrich Avenue in St. Paul.
A call about a car fire at Woodbury Drive and Bailey Road was cancelled after authorities learned the vehicle had simply overheated.
A resident at the 2500 block of Cornelia Trail called police to report that his 2010 tax returns were stolen and papers in an upstairs filing cabinet had been “messed with.” He wanted the report on file because the IRS was inquiring about the couple’s 2010 filing/return.
A resident at the 6900 block of Calgary Road called police to report that a basement window had previously been partially opened and her attic access was possibly moved, as well. Police checked the attic access, which had "lots of spider webs that appear to have been in place for at least several days.”
A man who planned to sell parts on his vehicle to Car Care Advanced Service Center called police after receiving a parking ticket from St. Paul. Workers at the shop told police they assumed he had it towed.
Police learned of a stolen vehicle at Tamarack Village with eight people in it. Five of them were arrested. See: Drugs and Warrants: 5 Arrested at Tamarack Village in Woodbury
Police were called to Central Park about a group of people sitting in the bed of a truck making rude comments to others. Police arrived and advised them of the complaint; they were cooperative.
A laptop computer was reported stolen from an occupied home at the 2300 block of Cypress Drive.
A driver was warned for exhibition driving—squealing the tires of his car—at the 1500 block of Woodlane Drive.
Someone called police to say a man had taken his money at the BP gas station. The caller continually hung up on dispatchers trying to obtain more information.