Blotter: Garbage Truck Catches Fire, Dumps Load at Woodbury Park
Elsewhere, man calls local health office with threats that he was planning to shoot employees.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports.
Woodbury firefighters received a call Dec. 6 from a resident on the 2600 block of Wimbledon Drive who reported that a garbage truck was on fire. The driver dumped the load in the Pioneer Park parking lot. The Woodbury Fire Department extinguished the fire, and the trash company has made arrangements to clean up the mess.
Police were called to Summit Orthopedics on Dec. 2 on a report that a man had called the office and threatened to shoot everyone there. The man was reportedly unhappy with the service he had received and was going to "take care of the whole situation by shooting them all."
Five vehicles were reportedly broken into at an underground garage on the 1700 block of Century Circle sometime between Nov. 23 and Nov. 24. Woodbury police received the call on Dec. 2.
A man called police on Dec. 2 to report that $100 worth of tools had been stolen from his storage locker at the 9600 block of Hudson Road.
Woodbury police responded to a Dec. 2 call from a woman who suspected that there was a prowler at her home the night before. She told police that there were no footprints outside a window of her home on the 7400 block of Military Road, but she noticed footprints there in the morning. She also said it appeared someone had parked in her driveway.
Police were called to the Hampton Inn on Dec. 3 on a report of a vehicle break-in. A window was smashed out on the Toyota Sienna and a GPS system and radar detector were stolen.
Police responded to a call about a vehicle break-in at the 3700 block of Bailey Ridge Drive on Dec. 2. The break-in apparently happened the night before, and an iPod and check were stolen. It was the second time a theft had occurred from a vehicle at that location.
A woman reported that her purse was stolen from Stepping Stone Day Care on Dec. 3. She told police that she left her purse in her car and it was missing when she went to retrieve it.
A $350 snow blower was reported stolen from a home on the 6200 block of Upper Afton Road on Dec. 4. The snow blower was stolen from a garage at the home sometime the night before.
Police received a call to Children's Place on Hudson Road on Dec. 4 on a report that two women had removed the security tags from several items of clothing and left the store without paying for them. They paid for one item, but employees later found tags from the missing clothing.
A woman called police on Dec. 5 to report that her mail had been stolen, she had found the garage door open at odd times and items had been inexplicably moved inside the home. She told police that the events began occurring when she and her husband divorced in April. She had also been receiving anonymous calls at odd hours of the day.
Police responded to a call of a purse stolen from a woman while she was at the Woodbury Target on Dec. 5.
Woodbury police and the Minnesota State Patrol were called on a Dec. 5 road rage incident in which one party had allegedly threatened to shoot another near the intersection of Interstate 494 and Tamarack Road. Authorities responded to find that there had been a car crash at the location.
Police were called on Dec. 5 on a report that a home on the 2100 block of Vining Drive had been broken into and a guitar and other items were stolen.
A woman reported that her purse was stolen from Throwbacks on Dec. 4. She had left to go to the bathroom when it was taken. The Coach purse was valued at $600.
A duffel bag, jacket, iPod, clothing and set of keys were reported stolen from Lifetime Fitness on Dec. 6.
The back window of a vehicle parked at Liberty Ridge Elementary School was broken on Dec. 7. Nothing was missing from the Pontiac Grand Prix.