Pizza Man Delivers Woman, Ice Twice, Scooter Scammer: Woodbury Police Blotter
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Feb. 12-19.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports.
A Woodbury teacher who keeps in touch with a former student called police after seeing threatening messages on his Facebook page, apparently related to a post-secondary course he was taking. He had missed two classes and was dropped, costing him $2,000. Police made contact with the man, who said there were no problems.
Woodbury police and fire crews responded to Battle Creek Lake at about 9:30 a.m. after a report that someone had fallen through the ice. Officials determined no one actually went through the ice.
An employee at the Bielenberg Drive office of ReMax Results called police after he contacted a locksmith, then told the man he didn’t need his services, and the locksmith called back six times in a 10-minute span.
Two women, whom corporate officials at Carters had identified as scammers, caused a scene when employees asked them to leave. The women began swearing loudly, and also claimed discrimination after employees were watching them carefully in the store. Company officials said they often return stolen items from other stores without receipts. One of the women was issued a trespass notice.
A call about two suspicious men in a van along Spinaker Lane turned out to be newspaper delivery personnel.
A Woodbury man asked police to investigate a company after he ordered parts for two AR-15s and they didn’t arrive at his home and he canceled the order, but he had not received a refund. (The Woodbury man is a licensed gun dealer.)
A resident reported that his wallet was stolen while he was at McDonald’s.
A resident who lives on Turnberry Alcove called police after seeing suspicious footprints in the snow near her home. She was concerned because her personal information was accessed by a DNR employee who is now under investigation.
A resident called police because she was concerned about people sledding onto a pond near the 6600 block of Stratford Road. She told officers the ice may not be thick enough. Police advised her that only four inches of ice is needed, and it had likely been cold enough to ensure the ice was safe.
A woman who did not like the bouncers at Wild Bill’s (they were trying to get her a cab for a ride home) walked over to Life Time Fitness to use the phone there. An officer eventually took her back to Wild Bill’s and was “placed in a cab to be taken home.” The officer told the cab driver to call 911 if the Cottage Grove woman created further problems.
A pizza delivery driver gave a woman, who was hanging out behind his car, a ride to a home, but she began walking away from the area. Police made contact with the woman and drove her home.
Police were called to Dick’s Sporting Goods about a woman in a motorized scooter who was begging people for money. It has been an ongoing problem with the woman, who has often been spotted at Tamarack Village. An officer saw her cutting in and out of traffic without looking, and she also went in front of the squad car, forcing the officer to brake to avoid hitting her. She was issued a trespass notice.
A 2011 Bobcat skid-steer loader was reported stolen from a parking lot at the 2100 block of Wooddale Drive.