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Cops Sniff Out Suspects, Taco Time, Bear There?: Woodbury Police Blotter

Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Oct. 11-16.

The following information was obtained from recent police reports.

Oct. 11

A resident at the 7600 block of Rimbley Road called police after receiving a letter from someone she knew 40 years ago. The letter writer said he was upset she had made fun of him back then. The letter was not threatening, but she resident wanted it documented.

Police were called after a motorist threw a pop bottle of a car and it hit another vehicle’s windshield on Interstate 494.

A man came into Taco Bell five minutes before closing time, ordered food and sat down to eat. Five minutes after closing time, an employee asked him to leave. He refused, and the worker said she was going to call police. He became upset and started yelling at her. Police caught up with him on Thone Road and issued a trespass notice.

Oct. 12

Police were called to a home at the 6100 block of Birchwood Road on a report that a resident there was a cat rescuer and had 20 felines living in the house. Police were allowed inside and saw signs of a rescue operation, but only found two dogs; she told police she had sick cats in a bathroom but did not let police open the door. Officers informed her of city ordinances.

A vehicle parked at the 1800 block of Richal Drive was keyed.

Parents were notified after police found juveniles smoking marijuana out of an apple in a car along Leeward Trail.

Woodbury firefighters responded to a grass fire along Interstate 94 near Bailey Road in Newport.

Oct. 13

Paint and painting equipment valued at $1,800 total was reported stolen from a home at the 1200 block of Whistler Point Road. A contractor working at the home said he left the items there, and suspected other people doing work at the home.

Police were called about a possible marijuana growing operation at the 10200 block of Bleeker Street. Police made contact with the man, who said the call was probably placed because he has an ongoing business dispute with the other man.

Police were called about a possible injured eagle in the parking lot at SuperTarget. It turned out to be a hawk and flew away when officers approached it.

A resident at the 8300 block of Hidden Ponds Alcove called police after hearing something hit the back door of her home. She also told officers there were juveniles at Ridge Park. The object thrown was a hotdog, and officers’ “keen sense of smell” led them to a nearby gathering. Further investigation revealed “a number of hotdogs missing from the party smorgasbord.” Adults told police they would round up their children and have them properly dispose of the hotdogs.

Oct. 14

A motorist pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving along Bailey Road near Manning Avenue was found to be under the legal limit. Police advised of a complaint about his driving.

A resident at the 6100 block of Dell Lane North called police to report that she spotted a bear while looking out her front window. She said it was a medium-sized bear, 250-300 pounds, and was walking toward Shawnee Park. Police checked the area and did not see a bear, but did see 10-15 wild turkeys together, which indicated to them that there was no bear in the vicinity.

An employee at McDonald’s called police after hearing sounds of screaming and a fight. Officers learned it was a group of people watching YouTube videos of fights in a car. They had the sound running through the vehicle’s speakers.

Oct. 15

The roof of a U-Haul truck was slightly damaged when it scraped against a low-clearance sign at the 10200 block of City Walk Drive.

An iPhone was reported stolen from the Woodbury Skate Park.

There was a complaint about an inoperable vehicle at the 1900 block of Windjammer Drive. It had previously caught fire and burned.

There was a coyote sighting at the 7600 block of Afton Court. An officer spotted the animal and scared it into the nearby woods.

Oct. 16

A resident at the 700 block of Interlachen Court reported that someone drove onto the home’s lawn and ran over several political signs.

A report of a possible burglary in process at the 300 block of Elan Court turned out to be a contractor winterizing the home.

 

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Beth-Ann Bloom October 20, 2012 at 03:21 PM
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