Cross-Dresser Out of Washer Fluid, Drive-by BB, Cougar Sighting: Woodbury Police Blotter

Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1.

The following information was obtained from recent police reports.

Dec. 25

A resident at the 9300 block of Wedgewood Drive reported seeing a wolf near the fourth hole of the nearby golf course. An officer responded but did not find the animal, and assumed it was a coyote because it was spotted during coyote mating season.

A suspicious person reported at Spire Federal Credit Union was found to be a security guard.

A resident who lives on Powers Lake Point reported that someone had tried to break into his garage while he was out of town. There were pry marks on the door and an eight-inch crack on the doorframe.

Dec. 26

A resident at the 1500 block of Manning Avenue South reported that snowmobilers have been using his private driveway to access the road.

A driver was stopped at Tamarack Road and Seasons Parkway when a teenager in another car gave him the finger. He put his hands up as if to say, “What?” As the stoplight turned green, the man drove away, and saw a flash from the other car’s rear passenger-side window. He also heard a bang and something hit his car. He pulled into the Taco Bell parking lot and called 911. His vehicle had a small pea-sized chip on one of its doors. An officer determined an air gun or BB gun caused the damage.

Dec. 27

A man who got change for a $100 bill at the Starbucks inside Kowalski’s later tried to use one of the $20 bills he received, only to learn it was counterfeit when he tried to use it at Target. Police made contact with employees at Starbucks and asked them to report any other phony bills. The bill was sent to the Secret Service.

While on routine patrol, an officer noticed a car parked at Colby Lake Park after hours. No one was inside, and but the officer was concerned because there were two child car seats in the vehicle. The officer checked the area but didn’t find anything of note.

Dec. 28

A resident reported that a man dressed as a woman was near the Lake Road-Interstate 494 ramp saying he was out of washer fluid, though there is a SuperAmerica nearby. An officer checked the area but couldn’t find the person.

Dec. 29

Police were called to the U.S. Bank along Valley Creek Road about an irate customer. She was upset that employees there had given her banking information to managers at her apartment. She resolved the situation and no further police assistance was required.

Employees at the Starbucks on Valley Creek Plaza called police because they thought a customer was drunk. Officers made contact with the woman, who was sober. She told them she was on the phone with a friend and began singing and dancing because she was happy.

Dec. 30

Police received a report of an SUV trying to run another vehicle off the road near Gander Mountain but were unable to locate the driver.

A resident at the 6800 block of Sandlewood Road reported that someone apparently shot a BB through his window.

Dec. 31

A resident who got off a party bus and into a car and drove away was arrested on suspicion of DWI.

A resident reported seeing a cougar near the intersection of Gironde and Haute courts. Police searched the area with negative results.

       Related: Updated: Cougar Spotted in Woodbury?


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SomeGuy January 07, 2013 at 03:14 PM
The counterfeit bills is actually news, whereas an report of - EGAD - a man dressed as a woman is not 1) news, 2) not illegal, 3) not verified and 4) again, not news. Seriously, not sure which is more embarrassing - that someone who call the police over this or that your headline writer felt the need to include it.
Kris Janisch January 07, 2013 at 03:16 PM
This was brought up on the Facebook page as well SomeGuy. And I wrote the headline. I get the point entirely. I would have written on it anyway—somebody on the streets asking for washer fluid near an SA would have made it in there.
Carl Scheider January 07, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Hey. Don't complain! I love finding these trivial things in our police report! It could be worse!
David Salchow January 07, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Yeah, I eventually went over to SA to get some washer fluid. Also, Starbucks is a wonderful to spot "cougers." ;)
D Paul January 07, 2013 at 05:12 PM
I like the one about the security guard at the credit untion. Thanks for posting info about the police blotter. Keep up the good work Kris.
Vicki Strong January 07, 2013 at 05:34 PM
I am always amazed at the things people call police to check on. Apparently either looking or acting different in Woodbury regularly qualifies as cause for a visit from police. Because of the blotter, I now dress better before I go out lest I rouse someone's suspicion. And I will never, ever dance at Starbucks. Reserving that for Caribou!
Carl Scheider January 07, 2013 at 06:25 PM
You can ask the police, but I'll bet they never complain about that kind of call. I'm glad to have neighbors that alert!
yomammy January 08, 2013 at 12:48 PM
I was NOT out of washer fluid!!! I was out of GAS!!! ...oh, wait.....nevermind....
yomammy January 08, 2013 at 12:49 PM
Cougars everywhere in woodbury.....ALWAYS open season on them....
SomeGuy January 08, 2013 at 03:27 PM
"... somebody on the streets asking for washer fluid near an SA would have made it in there." If police respond, it is a matter of public record. But in the a headline? And in the headline instead of actual crime such as counterfeit bills at local merchants?
SomeGuy January 08, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Well, then .... Caribou has my business then (actually it already did, but that had nothing to do with personal behavior outside the "Woodbury Norm").
john wayne January 09, 2013 at 04:29 PM
I can't believe the rubbish people call 911 over. Darn - if somebody shot at my car I'd be returning fire. I would also have turned over a video of the incident since I equipped my car with all around video surveillance.
Kris Janisch January 09, 2013 at 04:31 PM
Did you really equip your car with video surveillance, pilgrim? How does that work?
john wayne January 09, 2013 at 05:01 PM
On Amazon there are windshield mountable cameras for $30. One each side and one each front and rear. Records to an SD card. Easy peasy. Oh and some cables from the cigarette lighter sockets. I'm lucky having several supplied with the car as standard.
Kris Janisch January 09, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Interesting JW, thanks!
Laurie Helgason December 27, 2013 at 09:22 PM
My car was hit with a few BB's but I didn't know where it happened. I believe the target was the window because of the numerous marks on the roof.


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