Jack Reacher Sighting?, Kohl’s Clash, Philly Fraud: Woodbury Police Blotter

Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Sept. 20-25.

The following information was obtained from recent police reports.

Sept. 20

A loose horse at Hilton Avenue South and Military Road had been corralled by the time police arrived.

A resident called police about an increased number of broken bottles along city paths near Ojibway Park.

Sept. 21

People seen concealing items at Cub Foods, apparently in preparation for a theft, were issued trespass notices.

Woodbury police were tipped about two warrant suspects at the Red Roof Inn. Officers pulled them over and arrested the individuals, one of whom was wanted for domestic assault and the other for drug possession.

Police were called about a disturbance in the Kohl’s parking lot, where a woman said she was almost hit by another vehicle. She told the other driver to use her turn signals, and the woman got out of her car and began to berate the pedestrian, cursing at her and warning her that she should “know who your (expletive) with.” The pedestrian went to her own car and locked the doors, and the other driver followed her and began to pound on the windows until passersby intervened. The aggressor went back to her vehicle and sped off, and police put out a KOPS alert for the vehicle.

A Cottage Grove woman shopping at Woodbury Lakes called police after seeing a man stare at her, park near her and at about the same time she did. She thought it was suspicious and passed along the information to police.

Sept. 22

A Woodbury resident contacted police after a someone—apparently a teenager—calling from a blocked number asked a woman at the home out to coffee three times.

Police advised parties who got into a half hour verbal argument over a door ding at the 7200 block of Guider Drive that it was a civil matter.

Workers at Walmart were working to get police more information about a woman who apparently stole $300 worth of Blu-Ray discs from the store.

After receiving a complaint—and because curfew was drawing near—police dispersed a group of about 10 juveniles milling around outside an apartment complex at the 1600 block of Century Circle.

Sept. 23

A huge house fire broke out at the 8300 block of Marsh Creek Road. See: Woodbury Family Escapes Devastating House Fire on Marsh Creek Road

Called about a possible hostage situation in Philadelphia, police learned that a woman who had only communicated with a man via the Internet was the victim of a scam. Officers advised her to cease contact with the man.

Sept. 24

There was a report of a wolf or a coyote near Woodwinds Hospital.

Cheerios were sprinkled in the yard of a home at the 9100 block of Parkside Drive. Trees were also toilet-papered.

Officers learned that a possible prowler at the 9200 block of Troon Court was a maintenance worker.

A laptop computer was reported stolen from a home at the 8800 block of Spring View Way. The homeowner told police the suspect apparently entered an unlocked back door. The owner had a suspect for police.

A small pile of woodchips at Shawnee Park were burned; juveniles had been spotted at the scene. The fire was out by the time the Woodbury Fire Department arrived.

A man who ran from Acapulco without paying for his meal. His friend remained behind and paid for his meal and provided police information about the other individual.

Sept. 25

A worker at King of Kings Lutheran Church found a man sleeping in a corner near the front doors. The worker asked him if he wanted to come inside and warm up, but the man declined. Police located the Alaskan man, who said he “was walking from state to state to get where he needs to go.” The coherent man did not seem to be a danger to himself or others and declined assistance from police, but he was advised to “continue on his way out of Woodbury.”

A resident at the 2800 block of Castleford Drive called police to say someone had broken into his home and erased files from his computer. He called officers before they arrived to say he found the files and no longer needed police assistance.


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Kris Janisch September 29, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Had some computer issues when I was posting this and the Sept. 25 entries were cut off. It's been updated.
Beth-Ann Bloom September 29, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Partly cloudy with a chance of Cheerios; Police spend all week with goofy citizens, no time left for crime fighting.


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