Pizza Price Makes It Rain, Watch Punched Off, Boy Slapped: Woodbury Police Blotter

Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from April 2-8.

The following information was obtained from recent police reports.

April 2

After being called about a suspicious man near the intersection of Eyrie and Golf drives, police learned that he was geocaching.

A $300 bicycle was reported stolen from Woodbury Lutheran Church. The bike had been locked to a pole at the church.

A report of mail fraud involving stolen checks and possibly pornographic photos was forwarded to the Woodbury Police Department’s investigations unit.

April 3

A drunken man located near Tahoe and Lake roads had nowhere to go, and he was transported to Ramsey County detox without incident.

A 7-year-old child walking near Woodbury Baptist Church was slapped in the face by a man wearing a Green Bay Packers hat, sunglasses and saggy jeans. The man did not say anything before, during or after the assault. Police checked the area but could not locate the man. See: Stranger Approaches Woodbury Elementary Student

April 4

Police were called about an incident at PDQ A man upset about the price of pizza threw money at the cashier. He was gone by the time police arrived. She admitted to throwing the money back at him.

A resident at the 10900 block of Ashley Court called police after seeing a car pull into the cul-de-sac and let out a man who proceeded to walk slowly through the area while talking on his cell phone. He got back into the car, which sat idle for about 20 minutes, then left. The caller made contact with neighbors, none of whom were expecting visitors.

Someone entered a home at the 7700 block of Cayenne Plaza West and stole a resident’s wallet and cell phone from her purse, which was sitting on a coffee table in the living room.

The ex-husband of a woman who lives on Frontier Drive pushed his way into the home and stole a chair, apparently because he was upset of child support payments. She called him and threatened him, and the chair was eventually recovered through their daughter.

April 5

Workers at Holiday Stationstore called police about a man acting strangely. They asked asked him to leave. Police located the man in the lot of CVS Pharmacy, and he said he purchased two hotdogs and was headed to the R.H. Stafford Branch Library. He said his daughter worked at a local school but refused to provide contact information for her. He left the area without incident.

Police were called about possible gunshots being fired near the 1300 block of Whistler Point Circle. Officers determined the noises came from Black Diamond Manufacturing.

April 6

Police were called about a group of unruly guests at the Extended Stay of America. There were arguments about “nothing significant” and others were banging on doors.

April 7

An employee at Thanh Truc called police about a customer refusing to pay, but the individual had done so by the time officers arrived.

A man told police he bumped into another man on the way to the bathroom at Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon. When he came out, the man punched him in the face. The puncher then ran from the establishment and security was unable to locate him. The man who was punched said he lost an $8,000 watch in the incident.

Police were called about fights and underage party going on at the 6100 block of Tahoe Circle. Officers had been called to the home an hour before and all was quiet. The second time, police tried to stop a car that was leaving, and the vehicle fled. The driver ran out of road, exited the car, ran away and was not located that night. At the home, a man was at the door holding it shut, apparently in case officers tried to force their way inside. An officer asked him to open the door, and he swore at police and told them to go away. A man who later walked away from the house was uncooperative and refused to provide information about what was going on. Further investigation led police to the suspect who fled in the car. Officers found out where he lives, but his parents said he had not yet been home. The car was towed pending further investigation.

A woman reported that another female slapped her in the face twice, threatened to kill her, then and fled during an incident on Grand Oaks Trail.

April 8

Police were called to a home on Dartford Road regarding a verbal argument between two brothers about use of a video game.


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