Police Blotter: Bike Fight, ‘Gas Fire,’ Philosophical Differences

Selected calls to the Woodbury Police Department from June 7-12.

The following information was obtained from recent police reports.

June 7

The window of a vehicle in the parking lot was broken and a purse was reported stolen.

Residents reported that a couple was wandering the neighborhood of the 3000 block of Devonshire Drive yelling, “We’re the cop callers."

A Woodbury man called police after he received a phone call from another man who told him to stay away from a woman he had begun dating.

A resident at the 1800 block of Windjammer Drive reported that someone stole chrome valve stem covers from his car and dumped coffee creamer onto a car parked in the street.

June 8

Police were called to the 2500 block of Cochrane Drive, where a woman told them: She and a man who lives there are in a romantic relationship. They had drinks the night before, and he left her stranded at a Woodbury bar. She walked home and didn’t have keys or a phone and couldn’t get into the house. She noticed her car had been moved onto the street. She slept in his truck. That morning she was able to get the man to throw her purse out of the front door, but her keys weren’t in it. She checked her car and noticed a laptop computer and her old wedding ring ($1,900) were missing from her vehicle. She is a glass vendor and some samples were also broken. She was unsure if the man did it or a thief. Police were unable to wake the man and they gave the woman a ride home to St. Paul. She told police she would get a new key made and move her car. She said she would be working with Ramsey County officials to obtain a restraining order against the man.

Someone pumped nearly $70 in gas at the and drove off without paying for it.

Police received a report of a man smoking and drinking and playing loud music at a picnic table at .

A man reportedly hit a woman on the back of her head with an open palm after the two were drinking and got into an argument over parenting philosophies while setting up for a graduation party at the 7600 block of Sherwood Road. They are friends and the woman did not want to press charges.

June 9

A woman recovered a dog at the 3600 block of Windmill Curve for two youngsters.

Juveniles were busted for smoking marijuana from a pop can at .

June 10

Police received a report saying that three juveniles entered a townhome under construction at Kingsfield Lane and Lake Road. No damage was found.

A resident at the 10600 block of Sterling Drive called police after his children were upset about a neighbor trapping rabbits. After police informed him of the city policy on the matter, he told them he believes his neighbor is in compliance and said he would speak to him himself.

A home at the 11000 block of Stonemill Farms Curve was toilet-papered.

June 11

A home and vehicles at the 8900 block of Highland Bay were egged.

Speakers, cash, a Playstation and iPods were reported stolen from a home at the 1300 block of Silverwood Drive that was burglarized while the family was away during the weekend.

A resident at the 2200 block of Vining Drive reported hearing a loud bang and went downstairs to find her door and lock had been damaged.

A woman and her family, after going to to release a chipmunk, noticed that a portable toilet was on fire. The back of it was melting. While using water to try to put it out, firefighters noticed the flames intensifying, indicating an accelerant. It was eventually put out.

June 12

Police were called to Settlers Ridge Parkway near Conifer Pass on an assault report. A bicyclist was riding when a vehicle pulled out in front of him. He told the driver to watch where he was going. The motorist then asked, “What are you gonna do about it?” The cyclist again asked him to watch out next time. The driver got out of the truck and pushed the bicyclist to the ground. The cyclist said he didn’t want to press charges and refused medical assistance.

A resident at the 1200 block of Silverwood Road called police after a raccoon kept eating his bird food.


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Kris Janisch June 16, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Not bad Beth-Ann!
Eric Berg June 16, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Probably the same truck-lehead that tried to run me off the road near the Hartford last year. I'm a nice guy when I'm on my bike, but there have been a few folks who have made me want to attach some sort of surface-to-surface missile systems on the frame.
Bob Collins June 18, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Wait. Tell me again why someone keeps a $1,900 wedding ring in a car?
Kris Janisch June 18, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Not sure Bob, but that whole incident is a little odd, to say the least.
Eric Berg June 18, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Well, it's either "love at first drive" or "Paradise by the Dashboard Light"?


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