Police Blotter: Talk to the Hand, Words of Wisdom, Mailbox Melee

Selected calls to the Woodbury Police Department from March 29 to April 3.

The following information was obtained from recent police reports.

March 29

A bicycle valued at $99 was reported stolen from a garage at the 6000 block of Upper Afton Road. Nothing else was missing; the garage door had been left open.

About $60 in change was taken after someone pried open a vacuum cleaner system at the City Centre .

A woman who parked at and went for a walk returned to find that her purse had been stolen from her vehicle, which had a window broken out as well. Police were able to lift two fingerprints from the car.

A pair of eyeglasses for a 5-year-old girl was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the Family Achievement Center lot.

March 30

A juvenile bicyclist was struck by a minivan near the Hudson Road-Radio Drive intersection. The driver stopped and offered help, but the child refused and was able to walk.

March 31

Police found spent fireworks near the 8300 block of Ashford Road after responding to reports of gunshots in the area.

Officers responded to a home at the 10600 block of Kingsfield Lane when a man was on the front stoop, swearing and banging his fist on the door. He was still doing so when police arrived, and he then became combative. Officers used force to detain the man, who was booked at the Washington County Jail for disturbing the peace and underage consumption.

A notebook computer was reported stolen from the 400 block of Woodduck Place. The caller suspected his friend, who had spent the night at the home, took it. He didn't want to press charges but wanted the item returned.

Workers at the called police after a former employee, who had been fired for various reasons, called the store and made threats, including: “I know how you do money there, I’ll get mines (sic), don’t worry, I gots (sic) you.” Employees told police they had already altered their money procedures and changed the store’s locks.

April 1

Officers responded to a report of a fight involving six people in the pool area at Country Inn & Suites. There was no fight going on by the time officers arrived, but they did evict a party.

A Woodbury man called police after he said he was thrown to the floor by a bouncer at . Employees there said he was drinking for some time and they were trying to close up when the man put his hand in the bouncer’s face and the bouncer pushed him back and he fell on the ground. Employees said he continued to make a scene and refused to leave. The man was intoxicated and officers told him to leave. (Editor's note: It was the last night Throwbacks was open; .)

A resident at the 3400 block of Juliet Drive called police after finding what appeared to be a sick or injured bat on her lawn. Police told the woman the bat may appear to be sick because it’s a nocturnal animal and advised her to call back if it was still there that night.

Police were called about an ongoing dispute between a former couple; they work at different stores next door to each other at . The woman told police that he often stands outside her store and stares inside. She also said he used a car marker to write “If you like to get abused by men holla at me” on the back of her vehicle. Meanwhile, he told police he was disappointed that she started using drugs again after the breakup. He also said he wakes up with words of wisdom each morning and wants to share them with her. Police told him she wants no further contact from him and he understood the request.

Police responded to a shoplifting complaint at and pulled over a vehicle that had $1,000 worth of stolen property in it, along with some marijuana and an open container of alcohol. The two subjects in the vehicle were arrested and booked at the Washington County Jail.

A resident at the 2100 block of Woodcrest Drive reported that his and other mailboxes in the area were vandalized.

April 2

An Oakdale resident called police to say she was looking for apartment listings on Craigslist and thought some of them appeared to be fraudulent.

A resident who rents a home at the 3000 block of Manning Avenue found that her front door was open and a television was stolen. (She had been staying at her boyfriend’s and hadn’t been home for some time.) Some change was also missing from a glass bowl.

April 3

A road-rage incident broke out near the 2000 block of Eagle Creek Lane after one motorist suspected another of texting while driving.


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Dan Krueger April 10, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Why can't people speak English??


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