The following information was obtained from recent police reports.
Police freed a child accidentally locked in a car in the lot at Sam’s Club.
A man approached a police officer at the SuperAmerica off Lake Road to give up a cell phone he believed to be stolen. The man told police he bought from an individual in the locker room at Xperience Fitness or $75, but after running into issues with the phone he believed it to be stolen. He was supposed to meet the man who sold it to him at the gas station, but figured it was just better to surrender it. Police were able to track down its original owner, who had already gotten a new phone.
Police busted three teenage boys smoking marijuana at Pioneer Park. One boy ran, but police learned his identity and informed his mother of the incident. The drugs were destroyed.
Officers responded after a woman in a hospital gown at Perkins told another woman she had no place to go and asked the woman if she could live with her.
A resident contacted police about a man drinking vodka straight from the bottle while in his car in the parking lot at Cellars Wine & Spirits. Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the man.
A woman in the emergency room at Woodwinds Hospital told police her ex-boyfriend stole items from her purse. Officers were following up.
Two St. Paul men were issued trespass notices at Xperience Fitness after they showed up with several cards with various names but did not have accounts with the gym.
An officer on routine patrol at Burger King saw a woman—carrying several bags and items—walking repeatedly in a one-block radius near the restaurant. The officer spoke with the woman, who said she homeless and is married to a cab driver who lets her ride with him, but drops her off temporarily when he gets a fare. Police made contact with the man, who confirmed the story. She wanted no police assistance and waited for him to pick her back up.
Staffers at Wild Bill’s were restraining a man on the ground when police arrived and took him into custody. Employees told officers he and another individual had left the bar and retuned and caused a disturbance and weren’t welcome for the rest of the night. A cab arrived and the two left without further incident.
A road rage incident broke out after a driver accidentally cut off a motorcyclist at Valley Creek Road and Woodbury Drive. The biker followed the driver and yelled and swore at him and told him to get out of the car. The driver continued on and saw the motorcyclist again along Eagle Valley Road. The biker again followed the driver and at one point kicked the car twice, causing a dent in the back door on the driver’s side. They were going about 30 mph at the time. Police sent out a description of the biker—early 30s, cut-off T-shirt, boots and tattoos—to squad cars on the streets.
A resident along the Woodbury Days Grande Parade route called police about a man who had walked past with a backpack and retuned later without it. The caller was concerned in light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Turned out the man had simply dropped of his backpack with his mother; police did not receive any similar reports.
Officers came upon two people engaged in sexual activity in a car in the parking lot at the Woodbury 10 Theatre. They were cooperative, and police advised them they could be cited for their behavior. The duo was “coached on proper places to do such activity.”
Workers at Bonfire called police about an extremely intoxicated man vomiting behind the restaurant. (He had not been served alcohol at Bonfire.) Officers found the man still vomiting; he smelled strongly of alcohol. He had bruising around his neck and abrasions on his hands and was slurring his words and having a hard time holding a rational conversation. He told police he came to the restaurant to drink because of problems at home. He had several $2 bills in his possession. He was transported to Woodwinds Hospital. Police followed up with Bonfire staff, who said he came to the restaurant on a skateboard, was denied service and fell over and passed out after he walked outside. Employees were keeping his skateboard in case he returned for it.
A worker at Motherhood Maternity called police after a man came in and made her nervous. When he came into the store, she asked if he needed assistance and he ignored her. She told police it appeared he was watching a couple in the store and followed them out as they left. He got in his car and sat there and stared at the worker. An officer approached him and he immediately became confrontational, saying: “I am a Woodbury resident just trying to find a job.” He said he applied for a corporate job at Motherhood Maternity and wanted to see how the business worked. When asked, he told police the employee didn’t need to know that information. After speaking further with the officer, he agreed his conduct may have appeared strange.
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