The following information was obtained from recent police reports.
Police received a tree-removal complaint, but officers were unable to make contact with the caller.
A man was jailed following a road-rage complaint. See: Man Arrested in Alleged Gun-Pointing Incident in Woodbury
An employee at the Tamarack Village Starbucks called police after seeing a man looking at cars in the parking lot. Officers made contact with the man, who said he spotted a car going the wrong way down the entrance to the shopping area. He felt the driver should be arrested and charged. Police explained that wrong-way driving is a petty misdemeanor, and an officer couldn’t enforce it without witnessing the crime. The man was very upset and said he wanted to lodge a citizen’s complaint and have the driver cited. He was advised that it would not be possible. The man was told he could speak to a sergeant and said he wanted to, but before the officer could arrive he said Woodbury police are “worthless” and walked away.
A Winterberry Drive resident was provided with numbers for area pest-control companies after he called about a large beehive near his driveway.
A worker at the Sheraton Hotel called police after seeing a car park in a secluded spot in the lot and sit there for half an hour. Officers made contact with the man, who said he was meeting a friend at the Tavern Grill, but had no explanation for why he was there. He said he doesn’t like sitting in parking lots because of “people like you,” in reference to the officers. In the car, police saw several personal items, including multiple rolled up towels with rubber bands wrapped around them. There were also rubber bands on the gearshift. Asked about the rolled-up towels, the man said, “they pack better.” At the request of hotel staff, he was asked to leave, and there were no obvious signs of illegal activity.
A resident told police she recognized a man with a small dog sitting on an electrical box at Pioneer Park from previous drug deals, but he was gone by the time officers arrived.
An officer freed a small bird that got stuck in a wood stove at a home at the 7500 block of Bailey Road.
Police determined juveniles were trying to start a portable toilet on fire at Ridge Park. One ran to his home; another spoke with officers. Parents were notified.
A resident reported that she noticed a large group of teenagers walk from a path at the Tamarack Nature Preserve and leave in two cars. She later found a six-inch kitchen knife, a roll of tape and a small target on the path. She also found unused condoms earlier in the week in the same area. Police advised her to call if she notices further activity.
A resident called police about a man possibly cutting down brush at Shawnee Park. Officers spoke to the man, who said he had previously cut brush just off his property line, received a letter from the city to clean it up, and was doing so.
Police received a report of possible juveniles drinking and smoking on a party bus on Woodlane Drive, but it was gone by the time officers arrived.
A man biking in the Wendy’s parking lot had his sunglasses fall off, and when he went to retrieve them another man apparently intentionally stomped on them. The man, whom the caller said was dressed in “Amish” garb, left in a minivan with several others, but police were unable to locate it or find a match to the license plate.
A juvenile was apologetic after an officer caught him swimming in the Colby Lake pool after hours. He was released to his father.
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