The following information was obtained from recent police reports.
A man who had gotten into a non-injury crash at the YMCA parking lot more than a month ago had a woman come to his door saying he needed physical therapy. He found it odd, and contacted his insurance company, which had not recommended therapy. He wanted the incident documented.
A Bailey Road resident who had trapped a cat that had been a constant nuisance on her property called police after it got loose while she was trying to transfer the animal to a carrier. Police were unable to locate the cat.
Police were called after a man tried to return a sewing machine at JoAnn Fabrics. An employee told him the Woodbury location does not carry sewing machines and he would not be able to return it there. He then became verbally abusive and swore at the worker. He caused a scene and eventually left, but not before saying he was “not finished with this,” reads the report.
An officer saw a man wearing only a Speedo, hat and headphones riding a bike at Valley Creek Road and Radio Drive. He was waving at people in the YMCA parking lot. The officer found it odd that he was wearing so little clothing in October. The Cottage Grove man said he wears a Speedo so he can see his muscles while he rides his bike, and it motivates him to continue cycling. Police in Cottage Grove have also been notified of similar behavior from the man in the past.
A bike and bike rack were reported stolen from a garage at the 6200 block of Edgewood Avenue.
Following complaints, a parent on Bleeker Street told police she would deal with children shooting BB guns at a nearby pond.
A resident called police after her 13-year-old daughter made rude comments to another girl on Facebook, and that girl threatened to beat her up. The caller would not provide basic information for a report, but spoke with an officer for an hour and 20 minutes about the issue.
A man came to the Public Safety Department to report that he had contracted an STD from his ex-wife and wanted her charged with a crime. City and county attorneys were contacted but were not likely to pursue charges because there was no probable cause that she had intentionally tried to spread the disease.
A Wisconsin man who works at the Valley Creek Mall reported his 2005 Lexus stolen from the parking lot at McDonald’s. It was later found in the parking lot at the mall.
Police were called multiple times about a party on Cresthaven Trail. The residents were advised of the complaints and city ordinances.
A resident told police about a man lying on the ground in the parking lot near Dick’s Sporting Goods. He then got up, staggered to his car, got in and drove off. The call was transferred to the State Patrol, and the plate number given did not match the vehicle description.
A resident on Kempston Drive called police after seeing two girls parked in a car talking on their cell phones. The caller was concerned because of recent drug activity in the area. The vehicle left while the caller was on the phone with dispatch.
Police were called after a man driving a black Mercury took a photo of the caller’s home before driving away. The same thing had happened a week ago.
A man who attempted to shoplift several electronics items from Wal-Mart fled when confronted by employees. He took off his shirt while he was running and threw it into some bushes near Las Margaritas. He then ran into Once Upon a Child, where police found him and took him into custody. He was booked at the Washington County Jail.
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