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Woodbury PD Blotter: Aug. 12-16

Lots of graffiti reported recently, plus a snake found by the Woodbury football coach and other calls to police.

The following information was obtained from recent police reports.

A GPS device valued at $300 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the 3700 block of Village Court on Aug. 12.

A derogatory post on Facebook led to a domestic assault incident at a Woodbury home on Aug. 12.

A kitten got loose near Woodbury City Hall on Aug. 12. Police were unable to contain it and it disappeared into the nearby woods.

Police were called to the 2900 block of Leyland Trail on Aug. 12 after two sisters got into a fight.

An Oakdale man reported that $75 was stolen from his Gold’s Gym locker on Aug. 12.

A resident at the 1800 block of Donegal Drive called police on Aug. 12 after she thought she heard four gunshots in the area. Police determined it was fireworks.

A home at the 8000 block of Ashford Road was egged and toilet-papered and grease was smeared on the windows of a vehicle during the overnight hours of Aug. 11-12.

Several things around the 8000 block of Pinehurst Circle were spray painted during the overnight hours of Aug. 12-13. A police official said it was likely juveniles and similar incidents happen more often toward the end of summer. Graffiti was also reported along Fallbrook Lane.

A boat at the 8200 block of Russel Avenue had $40 tool stolen from it sometime between Aug. 9 and 12. There were discarded sunflower seeds found in the boat and police collected them for possible DNA evidence.

A can of pepper spray was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the Woodbury 10 Theatre on Aug. 13.

A power line touching a tree sparked a small fire at the 1400 block of Pinewood Drive on Aug. 14. The Woodbury Fire Department handled the fire and Xcel Energy was called in.

A skateboard valued at more than $200 was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the 1500 block of Quail Ridge Road on Aug. 14.

Woodbury High School football coach Andy Hill found a two-foot garden snake in the team’s locker room on Aug. 14. Police took the snake to a wooded area near the school and released it.

A car stereo was reported stolen from a vehicle parked at the 8700 block of Pheasant Run Road on Aug. 14.

A woman at the 1800 block of Bielenberg Drive called police on Aug. 14 after her mother was taking care of her dog and gave it away. The woman, who wants to get rid of the animal, got it back.

An officer on Aug. 14 noticed that a portable toilet at Pioneer Park was tipped over. The same thing happened at Fairway Meadows Park.

Police were called to the Woodbury 10 Theatre on Aug. 14 after three people—none of whom are from Woodbury—went into a movie without paying for a ticket. Police stood by while they were escorted out.

A resident who lives at the 7500 block of Nature Path was able to put out a small fire in a compost bin with a garden hose on Aug. 15.

A resident at the 6400 block of Alderwood Draw called police on Aug. 15 after two kittens appeared in her garden and stayed there overnight. Police were unable to contain the kittens, which ran into a wooded area near the home.

A car fire reported at Applebee’s on Aug. 15 was out by the time the Woodbury Fire Department responded.

Police were called to City Hall on Aug. 15 after a man came in, filled his water bottle, watched a monitor for a while and was wandering around.

Police were called to the 7400 block of Newbury Alcove on Aug. 15 on a domestic assault report. A woman was punched in the face by her son-in-law.

A resident called police on Aug. 16 after spotting an injured hawk near East Ridge High School. Police told the caller they were unable to transport such a large animal and asked the woman to call the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center.

A home at the 2400 block of Sandstone Drive was struck by lightning on Aug. 16. A television was smoking but there was no other smoke or flames in the home, which did sustain some electrical damage.

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