Thursday, May 16, 2013
Patch has received several reports of coyotes in town, and the city’s Public Safety Department recently posted information on the animals on its Facebook page.
Coyotes are often spotted in Woodbury. The Public Safety Department on Monday, May 13, reported on its Facebook page that it receives numerous calls from residents about coyotes, and people often contact Patch after seeing them. “Unfortunately, there is not a lot an officer can do unless there is an imminent concern for safety,” reads the notice from the Public Safety Department. City officials provided a number of dos and don’ts regarding coyotes, and provided a link to information from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. What have your experiences with coyotes in Woodbury been like? Leave comments in the section below. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Oct. 11-16.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. A resident at the 7600 block of Rimbley Road called police after receiving a letter from someone she knew 40 years ago. The letter writer said he was upset she had made fun of him back then. The letter was not threatening, but she resident wanted it documented. Police were called after a motorist threw a pop bottle of a car and it hit another vehicle’s windshield on Interstate 494. A man came into Taco Bell five minutes before closing time, ordered food and sat down to eat. Five minutes after closing time, an employee asked him to leave. He refused, and the worker said she was going to call police. He became upset and started yelling at her. Police caught up with him on …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The city put in the coyote decoys to scare off geese, but they don't seem to be working as well this year.
Coyotes have been spotted in Woodbury. Woodbury police often receive calls about the animals in the city. For the most part, they haven't become threatening. Apparently, that's also the case with a couple of coyote decoys at City Hall. The city has put up the fake coyotes for the past three years or so in an effort to spook geese in the area. But city officials say they haven't been as effective this year. One employee said she saw a goose waddle right past the "coyotes" recently. A few weeks ago, a Woodbury resident called police to report coyotes near City Hall, only to be told that they are fake. Up close, the plastic animals seem fairly frightening, though there's plenty of goose droppings around that indicate the waterfowl have gotten…
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Police recently responded to road rage, theft, a coyote sighting, feces in a bathroom at a city park and possible attempted burglaries.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. A man at the 300 block of Meadow Lane called police on May 12 to report that several vehicles in his neighborhood were rummaged through the night before. The vehicles were unlocked. A automotive cooling system tester valued at more than $500 was reported stolen from a garage at the 6200 block of Garbe Avenue on May 12. Police were called about a road rage incident near Interstate 94 and Keats Avenue South on May 12. The caller told police that the driver cut off a semi, slammed on his breaks in front of him and flipped him off. The call was transferred to the State Patrol. A resident who lives on the 2700 block of Voyageur Drive came into the lobby of the Public Safety …
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Police recently responded to calls of threats, road rage, coyotes, a raccoon in a kitchen and an injured squirrel.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. Public Works officials and a lawn-care worker found a bloody knife lying on the ground near the intersection of Tamarack Road and Spring Hill Drive on April 28. There was some rust and dirt on the knife, but there may have been a bloodstain near the handle. A resident who had parked her car at Salem Lutheran Church called police on April 28 after noticing that someone had tried to steal her vehicle’s catalytic converter. She heard loud noises coming from her engine and spotted saw marks at the exhaust system. A resident who was at Carver Lake Beach on April 28 called police to report the sound of gunshots in the area, possibly a .22 caliber weapon. Police checked the area …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Police were called about a few road-rage incidents lately, plus a couple of on-the-spot officers put out small fires using extinguishers from their squad cars.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. Police were called to the Red Roof Inn on Feb. 25 after an employee there said she wanted a renter evicted. The employee told police that there had been several problems at the room. Four men and one woman left without incident. Police privately asked the woman if she was OK; she said she was. A resident at the 6000 block of Buckingham Road called police on Feb. 25 after a computer went missing while she and her daughter were out of town. They had a house-sitter keeping an eye on the home but found a pair of large tennis shoes that didn’t belong to anyone who lives there when they returned. A resident at the 3000 block of Legacy Lane called police on Feb. 25 after a …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Police were called about several vehicle break-ins on Ashwood Road, a road rage incident and more coyote sightings.
The following information was compiled from recent police reports. A Vadnais Heights man came into the Woodbury Police Department lobby on Jan. 27 saying he may have been drugged the night before while he was at work. He told police he drank a Diet Coke and felt “weird” afterward. Police told him to get his urine tested by a doctor. A Woodbury woman contacted police on Jan. 27 after her storage unit at the 800 block of Weir Drive was broken into. Tools valued at about $900 total were stolen. Four cell phones were reported stolen from the Verizon Wireless store on Coller Way on Jan. 28. The theft occurred the night before. Each phone was valued at $479 or more. Hundreds of dollars worth of fishing gear was reported stolen from a vehicle at …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Elsewhere in Woodbury, a car and television were stolen from a home on Eagle Trace Lane.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. Woodbury police were called to the PDQ gas station on Weir Drive on Jan. 6 on a report of a gas drive-off. Police were called to East Ridge High School on Jan. 7 on a report that a cell phone valued at $50 had been stolen. Two snowmobiles and a trailer were reported stolen from a home at the 3000 block of White Oaks Lane on Jan. 7. One of the snowmobiles was valued at $1,300, the other at $2,500. The trailer was valued at $6,000. The owner and neighbors had seen a gold Ford Taurus not usually seen in the neighborhood parked nearby in the days before the theft. A laptop computer issued to a 3M employee was stolen from a vehicle parked at Throwbacks Grille & Bar on Jan. 7. …
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Surveillance video captured images of the pair.
Woodbury police are asking for the public's help to identify two people suspected of stealing a snowplow truck that was parked at an area retail center. At the 8200 block of Tamarack Road on Nov. 23, surveillance video captured images of the pair, who later used the truck in a gas drive-off. They arrived in a white Dodge van that had stolen license plates on it. The plow was removed from the truck, owned by Bruhn Excavating of Newport, and both vehicles left at the same time. The man was described as white, with a thin build and short brown hair. He also had a moustache, according to Woodbury police. The woman appeared to have long brown hair and a heavier build. Those with information are encouraged to contact the Woodbury Police …