Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Ace Arthur Collins, 25, was sentenced on a burglary charge related to incidents at an apartment complex on Guider Drive.
A St. Paul man was sentenced after DNA evidence linked him to a series of vehicle break-ins at a Woodbury apartment complex in December 2010. Ace Arthur Collins, 25, must pay restitution to the victims following the burglary conviction. He was given credit for 335 days served in jail. Police on Dec. 9, 2010, were called about a number of vehicle break-ins in a garage at an apartment complex at the 7200 block of Guider Drive in Woodbury. The victims, according to the criminal complaint, reported missing: From one of the vehicles police obtained a piece of bloody glass, and an analysis from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension found that it was Collins’ blood. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Friday, November 23, 2012
Timothy Russell Isaacson, 24, was sentenced for third-degree burglary after he broke into a Woodbury garage.
A metal rod left at the scene of a Woodbury garage break-in led police to a suspect who was recently convicted of a felony burglary charge stemming from a 2-year-old case. Timothy Russell Isaacson, 24, was sentenced to 27 months in prison, with credit for 418 days served, following his third-degree burglary conviction. According to the criminal complaint: Police on July 17, 2010, were dispatched to a home at the 7200 block of Guider Drive on a report of a burglary. The homeowner said he was awoken by his car alarm, and saw a red Chevy Cavalier speed off. In his garage, the man found the driver’s-side door handle damaged, and officers found a metal rod on the ground next to the vehicle. Police did a DNA swab of the rod, and officials with …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Perry York, of St. Paul, has been charged in the January safe theft from Tailor Made Nutrition.
Blood left at the scene of a January safe theft from a Woodbury business has led to a charge for a St. Paul man who has previous theft and robbery convictions. Perry York, 45, faces a felony burglary charge stemming from incident, in which intruders broke into Tailor Made Nutrition and made off with a safe. At about 10:50 p.m. on Jan. 6, Woodbury police were called about a burglar alarm that had been tripped at Tailor Made Nutrition, at the 8100 block of Coller Way. There officers found the glass front door had been broken and a back closet had been pried open, according to the criminal complaint. Two tills had also been emptied. The owner of the business arrived and gave police access to surveillance footage, which showed two men clad in …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Leads from residents haven’t turned up anything promising, authorities say.
The Woodbury Police Department has been pushing state authorities to come back with results of DNA testing related to the late-April sexual assault in the city. Woodbury police have been calling the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to get the results in the hopes that it will further the investigation, but police department officials have been told they might not hear back until August, Cmdr. Jay Alberio said. There’s also the possibility that there won’t be a match in the criminal database, but it would allow police to put out a warrant for a John Doe, he said. Meanwhile, tips called in by Woodbury residents haven’t turned up anything useful, Alberio said. At about 5:30 a.m. on April 22, a 33-year-old woman was raped while jogging at…
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Neighbors say they didn’t think such a crime could happen in Woodbury and plan to use the trail around Markgrafs Lake less.
Katie Yates has a friend who would often take early-morning jogs along the trail at Markgrafs Lake in Woodbury. No more. Yates lives just a few blocks from the Woodbury lake, where a 33-year-old woman was raped while she was jogging at about 5:30 a.m. on Saturday. The path has always seemed a little creepy, Yates said, and after the incident over the weekend, she won’t be heading down there any time soon. “It’s scary. It’s a horrible thing that happened to that poor woman,” she said. “You feel safe in Woodbury, but we fall into that trap of thinking we’re always safe.” Woodbury police this week have been following up on potential leads called in by residents. The assailant was a man, but police don’t have a further description. The woman, …
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
He faces up to 10 years in prison after authorities use DNA evidence to link him to the crime.
Smoking is bad for your health. And for burglars, so is leaving cigarette butts behind at a crime scene. Authorities say DNA evidence from cigarette butts linked a Woodbury man to a 2008 burglary in Lakeland, Minn. Darrick Jerald Vall, 23, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine after he was charged last week with felony burglary in connection with the May 2008 incident. A month after the break-in, the daughter of the homeowner, who helps take care of the home because her parents are in a nursing home, flagged down deputies who were doing extra patrols in the area. She gave them two cigarette butts she found while cleaning the house, which had been ransacked. Several items were stolen and the suspect had attempted to hot wire a …