Monday, May 6, 2013
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from April 23-30.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. A woman at the 7800 block of Rimbley Road yelled at a neighbor and called him an “old pedophile.” The man wanted the incident documented and the woman went inside and refused to speak with police about the matter. Police were called to the Valley Creek Plaza Target on a report that a man was standing at an entrance “huffing” from cans. He was staggering around inside and outside the store. Officers arrived and found him passed out with several cans in his hands; others were on the ground. Police learned he had several warrants out for his arrest, and he also had numerous citations in his pockets for trespassing, theft and substance abuse. He regained consciousness, was …
Monday, April 1, 2013
No one was hurt as crews put out the fire the afternoon of Monday, April 1.
A car in the parking lot of the Woodbury Target was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived a little after 4:20 p.m. Monday, April 1. “The car was totaled,” said Woodbury Fire Cmdr. John Wallgren. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, he said. The smell of smoke and burned materials still hung in the air at about 5:20 p.m. Monday. The vehicle’s engine caught fire and smoke was billowing from the car, but crews were able to keep adjacent vehicles from being damaged, Wallgren said. No one was hurt in the incident. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our newsletter
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Local cupids at the Woodbury Target shared Video Valentines with their special someones. Share yours here, too! Upload your video here and tell your Woodbury neighbors about your special valentine!
In the run-up to Cupid's holdiay, Woodbury Patch set up in the Valentine's Day card aisle of the Woodbury East SuperTarget and gave shoppers a chance to share their thoughts about the holiday. One shopper gave a shout-out to her out-of-town grandchildren, another told her three kids she loves them very much and a talkative 2-year-old boy says the words "hearts" and "treats." Spread the love! Film your own Valentine's Day message and add it to the gallery above!
Friday, January 25, 2013
A computer shorted out and started smoking.
For those wondering what was happening at the Woodbury Target on Thursday afternoon, there isn't much to report. A computer shorted out and started smoking, Woodbury Fire Cmdr. John Wallgren said, and an employee pushed open an emergency door and an alarm went off. But when crews arrived, they discovered that "we've got nothing here," he said. Woodbury Public Safety officials were leaving the scene at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, and an officer told Patch it was just a small electrical issue. The incident did spark some conversation on the Woodbury Patch Facebook page. Like Patch on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter | Sign up for our free newsletter
Monday, August 20, 2012
More than $1,400 worth of electronics was taken from a Woodbury Target, according to police.
A Minneapolis woman is facing theft charges after allegedly taking electronics from Target, according to a criminal complaint. Surveillance video shows Demita Lloyd, 32, entering the store on Valley Creek Plaza with a group of friends. Police say the group of five women split up once they were in the store, each picking up various electronics. The surveillance video shows one woman using a homemade magnetic tool to unlock cell phones from a secured rack, while the other women picked up flat screen televisions. According to the complaint, none of the women paid for the items. The criminal complaint says Lloyd wheeled two 22” flat screens televisions out to a mini van without checking out. Police believe Lloyd and her friends are part of a …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The cyclist sustained minor injuries, according to a Woodbury Bulletin report.
The driver who hit a bicyclist along Valley Creek Road on Friday afternoon won’t likely be charged, according to a Woodbury Bulletin story. The incident happened at about 4:30 p.m., the report says, and the cyclist, a 37-year-old St. Paul man, was hospitalized with minor injures. The motorist, a 49-year-old woman from Woodbury, reported the crash, the Bulletin report said. @JohnNemoPR at about 3:40 p.m. tweeted: @WoodburyPatch serious accident on valley creek road right outside of target. Looks like a car hit a pedestrian on a bicycle. Just FYI. At 4:51 p.m. Friday, Beth on the Woodbury Patch Facebook page reported: There is an accident at Valley Creek and Queens. Somebody is being transported by EMS. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Three people were indicted last week for allegedly defrauding metro area Target stores out of more than $12,000 worth of merchandise.
Woodbury’s Target store—along with more than 10 others in the metro area—fell victim to a check fraud scheme that cost them more than $12,000 total, according to a press release from the Minnesota U.S. Attorney’s Office. Three people were indicted in federal court last week in connection with the scheme, according to the release. Ci’Preaunni Ja’Von Stewart, 21, and Ryan Lamarr Chambers were charged with 19 counts of bank fraud in one indictment. Jamee Leah Spillman, 38, was charged with 15 counts of bank fraud in a separate indictment. Authorities say that from July through October 2011, the trio passed counterfeit checks at stores, primarily Target, and allegedly claimed the checks were traveler’s checks, causing their counterfeit nature…
Monday, September 19, 2011
Customers zig-zagged across the Woodbury SuperTarget on a shopping spree for the limited edition merchandise.
The shopping frenzy at Target stores last week was comparable to Black Friday—or even a going-out-of-business sale—when the Missoni for Target product line made its first appearance to eager customers. “Definitely, there were lines outside before we opened,” said Lindsay Keyser, Woodbury SuperTarget store manager. “People were grabbing carts and running. They took carts full of things, whatever they could grab.” Woodbury resident Anne Muns made sure to check out the Missoni display and was surprised that they had some items left over. However, the designs didn’t appeal to her, she said, though she could appreciate how others would like them. “Not my style,” she said. “But for the kids, it’s fun, for sure. ... For teenagers and the younger …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I'm not a big coupon-cutter, but in this economy, it’s foolish to ignore simple ways to save a few bucks.
Food prices are on the rise. And so are my growing kids’ appetites. An L.A. Times article stated that Americans spend 10 percent of their annual income on food and that food prices are expected to rise 3-4 percent this year. This confirms what I’ve suspected. I’m spending more in the effort to serve my family healthy meals. Fortunately, other local shoppers collect and share information about meal planning and grocery shopping that won’t bust the budget. Woodbury resident Denise Shettle is a grocery guru. She began “couponing” in 2010 when her family needed to save for a new vehicle. They’d cut all other feasible expenses and the grocery budget was their last-ditch opportunity to save the needed funds. A friend encouraged Denise to check …
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Looking to save a buck while you're out shopping in Woodbury? Start here, and be sure to add your own suggestions in the comment box below the story.
In this week’s Frugal Family column, we've searched our local sources to come up with great deals on hair, diapers and a potpourri of items at an upcoming garage sale. 1. ECFE Children’s Garage Sale If you dig garage sales, mark Saturday, April 9, on your calendar. It’s the date of the Early Childhood Family Education Children's Garage Sale. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon at Cottage Grove Middle School. More than 100 consignors will be selling everything from kids’ clothes, sports equipment, and books to toys, strollers, and kids’ room decor. This is a fundraiser for Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) of South Washington County, so not only do you get some great stuff, but a portion of the proceeds goes to a local cause. 2. The …