Monday, February 25, 2013
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Feb. 12-19.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. A Woodbury teacher who keeps in touch with a former student called police after seeing threatening messages on his Facebook page, apparently related to a post-secondary course he was taking. He had missed two classes and was dropped, costing him $2,000. Police made contact with the man, who said there were no problems. Woodbury police and fire crews responded to Battle Creek Lake at about 9:30 a.m. after a report that someone had fallen through the ice. Officials determined no one actually went through the ice. An employee at the Bielenberg Drive office of ReMax Results called police after he contacted a locksmith, then told the man he didn’t need his services, and the …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Jan. 29 through Feb. 4.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. A burning smell reported at LeeAnn Chin was possibly a burned transformer, but not a fire. Police were called about a likely theft at SuperAmerica. A woman came in and pre-paid for $5 worth of gas, then milled around in the store for about 15 minutes. When she left, she yelled out to an older woman at the car, “Mom, I hope you pre-paid.” Employees later learned she had stolen a bag of dog food. She may have also stolen a lighter, candy and trinkets. Officers advised workers and a customer at Car Care that a dispute over a vehicle was a civil issue. A man brought his car in to have the heat looked at, and while it was warming up for the work it ran out of gas. Employees said…
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
Monday, January 28, 2013
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Jan. 15-21.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. A man reported that his vehicle, parked at the Woodbury 10 Theatre, had been keyed. He said he accidentally parked in two spaces and assumed it was retaliation. A Hudson Bay resident reported that the front door of his townhome was kicked in and a safe was stolen from a bedroom closet. A woman reported being followed in a road rage incident. She was going southbound on Manning Avenue and the other car followed her toward the Stonemill Farms neighborhood before turning off. A man tried to cash a fraudulent check from his grandmother’s account at U.S. Bank. Police forwarded the information to the Washington County Attorney’s Office, but she did not want to press charges. A St…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Jan. 8-14.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. A driver was cited for failure to yield following a head-on crash at Woodlane Drive and Stratford Road. A report of suspicious people in a neighborhood on Oak Ridge Trail turned out to be two people from the Church of Latter-day Saints. Pills, marijuana, a pipe and an open bottle were found in a car with four individuals inside when an officer stopped the vehicle over at the 6000 block of Hudson Road after seeing the occupants acting suspiciously. An employee at the Red Roof Inn called police because she was concerned about a dog a customer had in a room. The renter told the employee she had given the dog “human” pain pills. Police made contact with the woman, who said the …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Dec. 11-17.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. A resident in the 7800 block of Somerset Circle reported an injured owl next to his home. Washington County and Woodbury police referred the call to the Minnesota Raptor Center. Residents at the 8800 block of St. Croix Road reported a work bag containing everything from a Nook reader, Social Security Card and driver's license to debit cards and work identification was stolen from a car inside a garage that was partly left open due to snow. The residents said later they were able to track purchases made with the debit card stolen from the bag, including charges at Walmart and SuperAmerica in Oak Park Heights. Employees at Core Power Yoga called police after two men entered…
Monday, December 17, 2012
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Dec. 4-10.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. Police responded to a road rage incident between two men that started on Interstate 694, continuing to the Valley Creek Road exit. They were reportedly giving each other the middle finger and yelling at each other and using derogatory words. One apparently told to the other to “call his boyfriend” and the other told police he was laughing while he was being yelled at. “Both drivers were advised of their poor decisions,” the report says. No charges were requested. Two golf clubs valued at $360 together, along with a $40 box of balls, were reported stolen from Golf Galaxy. A resident at the 6000 block of Romeo Road called police to say she was called by a “phone bank” …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Nov. 27 through Dec. 3.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. A resident called police because the left-turn arrow at southbound Radio Drive at State Farm Way wasn’t turning green. Officers informed the person that the signal has been disabled because of the closure of the State Farm building. A man staying at the Red Roof Inn because his Minneapolis home burned down was approached by a woman in the parking lot who asked if she could be his personal care attendant. He agreed and let her stay with him even though he doesn’t need one. He told police all they do is argue and he wanted her removed from the room. Her story was harder to follow, but she admitted she is homeless and works as a personal care attendant, with most of her …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Nov. 20-26.
The following information was obtained from recent police reports. A case of Michelob Golden Draft Light was stolen from an outdoor cooler at Green Mill. A handle was broken on the cooler. A resident at the 2000 block of Lamplight Circle called police after he drove past a neighbor’s home and a man standing outside raised his arm in a manner the caller found threatening. Police contacted the neighbor, who said he was trying to wave and wanted to put previous issues to rest. The caller told police he “does not want any neighbors to engage him in any manner.” An employee at the Red Roof Inn called police after seeing a man apparently hiding in a vending area. Police made contact with the man, who said he was visiting a friend who kicked him …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Here's a weekly listing of crime incidents and police and fire related calls in Washington County.
The following is a collection of articles that appeared on Stillwater Patch, Woodbury Patch and Oakdale Patch the week of Nov. 26 through Dec. 1. Click on the headline to read the full article. Gunman, Cohort Wearing Blue Bandanas Rob Couple Oakdale police responded to an aggravated robbery report on Friday, Nov. 23. Man Found Guilty of Molesting 9-Year-Old Girl at Grandpa's House Eddie Joe Cintella was found guilty in Washington County District Court. Jail Bookings: Elementary School, Thanksgiving Day Arrests Jail bookings information from Nov. 19 to Nov. 25 provided by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Beecroft's Attorney Asks Court Dismiss Murder Indictment Nicole Beecroft's attorneys are arguing that the murder indictment falls …