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A new low in Arden Hills
Bulletin Area police reports week of May 28, 2014 for Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, St. Anthony, Shoreview and Vadnais Heights
A new low
Succumbing to the forces of darkness, a thief stole two canes from an 87-year-old man at a grocery store in the 3700 block of Lexington Avenue the evening of May 15. The canes were in the man’s shopping cart and used by the Shoreview senior to get to and from the parking lot. The canes, camouflage in color, were valued at $20 each.
It started with the boyfriend telling her to go buy him some cigarettes. She refused, and things went downhill from there. Punches were thrown and deputies responded to the 911 call May 6. The victim was treated for cuts and bruises and the boyfriend was arrested at his parents’ home nearby and booked on charges of domestic assault, fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct. The 24-year-old was also wanted on a gross-misdemeanor warrant for his arrest for DWI.
A 26-year-old local woman was grabbed by the arm and thrown to the ground in the early morning hours of May 9 outside her residence. The 25-year-old boyfriend, also local, was booked at the Ramsey County Jail on a domestic assault charge.
A 13-year-old girl left her $210 iPhone 5 on top of a backpack in the hallway of Edgewood Middle School May 7 and another 13-year-old girl quickly picked it up. A video recording captured these events and the school resource officer recovered the phone. The suspect is scheduled for retraining in an upcoming diversion program.
Essential oils, used for the purposes of combating anger, burnout or irritability to name just a few, went missing outside a drugstore in the 2300 block of County Hwy. 10 the morning of May 8 after a thief put his fist through a car window. The essential oils, valued at a total of $800, were in a cosmetic bag inside. Interestingly, a study quoted on the Internet showed that groups that “inhaled either rosemary or lavender essential oils felt much more relaxed than those who inhaled no odor at all.”
A preteen’s plans for playing with purloined Pokemon cards while eating stolen candy went awry the afternoon of May 9 when the twelve-year-old youth was collared at a drugstore in the 2300 block of County Hwy. 10 with the evidence in hand. The case was referred to the county attorney’s office.
“When I’m 64”
Actually, she is already 64, and if she wants to sing along with the Beatles “When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now,” she’d better change her driving habits. The local woman was booked at the jail on charges of 4th degree DWI, speeding and illegal lane use, along with expired tabs and no proof of insurance after being pulled over May 9 on Long Lake Road at Ridge Lane.
After determining no one was home, a burglar kicked in a locked side door May 13 to a residence in the 1600 block of Longview Drive, making off with rings valued at $1,295, a $600 pearl necklace, an Apple MacBook Pro worth $2,000 and a $400 hard drive. An investigation continues.
Student cell phones that went missing at Irondale High School on May 5 included a LGE OPT DG Pro E 9, valued at $370 and left in a backpack stowed in an unsecured locker and an iPhone 4S left on the front steps of the school entrance “just for a minute.”
A box of antique books along with eight overpriced agricultural and horticultural textbooks went missing May 14 from a vehicle that suffered a broken window while parked in a garage in the 300 block of Cleveland Avenue S.E. The loss was estimated at $1,500.
A burglar pried open a service door to a residence May 14 in the first block of Marsh Ridge, making off with a “large amount” of jewelry and cash. The scene was processed for clues, photos were taken and a list of stolen items obtained.
A 17-year-old boy was cited for underage consumption of alcohol at SAVHS on May 6. The youth, who tested .06 BAC, was released to the custody of the school.
Five baggies of marijuana were found in the locker of a 17-year-old boy at SAVHS May 8. Advertising on a web site entitled “drug possession,” along with a whole bunch of attorneys, is one enterprising firm that advertises mini plastic zip-tie bags “for jewelry or coins only.” The youth was cited for “possession of a small amount of marijuana” and dad was informed.
Puberty does strange things, which may explain the actions of a pair of youths that went on a tear during the May 9 softball game at SAVHS. Two 18-year-old females reported the loss of small amounts of cash from the school locker room, a third student said her $550 cell phone was taken from the locker room and a fourth, a 17-year-old girl, reported the loss of jewelry, cash, a cell phone and headphones, also from the locker room. The two boys, ages 14 and 15, are scheduled to face the music on all four thefts.
A man reported his wife’s purse was stolen out of a vehicle in their locked garage in the 2500 block of 30th Avenue N.E overnight May 5. Along with regular purse stuff was the wife’s cell phone. Hmm, cell phone...in the garage. The total value of the loss is undetermined.
Are they thieves concerned about a long, hot summer or just scrappers? Only the suspects, starring on a surveillance video, know for sure after stealing a pair of air conditioning units behind a business in the 3800 block of Stinson Boulevard. The loss was estimated at $1,000.
A woman arrived home drunk and passed out on the family deck May 17. The 27-year-old woke up a little later, demanding food. When Mom gave her a plate of Spaghetti-Os, the daughter threw it on the walls and floor and went after Mom. Mom managed to call 911 while being pulled around by the hair and the daughter was booked at the jail on a gross misdemeanor 911 call interference charge. A charge of domestic assault is pending review by the county attorney. The daughter has been charged with domestic assault in the past.
When the pair got into it for the second time in a hallway of the hotel in the 1100 block of County Road E in the wee hours of May 10, the desk clerk called 911. Deputies charged an uncooperative 22-year-old Oakdale man with gross misdemeanor obstructing the legal process with force after dropping him with a Taser shot to the backside. A 21-year-old Afton man was charged with disorderly conduct. Both men were booked at the Ramsey County Jail.