The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
•A woman reported that her 81-year-old mom took off her tennis bracelet and a ring, both valuable, somewhere on Centerville Road the evening of Sept. 11 but doesn’t remember what she did with them.
•A deputy responded to a report of a man wandering around without a shirt on Dove and Edgewater lanes late on the night of Sept. 12. Of greater concern to the deputy were the man’s comments, such as a remark about “nuclear war,” and “I know Moses.” A pat-down revealed two pipes, suspected meth and a bottle of pills prescribed to someone else. The suspect was booked into jail on a gross misdemeanor controlled substance violation.
•A deputy serving a summons on Hill Farm Circle the afternoon of Sept. 13 was bitten on her leg by one of two resident springer spaniels. The guilty dog, a 5-year-old named Petey, is current on her shots. The deputy went to Regions Hospital for evaluation. The homeowner was cited for having unlicensed animals and a “public nuisance.”
•Responding deputies quickly ended a Hall Street battle Sept. 6 at 2 a.m. over who was going to use the cell phone by arresting a 17-year-old girl, her mother, 34, who had been attacked by the teen, and her dad, 37. All three were charged with fifth-degree domestic assault and disorderly conduct. Additional charges are under review.
•The grandson scam was 40 percent successful on St. Albans Street Sept. 7 when 80-year-old grandpa took a call from his “grandson” relating that he had been in a car with some other kids that had been stopped by police. Drugs were found and the grandson was now “in jail.” At that point “a public defender” came on the line, tossing figures around having to do with bail, fines and court costs. “$3,000 should take care of it,” the voice said, and went on with instructions on buying Target gift cards and reading the serial numbers to the “public defender” over the phone. The “public defender” soon called back and said they would need $2,000 more. And finally “the grandson” came on the line, saying, “And don’t tell mom!” before grandpa headed off to Target with more cash. But there was a (sort of) happy ending. The real grandson arrived at his girlfriend’s house, called home before grandpa could give away another $2,000, and photos of the scammers were captured when they redeemed the three gift cards. An investigation is underway.
•County Animal Control received a call just before noon Sept. 8 reporting a loose pig in her backyard in the area of County Road J and Scenic and West Oaks drives. A few minutes later another call from the same number reported that no, it was actually two pigs. An investigation revealed that the pair of pigs belonging to a Blaine hog farm were in town for a cultural ceremony but had escaped. They were quickly rounded up by their owner.
•When a Daniel Court couple told their 24-year-old daughter Sept. 9 that her homeless boyfriend could not move in with them until she cleaned her room, the daughter went nuts. The 24-year-old was charged with second-degree domestic assault and felony terroristic threats, and booked into the jail.
•Don’t use your curbside box for outgoing mail containing checks, the advice goes, and here’s an example why: A 58-year Medina man had his mail stolen, his check washed, and a larger amount filled in. Bank employees got wise, however, and the 24-year-old check forger panicked and ran, leaving his ID behind. That information was used to track his extensive criminal history back to his hometown of Eagan, where authorities are closing in on him.
•A deputy was asked Sept. 6 to check the welfare of a man in the area of Lexington and Victoria avenues. When the man saw the deputy, he ran into the woods. Found later, the 39-year-old, intoxicated and distraught, was taken to county detox for his own protection.
•A purse was reported stolen Sept. 7 from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 3900 block of Gramsie Court. A credit card in the purse was used by a 42-year-old female suspect the next day. She was arrested by Edina police. An investigation continues.
•A significant amount of cash was found by several children Sept. 9 in the 3900 block of Gramsie Court. Those interested in claiming the money will need to be able to recite the denominations of the bills comprising the total, amounting to several hundred dollars.
•Authorities received a 911 call Sept. 11 about a naked woman seen crying in a backyard in the 5800 block of Hamline Avenue. The woman, who appeared to be in her mid-20s, was unable to relate any information about herself, and also had no ID. She was transported to Unity Hospital for a mental health evaluation.
•A campfire was built by someone the evening of Sept. 15 on an asphalt parking lot in the 500 block of Cardigan Road. The 4-square-foot effort was extinguished by a deputy. No suspects.
•Fists flew the evening of Sept. 15 at a Hall Street mobile home park and a child called 911. A 34-year-old Minneapolis woman was arrested on charges of interference with a 911 call, disorderly conduct and possession of a suspected controlled substance.
•Deputies were called to a dispute in the wee hours of Sept. 16 in the 4300 block of Victoria Street. Fiancees, both 39, were involved in a dustup with a 42-year-old female friend who accused the male half of not “treating her friend (female half) right.” Pushing and shoving were involved and the male fiancee and the friend were booked into the jail on charges of fifth-degree assault and disorderly conduct.
•After finishing her business the evening of Sept. 16, the 47-year-old woman returned to the Target parking lot to find her 1994 Acura gone. The vehicle was recovered by St. Paul Police the next day.
•In a series of strange events, a homeowner on Cottage Place called 911 the afternoon of Sept. 17 about a “strange animal” that had been sighted in his yard “all summer.” The “strange critter” was in his yard this morning as well as two nights ago, the caller said. Deputies found no strange animal in the man’s yard.
•An unruly 13-year-old girl on Gramsie Court found herself in possession of citations for fifth-degree assault, domestic assault and disorderly conduct for hitting siblings and her mother, 33, the evening of Sept. 17. The teen was transported to the county Juvenile Detention Center.
•A deputy on routine patrol stopped a vehicle, owned by a 32-year-old North Branch man whose license was revoked, at 3 a.m. Sept. 18 in the 1000 block of Red Fox Road. The driver was the owner; in addition to driving with a revoked license, he was found in possession of heroin, a felony. He was booked into jail.
•A 19-year-old male was arrested the morning of Sept. 16 for shoplifting a watch and a bottle of Nyquil, total value of $108, at Target in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue and booked into jail. Released from jail two days later, the local man, and a partner, 18, also of Shoreview, held up the Exxon station a few blocks away from Target at knifepoint, escaping with an undetermined amount of cash. A responding deputy found the pair walking in the area, money dropping from the 19-year-old’s pocket, and arrested them. They were booked into jail on charges of first-degree aggravated robbery, a felony.