North Oaks

• A Stihl chainsaw valued at $800 was only a memory the afternoon of Aug. 22 after homeowners in the first block of Shadow Lane left it unattended in the front yard. Pawn shops were alerted.

• A woman was injured just before noon Aug. 29 in a two-car crash at the intersection of Highway 96 and Village Center Drive and, after she was extracted by Lake Johanna Fire from the passenger seat of the second vehicle, was transported to Regions Hospital with unknown injuries. The driver of the first vehicle, a 36-year-old White Bear Lake man who had run a red light, was arrested on a reckless driving charge. He was not injured.

• Investigating a medical call on Aug. 29, deputies found a woman behind the wheel of a vehicle in the driveway of an address in the 100 block of Evergreen Road. It was unknown if she was coming or going, but nevertheless, the 54-year-old St. Paul woman tested in excess of the legal limit for alcohol use and was booked into jail on a fourth-degree DWI charge. 


• A purse along with keys were stolen from an unlocked vehicle the evening of Aug. 22 in the 55000 block of Lexington Avenue. No suspects.

• A resident in the 3700 block of Milton Street saw an unidentified female leaving his driveway the morning of Aug. 22. He quickly learned his wallet that had been inside the home containing credit cards and $30 in cash, was gone. 

• A shoplifter was nabbed the afternoon of Aug. 23 at Target in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue. The 46-year-old woman confessed to stealing several items and was cited for theft.

• A local female reported a man dumping two wooden pallets on county property the afternoon of Aug. 24 in the 5900 block of Turtle Lake Road. The man was identified and the pallets returned to him along with a citation for “unlawful deposit of garbage.”

• Sunglasses, along with a set of keys, were stolen the afternoon of Aug. 26 from an unlocked truck in the 1000 block of Westcliff Curve.

• A pizza delivery guy handed over the pies to an adult female at an apartment complex in the 100 block of Lexington Avenue the night of Aug. 27 but she never returned with the payment. The suspect was identified and a citation for theft was prepared pending follow-up.

• On Aug. 27 a 52-year-old Gramsie Road resident reported receiving three counterfeit $20s in payment for narcotics sometime in the past three days. An investigation is underway.

• A 38-year-old Clear Lake, Iowa, man was pulled over at 3:38 a.m. Aug. 27 for crossing over the lane lines willy-nilly on I-694 at Rice Street. After failing field sobriety tests (FSTs) and a breath test, the man was booked into jail on a gross-misdemeanor third-degree DWI charge. 

• Two passengers were removed from a boat on Lake Owasso that was taking on water late the morning of Aug. 29 by Ransey County Water Patrol. The sinking boat was towed to shore by the Water Patrol unit. An investigation continues. 

• A pair of juvenile suspects just couldn’t wait to start riding the motorized scooters they allegedly took from inside the Target store in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue the evening of Aug. 29. The suspects, trespassed from the store, were found on the scooters just outside. The scooters were returned to the store and theft charges are pending. 

• Deputies are looking for a man who, according to a police report, “beat up his spouse and choked her” in the 500 block of County Road J the night of Aug. 30. 

• A debit card belonging to a 34-year-old Willow Creek Lane man was used frequently from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1. Fraudulent purchases amounting to $360 were made at various locations. An investigation is underway. 

• A resident in the 4600 block of Mackubin Court was awakened at 1:44 a.m. Sept. 4 by the sound of her overhead garage door being raised and, minutes later, of a car leaving the area. A deputy answering the call determined that the door had been opened with the use of an electronic door opener located inside an unlocked vehicle in the driveway. No loss was reported.

• A female resident in the 1600 block of Knight Street was startled by the sound of a window breaking late on the night of Sept. 5. She found her ex-boyfriend inside and reminded him about the no-contact order against him. The boyfriend left. Damage to the window was estimated at more than $500 and an investigation continues. 

• A female resident in the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue called 911 in the early morning hours of Sept. 5 to request the removal of two unwanted guests. One of the unwanted guests, however, a 49-year-old Oakdale woman, was wanted by law enforcement and was booked into jail on a pair of outstanding warrants.

• A 36-year-old local woman in the 3400 block of Kent Street told deputies that an unknown male attempted to open her patio door at 5:15 a.m. on Sept. 6. When the attempt failed, the man ran away.

• At about 8 p.m. Sept. 6, a prowler broke a window on a vehicle parked on Lexington Avenue near County Road I and took a purse found inside. The loss included a cell phone valued at $200. The window was valued at $400, according to the 36-year-old male victim out of Circle Pines.

• A 33-year-old local woman received a call Sept. 6 that her stolen vehicle had been recovered and could be picked up at the St. Paul impound lot. When she arrived, she found that the catalytic converter and the interior speakers were gone.

• A local woman reported fraudulent charges posted to her debit card between Sept 7 and 8 by unknown persons, a loss totaling more than $450. An investigation is underway.

• Following a two-car collision the night of Sept. 8 in the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue, one party drove away from the scene. That suspect was located and, after failing FSTs and blowing a blood-alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit, the 27-year-old Minneapolis woman was arrested on a second-degree DWI charge and booked into jail. Her vehicle was impounded.

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