The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
• A 63-year-old local man found lying on the ground in the rear parking lot of a restaurant in the 100 block of Village Center Drive just after noon May 4, was given a lift to Ramsey County Detox.
• A male resident of a senior facility in the 5900 block of Centerville Road reported $3,700 worth of recent fraudulent charges on his credit card May 8. The 79-year-old still has the card in his possession. An investigation is underway.
• A fishing pole, a tackle box and a Mantis brand tiller, total value of $450, were only a memory following a forced-entry garage burglary in the 200 block of Owasso Street that occurred sometime between April 26 and May 6.
• A 38-year-old Brooklyn Center man hanging around the lobby of a hotel in the 5900 block of Rice Creek Parkway for several days in early May and seen taking cookies from the lunch cart was given a “no trespassing” notice and mailed a citation for loitering.
• An Echo grass trimmer went missing from a trailer parked in the yard of a residence overnight May 2 in the 4600 block of Mackubin Street, its 51-year-old owner reported.
• A series of thefts that occurred May 3 in the underground garage of a building in the 600 block of Harriet Avenue included jumper cables and paperwork from two unlocked vehicles and a bicycle from the parking space of a third tenant. The bike, a Haro Calvera, was valued at $469, and the bike thief traded up, leaving an old Schwinn two-wheeler in its place.
• A landlady gave her tenants 30 days notice in early April to move out of the basement of her home in the 5300 block of Lexington Avenue. That notice expired on May 5, the day the 21-year-old man and his juvenile girlfriend left. Fifteen minutes later the landlady, finding a wet basement, also found a running garden hose stuck into a furnace intake vent. The damage is estimated at $3,000 and authorities would like to talk to the ex-tenants.
• A juvenile employee (age not released) of Target in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue, now an ex-employee, admitted to the theft of four gift cards May 6 amounting to $100, and also making off with a case of Monster energy drinks. He was cited for theft.
• An unknown package from Florida addressed to an employee of a mental health clinic in the 3500 block of Lexington Avenue and received May 8 was deemed suspicious. The package was opened by deputies and the green leaves inside tested as tobacco.
• A resident in the 5500 block of Alameda Street tightened the straps on his boat cover in his yard every night before retiring. On the morning of May 9, he noticed one strap was loose. Checking further, he found that $500 worth of engine parts had gone missing.
• Three packages (two containing baby clothes and one containing a car seat, total value unknown) were stolen from the front steps of a residence the morning of May 10 in the 5900 block of St. Albans Street.
• ATrek 7.2FX bicycle was stolen from an open garage in the 1000 block of Carlton Drive after dark on May 11.
• The service door to the attached garage in the 4300 block of Victoria Street was left unlocked May 12, providing easy early morning access to a prowler who made off with car keys and a work ID from the vehicle inside.
• A 2007 Chevy Tahoe stolen May 14 from an address in the 1000 block of Dennison Avenue was recovered the next day in Rogers, Minnesota.
• A shoplifter was caught red-handed the evening of May 15 at Target in the 3800 block of Lexington Avenue leaving the store with a $56 article of clothing she had not paid for. The 26-year-old Minneapolis woman was charged with theft and taken to the Ramsey County Jail.