The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office reported the following incidents:
• Stopped Sept. 29 for speeding on Pleasant Lake Road, a 57-year-old local man, showing signs of impairment, declined the offer of field sobriety tests and a breath test. He was booked into the Ramsey County Jail on a charge of gross-misdemeanor blood-alcohol test refusal.
• Building staff at a senior complex in the 5900 block of Centerville Road noticed suspicious activity in the parking lot late on the night of Oct. 3. Concerned about vehicle tampering, they called 911. Responding deputies quickly collared a pair of 20-year-old St. Paul men and a 17-year-boy, also from St. Paul. The adults were booked into jail and the youth into the county juvenile detention center on felony charges of possession of burglary tools.
• Eight dollars would not have been bad for a deli sandwich and a soda. A 29-year-old local man was cited for shoplifting $8 worth of a deli sandwich and soda at Kowalski’s Sept. 20.
• A deputy recognized the driver of a car in a grocery store lot in the 1000 block of County Road E on the night of Sept. 22 as a man with a history of driving issues. The 54-year-old local was then pulled over and arrested for driving after license revocation-inimical to public safety. The vehicle was impounded and family members who had been living in the vehicle had to make other arrangements.
• A cook in the 1100 block of West Royal Oaks Drive went out to the backyard about 5 p.m on Sept. 24 to light the grill, but the grill was missing. The value of the grill was not reported.
• A vehicle rear-ended another the evening of Sept. 24 at Highway 96 and Snail Lake Boulevard. That rear-ended vehicle, driven by a woman, in turn was rear-ended by another. The offender attempted to flee the scene but sideswiped another car at Highway 96 and Hodgson Road. The suspect made it to Pheasant Hill Circle, where she began knocking on doors asking for help. It wasn’t long before deputies appeared and arrested the 32-year-old St. Paul woman, who was booked into jail on hit-and-run and gross-misdemeanor DWI charges.
• A youth is looking at a pending charge of disorderly conduct after instigating a ruckus at the Youth Encounter Program at Reach Academy on Sept. 25. The 15-year-old boy was transported home by a deputy.
• A 37-year-old St. Paul man was pulled over just after midnight Sept. 25 at Gramsie Road and Rice Street for weaving and not using his turn signal. He was arrested for driving after revocation and several incidences of failure to appear in court. The man’s vehicle was impounded and he was booked into jail.
• A man went out to his apartment parking lot in the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue in the pre-dawn hours of Sept. 26 to go to work and found his car gone. The 30-year-old attempted to report the theft but was told the ’95 Honda he had purchased, but for which he had not yet transferred the title, was not yet legally his and he therefore he could not report it as stolen. Last heard, the victim was still looking for the previous owner.
• An Arbogast Street senior citizen answered a knock on his door the evening of Sept. 27 and found a man claiming to have repaired the resident’s chimney, demanding to be paid. The resident, 92 years old and affected by Alzheimer’s disease, remembered getting an estimate on some chimney work, but not agreeing to have the work done. Nevertheless, he wrote a check for $2,400. When the man’s caregiver arrived, the supposed repairman was just leaving. The caregiver, remembering the repairman’s license plate info, helped the victim stop payment on the check and they called 911. The license plate traced back to a 1998 white Chevy pickup owned by a 21-year-old Oronoco man. The investigation continues.
• Fists flew at a Northeast Youth & Family Services facility Sept. 28 between two youths over unknown issues. When ordered by staff to calm down, one 11th-grade student complied. The other continued swearing and using threatening behavior and was suspended from school.
• A deputy stopped to check the welfare of a driver whose vehicle was parked at County Road J and Pheasant Drive the night of Sept. 29. The 33-year-old Minneapolis man, who had run out of gas, said he was waiting for a friend who was on his way with a gas can. The driver, who had no license, was also wanted on an active Wisconsin warrant for his arrest. When the 43-year-old friend arrived with gas, he was interviewed by the deputy and he too was wanted on an active Wisconsin warrant for his arrest. Both men were transported to jail.
• A 19-year-old Hillview Road man punched his mother and pushed her down the evening of Oct. 2. She called 911. The man said, “ I know my rights,” and ordered the deputies off the property. The deputies left, taking the 19-year-old with them and booking him into jail on charges of domestic assault and disorderly conduct. The woman did have visible injuries but declined medical attention.