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The following crime incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources.

Highland Park

Hidden Falls drowning—The body of a boy who went missing while swimming at Hidden Falls Regional Park on the evening of July 21 was recovered from the Mississippi River during the afternoon of July 23, according to the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office. Multiple 911 calls were received from concerned citizens at the park after the youth, who was later identified as De’Andre Tyson, 11, of Saint Paul, went underwater around 7 p.m. and did not return to the surface. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the search was conducted by personnel from several law enforcement and public safety agencies, and their efforts were hampered by the murky water and the fast current.

Robbery—A strong-arm robbery was reported at a commercial building on the 2100 block of Ford Parkway at 5:34 p.m. Saturday, July 11.

Burglary—A residential break-in was reported on the 600 block of South Snelling Avenue at 4:03 p.m. Friday, July 10.

Theft—Thefts of items valued at more than $1,000 were reported from two vehicles on the 1400-1600 blocks of Eleanor Avenue on July 9-10.

—Several items valued at more than $1,000 were reported stolen from vehicles on Ford Parkway and Mississippi River Boulevard on July 12, Fairview and Hillcrest avenues on July 13, two vehicles on the 1300 block of Hidden Falls Drive on July 13-14, and the 2100 block of Ford on July 15.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1700 block of Graham Avenue on July 10, the 800 block of South Cleveland Avenue on July 13, the 2000 block of Ford Parkway on July 14, the 2100 block of Juno Avenue on July 15 and the 2200 block of Ford on July 15.

Weapons—Police officers who were responding to an alarm at a bar reportedly heard gunshots near West Seventh and Davern streets at 2:15 a.m. Monday, July 27. They found a man with stab wounds that were not life-threatening, along with another man who was suspected of firing the shots and arrested him.

Lexington-Hamline

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1100 block of University Avenue at 10:23 a.m. Tuesday, July 14.

Macalester-Groveland

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1400 block of Osceola Avenue on July 10, the 400 block of South Snelling Avenue on July 10, the 1700 block of Stanford Avenue on July 13, and the 2100 block of Grand Avenue on July 14.

—Several items valued at more than $1,000 were reported stolen from vehicles on Grand and Prior avenues on July 10, the 1800 block of Sargent Avenue on July 10, the 1400 block of Grand on July 12, and the 1200 block of Grand on July 13.

Mendota Heights

Robbery—A robbery and assault with a dangerous weapon was reported on the 1600 block of Lilydale Road at 7:35 a.m. Sunday, July 12.

Burglary—Several items were stolen from a vehicle and the garage door opener was used to gain access to a home on the 1600 block of James Road during the evening of July 11-12. A vehicle on the block also reportedly had been rifled through that evening.

Theft—A construction trailer was broken into on Marie Avenue and Trail Road during the evening of June 24-25.

—Catalytic converters was reported stolen from vehicles on the 2300 block of Lexington Avenue on July 7 and 16.

—A motorcycle was reported stolen on the 2300 block of Lexington Avenue at 11:42 a.m. Monday, July 13. It was later recovered in Roseville.

—A golf cart was reported stolen from Somerset Country Club at 8:41 p.m. Monday, July 13. Police later discovered the golf cart being driven by two juveniles, who were turned over to their parents.

—A woman was arrested for driving a stolen vehicle on the 2300 block of Kressin Avenue at 11:11 p.m. Tuesday, July 14.

—Several items were reported stolen from vehicles on the 1600 block of Lilydale Road on July 18 and 20.

Miscellaneous—A driver was arrested for refusing a DWI test, driving after the cancellation of a license and obstructing the legal process after he was found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle blocking two lanes of traffic on Highway 62 and Lexington Avenue at 2:25 a.m. Friday, July 10.

—Police discovered six minors with open cases of beer inside a vehicle in the Sibley High School parking lot at 11:14 p.m. Thursday, July 16. Five of them were cited for underage drinking and three were cited for providing false names to police.

Merriam Park

Theft—Several items with an estimated value of more than $1,000 were reported stolen from vehicles on July 10 on the 2200 block of Dayton Avenue, and on Cleveland and Roblyn avenues.

—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1900 block of Laurel Avenue on July 15.

Snelling-Hamline

Robbery—A robbery at gunpoint was reported on Marshall and Snelling avenues at 12:58 a.m. Monday, July 13.

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1400 block of University Avenue on July 8 and the 1400 block of Carroll Avenue on July 15.

Arson—An arson fire was reported on the 1400 block of University Avenue at 1:06 p.m. Monday, July 13.

Summit Hill

Burglary—A residence was broken into on Summit Court during the evening of July 14-15. A garage in the area also was burglarized around that time.

Theft—Several items valued at more than $1,000 were reported stolen from a vehicle parked on the 500 block of Lincoln Avenue on July 15.

Assault—An aggravated assault with a knife was reported on the 400 block of Grand Avenue at 4:29 p.m. Tuesday, July 14.

Miscellaneous—Police received 14 reports of criminal damage to property on the 300 blocks of both Ramsey Street and Grand
Avenue on July 13-14.

Summit-University

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 700 block of Portland Avenue on July 10, the 1000 block of Ashland Avenue on July 11, the 900 block of Marshall Avenue on July 14, Lexington and Concordia avenues on July 14, the 900 block of Carroll Avenue on July 14, and the 800 block of Iglehart Avenue on July 15.

—Several items valued at more than $1,000 were reported stolen from vehicles on the 700 block of Holly Avenue on July 13 and the 100 block of North Western Avenue on July 15.

Sex crime—A rape was reported on the 400 block of Dayton Avenue at 9:34 a.m. Wednesday, July 15.

Assault—An aggravated assault with a gun was reported on the 700 block of Marshall Avenue at 9:19 p.m. Monday, July 13.

West End

Burglary—An attempted break-in of a commercial building was reported on the 1100 block of West Seventh Street at 1:03 a.m. Friday, July 10.

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 200 block of West Seventh Street on July 9 and the 300 block of Webster Street on July 11.

—Several items valued at more than $1,000 were reported stolen from vehicles on the 900 block of Watson Avenue on July 10 and 15.

Assault—An aggravated assault with a gun was reported on the 300 block of North Smith Avenue at 5:46 a.m. Monday, July 13.

—An aggravated assault with a knife was reported on Armstrong Avenue and Drake Street at 11:08 p.m. Tuesday, July 14.

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