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The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between November 16-19.

Highland Park

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on Highland Parkway and Cleveland Avenue on November 14-15, the 1600 block of Ford Parkway on November 15, and the 1600 block of Ford Parkway on November 18.

—Locks were cut and property was reported stolen from lockers at Planet Fitness in Sibley Plaza between 6:20-7:30 p.m. Monday, November 15.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 2000 block of Ford Parkway between 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, November 15.

Miscellaneous—A traffic accident resulted in structural damage to the office at the Highway Motel, 2152 W. Seventh St., around 11:11 p.m. Tuesday, November 16. No injuries were reported.

—A pedestrian reportedly walked out of the woods and into traffic, causing a two-vehicle accident on the 2100 block of West Seventh Street around 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, November 17. One driver reportedly tried to get the other’s information, but that person drove off without providing any.

—Felony criminal damage to property was reported on the 1500 block of Rome Avenue around 12:46 a.m. Thursday, November 18.

—Felony damage to property involving two squad cars and graffiti was reported at the police substation at 1820 Edgcumbe Road on November 5-7.


Robbery—A carjacking at gunpoint was reported at Walgreens, 1585 Randolph Ave., around 5:16 a.m. Wednesday, November 17. The victim said two guys approached his car, demanded money, held a gun to him and forced him to drive around for an hour and a half before dragging him out of the vehicle.

—Subway Restaurant, 1820 Grand Ave., was robbed at gunpoint around 7:17 p.m. Thursday, November 18.

Burglary—A residential break-in was reported at The Grove, 256 S. Snelling Ave., between 8:55-9:31 a.m. Tuesday, November 16.

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on Goodrich Avenue and Albert Street on November 3-6, on the 1700 block of Lincoln Avenue on November 12-14, and on the 2100 block of Lincoln on November 17.

—A laptop computer and bag were reported stolen from a vehicle on Mississippi River Boulevard and Goodrich Avenue around 9:15 p.m. Thursday, November 18.

Mendota Heights

Burglary—A storage area was broken into and multiple items were reported stolen at a business on the 700 block of South Plaza Way at 11:07 a.m. Thursday, November 11.

Theft—A trailer and equipment were reported stolen from a work site on the 1800 block of Orchard Heights Lane at 3:21 p.m. Tuesday, November 16.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1800 block of Delaware Avenue at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 17.

—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 2500 block of Heritage Drive at 3:06 p.m. Thursday, November 18.

Assault—Police responded to a call of a male trying to assault people with a metal pole on the 700 block of Mohican Lane around 9:04 p.m. Monday, November 15.

Miscellaneous—Police found a driver asleep inside a vehicle in a parking lot on the 2300 block of South Lexington Avenue around 12:13 a.m. Friday, November 19. A KOPS Alert had been issued from another agency to identify the driver. As officers approached the driver awoke, immediately drove over a curb and through a yard, and then sped away.

Merriam Park

Robbery—A man was robbed of his phone and money at gunpoint on Wheeler Street and Shields Avenue around 2:51 a.m. Tuesday, November 16.

Theft—A 22-year-old man was arrested for tampering with vehicles in a parking lot and trying to run from police on the 1600 block of Iglehart Avenue around 10:51 p.m. Monday, November 15.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1800 block of Dayton Avenue and on the 1700 block of Hague Avenue on November 17, and the 2000 block of Dayton on November 18.

Weapons—Multiple people reported hearing gunshots and saw a white vehicle speed away on the 1600 block of Shields Avenue around 3:48 p.m. Thursday, November 18. Several spent shell casings were located in the area.

Miscellaneous—Two men were interrupted while trying to cut the catalytic converter off a vehicle on the 1600 block of Saint Anthony Avenue around 10:15 a.m. Thursday, November 18. They fled the scene in a gold Ford Fusion.


Burglary—A burglary was reported at Ace Cash Express, 1532 University Ave., around 3:44 a.m. Wednesday, November 17.

Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1500 block of Portland Avenue around 8 a.m. Saturday, November 13.

Summit Hill

Theft—A purse-snatching was reported at Victoria Crossing West, 870 Grand Ave., between 10:55 a.m.-10:55 p.m. Wednesday, November 17.


Robbery—A man was hit on the head with a gun and robbed of his wallet and phone on Lexington Parkway and Summit Avenue around 3:58 p.m. Wednesday, November 17.

Theft—A trailer was reported stolen on the 300 block of Marshall Avenue between 8:58-10:49 a.m. Tuesday, November 16.

Miscellaneous—A male was struck by a semi-truck pulling a trailer as he was crossing Dale Street and Saint Anthony Avenue around 2 p.m. Monday, November 15. He was taken to Regions Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries to his legs.

West End

Burglary—A suspect broke into a maintenance closet and stole two portable air conditioners in an underground garage at the Osceola Place Apartments, 260 S. Osceola Ave., between 10:55-11:20 p.m. Saturday, November 13.

Sex crime—A 37-year-old man was arrested for exposing himself at the Children’s Hospital emergency room at 345 Smith Ave. around 1:19 p.m. Monday, November 15.

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 300 block of Duke Street between 8:23-8:59 a.m. Tuesday, November 16.


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