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The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources between December 9-13.

Highland Park

Theft—A male suspect reportedly stole about $640 worth of glasses from Pearle Vision, 2024 Ford Pkwy., between 7:12-8:42 p.m. Wednesday, December 8. The suspect was located nearby at Jimmy John’s and the stolen merchandise was recovered. He was transported to a nearby hospital for a medical condition.

—A theft from auto valued at more than $1,000 was reported on the 2500 block of Crosby Farm Road between 3:50-4:30 p.m. Thursday, December 9.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1600 block of Ford Parkway on December 9, and the 2700 block of Shepard Road on December 10.


Assault—A felony assault involving a gun was reported at the BP Station, 2005 Ford Pkwy., around 1:44 p.m. Friday, December 10.


Robbery—A man was injured while fighting off a suspect who tried to steal his vehicle on University Avenue and Lexington Parkway around 12:57 a.m. Sunday, December 12. The suspect fled and the victim drove to the hospital with a substantial laceration sustained during the struggle.


Burglary—A home break-in was reported on the 300 block of South Saratoga Street around 7:07 p.m. Thursday, December 9.


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—A home was broken into on the 1400 block of Stanford Avenue between 2:45-7 p.m. Thursday, December 9.

Theft—A woman reported being the victim of a pick-pocket on the 400 block of South Snelling Avenue during the evening of December 4-5.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 200 block of South Saratoga Street on Thursday, December 9,

—A 46-year-old woman was arrested for outstanding theft warrants after officers responded to a call of a theft at Walgreens, 1585 Randolph Ave., around 1:06 a.m. Monday, December 13. Police located the suspect vehicle and found multiple items reported stolen in the suspect’s bag.

Mendota Heights

Theft—Thefts from vehicles were reported on the 1600 block of Lilydale Road on December 3, and the 1300 block of Northland Drive on December 7.

Miscellaneous—During compliance checks, employees reportedly sold alcohol to a minor on the 700 and 1300 blocks of North Plaza Drive between 4:16-4:39 p.m. Saturday, December 4. Both businesses faced criminal charges and civil penalties as a result.

—An adult driver was arrested for damage to property and DWI after police investigated a vehicle on fire on Marie Avenue and Trail Road around 2:35 p.m. Wednesday, December 8.

—Police stopped a motorist for traffic violations that were similar to impaired driving and discovered it was a juvenile driving alone with only an instructional permit. The vehicle was impounded, and the driver was cited for the permit violation and released to a parent.

Merriam Park

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1700 block of University Avenue on Thursday, December 9,

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on Marshall Avenue and Moore Street around 12:40 p.m. Friday, December 10.


Burglary— A 52-year-old man was arrested for breaking into La Grolla, 452 Selby Ave., around 12:30 a.m. Friday, December 10. Police caught the suspect after a short foot chase and learned he had outstanding warrants for multiple burglaries.

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on Dayton and Western avenues on December 8-9, and the 400 block of Marshall Avenue on December 9.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 800 block of Selby Avenue and the 800 block of Carroll Avenue on Thursday, December 9,

Assault—A felony assault against a female was reported on Marshall Avenue and Louis Street around 3:55 p.m. Thursday, December 9.

Miscellaneous—Police were called to an apartment to serve an order of protection against a male around 9:39 p.m. Thursday, December 9, on the 800 block of Dayton Avenue. The suspect left the scene, but later sent the female victim a video of him burning a copy of the order. Police received the video, and issued a pickup and hold for the suspect.

West End

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 200 block of Banfil Street around 5 p.m. Sunday, December 12.


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