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The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between December 30-January 3.

Highland Park

Burglary—The Minnocco station, 485 S. Snelling Ave., was broken into during the evening of December 30-31.

Theft—A shoplifting loss of more than $1,000 was reported at the Speedway station, 1580 Ford Pkwy., between 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, December 28.

—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on Inner Drive on December 28, the 1800 block of Beechwood Avenue on December 29-January 2, and the 1800 block of Yorkshire Avenue on December 30.

—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1900 block of Wordsworth Avenue between 1-5 a.m. Thursday, December 30. It was found later that morning abandoned a short distance away without its catalytic converter

Miscellaneous—Ryan Companies suffered felony damage to its property on Ford Parkway and Cretin Avenue between December 23-26.

—An injured deer was dispatched by authorities at the intersection of Edgcumbe Road and Snelling Avenue around 7:12 p.m. Wednesday, December 29.

—Felony damage to property was reported at Lunds & Byerlys, 2128 Ford Pkwy., between 1-9 p.m. Wednesday, December 29.


Burglary—A laptop computer was reported stolen from the management office of the Hamline Station Apartments, 1305 University Ave., around 8:54 a.m. Thursday, December 30.

Assault—A felony assault involving a weapon was reported on Lexington Parkway and Saint Anthony Avenue around 9:16 p.m. Thursday, December 30.


Burglary—A home break-in was reported on the 1800 block of Lincoln Avenue between 8:22-10 p.m. Thursday, December 30.

Theft—A theft from auto valued at more than $1,000 was reported on the 1300 block of Goodrich Avenue on December 26-28,

—A side window was broken and a purse taken from a vehicle on Summit Avenue and Mississippi River Boulevard between 4:15-5:59 p.m. Sunday, January 2.

Miscellaneous—Numerous cellphones were turned into police after being found outside the Groveland Recreation Center, 2045 Saint Clair Ave., around 3:12 p.m. Thursday, December 30.

—A suspect broke the front window of Lucky’s Station, 1351 Randolph Ave., around 5:31 a.m. Friday, December 31, and drove away in an older, black pickup truck.

Mendota Heights

Burglary—A home break-in was reported on the 700 block of Willow Lane at 9:36 a.m. Friday, December 24.

Theft—A theft from a mailbox was reported on the 700 block of Marie Avenue at 2:40 p.m. Friday, December 24.

—A package was reported stolen from a front porch on the 1000 block of Windwood Court at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, December 28.

Miscellaneous—A victim reported on Tuesday, December 28, that she was scammed out of $2,000 by someone who claimed to be from Xcel Energy and told her she was behind on her energy bill.

Merriam Park

Burglary—Now Bikes & Fitness, 75 N. Snelling Ave., was broken into around 3:28 a.m. Friday, December 31.

—Mall of Saint Paul, 1817 Selby Ave., was broken into and cash was stolen between 9:05 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, January 2.

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1900 block of Portland Avenue and the 2100 block of Marshall Avenue on December 29, the 400 block of North Prior Avenue and the 1700 block of Portland on December 30, the Quality Inn at 1964 University Ave. on December 31, and the 2100 block of Selby Avenue on January 1.

—A male suspect reportedly tried to steal a running vehicle, but was scared off by neighbors around 8:37 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, on the 1700 block of Marshall Avenue.

—A man whose catalytic converter was stolen from his vehicle on the 300 block of Herschel Street over the summer told police he had video of a suspect under the vehicle trying to steal it again on December 28.

Weapons—Gunfire was reported and eight shell casings were recovered on the 300 block of Herschel Street around 5 a.m. Saturday, January 1.


Theft—A male and female stole the demonstration phones at T-Mobile, 1360 University Ave., around 7:05 p.m. Thursday, December 30.

Miscellaneous—Felony damage to property was reported at Five Star Storage, 1400 Selby Ave., around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, December 28.

Summit Hill

Theft—A woman was able to remove her 2-year-old from her BMW before it was stolen at gunpoint by three teenage males on the 700 block of Osceola Avenue during the morning of December 28. Isaiah Jamal Foster, 19, of Richfield, was one of the three who were later arrested in Minneapolis in connection with the carjacking. Foster also was charged with the robbery and assault of an 81-year-old woman that took place at the Walgreens on Larpenteur Avenue on December 23.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 800 block of Grand Avenue on Thursday, December 30.

Assault—An assault was reported at Tavern on Grand, 656 Grand Ave., during the evening of December 31-January 1. The victim suffered minor injuries and reportedly knew the suspect.


Robbery—A victim was assaulted with a metal object and robbed of his cash near Lexington Parkway and Marshall Avenue around 9:59 p.m. Thursday, December 30.

Burglary—An apartment was burglarized on the 800 block of Hague Avenue between December 21-January 2.

Assault—An assault with a knife was reported in an apartment on the 600 block of Selby Avenue around 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, December 29. The victim was taken to Regions Hospital in stable condition.

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 200 block of North Western Avenue on December 25-30.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 700 and 900 blocks of Selby Avenue on December 30, and the 300 block of Laurel Avenue on January 1.

—Tools and two guns were reported stolen from a vehicle on the 600 block of Dayton Avenue around midnight Friday, December 31.

West End

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1000 and 1300 blocks of West Seventh Street on Wednesday, December 29.

Weapons—Police responded to a report of gunfire and found a bullet hole in the window of an apartment on the 100 block of Forbes Avenue around 11:04 p.m. Friday, December 31.

Miscellaneous—A pedestrian was injured in a hit-and-run accident around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, December 29, on West Seventh and Homer streets.

—Police were called about a 43-year-old woman who was refusing to leave Irvine Park Towers, 291 W. Seventh St., around 11:27 p.m. Wednesday, December 29. The woman was arrested on outstanding warrants for felony threats.


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