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The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between January 22-24.

Highland Park

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1900 block of Ford Parkway on January 21-22, and the 2000 block of Ford Parkway on January 23.

Sex crime—A rape was reported on the 1000 block of South Snelling Avenue at 4:01 p.m. Thursday, January 13.


Theft—A shoplifting loss of more than $1,000 was reported at the Midway Target on January 20-21.

—A man left his vehicle running while he ran into the station and returned to find it stolen around 11:55 a.m. Saturday, January 22, at Speedway, 399 N. Lexington Pkwy.



Assault—A 23-year-old man was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend and threatening her father with a gun around 11:42 p.m. Sunday, January 23, on the 1400 block of Saint Clair Avenue. The suspect reportedly punched the woman multiple times while she was driving to the address. Once there, she ran inside and locked the door. Her father came out and the suspect pointed a gun at him and threatened to shoot him. Felony charges against the suspect included ones for domestic assault, threats of violence, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a gun with an altered serial number and drug possession.

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on Saint Clair Avenue and Albert Street on Friday, January 21.


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—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1800 block of Juliet Avenue on January 20-21.

Merriam Park

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 1800 block of Portland Avenue on January 20, and the 1700 block of Laurel Avenue on January 21-22.


Shooting—A male employee was shot in the parking lot when trying to recover merchandise from a male shoplifter at Park Liquors, 140 N. Snelling Ave., around 3:45 p.m. Sunday, January 23. The suspect left in a black SUV. The employee was taken to Region’s Hospital, where he was reportedly in stable condition.

Summit Hill

Burglary—An apartment break-in was reported on the 300 block of Grand Avenue around 9:45 a.m. Friday, January 21.

West End

Burglary—An apartment break-in was reported on the 300 block of West Seventh Street on January 20-22. The apartment was ransacked and electronics, furniture and food were reported stolen.

Theft—A vehicle and handgun were reported stolen on the 600 block of West Seventh Street between 6:45-7:31 p.m. Friday, January 21.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 600 block of Victoria Street, the 400 block of Clifton Street and the 800 block of Watson Street on January 22; and the 100 block of South Western Avenue on January 22-23,

Sex crime—A rape was reported on the 200 block of West Seventh Street at 11:07 a.m. Sunday, January 9.

Assault—A patient reportedly struck a woman in the head with a cellphone around 11:51 a.m. Sunday, January 16, at United Hospital.


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