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The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between April 7-8.

Highland Park

Burglary—A male was seen on video throwing a brick through the front window of the BP Station, 2526 W. Seventh St., around 5:56 a.m. Thursday, April 7. The owner was unsure if anything was missing.

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 1700 block of Graham Avenue on April 5-6, the 1200 block of Watson Avenue and 2000 block of Shepard Road on April 6-7, and the 2200 block of Highland Parkway, the 2500 block of Crosby Farm Road and the 1200 block of Davern Street on April 7.

Miscellaneous—A 19-year-old man was arrested for trespassing around midnight Thursday, April 7, after an alarm company said it could see him walking around a building under construction at 800 S. Cretin Ave. in the Highland Bridge development.



Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1100 block of Laurel Avenue on Wednesday, April 6.

Assault—A motorist reportedly tried to strike a pedestrian while crossing the crosswalk to enter the Midway Target around 10:56 p.m. Wednesday, April 6.


Theft—A running vehicle was reported stolen on the 300 block of South Lexington Parkway around 7:08 a.m. Wednesday, April 6.


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—Catalytic converters were reported stolen on Thursday, April 7, from vehicles on Prior and Summit avenues, and also on the 300 block of South Pascal Street.

Weapons—Multiple shell casings were recovered in the alley behind Freewheel Bike Saint Paul, 799 Grand Ave., after gunfire was reported around 12:23 a.m. Friday, April 8.

Mendota Heights

Robbery—A strong-arm robbery of lottery tickets was reported on the 1000 block of Highway 62 at 7:21 p.m. Friday, April 1.

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 700 block of Main Street on April 1, and the 1100 block of Ivy Hill Drive on April 4.

—Officers were dispatched to an attempted catalytic converter theft at 3:23 p.m. Saturday, April 2, on the 2500 block of Executive Drive. The suspects were spotted, but fled and evaded arrest.

—A student’s cellphone was reportedly stolen at Two Rivers High School on Wednesday, April 6. It was believed the student had dropped it before first period. The phone was tracked to an apartment, but apparently went dead and officers couldn’t help further.

Miscellaneous—Officers attempted to stop a vehicle at I-35E and Mendota Heights Road for speed and unsafe driving around 2:58 a.m. Sunday, April 3. A tire deflation device was used and the vehicle came to a stop in Saint Paul. The driver and an adult male were arrested for fleeing police and outstanding warrants. An adult female passenger was also arrested on warrants.

—A driver was arrested for DWI and theft of a firearm after he was found asleep behind the wheel of a running car at 8:18 a.m. Sunday, April 3, on the 900 block of Highway 13.

Merriam Park

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 400 block of North Cleveland Avenue and the 2200 block of Marshall Avenue on Thursday, April 7.

Miscellaneous—Felony damage to property was reported at the Trafera repair center, 650  Pelham Blvd., at 9:37 a.m. Thursday, April 7.


Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on Marshall and Hamline avenues on Wednesday, April 6.

Summit Hill

Theft—Two suspects reportedly stole two packages from the back of a UPS truck while it was being loaded at 1041 Grand Ave. around 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29. They fled in a navy blue Subaru.

—A 36-year-old man was arrested for felony theft from a vehicle on Grand Avenue and Chatsworth Street around 7:56 p.m. Wednesday, April 6.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from vehicle on the 600 block of Grand Avenue on April 5-6.

Miscellaneous—Felony damage to property was reported at Harmon Property Preservation, 542 Lincoln Ave., on Wednesday, April 6.


Robbery—A robbery at gunpoint was reported on the 1000 block of Ashland Avenue around 6:18 a.m. Tuesday, April 5.


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