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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 9-11.

Highland Park

Burglary—The office was broken into at the South Highland Apartments, 1290 Davern St., around 6:30 a.m. Friday, April 8.

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 1200 block of Randolph Avenue and the 1900 block of Highland Parkway on April 7-8, and the 2300 block of Stewart Avenue on April 8.

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—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1700 block of Norfolk Avenue on Friday, April 8.

Miscellaneous—The building and sign were reportedly vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti at the Temple of Aaron, 616 S. Mississippi River Blvd., between 10:09-11:55 a.m. Friday, April 8.

—A female was arrested for felony damage to an apartment on the 1500 block of Saint Paul Avenue around 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 8.

—A woman reported finding a camera in the bathroom of her apartment on the 600 block of South Cleveland Avenue around 6:09 p.m. Saturday, April 9. Suspects were unknown at the time.

Lexington-Hamline

Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1300 block of Laurel Avenue on Saturday, April 9.

—A vehicle was reported stolen at the Dunlap Flats, 218 N. Dunlap St., on April 9-10.

Assault—A victim said he was chased by two occupants in a white Ford pickup and had the passenger exit the vehicle and point a gun at him on University Avenue and Lexington Parkway around 10:45 a.m. Saturday, April 9.

Macalester-Groveland

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 1500 block of Sargent Avenue on April 1-7, the 100 block of South Snelling Avenue and the 1900 block of Summit Avenue on April 7, the 1200 block of Fairmount Avenue on April 7-8, and the 2000 block of Wellesley Avenue and 200 block of Brimhall Street on April 8.

Merriam Park

Burglary—The Saint Paul Antique Mall, 1817 Selby Ave., was broken into during the evening of April 5-6.

Theft—Two vehicles were reported stolen on the 1600-1700 blocks of Ashland Avenue on April 3 and 9.

—A caller said suspects broke his car window and fled in a pink/purple-colored crossover-style vehicle on Portland Avenue and Dewey Street around 7:24 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on Prior and Dayton avenues on April 2-9, the 1700 block of Ashland Avenue on April 9, and on Selby and Cleveland avenues on April 10.

Miscellaneous—A vehicle was spray-painted and had its tires slashed on the 1700 block of Ashland Avenue around 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7.

Snelling-Hamline

Burglary—The new Liffey on Snelling, 304 N. Snelling Ave., was burglarized around between 8:04-10:39 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1500 block of Laurel Avenue on April 7-9.

Summit Hill

Miscellaneous—Police located two suspects in a white van who were believed to be trying to steal catalytic converters behind Harmon Property Preservation, 542 Lincoln Ave., around 4:22 a.m. Wednesday, April 6. The vehicle fled after a stop was attempted and police did not pursue.

Summit-University

Sex crime—Police reported that two Level III predatory sex offenders were relocating to the Summit-University neighborhood. Anthony Wade Bechter, 38, has registered to live on the 800 block of Concordia Avenue, and Matthew Antonio Johnson, 33, has registered to live on the 200 block of Dayton Avenue. A public meeting about these offenders, and eight others, will be held  at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Western District Police Station, 389 N. Hamline Ave. Any questions may be directed to Officer Jeremy Doverspike at 651-266-5871 or Officer Phil Koski at 651-266-5617.

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen at Selby Commons, 180 N. Milton St, on April 9-10.

Weapons—Gunfire was reported on the 900 block of Carroll Avenue around 7:22 a.m. Wednesday, April 6.

—A 23-year-old man was arrested for felony possession of a gun by an ineligible after police checked out a vehicle that was emitting a strong smell of marijuana outside a problem property on the 800 block of Hague Avenue around 4:54 p.m. Saturday, April 9. A 21-year-old male passenger also was arrested for having a gun without a permit.

Miscellaneous—Felony damage to property was reported at Pizza Luce, 1183 Selby Ave., between 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

West End

Robbery—A man said he was jumped by suspects and robbed of his wallet on the 100 block of West Seventh Street around 10:08 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

Burglary—An occupied residence was burglarized and a vehicle was reported stolen on the 200 block of Duke Street between 10-11-28 p.m. Sunday, April 10.

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen outside Best Pawn, 966 W. Seventh St., around 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9.

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