The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between June 22-23.

Highland Park

Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1600 block of Montreal Avenue on June 21.

Weapons—Police responded to a report of males with handguns running around corners and hiding near Benson Avenue and Madison Street around 1:38 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. The males turned out to be boys playing with BB guns. The guns were recovered and the boys’ parents were notified.

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Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 1200 block of James Avenue on June 19-20, and the 1200 block of Summit Avenue on June 21.

—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1700 block of Saint Clair Avenue on June 19-20. The vehicle was reportedly used in other crimes in the city and was later recovered.

—A victim scared off a catalytic converter thief who was under her car with a power tool on the 200 block of South Hamline Avenue around 7:58 p.m. Tuesday, June 21. The male suspect fled in a blue/gray SUV with partial Florida license plate and empty bike rack.

Weapons—Gunfire was reported near the intersection of Lexington Parkway and Randolph Avenue around 1:43 a.m. Thursday, June 23.

Merriam Park

Burglary—An attempted burglary was reported at Auto Tech, 461 N. Wilder St., during the evening of June 20-21.

—A laptop computer, iPad and Social Security card were reported stolen from a residence that was broken into on the 100 block of North Cretin Avenue between 9:30 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 400 block of North Wheeler Street on June 17-18.

Summit Hill

Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 900 block of Grand Avenue on Wednesday, June 22.


Robbery—A strong-arm robbery was reported on the 600 block of Dayton Avenue around 4:09 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on Dayton and Western avenues on June 16, the 600 block of Portland Avenue on June 9-21, and the 600 block of Holly Avenue on June 22.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 800 block of Laurel Avenue on Sunday, June 19.

West End

Theft—A motorcycle was reported stolen on the 900 block of West Seventh Street on June 17-21.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1900 block of Shepard Road on Tuesday, June 21.

Miscellaneous—A 29-year-old man was cited for criminal damage to property after he was reportedly seen damaging flowers at the Irvine Park fountain around 5:27 p.m. Wednesday, June 22.


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