The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between July 2-5.

Highland Park

Theft—Thefts from autos were reported at Hidden Falls Park on June 28, and at Crosby Farm Park on July 2.

—A suspect reportedly stole seven pairs of glasses and the tray they were placed on around 3:16 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Pearle Vision, 2024 Ford Pkwy. The loss was estimated at $2,100.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1200 block of Davern Street on July 1, and the 1500 block of Saint Paul Avenue on July 3.

   

Miscellaneous—A female reportedly damaged multiple windows at the Highland Aquatic Center, 1840 Edgcumbe Road, around 6:13 p.m. Sunday, July 3.

—Felony damage to property was reported at Watergate Marina, 2500 Crosby Farm Road, on July 1-3.

Lexington-Hamline

Theft—A purse-snatching was reported at the Midway Target around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28.

 

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—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1100 block of Marshall Avenue on Thursday, June 30.

Macalester-Groveland

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 1300 block of Grand Avenue on June 30, and the 1100 block of Saint Clair Avenue on June 30-July 1.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1200 block of Grand Avenue on July 3, and the 1800 block of Randolph Avenue on July 4.

Miscellaneous—Felony damage to property was reported on the 1300 block of Grand Avenue around 2:30 p.m. Friday, July 1.

Merriam Park

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More than 70 firefighters worked on fighting a fire on the 1800 block of Carroll Avenue on July 3 that resulted in a fatality. Saint Paul Fire Department photo

Fire fatality—A man died from smoke inhalation as the result of a fire that started in the kitchen of a residence around 8:40 a.m. Sunday, July 3, on the 1800 block of Carroll Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. They searched for an occupant who was unaccounted for and pulled him out, but his injuries were too severe for him to survive. A cat was also found deceased in the home. Two firefighters were injured at the scene, which drew more than 70 crew members. Heat from the fire caused damage to an adjacent home. Four other individuals were displaced as a result of the fire. Coordination for emergency relief was being made with the American Red Cross. This reportedly is the second fire fatality in Saint Paul in 2022.

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the1600 block of Laurel Avenue on July 3, and the 2100 block of Dayton Avenue and 2000 block of Lincoln Avenue on July 4.

Assault—A woman was reportedly assaulted on Marshall Avenue and Otis Street around 4:27 p.m. Monday, July 4.

 

Snelling-Hamline

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 100 block of North Snelling Avenue on Friday, July 1.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1400 block of Carroll Avenue on Monday, July 4.

Summit Hill

Burglary—A home break-in was reported on the 100 block of South Oxford Street on July 1-3.

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 700 block of Grand Avenue on Friday, July 1.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 700 block of Grand on Sunday, July 3.

Assault—A man reportedly was stabbed in the back with a knife on the 600 block of Grand Avenue around 12:26 p.m. Saturday, July 2. He was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

—A male suspect reportedly punched a clerk in the face, causing him to fall into a shelf, at Speedway, 925 Grand Ave., around 1:06 a.m. Tuesday, July 5.

Miscellaneous—Felony damage to property was reported on the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue on Monday, July 4.

Summit-University

Robbery—A woman said she was attacked by a man who slashed her arm with a pocketknife, pushed her to the ground and stole her purse around 10 p.m. Monday, June 27, on the 200 block of Marshall Avenue.

Assault—An assault was reported on the 700 block of Holly Avenue around 6:41 p.m. Monday, July 4.

West End

Robbery—A robbery at gunpoint was reported on West Seventh Street and Kellogg Boulevard around 2:04 a.m. Sunday, July 3.

Burglary—A home break-in was reported on Irvine Park near Ryan Avenue on Friday, July 1.

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 800 block of West Seventh Street on July 1, and the 300 block of Spring Street on July 4.

—Suspects reportedly stole gas and damaged a victim’s gas tank on Palace Avenue and Erie Street around 8:12 a.m. Friday, July 1. The fled in a dark-colored SUV with a small open trailer.

Arson—A trash can was reportedly set on fire with fireworks in the parking lot near Shepard Road and Eagle Parkway around 11:49 p.m. Sunday, July 3.

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