The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between October 12-13.
Theft—A male suspect reported stole more than $1,000 in eyeglasses at Pearle Vision, 2024 Ford Pkwy., around 11:44 a.m. Monday, October 11.
—A bicycle valued at more than $1,000 was reported stolen outside Walgreens, 2099 Ford Pkwy., between 12:25-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 11. The owner said he parked the bicycle at the store entrance and a male suspect grabbed it and rode away.
Miscellaneous—A man said his ex-girlfriend smashed his vehicle with a hammer on the 1600 block of Beechwood Avenue around 11:33 a.m. Tuesday, October 11.
Theft—A bicycle valued at more than $1,000 was reported stolen on the 1200 block of Selby Avenue around 1:31 p.m. Tuesday, October 11.
—Four juveniles were seen in a stolen van in the Midway Target parking lot around 10:41 a.m. Wednesday, October 12. They fled when police arrived, but one was caught and was released to his father pending a charge for tampering with a stolen vehicle.
Fire station open house—The Mendota Heights Fire Department will hold an open house from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, October 15, at the station, 2121 Dodd Road. Tour the fire station. Get up close to its emergency vehicles. Learn how to prevent fires and other hazards through interactive games and activities. Traverse the junior firefighter challenge course, and play fire safety bingo and Snuffer’s Grand Prize. Those who are interested in learning more about becoming a Mendota Heights Firefighter can get details and chat with a firefighter at the recruitment station.
Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1900 block of Marshall Avenue between 2 a.m.-3:56 p.m. Tuesday, October 11.
Miscellaneous—A victim said someone punctured a whole in her vehicle’s gas tank on the 1800 block of Feronia Avenue around 11:09 a.m. Tuesday, October 11.
Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1500 block of Ashland Avenue on October 10-11.
—A rear window was broken out, ignition was damaged and interlock camera reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1300 block of Marshall Avenue between 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, October 11.
Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 100 block of Farrington Street during the evening of October 11-2.
Burglary—Grand Stop Station, 236 Grand Ave., was broken into around 3:18 a.m. Wednesday, October 12.
Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 500 block of Michigan Street on October 11.
Assault—A 55-year-old woman was cited for assaulting a security guard at United Hospital around 9 p.m. Tuesday, October 11.
Weapons—A man said he was threatened by a male suspect carrying a gun around 3:49 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, on the 800 block of Otto Avenue. The suspect was wearing a mask and dressed in all black. He left the area on foot.
Miscellaneous—A stolen vehicle was recovered after being involved in a hit-and-run accident on the 800 block of Randolph Avenue around 10:34 p.m. Tuesday, October 11.
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