The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between January 26-30.

Highland Park

Theft—Items valued at more than $500 were reported stolen from several vehicles at the Highland Arena, 800 S. Snelling Ave., between 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, January 25.

—A 31-year-old man with multiple warrants was arrested for theft and trespassing at Lunds & Byerlys, 2170 Ford Pkwy., around 1:02 p.m. Thursday, January 26.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on Inner Drive and on the 900 block of Saint Paul Avenue on January 26.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 2200 block of Bayard Avenue on January 27.

Assault—A woman was taken to the hospital for injuries received during an assault with a dangerous weapon in an apartment on the 1900 block of Ford Parkway around 8 p.m. Thursday, January 26.

Arson—Arson was reported on the 2100 block of Scheffer Avenue around 8:47 a.m. Saturday, January 28.


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Miscellaneous—A driver reportedly slid on ice and struck a male pedestrian and his dog on Scheffer Avenue and Roy Street around 6:09 p.m. Sunday, January 29. The male was not transported, but the dog was taken to a veterinary clinic.


Theft—A pick-pocketing loss of more than $500 was reported near Aldi, 1134 University Ave., between 3:10-6:20 p.m. Tuesday, January 24.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle at Central High School on January 26.

—A 27-year-old man was arrested for trying to steal more than $500 in items and fleeing police at the Midway Target around 12:18 p.m. Thursday, January 26. The suspect also had multiple outstanding warrants.

Miscellaneous—A pedestrian was reportedly struck by a vehicle near University Avenue and Dunlap Street around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26.


Burglary—Police responded to Grand Avenue and Wheeler Street around 8:54 p.m. Monday, January 16, to recover bicycles from a burglary that occurred on the 1700 block of Lincoln Avenue.

—A burglary was reported on the 400 block of South Lexington Parkway around 7:59 p.m. Thursday, January 26.

—Money was reported stolen from an apartment on Albert Street and Grand Avenue on Saturday, January 28.

Theft—A running vehicle was reported stolen on Randolph and Hamline avenues around 11:06 a.m. Sunday, January 29.

Mendota Heights

Miscellaneous—A highly intoxicated female was taken to the hospital from the 1700 block of Victoria Road around 6:35 p.m. Sunday, January 22.

Merriam Park

Theft—Items valued at more than $1,000 were reported stolen from a building on the 1500 block of Marshall Avenue around 7:55 p.m. Friday, January 27.

—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 500 block of Desnoyer Avenue on January 26-27.


Robbery—A suspect reportedly reached through the drive-up window and grabbed $800 from the register at the Midway McDonald’s, 1570 University Ave., around 8:26 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, before running away. A perimeter search with a K9 unit could not locate the suspect.

—A suspect demanded money from the register at gunpoint during a robbery of Speedway, 56 N. Snelling Ave., around 10:48 a.m. Friday, January 27.

Summit Hill

Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 300 block of Ramsey Street between 3:44-4:16 p.m. Thursday, January 26.

—A purse-snatching was reported near the Red Rabbit, 788 Grand Ave., around 8 p.m. Thursday, January 26.


Assault—A woman said a suspect grabbed her shoulder and tried to forcefully kiss her on the lips at Sweeney’s Saloon, 96 N. Dale St., around 2:55 p.m. Saturday, January 28.

Weapons—Gunfire was reported on the 800 block of Hague Avenue around 1:18 a.m. Thursday, January 26.

West End

Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 1000 block of Montreal Avenue on January 24-25, and on Exchange and Walnut streets on January 26.

—Wooden pallets were reported stolen from the Highland Nursery, 1742 W. Seventh St., around 10 a.m. Friday, January 27.

—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 300 block of Chestnut Street on January 28-29.

Assault—A 36-year-old man was arrested for felony assault with a dangerous weapon on the 500 block of Michigan Street during the evening of January 25-26.

Weapons—An automatic weapon was recovered from a vehicle, along with a large amount of suspected fentanyl, after police attempted a traffic stop on Clinton Street and Jefferson Avenue around 7:29 p.m. Thursday, January 26. The speeding suspects ran a stop sign, struck a vehicle in the intersection and then ran away. Another automatic firearm was recovered in the back yard of a nearby residence.

Miscellaneous—A suspect reportedly kicked in the window of T-Mobile, 666 W. Seventh St., around 3:22 p.m. Thursday, January 26.


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