The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between January 31-February 1.

Highland Park

Burglary—Suspects stole both cash drawers after breaking into Cecil’s Restaurant, 651 S. Cleveland Ave., between 7:32-8:37 a.m. Monday, January 30.

Theft—Thefts from vehicles were reported at Hidden Falls Park on January 29, and Crosby Farm Park on January 30.

—A man reported a theft of more than $1,000 near Panera, 2056 Ford Pkwy., around 7:35 p.m. Monday, January 30.

—A vehicle was reported stolen on the 1900 block of Montreal Avenue on January 30.

Assault—A felony assault was reported at the BP Station, 2526 W. Seventh St., around 1:01 a.m. Friday, January 13.


Theft—A 27-year-old woman was arrested for trying to steal more than $500 in items from the Midway Target around 12:18 p.m. Thursday, January 26. She also was cited with trying to flee police and having multiple outstanding warrants.


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—Two catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 400 block of North Lexington Parkway on January 30.


Burglary—A home break-in was reported on the 300 block of Woodlawn Avenue around 11:04 p.m. Monday, January 30.

—A resident confronted a burglar who broke into the back door of his home on the 1900 block of Summit Avenue around 1:58 p.m. Tuesday, January 31. The suspect was described as a white male, around 5-foot-7, slender build, short gray hair, and wearing a blue winter coat. He was carrying a bag across his chest and appeared unkept. Police unsuccessfully tried to track the suspect with a K-9 unit.

Theft—A trailer was reported stolen on the 1700 block of Stanford Avenue between 2:53-4:13 p.m. Monday, January 30.

Miscellaneous—Felony damage to property was reported on the 1200 block of Saint Clair Avenue between 1-6 a.m. Thursday, January 26.

Merriam Park

Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 300 block of North Wilder Street on January 29.

—A U-Haul trailer was reported stolen from the parking lot at Auto Tech, 461 N. Wilder St., around 9:51 a.m. Tuesday, January 31.


Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 150 block of University Avenue on January 30.

Summit Hill

Theft—A vehicle was reported stolen on Saint Albans Street and Grand Avenue on January 30.


Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 100 block of Kent Street on January 28.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 300 block of Selby Avenue on January 30, and on Mackubin Street and Marshall Avenue on January 31.

Assault—A fight was reported at the Rondo Library, 461 N. Dale St., around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 31. Upon police arrival, the fighting parties were separated and the scene was declared safe. Only minor injuries were reported.

West End

Theft—Items valued at more than $1,000 were reported stolen from a vehicle on Kellogg Boulevard and West Seventh Street around 10:30-11:35 p.m. Thursday, January 26.

Assault—An assault with a dangerous weapon and felony damage to property were reported at Journeys Secondary School, 90 S. Western Ave., around 9 a.m. Tuesday, January 31.


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