The following criminal incidents were compiled from Saint Paul and Mendota Heights police department reports and other sources gathered between May 11-15.

Highland Park

Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1000 block of Bowdoin Street on May 9-10.

—A vehicle was reported stolen at the Cleveland Hi-Rise, 899 S. Cleveland Ave., during the evening of May 11-12.

—Two men, ages 31 and 40, were arrested for possession of stolen property after they were seen exiting a stolen vehicle on Macalester Street and Scheffer Avenue around 7:30 a.m. Friday, May 12.

—A trailer was reported stolen on the 600 block of South Cleveland Avenue between 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, May 12.

Assault—A 29-year-old man was arrested for felony assault after he reportedly punched a woman in the face at the Sibley Manor Apartments, 1363 W. Maynard Drive, around 10 p.m. Saturday, May 13.

Miscellaneous—A 57-year-old man was cited for driving after revocation of his license after he reportedly drove into a tree on the 600 block of South Lexington Parkway around 1:05 p.m. Sunday, May 14. He was being treated at the hospital for serious injuries.


Theft—A 38-year-old woman was cited for trespassing and trying to steal more than $500 in items from the Midway Target at 6:26 p.m. Friday, May 12.

Assault—A 48-year-old woman was arrested for punching a man in the eye at Lexington Commons, 375 N. Lexington Pkwy., around 7:14 p.m. Friday, May 12.

Weapons—A 19-year-old man was arrested for possession of a gun by a felon and an outstanding assault warrant after he was pulled over on I-94 and Lexington Parkway around 6:14 p.m. Thursday, May 11.

Miscellaneous—A 24-year-old man was arrested for DWI and felony drug possession in the Noodles & Company lot, 470 N. Hamline Ave., around 7:35 p.m. Thursday, May 11.

—A group of teenagers reportedly were jumping on top of a Saint Paul Fire Department vehicle in the Midway Target parking lot around 7:56 p.m. Sunday, May 14. An 18-year-old was arrested for disorderly conduct, obstructing the legal process and rioting. He also had a warrant for fleeing police.


Theft—Catalytic converters were reported stolen from vehicles on the 1200 block of James Avenue on May 5-8, the 1400 block of Osceola Avenue on May 8-9, the 1700 block of Juliet Avenue and the 100 block of South Snelling Avenue on May 9, on Grand and Prior avenues on May 9-10, and the 1800 block of Stanford Avenue on May 10.

—A running vehicle was reported stolen on the 2100 block of Sargent Avenue at 8:44 a.m. Sunday, May 14. The suspect reportedly stole items from the victim’s purse and then parked the vehicle in an alley.

Weapons—Gunfire was reported on the 1900 block of Princeton Avenue around 3:17 a.m. Friday, May 12.

Mendota Heights

Burglary—Equipment was reported damaged during a break-in of a building on the 900 block of Highway 13 around 5:51 a.m. Tuesday, May 9.

Theft—Mail theft was reported on the 1000 block of Downing Street and the 700 block of South Plaza Way during the afternoon of May 5, and the 1000 block of Highway 13 the afternoon of May 9.

—Items were reported stolen from a vehicle on the 700 block of Pontiac Place during the evening of May 7-8.

—A vehicle with a firearm inside was reported stolen on the 2200 block of Apache Street around 6:14 a.m. Monday, May 8.

Weapons—A man was arrested for DWI and having a gun with no serial number after being pulled over for speeding on the Mendota Bridge around 2:37 a.m. Friday, May 5.

Merriam Park

Theft—The catalytic converter was reported stolen from a vehicle on Marshall Avenue and Otis Street on May 10-11.

—Vehicles were reported stolen on the 1700 block of Carroll Avenue on May 11, and the 1600 block of Dayton Avenue on May 12.

Weapons—Maintenance staff reportedly found a gun hidden in a common area of a property on the 300 block of North Fairview Avenue around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 10. The gun had been stolen out of Edina.


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Theft—A laptop computer was reported stolen from a vehicle on the 1400 block of Ashland Avenue around 2:48 p.m. Friday, May 8.

—A vehicle was reported stolen at Crosstown Auto, 1440 Marshall Ave., between 1:30-8:22 p.m. Friday, May 12.

—A 22-year-old man was arrested for shoplifting and trespassing at the Holiday Station, 1345 Marshall Ave., at 4:06 a.m. Friday, May 12.

—A purse-snatching was reported near Yum! Kitchen and Bakery, 164 N. Snelling Ave., around 8:08 a.m. Sunday, May 14.

Summit Hill

Theft—A man and a woman reportedly saw a male suspect inside their vehicle and were able to chase him away around 2:39 p.m. Saturday, May 13, on the 500 block of Summit Avenue. The suspect got into a black BMW and fled the area. He reportedly was wearing black pants, red shoes and a black hoodie with a yellow design on the back.

Weapons—Gunfire was reported on the 700 block of Linwood Avenue around 9:36 p.m. Saturday, May 13.


Theft—A theft valued at more than $1,000 was reported at the former archdiocese office building at 226 Summit Ave. between 3:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, May 12.

Assault—A 43-year-old woman was arrested for assault after officers responded to a fight and saw her sitting on top of a victim striking her face on the 200 block of Marshall Avenue around 9:58 p.m. Saturday, April 29.

West End

Burglary—A burglary was reported at the Alvera Apartments, 337 W. Seventh St., around 5:41 p.m. Thursday, May 11.

Theft—Vehicles were reported stolen at Len’s Automotive Services at 1419 W. Seventh St. on May 5-9, on Exchange and Chestnut streets on May 11, and the 1500 block of West Seventh Street on May 12.

—Items valued at more than $1,000 were reported stolen at the Highland Nursery, 1742 W. Seventh St., around 10 p.m. Friday, May 12.

Miscellaneous—Officers were stopped by concerned citizens who observed a naked man on West Seventh and Chestnut streets around 5:58 p.m. Thursday, May 11. A 56-year-old man was cited for indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, fleeing police and possession of drug paraphernalia.

—A 38-year-old man was arrested for giving false information to police and a warrant for a weapons offense after he was found sleeping in a vehicle on the 1700 block of Adrian Street at 4:44 p.m. Friday, May 12.

—A 30-year-old man was arrested for DWI, leaving the scene of an accident, felony damage to property and felony drug possession after he reportedly drove into the chain-link fence at Burger Moe’s on Chestnut and West Seventh streets around 5:47 p.m. Saturday, May 13.


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