Mendota Heights PD Blotter: Missing Package, Found Yorkie

All information is taken from the Mendota Heights Police Department incident summaries.

All information is taken from the Mendota Heights Police Department incident summaries.

May 30

A suspect whose vehicle and identity could not be identified stole gas from the .

An elderly woman was confused, disoriented and hearing voices. Her adult son came and stayed with her. The case was forwarded to Dakota County Social Services for follow-up.

Police were dispatched to aid a vehicle in a ditch off Dodd Road. An ambulance and tow truck also arrived to assist with the injuries and vehicle.

While conducting a mandatory compliance check, police discovered a employee selling alcohol to an underage person. The case was forwarded for formal charging for the employee and civil penalties for the business.

May 29

Members of the softball team witnessed a hit and run in the parking lot of . The accident caused moderate damage to the front bumper of a parked vehicle. School surveillance cameras recorded the act and the driver has been contacted and cited for leaving the scene of an accident, driving after license revocation and driving without insurance.

After a gas drive-off at the Holiday Stationstore, police were unable to locate the vehicle or the number for the vehicle’s registered owner. A letter was mailed and the case is pending follow-up from the owner.

May 28

A man, claiming to be the victim of a recent robbery in Minneapolis, told police that the suspect might be staying at the Mendota Heights Motel. The man knew the suspect’s name. The suspect’s status was checked and sent to the city attorney for possible charges.

Homeowners returned to their residence on the 1300 block of Medora Road after a weeklong absence and discovered their glass door had been shattered and their personal items stolen.

Police were able to locate the suspect and vehicle of a gas drive-off at Holiday Stationstore. A citation was issued.

May 27

A man reported that the front and rear passenger side window of his vehicle had been broken while sitting unattended in a parking lot on the 1400 block of Highway 13. Nothing was stolen.

A man reported that his vehicle window was broken and items were stolen from it while it was parked in an underground garage on the 700 block of Main Street.

A vehicle was stopped on the 1200 block of Mendota Heights Road for speeding and expired tabs. The driver was sober, but her underage sister had been drinking and had an alcohol container in the car. Both were cited and released to their parents.

A man and woman, both of whom were under the age of 21 and under the influence of alcohol, were cited for underage drinking and released.

The windows were broken out of a vehicle at the and items were taken from inside the vehicle. This incident may be related to similar thefts occurring in a neighboring jurisdiction.

Police responded to a vehicle break in at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The suspect shattered the driver’s rear window and took a blue duffel bag full of clothes, a black bag full of books and a Canon digital camera. There are no suspects.

A victim discovered that their car had been broken into overnight at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The suspect smashed the passenger side rear window and stole a GPS unit, DVD carphones and a cooler. There are no suspects.

May 26

A complaint was filed that a school bus failed to stop for another school bus that had its red lights flashing and stop arm extended. District 197 is carrying out an internal investigation.

A driver was stopped on Interstate 35 for erratic driving. The driver smelled of alcohol and refused sobriety tests. They were arrested, complained of medical issues and were transported to the hospital. Once at the hospital, the driver consulted with their attorney and submitted to a blood test. The driver was left at the hospital for medical treatment. Lab results from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are pending. The driver’s vehicle was impounded and their medications have been placed into evidence.

A suspect pumped $37.08 of gas at the Holiday Stationstore and made no attempt to pay. They were issued a citation for theft.

May 25

A suspect vehicle in a forced entry burglary was stopped. All parties were arrested.

A small Yorkie dog with no tags was found on the 1000 block of Chippewa Avenue and impounded by Four Paws Animal Control.

May 24

A daughter called for a welfare check on her mother, who had been drinking nonstop for the past several days. The suspect became irate, yelling and screaming at family members. Obviously intoxicated, the suspect was transported to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

Police assisted State Patrol on an occupied stall on Highway 13. The driver admitted to driving, was obviously impaired and had a blood alcohol concentration of .12. He was cited with a 2nd degree DUI.

Following reports of a possible residential burglary in progress on the 600 block of Ivy Falls Avenue, police arrived at the residence and confirmed the burglary. Suspects were located and arrested and their vehicle was seized. The investigation is ongoing.

A package for UPS was stolen off the front steps of a residence on the 100 block of Stonebridge Road.

Police responded to an unknown medical alarm at the 2500 block of Lockwood Drive. They were unable to gain access, kicked the door in and transported a woman to the hospital.

A son interfered with his mother’s 911 call. He was arrested and transported to Dakota County Jail.

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