Theft An unknown suspect stole $917 of merchandise from Kohls, 7990 Hardwood Ave., April 13. A homeowner in the 8000 block of Hornell Avenue reported an attempted theft April 13 after an unknown suspect took mail from the mailbox and tried to cash a check. The suspect was not able to cash the check and fled a bank in Minneapolis before police could arrive. A 27-year-old Hastings woman was cited on suspicion of shoplifting at $5 Tan, 7145 East Point Douglas Road, April 18.
A 17-year-old Cottage Grove male was reportedly given a juvenile cited for possession of marijuana and prescription drugs March 29. A juvenile Cottage Grove female at Cottage Grove Middle School, 9775 Indian Blvd., was referred to the Youth Service Bureau for reportedly using an electronic-cigarette April 11. Theft A 16-year-old juvenile male and a 13-year-old juvenile male were given juvenile citations for theft Feb. 16 on Hinton Avenue.
A 43-year-old Newport man is suspected of having stolen a used water heater from the victim's residence Feb. 15. A surveillance video shows the man pulling a pickup truck up to the house and loading the heater into the truck bed. Loss: $200-300. SuperAmerica, 1624 Hastings Ave., reported a $20 gas drive-off Feb. 18. Drunken driving A 35-year-old South St. Paul man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving near Hastings Avenue and 70th Street Feb. 17. A preliminary breathalyzer test showed a blood alcohol level of 0.166.
A resident in the 9700 block of Heath Avenue reported an unknown male came to his door and told him he needed access to the house to get to the backyard and measure a shed March 13. The man said he was with the city, but city officials confirmed they did not send him. Burglary Burger King, 8481 East Point Douglas Road, reported a burglary March 15. Unknown suspects broke the entrance door and stole several hundred dollars in cash.
East Side Auto, 805 Main St., reported a vehicle that was likely stolen sometime in the last month. Loss: $9,500.
p>In the 7100 block of Hidden Valley Trail, an unknown person entered a vehicle in the driveway and stole a cordless drill, change and a garage door opener Feb. 15. Using the door opener, the person went into the garage and took a spare set of keys for another vehicle that was in the garage. Loss: $175. A 29-year-old Cottage Grove man was cited for theft after stealing $104 of gas from BP, 8490 East Point Douglas Road, across three days. On Feb. 10, 12 and 14 he drove off without paying for the gas.
A pickup truck with an attached plow was stolen from the C&B Enterprises lot, 100 Seventh Ave., Jan. 26. There were $5,000 worth of accessories in the vehicle when it was stolen. Alliance Auto, 2030 Hastings Ave., reported a vehicle missing off their lot Jan. 29. The office door was found open, with no signs of forced entry, and several keys were missing.
Two Cottage Grove Middle School students are receiving in-school consequences after reports of harassment Feb. 1. Domestic assault Bobbie Ray Powell, 56, of Cottage Grove, is facing charges for two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault after he pushed an adult woman and juvenile male Feb. 1 in the 7500 block of 85th Street. The victims had scratches and small cuts.
A 38-year-old Cottage Grove man had his jacket containing wallet, keys and credit cards stolen at Park Place Bar, 200 Broadway Ave., Feb. 3. Loss: $230. A BMX bike was stolen from a garage in the 1300 block of Marshall Avenue Feb. 2. Loss: $200. A car was stolen from East Side Auto, 805 Main St., Feb. 1. The theft is under investigation, and police are examining video footage. Fire The St. Paul Park Fire Department assisted on a fire call at the St. Paul Park refinery Jan. 31. The fire was put out and cleared.
A 46-year-old St. Paul Park man was cited for shoplifting at Menards, 9000 East Point Douglas Road, Jan. 23. John O'Neil Thordson, 33, of Ramsey, is facing charges after he was found shoplifting Jan. 28 at Target, 8655 East Point Douglas. He was also in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. John Haugland, 28, with no permanent address, is facing charges after being arrested for a warrant and shoplifting at Holiday, 6921 Pine Arbor Drive. Drugs