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Nude Man Running, Polished Thief, Popcorn Pitching: Oakdale Police Blotter

Selected calls to the Oakdale Police Department from March 21-27.

Nude Man Running, Polished Thief, Popcorn Pitching: Oakdale Police Blotter

The following information was obtained from recent police reports.

March 21

An Oakdale woman came to the Police Department to report that friends of her ex-boyfriend had been sending her harassing text messages and she was afraid they may “jump” her. He has also shown up where she works and caused problems. She did not want to press charges, though police encouraged her to do so and gave her an order-for-protection form.

A resident at the 6200 block of 13th Street North called police after two people were pounding on the door of the home. Officers arrived and learned it was a dispute over a Nintendo DS. Police advised those involved that it was a civil matter and the two men left without further incident.

After investigating a report that a White Bear Lake man had put a $329 drill in a $79 drill’s box at Mills Fleet Farm and paid the $79, police found needles and methamphetamine in the his possession. He was booked pending formal charges.

The Oakdale Fire Department extinguished a dryer fire at the 7200 block of 17th Street.

Police were called about a disturbance at 7100 block of 46th Street North, and found a man disoriented and unresponsive. While trying to take him into custody for a psychological evaluation, the man disrobed and fled, nude, from the home. He ran for several blocks despite officers’ commands to stop. He was eventually secured and transported to Regions Hospital for the evaluation.

March 22

Police were called about someone yelling and trying to push his way into a home at the 2700 block of Granite Avenue. Officers found two men at the scene—one resisted arrest and another was cited for marijuana possession.

A concerned citizen called police about a 22-year-old woman who was passed out and might not be breathing at Demori's. Officers arrived and found that she was breathing but extremely intoxicated. Her father came to get her.

A resident at the 6500 block of 40th Street reported that some of his mail had been stolen.

March 23

Police were called about people hitting one another in a car driving along 10th Street. Officers pulled the vehicle over and the driver was arrested on suspicion of DWI.

Two groups of men got into an argument at Riley’s Pub and Grill, and one man left and came back and shouted: “I have a weapon and I’m not afraid to use it.” All parties were gone by the time police arrived and no weapon was seen.

A patron at Carmike Cinemas called police about someone throwing popcorn at another person during a movie because one of them was on a cell phone. They were all gone by the time police arrived.

A resident at the 4200 block of Hallmark Avenue reported that a baseball bag with more than $800 of equipment inside had been stolen from his vehicle. He wasn’t sure whether the car was locked.

A resident at the 4600 block of Hayward Road reported that his tires had been slashed.

March 24

Police were called about a large fight in a parking lot at the 4100 block of Gershwin Avenue. Officers found hair weaves and fake fingernails on the ground, and spoke to those involved. They said they came there to settle a Facebook dispute. No medical attention was required, and a loud group in a unit at the apartment was told to keep it down.

Police were called to JW’s Bierstube after a man—who was upset with the service and disputed items on the tab—refused to pay his bill. He eventually paid and left in a cab.

March 26

A woman came to the Police Department to report that her boyfriend had assaulted her. She had bruises on her arms and legs and above her right eye. She reported that he had punched her and pushed her around, and she wished to pursue criminal charges. The man was expected to be charged with domestic assault.

The caretaker at an apartment building at the 6200 block of 10th Street talked to a resident there about parking issues, and the man told the caretaker to stop knocking on his door or he would “kick his ass.” Police advised the man to work with building management on the problem.

A Walgreens worker called police to report that a woman had stolen approximately 100 bottles of nail polish.

March 27

Authorities responded to a home at the 1100 block of Hadley Avenue on a report of smoke. Officials determined it was from burned food.

Police were called about people loitering near garages at the 5600 block of Hadley Avenue North. Officers arrived and ran checks on three people, one of whom had a warrant out for his arrest. He was taken into custody.

Officers were called about a dead opossum along Seventh Street. It turned out to be a raccoon, which was disposed of at Public Works.

A resident at the 6100 block of 43rd Street North called police about people playing baseball in the street. The caller was concerned because a tennis ball had hit her house (there was no damage). Officers made contact with a man who was playing ball with his kids, and he told police he would move the game elsewhere.

Following a complaint, police advised a resident at the 4100 block of Gershwin Avenue North of the city’s burning policies.

A man was cited for stealing three fishing lures from Mills Fleet Farm.


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