CN: 19011362 – Firearm
Date/Time: 04-13-2019 | 1:46 p.m.
Location: Caribou Coffee (2111 Snelling Ave.)
Officers were dispatched to the business on a report of a burglary in progress. Officers entered from the backside of the business and found a male and a female crouched down in the hallway. The couple appeared startled by the officers. They told officers they were just charging a phone to call for a ride. Other officers had encountered a male in the front area of the business who appeared to be under the influence of a narcotic(s) and told officers the man in the back had a gun so they approached and told the man he was under arrest. They placed the male in handcuffs as the female attempted to grab a backpack from the floor. Officers advised her to stop and she complied. Officers located drug paraphernalia and a handgun in the bag. One adult male from Columbia Heights was arrested for Felon in Possession of a Handgun.
CN: 19011327 and 19011356 – Burglary
Date/Time: 04-13-2019 | 5:42 a.m.
Location: 700 block of County Rd B and 1000 Block of S. Lovell Ln.
Officers were dispatched to a burglary of a garage. The homeowner awoke to his car alarm going off. When he went outside, he observed three suspects dressed in black running away. He told officers the garage door opener was missing from his vehicle and it appeared the suspects had used the opener to gain access to his garage and rifled through another vehicle and stole a set of keys. Officers located the suspects by tracking footprints in the snow and took two juvenile males and one adult male from Minneapolis into custody. Later that morning officers received another call of a possible burglary. Officers learned the homeowners had come home with friends late the night before and were in the basement when it is likely these same suspects entered their unlocked vehicle in the driveway and used the garage door opener to gain entrance to their attached garage and ultimately to the home. One of the suspects told officers it is common knowledge in his neighborhood that Roseville residents do not lock their cars making them easy targets. No evidence was found on any of the three suspects and they were released.
CN: 19012091 – Disorderly Conduct
Date/Time: 04-19-2019 | 5:33 p.m.
Location: Rosedale Center
Officer Arneson was clearing a juvenile call at the Transit station when he observed a group of 10-15 juveniles get off a bus and head toward Big Bowl Restaurant. He then was updated by Mall Security they wished to have the group removed from the mall due to their behavior. The group started running through the mall, one suspect produced a metal baseball bat. The group matched the description of several “Somali Outlaw” gang members who have been frequenting the mall and causing problems. Officer Arneson called for backup. He approached the group and ordered them to leave. The group ignored him. Some of the group went to a vehicle parked nearby and asked the driver for a hockey stick. Officer Arneson aired the plate and learned it was a stolen vehicle as it sped off through the parking lot. Rosedale Security then aired they had another group of about 20 individuals fighting outside Von Maur. Several groups were running back and forth between AMC and the lower level. Several of the suspects were detained in the area, identified and then released. Officers were able to get the group to disperse with the majority of them taking the bus. It appears two groups had arrived with the intent to fight. The suspects were identified as juvenile males from St. Paul, Minneapolis, Champlin, and Fridley.
On 4/17/19, Officer Holtmeier was dispatched to the Apple store on two suspects in custody for theft. Loss prevention employees recognized two people who had been in another Apple store earlier in the day, making fraudulent returns. The pair approached employees and attempted to return fraudulent phones. Technicians opened the phones and realized both were tampered with. One adult male and one adult female from New Jersey were detained. Officers arrested them for felony theft. A subsequent search warrant of their rental vehicle, turned up 54 Apple iPhones with an estimated value of over $25,000. All phones were packaged and appeared to be ready to ship. Det. Engh was assigned this case for follow-up. Further investigation shows the pair traveled from New Jersey to Minnesota, stopping at multiple Apple stores along the way to make fraudulent returns. This case remains under investigation.