CN: 19008708 Weapons
Date/Time: 03-21-2019 | 3:22 a.m.
Location: Snelling Avenue & County Road C2
Officer Christensen was on routine patrol when he observed a vehicle without plates, and a cracked windshield. He turned to follow the vehicle and lost sight as the vehicle made quick evasive movements into a nearby parking lot. Officer Christensen turned into the lot and observed the same vehicle now parked and the driver was jogging away. He put his light on the driver and ordered him to stop. He immediately recognized the driver from numerous contacts. He knows the man frequently has outstanding felony warrants, no driver’s license, has been in possession of firearms, has admitted to using narcotics, and has an active restraining order against him by a person who lives nearby. Assisting officers arrived and they took the suspect into custody. Upon searching the vehicle, officers located a gun case containing ammunition on the passenger side floor and a loaded Mac-11 pistol near the driver’s seat. During the investigation, the protected party of the restraining order arrived on scene and officers asked her to leave the area. One adult male from Minneapolis was arrested for outstanding warrants, and GM ineligible person in possession of a handgun.
Date/Time: 03-30-2019 | 2:10 a.m.
CN: 19009822 Recovered Stolen Vehicle
Location: Norwood Inn (2401 Prior Avenue)
Officer Christensen ran the plates of a vehicle in the parking lot which came back as a stolen vehicle. He called for backup. Officers arrived and ordered the two occupants out of the vehicle. The suspects repeatedly refused to follow commands but were ultimately taken into custody. The driver of the vehicle was determined to have prior convictions for auto theft. Officers learned the vehicle had been taken from Faribault, MN, less than 24 hours prior to this incident. The suspects were uncooperative and refused to answer questions. One adult male from Robbinsdale and one adult male with no permanent address were arrested for Felony Receiving Stolen Property, Fail to Obey Lawful Order, Obstructing, and Motor Vehicle Tampering.
Date/Time: 03-31-2019 | 3:47 p.m.
CN: 19009986 Recovered Stolen Vehicle
Location: Norwood Inn (2401 Fairview Avenue) and Motel 6 (2300 Cleveland Avenue)
Officer Toran received a message from Dispatch regarding a plate he had recently run. Dispatch now had information that the vehicle had just been reported stolen from St. Louis Park. Officer Toran returned to the Norwood Inn where he had last seen the vehicle. As he approached the area, he observed this same vehicle exiting the Motel 6 parking lot. He called for backup as he followed the vehicle towards Hwy 36. Backup arrived and they attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver looked at officers and instead tried to enter onto Hwy 36. Officer Toran performed a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) on the vehicle causing it to stop. Officers took both suspects into custody. One adult male from Redwood Falls was arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Failure to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, Failure to Obey a Lawful Order, and Driving after Revocation. One adult female from Minneapolis was arrested for Tampering with Motor Vehicle.
CN: 19007894 Missing Person
On 3/13/19, Officer Gray took a phone call report of a missing person. A male party called to report his wife missing from a local hotel. Officer Olson traveled to the hotel to check the welfare of the female, while Officer Gray, and Det. Lowther and Baker continued to follow up with the caller. He stated they had traveled here from Georgia for a job training. After eating at a restaurant, his wife stated she wasn’t feeling well and he assumed she left to go back to the hotel. After returning to the hotel, he noticed she wasn’t there. He eventually fell asleep and in the morning decided to report her missing. While detectives worked on interviews and reviewed surveillance videos, Chief Mathwig assisted in traveling to Vadnais Heights to follow up on a phone call lead. Detectives then learned that the missing party may have gone to a homeless shelter. Chief Mathwig located the missing female at Dorothy Day in St Paul. She stated she just wanted to go back to Georgia. She was provided with a bus ticket and dropped off at the bus depot.