Roseville Police Monthly Summary

A highlight of the more notable cases, statistics and community engagement

JULY 2019


CN: 19020613 Shots Fired

Date/Time: 07-02-2019 | 9:50 a.m.
Location: 400 Block of Terrace Drive

Officer Reski took a report from a resident who stated that he had heard several gunshots the prior night. He reported that he observed a white SUV parked nearby at 8:00 A.M. and noted the license plate. Officer Reski ran the plate and determined the vehicle was stolen in St. Paul the previous day. Officers canvassed the neighborhood for the stolen vehicle and spoke with several neighbors who reported hearing the gunshots, and observing the vehicle. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle until later in the day. (See next summary). Detective Lowther followed up on this case by speaking with residents who had security cameras. One of them provided him with audio and video footage, which showed a person walking past their house then shortly after six shots can be heard, a pause, a single shot, another pause, and then another single shot. Officers located one unspent cartridge and two shell casings adjacent to a nearby walking path. 

CN: 19020643 Motor Vehicle Theft 

Date/Time: 07-02-2019 | 3:40 p.m.
Location: 400 Block of Judith Avenue

Officer Reski returned to the area of the previous report of shots fired and suspected stolen vehicle. While she was speaking with a resident, she observed a white SUV traveling towards her and as it passed, she noticed the plate was the same from the previous call. She alerted dispatch and other officers that the stolen vehicle had just passed by her squad car. As she turned her squad around to follow, the vehicle then accelerated quickly and turned. She located the vehicle on the next block unoccupied. Nearby residents alerted Officer Reski of a male suspect who fled from the white SUV and entered a house. Officer Reski observed a small child sitting on the front steps and then shortly after, a male exited the home. Officer Reski determined that this male was not the suspect, but the male told officers the suspect was inside the home. The suspect refused to exit the home. Officers set up a perimeter and began speaking with family members of the suspect in an attempt to get their help to encourage him to come out. Eventually, with the help of the suspect’s family and probation officer, he exited the home and was taken into custody without incident. One juvenile male from St. Paul was arrested for felony possession of a stolen vehicle.

CN: 19021396 Assist Other Agency/Shooting 

Date/Time: 07-09-2019 | 2:00 p.m.
Location: Rice and Larpenteur (Lamplighter Lounge)

Officer Chang was on patrol when he heard 6 to 7 gunshots coming from the parking lot of the Lamplighter. He observed a large crowd of people running away in different directions and one male fall to the ground. As he approached the male, the male got up and into a nearby car and sped off. He radioed the vehicle information. Officer Chang was then flagged down by two women yelling that their friend had been shot. He located a female with a gunshot wound to her lower back. He requested medics. The females identified the males in the fleeing vehicle as the suspects in the shooting. Officers learned a male with a gunshot wound had been dropped off at Regions Hospital. The registered owner of the fleeing vehicle also owns a vehicle that was possibly involved in a 2017 shooting. The case was handed over to St. Paul Police. 


CN: 19022729 Possession of a Stolen Firearm 

Date/Time: 07-19-2019 | 10:26 p.m.
Location: Rosedale Center, 1595 Hwy 36

Rosedale Security requested officers' assistance with two males who were seen using narcotics. Officers responded and located the two males, who had bloodshot eyes, were very lethargic, and were avoiding eye contact, and sitting near the entrance to the mall. Officers asked the males to stand up. When officers told them they were going to do a safety sweep for weapons one of the males became uncooperative and swung his body towards officers. He was trying to pull his arms away and reach towards a small bag he had attached to his chest. Eventually officers located a loaded handgun and drug paraphernalia in the bag. Officers ran the serial number on the gun and learned it had been reported stolen in Chicago. They also determined that this male was a convicted felon and therefore ineligible to be in possession of a firearm. The male stated he had purchased the gun from a guy in Minneapolis. The second male was very cooperative and stated he had just gotten out of prison and did not want to go back. He stated that he knew the other male had a gun and told officers he knew he used it to rob people. One adult male from Blaine was arrested for possession of stolen property and felon in possession of a weapon. One adult male from Coon Rapids was released.

CN: 19023716 Aggravated Robbery/Narcotics

Date/Time: 07-27-2019 | 11:26 p.m.
Location: 2800 block of Rice Street

Officers were dispatched to an armed robbery. Several men armed with handguns had robbed and assaulted a couple inside their apartment. The suspects had fled and a friend of the victims was following the suspect vehicle. Officers responded to the apartment and immediately took over communicating with the person following the suspects to update officers of the locations. St. Anthony and Ramsey County Deputies located the suspect vehicle, which then tried to flee but was stopped with a PIT maneuver (Pursuit Intervention Technique). All suspects were taken into custody. Officers located several firearms and narcotics inside the vehicle. In speaking with the victims, officers determined the male victim sells small amounts of marijuana from his apartment. He met the suspects on Snapchat and invited them over. Once there, the suspects pulled guns on the victims and began tearing through their belongings. At one point one of the suspects pistol-whipped the male victim. The victims were able to identify the suspects. Officers located a total of 84.6 grams of mushrooms, 27 grams of marijuana, 18 squares of LSD/acid, 41 Alprazolam pills, 220 Xanax pills, $2,922 cash and three loaded handguns. Two juvenile males from Saint Francis and Minneapolis, along with two adult males from Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center, were arrested for aggravated robbery and felony violation of controlled substance law.


CN: 19022527 Assault

Date/Time: 07-18-2019 | 8:45 a.m.

Roseville police were dispatched to a hit and run at a plumbing company. A short time later, a complainant arrived at the police department wishing to report an assault. Investigators linked the two incidents and interviewed the parties involved. The complainant had scheduled an appointment with the plumbers at 0800 on the 18th. The plumbers arrived a half an hour ahead of the appointment time. The complainant, upset that the plumbers were early, told them to leave and return at 0800. When the plumbers did not return, the complainant drove to the company’s location and found the two plumbers. One plumber approached the vehicle to speak with the complainant. The complainant put his vehicle in drive and struck the plumber hard enough to knock him down. The complainant then began backing away from the building. The second plumber then approached the complainant’s vehicle and hopped into the driver’s side window in an attempt to get the complainant out of the truck. The complainant latched onto the plumber’s arm and accelerated away for approximately 50 feet with the plumber hanging out the window causing several abrasions to the plumber’s extremities. The two plumbing employees were transported to a nearby hospital to receive medical treatment. The complainant was arrested and charged in custody with two counts of second degree assault.

CN: 19022986 Hit and Run

Date/Time: 07-22-2019 | 2:00 a.m.

Roseville police were dispatched to the 2500 block of Cleveland Avenue on a male and female arguing. Officers located a male lying in the southbound traffic lane of Cleveland Avenue with multiple life-threatening injuries resulting from being struck by a vehicle. Officers immediately provided emergency medical assistance; however, the male was pronounced dead at the scene. Officers located a female a few blocks away who said she and her boyfriend had been arguing and she walked away to calm down. A semi-driver reported he was northbound on Cleveland Avenue when he saw the male lying in the southbound lane of Cleveland Avenue, near Oakcrest Avenue. He saw an SUV approaching southbound on Cleveland, so he honked his horn and flashed his lights to try to alert the other driver; however, the SUV ran over the male. The driver of the SUV initially stopped, but fled the scene without identifying himself as officers provided emergency medical care to the victim. Through surveillance video and witness statements, investigators located the SUV, a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe, at a nearby motel. A witness staying in the same motel room as the driver confirmed that Daniel Alexander Jennings struck someone with his vehicle the night prior. Jennings spoke with detectives on the phone and he admitted running something over in the area of Cleveland and Oakcrest on his way home from work. He stopped and learned from witnesses that he had struck a person. Jennings admitted leaving the scene as officers arrived and were providing emergency medical care to the victim. Jennings was charged out of custody with felony traffic collision failure to stop-injury or death. Jennings was recently located in Ohio and will be extradited back to Minnesota to face charges.


CN: 18040081
IMPACT Officers executed two cell phone search warrants reference an ongoing human trafficking case.

CN: 19018668
IMPACT Officer executed four cell phone search warrants reference an occupied home burglary.

CN: 19018874
Det. Toran executed a search warrant for US Bank surveillance video reference a scam/fraud case of an elderly female.

CN 19021263
Det. Toran executed a search warrant on a vehicle reference an identity theft case.


More statistical data is available on our website:

Adult Arrests

This chart represents the adult arrests and their reported addresses for felony, gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor crimes this month.

*Ramsey and Hennepin County statistics do not include St. Paul and Minneapolis arrests.

Cases Assigned

This table represents the cases each member of the Detectives Unit was assigned during the month.

Service Calls

This table shows selected calls for service the Roseville Police Department responded to during the month. It is not inclusive of all calls for service.


Roseville, MN - Part 1 and Part 2 UCR Data; Crimes by Month


Roseville Police Department utilizes the assistance of volunteers in our everyday course of work. The Reserve Unit are uniformed civilians who drive a marked squad and assist officers by directing traffic when needed, transporting prisoners, etc. The Roseville Police Citizen Park Patrol enlists the help of several residents to patrol our parks daily helping to deter crime and pass out information to park visitors. We also have a steady stream of student interns who are helping us out by running errands for investigations, assisting with paperwork for administration, analyzing statistical data and so much more. The 2017 value of volunteer time in MN is $27.58 per hour. That is a value of $8,384.00 this month.

Reserves and Park Patrol are actual hours. Interns are an estimate of hours.


The Roseville Police Department strives to have the highest trained officers and staff possible. Each month our Officers and Staff attend countless hours of training on a variety of subjects. Training attended this month:

  • Less Than Pursuit Driving
  • IACP Women's Leadership Institute
  • Report Writing for Law Enforcement
  • The Internet: Investigations and Intelligence
  • Gangs and the Transnational Threat--Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs


July 17: Deputy Chief Erika Scheider, Financial Crimes/Fraud Detective Juan Toran, and Community Relations Coordinator Corey Yunke presented ID Theft, Fraud, and Scam Prevention at the Roseville Masonic Center. 

July 26-27: RPD participated in another #MNcopsVRA or Minnesota Virtual Ride-along, where select incidents are tweeted in real-time. The purpose is to provide a glimpse of the incidents as one may see if they were in the passenger seat of a Roseville and other local Minnesota law enforcement agencies’ Squad Car.  Follow the department on Twitter @RosevilleMN_PD to be included in the next #MNcopsVRA

July 29: Lt. Scott Williams presented ID Theft, Fraud, and Scam Prevention to the residents at the Cherrywood at 2680 Lexington Ave

Phone Returned
Det. Toran and Investigative Aide Rachel Thrasher with one of Best Buy's most popular employees.

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