Oakdale Police Blotter: Man Hospitalized After Trying to Climb From Balcony
In other reports, a gym employee caught a man going through lockers and police helped get an extremely drunk man to detox.
A man was taken to the hospital Sunday, Feb. 19, after falling from a balcony in the 4100 block of Gershwin Avenue, according to an Oakdale Police Department report.
Police got an anonymous complaint around 3 a.m. that there was yelling coming from an apartment, the report says.
While police were on the scene, the 21-year-old man fell, according to the report. Two witnesses who were on the balcony said he was trying to climb down, and didn't intend injure himself, the report says. The report doesn’t state the balcony's height.
Police detected a strong smell of marijuana at the apartment, according to the report.
The following incidents were also reported to Oakdale police Feb. 17-19:
- Someone broke the lock off of a detached garage in the 4000 block of Geneva Avenue and rummaged through the building between 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 7 a.m. Feb. 17.
- Someone rummaged through an unlocked vehicle parked in a driveway in the 3500 block of Gentry Avenue between 9:30 p.m. Feb. 16 and 7:45 a.m. Feb. 17. The complainant was concerned that bills in his father’s name might have been taken. He was advised to call police if any fraudulent charges were found.
- An employee caught a man going through lockers at LA Fitness around 5 p.m. He had signed into the gym with a Minneapolis employee’s pass. The man left, and there was no known theft at the time of the report.
- A 20-year-old man fractured his ankle while jumping on the trampolines at Sky Zone. An ambulance transported him to Regions Hospital.
- Police responded to DeMori’s on a report of a man disturbing patrons. They found him outside on the ground. He was unable to stand up or provide personal information. He had vomited. His blood alcohol content registered at .344 in a preliminary breath test. He was transferred to Ramsey County detox.
- A two-place trailer was stolen from the front lot at White Glove Cleaning between 6 p.m. Feb. 17 and 6 a.m. the following day. The tongue had been locked down.
- A woman noticed scratches on her vehicle on Feb. 16 while it was in a parking lot in the 4000 block of Geneva Avenue. She said she suspected a neighbor she’d been feuding with.
- Someone stole a $50 toolbox and $100 worth of tools from an unattached garage in the 6900 block of 10th Street between 5 p.m. Feb. 17 and 7:30 a.m. the next day.
- An Oakdale resident reported that her daughter’s father called seven times and threatened to kill everyone in her house, steal his daughter and take her to Mexico. A domestic abuse no contact order was in place, and the man had an active warrant for domestic assault at the time.
- A woman reported that while leaving Rainbow Foods, she saw a man in the driver’s seat area of her vehicle. She confronted the man, who walked away and denied being in the vehicle. Police talked to the man, who denied any involvement. The woman said a $40 pair of sunglasses was missing. It was not recovered.
- Someone used gold spray paint to damage the window of a vehicle in the 500 block of Glenbrook Avenue between 6:30 and 9:45 p.m. The property damage estimate was $400.
- Someone spray painted a line of brown paint across the trunk and rear bumper of a vehicle parked overnight in a lot in the 300 block of Geneva Avenue. The property damage estimate was $200.
- Someone broke the driver’s side window out of a vehicle parked at Carmike Cinema and stole a $5 radar detector. The property damage estimate was $400.
The above items are taken from the Oakdale Police Department. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Incidents are listed in the order in which they were reported, not necessarily the order in which they occurred.