Arson, Restraining Order, Fast Food Break-In: Oakdale Police Blotter

Here is a selection of incidents recently responded to by the Oakdale Police Department.

The following is a summary of incidents that occurred in Oakdale between Jan. 30 and Feb. 4 as provided by the Oakdale Police Department.

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Jan. 30

  • Police responded to an assault report that allegedly occurred at a middle school. The complainant said that her 13-year-old son was scratched with a razor blade by another 13-year-old student. Her son also told police that the student with the razor blade stabbed another student.

Jan. 31

  • Police responded to a disturbance at LA Fitness. The complainant reported that a man was trying to check into the facility using his telephone number. The man did not have an ID and his account said to verify his ID. The man refused to leave until an LA Fitness employee called 911.
  • A 21-year-old man was caught trying to shoplift $47 worth of merchandise at Target. During an interview with police the man admitted to stealing approximately $200 worth of merchandise at a previous date. 
  • Police responded to a report of a vehicle in the ditch at the 5500 block of Geneva Avenue. The driver said he was going too fast and ended up in the ditch. The man only had an instructional permit and not a valid form of ID. He was cited for violation of his instructional permit.

Feb. 1

  • Police responded to a burglary report at the 2200 block of Heath Avenue. A woman reported that someone entered her home and stole a diamond ring worth $2,000. There were no signs of forced entry.
  • Police responded to a report of a woman trying to kill herself by starting her house on fire. When police arrived the smoke alarms were going off and they found a couch on fire upstairs. The woman was transported to Regions Hospital.

Feb. 2 

  • Police saw a man slumped over the steering wheel of his car at Super America. When police made contact with the man the officer saw a glass pipe in the man’s lap. The pipe had residue. The man was cited for drug paraphernalia. The man admitted to smoking marijuana about one hour ago. 

Feb. 4

  • Police saw that the front door of Quiznos Subs was shattered. No one was inside when police checked on the situation.
  • Police responded to a break-in at Espresso Donut Co. The complainant was plowing the snow when he saw there was damage to the front door. There was forced entry through the front door and side window. Police searched the area but found no suspects. 
  • Police responded to a report of a disturbing phone call. A church employee reported that a man called the church and was very upset and crying. The man reportedly said, “I want revenge. It will be big.” Police tracked down the man’s telephone number but were unable to make immediate contact. 
  • A man reported that his wife violated a restraining order when he called him three times within 24 hours. The complainant said he hung up the phone when he heard her voice and never spoke to the woman. The woman admitted to police that she made the phone calls. 


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