Girl Threatened, Walmart Scam, ‘Broken Heart’: 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 Feb. 28 and March 6 as provided by the Oakdale Police Department.

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Feb. 28

  • A man reported that he was receiving harassing phone calls and text messages from his estranged daughter. Police contacted the woman and told her to stop making contact with the man.
  • A woman reported that her 12-year-old daughter was threatened after she yelled at a man for driving his silver SUV too fast. The driver reportedly stopped his vehicle and told the girl he was going to kill her. The daughter then walked away and the vehicle drove off.  
  • A 15-year-old girl reportedly sent messages via a phone application to a girl stating she was “going to kill you like I killed Anna.” The girl said she was frightened by the message. Police were unable to make contact with the girl’s mother. Oakdale Police notified the Maplewood police department regarding any homicide case involving an “Anna.” 

March 1

  • A man reported that between Feb. 21 and Feb. 23 that someone had stolen his mail and three packages on the 7600 block of 16th Street. The packages were valued at $52.
  • A woman reported that that a female called her to tell her that she won a $200 gift card to Walmart. The woman refused to give the caller any information. The woman confirmed with Walmart that it was a scam.
  • Police responded to a report of an attempted burglary at the 4800 block of Granada Avenue. The complainant said that he was sleeping when he heard a loud bang at the front door. The complainant found that the inner doorframe was splintered and the door was cracked around the deadbolt. There were no suspects at the time of the report. 

March 2

  • A woman reported that someone entered her residence on the 4100 block of Gershwin Avenue and took seven of 10 knives from a boxed knife set. There was no forced entry and nothing else seemed to be missing.
  • Police responded to a report of a woman screaming that she had been assaulted on the 7600 block of 13th Street. The woman said that a man there had punched her after she hit him with her keys. There was a small cut on the woman’s nose and visible blood on her face. There is no relationship between the two and both refused to press charges. 

March 3

  • Police responded to a theft report at Fleet Farm. A 48-year-old man tried to leave the store with a fishing reel worth $45.
  • A woman reported that her baby’s father arrived at her home to do a custody exchange when he entered the building and allegedly punched her in the stomach. A witness confirmed the incident to police. The suspect has no permanent address and has an active warrant out for his arrest.
  • A man reported that he was receiving harassing calls. He said he received a voicemail from an Oakdale man saying, “I better not see you around, you broke my wife’s heart.” The complainant said he is no longer friend’s with the man’s wife and wants the man to stop contacting him. 
  • Police were dispatched to a burglary report on the 1500 block of Goodview Avenue. The complainant reported that someone broke through their front door and took two TVs, three laptops, bags of silver coins, a signed Adrian Peterson jersey, digital camera and jewelry. The items are valued together at more than $10,000. 
  • Police responded to a burglary report at the 6300 block of Gopher Boulevard. The suspect or suspects broke into the home and took several items, in addition to stealing the homeowner’s vehicle. 

March 6

  • Police responded to a domestic dispute at the 1500 block of Granada Avenue. A woman said she was having a verbal argument with her boyfriend when her 16-year-old son came into the room and hit her boyfriend with a glass cup. The woman said that the two men then began physically fighting. Both men refused to give statements regarding the incident.


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