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KFC Employee, Customer and Customer's Son Get Into Argument in Parking Lot: Oakdale Police Blotter

Oakdale Police Department calls from Nov. 18-24.

The following information was obtained from recent Oakdale Police reports.

Nov 18

A medical call in the 6700 block of Gretchen Lane North. Officers arrived to find a man with labored breathing, who had a pulse. The Oakdale Fire Department took him to Regions Hospital. Someone at the home said the man took "marijuana candy" earlier in the night, which "may have contributed to the medical issue."

Someone took a catalytic converter from a Toyota truck at Freemans Custom Cabinets.

A disorderly conduct call at Kentucky Fried Chicken. A person said an employee threatened to "beat my son's ass" after the son swore at the employee in the parking lot. The parent was "belligerent and argumentative with the officer" and did not want to provide a recorded statement. The employee said he was playing with the boy and did not intend to harm him. The officer told him not to say those kinds of things to children. The store manager said he thought the employee was only "playing around" and everyone involved was yelling and swearing.

A person living in the 6900 block of 10th Street North said there was a disturbance in the neighboring apartment. An officer talked to the resident of the neighboring apartment, who said they were having a "verbal dispute with juvenile daughter over daughter's homework." There was no assault and they declined help from Red Cross Crisis.

Nov. 19

Someone reported a suspected puppy mill in the 2000 block of Geneva Avenue North. An officer visited the location and found three adult dogs and five puppies. The owner said she is selling the puppies. The officer confirmed that.

Someone reported that in August 2013 someone unscrewed a cover to the city water shut-off in their yard in the 3700 block of Geneva Avenue North. The water department later replaced the cover.

A Tartan High School hall monitor called to say a 17-year-old boy was at the school at a time he is not allowed to be there. He is allowed on campus from 2:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., so he can catch a bus and leave campus. He was on school property at 3:35 p.m. There was a previous trespassing notice on file from Feb. 25, 2013. The officer will send a citation to the boy for trespassing. On Nov. 20, the boy was again at school. An officer found him off school property. The boy denied being at the school. The officer served him a trespass form that says he cannot be at the school after 3 p.m. Video showed the boy on campus at 3:09 p.m. He will receive a citation for trespassing.

A man came to the Oakdale Police Department and said he is "fed up" with conditions at Rubicon Group Home. He said staff members beat him and inject him with drugs while he sleeps. The officer brought the man back to Rubicon and did not find anything to back up the man's claims. The man will talk to his legal guardian "to voice concerns and work on finding new residency." There are seven reports in 2013 of his making these kinds of complaints. The case was referred to Washington County Social Services.

Someone reported a woman was feeding birds in the 600 block of Grange Avenue North. The woman said she has thrown food on the ground in the past and her neighbor's dogs eat it. The officer told her there is an ordinance that says you cannot throw food on the ground. The woman "said she was unaware of the ordinance and demanded a copy." The officer gave her a warning and will mail her a copy of the ordinance.

A 31-year-old St. Paul woman was arrested for taking $17.83 in merchandise from Mills Fleet Farm. She had no state ID and is in the country illegally. She was booked in the Washington County Jail and was cited for theft.

Nov. 20

A man reported that his gold Ford F150 was taken from the 1000 block of Hadley Avenue North. He said his spare keys were missing from his apartment. He thinks his son took the truck, because the day before he asked to borrow it. The man found a cell phone about a foot from where the vehicle was located. When the officer called the son, the cell phone found on the ground rang. The officer put the phone into evidence and reported the missing truck.

A woman in the 3600 block of Gershwin Lane North said she received a check from Links Financial Incorporated for $4,250. The company asked her to send a $3,850 processing fee to them. She knew it was a scam and reported it to police.

A woman said someone used gas cards she had purchased at Holiday (North). She realized she left the gas cards at Holiday and when she called the number on the cards she discovered someone had used them for a total of $30. The store manager said an employee used the cards after they were left behind. The store will reimburse the money to the woman.

Someone dumped three mattresses in the southwest corner of a parking lot at the Oakdale Par 3 Golf Course. Public Works will remove them.

A man said he applied for a loan through Cashnet. Someone called to tell him he qualified for a $10,000 loan. He "got a Green Dot card for $300 and gave the info to the caller." He realized it was a scam when the caller asked for an additional $450. 

A 25-year-old White Bear Lake man was cited for shoplifting a $79.99 Carhartt jacket from Mills Fleet Farm. The man refused to speak to an officer. The loss prevention officer signed a citizen's arrest. The man was cited and released.

A person said two adult males tried to remove a fuel can from his trailer between 5:45 p.m. and 5:40 p.m. They left in a white car. The license plate the person reported did not match the description of the car.

A person said someone was stomping on the floor above her in the 1200 block of Gentry Avenue North. An officer contacted the resident above her, who said "the noise was most likely her child, but was not louder than normal." She said her child was going to sleep and they would "keep the complaint in mind for the future."

A 24-year-old Maplewood man was arrested for burglary and domestic assault at Riley's Pub & Grill. He also had a Dakota County felony probation warrant. An officer took the man to Super America in Woodbury and turned him over to West St. Paul police.

Nov. 21

Between 9:10 a.m. and 9:16 a.m., an officer at Tartan High School saw one person punch another on the right side of her face. The officer issued a citation for fifth-degree assault. The officer interviewed both people involved and took a picture of the abrasion on the victim's cheek.

The owner of Gold & Check reported a fraudulent check. A man came into the business at 4:19 p.m. Nov. 18 and cashed a $910.20 check written on a  Capital Lien Account. The check was stolen in St. Paul. 

A woman was driving south on Hadley Avenue North, slid on the road and hit a light pole in the 1900 block. She was not injured and Public Works was notified that the pole was broken.

A man was driving north on Hadley Avenue North, couldn't stop, swerved to avoid another vehicle and truck a light pole near 15th Street North.

Nov. 23

An officer stopped a vehicle in the 6900 block of 10th Street North. The vehicle was traveling east in the westbound lanes and then cut into an apartment complex parking lot. The driver did not have an ID, but gave officers a name. He did not match the physical description of that person, but it appeared to be an alias for a man with a Ramsey County felony warrant for felony assault. An officer confirmed the man with the warrant was the driver. The officer arrested the man and took him to the Washington County Jail. The vehicle was released to the registered owner, who was at the scene.

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