Man in SUV Hits Boy on Bicycle, Then Leaves the Scene: Oakdale Police Blotter

Here is a selection of incidents the Oakdale Police Department responded to from Sept. 5 to Sept. 12.

Police responded to a hit-and-run incident involving a vehicle and bicycle on Hadley Avenue on Sept. 7.

The person filing the report said a red SUV hit a boy on his bicycle while he was crossing Hadley Avenue. The 14-year-old boy had minor injuries.

Officers tracked the vehicle registration to an 82-year-old man. During the police interview the man admitted to hitting the boy and said he left the scene when he saw the boy was all right. The man was cited for leaving the scene of a personal injury accident.

The following is a summary of additional incidents that occurred in Oakdale between Sept. 5 and Sept. 12 as provided by the Oakdale Police Department.

Sept. 5

  • Police responded to a harrassing communications report on the 1700 block of Helmo Avenue. A woman said a man called her home claiming to work for a tech company. The man told the woman to go on her computer so he coud check for any problems with her system. Upon asking questions about his services the man hung up the phone.
  • Police responded to suspicious activity on the 600 block of Grafton Avenue. A woman said a man came to her home and claimed to be a collection agent for Visa. The man requested her routing number for her Anchor Bank account. The woman did not provide the information. Police later checked with a bank employee who said the bank had not received any calls about the woman's account.
  • A 19-year-old man was cited for shoplifting a flambeau long honker goose flute from Fleet Farm. The theft value was $23.99.

Sept. 6

  • Police received a report from a woman calling from the 4900 block of Hamlet Avenue who claimed her fiance was threatening her with a knife. The woman said she was locked inside the bathroom while making the call. When police arrived at the residence they found no criminal activity. A woman and her children were asleep in the apartment. The woman said she had an ongoing dispute with her boyfriend's ex-girlfriend.

Sept. 7

  • Police responded to a grass fire at the 6600 block of Upper 28th Street. Police found a piece of clothing in the grass and it smelled heavily of gasoline. Police filed the incident as an arson.
  • A man on the 2700 block of Granite Avenue reported a burned piece of material in his backyard. There was a burned spot on the lawn about 1 foot by 2 feet. Police filed the incident as third degree arson.
  • A 21-year-old man was caught stealing a breakfast burrito from the Holiday Gas Station. During the interview with police, officers found a glass jar in the man's backpack containing marijuana.

Sept. 9

  • Police responded to a second degree burglary report on the 1200 block of Century Avenue. An unknown person entered the home through the window by prying off the screen. Items stolen were two laptops, cell phones and 20 DVDs. The total value was $4,240. 

Sept. 10

  • Police responded to a third degree burglary report on the 6900 block of 10th Street. Stolen items included a Playstation 3, tablet, videogames and a charger. 

Sept. 11

  • Police responded to a second degree burglary report on the 900 block of Gershwin Avenue. More than $6,600 worth of property was stolen from the residence. 

Sept. 12

  • Police responded to an incident on the 4100 block of Gershwin Avenue. A St. Paul man was banging on his girlfriend's door and trying to enter the residence. When police arrived the man was leaving the area because the woman had just pepper sprayed his face. The woman said the man kicked in her door and she immediately sprayed him with pepper spray to make him leave. The woman said the man did not threaten her during the incident. The man denied damaging the door. 


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