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Oakdale Police Blotter: Arrestee Won't Stop Banging His Head

In other reports, a man allegedly threatened two women with a knife, and an 11-year-old boy learned a lesson.

Police arrested a 20-year-old Oakdale man around noon Saturday, March 3, who was a suspect in an aggravated robbery, according to an Oakdale Police Department report.

While officers were handcuffing the man—in an apartment in the in the 1300 block of Gentry Avenue—he purposely hit his head on the wall, the report says.

He continued hitting his head en route to the jail—ramming the squad car divider and window several times, according to the report.

No injuries were reported.

The following incidents were also reported to Oakdale police March 2-3:

March 2:

  • A Forest Lake man reported that his checkbook was stolen on Feb. 28 and that one of the checks was used at to buy $298 worth of items.
  • A sergeant from the Minnesota National Guard requested help retrieving equipment worth $3,000 from an Oakdale man who went AWOL last October.

March 3:

  • Police notified Washington County Social Services after learning that an Oakdale man left his 15-month-old baby home alone for about 15 minutes while picking his girlfriend up from work.
  • A 22-year-old woman reported that her brother-in-law was intoxicated and grabbed her neck with one hand. She felt like she might pass out during the incident, which took place in the 6400 block of 11th Street. She didn’t have any sign of injury and didn’t want to pursue charges. The man, a 25-year-old from Oakdale, was arrested for domestic assault.
  • Two women reported that a man threatened them with a knife in the 6400 block of 11th Street. One woman said the man was threatening to kill her and the other woman while pointing knives at their throats and faces. The other woman refused to cooperate with the investigation. The man was arrested on pending charges of terroristic threats, second-degree assault and domestic assault.
  • A loss prevention employee at Menards reported seeing two men steal a $249 wireless surveillance camera from the shelf and leave the store without paying for it. One of the men fled. The other man denied taking the item. He was cited and released. The man who fled has a Washington County warrant.
  • A resident in the 6200 block of 50th Street reported that footprints in the snow led to his garage door and to two different neighbors’ garages. No criminal activity was found.
  • Someone stole a $200 subwoofer, $15 CD case and about 40 CDs from an unlocked vehicle parked in the 6200 block of 50th Street between 1 and 6:30 a.m.
  • A 19-year-old St. Paul man was arrested after a loss prevention employee at reported that he cut a knife, jewelry and sunglasses out of their packaging using a box cutter, concealed them in his coat and left the store without paying for them. He was not carrying identification and initially gave officers the wrong name. He was arrested on pending charges of theft and giving false information to police.
  • An Oakdale woman reported that her 24-year-old granddaughter went on a two-day alcohol and drug binge, and smashed someone’s windows out. The granddaughter said she thought there would be retaliation to the woman’s home or vehicle. Her granddaughter agreed to leave for the night at her request.
  • A resident in the 6800 block of 14th Street reported that her 21-year-old grandson was dragging his girlfriend throughout the house. The alleged victim reported that he had grabbed her from behind, wrapped both arms around her and carried her into the home, pinning her to the bed and refusing to let her go. She had no visible injuries and declined medical attention. The man admitted to grabbing and carrying the woman, however, he said he didn’t intend to harm her. He was arrested and cited for domestic assault.
  • A Hugo man reported that his 1997 Honda Accord—worth $1,500—was stolen from the parking lot between 8:30 and 11 p.m. The vehicle was left unlocked, and the man had the keys in his possession.
  • A resident in the 1600 block of Granada Avenue reported that she saw an 11-year-old neighbor run from her door after food was thrown on it. The boy said his friends threw the food. The boy’s mom had him clean up the mess.

The above items are taken from the . 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.

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