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Oakdale Police Blotter: Ex-Boyfriend Helps Himself to Checkbook

In other reports, a woman has a unique explanation for marijuana smell, and a neighbor complains of kids hitting hockey pucks across the street

An Oakdale woman reported that her ex-boyfriend took more than $2,000 out of her checking account during a three-week stay at her home, according to an Oakdale Police Department report.

The woman discovered on Jan. 13 that he had taken a check out of her checkbook and written to himself for $2,165, according to the report. He then forged her signature and cashed the check at a bank in Eagan, the report says.

She closed her bank account, and the case has been forwarded to the Washington County Attorney for formal charges, the report says.

The following incidents were also reported to Oakdale police Jan. 13-18:

Jan. 13:

  • A complainant saw a suspect conceal glove liners, gloves, snow spikes and candy with a total value of $48 and try to leave without paying for the items. The suspect was interviewed by police, and said they did not remember how the thefts occurred. They were cited and released.
  • A resident in the 1600 block of Granada Avenue reported that between 5 p.m. Jan. 5 and 2 p.m. the next day someone entered his garage and stole a tool box filled with tools, a drill, a Sawzall, a circular saw, an air compressor a propane torch kit and a charbroil grill with a tank. The resident had left his overhead garage door open.
  • Police stopped at an apartment building in the 4100 block of Geneva Avenue after someone reported that a strong smell of marijuana was coming from one of the units. When the tenant opened the door of the apartment, police also smelled it. The tenant told police she had been in the bathroom “pooping” and denied that anyone had been smoking marijuana in the apartment.
  • A blue wallet containing $120 cash, a debit card, a $25 gift card and a driver’s license was stolen between 8:15 a.m. and 12:50 p.m. at . The wallet was in the complainant’s back pocket, however he said it might have fallen out.
  • Two cars had to be towed after they collided at the intersection of Interstate 94 and 10th Street, but no one was injured. A driver heading west on 10th Street failed to yield while turning left onto southbound Interstate 694 and struck the passenger side of a car heading east on 10th Street. The driver was cited for a right of way violation.

Jan. 14:

  • Police responded to the 5300 block of Helena Road for a loud music complaint and found that music from the garage was rattling a car parked on the street, and could be heard down the street. Officers tried to make contact with the people inside the home for more than 15 minutes, and were eventually able to contact someone who lives there by phone. She said her son was at the home with a friend. The son and another male were later seen looking out of windows and making gestures at the officers. A citation was mailed to the son.
  • Someone scratched expletives into the driver’s side door of a car parked in the 6000 block of Ninth Street causing about $300 damage. The complainant reports no problems with anyone in the neighborhood.

Jan. 15:

  • The driver’s side window of a car parked in the 4800 block of Hillvale Avenue was smashed and a purse was stolen from the back seat of the vehicle between midnight and 4 a.m. The purse contained a wallet, driver’s license, debit card and $20 cash.
  • An Oakdale resident reported that a woman showed up at her residence reporting that she had been assaulted during an argument with her boyfriend. She had slapped him in the face, and then he punched her in the side of the head, she said. She had a visible injury. The victim refused to provide a formal statement, and the suspect would not answer the door when police went to the home.
  • The front passenger side window of a car parked at was broken out and a backpack containing cards, checks, a driver’s license and a cell phone was taken. The total loss was $640 and the damage estimate is $200.
  • A resident in the 6500 block of Seventh Street reported that children playing on an ice rink built by their neighbors were shooting hockey pucks across the street. A parent of the children said the kids were told to put up netting when shooting pucks on the street side of the rink.

Jan. 17:

  • A landlord at an apartment building in the 900 block of Greenway Avenue inspected an empty garage and found a truck inside. He called the truck’s owner and found that the vehicle had been stolen. The Woodbury Police Department had recorded the theft on Dec. 22.
  • A credit card was stolen from a locked locker at between Jan. 9 and 12. The card had been removed from the man’s wallet, and nothing else was taken. There was no damage to the lock or locker. About $1,000 worth of purchases were made with the card in Minneapolis and Bloomington.
  • A cell phone was stolen from the gym at between 1:50 and 2:43 p.m. Jan. 13.

Jan. 18:

  • A man was arrested for domestic assault after allegedly punching a woman in the head several times and dragging her by the hair down a hallway at a home in the 7500 block of Fifth Street. He also allegedly took the woman’s cell and home phones and left after she said she was going to call the police. The woman had scrapes on her elbows from being dragged and red marks on her left shoulder and cheek.

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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