Stolen Gun, Toddler Abuse Report, Counterfeit Cash: Oakdale Police Blotter

Here is a selection of incidents the Oakdale Police Department responded to from Nov. 3 to Nov. 5.

The following is a summary of incidents that occurred in Oakdale between Nov. 3 and Nov. 5 as provided by the Oakdale Police Department.

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Nov. 3

  • Police responded to a call about a female shoplifter at Fleet Farm. The woman stole a pair of sunglasses and two toy cars with a total value of $23. The woman was cited and released.
  • Police were dispatched to Menards regarding a theft report. A young man in his late teens was seen leaving the store with a drill worth $299. Security footage showed the boy leave as a passenger in a vehicle. Police found the vehicle’s registration and sent a letter to the young man.
  • Police were dispatched to the 1300 block of Gentry Avenue regarding a report of three men smoking marijuana near the rear of a building in the area. Officers were unable to locate the men.

Nov. 4

  • Police responded to a theft report at the 2300 block of Hydram Avenue. Someone broke into the driver and passenger side rear windows of a vehicle and took a 20-gauge shotgun and backpack of hunting gear. The complainant said there was no ammo in the shotgun but there was ammo in the backpack.
  • Police were dispatched to the 7400 block of Upper 24th Street on a theft report. Someone smashed the rear left window of a Chevy Silverado and took a Sony Playstation 3, a stereo, Playstation games, controllers and cables. The theft value was more than $1,000.
  • Police responded to a domestic assault report on the 2400 block of Homestead Avenue. A girl said that her father was breaking items in the home while arguing with her mother. The mother said that her husband punched her in the right arm and pushed her against a wall. The man was gone upon officers’ arrival. There were no visible signs of injury.

Nov. 5

  • Police were dispatched to the 7100 block of 17th Street regarding a report of possible child abuse. The complainant said a boy came to school and said his father had punched his twin 2-year-old brother eight to nine times the night before. The complainant said that the child walked to school. Police made contact with the father who denied striking the children, but did admit to yelling and throwing things. There were no signs of physical abuse. The officer notified Washington County social services.
  • Police received a report about counterfeit cash used at Twin Cities Pawn. The complainant said the suspect had used $360 in counterfeit currency to buy a 46-inch Sanyo TV. The complainant said he contacted the woman who paid with the counterfeit money, but the woman has not returned any phone calls.
  • Police responded to a burglary report on the 5600 block of Hadley Avenue. Someone entered the apartment and took $300 cash and a digital camera from the office. There were no signs of forced entry.


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