Roseville Police Monthly Summary

A highlight of the more notable cases, statistics and community engagement



Public Safety does not always involve a crime. Many of our calls for service are related to checking on one’s welfare or their level of safety and risk; both to themselves and to others.

Here are a few statistics from October that are related to Public Safety, but don’t necessarily have a criminal element to the call:

72 - Calls to check the welfare of another - aka “Welfare Check.” 
27 - Calls classified as Person in Crisis (in addition to the Welfare Checks).
9 - Calls involving a Suicide in Progress.
3 - Calls involving a Drug Overdose.
2 - Calls involved the victim wanting to die “Suicide by Cop.” 
7 - Calls referenced to one person dealing with mental illness (assigned to our new Community Case Worker).
3 - Calls referenced to one person dealing with severe alcoholism. One call involved a
     .bac level of over .4; or 5 times the legal limit to drive a vehicle. (No vehicle involved in
      any of the calls).


CN: 19031134 Flee Police on Foot

Date/Time: 10-05-2019 | 8:00 p.m.
Location: Snelling Avenue and Larpenteur Avenue

Dispatch received multiple calls on a drunk driver and advised officers the vehicle was driving in the wrong lane and Officer Ehnstrom arrived in the area and located the vehicle. He witnessed the vehicle swerving between the lanes. He activated his emergency lights and the vehicle failed to pull over. He followed the vehicle as it entered the entrance ramp to Hwy 10 where it abruptly stopped in the middle of the lane, the reverse lights came on briefly and then it parked. Officer Ehnstrom exited his vehicle and ordered the driver to turn off the vehicle and he ignored him. Assisting squads arrived and the driver sped off at a high rate of speed. Eventually officers lost sight of the vehicle and terminated the pursuit. Shortly after, Fridley officer notified Roseville of a vehicle on fire nearby; the vehicle had driven through a fence and struck two large fuel trucks. Officers responded and identified the vehicle as the one they attempted to stop. Fire arrived to put out the fire and discovered the driver must have fled the vehicle on foot. The driver was apprehended by Ramsey County Deputies at a nearby gas station and was transported to the hospital for medical treatment. One adult male from St. Paul was arrested for Felony Flee Police in a Motor Vehicle.

Glock 22 - 40 S&W

CN: 19033280 Flee Police

Date/Time: 10-27-2019 | 9:48 9.m.
Location: Cleveland Avenue and Twin Lakes Parkway

Officer Christensen attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations, the suspect vehicle accelerated and made several evasive turns. Officers Christensen terminated the pursuit for safety concerns and continued to follow the vehicle from a distance. The vehicle entered Hwy 36 and Officer Christensen began pursuing the vehicle. The suspect abruptly drove through the ditch at a high rate of speed, through a fence and into an alley between the Key Inn and India Palace. Other officers in the area located the suspects as they fled on foot into the hotel. Eventually both a male and female were taken into custody. Officers learned the male driver had fled because he had felony warrants for his arrest. He was also in possession of methamphetamine and a loaded firearm. The female he was with has an active domestic violence order against him. Officers located multiple fraudulent credit cards and checks inside the vehicle as well. One female from St. Paul was released. One adult male from Oak Park Heights was arrested for Felony Flee Police, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Obstruct Legal Process and multiple other pending charges.

CN: 19033667 Robbery

Date/Time: 10-31-2019 | 7:49 p.m.
Location: North McCarrons Bouleard and Giesmann Steet

Officers were dispatched to a robbery with a gun that had just occurred. Upon arrival officers learned a group of juveniles were approached by five juvenile males. One of the suspects displayed a black handgun. The juveniles were physically assaulted and threatened. The suspects took the bags of candy and attempted to steal a cell phone. The suspects then fled the scene. No suspects were apprehended.


CN: 17026984 – Homicide Update

On September 23, 2017, Roseville officers responded to a shooting on the 1400 block of Terrace Dr. Officers located the victim lying on the ground in front of an apartment complex, suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers attempted lifesaving measures, but the victim was pronounced deceased at the scene. Perry Williams III was indicted by a Ramsey County Grand Jury on 10/30/19 for his involvement in the homicide of Dondi Nalls. Williams’s location was discovered by Roseville Detectives on 10/31/19 and he was arrested in Oakdale that same day. Williams was charged with crime for gang benefit aiding and abetting first degree premeditated murder, aiding and abetting first degree premeditated murder, crime for gang benefit aiding and abetting second degree intentional murder, and aiding and abetting second degree intentional murder. This remains an active investigation.

CN: 19030333/19030370/19030375/19030401/
        19030608/19030644/19030726 – Burglary Update

Last month we reported that there were multiple crimes of burglaries and thefts committed in a close proximity and short span of time in the second district of Roseville. The female, originally located and arrested by Ramsey County Deputies, has been identified. Through investigative work by Detective Sgt. Engh and IMPACT officers, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office has formally charged the suspect with five counts of Felony Second Degree Burglary, one count of Felony Theft, and one count of Felony Mail Theft.

CN: 17026984 – Robbery/Threat of Violence 

On October 16, 2019, at 10:37 a.m., Roseville squads were dispatched to the BP gas station on Fairview Avenue for a robbery that had just occurred. Employees reported that a male suspect had stolen cigars. When confronted he pulled a knife out and threatened the employee with it. Through investigation by patrol officers and detectives it was determined the suspect was staying at a local motel. Investigators set up surveillance to watch the motel room and eventually alerted patrol officers when the suspect left the motel. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The knife used in the incident was located on the suspect. The suspect has been formally charged with one count of First Degree Felony Aggravated Robbery and one count of Felony Threats of Violence. 


CN: 19030324
Det. Toran authored a search warrant for a cell phone reference an ongoing fraud investigation.

CN: 19033280
Det. Toran authored a search warrant for a DNA sample reference an ongoing weapons investigation.


Roseville, MN - Part 1 and Part 2 UCR Data; Crimes by Month

Adult Arrests
This chart represents the adult arrests and their reported addresses for felony, gross misdemeanor, and misdemeanor crimes this month. *Ramsey and Hennepin County statistics do not include St. Paul and Minneapolis arrests
Cases Assigned
Investigative case load October 2019.
Volunteer Hours
Total Department Volunteer Hours for September 2019. The 2017 value of volunteer time in MN is $27.58 per hour. That is a value of $2,813 this month. 
Service Calls
This table shows selected calls for service the Roseville Police Department responded to during October 2019. It is not inclusive of all calls for service.


The Roseville Police Department strives to have the highest trained officers and staff possible. Each month our Officers and Staff attend many hours of training on a variety of subjects. Training attended this month:

  • 2019 Joint MN Organized Retail Crime Association & International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators Annual Training and Conference
  • Tri-County Training: Eden Prairie Home Invasion
  • BCA Leaders Conference
  • Active Shooter: Lt. Brian Murphy and the Tikh Temple Shooting
  • Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigator Conference
  • Trust and Legitimacy
  • Latent Prints Basic Field Processing
  • Advanced Financial Crimes
  • Off-Duty/Secondary Firearms Qualification
  • Peer Support
  • Battered Person Syndrome: Dynamics, Controversy, and Legal Issues
  • Advanced School Resource Officer Training


10/2: National Coffee with a Cop Day. You may have caught Chief Rick Mathwig, Deputy Chief Erika Scheider, and Patrol Lt. Joe Adams at the entrance of Target on the first Wednesday of October, also known as National Coffee with a Cop Day. Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity for Police Officers and the community to chat. No agendas or presentations, just a chance to voice concerns and get to know the officers who work hard to keep Roseville safe.

Coffee with a Cop
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10/15: Brimhall Elementary Students Tour Roseville Police Department. Each year, RPD gives several tours to students. Community Service Officer Talia Kindom did a wonderful job showing 4 groups of students (100 total) a bit of what happens at the PD and how some of our tech works. Still, our stainless steel toilets in our cells rank as one of the most interesting things at the PD.

Brimhall Students
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Brimhall Students3

10/16: Crime Prevention Discussion / Perimeter Survey at Bona Venture Condos. Community Relations Coordinator Yunke met with approximately 20 residents of 3090 Lexington in regards to a burglary of items in the underground garage of a multi-unit building. 

10/17: Ramsey County Story Time. 1 – 2 times per year, Roseville Officers are the special guests at Ramsey County Library’s story time. Afterward, we let the kids (and parents) check out our squad cars. 
10/25: Ofc. Won Chau gave an informal presentation to a packed house at the Karen Organization of Minnesota. Ofc. Chau routinely speaks with some of our newer Roseville residents about driving laws, pedestrian safety, and what to expect when pulled over for a traffic stop. (see pic)

Officer Chau at KOM

10/26: Sgt. Pitzl quickly coordinated a Gently Used Halloween Costume and Winter Gear drive at Roseville PD in partnership with Ramsey County SWAT. Not a bad haul for a small suburban department.

Winter Gear

10/28: ID Theft, Fraud, and Scam Prevention at Applewood Pointe. Lt. Scott Williams and Fraud and Forgery Detective Juan Toran discussed how to prevent the many scams we’re seeing in Roseville to the residents of Applewood Pointe. RPD has increased these presentations due to the evolving nature of fraudulent scams.

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