Roseville Police Monthly Summary

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



CN: 19034865 Suicide in Progress 

Date/Time: 11-13-2019 | 8:16 p.m.
Location: Walmart; 1960 Twin Lakes Parkway

Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call from a male who stated that he was feeling suicidal, had a knife, and was inside Walmart at the back of the store.  Officers were familiar with the man from numerous contacts where he has asked officers to shoot him.  Officers located the man and Officer Dickens began speaking with him as other officers provided cover and kept bystanders safely away.  The man said he was caught off guard by how fast officers responded and that did not allow him enough time to prepare himself.  He said he had planned to wave the knife around to get officers to shoot him.  Officer Dickens used his training to de-escalate the intense situation and was able to calm the man down.  Officer Dickens eventually convinced the suicidal male to go to the hospital for help with his suicidal ideations.  

With the exception of our newest officers sworn in 01/29/2019, all Roseville Officers have completed at least 40 Hours of Training on Crisis Intervention (2 days more than required in Minnesota). The new officers will complete their training as soon as courses open up. 
In House CIT with new recruits.

Recruits (now Officers) Duxbury & Walker practicing De-escalation & Crisis Intervention with Det. Lowther (acting in crisis) during our in-house New Hire Training Academy.

CN: 19035692 & 19036246 Aggravated Robbery

Roseville officers responded to two incidents of aggravated robbery in November that occurred at the same location and are believed to be committed by the same suspect. 

On November 22nd at 8:50 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a suspicious male in the caller’s backyard, the caller later reports that she can hear someone yelling for help.  Officers arrived and located the victim behind the caller’s fence.  It was quickly discovered that the male was a victim of an aggravated robbery.  He had been pistol whipped, shot in the arm, and had items stolen from him.  Detectives responded to the scene of the crime, obtained a search warrant and searched the residence where the crime had been committed, locating what is believed to be the weapon used in the crime. A vehicle involved in the crime was also located. Detectives executed a search warrant on the vehicle locating items of interest. The victim was rushed to the hospital and suffered non-life threatening injuries.  One person was arrested in connection with this incident. This case remains under investigation.

On November 28th at 5:02 p.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a male who showed up at the caller’s residence bleeding from his face and asking for the police to be called.  When officers arrived the victim told them he had been assaulted and robbed by a male who had a gun at the same location as the previous robbery.  The suspect stole the victim’s vehicle, which was later recovered by the St. Paul Police Department.  Detectives executed a search warrant on the recovered stolen vehicle locating items of interest.  The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No arrests have been made regarding this incident.  This case remains under investigation.

CN: 19034744 Aiding an Offender

Date/Time: 11-14-2019 | 1:55 p.m.
Location: Dale St. & Roselawn Ave.

On November 12th at 1:55 p.m., IMPACT officers were conducting a traffic detail.  During the traffic detail, they saw a male driving near the intersection of Dale St. & Roselawn Ave. who is known to officers to have a revoked driver’s license.  In fact, the male driver had been pulled over earlier the same day by the same officer and issued a citation for driving after revocation and was warned that if he was caught driving while revoked again he would be arrested.  Roseville Officers initiated a traffic stop and identified the driver.  The driver was advised that he was under arrest. In order to have the vehicle towed, Roseville Officers conducted an inventory search of the vehicle.  While searching the vehicle, he found a female hiding in the trunk.  The female was identified and found to be wanted for multiple felony warrants including Felony Fleeing a Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle which occurred in September in the city of Roseville.  The male driver was arrested and charged with Felony Aiding an Offender to Avoid Arrest. The female was arrested for her outstanding felony warrants.

Who said chivalry was dead?

CN: 19034045 Robbery 

Date/Time: 11-05-2019 | 9:45 a.m.
Location: 1445 County Road B

On November 5th at 9:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to 1445 County Road B on a report of an in-progress robbery.  Patrol officers and Investigators responded to the scene to learn that two juvenile suspects attempted to rob an elderly female in the bank parking lot.  A bystander who was driving through the parking lot noticed what was going on and got out of his vehicle to intervene.  One of the juvenile suspects started to leave and the other continued to attempt to rob the female.  The bystander continued to engage the suspect and eventually both suspects left.  Officers arrived and located both juvenile suspects.  Investigators collected evidence from the scene.  Through a collaborative effort between patrol officers and investigators both juveniles were apprehended and have been charged. 

One juvenile was charged with 2nd Degree Aggravated Robbery and the other juvenile was charged with Felony Theft.

The bystander who successfully intervened this robbery was nominated and received an award. He was recognized at the Roseville Police Award Ceremony on January 29, 2019. 

Gun 1
Gun 2
Gun 3

CN: 19034601 Weapons

Date/Time: 11-11-2019 | 11:38 p.m.
Location: Rice St. & Minnesota Ave.

During a traffic stop, Officer Vang learned the vehicle had no valid insurance and the driver's license was revoked. Ofc. Vang notified the driver that he was under arrest and asked him if there was anything illegal in the vehicle.  The driver stated “no” and offered that he had a permit to carry and that his gun was in the glove compartment.  Inside the glove compartment were three handguns, two of them were fully loaded.  One of the passengers claimed ownership of one of the guns and had a permit to purchase but not a permit to carry. 

One adult male from Maplewood was cited for Illegal Transport of a Firearm.  One adult male from St. Paul was cited for various offenses and released at the scene. 

DWI Crashed Vehicle
Car pinned in-between the old Herberger's building and concrete pillars. 

CN: 19034601 DWI & Child Endangerment

Date/Time: 11-10-2019 | 4:59 p.m.
Location: Rosedale Center; 1595 Hwy 36

Officers were dispatched to Rosedale Center on a vehicle driving erratically.  Several witnesses reported seeing a vehicle with one front tire blown off and driving on the sidewalk.  Several officers responded and located the suspect vehicle, which had crashed and was pinned in-between the Herberger’s building and large concrete pillars.  The vehicle appeared to be occupied by one male driver with a child in the back seat.  The male would look at officers but ignore commands to turn the vehicle off.  The child was crying.  Officers formulated a plan and safely retrieved the 11 year old female from the vehicle and moved her to safety.  They learned the driver was her father.  Officers eventually had to force the suspect from the vehicle; who was unable to walk and appeared to be highly intoxicated.  The suspect was transported to the hospital.  The child’s mother picked up the 11 year old female. 

One adult male from Maple Grove was arrested for 3rd Degree DWI and Child Endangerment. 

CN: 19034102 Theft

Date/Time: 11-05-2019 | 7:37 p.m.
Location: Apple Store, Rosedale Center; 1595 Hwy 36

Officer Cox was working an off-duty security shift at the Apple store.  At approximately 7:20 p.m., he observed three juvenile males enter the store and exhibit behaviors consistent with shoplifters.  Two of the juveniles moved to an area out of Officer Cox's view while the third male appeared to be keeping watch on Officer Cox.  One of the males removed a security device from an iPhone causing the alarms to go off. Apple employees and Officer Cox directed their attention to that male.  Apple chose not to press charges against the male who removed the security tag.

A short time later, the store manager informed Officer Cox that four Apple iPhones were missing from the area where the two juvenile suspects had been.  Security video showed the two juveniles selecting and concealing multiple iPhones before exiting the store.

It was clear all three suspects acted in concert in this theft.  At 7:30 p.m., Officers responded to mall security personnel who were involved in a physical altercation with six individuals who had just stolen merchandise from Pac Sun.  Several officers responded and one male was taken into custody as another male ran away from officers.  Immediately after this incident, an employee of Zumiez reported the same suspects were also stealing items from Zumiez.  While searching the suspect officers located two iPhones later confirmed by Officer Cox to be the iPhones that were stolen earlier. 

Officers located an additional suspect who had locked himself inside a vehicle in the parking lot.  The suspect refused to open the door and officers had to break the window to take the suspect into custody.

One juvenile male from St. Paul was arrested for Felony Theft and False Information to Police.  One juvenile male from St. Paul was arrested for Felony Theft.


CN: 19035692
Det. Toran authored and executed 4 search warrants (premise, person, vehicle, DNA sample) in regards to an aggravated robbery investigation.

CN: 19034601
Officer Lopez executed a search warrant for a blood sample in regards to a DWI investigation.

CN: 19034635
Officer Curtis executed a search warrant for a blood sample in regards to a DWI investigation.

CN: 19033821
Sgt. Engh executed a search warrant on a hotel room in regards to an ongoing death 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 in November 2019 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 November 2019.
Volunteer Hours
Total Department Volunteer Hours for November 2019. The 2019 value of volunteer time in MN is $28.15 per hour. That is a value of $1,548.25 this month. 
Calls for Service
This table shows selected calls for service the Roseville Police Department responded to during November 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:

  • Sexual Assault Investigator Training
  • Sex Trafficking Investigation Conference
  • Proactive and Undercover Investigations
  • Police Report Writing
  • Major Case Investigation and Management
  • Internal Affairs
  • Glock Armorer Course
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct Investigative Training
  • Building a Foundation of Trust in the Community


11/26: King of Kings and Care Packages for People in Need
Deputy Chief Erika Scheider stopped by King of Kings Lutheran School to discuss safety and to pick up several boxes filled with care packages. The care packages include items like socks, gloves, hats, granola bars, chapstick, and words of encouragement from the students. The care packages are intended to be distributed to people in need as Officers encounter them during their shifts. Several care packages have already been given to people by Officers and Community Service Officers. 

King of Kings Outreach

11/15: #MNcopsVRA (Virtual Ride Along, Twitter) 
If you aren't following us on twitter yet, then you're missing out on an interesting way to catch a glimpse of what RPD Officers encounter on a given shift. Follow us @RosevilleMN_PD and look back a few posts to see a recent #MNcopsVRA where multiple Law Enforcement Agencies post their incidents in real time via twitter. We hope to see you on the next #MNcopsVRA!


11/21: CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) Survey
Community Relations Coordinator Corey Yunke performed a CPTED survey at Renewal by Andersen on County Road C and discussed Crime Prevention Strategies after a person suspected of shoplifting at Walmart attempted to hide in their showroom during business hours. 

Roseville Police Department
2660 Civic Center Drive | Roseville, MN 55113

(651) 792-7008

Powered by
CivicSend - A product of CivicPlus