Roseville Police Monthly Summary

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



CN: 19000023 Mail Theft

Date/Time: 01-01-2019 | 8:26 a.m.
Location: Terrace Drive & County Road C

Mail Theft

Officers located and performed a traffic stop of a vehicle matching the description of a suspect in mail theft.  Upon searching the vehicle, officers found a large amount of stolen mail and packages, credit cards, gift cards, drug paraphernalia and a replica firearm.  Two adult females and one adult male from St. Paul were arrested for Felony Possession of Stolen Mail.

CN: 19000068 Assist to Ramsey County SWAT

Date/Time:  01-01-2019 | 7:38 p.m.
Location:  5000 Block of Centerville Road; White Bear Township

Several of our Officers were dispatched to assist, as they are members of Ramsey County SWAT and Negotiations.  The information provided was a hostage situation with one victim already down and other civilians in the home.  Negotiators interviewed family members who had exited the home. Ultimately, SWAT teams entered the home and found both the victim and the suspect deceased from gunshot wounds.

CN: 19000161 Weapon

Date/Time: 01-02-2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rosedale Center; 1595 Hwy 36


Officers performed a traffic stop of a vehicle after it nearly backed into a squad car. The vehicle smelled strongly of marijuana and officers had the occupants exit the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot as officers chased him he was tased with little to no effect. He was cornered in a back yard of a residence and taken into custody.  Officers located a fully loaded handgun with the serial number removed under the driver’s seat, 90 grams of marijuana, $491 cash, prescription pills, 38 THC packets, baggies and a scale.  One adult male from Monticello was arrested for Flee Police, Felony Violation of Controlled Substance Law, and Ineligible Person in Possession of a Firearm.

CN: 19001247 Stolen Vehicle

Date/Time: 01-12-2019 | 2:28 a.m.
Location: Insurance Auto Auctions; 2975 Partridge Road

Officers were patrolling an area which has had several recent auto thefts when they observed a pickup truck matching the description of a recent stolen. Upon speaking with the lone occupant, they gathered information that the driver was on foot in the area. They determined the vehicle was in fact one of the recent stolen vehicles and had the female exit the truck. They located methamphetamine and hypodermic needles in her purse.  Officers began searching the area on foot utilizing K9 Ragnar and the State Patrol Plane.  Together they located the male suspect hiding inside a vehicle and took him into custody.  One adult female from Coon Rapids was arrested for Felony Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Felony Violation of Controlled Substance Law. One adult male from Blaine was arrested for Felony Possession of Stolen Vehicle and Possession of Burglary Tools.

CN: 19002192 Assault

Date/Time: 01-20-2019 | 2:45 p.m.
Location: Snelling Avenue & County Road B

A passerby witnessed an assault of a panhandler on the median of the above intersection and called 911. Officers responded and located two witnesses who report they observed one panhandler who was in the median walk over to another panhandler standing on the corner and punched him multiple times knocking him to the ground. The suspect then climbed on top of the victim and continued punching him. The witnesses exited their vehicle and yelled at the suspect to stop and the suspect ran away. Officers were unable to locate the suspect. The victim stated the suspect was mad at him because he was panhandling too close to him.  Approximately one-week later, officers were called to the same location on a report that the victim and suspect were both on scene. The victim had seen a doctor who determined he had an orbital fracture. The suspect admitted to being in a physical altercation but relayed a different version of events. One adult male from St. Paul was arrested for Third Degree Assault.

CN: 19002442 Stolen Vehicle / Crash / Flee on Foot

Date/Time: 01-22-2019 | 8:50 p.m.
Location: Cleveland Avenue & County Road C

On patrol in the area, Lt. Adams observed a minivan traveling with no license plate and no temporary sticker. He began to follow the vehicle and attempt to perform a traffic stop when the vehicle accelerated. Lt. Adams decided not to pursue the vehicle due to the icy road conditions. He then observed the vehicle crash, and the driver exit the vehicle and run into the ditch. Lt. Adams approached the area and could see the suspect moving through the tall grass. He ordered him to come out as he was under arrest.  Ultimately, the man surrendered. Officers located methamphetamine in the suspect’s pocket.  Officers determined the vehicle had been reported stolen. One adult male from Brooklyn Center was arrested for Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Flee Police, and Possession of Methamphetamine.


CN: 19000277

Date/Time: 1-3-19 | 5:28 p.m.
Location: Larpenteur Avenue & Woodbridge Court

Officers were dispatched to the area of Larpenteur Ave & Woodbridge Ct. on two pedestrians that had been struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival, officers noted that both parties were deceased and a truck was parked on the side of the road. The driver of the truck has been fully cooperative with the investigation. Crime scene officers, detectives, and several outside agencies assisted with this call. Witnesses stated that a second vehicle may be involved. Investigation is ongoing.

Search Warrants

CN: 19000277 – In the month of January, detectives authored and executed nine search warrants related to a fatal pedestrian accident.
CN: 19000692 – SRO Jones authored a search warrant on a cell phone reference a harassment case at RAHS.
CN: 19000161 – Narcotic Officer authored a search warrant to obtain DNA from a suspect in a gun case.
CN: 18041492 – Det. Baker authored a search warrant on a cell phone related to an ongoing arson investigation.

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

This table represents the cases each member of the Detectives Unit was assigned during the month.

Calls for Service

This table shows selected calls for service the Roseville Police Department responded to during the month. It is not inclusive of all calls for service.



Roseville Police Department utilizes the assistance of volunteers in our everyday course of work. The Reserve Unit are uniformed civilians who drive a marked squad and assist officers by directing traffic when needed, transporting prisoners, etc. The Roseville Police Citizen Park Patrol enlists the help of several residents to patrol our parks daily helping to deter crime and pass out information to park visitors. We also have a steady stream of student interns who are helping us out by running errands for investigations, assisting with paperwork for administration, analyzing statistical data and so much more. The 2016 value of volunteer time in MN is $26.40 per hour. That is a value of $1,399 this month.

Reserves and Park Patrol listed are actual hours. Interns hours are estimated.


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

  • Basic Financial Crimes Investigations
  • Rifle Armorer Course
  • Advanced Data Practices Training
  • Advanced Gun Laws
  • Basic Financial Crimes Investigations
  • EMT Refresher Course
  • Digital SLO Camera Training


01/10/19: Roseville Police Department Officer and Civilian Award Ceremony 

01/16/19: Ofc. Won Chau and Community Relations Coordinator met with a group of Bhutanese residents to discuss crosswalk safety and other concerns. This is an ongoing engagement effort to help educate Roseville’s newer residents with various public safety topics.


01/17/19: Chief Rick Mathwig and CRC Corey Yunke attended the Roseville Police Foundation Board Meeting to discuss the Human Trafficking Initiative Program.  

01/17/19: Chief Rick Mathwig presented Human Trafficking: What it looks like in Roseville and what you can do, at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville. The Roseville Human Rights Inclusion and Engagement Commission hosted the event with approximately 80 people in attendance.

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