Roseville Police Monthly Summary

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

MAY 2019



PATROL INCIDENT SUMMARIES

Suspect Clothing

CN: 19013816 Armed Robbery

Date/Time: 05-04-20 | 8:00 p.m.
Location: 2811 Hamline Avenue (parking lot)


Officers were dispatched to an armed robbery where the suspect was believed to have a gun and fled in an SUV. Upon arrival, officers observed a car driving at a high rate of speed into the Speedway parking lot and recognized the female occupants from numerous previous contacts. Officers spoke with one of the females who reported they had been at the Hamline Center a short time ago in an SUV but claimed she was unaware of what happened. Officers traveled to the female’s home address in Roseville and observed the same SUV parked front of her home. Officers determined that while the females were inside the local businesses the male had displayed a firearm and demanded money from an unknown female as she was headed to her car. As this was happening, one of the females returned to the SUV and yelled at him to get in the vehicle. They fled the Hamline Center parking lot, leaving one of their friends behind. The driver then returned to the area in different vehicle to retrieve the female left behind. Officers were in the parking lot when she arrived and were able to link them to the incident. Officers learned the robbery suspect is a current Department of Corrections Fugitive. Less than a week later, officers learned the suspect was hiding in a residence in Minneapolis where the suspect was arrested for aggravated robbery. A gun and the clothing he was wearing at the time of the robbery was recovered at the residence.

Taurus Handgun

CN: 19014049 Stolen Vehicle 


Date/Time: 05-06-2019 | 11:37 p.m.
Location: LA Fitness, 2420 Cleveland Ave.


Officers were dispatched to LA Fitness on a call of a stolen vehicle. The victim stated she left the keys for her car in an unlocked locker while she was working out. Upon returning to the locker, she discovered her keys were missing and the vehicle was gone. Officers contacted the victim’s father who stated the vehicle has a GPC tracker on it and that the vehicle was at 2735 Rice Street. Officers aired the location of the stolen vehicle but before other officers arrived at that location, the vehicle began moving. Officers continued to monitor the vehicle’s movement via phone with the victim’s father as they updated St. Paul Police of the vehicle’s location in the City of St. Paul. Ultimately, St. Paul officers stopped the vehicle and arrested the suspects. Roseville officers traveled to St. Paul and took custody of the juvenile female driver and adult female passenger. During a subsequent investigation, detectives learned the females are also suspects in similar incidents in Richfield, New Hope and Minnetonka. One adult female from St. Paul was arrested for Felony Possession of Stolen Property and misdemeanor warrant. One juvenile female from Mounds View was arrested for Felony Possession of Stolen Property and misdemeanor warrant.


CN: 19014052 Assist St. Paul Police/Flee in Motor Vehicle 

Date/Time: 05-06-2019 | 11:56 p.m.
Location: Rice St. between Hwy 36 and Larpenteur Ave.


St. Paul Police were dispatched to a strong-armed robbery in the City of St. Paul, where the suspects were seen fleeing in a vehicle on Edgerton St. toward Rice St. Roseville Officer Dickens positioned his squad on Rice St. near Hwy 36 in the event the vehicle entered Roseville. The vehicle exited Hwy 36 at a high rate of speed southbound on Rice St. Officer Dickens followed the vehicle for several miles until a St. Paul squad car entered the pursuit. Officer Dickens attempted to communicate with the St. Paul squad but learned the radio channels were not patched together. Officer Dickens terminated his pursuit. The suspect vehicle was later located unoccupied near Maryland and Albemarle. The suspects were not located.


CN: 19014994 Assist Ramsey County/Flee in Motor Vehicle

Date/Time: 05-15-2019 | 1:40 a.m.
Location: Hwy 36 and Lexington Ave.


Officers were advised that Ramsey County Deputies were in pursuit of a vehicle headed toward Roseville on Hwy 36. Several officers responded to the area of Dale St. and Lexington Ave. near Hwy 36, where the vehicle exited and re-entered the highway. The vehicle ultimately exited at Lexington and headed south. The suspect parked in a driveway and exited the vehicle attempting to flee on foot. Officers caught up with him and a physical struggle ensued. Officers were able to gain control of the suspect, who was likely under the influence of narcotics. One adult male from Roseville was transported to the hospital.


CN: 19015120 Assist Ramsey County/Flee in Motor Vehicle

Date/Time: 05-15-2019 | 11:42 p.m.
Location: Rice St. and Hwy 36


Ramsey County Sheriffs Department observed a vehicle traveling at approximately 100 mph north on Rice St. from Larpenteur Ave. Deputies aired they had the vehicle stopped in the McDonalds parking lot. Officer Eckert was nearby and responded to assist. As he approached the area he observed the suspect vehicle accelerate quickly east on Minnesota Ave. and south on Viking Dr. The suspect vehicle came to a stop after it hit a Ramsey County squad car. Officer Eckert parked his vehicle behind the suspect’s car in order to prevent him from going in reverse. Deputies gave numerous commands to the suspect to exit the vehicle but he refused. Ramsey County deployed its K9 through the open driver’s side window. The suspect began punching the K9. Deputies moved in and physically removed the suspect from the vehicle while Officer Eckert provided cover. One adult male from Arkansas was arrested by Ramsey County.


CN: 19015523 Recovered Stolen Vehicle

Date/Time: 05-18-2019 | 10:45 p.m.
Location: Motel 6 (2300 Cleveland Ave.)


Officers were conducting surveillance in the parking lot of the Norwood Inn, where they were waiting for the suspects to return to a vehicle reported as stolen. Meanwhile, Officer Christensen discovered another stolen vehicle while patrolling the Motel 6. Officer Christensen placed stop sticks under the rear tire to prevent a pursuit. A short time later, a male returned to the vehicle and drove over the stop sticks, deflating the tires. The suspect ignored orders to stop and quickly ran toward the Motel. Officers were able to apprehend the suspect after a short pursuit on foot. The suspect stated he had purchased the vehicle an hour earlier from his cousin “Jeff” in Robbinsdale. The suspect did not know “Jeff’s” last name. He stated he paid $150 in food stamps for the car. One adult male from Minneapolis was arrested for Felony Receiving Stolen Property.


CN: 19015759 Attempted Death by Suicide

Date/Time: 05-21-2019 | 9:38 a.m.
Location: 2131 Fairview Ave. (parking lot)


Officers responded to the parking lot for a call of Disorderly Conduct involving a male passenger who had a large knife. Upon arrival, Officer Lopez was flagged down by the caller who stated the female driver had requested he call 911. The male told Officer Lopez he did not intend to hurt his wife. The female exited the vehicle and as she walked away from the vehicle, the man began cutting himself with the knife. Officer Lopez called for immediate backup and an ambulance. In an attempt to stop the man from hurting himself further, Officer Lopez deployed his Taser. The probes did not puncture his jacket and the man continued harming himself with the knife. Back up arrived and a second Taser deployment caused the man’s muscles to lock up and he dropped the knife. Officers removed the man from the vehicle and began applying pressure to the wounds until medics arrived. Detective Toran had arrived on scene and spoke with the female. She told him that her husband has been having mental health issues and they were on their way to an appointment when he became agitated and pulled out the knife. One adult male from St. Paul was transported to the hospital.


SEARCH WARRANTS


CN: 19012002
On 5/2/19, Officer Weber authored a search warrant for a cell phone related to an ongoing problem property and drug house.

CN: 19013816
Robbery case referenced in patrol section: Detectives authored and executed three warrant for this case. A cell phone, a DNA sample, and a residence in Minneapolis.  During the search of the home, detectives located clothing matching video surveillance and a weapon suspected of being used during the incident.

CN: 19014935
Officer Cox authored a search warrant for a vehicle involved in a motor vehicle theft case.

CN: 19015025
Detective Toran authored a search warrant for a vehicle related to an assault.


STATISTICAL DATA

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.


Service Calls

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.


VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers

VOLUNTEERS


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 2017 value of volunteer time in Minnesota is $27.58 per hour. That is a value of $5,875 this month!.

Reserves and Park Patrol are actual hours. Interns is an estimate of hours.


TRAINING


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 Forensic Interview Training
  • TAC Workshop (Technical Agency Coordinator Training)
  • Interrogation and the Gentle Art of Persuasion
  • Professional Law Enforcement Assistants Conference
  • The Darkest Web: The Murder of Amy Allwine
  • Building a Foundation of Trust in the Community
  • Pat McCarthy's Street Crimes
  • Crime Victimization Conference
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Restorative Practices: Experiential Learning through the Circle Process
  • First Responder Explosives Training
  • Human Trafficking in Minnesota
  • Minnesota Crime Alert Certification
  • DataMaster DMT Operator Recertification

OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT


May 3: Lt. Scott Williams and Community Relations Coordinator Corey Yunke presented “Identity Theft, Fraud, and Scam Prevention” at the Ramsey County Library, followed by Coffee with a Cop.

Identity Theft, Fraud, and Scam Prevention

May 3: School Resource Officer Crystal Jones, Sgt. Marc Schultz, and a couple Roseville Police Explorers provided important prom safety messages a la Star Wars to Roseville High-School Students as they were dismissed from school the day before prom 2019. Why Star Wars?? Because the following day (May the 4th be with you) is Star Wars Day. 

May 9: CRC Yunke met with the Special Education Advisory Council to discuss the programs, training, and services involving Police and students with varying capacities.

Virtual Ride Along

May 10: CRC Yunke and Ofc. Tom Hicke paired up for another Minnesota Virtual Ride-along or #MNcopsVRA where 15+ Minnesota Agencies tweeted the calls for the night.

May 15: Several (7) Roseville Officers participated in the nearly 250 mile Law Enforcement United Bike Ride to honor Fallen Officers and to support the survivors. 

May 16: Numerous staff attended and helped with the 8th Annual Suburban Ramsey County Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony which coincided with Ofc. Bruce Russell’s End of Watch 37 years prior (See Pic). 

May 23: CRC Yunke met with Pastor Riz from New Presbyterian Church to discuss Police/Faith Based Collaborations. 

May 24: CRC Yunke met with Etienne Djevi from the Human Rights Commission (HRC) and Asst. City Manager Rebecca Olson to discuss communications and ongoing collaboration with the HRC.

First Responder Day

May 31: Ofc. Won Chau attended First Responder Day at the Hmong College Prep Academy.


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