CN: 20015738 - Robbery
Date/Time: 07-02-2020 at 11:16 a.m.
Location: Motel 6; 2300 Cleveland Avenue
Officers were dispatched to a robbery. The victim reported he was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot when he was approached by a female who grabbed his phone out of his hands and a male who presented a knife and demanded his wallet. The victim stated the suspects fled on foot. The victim stated he went into the motel and had staff call 911 while he followed the suspects on foot. When the suspects saw him following them they left his phone and wallet. The wallet was missing $100. Officers were unable to locate the suspects. Staff at the motel stated that the incident was likely related to a prostitution issue in a specific room and the victim and suspects were previously in the room together. Officers knocked on the door of the room but received no response.
CN: 20017009 – Assist Other Agency
Date/Time: 07-17-2020 at 12:30 a.m.
Location: Dale Street & Larpenteur Avenue
A Roseville officer was on routine patrol when he observed a St. Paul squad with emergency lights traveling east on Larpenteur (the St. Paul side of Larpenteur). The Roseville Officer turned east and pulled up to the traffic stop to assist the officer. As he pulled up, he saw the suspect exit the vehicle and immediately begin to assault the St. Paul Officer. The St. Paul Officer landed in the street in front of an oncoming vehicle that had to slam on his brakes to avoid hitting him. The struggle continued until several additional officers arrived and were ultimately able to gain control of the suspect.
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CN: 20015852 - Recovered Stolen Vehicle – Flee Police
Date/Time: 07-03-2020 at 7:43 p.m.
Location: Rice Street and North McCarrons Street
A Roseville Officer performed a traffic stop of a vehicle due to a traffic violation. The driver stated he did not have a driver’s license, but verbally identified himself to her. As she was returning to her squad car to run his information, the vehicle began driving away. The officer radioed for assistance and began following the vehicle from a safe distance. Eventually, the driver jumped out of the moving vehicle and fled on foot. The officer followed the vehicle as it eventually slowed to a stop where two passengers exited and fled on foot. Ramsey County arrived and took custody of the vehicle. With help from a Ramsey County K9 team, the driver was located hiding under an RV.
Officers learned the vehicle had been stolen in St. Paul at gunpoint and the suspect description matched those observed in this vehicle. One juvenile male from St. Paul was arrested for an Outstanding Warrant, Fleeing in a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Ammunition, and False Information to Police.
CN: 20016132 - Assault
Date/Time: 07-06-2020 at 9:13 p.m.
Location: Rosedale Center; 1595 Hwy 36
Officers were dispatched to the mall on a report of a fight. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim who stated he and his girlfriend were being dropped off at the mall by his father. Upon exiting the vehicle, they were approached by a group of suspects who began sexually harassing his girlfriend. Eventually, the suspects surrounded him and he was hit on the head with an object. The victim’s father got out of his vehicle and tried to get the group to leave them alone when he was punched by one of the suspects. Officers were able to locate the suspect who hit the victim, but not the suspect who punched the victim's father. The victim was transported to the hospital for his injury. This group of suspects had been subjects of numerous calls for service in the past few hours for causing disturbances throughout the mall. The group was uncooperative and hostile towards officers and eventually left on the bus. Officers obtained video from the mall, which shows the group surrounding the vehicle. One juvenile male from Minneapolis was arrested for 5th Degree Assault and Trespassing.
CN: 20017573, 20017671, & 20017731 – Robbery & Recovered Stolen Vehicle
Date/Time: 07-22-2020 at 11:50 p.m.; 07-24-2020 at 12:27 a.m. and 6:39 p.m.
Location: 1736 Woodbridge Court; 1735 Marion Street; 1720 Marion Street
On 07/22/2020, Roseville Officers were dispatched to 1736 Woodbridge Court on a Robbery that had just occurred. On scene, officers learned there were multiple independent victims. The initial complainant reported four suspects approached him as he was exiting his vehicle. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim and began hitting him. The victim attempted to get back into his vehicle to reach his cell phone, but was unable to do so because of the continued assault. He then fled between two buildings, but was pursued by the suspects who continued to strike him. The suspects were able to grab his wallet and key fob before fleeing the scene in a vehicle. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital due to his injuries.
A second group of victims reported a vehicle containing three male individuals and a female approached them as they were outside drinking. One of the males pointed a gun at the group and demanded everything they had. He made the victims show the contents of their wallets. The vehicle left before taking their property. The victims were able to get a partial plate number of the vehicle. On 07/24/2020, a vehicle was recovered in the area with a plate matching the partial provided by one of the robbery victims. The vehicle was reported stolen in St. Paul.
On 07/24/2020 at 12:15 a.m., dispatch advised officers of a vehicle stolen at gunpoint in the area of Wheelock Parkway and Nebraska Avenue (St. Paul) a few minutes prior. Roseville officers began searching for the vehicle in south Roseville and located it at 1720 Marion St. As officers were preparing to approach the vehicle, their attention was drawn to 1735 Marion St where they heard yelling and saw a vehicle in motion. A male, later determined to be one of the victims, exited the moving vehicle which then aggressively accelerated out of the area. Officers aired the vehicle description and last known direction it was heading to other squads in the vicinity. Officers saw multiple suspects flee the vehicle on foot. A Roseville officer began a K9 track without success. St. Paul squads eventually located the suspects and made two arrests.
Upon speaking with the victims at 1735 Marion Street, Roseville officers learned they were approached by two male suspects after parking their vehicle. One of the suspects pointed a gun at them and told them not to do anything stupid “or you will die here.” The suspects ordered them to empty their pockets and asked how much money was in their bank accounts. The suspects walked the victims to their apartment where the suspects stole $500 worth of electronics. They then went back to the victims’ vehicle with the intent of taking the victims to a bank to withdraw funds from their accounts.
The male victim saw squads in the area and was able to jump out of the vehicle and make contact with officers. The female victim remained in the vehicle with the suspects until the suspects fled. She was then able to drive the vehicle back to Marion St and speak with officers. The two males have been charged with multiple counts of 1st Degree Aggravated Robbery, Felony Kidnapping, 1st Degree Burglary, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.
On 7/24/2020 around 8:13 a.m., officers recovered an additional stolen vehicle on Marion St. The vehicle was stolen from St. Paul in a weapons-involved carjacking and is believed to be related to the other incidents in the area.
CN: 20015951 – Burglary
Date/Time: 07-04-2020 at 9:02 p.m.
Location: Free Wheel Bikes; 1955 County Road B2
Roseville officers were dispatched to Free Wheel Bikes on an alarm sounding. Upon arrival, officers found a broken window used to gain entrance to the store. The building was clear of any individuals, but officers noticed blood on the ground near the broken window. RPD Crime Scene Team Members processed the scene. An employee arrived on scene and reviewed the surveillance video with officers. The video showed two male suspects arrive in a Ford Explorer with obscured plates. The two break the window, take two bicycles (valued at $5,200.00), and depart within three minutes of arriving. It was clear one of the suspects cut himself on the glass as he entered the building. The employee stated he recognized the injured suspect from a theft at another Free Wheel Bikes location.
A few days following the burglary, Minneapolis PD executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence in Minneapolis and recovered the two bikes from this case. They also located the Explorer used in the theft and arrested one male. The male had fresh cuts to his wrist and ankle. The male was formally charged with 3rd degree Burglary and Felony Theft of a Commercial Business.