Dry pizza was the reason for a call to police at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at Little Caesars Pizza on Crest View Drive. The caller stated he and his girlfriend purchased a couple of pizzas and chicken wings, and when his family started to eat he noticed the food was lukewarm and dry. The man called the store, and they told him to bring the pizza back in for a new one. When he came in the man said a manager told him there was nothing wrong with the food. The man said more words were exchanged, including some swearing and he told the manager he was going to call the police. An officer informed the man this was a civil issue, and he could take the company to civil court. The officer than spoke with the manager and his supervisor, who joined over the phone. The manager said the man came in forcefully, and the manager thought the food looked fine and had obviously been cooked for awhile. The supervisor said the man was yelling and swearing, saying he wanted his money back or he was going to call the police. The manager asked him to leave as they did not appreciate the swearing. The supervisor requested a no-trespass order. As the officer was filling one out, the manager informed him a woman called in a new order from the store from the same number listed for the man. The manager said he believed this was the man's girlfriend, and that she was not welcome back at the store either.
Restraining order request
Harassment was reported from an address on Bridgewater Street at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8 by a woman whose ex-boyfriend was calling and texting her non-stop calling her names. The woman said the ex also showed up at her residence, where he used to live with her, on three separate occasions between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. knocking on the door. She said she attempted to block his number, but he uses other phones. She received a voice message from him stating she better get a restraining order against him. She said he has not been violent to her in the past but she is concerned things could turn violent. She said the ex is on probation. The woman asked about getting a restraining order, and said another of the man's exes has one against him. An officer explained how to start the process. She was advised to call dispatch if he showed up again.
Throwing away ex's belongings
An officer responded to item being thrown into a yard on Bridgewater Trail at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. The man told police the items were that of his ex-girlfriend, and he had told her to come pick them up. He said he did not think she was on the way. He was advised not to engage in an argument with her or he could be cited.
Smoking in the park
At 11 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, Noal Paul Murphy, 22, of Woodbury, Minnesota, was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The officer was patrolling the parks to make sure no one was in them after they were closed when a single vehicle was found in Birkmose Park. Both Murphy and his passenger stated they weren't aware the park had a closing time. While speaking, the officer noticed Murphy's eyes were red and bloodshot, and smelled an odor coming from the vehicle. Murphy admitted to smoking recently in the vehicle, and said there was still a small amount of marijuana in his grinder, which he produced along with a pipe. Both subjects were detained and placed in squad cars while police searched the vehicle. A small baggie of marijuana was also located, weighing about .43 grams in addition to the .35 grams in the grinder. The passenger was issued a written warning for park hours violation. The passenger then moved to the driver side of the vehicle.
• At 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9, Anthony J. Gordon, 42 of Woodville, was arrested for a probation violation on O'Neil Road.
• At 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 , Dylan R. Dimler, 26 of Hammond, was arrested for a probation violation on O'Neil Road.
Another stolen LGBT flag
An LGBT rainbow flag was reported stolen from Sixth Street at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9. The owner said he last saw the flag on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m., and noticed it missing about 15 minutes prior to the report. The owner said this is the second time this has happened to him. He valued the flag at $12.
Sticky fingers at Fleet Farm
Shoplifting was reported at Fleet Farm on Industrial Street at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. The complainant stated a woman was seen taking several items while shopping with a man and putting them on her person. It appeared the man did not know what was happening. The woman left the store without paying for items. She was confronted in the parking lot where she denied stealing anything before entering a vehicle with the man and driving away. The stolen items include a preserve jar, a handheld sharpener, a usb pen and an unknown clothing item, for a total value of $28.97.
Thefts from vehicles
• A theft from a vehicle was reported at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 from Redwood Drive. A man said he noticed items from his vehicle on the ground in the parking lot, and found it obvious someone had gone through his vehicle. He was missing a black jacket with visibility marking valued at $250. The vehicle was unlocked, and no damage was reported.
• A theft from a vehicle was reported on Sunday, Feb. 11 around noon on Redwood Drive. A man said he was parked in a parking lot on the night of Friday, Feb. 9. The next morning it appeared someone had gone through his vehicle. The passenger door was ajar and the glove box was open. The man said his backpack was missing along with the Macbook Pro laptop and T-83 calculator inside it, a total of $1,025. There was no damage to the vehicle.
Shoplifting at Walmart
A shoplifting complaint was made at 1:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 from Walmart on Crest View Drive. A girlfriend and boyfriend were detained in the store office after the woman was seen dropping a Fitbit case and placing it on the shelf. When the woman went to the restroom, staff searched the shelf but could not find the Fitbit. The woman then headed for the front entrance, met up with the boyfriend and they attempted to leave the store together. Staff approached them and asked them to come to the office. The woman denied any intention of stealing the Fitbit. She said she took the Fitbit out of the case in order to try it on and see if she liked it. Both people were searched and nothing was located on them. The boyfriend initially refused the search, but was told he could face obstructing charges. As officers were speaking with the two, an employee came in the office with the Fitbit stating they had found it a couple aisles away , not where the woman said it was. The manager said the store could still sell the item, and that the store did not want to press charges. As an officer attempted to speak with both the boyfriend and the girlfriend about the situation together, they began yelling at each other and interrupting him. An officer informed the boyfriend that he would be placed under arrest for disorderly conduct if he spoke another word. The two then remained quiet and let the officer speak.
A wallet was reported missing and possibly stolen at 7:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12. The woman said she was at Walmart earlier that day around 6:30 p.m. and noticed her wallet was missing when she went to pay. She said she was certain her wallet was in her purse when she went into the store. The woman visited several aisles in the store, and left her cart unattended by the front of the pharmacy desk while she went to the next aisle to look at something. The wallet contained social security number cards, driver's license, debit card, two credit cards and $27 in cash. The wallet was worth $60. Video from the store showed the woman did leave her cart unattended, and another woman was seen in the area of the cart.
At 10:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, Peter Jacob Rasmussen, 41 of River Falls, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at the intersection of Hanley Road and Rock Road. Rasmussen was stopped for a defective head lamp when the officer smelled an odor of marijuana. Rasmussen and his passenger denied there was anything marijuana-related in the vehicle. They denied consent to a search of the vehicle, but the officer informed them he would be searching it anyway. Rasmussen was searched and two baggies with residue were found in the pocket of his pants. No other illegal items were found on him or the vehicle.
At 11:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, Briana Marie Patnode, 30 of Corcoran, was cited for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and exceeding speed zones during a traffic stop on Interstate 94. An officer was running radar a half mile east of Carmichael Road when he clocked Patnode driving a speed of 86 mph in the 70 mph zone. While speaking with Patnode, the officer observed a yellow plastic prescription pill bottle in the center console in plain view that contained what appeared to be marijuana. The driver said there was a small amount of marijuana in her vehicle. A search of the vehicle also turned up a glass pipe with burnt residue. The marijuana in the pill bottle was later measured as .2 grams. An officer was unable to test it because the department did not have any test kits in stock.