Hudson Police: House sitting fraud, hotel arrest
House sitting fraud
Fraud was reported at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 12 at the police station. A woman told police she had received an email regarding house sitting. She thought the site in the email was legitimate and filled out all of her information, including bank information and social security. The woman was offered a job by a person to help with interior decorating. The person sent the woman a check for $1,680, telling her to cash the check and deposit $1,150 into a specific account and keep $400 for herself. After a couple days the check returned as bad and money was taken out of her account. She said she didn't know how much money she was out but the total was around $2,000. The phone number she had been using to contact the person has been disconnected.
Property damage to a vehicle was reported shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday, July 12 from St. Croix Street. The vehicle had a circular hole in the window of the front door that appeared to have been made by a BB. The owner said in the past she has had to replace these windows and it has cost her $250. She did not know when the damage occured.
• Jeffrey John Russel, 60, Somerset, was arrested on a probation hold at 9:31 a.m. Thursday, July 12 from Probation and parole on O'Neil Road.
• Robin Suzanne Myhre, 24, Minneapolis, was arrested on three warrants at 9:46 a.m. Thursday, July 12 after police were called to Hampton Inn and Suites on Pearson Drive for a group of people possibly cooking methamphetamine. Staff told police the behavior of those witnessed made them believe the subjects were on meth. Myhre was listed as a guest of the room, and dispatch found three active warrants for her arrest. A man who opened the hotel room door held the door open for police to enter the room. No illegal narcotics were found in the room.
• Tyler Aaron Myer, 26, Woodbury, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and cited for operating with a prohibited blood alcohol content and failure to maintain control of a vehicle after police responded to a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 35 South near Interstate 94 at 11 p.m. Thursday, July 12. The responding officer found the vehicle on its roof with the rear bumper on the road of the on-ramp to I-94. Myer was standing outside the vehicle and advised he was not injured with a thumbs up to the officer. He told police he was driving back to Hudson from River Falls, pointing in the opposite direction of what he said. When asked for clarification he said he believed Hudson was south of the accident and River Falls was northwest. Myer said when he approached the split between going west or east on I-94 he could not make up his mind and when he finally did, he turned and lost control of his vehicle. His eyes were glassy and bloodshot with dilated pupils. He told police he had "a few shots." He said he had been playing a dice game that involved drinking shots of another person's choice. Myer walked to the front of the officer's car upon request, and put his hands behind his back without any instruction. The officer told him to turn around and conducted field sobriety tests that showed indications of impairment. A preliminary breath test showed a blood alcohol content of .198.
Keys in vehicle
An officer observed a vehicle parked in a parking lot with the key in the ignition and no one around the vehicle on Coulee Road at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, July 12. The vehicle had a for sale sign inside the vehicle. The officer left a message at the number. A return call from the registered owner said he had sold the vehicle in September 2017. An insurance card has numbers for the new owners and the officer left voicemails. The key was recovered and placed in the lost property at the police station to prevent the vehicle from being stolen.