A counterfeit $5 bill was reported from County Market on Crest View Drive on Friday, June 29 at 1 p.m. A staff member said a customer attempted to use the counterfeit bill at the self checkout lane, which would not accept it. The customer then exchanged the bill for another one at the register and paid for his merchandise in the self checkout. The bill was later discovered and suspected to be counterfeit. It did not have a water mark and printing was blurry.
Jay Paul Robinson, 22, Bloomington, improper conduct, urination, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 1, on Walnut Street.
Two minors were cited for shoplifting after police responded to a complainant from Walmart on Crest View Drive at 2:24 p.m. Sunday, July 1. The total cost of the attempted theft was $136.67. The store requested a total of $44.18 in restitution.
A minor was cited for shoplifting at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, after police were called to Walmart on Crest View Drive. The minor was placing them in a shopping basket before going to a separate area of the store and concealing the items in a purse. Total theft amount was approximately $185.32.
Police took a report of suspicious activity that occurred 1:15 p.m. Sunday, July 1. A man said he was at a gym to work out when he noticed his ex-wife in the hallway. Another patron told him that the ex-wife was let into the gym because she had been pounding on the door while wearing winter clothing and yelling that she had to get inside. The man said he is attempting to get a restraining order as instances like this have occurred several times where she appears unannounced. An officer helped retrieve footage of the event to use toward applying for a restraining order.
Officers responded to a call at 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, on Locust Street for a resident who was awoken by a loud noise and was concerned someone was in the residence. Police checked the residence and found nothing suspicious.
A possible dinghy theft was reported 7:25 p.m. Sunday, July 1, on First Street. The missing dinghy was described as 8 feet long, white in color with blue seat and a number 14 on the starboard side of the hull. The dinghy was last seen the night before ar tied to the shore with a rope allowing it to float in the river. The dinghy was noticed gone at 3 p.m. the next day. The owner checked the entire shoreline suspecting it may have come loose but was unable to locate it. Boat patrol checked the river and islands but was unable to locate the dinghy.
A theft was reported from the park-and-ride on Coulee Road 3:48 p.m. Monday, July 2. A man said his vehicle was parked on June 25, 2019. When he returned July 2 he noticed the lock on the driver's door was drilled out. Missing was a police radar detector, subwoofers, amplifier and iPod touch. Value: $750.
Property damage was reported at 7:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, from Highway 35 at Tower Road. The complainant was driving northbound on Highway 35 behind a landscape truck when a rock came off the truck and damaged the windshield. He collected vehicle information from the driver of the truck. He said another man arrived on scene and said his employees didn't have time to sit around and wait for police, and both the man and the driver left. Damage for the windshield was estimated at $400.
Police responded to a runaway juvenile complaint at 1:13 p.m. on Monday, July 2. The minor had left home the evening of Saturday, June 30 and had not yet returned home. The minor's guardian said the minor had ran away before but came back after several days. An officer contacted the friend the minor left with, who said the minor was no longer with them but gave a location the minor would be at later that day. A missing person certification form was filed.
Devon Christopher Bonds, 26, Minneapolis, hit-and-run unattended vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and operating after revocation. Police responded to a crash on First Street at 5:15 p.m. Monday, July 2. A parked vehicle was struck. The owner and several other people observed the accident from a nearby restaurant. The fleeing vehicle is described as a blue Nissan Altima with Minnesota plates. An imprint of a 2, 4 and S were left on the damaged vehicle. A black vehicle matching the description was located parked on First Street unoccupied. Bonds was located with a group of three others on the Dike Road Beach.
Garrison Tyler Jepsen, 24, New Richmond, hit-and-run, operating after suspension, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and following too closely. An accident was reported at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, at Bader and Crest View drives. While stopped at a light, a vehicle was struck from behind. Both drivers initially pulled into a parking lot to speak, but Jepsen allegedly said he had to go get his license and did not return. A witness described the vehicle and said it had both front and back end damage and one of the windows was broken out. A towing business told police the vehicle had been looked at there, and Jepsen was advised not to drive it as the brakes were out, but he drove off anyway. A receipt from the check showed Jepsen as the driver. In a phone call with police, Jepsen said he was just days away from getting his license back from suspension and he fled because he was scared of not getting it back. Jepsen arranged to meet the officer and he was placed under arrest.
Police responded to a burlgarly on St. Croix Street at 4:14 p.m. Monday, July 2. Two people told police they had left their residence and come back to find their back window open. The couple's cat had gotten out and $1,800 were missing. The window was defective and did not close all the way. There were tool marks on the inside of the lock. There was also fresh damage to the wall below the window.