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Newport police reports for April 11: Theft, property damage, burglary

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crime and courts Cottage Grove, 55016
Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Theft

A Newport man reported Feb. 11 that someone stole $500 worth of copper from the basement of an occupied home in the 1600 block of Third Avenue. The homeowner said it would cost $18,000 to replace the stolen copper in the home.

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A juvenile male was apprehended Feb. 21 after he tried to steal a bottle of cake-flavored vodka from Newport Liquors, 1638 Hastings Ave. The juvenile male was apprehended by a store employee and a witness until police arrived. The juvenile appeared to be under the influence of a drug and was transported to United Hospital in St. Paul after making suicidal comments, according to the report.

A Newport woman reported Feb. 22 that a package that had been mailed to her home was stolen from her doorstep in the 1300 block of Military Road.

A Newport resident reported March 9 that two vehicles were rummaged through while parked in the 800 block of Glen Terrace. A gym bag containing martial arts uniforms and a fifth-degree black belt were stolen from one vehicle. Loss: $500.

SuperAmerica, 1624 Hastings Ave., reported a $66 gas drive-off Feb. 11. The gas station also reported a $29 gas drive-off on Feb. 18; a $47 drive-off on March 17; a $79 drive-off on March 17; a $59 drive-off on March 20; a $66 drive-off on March 20; a $60 drive-off on March 22; and a $64 drive-off on March 22.

A 29-year-old Burnsville man was cited for theft and driving after revocation March 10 after he stole $25 worth of gas from SuperAmerica, 1624 Hastings Ave.

A 23-year-old Hastings man was cited for theft March 18 after stealing $40 worth of gas from SuperAmerica, 1624 Hastings Ave.

A Newport woman reported March 11 that someone stole the stereo from her vehicle parked in the 800 block of High Street. The car was locked, but there was damage to the dashboard.

South Suburban Rental, 1732 Hastings Ave., reported March 22 that an Inver Grove Heights man had rented a trailer more than a month earlier and then returned without paying for it. The amount owed was $1,606.

Habitat for Humanity reported March 23 that a small space heater was stolen from a portable toilet in the 1500 block of Bluestem Lane. The heater was valued at $100.

Property damage

A Newport woman reported Feb. 11 that her ex-boyfriend slashed a tire on her car parked in the 600 block of Fifth Street, causing $100 damage.

The manager of Boyd Motel, 1700 Hastings Ave., reported Feb. 15 that two male renters got drunk and broke a window. Police spoke to the men, who said they had an argument and that one man tripped and fell into the window. Both were heavily intoxicated, according to the report.

Two homeowners in the 1400 block of 10th Avenue reported damage to garage doors on Feb. 21. The total damage was estimated at $200. Nothing was reported stolen.

Burglary

An Eagan man reported Feb. 19 that a home in the 1600 block of Wild Ridge court had been burglarized and copper pipe and wire were stolen from inside the residence. The stolen copper was valued at more than $1,200.

A Newport woman reported Feb. 21 that someone broke into a home she owns in the 1600 block of 10th Avenue sometime between Feb. 18 and 20. Nothing was reported stolen.

An Elk River man reported Feb. 27 that a home was burglarized in the 1600 block of Cedar Lane. Appliances and copper water pipe were stolen. The report did not include a value of the stolen items.

A Cottage Grove woman reported March 1 that a home was burglarized in the 1500 block of Second Avenue. Copper pipe was stolen from the basement. The report did not include a value of the stolen items.

A Newport man reported March 2 that he and his wife discovered their home in the 1600 block of Century Avenue was burglarized while they were out of town. Every drawer and closet had been rummaged through and some items were missing. There was a pile of their possessions left outside the home as well, according to the report. There were no suspects. The case is under investigation.

A 19-year-old Maplewood man and a 20-year-old Maplewood man were arrested March 19 after police found them allegedly possessing burglary tools and stolen property in the 1400 block of 10th Street. Police had responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle.

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