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St. Paul Park police reports for June 7: Suspicious male, theft, vandalism, disorderly conduct
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Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

Suspicious male

A man was arrested May 6 on an outstanding warrant after police were called to a home in the 1300 block of Third Street. The homeowner reported seeing a man in the backyard. When police found him, he said he had been looking for scrap metal. His age and hometown were not listed on the report.

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Police were called May 10 to Axelrod Park, 400 Pullman Ave., on a report of a suspicious male possibly doing laundry in the park. Police found a Cottage Grove man without a shirt. The man said he was drying his shirt before continuing on his way.

Theft

A 36-year-old Cottage Grove man was cited for theft after he admitted to stealing two flowering pots from a St. Paul Park woman's home in the 800 block of Second Street and then tried to sell them to a female clerk at Finja's Liquors in St. Paul Park. The man had been riding a three-wheeled bike with a basket on the back.

A St. Paul Park woman reported May 15 that someone stole a Chrysler vehicle from the driveway in the 1000 block of McCammon Avenue after stealing the car keys from inside the home.

SuperAmerica, 545 Summit Ave., reported a $57 gas drive-off on May 24. Then the gas station reported a $66 gas drive-off on May 26.

Finja's Liquors, 216 Broadway Ave., reported May 24 that a juvenile stole a pack of cigarettes from the store while an employee was in a back storage room. The juvenile was cited for theft.

A St. Paul Park man reported May 27 that someone stole a garden hose, bird feeder and fertilizer spreader from his home in the 1600 block of Ashland Avenue.

John E. Mooney, of St. Paul Park, was arrested May 27 on suspicion of outstanding warrants and new charges of theft and fleeing on foot for allegedly digging up and stealing trees from a park on Grey Cloud Island. Another suspect admitted they stole the trees. Police found fresh dirt and shovels in their van.

Vandalism

Pullman Elementary School, 1260 Selby Ave., reported May 16 that a window was damaged on a door in the northeast area of the building. Cause unknown.

Disorderly conduct

A 25-year-old Minneapolis man was cited for disorderly conduct following a disturbance May 20 in the 1100 block of Fifth Street.

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