Newport police reports for Aug. 24: Drugs, theft, shooting disturbance, assaultRecent criminal activity included a domestic call, assault, a shooting disturbance, theft and suspicious activity.
Police were called to the Sure Lock Motel, 1280 Hastings Avenue, shortly before 1 p.m. July 19 on a report of a domestic fight. Police located a man and woman, but they were done arguing. The man, a 34-year-old from Inver Grove Heights, was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Dakota County.
Police were called about 11 p.m. July 20 to a reported fight at Boyd Motel, 1700 Hastings Ave. Police located the suspect, who provided an inaccurate identification. The 43-year-old Dolton, Illinois, man was later identified and cited for providing false information to police. He told an officer his lied about his name because he did not want to have his name in a police report, according to the police report.
Police were called July 14 to a home in the 1600 block of 10th Avenue after a woman reported her son had damaged the apartment. There was minimal damage, but the 18-year-old Newport man had an outstanding warrant. Police found him about a block away. Khaled H. Mohammed, 18, of Newport, was arrested and jailed for the outstanding warrant.
A call for help with an unwanted person in a Newport apartment led to the caller being arrested. Police were sent to a residence in the 1400 block of 10th Avenue on July 29 after a resident reported an unwanted person in the hallway making threats. Police could not find the person in the hallway, but later arrested the caller for theft and drug charges. Adrian J. Soles, 33, of Newport, was apprehended on suspicion of theft of an iPhone and for possessing a fifth-degree controlled substance. Police recovered a small bag of a drug believed to be methamphetamine, according to the report.
Xcel Energy, 3000 Maxwell Ave., reported Aug. 4 that someone has been cutting into a fence at the property and siphoning gas from vehicles.
Police were called to a home on Sixth Street near Pioneer Park after someone reported that a potato had been shot from the property and it landed near children playing at the park. Police talked to the homeowner, who said he shot the potato into the air and thought it would land back in his yard. Police told him it didn’t and that he can’t shoot the potato launcher in city limits.
SuperAmerica, 1624 Hastings Ave., reported a gas drive-off on Aug. 1. The gas station reported additional gas drive-offs on Aug. 9 and 12.
A 56-year-old Woodbury man was arrested on suspicion of fourth-degree drunken driving and for having no proof of insurance following a crash Aug. 1. Police were called to Hastings Avenue and Ford Road around 1:15 p.m., after witnesses reported seeing a vehicle traveling southbound on Hastings Avenue crash into a parked vehicle at Ford Road. The driver was still in the vehicle when police arrived. He smelled of alcohol, had poor balance and his eyes were watery and bloodshot, according to the report. He was ticketed.
A woman told police Aug. 15 that someone had gone through a vehicle parked on First Avenue and stole change and a flashlight sometime the previous night.
Police were called to SuperAmerica, 1624 Hastings Ave., on Aug. 13 after a clerk reported that a customer dropped a baggie that contained a white/brown substance. Police recovered the baggie; the contents tested positive for methamphetamine. No arrest was made.