Newport police reports for Sept. 14: Fire, theft, property damage and threatsRecent criminal activity in Newport includes reported thefts, property damage and threats.
Firefighters were called at 4:51 p.m. Sept. 2 to Bailey Road east of Military Road for a tree fire. No structures were damaged.
A Newport resident reported Sept. 2 that someone entered an unsecured garage in the 1400 block of Fourth Avenue and stole power tools and a radio-controlled race car.
A Newport man reported Aug. 30 that a 2000 Dodge Caravan was stolen from his driveway in the 1300 block of Fifth Avenue.
Danny’s Auto Repair, 2204 Hastings Ave., reported Sept. 1 that a vehicle window was broken by a customer with whom the repair shop is involved in a civil case involving owed money.
A 28-year-old Cottage Grove man was transported to a Hastings detox facility after police were called to the Red Rock Saloon, 374 21st St., around 10:15 p.m. Aug. 25 for a reported fight. Police found the man with a bloody lip and hands, and were told three men were involved in a fight. None of the men involved wanted to press charges.
A replacement worker during a recent labor lockout at SuperMom’s bakery in St. Paul Park reported that he felt threatened by the actions of two union drivers who were picketing on Aug. 29. The man told police he was followed to Newport Cold Storage on Maxwell Avenue and that one of the picketers followed him into the office and then acted suspicious around his vehicle. An employee of the storage business told the picketers to leave. No citations were issues and neither the alleged victim nor the picketers were identified in the report.