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Newport police reports for Nov. 14: Assault, theft, liquor violation

Recent criminal activity reported in Newport:


A Newport woman reported Oct. 1 that a juvenile male pulled a knife on her son and threatened to stab him during a football game at Lions Park, 155 20th St. Police could not immediately contact the suspect.

A Newport woman was ticketed for fifth-degree domestic assault on Oct. 27 after she allegedly slapped a St. Paul man in the face after they were arguing over nude photographs on the woman’s cellphone, according to the report.

An Apple Valley man reported Oct. 21 that he met with a man in the Newport Center parking lot after answering a Craiglist ad to have a cellphone unlocked. The suspect then stole the phone, according to the report. Loss: $550.

A St. Paul man was cited for fifth-degree domestic assault following a disturbance about 10:30 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Boyd Motel, 1700 Hastings Ave.


A Newport man reported Oct. 2 that his 13-foot fishing boat was stolen from his home in the 1300 block of Second Avenue. Loss: $600.

A St. Paul Park man told police Oct. 20 that he gave video game equipment and a TV to his girlfriend with orders to leave it with his friend while he goes to jail. The man said his friend took the electronics but pawned them. Police told the men involved it was a civil issue.

SuperAmerica, 1624 Hastings Ave., reported a $30 gas drive-off on Oct. 30.

A Newport woman reported Nov. 3 that multiple items were stolen from a garage in the 1000 block of 10th Avenue.

Liquor violation

Police conducted an alcohol compliance check Oct. 30 at Newport Liquor, 1638 Hastings Ave. A 29-year-old store clerk who lives in Woodbury sold alcohol to an 18-year-old man. The clerk admitted he didn’t check the man’s identification, according to the report. The case is pending. Police reports were sent to the city attorney for consideration of charges.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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