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Stray Rottweiler Bites Woman, Non-working Snowblower Stolen: Blotter

A roundup of crimes and incidents reported to the St. Louis Park Police Department between Oct. 26 and Nov. 1

At 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 28, police were dispatched to the area of Susan Lindgren Elementary School on a report of a dog bite.

A St. Louis Park resident living near the school tried to corner a brown Boxer or Rottweiler dog that was running free around her neighborhood. When she tried to grab the dog’s collar, the dog bit her hand and ran off. The woman said the dog was wearing a collar with silver spikes, no tags, and it had numerous cuts to its face and legs.

The woman suffered six puncture wounds to her hand. Her husband took her to the emergency room.

Oct. 26

The proprietors of Good News for Israel reported a "Vote Yes" sign supporting the marriage amendment was stolen from in front of the building.

Oct. 27

Shortly before 11 p.m., officers responded to reports of a suspicious person pounding on windows of an apartment building on the 4400 block of Minnetonka Boulevard. The man turned out to be a drunk resident of the building, who police transported to Methodist Hospital.

Oct. 28

A drunk Minnetonka resident showed up at the West End Doubletree Suites at 3:15 a.m. in his underwear and said his passport had been stolen.

Around 3:45 a.m., a taxi driver was robbed in front of Excelsior and Grand

A car parked overnight on the 3000 block of Virginia Ave South had its driver's-side window broken, a Garmin GPS device taken, and its front window smashed with what the police report described as a "kitten ball-sized rock" that was left sitting on the car's roof.

A garage on the 5900 block of Cambridge Street was broken into overnight and a bicycle stolen.

A house on the 3100 block of Maryland Avenue had a political sign stolen from its front lawn.

At 2:45 p.m., a student at Quest Academy assaulted another student.

At 3:45 p.m., a resident of the 3900 block of Excelsior Avenue parked her car in her apartment building's underground garage. When she returned a half-hour later, one or more vandals had smashed both the driver's-side and rear windows, broken the mirrors and radio antenna off, damaged the end caps on both bumpers, and put multiple small dents in the hood. Many bags and other items in the car, together valued at over $1,000, were missing.

At 10 p.m., a scooter traveling eastbound on Minnetonka Avenue hit a car turning onto Minnetonka Boulevard from Salem Avenue. The car's driver had pulled out into the intersection without seeing the scooter, causing the scooter driver to lay his vehicle on the ground. The scooter driver was transported to Methodist Hospital with head and neck injuries.

Oct. 29

A snow blower was stolen overnight from a front yard on the 2800 block of Texas Avenue South. The owner told police the blower's auger had a crack, and did not work.

Two patrons of the Knollwood Mall DSW store ran off with an unknown amount of merchandise around 8:30 p.m. after fooling a store employee who knew one of the two from high school.

While a resident of the 2800 block of Florida Avenue was at work, burglars entered his home and stole two $1,800 televisions, a digital camera, an iPad, and two tickets to a Minnesota Timberwolves game. Police say no fingerprints appeared to have been left at the scene.

Oct. 30

A resident of the 7700 block of 13th Lane West reported his car was stolen overnight.

Oct. 31

A St. Louis Park man threatened a group of juvenile trick-or-treaters with an AK-47 for allegedly stealing his child's Halloween candy.

Two young women stole a cell phone from the Knollwood Mall T-Mobile store.

Nov. 1

A resident of the 7000 block of 23rd Street returned home at 9:45 p.m. to find their house ransacked. The only thing burglars appeared to have taken, though, was $200 in pocket change from a jar on their dresser.

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