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Dude, Where's My iPad? Fridley Police Blotter for Sept. 11–12, 2012

It's been gone a while, might be lost, could be stolen ...

Not everyone who owns an iPad uses it compulsively, all day, everyday, apparently. A complainant reported to Fridley police that his Apple iPad has been missing about a week and he didn’t know if it was misplaced or someone took it from his home on Rice Creek Way. He said there had been people in his home but he didn't know who may have taken it. The complainant provided police with serial numbers.

Here are other incidents selected from the Fridley Police Department's weekly report: 

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012:

  • 1:25 p.m.: Police issued a City of Fridley trespass notice to a male customer who had been harassing and threatening employees at Super America, 5667 University Ave. NE. 
  • 3:06 p.m.: Police trespassed a female from Target, 755 53rd Ave. NE, who had checked the doors of vehicles in the parking lot but did not succeed at stealing anything.
  • 3:26 p.m.: A caller requested extra police patrol for the 5800 block of Hackmann Avenue NE after a boy came to the door and looked in on Monday, considering there have been burglaries in the area.
  • 4:21 p.m.: A female reported receiving disturbing photo messages that implied that the dogs in the photo were being used for dog fighting. but police were unable to find suspect information.
  • 5:51 p.m.: A complainant found two credit cards on Central Avenue NE near I-694. A Fridley officer returned one card to a Fridley resident and put the other into Property at the Fridley Police Department.
  • 6:52 p.m.: Two people were taken to the hospital and police issued one driver a summons after a two-vehicle crash at Osborne Road NE and University Avenue NE. Both vehicles were towed.  
  • 7:05 p.m.: A male in a red sleeveless shirt was reported to have been asking people to let him into a secured building in the 400 block of Mississippi Street NE. Police checked the area but he was gone.
  • 11:39 p.m.: Police arrested a juvenile female for damaging a motorcycle with a knife in the 1000 block of North Circle NE and had her booked into the Regional Juvenile Center on suspicion of fourth-degree criminal damage.

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012:

  • 8:13 a.m.: A Fridley officer assisted the drug task force execute a search warrant in an apartment in the 100 block of Charles Street NE that resulted in two women being taken to jail.
  • 9:30 a.m.: Police responded to an anonymous tip that a car in the 100 block of 58th Avenue NE has fresh damage and a male appears to be hiding it in his garage.
  • 12:11 p.m.: An officer found an unoccupied vehicle in the 5400 block of Seventh Street NE that had license plates from another vehicle that turned out to belong to the brother of the owner of the first vehicle.
  • 2:26 p.m.: Two cars crashed in a personal-injury accident on Highway 65 at the Fireside Avenue NE entrance to the Fridley Terrace manufactured-home park.
  • 2:46 p.m.: One vehicle rear-ended another in the 7500 block of Highway 65 as traffic stacked up due to the earlier crash on Highway 65 at Fireside Drive NE.
  • 3:14 p.m.: Police checked out a caller's report that a firecracker had damaged his mailbox in the 5700 block of Matterhorn Drive NE, but did not develop any suspect information.  
  • 3:57 p.m.: One vehicle sideswiped another while merging into a turn lane at East River Road NE and Mississippi Street NE.
  • 4:45 p.m.: A motorcycle crashed after skidding on wet pavement at East River Road and I-694. No other vehicles involved. The driver wasn't injured. The motorcycle was towed.
  • 6:01 p.m.: A Fridley police officer responded to a report of a deceased male found by a neighbor in the 600 block of Janesville Street NE. The Anoka County Criminal Investigative Division, Crime Lab and Medical Examiner's Office all responded, and the body was transported to the Medical Examiner's Office.
  • 7:07 p.m.: Police officers responded to a report of a person with a gun in the 1500 block of North Oberlin Circle NE, but the gun wasn't real. No one cited or arrested.
  • 11:20 p.m.: Police responded to a report of a male claiming he had heard banging on his door in the 4800 block of Third Street NE. Officers found the male hiding in his attic and determined that there were no problems.

In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Incidents generally appear in the order in which they were reported, not necessarily the order in which they occurred.

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