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Male in Black Hat Tried to Steal Gray Hat: Fridley Police Blotter

It happened at Wal-Mart, according to a report from the store.

A white male in a black hat and blue jacket ran away toward Springbrook Drive after trying to steal a gray hat, according to a report to Fridley police from , 8450 University Ave. NE. As he ran away, he dropped the gray hat. If he returns, the store will ask police to give him a trespass notice.

Here are more items selected from information provided by the Fridley Police Department:

Nov. 17, 2011

  • At request of Blaine police, a Fridley officer and K9 partner Kona tracked and found male suspect in 900 block of 97th Lane NE, Blaine, who was wanted in connection with the felony first-degree burglary of an occupied residence.
  • Police checked on the welfare of a female asking people for assistance with her two-week-old child at , 5277 Central Ave. NE.
  • A person renting a home in the 5100 block of Hughes Avenue NE told police a friend of her daughter threw a brick through their front glass door.

Nov. 18, 2011

  • Police checked on the welfare of a male in the 7300 block of Taylor Street NE who had called a military hotline. The male said he wasn't going to hurt anybody and talked continually about things that happened years ago. His roommate told police that is normal for him.
  • A complainant told police about a broken window on a tractor belonging to a management company in the 7400 block of Taylor Street NE.
  • A police officer took a report from a complainant who said someone siphoned gas from the complainant's vehicle in the 1200 block of Norton Ave. NE within the previous two days.
  • A female reported that someone stole her purse while she was at , 8150 University Ave. NE, but store security personnel said that video showed the female entering the store with no apparent purse.

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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