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Just-assembled Mail-order Scooter Gets Its First Tow: Fridley Police Blotter

The 150cc scooter had a flat and lacked plates.

The driver of a motor scooter that had a flat tire and no license plates told an officer in the 7100 block of Central Avenue NE on April 30 that he had just assembled it from a mail-order kit, and had already been told by another officer that he needed plates. Police had the scooter towed and cited the driver for his unregistered motor vehicle.

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

April 28:

  • A caller reported a male smashing a car window in parking lots in the 5600 block of Seventh Street NE before running east on Medtronic Parkway. An officer saw several vehicles with windows smashed but did not find the suspect.
  • Police cited a male for disorderly conduct after he removed his swim trunks and stood naked while in the pool area at Bally's US Swim, 7200 University Ave. NE.
  • In response to a report of a dead goose in the 5800 block of Central Avenue NE, an officer picked up the goose and disposed of it at the Public Works Department.
  • A person flagged down police in the 6400 block of Fifth Street NE to be arrested on an outstanding warrant, which police confirmed then made the arrest and took the person to jail.
  • Police returned to parents a child who had been reported riding a tricycle in traffic at Highway 65 and Osborne Road NE.
  • An officer on patrol stopped a vehicle for littering in the 6900 block of Highway 65, arrested a passenger on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant and took the passenger to jail.

April 29:

  • During a traffic stop, an officer found the license plate number on a list of stolen plates but it turned out the agency that had entered the number had done so incorrectly.

Aprile 30:

  • Fridley Police stood by Blaine Police took into custody a patient at Unity Hospital, 550 Osborne Road NE, who was wanted for stalking. 
  • A car hit a fox in the 7500 block of Tempo Terrace but the injured fox was still alive. Police killed the fox and removed the carcass.

May 1:

  • A passerby reported a door open at the Anoka County Library, 410 Mississippi St. NE, but an officer found it to be a door to a storage closet without any apparent damage or missing items and determined that the wind likely blew it open.
  • Someone apparently kicked down the door to an apartment in a building in the 600 block of Osborne Road NE. 

May 2:

  • A suspect confessed to writing on a desk at Fridley Middle School after being caught doing so on video.
  • A dog owner reported that someone is putting corn cobs in his back yard in the 1300 block of Osborne Road NE in order to kill his dogs. 

May 3:

  • A vehicle struck a mailbox in the 6800 block of East River Road NE for the second time in three weeks.
  • Police took a man sitting in a ditch near 68th Avenue and Highway 65 to detox.

May 4:

  • A woman heard screaming about prostitutes from inside her apartment in the 5900 block of Anna Avenue NE told police she was letting out anger.
  • A complainant said someone damaged his the door of his apartment in the 1500 block of 73rd Avenue NE with a hammer.


For all incidents in which 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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