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Possible Prowler Brought Pet Along: Fridley Police Blotter

Was four legged creature companion to a cat burglar?

A suspicous man wasn't alone when a woman saw him in her yard and on her back porch Sept. 12, according to a report the Lyric Lane resident made to the Fridley Police Department the next day. The man was accompanied by man's best friend, she said—he had a small black dog on a leash.

Here are other incidents selected from a weekly summary from Fridley police. 

Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012

  • 9 a.m.: A speeding motorcyclist may have earned a trip to Florida. An officer stopped a male for driving too fast and making two unsafe lane changes in the 8400 block of University Avenue NE. It turned out he had an extraditable warrant from the Sunshine State, and he was arrested and taken to Anoka County jail.
  • 1:30 p.m.: Anoka County Dive Team was alerted after a male reported seeing someone stop and throw a plastic bag containing an unknown item off the I-694 bridge and into the Mississippi River.
  • 2 p.m.: A male stole his friend's Sony PlayStation, a game and DVDs and pawned them at Pawn America, 780 53rd Ave. NE. 
  • 2:19 p.m.: Police picked up a shovel in a left turn lane of northbound University Avenue NE at 81st Avenue NE.
  • 7:55 p.m.: An open-line 911 call sent police to an apartment in the 5800 block of Second Street NE. Officers forced the door open, found a female victim with facial injuries and arrested a male on suspicion of fifth-degree domestic assault.
  • 8:48 p.m.: Several vehicles were reported broken into at Totino-Grace High School. 

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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