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Blotter: Caller's Garbage Can the Target of Explosive "MacGyver Bomb"

Police also responded to a house fire and vandalism at Thomas Lake Elementary School in Eagan, according to the police reports for Aug. 20-21.

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Editor's note: Eagan Patch regularly posts selections taken from the incident reports. All addresses in the reports are approximate.

Aug. 20

8:13 a.m.—Police responded to a personal injury accident at Interstate 35E and Lone Oak Road. Police learned that a black SUV ran a red light and side-swiped another car. One person was transported to Regions Hospital and one person was cited.

1:02 a.m.—Police responded to a damage to property call on the 1700 block of Carnelian Ln. A resident reported that someone used a "MacGyver Bomb" to blow up their garbage can.

Aug. 21

7:14 a.m.—Police responded to a damage to property report at in Eagan. The caller told police that someoen spray painted racial comments on the roof of the school after climbing up piping on the building. A spray paint can was also found in the middle of the principal's parking space. The caller asked for an extra patrol in the evening at the school.

11:40 a.m.—Police responded to a check welfare call on the 4400 block of Erin Dr. on a report of a female passed out in the weeds. The reporting party told police the 55-year-old female may be "on something". The woman eventually left the scene, and police spoke with her at her residence. The officer recognized the woman from previous calls and knew her to be an alcoholic.

Aug. 22

9:51 a.m.—Police responded to a threats/stalking call at a hotel on the 3600 block of Crestridge Dr. A male caller told police another male staying at the same hotel had threatened to "end his life". The suspect was one of the victim's former students.

10:53 a.m.—Police and emergency crews responded to a report of a patio fire at a house on the 4500 block of Horizon Cir. The reporting party, a passerby, tried ringing the bell of the home to notify the homeowners. Firefighters used several hoses to put the flames out. Some siding on the house melted, and the deck sustained minimal damage.

10:28 p.m.—Police responded to a threats/stalking call at a Fairview Clinic on the 1400 block of Duckwood Dr. N. The reporting party told police that a female patient became upset when a doctor wouldn't prescribe her drugs and threatened the doctor. The female and her boyfriend then left the building and sat outside the front entrance. Both had been to the clinic numerous times seeking Percocet, according to clinic staff.

Aug. 23

3:14 a.m.—Police responded to a child protection call on Slater Rd. The reporting party told police that both of her two daughters told her they had been touched in the privates by a family member.

8:10 a.m.—Police responded to a burglary call on the 1100 block of Northwood Dr. The caller told officers a set of golf clubs was taken from an underground garage stall.

12:44 p.m.—Police responded to a theft report on the 1700 block of Gabbro Trl. The caller told police someone stole a new American flag along with the flag pole.

Aug. 24

8:10 p.m.—Police responded to a criminal sexual conduct incident that allegedly took place outside Valley Lounge in Eagan. The caller told police another female was sexually assaulted and drugged outside Valley Lounge, and was recovering in North Memorial Hospital. The caller told police the victim's car was also missing and that the assault took place in the vehicle.

11:39 p.m.—Police and emergency crews responded to a house fire on the 3800 block of Country Creek Way. A passerby, who called in the fire, told officers the back porch of the home was on fire. When firefighters arrived, the deck was fully engulfed. Emergency responders evacuated several people from the scene. Damage was limited to the deck and a corner of the home.

Aug. 25

5:21 p.m.—Police responded to a personal injury accident at Beacon Hill Road and Lancaster Lane. The caller told police the accident involved two vehicles and that one victim may have a broken arm.

Aug. 26

2:40 p.m.—Police responded to an assault call on the 110 block of Northwood Dr. The caller, a woman, told police a male at that location had choked her and was now trying to take her vehicle and leave the scene. Police arrested the man, who was charged on fifth-degree domestic assault.

Aug. 27

12:10 a.m.—Police responded to a juvenile complaint at the intersection of Cliff Road and Robert Trail S. Two callers reported a group of juveniles hiding on the side of the road and shining a laser pointer into drivers' eyes. Police cited four teens who were in possession of a laser pointer and toilet paper.

2:10 a.m.—Police responded to a damage to property complaint on the 4300 block of Thomas Lake Rd. The caller, a nearby resident, told police he witnessed at least three kids near the school, and heard what sounded like spray paint cans going off. Police checked the area, and discovered a makeshift ladder of bike racks behind Thomas Lake Elementary School. The racks had been used as a climbing tool, and police found graffity spray painted on the roof of the building.

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