Blotter: Hotel Guests Try to Dodge $8,000 Hotel Bill

Police also responded to a number of domestic assault and burglary incidents, according to police reports from Feb. 28 through March 5.

Feb. 28

8:44 p.m.—Police responded to a burglary call on the 3800 block of Lexington Ave. A caller told police that a man briefly broke into a church while the caller and others were inside, before fleeing. The caller described the man as in his 20s with blonde hair and dark clothing. Officers eventually tracked and arrested the man, who was taken to detox.

2:25 a.m.—Police responded to a disturbing the peace call on the 1900 block of Silver Bell Rd. A woman told authorities that her distraught ex-boyfriend was outside her residence throwing rocks at her window and calling her via the building's intercom. While the caller was on the phone, one of the rocks broke through her bedroom window. Police arrived and jailed the man for fourth-degree damage to property.

Feb. 29

9:41 a.m.—Police responded to a burglary call on the 1800 block of Trailway Dr. The reporting party told police he found his office door kicked in as her arrived for work.

11:15 a.m.—Police responded to a theft report on the 4800 block of Rahncliff Rd. A hotel reported that two guests had left in the middle of the night without paying their $8,000 bill. Police were given the names and address of both guests.

11:29 a.m.—Police responded to a burglary report on the 1100 block of Duckwood Trl. A woman told police that an unknown suspect or suspects stole her license plates and other items from an unlocked vehicle in an underground parking garage.

Mar. 2

12:31 a.m.—Police responded to a domestic disturbance report on the 1200 block of Deerridge Ct. The reporting party told officers his wife threw his clothing out of the house into a snowbank and was verbally abusive. Eagan police later responded to a suspected arson incident at the same location.

6:24 p.m.—Police responded to a threats/stalking incident on the 3500 block of Federal Dr. The reporting party told officers that an 11-year-old boy has been having bullying issues at school. The problems culminated with a message telling the boy that someone was going to come to his home and cut him up and kill him.

9:34 p.m.—Police responded to a domestic assault incident on the 1500 block of Woodview Ave. W. The reporting party told police that a man hit her before the call was disconnected. Police eventually arrived at the residence, at which point they discovered that the male suspect had allegedly thrown the phone at the woman's head, hitting her and causing an injury. The man was cited for fifth-degree domestic assault.

March 3

8:08 p.m.—Police responded to a domestic assault incident on the 4500 block of Thomas Lake Cir. The reporting party told police her father choked her, hit her in the face, took her phone and prevented her from leaving her room for 30 minutes. Police arrested the father for felony domestic strangulation and false imprisonment and transported him to the Dakota County Jail.

March 5

8:32 p.m.—Police responded to a burglary report on the 3900 block of Valley View Dr. The reporting party told police that someone forced open a sliding door and broke into the apartment, but didn't take anything.

9:20 p.m.—Police responded to an assault report on the 3300 block of Coach Rd. The reporting party told police her 15-year-old daughter was assaulted in the laundry room of her building by four or five suspects.

Eagan Patch regularly posts selections from recent Eagan Police Department reports. All addresses in the reports are approximate.

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Todd March 07, 2012 at 03:06 PM
why in the world would a hotel let a guest run up an 8K bill?
David Henke March 07, 2012 at 03:13 PM
The business in question is an extended stay hotel, which may help answer your question, Todd.
Todd March 08, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Extended Stay at a maximum would be 2k a month. So, he stayed there for four months before anyone tried to run his card. Wish I could pay my mortgage this way. There’s obviously more to the story. I’m not trying to blame owner, but it seems like, or I certainly hope one would have practices in place to minimize this type of risk. Unless one person was responsible for multiple rooms in a very short period of time, I can’t see how someone could run there bill up this high without having to make a weekly/monthly payment.


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