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Blotter: Man Beat, Strangled Woman for Nearly Four Hours Before She Escaped

Police responded to several assault calls and drunkenness complaints, according to the police reports for Aug. 13-19.

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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. 13

8:31 a.m.—Police responded to a miscellaneous call at a business on the 2800 block of Eagandale Blvd. The caller told police that an employee had been having "violence issues", which included threatening to kill the victim and other people.

9:53 a.m.—Police responded to a suspicious person complaint on the 4900 block of Slater Road. The caller told police that "bizarre" things had been going on in the neighborhood that may be related to prostitution. The caller elaborated, telling police that a lot of men in nice cars and women in not-so-nice cars had been visiting a nearby residence.

Aug. 14

6:11 p.m.—Police responded to a juvenile complaint on the 3200 block of Coachman Road. The reporting party told police a mother was screaming, yelling and beating her child. Police learned that the child had thrown chairs around the house after being told by her mother that she could not go to the park.

Aug. 15

8:39 a.m.—Police responded to a three-car accident near the intersection of Elrene Road and Wescott Road in Eagan. All three vehicles were towed, and one driver was cited following the accident.

Aug. 16

2:29 a.m.—Police responded to a domestic on the 1600 block of River Bluff Ct. The caller told police her drunk boyfriend beat her up and then put her in a headlock until she bit him so that he would release her. Police transported the man to jail.

7:37 a.m.—Police responded to a car accident involving a bicycle and vehicle at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Northview Park Road. The bicyclist did not sustain significant injuries.

12:07 p.m.—Police responded to a criminal sexual conduct call on the 900 block of Wescott Square.

2:44 p.m.—Police responded to a domestic call on the 4300 block of Bear Path Trl. The reporting party, a 15-year-old, told police his 34-year-old mother attacked him because she was upset he had friends over.

3:16 p.m.—Police responded to a shoplifting call at the Kohl's Department Store on the 1300 block of Town Centre Drive. Two shoplifters were detained, cited and released.

Aug. 17

2:46 a.m.—Police responded to a disturbing the peace call on the 4300 block of Bear Path Trl. The caller told police that a loud party involving plenty of "hootin' and hollerin'" had been going on for most of the night.

2:55 p.m.—Police responded to a damage to property call on the 4100 block of Meadowlark Lane. The reporting party told police her house had been egged. She suspected that the neighbors did it in retaliation for the victim's decision to call the police about a recent domestic incident that took place at the neighbors' home.

4:59 p.m.—Police responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of Yankee Doodle Road and Yankee Drive. One woman was cited for failing to yield the right of way, and another woman was transported to United Hospital following the two-vehicle accident.

6:19 p.m.—Police responded to a check welfare call on the 4900 block of Slater Road. A general contractor trying to sell services spotted a naked man who appeared to be shaking at a residence in the area. The contractor called emergency responders, who transported the man to Regions Hospital. The man displayed signs of intoxication and drug use, including erratic behavior and speech.

Aug. 18

11:24 a.m.—Police responded to a harassing communications call on the 3400 block of Golfview Drive. The reporting party told police that a male began yelling racial slurs and swearing at him because the victim didn't get out of the way of the man's vehicle fast enough. A witness also heard the confrontation.

7:41 p.m.—Police responded to 3200 Coachman Road on a damage to property call. The caller, a family member, told police the man got drunk at a family event, got in an argument with his family and then threw a brick through his own truck windshield. When police apprehended the man, he hobbled himself by kicking the tire of a squad car.

10:21 p.m.—Police responded to an assault call on the 4300 block of Robert Trl. S. The reporting party told police a man bit her on the hand. The man, who subsequentely called police, claimed he never touched her, but that she had a kitchen knife in her hand. Police transported one to jail and another person to the hospital.

Aug. 19

5:42 a.m.—Police responded to a suspicious persons call on the 1700 block of Hickory Hill. The caller told police a group of people were out checking car door handles of cars parked in the area. Police apprehended several members of the group, who all ratted each other out and admitted to entering garages in the area. Police determined that the group had tampered with or burglarized several cars in the area. One person was charged with fleeing from officers on foot.

8:16 a.m.—Police responded to an assault call on the 3300 block of Coachman Road. The reporting party, a woman, told police she was assaulted last night by her boyfriend and fled from the apartment the following morning. Police learned that the male allegedly beat the woman from 2:20 a.m. to 6 a.m. that morning. She was able to flee from the building after he passed out. The woman had bruises on her legs and neck. The man was jailed for drug possession, domestic assault, domestic assault by strangulation and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

12:54 p.m.—Police responded to a burglary call on the 4100 block of Robert Trl. S. An employee of a storage facility told police that items were missing from a locker.

9:52 p.m.—Police responded to a drunkennes call on the 4500 block of Slater Road. The caller told police an intoxicated female was wandering around outside the apartment complex and had attracted a large crowd of kids. Police apprehended the woman, who had a .255 blood-alcohol level. The woman was transported to a local hospital.

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