Blotter: Man Breaks Through Patio Door, Sexually Assaults Sleeping Woman

In a separate incident, a thief took a sparkly hoola hoop and other sporting goods during a garage break-in, according to the most recent Eagan police reports.

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

Oct. 8

8:58 a.m.—Police responded to a threats/stalking call at Ceva Logistics in Eagan. One employee told police that a co-worker sent threatening text messages over the weekend. Police learned that the co-worker sent the texts while intoxicated. Officers advised the victim to get a restraining order.

9:35 a.m.—Police responded to a personal injury accident near the intersection of Interstate 35E and Yankee Doodle Road. An airbag deployed in at least one vehicle. One driver was transported to Regions Hospital. The owner of one vehicle was also cited for allowing an unlicensed driver to drive.

2:49 p.m.—Police responded to a theft report on the 3300 block of Heritage Ln. The reporting party told police that someone drilled a hole through the driver's door on a car, then stole several clothing items.

4:55 p.m.—Police responded to a theft call on the 4300 block of Metcalf Dr. The reporting party told police that someone stole two campaign signs and two "Vote Yes" signs from their yard.

7:02 p.m.—Police responded to a check welfare call on the 1800 block of Trailway Dr. A 6-year-old child call police and told officers that his mom had been sick and was throwing up before falling asleep. Emergency dispatchers directed the child to stand outside his apartment until police arrived and found him. Police eventually tracked down the child. Police discovered that the boy's mother was too drunk to care for him. The woman was transported to Regions Hospital, and the boy was left with a babysitter.

Oct. 9

11:50 a.m.—Police responded to a theft call on the 4100 block of Lexingon Ave. The reporting party told officers that someone stole a cricket bat valued at $500, two tennis racquets, two badmitten racquets, a wooden chair and a sparkly hoola hoop from a garage.

Oct. 10

6:02 p.m.—Police responded to a theft call at the Kohl's in Eagan. The reporting party told police that  woman took a purse full of clothing and a watch out of the store without paying. Police found the woman, who had $309.95 of stolen merchandise. The woman was cited for theft and released.

Oct. 12

9:38 a.m.—Police responded to an animal call on the 4500 block of Oak Chase Ln. A resident reported that her dog had been attacked by a coyote on Oct. 10.

7:24 p.m.—Police responded to a suspicious person call on the 3800 bock of Pilot Knob Rd. A caller reported that a man approached his son during an open skating event, said "I live alone" and talked to the boy about coming over and getting away from his parents. The man allegedly followed the boy into the locker room.

9:40 p.m.—Police responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of Falcon Way and Lexington Avenue. One vehicle flipped over during the accident, and one occupant sustained minor injuries. One driver was cited for a traffic offense.

Oct. 13

12:18 a.m.—Police responded to an arson call on the 4900 block of Rusten Rd. The reporting party heard a bang in front of his house, then looked out to see a car fully engulfed by flames. A neighbor caught what looks like two people on camera throw something in the car window, which was followed by an explosion.

11:09 a.m.—Police responded to a criminal sexual conduct call on Villa Drive. The reporting party told police she had friends over last night. At roughly 2:30 a.m., someone came through the patio door, went into a bedroom and sexually assaulted a female that was staying there. The woman allegedly kicked the male after he tried to take her pants off. Police identified a suspect, who allegedly admitted he committed the crime.

9:18 p.m.—Police responded to a suspicious person call at the Northview Athletic Fields. The caller told police someone was shooting cars with a paintball gun. Police stopped a vehicle with two suspects. One was cited for discharging an air gun in the city.

Oct. 14

3:19 p.m.—Police responded to a personal injury accident on the 4300 block of Sandstone Dr. Police learned that a minivan hit a motorcycle. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

5:36 p.m.—Police responded to a threats/stalking call on the 1800 block of Covington Ln. A resident reported that his next-door neighbor threatened him over a land dispute regarding the placement of a fence on the property line.

9:11 p.m.—Police responded to an assault call on the 3900 block of Valley View Dr. S. A crying woman told police that a male pulled hier hair out and punched her in teh back of her head. The man also assaulted her 5-year-old child.

9:50 p.m.—Police responded to a disturbing the peace call at the Springhill Suites on the 3600 block of Crestridge Dr. Police learned that a man had accused a hotel driver of having a gun, and was repeatedly asking why the driver and another person were trying to hurt him. At one point, the man also accused the driver of being a "devil worshiper". The reporting party claimed that the man was mistaking a cell phone clip on the driver's belt for a gun. Police attempted to arrest the suspect, who broke a squad car window. The suspect was then tasered.


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