Cab Rider Makes Off with $200: Eagan Police Blotter

In another report, a woman called police and was arrested for giving a fake name, and a man received a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS.

Eagan Police Blotter.
Eagan Police Blotter.

The information below is taken from Eagan Police Department reports. This is not the complete report.

A cab driver flagged down a police officer after he was robbed in Eagan by a woman he picked up from the Mall of America, according to a police report.

The cab driver told police that the woman, estimated at around 18 years old, wore all black clothing and a black stocking cap. She told the driver that she didn’t have any money, so he took her to Walmart so that she could get some cash. He told her that she had to pay, and she asked him to take her home, according to the report.

As he drove down Pilot Knob Road, the woman covered his mouth and scratched his face. At Kwik Trip she stole $200 out of his shirt pocket, tearing the pocket as she did so. She fled the scene on foot. She never told him her address.

The incident occurred on Nov. 30 at 3:44 a.m. on the 4100 block of Pilot Knob Road

Nov. 25

1:58 p.m. - Four men each paid for purchases with counterfeit $20 bills at the Walgreens on Lexington Avenue. The incident occurred on Nov. 21.

5:16 p.m. - Police obtained video of two men and one woman who used counterfeit $20 bills in three transactions at Walmart on Nov. 22. The loss was over $400.

5:39 p.m. - A woman was seen shoplifting from Kohl’s. She stole $300 worth of children’s clothes and put them in a tan purse. She then ran out the door and into her car. Police later cited her for theft.

Nov. 26

9:41 a.m. - A car hit another car driving out of the Holiday Station on Pilot Knob Road after the driver left without paying for gas. The license plates on the vehicle were stolen.

3:40 p.m. - A man received a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The caller said that the man owed money to the IRS. The man did not give the caller any information.

5:49 p.m. - A hit and run accident occurred on Diffley Road. A vehicle hit the trailer that another vehicle was pulling. The driver fled down Diffley and ran a red light. A box and its contents spilled into the road after the accident. Damage to the trailer was minor. Damage to the contents of the trailer was estimated at $100.

Nov. 27

6:32 p.m. - Two women stole a total of $450 worth of “real hair extensions” from Sally’s Beauty Supply on Town Centre Drive. The thefts occurred in the morning and afternoon by the same women.

7:27 p.m. - A woman ran a red arrow and hit two other vehicles on southbound Highway 13 as she turned onto Silver Bell Road. The woman was released to a sober party.

10:37 p.m. - Police arrested a woman at the Microtel Inn on Denmark Avenue after she called police about an argument with a friend, which had occurred at the hotel. She gave the police a fake name during the call. When police discovered her real name, they found that she had two warrants in two different counties.

Nov. 28

7:45 p.m. - Police responded to the 1900 block of Silver Bell Road on the report of a fight between an employee and a customer. Police learned that the customer was an “old friend” of the employee and he had been helping her for several days. The employee said that his friend had “freaked out” on him, so he told her that she had to leave. She then jumped on his back and tried to hit his face. He did not want to press charges and just wanted her gone. Police transported her to the Dorothy Day Center.

Nov. 29

1:32 a.m. - A woman in an apartment on the 3900 block of Cedar Grove Parkway called police saying that there was someone in her apartment. She said “she was scared and didn’t know what to do.” She then hung up the phone. On the return call, a male picked up the phone and gave the phone to the woman. She apologized and said that she had made a mistake. The man in her apartment was a friend. The two had returned from a bar and she wanted the man to leave. No crime occurred.

10 a.m. - Someone smashed car windows to break into two cars parked side by side at the Eagan Community Center. A purse was stolen from one vehicle and from the other vehicle, someone stole a laptop and iPad.

12:47 p.m. - A man took a vacuum off the shelf at Walmart and then tried to return it. Police ticketed him for theft and released him.

2:50 p.m. - A road rage incident ended with a keyed car at the Starbucks on Cliff Road.

5:16 p.m. - A woman went to the police department to report fraud. The woman had applied for a loan, and for two days she had spoken with a man who claimed to be from Fast Cash USA in Michigan. The man asked for money cards to transfer funds into her account. She had just over $900 in Paypal cards. She was advised to close her accounts and given an identity theft packet.

8:42 p.m. - Police received a report that someone had “gone through” a vehicle on the 4600 block of Tamie Avenue. Items were missing. The caller told police that someone had looked through other unlocked cars in the area, but nothing of value had been stolen. The resident asked for extra patrols in the area.

9:44 p.m. - Teenagers tried to steal three cases of beer from a home on the 3900 block of Westbury Way. A neighbor saw the teenagers and yelled at them. They dropped the beer and left the area, striking a light pole as they left.

Nov. 30

1:04 a.m. - A resident called police after a young man appeared at the residence, saying “I love you.” The man then walked around the house and yard before going to the neighbor’s house. Police cited him for underage drinking.

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