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Police Arrest Drunken Woman Who Spent 45 Minutes Locked in Gas Station Bathroom

In a separate incident, a man accidentally fired his handgun inside his apartment. The bullet pierced three walls. That and more on the Eagan police blotter.

Police responded to a drunkenness call at a gas station on the 4200 block of Hwy. 13 at 4:40 a.m. on March 17.

The caller told police an intoxicated female was in the business' bathroom for over 45 minutes and wouldn't open the door. Before police could arrive, the woman stumbled out of the bathroom and told the clerk she broke up with her boyfriend that night. The woman left in her vehicle, at which point she was stopped and arrested on suspicion of a fourth-degree DWI and illegal consumption of alcohol.

From the Eagan police reports:

March 14

12:49 a.m.—Police responded to a suspicious person call at a hotel on the 3300 block of Norwest Ct. Officers arrested a woman for possession of methamphetamine, giving false information to police and possession of drug paraphernalia.

March 15

11:19 a.m.—Police responded to a drug activity call at John Metcalf Junior High School.

1:32 p.m.—Police responded to a criminal sexual conduct call on the 3600 block of Denmark Ave.

7:33 p.m.—Police responded to a trespassing call at a retail store on the 1200 block of Town Centre Dr. The caller, a loss prevention officer, told police that a known shoplifter was in the store, had put two phones in her bag with the intent to steal them, then removed them from her bag and returned them before leaving the store. Store officials wanted police to cite her for trespassing because of her history of stealing things, although she didn't take anything this time.

11:17 p.m.—Police responded to a domestic on the 3200 block of Valley Ridge Dr. The caller told police her mother let a neighbor into the house, and that the neighbor was threatening to hurt the caller. The neighbor was angry because the caller refused to play with the neighbor's daughter. Police arrived and learned that the neighbor was simply talking with the girl's mom about the caller being disrespectful. No threats were issued.

March 16

1:41 a.m.—Police responded to a suspicious activity call at a hotel on the 3300 block of Norwest Ct. Police learned that a man and woman were likely using one of the rooms for the purposes of prostitution.

3:40 a.m.—Police responded to a suspicious person call at a retail store on the 1300 block of Town Centre Dr. An officer stopped a suspicious vehicle in the lot and found a TV and DVD burner that were likely stolen from an address in St. Paul.

3:51 a.m.—Police responded to a theft call at a retail store on the 1300 block of Town Centre Dr. While police were in the parking lot on the previous call (listed above), a man walked out of the store wearing a stolen t-shirt. The man allegedly attempted to take a laptop computer as well, but was stopped by employees. He was cited for theft.

5:07 p.m.—Police responded to a theft call at Eagan High School. The caller's 16-year-old son was attending a wrestling event at the school, and his iPod and wallet were stolen from a gym bag.

7:50 p.m.—Police responded to a domest on the 3200 block of Coachman Rd. The caller told police his father's girlfriend had just attacked him. The woman was arrested on suspicion of fifth-degree domestic assault.

10:44 p.m.—Police responded to a fight call on the 3100 block of Farnum Dr. The caller told police five people were fighting, and one person was "out of control." At least one person suffered facial injuries in the fight.

March 17

7:57 a.m.—Police responded to a threats/stalking call at the Eagan Transit Station on Pilot Knob Road. The caller told police that a man came into a gas station near the transit station, made racial slurs and then threatened to rob the store and "cut" the caller.

11:49 a.m.—Police responded to a weapons call on the 3300 block of Yankee Doodle Lane. The caller told police he accidentally fired his handgun inside the apartment while he was cleaning the weapon. Police arrived and asked the man to step into the hallway with his hands up. Upon investigation, police learned the bullet from the gun went through three walls and a headboard into an adjoining apartment.

8:11 p.m.—Police responded to a drunkenness call on the 1300 block of Easter Ln. The caller told police a drunk male and female got into a car and drove southbound on Easter. The vehicle crashed, and police responded to the scene. The male, who claimed his wrist was broken, blew a .29 blood-alcohol level. The female, who claimed her ribs were broken, refused the test and was transported to a hospital.

10:01 p.m.—Police responded to a domestic on the 4100 block of Rahn Rd. The caller told police her 12-year-old nephew was out of control, had a large butcher knife and was scratching the doors and hallway in the apartment with it. He was transported to a shelter.

March 18

11:31 a.m.—Police responded to a theft call on the 3100 block of Coachman Rd. The caller told police someone broke into his vehicle overnight and stole a large amount of tools.

12:06 p.m.—Police responded to an assault call on the 2100 block of Diffley Rd.

March 19

12:02 a.m.—Police responded to a car accident at the intersection of Cedar Ave. and Cliff Road. Officers learned the driver of the vehicle had rolled his car, then fled on foot to a nearby hotel. He was found in the hotel lobby—just as the elevator doors were closing. He blew a .19 blood-alcohol level and admitted to crashing his car.

11:23 a.m.—Police responded to an assault call at Eagan High School. Administrative officials separated several kids into different rooms following the altercation.

4:49 a.m.—Police responded to a suspicious person call at a bank on the 2800 block of Dodd Rd. The caller told police a "very nervous" man entered the bank, walked around, grabbed a coffee and then left in a vehicle along with two other men and a woman. Bank employees observed the man had something shoved in his belt underneath a jacket. Because of the incident, the bank decided to close early. Police searched the area, but didn't find the vehicle.

5:12 p.m.—Police responded to a shoplifting call at a retail business on the 1300 block of Town Centre Dr. The caller told police two parents were working with a juvenile, who was stealing items and returning them to a vehicle outside. One parent was in the store, while the other was receiving the items in the car.

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

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