Bloomington woman arrested for DWI, damaging boyfriend’s vehicle

An unhappy Bloomington woman was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired, as well as criminal damage to property and assault, accused of running into her boyfriend’s car repeatedly and attempting to run over him.

Bloomington police officers were dispatched to the 9100 block of Fremont Avenue at approximately 2:40 a.m. May 18 after a 28-year-old Eagan man called 911 to report his girlfriend had repeatedly rammed his vehicle. Officers arriving at the scene found the woman standing outside her vehicle, and the victim’s damaged vehicle appeared to have been pushed sideways into a yard, according to Bloomington Police Cmdr. Kim Clauson.

The victim reported that he had been at his girlfriend’s apartment on the 8300 block of Fremont Avenue. She became angry with him, and he didn’t know why, so he left her apartment. She followed him outside and picked up a brick. He thought she was going to throw it at him, but he was able to approach her and take it from her hand, Clauson said.

The man then entered his vehicle, but had not left the property when he was rear-ended by his girlfriend’s vehicle. The man was able to pull out of the parking lot and drive off after the incident, but the suspect followed him, Clauson noted.

The victim said that his girlfriend continued to ram his vehicle as he was driving. When he reached the 9100 block of Fremont Avenue, he pulled over. She continued to ram his vehicle, and he eventually fled it, reporting that she then tried to hit him, forcing him to jump out of the way of her vehicle, according to Clauson.

The man ran to a home on the street and knocked on the door, which went unanswered. He then used his cellphone to call 911, Clauson noted.

The victim also reported that his girlfriend smashed the rear window of his vehicle while he was seeking assistance, Clauson added.

Officers arriving at the scene detained the woman, who smelled of alcohol. They conducted a field sobriety test, which she failed, resulting in her arrest. She was booked for second-degree assault and misdemeanor domestic assault, as well as driving while impaired and criminal damage to property, Clauson said.

Marital unrest?

A 31-year-old Bloomington man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, accused of pointing a gun at his wife.

The suspect was arrested May 21, two days after the alleged incident occurred. The police department received a call from the mother of the man’s wife during the evening of May 21. The caller said that her 32-year-old daughter could not be reached by phone, but she may have been refusing to answer phone calls from her family. Although married, the woman was known to spend time with a man who lives on the 9700 block of Utica Road, Clauson explained.

Police officers were dispatched to the residence to check for the woman. They found her at the residence, and she said that she had been hiding from her husband and family following an incident at her home two days earlier.

She reported that when she arrived at her home on the 11300 block of Harrison Road, she found her husband in their bedroom. She claimed he pointed a shotgun at her and said he had been “waiting all day to do this,” resulting in her fleeing the house and hiding at the friend’s residence, Clauson said.

Her husband was questioned by police following his wife’s report and was arrested, denying that he pointed a gun at his wife. Although arrested, it is undetermined as to whether or not he will be charged as a result of the investigation, Clauson noted.

Man stabbed

A 28-year-old Fridley man was treated for an apparent stab wound, and a 31-year-old Bloomington woman was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and domestic assault.

Police officers were dispatched to an apartment complex on the 8600 block of Old Cedar Avenue after receiving a call from the victim’s cousin. The cousin said that the suspect had called her at approximately 4 a.m. May 19, asking her to take the man to the hospital, as he had been stabbed, according to Clauson.

Officers responding to the report found blood on a patio outside of an apartment and knocked on the door of an apartment in which they could hear a female voice. The suspect answered the door, and the officers made entry into the residence, Clauson said.

Inside, officers found the victim inside, who said he had been stabbed. He was transported from the scene to Hennepin County Medical Center, and the suspect was arrested at the scene, Clauson noted.

During the follow-up investigation, the man claimed that his injury was the result of him falling on a blunt instrument, and the suspect, who declined to answer questions, asked for an attorney, Clauson added.

Employee assist

A 19-year-old Hopkins man accused of breaking into two vehicles in the parking lot of a Bloomington restaurant was arrested thanks in part to a restaurant employee who followed the suspect’s vehicle until police officers could catch up to the man.

Police officers were dispatched to Joe Senser’s Sports Theater, 4217 American Blvd. W., just before 5 p.m. May 21, on a report of a man fleeing the parking lot after two vehicle windows had been damaged. An employee of the restaurant saw the suspect leaving in his vehicle and followed the man, according to Clauson.

A backpack was reported missing from one of the vehicles. The owner, a 42-year-old Victoria man, said that his backpack contained two GoPro cameras, an iPhone and charging accessories, Clauson noted.

Police officers caught up to the vehicle on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis. The restaurant employee followed the man’s vehicle and provided updates on his travels, reporting that the suspect took Interstate 494 east to Highway 77, headed north to Highway 62 and then went west to I-35W north, Clauson explained.

During the traffic stop, officers identified the backpack with the contents described by the victim. The victim was brought to the scene and verified the items recovered from the suspect’s vehicle were his, Clauson added.

The suspect was booked on suspicion of criminal damage to property, receiving stolen property, driving after revocation and possession of theft tools. A search of the suspect vehicle turned up a flathead screwdriver wrapped in duct tape and a folding knife with a window punch, Clauson said.

Stolen vehicle

A Mall of America license plate reader helped Bloomington police officers recover a stolen vehicle and arrest two people.

The scanner identified a stolen 2008 Kia Optima entering the mall area at 1:20 p.m. May 23. Officers following up the report located the vehicle, unoccupied, in the mall’s east parking ramp, according to Clauson.

Officers set up surveillance on the vehicle and watched as a man and woman entered it at approximately 2:20 p.m., she noted.

The officers approached the vehicle and detained the duo, ultimately arresting them. A 26-year-old Eagan woman said that the man had picked her up at her residence, and that she drove them to the mall. A 27-year-old New Hope man had the key to the vehicle at the time of the arrest, Clauson said.

The vehicle had been reported stolen in Brooklyn Center at least a week prior to the arrests. The victim suspected that it had been stolen by the New Hope man, who is her ex-boyfriend, Clauson explained.

Besides being booked in connection with the stolen vehicle, the woman was also booked on suspicion of driving after revocation.