The Prior Lake Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents June 9 through June 16. The Prior Lake American doesn’t include a comprehensive list of calls to which the department responded. Incidents are included here based on severity, impact on public safety or other factors.
Those accused of crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
CRIMINAL SEXUAL CONDUCT
June 14: The county attorney’s office is considering misdemeanor fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct charges against a 24-year-old Canada man after an incident at Mystic Lake Casino. The man received a citation for misdemeanor trespassing later that night.
June 12: Prior Lake police were called to the Prior Lake Post Office after a riding lawn mower caught on fire. The employee mowing was able to put out the fire without any assistance from the police.
June 12: Officers received a report of nude man performing an obscene act in the woods near Sand Point Beach. Witnesses described the suspect as a white male in his 40s, and a witness later posted a photo of the alleged suspect on social media. Officers have received several reports of residents who believe they've seen the suspect or suspect vehicle, but officers determined all were unfounded.
June 9: Someone reported the theft of a license plate and several hub caps from cars at Velishek Auto Sales in the 16600 block of Highway 13. The parts were valued at $265.
June 9: A 39-year-old Minneapolis man was cited in connection with misdemeanor theft and trespassing after allegedly taking two water bottles from a private pavilion in the 14300 block of Lois Avenue.
June 9: A 54-year-old St. Paul man was cited in connection with misdemeanor theft for allegedly taking a TITO ticket valued at $302.19 from a guest at Mystic Lake Casino.
June 10: A 27-year-old Owatonna man was arrested and booked in the Steele County jail in connection with felony possession of a stolen firearm and felony possession of a firearm by a felon. The man allegedly broke into a vehicle at Mystic Lake Casino and stole a Glock 43, a knife, purse and several credit cards and IDs. The Scott County Attorney’s office is reviewing charges for misdemeanor theft for another theft from a vehicle at Mystic Lake in which a backpack, laptop, headphones and cellphone valued at over $1,000 were taken.
June 10: Someone reported the theft of a wallet and cash valued at $250 from Mystic Lake Casino. Police have identified a suspect.
June 10: A 66-year-old St. Paul woman was cited in connection with misdemeanor theft after allegedly taking $100 in cash and a TITO ticket valued at $40 from a wallet at Mystic Lake Casino.
June 11: The county attorney’s office is reviewing gross misdemeanor theft by swindle charges against a 39-year-old Baltimore woman after she allegedly sold a guest at Mystic Lake Casino several face jewelry pieces for $900.
June 11: A Mystic Lake Casino employee reported the theft of a cellphone and several fraudulent bank transactions valued at $650.
June 12: Someone reported the theft of a vehicle valued at $2,500 from a residence in the 16500 block of Franklin Trail. The empty vehicle was recovered on June 14 in New Hope.
June 12: Three residents living near the intersection of Brunswick Avenue and Franklin Trail reported their vehicles were broken into.
June 12: Someone reported the theft of two hover boards valued at $200 a piece from a vehicle in the 5100 block of 160th Street.
June 13: Someone reported the theft of a TITO ticket valued at $201 from Mystic Lake Casino.
June 13: The county attorney’s office is considering felony theft charges against a 48-year-old Savage man after he allegedly stole a phone and wallet valued at over $2,000 from Mystic Lake Casino.
June 14: Someone reported the theft of $180 from Mystic Lake Casino.
June 15: Someone reported the theft of a TITO ticket valued at $305 from Mystic Lake Casino.
June 16: Someone reported the theft of a concrete saw, saw blade and bag of tools valued at over $2,880 from Mike's Septic & McKinley Sewer Services.