Archive for the ‘Police Calls’

Father Shelters Son from Girlfriend by Beating Her

According to this Dakota County Criminal Complaint, a Father of the Year candidate from West St Paul allegedly did not much care for the way his girlfriend spoke to him in front of his son and decided to teach both his son and his girlfriend on the proper way to care for a woman.

From the complaint:

At 11:27 p.m., MW called the police, reporting that a male was refusing to leave a residence. At the time police arrived at the West St. Paul residence, the male had left the residence. MW told police that the defendant had to leave and she was not going to allow “this” to happen anymore. MW provided a statement to police. She stated that she and the defendant have been together since last November, and they have lived together for a month. Earlier that day, they were barbequing outside. When she entered the residence, the defendant had music playing loudly; MW asked him to turn it down. This angered the defendant because his son was present and he did not like how MW was talking to him in front of his son. The defendant punched MW on the right side of her face and she believes she lost consciousness. MW did not know how long she was “out”. MW vaguely remembers being lifted up, pushed onto the couch and punched multiple times. At that point, NNG ran out of the apartment. The defendant told his son to “watch” NNG so she does not call police.

What better way to teach your son proper manners than to put someone in their place by punching them in the face repeatedly, even while they’re, at best, semi-conscious? It’s evident this young man is going to have such great opportunity to grow up and become a stellar role model for his own children; how can we ever repay his father for such a lesson?! While his son could potentially be over the age of 20, he’s more likely quite a few years younger and in his most impressionable years. In all honesty, it’s sad to read stories like this one.

What do you think about this Dakota County Criminal Complaint? Do you think the son has a chance at growing up to be a decent human being when his father is beating women and asking him to watch them so they don’t call the police? If the son were young, do you think additional charges should be levied due to what he allowed his son to witness and the potential damage it could have caused? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Burnsville Bar Hopping Dad Leaves Kid at Home

According to this PIoneer Press article, a Burnsville father is accused of leaving his four year old daughter at home alone while he went out to a local bar with a woman who was not his wife.

From the article:

According to the criminal complaint:

The neighbor contacted Burnsville police 12:20 a.m. Thursday and said the girl had been there for about an hour.

He first thought Moore had left briefly to take home a babysitter or run an errand, but couldn’t find him at home and called police as time wore on.


Police got Moore’s license plate number and searched parking lots of local bars for his vehicle. They found him on the patio of a bar with a woman who was not the child’s mother.

The woman said Moore picked her up around 10 or 10:30 p.m. that night. She said she didn’t know Moore’s daughter was home alone.

That timeline, combined with receipts from the bar, meant the girl was home alone for at least two hours and possibly 3-1/2 hours.

What would you do in this instance? Would you have waited an hour to call the police? Do you think it’s ever appropriate to leave your child alone at home sleeping while you go out somewhere? If you do, what distance from your home is acceptable? What timeframe? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear what you have to say.

Go Big or Go Home?

According to this Dakota County Criminal Complaint, a serial shoplifter already known to Target loss prevention personnel due to thefts from another metro store caught an Elk River man with just under $1000 in merchandise in his cart as he exited without paying.

From the complaint:

On Saturday, June 8, 2013, at approximately 12:38 p.m., Burnsville Police received a report of
an ongoing possible theft from the Target Store at 810 Co. Road 42, Burnsville, Minnesota, Dakota
County. The male suspect was known to Target Loss Prevention staff from previous thefts from Target
in Shakopee. After selecting over 600 items, at a value of $935.76, Defendant, SCOTT KEITH
SKOGQUIST, DOB: 6/12/1964, pushed his shopping cart full of unpaid merchandise past all points of
entry and left the store. Defendant’s actions were captured on store video. Defendant was taken into
custody and admitted that he took the items. Defendant further admitted he had no money and had no
intention of paying for the items.

Clearly if you’re going to steal from a store you should go big or go home, right? While this guy was nearly 10x over the “Target cover charge”, he was NOT screwing around. However, it’s almost unfathomable how he fit 600 items in a single cart and thought he’d get away with it. I mean, I have been to Target more often than I would care to admit and can rarely fit $100 worth of items in a single cart but this guy had some real talent to get 600 items in there worth that much…

What do you think about this one? Are you surprised that someone would be so brazen that they’d attempt to steal 600 items from Target? Do you think he should have simply stated that there weren’t enough registers open and didn’t want to make anyone wait behind him? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear what you have to say.

Loving Son Tries to Help Mom’s Depression

According to this Dakota County Criminal Complaint a West St. Paul man allegedly terrorized his mother with a butter knife and death threats in order to try and snap her out of a bout of depression.

From the complaint:

On June 13, 2013 at approximately 12:38 p.m., a West St. Paul Police Officer was dispatched to a residence located in West St. Paul, Dakota County, Minnesota to investigate an assault complaint. Upon arrival at the residence, the officer made contact with M.E. M.E. reported that at approximately midnight on June 13, 2013, her son Cody Allan England, grabbed her by the feet and pulled her on the bed. She explained England yelled, swore, and slapped her on the stomach. M.E. stated England also got on top of her, pinned her to the bed, and occasionally covered her mouth while she was yelling. M.E. reported that England retrieved a knife at some point during the incident. She stated England held the knife to her throat and he stated he “oughta slit [her] throat.” M.E. stated she later realized the knife was a butter knife. However, she explained that at the time England threatened her she believed the knife was not a butter knife and that the threat was a genuine threat.


England stated he had consumed some alcohol and came home to find M.E. in a depressed state. He stated he was infuriated by M.E.’s mood and explained she had been in an ongoing state of depression for a while now. M.E. explained he tried to speak with M.E. and then began yelling at her because he felt she was not listening to him. He stated M.E. began flailing her hands in his face and screaming in his ear so he threw her to the bed and got on top of her. England admitted he then pinned M.E. down and yelled at her. England admitted he occasionally placed his hand over M.E.’s mouth during the incident. He claimed he did this to get her to listen to him. England denied brandishing a knife during the incident. However, he admitted he told M.E. he should “finish her.” He admitted that in hindsight that the comment that he should “finish her” could have been construed as threatening to M.E.

This kid should win son of the year! I mean, what better way to solve depression in your family member than to get drunk and pin them down threatening their life! Man, if only more people thought of this method to bring their family members out of a depressed state we’d have less suicides and more fun loving people roaming the streets partying! This kid should receive a medal for his quick thinking and innovative research into the disease.

Seriously, this kid should be put away and learn what depression is really like. While those who are depressed do create stress for other family members, supportive actions and therapy are the best ways to handle the situation. Escalating it to the point of adding more negative stimulus is obviously the worst thing someone could do.

What do you think about this one? Can you believe this person seriously said he was annoyed with the depressive state of his mother and decided to threaten her life because of it? Have you personally had to deal with depression either directly or indirectly? Would this have made you even more depressed? Whatever you have to say about this one go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear what you have to say.