West Hennepin Public Safety

The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18.


On Oct. 1, at 8:13 a.m. there was a report of a snowmobile trailer with two Polaris snowmobiles and a glass shelf in-between the two were parked on the south side of the roadway on the 7300 block of Turner Road. The trailer, snowmobiles and glass had been stolen from a storage unit in Maple Plain on Sept. 30. Hennepin County Crime Lab responded to process for prints and other evidence left. The trailer had a blown out tire, which caused the suspects to dump the stolen equipment.

On Oct. 6, at 8:13 a.m. there was a report of a propane cannon was being fired again on the 3200 block of Lake Haughey Road.

On Oct. 7, at 7:01 a.m. there was a report of a propane cannon causing a disturbance again on the 3200 block of Lake Haughey Road.

On Oct. 8, at 5:17 p.m. there was a report of a MacBook Pro Laptop and charger were stolen along with a change dish that had about $80 in change in it on the 15 block of Ingerson Road.

On Oct. 11, at 9:24 a.m. there was a report of ashes cleaned out from a boiler and put in a pile outside where junk wood is burned on the 7200 block of County Road 6. The wind came up and apparently there were still some hot coals that were in the pile that ignited some wood. No structure or grass endangered. Maple Plain Fired assisted in extinguishing the fire and prevent from spreading.

On Oct. 12, at 1:27 p.m. Keegan Todd Kidder, 25, from Stillwater was arrested for a gross misdemeanor DWI, AC .27, at Baker Park Road/Highway 12.

On Oct. 13, at 9:29 p.m. Michael James Wick, 45, from Hamel was arrested for a third degree DWI, AC .14 at Highway 12 and County Road 90.

On Oct. 14, at 3:05 p.m. there was a report of damage to property apparently caused by someone who put in a bridge over the creek on the 7800 block of Highway 12.

On Oct. 16, at 2:49 p.m. there was a report of a theft of aluminum ramps on the 6000 block of Drake Drive. Replacement estimate is $500 each, $1000 (Used).

On Oct. 16, at 5:09 p.m. there was a report of a lawnmower on fire on the 5300 block Sunset Lane. Loretto Fire responded and assisted along with several neighbors helping to extinguish the fire. Unknown loss.

On Oct. 17, at 6:53 p.m. there was a report of a found small brown/red female Terrier running loose on Quass Road heading towards County Road 90. Terrier had a pink collar but no tags.  Dog owner was not located the Terrier was taken to Cross Roads Animal Shelter.

On Oct. 18, at 11:56 p.m. there was a report of a resident reporting his dog, unprovoked, bit his friend’s 2-year-old daughter in the face, puncturing her nose, and drawing blood while they were working at a business in Elk River. The dog has mandatory 14-day quarantine and after the quarantine to advise on the dog status on the 400 block of Game Farm Road.

Maple Plain

On Oct. 8, at 6:50 p.m. the department received a call that a railroad tie was on fire on the 5800 block of Highway 12. Water from Day Distributing helped extinguish the fire until Maple Plain Fire arrived and assisted. Burlington Northern was advised the tie had burnt all the way through. Earlier in the day the railroad track grinder had gone through this area, which is most likely caused the fire.

On Oct. 9, at 9:11 a.m. there was a report that someone dumped construction garbage in a business dumpster on the 4900 block of Highway 12. Dumped were a kitchen sink, a very large black garbage bag, two bags of kitchen waste and some mail with the name Shufang on it. The bags and materials matched the bags and materials behind a business next door and the owner was contacted to remove the trash. A warning issued for illegal dumping.

On Oct. 11, at 2:50 p.m. there was a report of a suspicious grey suburban occupied by and adult and a juvenile parked on the west end of 5050 Independence Street, sitting at an odd angle. Officer made contact with the driver and who identified as the supervisor/inspector for the water tower job. He was watching the workers work.

On Oct. 12, at 8:40 p.m. there was a report that a property owner was home for about 15 minutes when his dog started barking and went outside to look on the 5400 block of Bryant Street. Property owner heard leaves rustling, shined his flashlight in the yard and saw the two juvenile males on top of each other in-between a trailer and a wooden privacy fence. Owner confronted them and they said they were playing a game. He told them the game was 911 and then called the police. One male ran north and the other ran south. Suspects were not located.

On Oct. 13, at 3:35 p.m. there was a report of a suspicious male person walking in neighbors’ yards, looking at the ground, kicking leaves like he lost something on the 5500 block of Joyce Street. Male was not located, possibly connected to the two males who ran from a property owner on the 5400 block of Bryant Street.

On Oct. 16, at 10:05 a.m. there was a report that a vehicle had damage to the left rear bumper, bumper is cracked, some paint is scratched off and white paint in the damaged area from the suspect vehicle. Vehicle owner felt that the person causing the damage may or may not have “known” they hit his vehicle on the 5200 block of Bryantwood Drive.

On Oct. 18, at 10:40 a.m. there was a report that a vehicle was struck in the parking lot at the 5100 block of Highway 12. Owner stated no one came into the restaurant to ask whose vehicle it was, vehicle was possibly a larger jacked up SUV as the dent on the struck vehicle was up higher than normal. Security cameras are being checked for identifying the vehicle. Minor damage to the driver side rear quarter panel, a dent and two scratches.

On Oct. 18, at 4:31 p.m. there was a report that a resident on the 5400 block of Main Street received a phone call from a person stating calling from social security and will be sending a new SS medical card. The caller asked the resident to verify her name, phone number and address then asked for the bank name that the SS checks are deposited. Resident stated she did not give the information and the caller hung up on her. This is another scam attempt to steal identities and financial funds. Do NOT give out any personal information.