West Hennepin Public Safety

The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between Oct. 19 and Nov. 3.


On Oct. 23, at 8:09 p.m. there was a report of six cows on the roadway at County Road 6 and west of 83. Animal owner was contacted and stated he has had some trouble with a group of his cows getting out and would go check for them. One cow was located on the Luce Line. Later received another call for cows on the road. Officer located the cows and called the animal owner who responded and escorted the cows away from the road.  The animal owner called back and stated he lost them before getting them penned, but they were in a swampy area and hopefully stay there for the night.

On Oct. 24, at 3:29 p.m. there was a report that a homeowner found the two strand electric fence wires were laying on the ground and the electric wire was pulled 100 feet in a NW and a SE direction on the 7800 block of Pioneer Creek Road.

On Oct. 25, at 4:42 p.m. a passerby reported he drove past a home and noticed smoke coming out of the windows but kept on driving, did not stop or check for an address near County Road 92 and County Road 11. Officer arrived in the area and observed a wood burning unit/stove outside was blowing heavy white smoke around a home on the 7600 block of County Road 11. No fire.

On Oct. 26, at 2:29 p.m. there was a report that someone dumped construction wood on home owners’ property on the 7400 block of Maple Pond Trail.

On Oct. 27, at 8:51 a.m. a homeowner reported a refrigerator that was sitting by his garage was stolen on the 90 block of County Road 92. Suspect vehicle described as an older Ford, 94 to 96 vintage pick-up truck, white in color with a 4-inch stripe along the rocker panel with an extended cab and long box. The windows on the extended cab were made up of smaller windows, not one pane. The truck was pulling a trailer. The trailer was an aluminum flatbed type, about 14 to 16 feet in length. It had homemade sides that were 16 to 18 inches high. The suspect driver was described as being a white male with a heaver build and round face. He was wearing an insulated flannel that was grey, white, and charcoal plaid in color. He was also wearing a hat of some sorts. Please call WHPS if you have information on the suspects. 763-479-0500. The refrigerator is almond in color and an Amanda or Whirlpool. Valued around $200.

On Oct. 29, at 1:26 p.m. there was a report that over the lunch hour, cash was taken out of two petty cash bags on the 3600 block of Ihduhapi Trail. Loss of $105 and at least $40.

On Oct. 27, at 5:28 p.m. there was a report that over the weekend some vandalized a house with eggs, pickles and slimed on the 2500 block of Geggen Tina Road.

On Oct. 30, at 3:23 p.m. there was a report of glass in the rear door of a residence had been broken on the 5300 block of County Road 6. After checking the residence, nothing was missing or out of place.

On Nov. 2, at 11:16 a.m. there was a report that a grandson called and said that his grandma wouldn’t let him hunt on her property and wanted to know if he could hunt on her property on the 8100 block of County Road 11. The grandson was told, no, that if grandma tells him no, then she means no and he can’t.

On Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. there was a report of roofing nails thrown on a driveway on the 3200 block of County Line Road.

Maple Plain

On Oct. 28, at 12:46 p.m. a home owner reported that his “Vote Yes” sign was taken from the front of his yard sometime between last night and this morning on the 1800 block of Baker Park Road. None of his other political signs appeared to be tampered with. Homeowner was upset that someone would take a sign from his yard and that everyone is free to their own opinion.

On Oct. 30, at 10:03 p.m. there was a report of a call that someone was banging on the door and no one was there on the 5800 block of Main Street W. Officer found a friend had dropped off her kids to ring the doorbell and run. It is a tradition in Wisconsin to go and ring the doorbell and leave some type of candy gift. All ok.

On Nov. 2, at 12:58 p.m. there was a report that a dog owner was walking her dog at Prairieland and Bryant and a dog came running full speed down the block at them. The dogs growled at each other and the suspect dog opened its mouth to bite her dog. The dog was being followed by its owner in a pickup truck. The driver continued driving down the road with the dog running alongside. The driver of the pickup truck/animal owner was contacted was verbally warned for dog at large and no dog tags.

On Nov. 3, at 8:42 a.m. a bank employee reported a vehicle was parked in the back lot of the bank, 4900 block of Highway 12, occupied by unknown person. Driver stated he was there early, stopped on his way to work to make a deposit and was waiting for the bank to open.