West Hennepin Public Safety

The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between Nov. 11 and Nov. 17.


On Nov. 17, at 9:19 p.m. the department received a traffic complaint of one possibly intoxicated driving 5 to 10 miles per hour, vehicle pulled into a driveway, sat there for a while then backed out, turned around and drove into another driveway. Motorist was located, stated he had missed his driveway and that is why he had to turn around. Officer suggested getting reflectors or lights at the end of his driveway on the 2000 block of County Road 92.

Maple Plain

On Nov. 11, at 3:10 p.m. a daughter reported a suspicious phone call her elderly mother received on the 4400 block of Main Street E. Caller claimed to be her granddaughter who was in New York and her mother knew it was a scam and hung up on the person. The daughter was to encourage her mom to remain vigilant, and that this is a common scam or related to common phone scams for the elderly.

On Nov. 12, at 9 a.m. there was a report of a vehicle parked on the 1400 block of Prairieland Ave. at 9:45 p.m. and a male and female were in the back seat undressed. Headlights were shined into the car and the two quickly got dressed, the female exited the vehicle and the male driver drove away.

On Nov. 16, at 1:07 a.m. there was a report of a male sleeping in the lobby of the Post Office at 5719 Main Street. Cornell Williamson, 35, of Mesquite, Texas, said he was homeless and wanted to sleep there for the night. Williamson had no money or ID and his only possessions were the clothes on his back, a blanket, and a couple of snacks from a gas station. Several homeless shelters were called and a bed was found at Salvation Army. Williamson was transported to SA.

On Nov. 17, at 12:04 p.m. there was a report of a suspicious car parked back behind the bank on the 4900 block of Highway 12. Passenger Vergie Lachun Kitchen, 38, of Crystal had cashed a check at the bank and the driver, Gene David Jacobson, 51, of Buffalo, Wyo., stated the vehicle over heated and he was working on it. Jacobson was cited for driving after revocation and no motor vehicle insurance. Both Jacobson and Kitchen had warrants; both were arrested and transported to Hennepin County Jail.