West Hennepin Public Safety

The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between Dec. 18 and Jan. 12.

Independence  

On Dec. 26, at 9:06 p.m. Andrew Robert McGowan, 32, of Mayor, was cited for a fourth degree DWI and open bottle, AC .08,  at County Road 6 and Game Farm Road.

On Jan. 1, at 2:24 a.m. the following individuals were cited for minor consumption of alcohol: Alexandra Ashley Criego, 18, of Buffalo, PBT .10; Brandon James Quinn, 20, of Buffalo, PBT .06; Jakob Steven Thisius, 20, of Montrose, PBT .04; Brienna Marie Quinn, 18, of Buffalo, PBT .04. All took place at County Road 92 N. and Lake Sarah Road.

On Jan. 9, at 3:15 pm. a business owner reported receiving a letter advising their vehicle was involved in a ‘did not pay, gas drive off’ in the amount of $41.84 at a Holiday Station in the city of Bloomington. The vehicle had been sold in July and the vehicle was not in the buyer’s name. Business owner was advised to go to the local DMV, show them the Seller’s notice and remove their name as registered owner. Holiday was notified of the status of the registered owner. Incident on the 1900 block of County Road 90.

On Jan. 10, at 1:35 p.m. a property owner reported receiving harassing phone calls. Callers were asking for a person who does not live there, questioned who says the person does not live there on the 2700 block of Independence Road. Officer called the two caller ID phone numbers and found they were solicitation phone numbers. They were advised to put the property owner’s phone number on the “Do Not Call List.”

On Jan. 11, at 1:08 p.m. there was a report that a property owner received a computer generated phone call on the 2000 block of South Lakeshore Drive. The prerecorded message told them to hit ‘1’ if they wanted to learn how to save money on their utilities. They hit “1” and the next day a person called them, said they were with Excel Energy, and scheduled a time for two Excel reps to go to their home and meet with them. Two people showed up, pretending to measure, looked inside areas of the house; the property owners felt it was scam and the two men were casing the house. They told the men this and the men left.

On Jan. 11, at 1:47 p.m. a horse rider reported shooting of rifles on the 7600 block of Turner Road scared her horse. Property owner was target shooting on his property. It was not illegal and did not violate an ordinance.

Maple Plain

On Jan. 1, at 8:48 a.m. a wallet was found in the parking lot of Olson’s Market at 5200 block of Highway 12. The owner of the wallet, 49-year-old male of Maple Plain was located who stated he just noticed his wallet was missing and the last he had it was at the gas station last night. He asked if his hundred dollar bill was still in it and he was advised it was.

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