West Hennepin Public Safety

The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between March 3 and March 10.


On March 5, at 9:16 a.m. there was a report of a theft of a digital camera, silver Nikon Coolpix S6200, 16 mega pixels, the charging cord and the box that it came in was stolen on the 2800 block of Lindgren Lane. The victim was contacted for the serial number, to enter the stolen into NCIC and she advised the camera was found.

On March 5, at 1:54 p.m. there was a report of a runaway from the Vinland Center at 3675 Ihduhapi Trail. A 38-year-old male from Blaine was civilly committed to Vinland; had gone to the Goodwill in Minnetonka to buy some clothing along with two other residents and a driver. The male went into the Goodwill store, was later paged, the entire store was checked and he was gone. The 38-year-old was entered into National Crime Incident Center (NCIC) as a missing person and his case worker issued a warrant for his arrest. The male was found wondering around North Town Mall, causing problems, PBT .14 BAC and was arrested by Blaine Police Department.

On March 7, at 9:22 a.m. there was report of a former staff member left threatening messages on a case manager’s phone at his residence in Champlin. The case manager wanted to discuss the direct threats that the former staff member was going to come out to the 3600 block of Ihduhapi Road.

On March 8, at 7:23 a.m. there was a report that a female did not come home on the 3600 block of County Road 90. The 47-year-old female was located, had met a friend and was ok.

On March 8, at 9:57 a.m. the Stalhke Bus Company reported school bus arm violation. The driver did not stop on the 9200 block of County Road 11. The 17-year-old male from Loretto admitted he was the driver, made a mistake and apologized for his actions. The driver will do community service hours and disciplined at home.

On March 8, at 2:29 p.m. there was a complaint of two snowmobilers riding on private property at Lake Sarah Road/Pagenkopf Road. Property owner tried to get them to stop so he could speak with them, but they refused to stop.

Maple Plain

On March 6, at 10:05 a.m. there was a report of a strong propane gas smell around Highway 12/Main Street and a short time later also at County Road 90 and Main Street. The relief valve was checked and it was not activated. Maple Plain Fire Dept checked the areas and did not find the source. Minnegasco was advised of the multiple locations of the reported odor of gas.

On March 7, at 9:52 p.m. victims were notified by their Bank of America credit card company that there was an unusual charge on their account on the 5300 block of Clayton Drive. The charges were fraudulent. Someone had gotten ahold of their credit card number, purchased a Dell computer and also made some purchases on a relationship match website. Their Discover card was checked and had also been fraudulently used. All credit cards were canceled.