West Hennepin Public Safety

The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between April 21 and May 18.


On April 22, at 3:41 p.m. there was a report that a horse fell on a rider. Rider was transported to the hospital by North Memorial Ambulance.

On April 24, at 1:43 a.m. Thomas Jon Ross, 42, from Waseca was sited for a fourth degree DWI,  AC .11 at Highway 12 and Valley Road.

On April 26, at 9:34 a.m. a driver was pulling out of a driveway with a dumpster attached to the back of the garbage truck on the 2000 block of County Road 90. The dumpster was up and snagged the Mediacom cable line, breaking it and getting the dumpster tangled in the wires. Xcel Energy was able to free the dumpster and the truck.

On April 27, at 4:53 p.m. a homeowner was raking leaves attempting to slow the spread of the grass fire. Maple Plain Fire extinguished the fire. The homeowner was cited for not having a burn permit and explained the state was under a fire ban by the MN DNR on the 5800 block of Drake Drive.

On April 28, at 1:23 a.m. Alyssa Ann Lommel, 18 from Big Lake was sited for underage purchase of alcohol and possess alcohol under 21. Mary Frances Zelko, 19 from Buffalo was sited for DWI operate motor vehicle under influence of alcohol, possess alcohol under 21. All at County Road 139/County Road 50.

On April 29, at 4:38 p.m. there was a report that homeowner had put some ashes out the night before and the ashes caught the grass on fire.  Maple Plain Fire Department put the out the fire on the 6500 block of Olstad Drive.

On April 30, at 8:17 a.m. a call was received of a trailer blocking the road, facing north and south in the east bound lane of the 5900 block of Hwy 12. The trailer had rolled down the hill from a business and the owners were contacted.

On April 30, at 3:58 p.m. there was a report of a solicitor selling a picture of his residence on the 5900 block of County Road 6. The solicitor was not located.

On May 1, at 7:15 p.m. a resident reported a male solicitor wanted to sell her an aerial photograph of her house on the 400 block of Nelson Road. The solicitor did not appear well prepared and the photo seemed to be a bunch of trees. The 39-year-old solicitor from Dayton was located and admitted he was soliciting in the city of Independence. He was advised he needed a permit. It was found earlier that morning the solicitor had called 911 when someone had stopped in front of his house in Dayton and took photos of his house and then sped off in a car.

On May 4, at 11:52 p.m. there was a report of a suspicious vehicle with only parking lights on in the area of 1000 block of Polo Club Road.  A 16-year-old juvenile female driver from Wayzata, two juvenile female passengers, both 16-years-old, from Nisswa and Orono were stopped. Occupants were spying on an ex-boyfriend and they had schemed up to paintball his house, put salt on the grass, and they had three fish they were going to put somewhere. They had chickened out and could not go through with it and left the area. The parents were contacted. The driver drove home and the two passengers were brought to their homes by the officer.

On May 7, at 10 a.m. a motorist stated a small horse ran out in front of his vehicle at County Road 6 and County Road 19. The horse was captured and returned to the pasture on the 4800 block of Broadmoor Drive.

On May 9, at noon there was a report of beer bottles are thrown into the ditches between County Road 11/County Road 92 and Lake Sarah Road.

On May 9, at 7:07 p.m. there was a report that someone was skeet shooting over the lake on the 5100 block of County Road 11. Caller was advised the shooting could not take place within 500 feet of the houses nor within 100 feet of livestock. The shooting was not within either of these distances. The area was patrolled and did not see anyone shooting.

On May 10, at 9:36 a.m. a U.S. Postal Inspector left a business card in a resident’s mailbox on the 2800 block of County Road 92 stating mail in his name was going to a different address. Resident found an unauthorized payment withdrawal was made on from his account.

On May 11, at 5:17 p.m. there was a report of a 911 hang-up on the 2000 block of County Road 92 N. Female caller was panicked and stated her dog was choking. Before the officer arrived, the female called back and advised the dog was now breathing.

On May 12, at 8:33 a.m. there was report of a truck sitting at the end of a driveway on the 5400 block of Moline Road. The truck was located and the male driver from Independence and female passenger from Maple Plain stated they were looking at the wild onions growing in the woods.

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On April 27, at 10:28 a.m. there was a report of a male asking people for metal on the 5900 block of Main Street W. A 49-year-old male from Mound was located. He was just asking people for metal they didn’t want to try and earn some extra money. He was advised he needed a solicitor’s permit from the city.

On April 27, at 5:28 p.m. a tenant called stating that a bird had managed to make a nest and take up refuge in his garage at the apartments on the 5200 block of Bryantwood Drive. The tenant stated the bird is lying on her eggs and he did not want his wife and son attacked by the bird. The tenant decided to call a vet tech that he knows and see what they recommend.

On April 28, at 11:49 a.m. there was a report that motorist drove off without paying for $75.91 of fuel at Olson’s Market.

On May 4, at 11:36 a.m. a property owner reported one of his tenants renting space in his business complex dumped over 100 tires in the back of his property. The tenant allowed his brother to dump the tires and resell them. The tenant agreed the number of tires got out of control and he would take care of cleaning it up.

On May 9, at 12:07 a.m. a 58-year-old male from Maple Plain stated he had been drinking too much and wanted to get treatment and help on the 5200 block of Bryantwood Drive. PBT was a .25 BAC and he was transported to Mission Detox.

On May 15, at 2:58 p.m. there was a complaint of used charcoal being dumped on property on the 5800 block of Main Street.

On May 16, at 9:14 p.m. a resident on the 1400 block of Rainbow Avenue reported his Yorkie dog was missing. The dog was not located.

On May 18, at 2:36 p.m. there was a report of a traffic complaint of a drunk male driving around in a hoveround on County Road 19 around the 5200 block of Bryantwood Drive. A 58-year-old male from Maple Plain was found traveling northbound on County Road 19 from Bryantwood in an electric chair. The male stated he was going to the store. The male was intoxicated, .32 BAC and was taken to the detox center.