West Hennepin Public Safety Report

West Hennepin Public Safety 

The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between June 16 and June 30.

Independence  

On June 17, at 12:34 p.m. there was a report of a lost Samsung i535 Galaxy S 888, 16 GB White 4G Smartphone on the 5600 block of Lake Sarah Heights Drive.

On June 18, at 11:03 a.m. there was a report of a bicyclist was down on the ground with possible heat stroke at County Road 90 and Highway 12. A 19-year-old male from Cokato stated he had just over done it, riding his bike from Cokato to Plymouth and was too hot and exhausted. The male refused transport; was wearing a black “Skull” cap, black shirt, black Jeans, admitted he did not have any shorts, didn’t plan very good and was also out of water. The male and his bike were transported to Olson’s market to get some water and rest in the shade.

On June 21, West Hennepin Public Safety and Independence City Hall had electrical damage to their buildings due to a possible lightning strike from the heavy thunderstorm that came through both cities, knocking out the power to the city of Maple Plain. WHPS had five power strips damaged. Two of the electrical power strips/surge protectors had black burnt residue on them and the carpet was slightly burnt black. Two garage door openers were damaged. Three power strips in the city side were damaged.

On June 21, at 8:43 p.m. there was a report that a tree was blocking the roadway and the road was flooded on the 3200 block of Independence Road due to the thunderstorm that went through the city.

On June 21, at 9:39 p.m. there was a report that County Road 90 was to be flooded near Turner Road.

On June 21, at 9:40 p.m. there was a report of a tree down and blocking 6200 block of Main Street West. Independence Public Works removed the tree.

On June 21, at 9:45 p.m. there was a report of a tree  and power lines were down on the 2000 block of Nelson Road, blocking the roadway. Independence Public Works and Delano Fire assisted by blocking the road with traffic cones. Wright Hennepin was advised and later cleared the power lines. Independence Public Works removed the trees from blocking the road.

On June 21, at 9:55 p.m. there were reports of trees down and blocking 5200 block of Lake Sarah Heights Drive. Independence Public Works responded and removed the trees.

On June 21, at 9:55 p.m. there was a report of a tree and a wire hanging very low over the 3800 block of Lake Haughey Road. Delano Fire closed off the road with traffic cones until Wright Hennepin could repair it.

On June 21, at 10:15 p.m. there was a report of a tree on fire due to wires touching it on 5100 block of Fern Drive. Loretto Fire handled the call.

On June 21, at 10:30 p.m. there was a report of trees down and blocking Woodhill Drive, north of County Road 11. Independence Public Works removed the trees.

On June 21, at 10:38 p.m. Loretto Fire was advised of power lines and trees down across the Railroad Tracks and Sunset Lane. Loretto Fire along with Great River Energy handled the issue.

On June 21, at 10:54 p.m. there was a report of wires down with a tree blocking near 5400 Main Street West. Maple Plain Fire assisted and Xcel needed to fix the wires before the tree could be removed.

On June 21, at 10:55 p.m. there was a report of power lines down with a tree over 4100 block of Woodhill Drive. Loretto Fire and Independence Public Works checked and the road was passable but needed Wright Hennepin to open completely.

On June 22, at 8:25 a.m. there was a report of a wire arcing on the 2300 block of Budd Street N. Officer found the wires were down and Xcel was contacted.

On June 28, at 7:44 p.m. there was a report of a possible sink hole in the in the middle of County Road 90 north of the 1400 block of County Road 90.  The road was barricaded off and shut down until Hennepin County Maintenance could respond and fix the sink hole.

On June 30, at 9:04 a.m. there was a request for welfare check on a female that was pushing a mountain bike and had on many layers of clothing, including a flannel shirt and gray hooded sweatshirt that were thrown away in a dumpster on the 1000 block of Drake Court. The female told the reporting party that she said she was homeless, an alcoholic, and didn’t have a job and has been staying with a friend in the Mound area. Female was not located.

On June 30, at 7:08 p.m. a property owner reported on the west side of his house there is a bullet hole in his gutter on the 70 block of County Road 92N.

Maple Plain

On June 21, at 6:30 a.m. there was a road closure at Highway 12 and County Road 29 due to a power pole leaning over the roadway. The road was closed at 4:30 a.m. with several traffic cones blocking the access. Hennepin County Publics Works was notified to bring road closed signs. At 6:30 a.m. someone had moved all of the traffic cones, opening the roadway and vehicles were continuing to drive past the leaning power pole.  The road was closed down again. At 9:15 a.m. the traffic cones had been moved again for drivers to access the road. Hennepin Public Works was contacted again for road closure signs. Around 9:45 a.m., Reserve Officer Strand began directing traffic at Hwy. 12 and County Road 29  until the power was turned back on and the traffic lights began working at 11:50 a.m. Hennepin County Public Works did not respond with road closure signs. Xcel arrived and fixed the pole.

On June 21, at 6:31 a.m. there was a report that a tree had fallen on the roof of 1600 of Howard Avenue and on the power lines leading to the home. Xcel was notified.

On June 21, at 4:28 p.m. there was a report that stolen from a boat, a wake board with bindings, boots, subwoofers, amplifier and CD player on the 4900 block of Industrial Street.

On June 21, at 7:34 p.m. there was a report of a tree blocking the 5300 block of Bryant St. Maple Plain Public Works and Maple Plain Fire responded and opened the roadway.

On June 21, at 7:57 p.m. a resident requested help after the heavy rain storm water came pouring from Rainbow Park into his yard, flooding the basement and filling it up on the 5600 block of Main Street W. Maple Plain Public Works and Maple Plain Fire responded with a pump and hose to pump out the basement.

On June 21, at 9:13 p.m. there was a report that tree were on wires on the 1700 block of Baker Park Road. Xcel was notified.

On June 21, at 9:15 p.m. there was a report of that trees were down across a wire at Bryantwood Drive and Budd. Xcel notified.

On June 21, at 11:39 p.m. there was a complaint on a loud industrial piece of equipment running in the neighborhood on the 5400 block of Clayton Drive. Several generators were running due to large lengthy power outage and the storm that went through.

On June 22, at 6:30 a.m. there was a report of a wire arcing on the 1500 block of Rainbow Avenue. Maple Plain Fire responded to the call and Xcel was contacted.

On June 22, at 6:56 p.m. Officer Raskin spotted two girls on their scooters with their bike helmets on and they were given “I got Caught” DQ ice cream coupons. The two girls were headed to the library to check out books. Main Street E. and Spring. When kids are ‘caught’ correctly wearing a helmet while riding their bikes, they are rewarded with a free DQ cone coupon from their local DQ store.

On June 24, at 10:43 a.m. there was a report that someone shot out the driver’s side rear view mirror on a vehicle parked on 5200 block of E. Main Street. Estimated damage is $400.

On June 25, at 2:46 p.m. there was a report of an unauthorized use of a credit card in Mankato to purchase airline tickets on the 4800 block of Drake Street. Approximate loss of $660 in fraudulent charges for a Delta flight and other miscellaneous charges. Case under investigation. On June 25, at 3:01 p.m. there was a report of a business dumpster on the 4900 block of Hwy. 12 was damaged by an unknown vehicle. The dumpster is totaled.

On June 26, at 4:49 a.m. there was a report that five people were trying to break into a room on the 5300 block of Highway 12. Charges pending, Tyler Schalin, 23, from Delano arrested for give peace officer false name of another person.

On June 26, at 12:44 p.m. there was a report of a theft of a Knox box, laptop, petty cash and blank checks stolen from a business on the 5400 block of Hwy. 12. Case under investigation.

On June 29, at 3:47 a.m. there was a damage to property report on the 5100 block of Oak Street. There was “tagging” on the Waconia Farm Supply building. Case under investigation.

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