West Hennepin Public Safety Report

The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between Aug. 1 and Aug. 31.


On Aug. 4, at 12:09 p.m. a trailer was stolen sometime between 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 and 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 on the 7900 block of Egret Drive. The trailer is a single axle Barr utility trailer, black in color. Case under investigation. Trailer entered into National Crime Incident Center. Approximate loss $800.

On Aug. 4, at 1:43 p.m. there was a report of a baby calf was out again and laying in the yard on the 2000 block of Nelson Road. The calf has been in the yard most every day for the past week or more. The animal owner’s friend helped return the calf back into the pasture.

On Aug. 4, at 4:57 p.m. there was a report of three horses near County Road 6 and County Road 92 N. The area was checked and the horses were not found.

On Aug. 9, at 3:30 p.m. a complainant reported a solicitor selling meat and driving a white van with “Billy’s Catering” painted on van on the 4700 block of South Lake Sarah Road.

On Aug. 14, at 9:38 p.m. a resident reported a solicitor complaint on the 4500 block of Shady Beach Circle. Resident stated the male said he runs a catering company and was selling steaks. Male drove a white van with a red stripe on it.

On Aug. 15, at 2:05 a.m. Jeffrey Alan Chartier, 46, from St. Michael was cited with a fourth degree DWI, AC .18 on the 3200 block of Independence Road.

On Aug. 15, at 11:02 a.m. a 63-year-old female from Mahtomedi was admitting herself into treatment at the Vinland Center on the 3600 block of Ihduhapi Trail. The female was intoxicated, could not be admitted, would not go to a detox facility and started walking down the road. WHPS officer located her and the female kicked him several times in the leg and his arm. The 63-year-old was transported to Hennepin County Jail. Charges pending for fourth degree assault against peace officer.

On Aug. 15, at 9:45 p.m. a resident called needing help. A bat was flying around, inside her house, on the 5200 block of Pagenkopf Road. WHPS officer assisted in capturing the bat and released it.

On Aug. 29, at 9:14 p.m. the department received a call of a check burn of a large fire on the 2000 block of Nelson Road. The fire was located and the property owner had just gone inside his residence and was going back out to the fire. The fire was checked, burn permit had been purchased but the property owner was advised he has to be attending to the fire as long as is it smoldering and showed him where it said that on the burn permit.

On Aug. 29, at 11:59 p.m. a caller requested to check on an individual walking northbound on County Line Road with dark clothing on and they were concerned about them being hit. A 26-year-old male from Rockford said he was walking home from Long Lake where he works and could not get a ride. Officer gave him a courtesy ride to Casey’s General Store in Rockford.

On Aug. 30, at 8:57 a.m. a door had been pried open with a pry-bar on the 1000 block of County Road 92N. Approximate loss $700. Unable to determine if anything was missing from the property. Case under investigation.

On Aug. 31, at 1:24 p.m. an injured dog bit a female in the leg on the 9800 block of Roy Road. The dog was transported to the Golden Valley Emergency Veternarian and the female victim declined an ambulance and drove herself to the Urgent Care.

On Aug. 31, at 9:17 p.m. a dog was found on the 300 block of Kuntz Driver. The dog looked like a mix breed, older, very furry and mostly brown. It had a full body/shoulder walking harness on it. No reports received of a lost dog. The dog was taken to Crossroads Animal Shelter. The next day a caller reported that she was dog sitting and the dog took off at night. Caller was advised the dog was taken to Crossroads.

Maple Plain

On Aug. 2, at 3:43 p.m. a complainant drove through town on the 1500 block of Howard Avenue and kids are standing in the street median waving signs for the car wash at the MPFC and it is not safe. Officer found numerous kids in the median of Hwy. 12 and also the turn divide on Howard Ave. The kids and the team parents were told to keep out of the median and the turn divide.

On Aug. 2, at 9:18 p.m. A caller said that a male was riding an electric scooter, fell off at the corner of Bryantwood Street and County Road 19, but jumped up and said he was alright. The male rider was asking where County Road 19 was and said he was driving to Mound. Neither the scooter nor the rider were located.

On Aug. 6, at 7:23 p.m. there was a report of a gas drive off on the 5200 block of Highway 12. The driver had paid for gas at the pump and it said it was approved. It was found the credit card scanner was not working correctly due to a storm. The driver paid for the gas over the phone.

On Aug. 9, at 2:59 p.m. there was a report seven hours after the incident happened of a person in a red vehicle stopped on the 5200 block of Manchester Drive and pictures were taken of the children playing. Vehicle was not located.

On Aug. 11, at 8:47 p.m. a call was received of a safety check of a person walking their dog while driving a vehicle and a female jogging along side the vehicle W. Main Street and Three Oaks. The vehicle was located. The driver stated she was driving along side her daughter while she was jogging to make sure she was safe. The dog kept barking at houses so the daughter threw the leash to the driver. The dog was inside the vehicle upon officer arrival.

On Aug. 12, at 1:49 p.m. there was a report of a mini Chihuahua chases joggers down the road, does not stay in the yard. Animal owner stated sometimes the Chihuahua sneaks out and she would keep track of him when he is out.

On Aug. 14, at 11:24 a.m. a resident reported that she received an email stating that “your Amazon order did not go through” on the 1500 block of Howard Avenue. Resident had not ordered anything from Amazon and did not respond back.

On Aug. 28, at 6:56 a.m. there was a report of two large black lab dogs at the intersection of Howard Ave. and Main St. E. almost got hit. The animal owner on the 4900 block of Main Street E. was contacted.

On Aug. 28, at 6:28 p.m. a 58-year-old male called stating he was intoxicated and wanted to go to Mission Detox. Mission detox did not have a room available and the male refused to go to Main detox. Happened on the 5200 block of Bryantwood.