Crime

West Hennepin Public Safety has provided police services to the cities of Maple Plain and Independence for 35 years, and for 33 years, it has been assisted by a group of volunteers who make up its Reserve Officer Program. Current reservists are Phil Beck, Angie Grabowski, Matt Rosati, Lisa Schreier and Jeff Strand. WHPS is [...]

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The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between July 1 and July 31. Independence On July 25, at 4:52 p.m. someone had dumped garbage in the yard on the 1700 block of County Line Road. Several bags with misc. items of garbage, empty alcoholic beverage containers and an advertisement that had a [...]

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The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between Nov. 18 and Nov. 25. Independence On Nov. 18, at 12:04 p.m. a semi-truck driver stated a deer jumped in-between the semi cab and trailer, but didn’t make it at County Road 11/County Road 92. The brakes on the trailer locked up when the [...]

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The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between Nov. 11 and Nov. 17. Independence On Nov. 17, at 9:19 p.m. the department received a traffic complaint of one possibly intoxicated driving 5 to 10 miles per hour, vehicle pulled into a driveway, sat there for a while then backed out, turned around [...]

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The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18. Independence On Oct. 1, at 8:13 a.m. there was a report of a snowmobile trailer with two Polaris snowmobiles and a glass shelf in-between the two were parked on the south side of the roadway on the 7300 block [...]

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West Hennepin Public Safety has announced the dates for the 2012 Citizens Police Academy. The Citizens Police Academy will start Thursday, Oct. 4, and will end with graduation on Nov. 15. The Academy runs for seven weeks, one day a week, Thursday nights, from 7 to 10 pm.   WHAT IS IT? The Citizens Academy [...]

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Ten residences hosted parties for their neighbors during Aug. 7 Night to Unite observances in Independence and Maple Plain. West Hennepin Public Safety (WHPS) officers and Reserve officers, Maple Plain Fire Department and Loretto Fire Department visited the parties. Mayors and city council members from both cities joined them. Children and adult party guests climbed [...]

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The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between July 23 and July 28. Independence On July 25, at 10:50 a.m. a two-inch main high pressurized gas line was cut and blowing large amounts of gas into the air at Boundary and Highway 12. Local businesses were evacuated. Maple Plain Fire assisted Center [...]

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