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This is city’s second car vs. train collision in a month  West Hennepin Public Safety, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner and the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad are investigating the cause of a March 8 car versus train crash in which a 25-year-old Buffalo woman was killed. The Medical Ex...Read More
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25 students leave bus safely  A First Student school bus on Thursday, Feb. 20, was stuck on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track in Independence, and the bus driver safely evacuated 25 students from the vehicle. The incident happened at Valley Road, just north of Highway 12. West Hennepin ...Read More
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Taxi passengers escape serious injury  West Hennepin Public Safety (WHPS) responded to a report of a personal injury crash of a train versus a car in the area of Valley  Road in Independence at 12:12 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30. Upon arrival, police officers found that a westbound Burlington Northern ...Read More
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West Hennepin Public Safety will offer its Citizens Police Academy, beginning seven weeks of classes on Feb. 20 and ending with graduation on April 10, 2014. Classes will meet one day per week, 7-10 p.m. Thursdays. The recommended attendee age is 18 years and older. To obtain enrollment information,...Read More
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The following incidents were reported by West Hennepin Public Safety between Nov. 16 and Nov. 30. Independence On Nov. 19, at 1:25 p.m. there was a report of a theft of shotguns, rifles, tools, generator and chainsaw reported on the 900 block of Nelson Road. Hennepin County Crime Lab responded and p...Read More
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West Hennepin Public Safety responded to the following incidents from Nov. 11 through Nov. 15. WHPS provides law enforcement services to Independence and Maple Plain. Independence Nov. 13, 3:07 p.m. Reported black-and-white cows were walking across a field, near the 5700 block of County Road 11, not...Read More
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Multiple law enforcement agencies responded when two suspects kidnapped Loretto resident Javier Velasco from his driveway on Friday, Sept. 13. Within 30 minutes police rescued him, unharmed, from the trunk of the kidnappers’ car. Police pursued the suspects on the ground and via a State Patrol hel...Read More
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West Hennepin Public Safety Police Reserves will sponsor their 33rd annual “View Santa” event Saturday, Dec. 7, along city streets in Independence and Maple Plain and at city halls in the two cities. The reserves also will collect nonperishable food donations for area food shelves. Santa will fo...Read More
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