Police Report for week ending 2/23/2014
Feb. 18 - Reported that several catalytic converters had been taken from vehicles. 4300 block Willow Drive, Medina.
Feb. 19 - Reported that a vehicle was blocking a mailbox. Officer arrived and located numerous vehicles on the road. Verbal warnings issued to contractors working in the area. 4400 block Bluebell Trail S., Medina.
Feb. 22 - Reported that an individual pumped $28.10 worth of fuel into a vehicle and left without paying. Officer was able to make contact with the registered owner who advised she had trouble with her card at the pump but thought the pump had read her card. She apologized and said she would be return to pay for the fuel. 700 block Highway 55, Medina.
Feb. 22 - While on patrol, officer located a stalled vehicle. Driver stated he was on the phone with his roadside assistance trying to arrange for a tow; they advised the tow would be approximately two hours to arrive. Because of the cold temperatures, officer provided the driver a ride to his residence as he was unable to find someone to come and pick him up. Highway 55 and Willow Drive, Medina.
Feb. 22 - Reported that a snowmobile was taken. Snowmobile was recovered the following day along the snowmobile trail in Independence by a Hennepin County deputy who was on snowmobile patrol. 100 block Railway Street W., Loretto.
Feb. 23 - Hamel Fire Department arrived on scene and extinguished the fire. The vehicle was a complete loss. 2300 block Willow Drive, Medina.
Feb. 23 - Passerby reported a tractor without lights driving on Highway 55 from County Road 116. Upon arrival, officer observed that the tractor’s lights were very dim and the tractor was a safety hazard. Driver said he was losing battery power and was trying to get it back home. Officer followed the driver to his residence. Highway 55 and County Road 116, Medina.
Feb. 24 - Responded to a 911 hang up call from a cell phone within 19 meters of 3900 Arrowhead Drive. Multiple call backs went to voice mail. The area was checked and nothing suspicious was found. There were many employees in the building. 3900 block Arrowhead Drive, Medina.
Feb. 24 - Report of a suspected tainted food item left by an unhappy customer. The cookie was brought back to the Medina Police Department where it was destroyed. 4700 block County Road 19, Medina.
Feb. 25 - Caller reported that he received a phone call from a party saying they were Excel Energy and that he owed $900.00 on his electric bill when in fact he had paid his bill. They were requesting he wire the money or his electricity would be turned off tonight. 100 block Railway Street E., Loretto.
Feb. 26 - Vehicle was opened without incident. 500 block Highway 55, Medina.
Feb. 26 - DWI, BAC .16. Hamel Road and Sioux Drive, Medina.
Feb. 27 - Officer responded to the area and did not observe any vehicles that were not parked properly. Pin Oak Road and Red Oak, Medina.
Feb. 27 - Window broken out and spikes placed by tire to be punctured. Referred to Investigations for followup. 500 block Highway 55, Medina.
Feb. 28 - Mail tampered with. Referred to Investigations. 300 block Bergamot Drive, Medina.
Feb. 28 - Resident was having difficulty setting his alarm. Officer responded to assist. 2000 block Hamel Road, Medina.
Feb. 28 - Vehicle was opened without incident. 300 block Clydesdale Trail, Medina.
Feb. 28 - While on patrol, officer came across a vehicle parked in the driveway of an unoccupied home currently under construction. Checked the vehicle and exterior of residence and did not locate anybody on site. Residence was found to be secure. 3100 block Wild Flower Trail, Medina.
March 1 - Second hand information of an individual possibly stabbed. Officer responded to the residence; no one was stabbed. 2100 block Tamarack Drive, Medina.
March 1 - DWI, BAC .07. County Road 19 and Highway 55, Medina.
March 2 - DWI, BAC .10. Hamel Road and Sioux Drive, Medina.