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Medina Police Report
Delano Herald Journal, September 19, 2016

None reported at this time

Aug. 29 - Report of a turtle in the road. Turtle was gone upon officer arrival. County Road 101 and Evergreen Road, Medina.

Aug. 29 - IRS scam. Victim had paid $8000.00 by phone using Target gift cards to an unknown individual. The transaction was frozen and there was no loss. 200 block Lythrum Lane, Medina.

Aug. 29 - Batteries taken from trucks. 200 block Saint John Street, Loretto.

Aug. 29 - Report of a possible burglary. Police checked the inside of the home and found nothing suspicious. The front door showed no signs of forced entry. 2600 block Keller Road, Medina.

Aug. 29 - Police responded to the area of the 4100 block of Shorewood Trail on the report of a group of juveniles throwing toilet paper in trees. The area was checked; however, no juveniles were located. A stash of toilet paper was found under a tree. The toilet paper was later disposed of. 4100 block Shorewood Trail, Medina.

Aug. 30 - Report of a German Shepherd running at large. The dog was not located by police. 2300 block County Road 24, Medina.

Aug. 30 - Report of a small black poodle type dog running at large. Upon arrival, police observed a dog matching this description on the walking path; however, not able to capture it. County Road 116 and Foxberry Farms Road, Medina.

Aug. 30 - Report of a juvenile walking on the road. Police located this individual who said he was walking to a friend’s house in Plymouth. Police transported the individual back to his residence as requested by his parent. Highway 55 and Willow Drive, Medina.

Aug. 30 - Individual contacted police with questions regarding an item he bought through a wire transfer. He said he bought $1300 worth of items from a company in Canada; however, never received the purchased items. When questioned what he bought he only would refer to them as “toys”. He said had contacted the company and was told the items had shipped but they were not able to provide any tracking number. The company told him he would receive refunds in payments. To date, he has received only two $100 refunds. He is now unable to contact the company. He was advised to contact the civil courts. 600 block Clydesdale Trail, Medina.

Aug. 30 - Reported that a female was yelling obscenities at employees and customers. She left the store on foot walking to the south. Management would like the female trespassed if police learn her identity. The female was not located by police. 300 block Clydesdale Trail, Medina.

Aug. 30 - Reported road rage incident where occupants of one vehicle were throwing objects at a second. Arrowhead Drive and Highway 55, Medina.

Aug. 31 - Report of a found black lab. Upon police arrival, the owner of the dog arrived. The owner was advised of the city ordinance. 4600 block Spruce Way, Medina.

Aug. 31 - Driver said he had to make a text on his phone. He was advised to drive to the nearest gas station as the highway was a dangerous area to stop. Highway 12 and County Road 29, Medina.

Sept. 1 - While on patrol, police saw a Kubota ATV parked on the sidewalk next to the playground and thought the ATV could have been stolen. The owner was located and said he had finished a landscaping job in the area and would be back at a later date to retrieve it. 3800 block Linden Drive W, Medina.

Sept. 1 - Reported that a tailgate and a backup camera were missing from one of the trucks. 1500 block Hamel Road, Medina.

Sept. 1 - Police responded to a dog in a vehicle at Target. Upon arrival, police observed that the windows were cracked and the dog did not appear to be in distress. The owner came out a few minutes later and was advised of the complaint. 300 block Clydesdale Trail, Medina.

Sept. 1 - Police met with the driver and learned that they had a tow on the way. County Road 116 and Highway 55, Medina.

Sept. 1 - Received an email regarding a traffic altercation. Individual said he was running and was nearly hit by a truck. He waved his arms at the driver of the truck and told him to pay attention. The driver of the truck got out and words were exchanged. He did say he that he carries his phone with him while he goes running and will be sure to call 911 if this were to happen again. Medina Road and Tamarack Drive, Medina.

Sept. 1 - Received a call of a white colored dog running at large. The area was searched; however, the dog was not located. 900 block Medina Road, Medina.

Sept. 1 - Officer was able to unlock the vehicle without causing any damage to the vehicle. 800 block Hamel Road, Medina.

Sept. 1 - Report of a suspicious vehicle circling the block 3-4 times. The driver said he was in the area to look at a house for sale. 100 block Railway Street E, Loretto.

Sept. 1 - Individuals were trespassed from the business. 500 block Highway 55, Medina.

Sept. 2 - Victim reported a bank account was opened by an unknown individual using his social security number. 800 block Foxberry Farms Road, Medina.

Sept. 2 - Reported that a raccoon had been in a live trap for four days. Employees at the business were unaware of anyone calling police. Animal was not located. 900 block Highway 55, Medina.

Sept. 2 - Vargas arrested for Driving After Cancellation Inimical to Public Safety; transported to the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center. American Avenue and Nicollet Avenue, Bloomington.

Sept. 3 - Passerby reported a dead raccoon in the roadway. The deceased raccoon was located and removed from the roadway. 100 block County Road 24, Medina.

Sept. 3 - Police located a vehicle parked in Holy Name Park after hours; made contact with an individual who was down by the dock area in the park. She stated she was waiting to look for the northern lights which were supposed to be visible sometime overnight. She was advised of the park hours. Name Park, Medina.

Sept. 4 - Police responded to the report of a sick coyote in a resident’s yard. Upon arrival the animal had left the yard and went into a wooded area. Resident was advised to call back if the animal returns. 1200 block Willowbrook Drive, Medina.

Sept. 4 - Police received a report of a driver that nearly sideswiped another vehicle on Hamel Rd near the Hamel Post Office. Individual reported that he thought the driver appeared to be 12 - 14 years old. 100 block Hamel Road, Medina.

Sept. 4 - Received information from the Plymouth Police Department regarding a lost bicycle. Individual reported she had her bike fall off the back of her car while on County Road 24 en route to Baker Park Campground. County Road 24 was checked; no bike was located. County Road 24, Medina.

Sept. 4 - Burglary. 700 block Medina Street N, Loretto.