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West Hennepin Public Safety Report
Delano Herald Journal, March 23, 2015

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Complaint

Feb 27 WHPS received a complaint of the railroad arms down and no train present at Budd Avenue / Oak Street in Maple Plain. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad was notified to respond to fix the problem.

Theft / Civil

Feb 27 WHPS responded to the 5600 block of Main Street, West in Maple Plain for theft of items. Officer found two persons taking each other’s property.

Suspicious

Feb 27 WHPS responded to Vinland Center at 3675 Ihduhapi Trail in Independence for a male hearing voices. The male was transported to the hospital.

Dumping Complaint

Feb 27 A resident observed a female driver throwing garbage and things out of her vehicle at the stop sign intersection of Independence Road and Providence Curve in Independence. WHPS officer observed the thrown garbage and had the driver return and picked up the garbage after school.

Smoke

Feb 27 WHPS and Delano Fired Department responded to a report of smoke in the area of County Line Road and Highway 12 in Independence. WHPS officer observed a darker black smoke coming from the 9100 block of Hwy 12 and found a large burn pile behind the residence. The new homeowner was advised they needed a burn permit. The homeowner put the fire out.

Escort

Feb 27 A resident wanted police escort to her apartment in the 1500 block of Howard Avenue in Maple Plain as there was an ongoing domestic issue there. WHPS officer escorted her to the apartment, no problems occurred.

Medical

Feb 27 WHPS responded to a male having heart problems in the 5900 block of Main Street, in Maple Plain. The male was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Welfare Check / Property Damage Crash

Feb 28 WHPS responded to the 5200 block of Highway 12 in Maple Plain for a male that was struck by his vehicle. The driver stated he pulled in to get gas, thought he put his vehicle in park, got out, and the vehicle’s door struck him. He ran after the vehicle, jumped in and stopped it. The vehicle’s door knocked all of the pump handle’s out of their holders unto the ground.

Suspicious Vehicle

Feb 28 Homeowner reported a vehicle with an out of state license plate parked and running in their driveway in the 3900 block of Co Rd 90 in Independence. Homeowner called back canceling WHPS officer response stating it was a family member, everything was okay.

2nd Degree DWI

Feb 28 Gary Leo Krallman 53, from Buffalo, 2nd Degree DWI, .26 BAC. A forfeiture is pending for the vehicle.

Medical

Feb 28 WHPS officer responded to the 1900 block of Budd Street in Independence for a four year old boy who was having an allergic reaction. Maple Plain Fire and North Memorial Ambulance assisted. The four year old was transported to the hospital.

Road Hazard

Feb 28 WHPS officer removed several pieces of firewood on the roadway at Co Rd 26 and Co Rd 110, Minnetrista.

Citation

March 1 WHPS officer working a “Toward Zero Death’ shifts at Dunkirk Lane and 94th Avenue N in Maple Grove stopped a vehicle with a headlight out. WHPS officer found the 19 year old male passenger from Maple Grove had been drinking. A PBT resulted in .11 BAC. The male was cited for Underage Consumption.

The Toward Zero Death (TZD) is a traffic safety program in which police agencies work together in partnership to reduce traffic crashes, injuries and deaths on Minnesota Roads. The TZD program team works in partnership with community and corridor groups to improve the traffic safety of a designated area. The TZD is funded by grant money.

Medical

March 1 WHPS responded to the 1500 block of Wyman Ave in Maple Plain for a female that was unconscious. Upon arrival the female was conscious and was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Personal Injury Crash

March 1 WHPS responded to Co rd. 11 and Lake Haughey Road for a driver injured in a car crash. The driver had chest pains after his vehicle struck a deer and the airbags deployed. The driver was picked up by her parents.

Solicitor Complaint

March 2 WHPS observed a Tree Care Landscaping solicitor to the 5800 block of Maple Ridge Drive in Maple Plain. The solicitor did not have a city of Maple Plain solicitor’s license and advised that he needed one. The solicitor stated he would go and get one.

Barking Dog Complaint

March 3 WHPS responded to a complaint of a barking dog in the 1500 block of Howard Avenue in Maple Plain. This is the fifth complaint of the on-going continuous barking dog since February 12, 2015. The animal owner was issued a citation three weeks for the violation. The animal owner is looking for alternative care for the dog.

Fraudulent Activity

March 3 Resident in the 100 block of McCulley Road in Independence reported someone had filed a fraudulent tax return in their name. All agencies were contacted notifying them of the fraud.

Crash

March 4 WHPS responded to a 2 car crash at Highway 12 and Pioneer Avenue in Maple Plain. The driver stated he was slowing down in traffic when his vehicle was rear-ended. The 17 year old male driver from Winsted didn’t realize that the cars in front of him had slowed. He admitted to being distracted. One vehicle was towed.

Crash

March 5 WHPS responded to Co Rd 6 and Co Rd 83 in Independence for a deer struck by a car. The deer had run out in front of the vehicle and the driver was unable to stop to avoid striking the deer. The vehicle had extensive front end damage.

Medical

March 5 WHPS responded to Vinland Center, 3675 Ihduhapi Trail in Independence at 10:15 a.m. for a male having sharp chest pains. The male was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Medical

March 5 WHPS responded to Vinland Center, 3675 Ihduhapi Trail in Independence at 6:50 p.m. for a male having seizure. The male was transported to the hospital by ambulance.