West Hennepin Public Safety Report
Delano Herald Journal, Nov. 17, 2014

Misc Assist

Nov 3 City of Maple Plain staff received a call from a female who stated she does not have any place to go and she wanted to know if it is allowed to sleep outside in the 5300 block of Highway 12, Maple Plain. The female said no one will take her, her cat and all of her belongings. The female had exhausted the area churches in the Maple Plain area with food and money for rental. She refused to go to a shelter. WHPS officer spoke with her getting help and a place to sleep.


Nov 3 A vehicle was rear ended at Highway 12 and Delano Avenue, Maple Plain. 25 year old male driver from Delano said he looked down at his phone to access directions to his destination and as he looked back up he struck the vehicle in front of him. No injuries. The driver was cited for ‘Fail to Drive with Due Care.”

Drive after Cancel-IPS

Nov 3 60 year old female driver from Independence was stopped for speeding at Co Rd 110 and Moline Road in Independence. The driver stated her license was Canc-IPS (Cancel Driver’s License-Inimical to Public Safety) and she was waiting for the ignition interlock installed in her vehicle. The driver was arrested for Gross Misdemeanor Canc-IPS, she was fingerprinted, the vehicle plates impounded and she was released to a friend.

Suspicious Activity

Nov 4 Home owner returned home to find a basement window was broken in the 1400 block of Halgren Road, Maple Plain. Unknown what broke the window.


Nov 4 WHPS responded to a 20 year old female that was unconscious in the bathroom in the 8000 block of Co Rd 6, Independence. Upon arrival the female was conscious, was sitting in a chair and feeling better.


Nov 4 Male returned home from the gym and reported he was not feeling good in the 5300 block of Sunset Lane, Independence. North Memorial Ambulance arrived and assisted with the assessment of the male.

Hunting Complaint

Nov 4 Caller reported someone was hunting in the Lake Robina WMA Park after dark. The hunter, a 34 year old male from Mound stated he had a work permit out of North Dakota and did not have a MN driver’s license. It was found he did not have insurance on his vehicle and the vehicle was impounded. The driver was cited for No MN DL and No Insurance on Motor Vehicle. He was verbally warned for hunting after sunset.


Nov 5 20 year old male driver from Delano stated he looked at his phone thinking he was stopped when he crashed into the vehicle in front of him at Highway 12 and Howard Avenue, Maple Plain. No injuries and both vehicles were drivable. The driver was issued a citation for Fail to Drive with Due Care.

9-1-1 Hang Up

Nov 5 Officer received a 911 hang up call from Haven Homes in Maple Plain. The caller was trying to get a hold of her son but could not remember his phone number. Everything was okay.

Personal Injury Crash / 4th Degree DWI – Criminal Vehicular Operation

Nov 5 A vehicle driven by a 28 year old male from Delano was stopped eastbound on Highway 12 to turn Northbound onto Co Rd 92 N in Independence when his vehicle was rear ended by a vehicle driven by Barbara Ann Lyons, 67 from Delano. Lyons was arrested for 4th Degree DWI .14 % & Criminal Vehicular Operation. The male driver had injuries and declined transportation to the hospital.

Property Damage

Nov 5 Officer noted that eggs had been thrown on the front windshield and one on the driver’s side of a vehicle parked on Joyce Street and Bryant Street in Maple Plain. An attempt was made to contact the registered owner and the officer left a voice message for her to call.

Domestic Assault

Nov 6 Officer received a call of a physical domestic assault in the 1000 block of Budd Avenue in Maple Plain. The 18 year old male from Maple Plain had left the residence and an ATL (Attempt to Locate) was issued for other police departments to pick up and him. The case is under investigation.