West Hennepin Public Safety Report
Delano Herald Journal, September 19, 2016

Open Door

Sept 1 2:53 a.m. Routine business check Patrol found a business front door locked but not secure. No pry marks or signs of forced entry were observed. The interior was checked and nothing appeared out of place.

Welfare Check

Sept 1 3:22 a.m. Routine business check observed a male sleeping on a couch inside a business that was closed in the 5000 block of Highway 12, Maple Plain. Everything was ok, he was working on a rush job.

911 Hang Up

Sept 1 18 golf Walk, Independence a 911 Hang-up call was called from the golf course. Everything was fine; the call was a pocket dial.

Traffic Complaint

Sept 1 Traffic complaint of a vehicle with its flashers on and the driver waving their hand out the window. Vehicle was stopped at Co Rd 29 and Highway 12, Maple Plain. The Driver stated there was no problems and did not realize his flashers were on. No detection of any impairment or other issues. The driver was given a verbal warning for a cracked windshield and driving conduct.

Lock Out

Sept 1 1500 Wyman Ave., Maple Plain. WHPS Officer assisted with unlocking a locked vehicle with keys inside.

Open Door

Sept 2 2:48 a.m. Routine business check Patrol found a business door open. No sign of forced entry was found and the interior was checked and everything was okay.

Road Debris

Sept 2 Reported a box was on the roadway at Baker Park Rd and Highway 12 Maple Plain. The box was not located.

Welfare Check

Sept 2 Caller requested a welfare check on her mother at 3200 block of County Line Rd, Independence. Everything was found fine.

4th Degree DWI

Sept 3 2:59 a.m. Driver failed to dim vehicle headlights. The Driver Jason Vernon Wall, 47 from Fridley submitted a breath sample which resulted in .09% breath alcohol concentration. Wall was arrested for 4th degree DWI and released to a responsible party.


Sept 3 Female was dehydrated and transported to the hospital in the 5000 block of Bryant Street, Maple Plain.

Open Door

Sept 3 1900 Co Rd 90, Independence an open door at a business. The building was checked and no criminal activity was found.


Sept 4 Vinland Center, Independence male had trouble breathing and his chest felt tight was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Found License Plate

Sept 4 License plate found on the side of the road at Co Rd 6 and Copeland Rd, Independence. A letter was sent to the registered owner of the found plate and it will be destroyed in 30 days if not picked up at WHPS.


Sept 5 Male having difficulty breathing in the 4000 block of Klaers Drive, Independence was transported by ambulance to the hospital.


Sept 5 2:31 a.m. a female at Vinland Center, Independence had pain in her back and abdomen for the last week and nothing was making it better. She was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Tree Down

Sept 5 A tree was down in the roadway at 2100 block of Budd Avenue, Independence. WHPS officer partially removed the tree and placed orange cones around it to alert passing motorists. Independence Public Works notified to remove the tree.


Sept 5 Female was suffering from an infection in the 2000 block of Lindgren Lane; Independence was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Pole Fire

Sept 6 Independence Rd and Pagenkopf Rd, Independence a telephone pole was on fire. Maple Plain Fire Dept and Excel Energy responded and assisted with extinguishing and fixing the wire.

Holdup Alarm

Sept 6 A silent holdup alarm at the Maple Plain Bank. WHPS assisted by several PD’s and as approached the building were notified that a proper code was given. The alarm was accidently tripped and everything was ok.

Property Exchange / Escort

Sept 6 Caller requested Police stand by for a property exchange in the 5000 block of Bryantwood Dr., Maple Plain. The caller removed some items and was advised to call in advance to set an appointment for property exchanges.