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West Hennepin Public Safety Report
Delano Herald Journal, Friday, May 25, 2018

May 10, 5:10 a.m., - Dumping Complaint - CR 92/Lake Sarah, Independence. Two push lawnmowers and two power washer pieces were found in the ditch. A record check showed they were not reported stolen. All were put in a dumpster.

May 11, 1:09 a.m., - Pain - Howard Ave, Maple Plain. An officer responded to and individual complaining of pain in his feet, legs, and mid-section of his body. The patient was sitting up when the officer arrived. He was transported by ambulance to Abbott Hospital.

May 11, 8:32 a.m., - Found Calves - CR 11/90, Independence. Four calves were loose at this intersection. They were able to be rounded up and put back in their pasture.

May 11, 7:07 p.m., - Suspicious Act - Bryantwood Drive/Joyce, Maple Plain. Officers responded to the area for a suspicious vehicle. The R/P reported seeing a person get out of a vehicle, walk to the tree line and pick something up. The area was searched. No vehicle, person or article near the tree line was found.

May 13, 12:20 p.m., - Stolen Vehicle - Nelson Rd, Independence. WHPS took a report of a vehicle stolen from a driveway. Keys were in it but no personal property, it had mechanical problems. The vehicle was located the next day in Medina. Closed pending further leads.

May 13, 12:23 p.m., - Child Stuck in Tree - 5000 block Independence St, Independence. Police responded to a child stuck in a tree. Upon arrival Maple Plain Fire Department was assisting the child down. No injuries were reported.

May 13,1:56 p.m., - PD Crash - CR 11/Ind Rd, Independence. Police were called to a property damage crash in which a vehicle drove through a fence. The driver denied drinking but admitted falling asleep, driving into the ditch, and through the fence. He was cited for driving off the roadway and due care.

May 13, 8:32 p.m., - Animal Complaint - 9000 block Hwy 12, Independence. Police stood by while the owner of a loose bull spent an extended period of time trying to speak to it and convince it to go back into its pasture. The bull was eventually persuaded to go back inside. The owner was advised to keep it contained or risk being cited.

May 14, 11:08 a.m. - Unwanted Person - 9000 block Hwy 12, Independence. An officer responded to a residence for an unwanted person arguing with the homeowner about goats on the property they both own. The homeowner’s mother arrived on scene and agreed to move the goats to her property.

May 14, 2:15 p.m., - Pain - 1500 block Howard Ave, Maple Plain. Police responded to a call of a person in pain. He was able to walk to an ambulance stretcher where he was then transported to the hospital.

May 15,1:39 p.m., - Assist/Fire - 1500 Howard Ave, Maple Plain. Police were dispatched to a party stuck in an elevator due to a power outage. Maple Plain Fire Department was able to open the elevator door and assist the party out.

May 16, 6:52 p.m., - Scam Attempt - 5000 block Timber Tr, Independence. A resident reported receiving a FB message from a friend stating to click on a link in the message to receive money to help cover her son’s medical bills. The resident recognized it as a scam, did not click on the link and wanted to know if the person who hacked her friend’s FB account could be tracked. The resident was advised there was no way to track the hacker, who was probably not even in the United States.

May 16, 7:11 p.m., - Suspicious Act - 5000 block Main St, Maple Plain. Police received a call of two suspicious people walking behind a daycare center, through private yards and around houses. The suspects were found later and admitted living at the motel, they were bored so they went for a walk. They were advised to stay out of yards and on the sidewalk.