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West Hennepin Public Safety Report
Delano Herald Journal, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019

Dec. 20 1:54 a.m. - Suspicious Act / Warrant Arrest - Budd Ave and Main Street, Maple Plain. Routine patrol Officer observed an unoccupied truck parked in a designated USPS parking lot, with its headlights and taillights on. The area was checked, and the driver was not located. A short time later, the vehicle left with its lights off. Contact with the 55-year-old male driver, Mitchell Goergen of Plymouth who had a Douglas County Felony Warrant for Drugs, was taken into custody and transported to the Hennepin County Jail. The 30-year-old female passenger from Mound was cleared and drove the vehicle from the scene.

Dec. 20 9:24 a.m. - Found Bunny Rabbit - Public Works found a rabbit in a cage sitting in the middle of the road near Quaas Cutoff and Pioneer Creek Rd, Independence. No damage to the cage or rabbit, indicating it was abandoned. Rabbit information was posted on WHPS FB, and the rabbit went to a new home.

Dec. 20 - Suspicious Activity - CR 139 / Country Lane, Independence. Suspicious vehicle left a construction site was stopped. Contact with the 40-year-old male driver from Louisiana. Driver confirmed he worked at the construction site, was identified by Louisiana ID only. He was aware he did not have a license, parked his vehicle, and called his wife to pick him up.

Dec. 20 5:17 p.m. - Hit Deer - 3500 CR 92, Independence. Caller reported a deer ran out, the caller couldn’t stop, and struck a deer. Vehicle had radiator damage, and was disabled. It was towed from the scene. The deer was not located.

Dec. 21 11:28 a.m. - Theft - 1200 CR 19, Independence. Storage locker was broken into, and childrens toys were stolen, including a 3 X 3 white doll house with a purple roof, and other toys. Other valuable items were not taken, but moved around. Approximate loss was $250.

Dec. 21 4:50 p.m. - 3rd Degree DWI - County Line Rd / CR 11, Independence. Vehicle stopped after approaching the squad from the rear, at a high rate of speed - 73/55 mile-per-hour zone. Contact was made with the driver, 34-year-old Lucas William Roach, Delano, who admitted to speeding. While talking with the driver, Officer detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the vehicle. Roach submitted a breath test which resulted in .20 Breath Alcohol Concentration. Roach was arrested and transported to the Hennepin County Jail for 3rd Degree Gross Misdemeanor DWI charges.

Dec. 22 12:10 p.m. - Theft - Quaas Cutoff Rd, Independence. Reported an entire sign was taken out of the ground at an unknown date and time. The sign is yellow, and has “Share the Road,” and a silhouette of a horse on it, and had one bullet hole in it. Approximate value $50.

Dec. 23 9:37 a.m. - Allergic Reaction - 1500 Howard Ave, Maple Plain. Male reported he recently got new medications and believe they were causing him to have an allergic reaction. MP Fire assisted at the scene and the male had blotchiness on his face and chest pains. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance.

Dec. 23 9:57 p.m. - Disturbance - Caller reported a disturbance of a vehicle doing donuts in the parking lot of Northside Park, Maple Plain. Officer contact with the driver, 18-year-old male from Minnetonka, and passenger 19-year-old male from Maple Plain, both admitted to doing donuts in the parking lot. They were advised they were disturbing the peace and told to move along. No damage was done.

Dec. 23 11:32 p.m. - Harassment - 5200 Bryantwood Dr, Maple Plain. Mother reported her son was receiving threatening text messages. Contact with the son, who did not know his mother called. He did not know who the number belonged to, and does want police involvement. The son is handling it, and will call if the text messages continue.

Dec. 23 8:32 p.m. - Shots Heard - CR 90 /Woodhill, Independence. Several shots were heard, along with dogs barking and people yelling approximately two miles west of Lake Independence. The area was checked and unable to locate dogs or people.

Dec. 24 2:16 p.m. - Welfare Check - Hwy 12 / Baker Park Rd, Maple Plain. Caller requested a welfare check on a male with grey hair, wearing a long red coat and walking with a cane. The 70-year-old male from Maple Plain, dressed like Santa Claus, yelled, gave the finger, and swore at the Officer, who advised him of the call and reason for their contact. The male was found slightly unstable, was functioning, able to communicate and continued his walk.

Dec. 24 10:42 p.m. - Suspicious Act - 5000 Main Street, Maple Plain. Caller reported a neighbor was out of town and saw lights come on in the residence. Officer contact found the homeowner arrived home early. Caller was advised of the findings.

Dec. 25 3:41 p.m. - Vehicle Stall - 5100 Hwy 12, Maple Plain. Officer assisted with traffic control while the driver of a stalled vehicle had his vehicle jump started.

Dec. 26 - Medical -5000 Eagle Ridge Rd, Independence. Male was unable to walk or answer questions was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Dec. 26 - Lost/Found Dog -300 CR 110, Independence. Dog sitters reported the dog they were watching disappeared when he was let out of the house. A short time later they called back and reported the dog had been located.

Dec. 26 - Agency Assist - 1000 CR 83, Independence. Reported cash was put in a sealed envelope, and put in an after-hours deposit vault outside of a bank in Eden Prairie Dec. 25. They checked with the bank Dec. 26 to verify the deposit, and they had no record of the deposit. The information was forwarded to Eden Prairie PD for investigation as the loss happened in their city.

Dec. 26 6:34 p.m. - Disturbance - 5000 Independence Street, Maple Plain. Dispatched to a call regarding a person that was having narcotic and alcohol withdrawals and was disorderly earlier in the evening. Action was taken to separate the parties involved.

Dec. 26 7:10 p.m. - Medical - 200 Game Farm Rd, Independence. Male had a severe headache and vision problems, and was transported by ambulance to the hospital.

Dec. 26 11:22 p.m. - Vehicle in Ditch - Hwy 12/ CR 90, Independence. Motorist stated he was westbound on Hwy 12, lost control of his vehicle, went into the ditch, and ended up against a sign. The road conditions were very poor and the roadway was snow covered. The vehicle was towed from the ditch.

Dec. 27 - Medical - 5500 Lake Sarah Heights Dr, Independence. North Memorial EMS transported a female who had pain in her chest and wanted to go to the hospital.

Dec. 27 11:51 a.m. - 911 Hang-Up - Dispatched for a 911 hang up in the area of 5000 block of Main St, showing the call came from the road in front of the address. The call came from a 911 only phone. Officer checked the area and the two residences in the area and no issues were found.

Dec. 27 8:01 p.m. - Domestic - 5200 Bryantwood Dr. Maple Plain. Caller reported hearing yelling and believed things were being thrown around. Officer made contact with the renters, who admitted they had an argument, but no physical altercation. A friend was coming over and both agreed to stay away from each other.

Dec. 27 9:31 p.m. - Suspicious Act - 400 Kuntz Dr, Independence. Caller reported a vehicle was parked near her residence for over 15 minutes, was now leaving in and unknown direction. Officer advised he was on the way, but due to the weather and road conditions, it would be a delayed response. The area was checked and the vehicle was not located.

Dec. 27 10:30 p.m. - CO Alarm - 5400 Clayton Dr, Maple Plain. Homeowner reported their CO detector in the basement was sounding. No one was feeling ill. MPFD assisted with the detector and no issue was found. Possibly a faulty CO detector.