West Hennepin Public Safety Report
Delano Herald Journal, Feb. 16, 2018

Feb. 8 - Medical - 3600 CR 90, Independence. Police responded to a reported possible heart attack. Loretto Fire assisted with the patient assessment. North Memorial Ambulance transported the male to the hospital.

Feb. 8 - Suspicious Vehicle - Pioneer Creek Rd / Quaas Cut Off, Independence. Caller reported a truck with a silver tool box mounted in the truck bed was sitting down in the dip of Quaas Cut Off and the driver was hunched over with a hoodie pulled up. Police contact with the 17 year old male driver from Independence who had run out of gas and was waiting for his dad.

Feb. 8 - Extra Patrol -Rainbow Park, Maple Plain. Caller reported snowmobile tracks on the baseball fields at Rainbow Park and requested extra patrol.

Feb. 8 - Stalled Vehicle - 7000 Highway 12, Independence. Police contact with the driver of a vehicle pulled over to the side of the road with its hazards on. The driver stated his vehicle had died and he had a tow on the way. No assistance was needed.

Feb. 8 -Stalled Vehicle - CR 90 / Highway 12, Independence. Police contact with the driver of a stalled vehicle. The driver had arranged for a tow and did not need assistance.

Feb. 9 - Abandoned Vehicle - 265 CR 92, Independence. Business reported a vehicle had been parked in their lot for a few days, unknown who is the owner and no one had asked permission to park it. Police observed jumper cables on the passenger seat. Attempts to locate the registered owner were unsuccessful. Business advised of findings and if they wanted the vehicle removed, they could have it towed.

Feb. 9 - Burglary 3rd Degree -6100 CR 6, Independence. A person stopped at a residence in Independence to buy tires that were for sale. Buyer was left unattended outside in the driveway and the homeowner noticed he had pulled his vehicle out of sight behind the detached garage. Homeowner found the garage service door and overhead garage door open and the buyer was loading copper tubing in the back of his vehicle. Buyer was confronted and he jumped into his vehicle and drove off. The buyer was located in Watertown, was taken into custody and transported to Hennepin County Jail. Charges pending for 4th Degree Burglary.

Feb. 9 - Medical -Vinland Center, Independence. 19 year old female was in a van and having a seizure. Police arrived and found the female was in the process of being transported to the hospital by North Ambulance.

Feb. 9 - Fire Alarm - 1500 Howard Ave., Maple Plain. Police dispatched for a sound beeping from the control panel of a fire alarm. Maple Plain Fire was assisting and found the alarm panel was beeping, due to an unknown reason on the west main floor. The area was checked, nothing found, and the alarm company was enroute to fix the problem.

Feb. 9 - Lock Out - 1800 Budd Ave., Maple Plain. Police responded to a vehicle lock out. The caller was not the registered owner and put the police on the phone to speak with a male who said he was the owner. Questions were asked that confirmed he was the R/O. Police unlocked the vehicle and as the door was opened a strong smell of marijuana was coming from the vehicle. The caller admitted there were a couple of roaches left over in the vehicle. They were seized and disposed of as they did not weigh over 1.4 grams.

Feb. 10 - Medical - Vinland Center, Independence. Responded for a female suffering a seizure. North Ambulance was on scene and medics believed it was a panic attack rather than a seizure. Female refused treatment and transport to the hospital.

Feb. 10 - Suspicious Act -1400 Nelson Rd, Independence. While on patrol police observed a vehicle parked on Nelson road; down from a residence that had two people with a flashlight walking around a house. Contact with the persons who stated they were at the house for photos for kids attending the Sadie Hawkins dance. Policed observed camera flashes coming from the house and the stories matched up.